Are Pingbacks working for you?

Originally posted on Share Your Best Posts:
Bring back my Pingbacks My Pingbacks lie over the ocean My Pingbacks lie over the sea My Pingbacks lie over the ocean Oh, bring back my Pingbacks to me… Bring back, bring back Oh, bring back my Pingbacks to me, to me Bring back, bring back Oh, bring…

Do you have any interest in Daily prompts? An Acrostic

On May 24, WordPress announced that new Daily Prompts would cease at the end of the month 😦 See: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/to-the-daily-post-community-thank-you/ Almost 500 comments were received expressing concern/ disappointment before comments were closed 😦 You may like to read the comments on the right of the post: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/to-the-daily-post-community-thank-you/?_=1538511459262#comments You may like to look at my (recycled)…

The Courage to continue

Mais oui … continue Now how may we continue To inspire Tao within you Blessed you try Best do I Daily vows recontinue Alan Grace 17 September 2018 Previous version (which version do you prefer?): Mais oui … continue Now how may we continue To inspire posts within you Blessed you try Best do I…

A [night]mere ghost post?

A [night]mere ghost post? Will I thy host be mere ghost Till WordPress 5’s here almost Please be my guest Posts liked there best Toast live share your foremost post Alan Grace 18 August 2018 Ghost Poetry I share my posts on the new Thumbnailed Group. You can also share your favourite posts on my…

Bye for now. 600th post- Don’t sit on the fence II

Don’t sit on the fence II No laws prompt flaws in my defence Because mostly it’s common sense Lord say that I should Pause posts not for good Sorry, pray not to cause offense Alan Grace 31 July 2018 Apology Poetry   This is my 600th post (including reblogs) since I started blogging last June….

Time to retire

Time to retire I’m mired in crossfire Past time to retire Last loss prime planned rhyme And reason sublime Grand stand please admire Alan Grace 31 July 2018 Admire Poetry   I will probably be stopping my blogging from tomorrow until WordPress 5.0 arrives. My reasons are: My theme may not work with WordPress 5.0…

When will WordPress 5.0 arrive?

Strive to survive I will still strive to survive I’ll chill stay alive to thrive It now seems alright To wind up this site Till WordPress 5 will arrive Alan Grace 27 July 2018 Wind Poetry   Would you like to share your favourite posts? Your post does not need to have a prompt. See:…

Recycle old prompts

Recycle old prompts New prompts demise deemed unstoppable Daily prompts easily droppable I’ll try to convince you to recycle anew Since old prompts feasibly swapabble Alan Grace 27 July 2018 Unstoppable Poetry Would you like to share your favourite posts? Your post does not need to have a prompt. See: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/guest-pingbacks/ [The above line shares…

Thoughts about prompts

Thoughts about prompts For me conclusive thoughts are elusive Or each two mutually exclusive Sure WordPress stole Your heart your soul More abusive views wholly intrusive Alan Grace 25 July 2018 Elusive Other poems with this prompt (make sure you look at the member poems): Poetry It is now over two months since WordPress announced…

Is Postaday next to die? Share your best posts here

Is Postaday next to die? As I pray to the sky I always wonder why WordPress team stole Our heart our soul Is Postaday next to die? Alan Grace 25 July 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 3 Sky It is sad new WordPress Daily Post Prompts had to die 😦   ==================== Newsflash ==================== You are welcome…

U-AARDVARK2 Daily Prompt Community: The journey continues

True or False: Do U need a clue? In U-AARDVARK2 The U needs a clue Umbrella or United for Maybe we see it’s true The U is for U Maybe we will learn The U is for U-turn? Please track other posts too In the pingback menu May my good turn Help you discern The…

The guest

The guest Unimpressed wild west guest Depressed in WordPress nest Confessed it’s true Stressed more with new Next best prompts dispossesed Alan Grace 12 July 2018 P.S. I live in west Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 12 Guest I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts   The Spider and the Fly “Will you walk into my parlour?”…

Daily Prompt Reblogs now only on Hump days (Wednesdays)

Deserted Last June we felt very hurted Left promptly in cold deserted Bereft of prompts new Theft of [gold] [goal] posts too Fast old Daily Prompts converted Alan Grace 10 July 2018 Alternate version: (which version do you prefer?) Deserted Last June we felt very hurt Left promptly in cold desert Bereft of prompts new…

