When WordPress put us out to dry,
turning a deaf ear to our cry
not to suspend the Daily Post,
I think it disillusioned most.
Yet, so many rose to hear our plight
that now I labor day and night
to fulfill the prompts they host.
I fear offending if I don’t post.
So though outside the air’s a balm,
the flowers lush, the scene all calm,
I feel my obligation’s rush.
I feel each lined-up prompting’s crush.
Each jostles to be first in line
like a regular at opening time.
So though outside it’s tropical,
and therefore very topical,
I cannot feel the scene before me.
Sun, trees, water only bore me.
Even the palm trees do not sway.
No wind rustles them today.
And though the prompt is “tropical,”
my mind is stuck on “topical.”
I must admit that I’m distracted.
With prompts, I fear, I’m over-facted!
Here are seven prompt sites that have grown up in answer to WordPress’s abandonment, plus two I’ve been posting on for some time:
https://fivedotoh.com/ Fandango’s prompt today is tropical. This is a well-set-up daily prompt site that is easy to post on. It needs followers. Give it a try. I’d like to see it succeed. It is posted daily, just past midnight Pacific time, so if you like an early start, this is a good prompt site for you.
https://weeklyprompts.com/ This site publishes a weekly prompt.
https://flakback.wordpress.com/ Alan Grace has set up a site recycling WP prompts from two years ago. This should work out well for beginning bloggers who haven’t already done these prompts.
https://onewomansquest.org/2018/06/04/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-1-shift/ This is a once a week prompt that I used for the first time yesterday. It was an intriguing prompt that was very unusual and fun to write to and I look forward to getting into the habit of posting there once a week.
https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/ This is a very good daily prompt site run by seven bloggers who were part of the WordPress Daily Prompt community and who wanted to see the daily prompts continue. You’ll recognize many of the names who post there, now.
https://dversepoets.com/ This is another poetry prompt site I love that predated WordPress’s retirement.They post two prompts a week and make use of a Mr. Linky site to link your poems to.
https://ceenphotography.com/ Cee posts a number of prompts, many of them photo prompts, but some that include prompts to be written as well. Hers are the prompts I’ve followed the longest. They are thought-provoking and she has a large following and an easy-to-use linkup page.
If you know of other prompt sites I’ve forgotten or have not yet come across, please list links to them in the comments below.