After the demise of new WordPress Daily Prompts I decided to set up a prototype blog to see now a blog could be set up for Daily Prompts.
A number of people set up blogs creating daily prompts containing links to other users posts.
I wanted to retain a similar look and feel to the original site using a WordPress theme.
I hope other people will set up blogs with a similar look and feel.
I am not sure if it is worthwhile continuing with daily prompts.
Below are my conclusions:
- The success of a Daily Prompt site requires reblogs (or links) to spread the word.
I finally got my first reblog today. Thank you 🙂 See:
- I also prefer to reblog posts (rather than just have links to posts). Historically reblog buttons have had issues (see my poem below). A couple of users could not get the reblog button to appear on their blog even although their blogs appeared to have been set up to allow a reblog button.
- The new version of WordPress is likely to mean many WordPress themes will no longer exist (existing themes are likely to require modification to work with the new version). The theme I am using may not exist 😦
- I have offered suggestions for Daily Prompts from existing sites but no one has used these apart from the prompts I suggested recycling from two years ago.
- This month WordPress has twice stopped allowing pingbacks or posting to existing prompts on their Daily Prompt site. Sadly this has had a negative effect on the success of recycling prompts 😦
- I have also set up another blog promoting other Daily Prompt sites. See: https://flakback.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/other-daily-prompt-blogs/
- It is very disappointing that WordPress has demonstrated that it is happy to destroy anything it has set up without consulting users 😦
- It appears a ‘wait and see’ approach may be best until the new version of WordPress is released.