WordPress journey (2 acrostics)

WordPress journey False darkness dramatic depth crisis Admire autonomy burn guest cowardice Carefree desert island journey drive east Elusive frail glass clock forbidden feast Unpredictable punishment unstoppable wind storm Pleasure sanctuary slowly nightmare layers form Alan Grace 2 July 2018 I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts It is now over a month since WordPress stopped…

The WordPress tourist

The WordPress tourist Maybe a new WordPress tourist They insist may never be missed May we please see free A prompt post daily Place the new tourist on the list Alan Grace 30 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 29 Tourist I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts Maybe replace “tourist” with “purist” if you like? See:…

Jun 29 Prompt: Tourist. Why is the city tourist angry? (an Acrostic)

Please write your own post with this prompt Jun 29 Tourist (usual way) so that your followers (and us) can share posts 🙂 It is almost a month since WordPress stopped new Daily Prompts. Please see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/open-letter-to-ben-huberman-wordpress-demise-of-daily-prompts/ Challenge (limit: about 100 words): Write your own short story or poem containing as many June prompts as you…

Quench my thirst; don’t stab me in the back

Quench my thirst Daily prompts help me stay alive Like water for a thirsty man WordPress why do you strife contrive Why slaughter me when thrive I can With life breath and knife death deprive Alan Grace 27 June 2018 Jun 28 Water Jun 27 Deprive I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts

Puppy Love

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Puppy love Do you know the powers due to true love Bestowed by Zeus in Olympus above Prayers to fond Gods hours dwell there Not e’er in dispute well I swear This true bond of my cute new puppy love Alan Grace 3 March 2018 Daily prompt: Above Puppy…

Is it aimless to reinvent Daily Prompts?

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…

Daily prompt Smooth. New Daily Prompt demise

New Daily Prompt demise Is mad prompt demise smooth or rough Do you think love’s tender or tough We see ghost posts sadly We all need site badly Foremost it’s just not right enough Alan Grace 5 June 2018 Note: this prompt does not appear to be working this morning :(- I have emailed Ben…

Daily Prompt: Childhood. Misunderstood likelihood

Misunderstood likelihood Childhood to old Adulthood You’ll be told always do good Will one day Postaday Like new Prompts go away Misunderstood likelihood Alan Grace 4 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 4 Childhood We never thought new daily Prompts would end (with only one week’s notice). What are the chances of Postaday going away too? Sadly,…

Daily prompt: Sky. Is Postaday next to die?

Is Postaday next to die? As I pray to the sky I always wonder why WordPress team stomped New Daily Prompt Is Postaday next to die? Alan Grace 3 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 3 Sky Please join me in recycling these prompts. Just use these in the normal way for previous Daily Prompts. Use these…

Don’t be angry or sad: Recycle old prompts

Don’t be angry or sad: Recycle old prompts Recycle old prompts with me Daily Prompts have stopped sadly What was the purpose? Not to usurp us? You’re all welcome to join me Alan Grace 2 June 2018 Daily prompts: Jun 2 Purpose Jun 1 Angry Please join me in recycling these prompts. Just use these…

Alienation

Originally posted on Poesy plus Polemics:
“The Lonely Painting” by Jude Griebel ? how to live in a world no longer your own where your values are trashed and your ethics are gnashed in the merciless jaws of effete intellectual solipsists aiming for ignorant progress deluded new dogmas commissioned intolerance framing ad hominem scathing indictments…

‘New’ June daily prompts: Juxtapose 2016 and 2018

Juxtapose 2016 and 2018 prompts Try my proposed prompts for you too More composed posts score you’ll accrue Dry your sore weepy eyes For Daily Prompt demise Juxtaposed ’16 ’18 to Alan Grace 20 May 2018 Daily prompt: Juxtapose WordPress is stopping new Daily Prompts at the end of this month. My [recycled 2016] proposed…

100 Followers

100 Followers For the followers we accrue Followers important like You Or for more weepy eyes For Daily Prompt demise Will we get ceremony too Alan Grace May 2018 Daily prompt: Ceremony WordPress is stopping new Daily Prompts at the end of this month. My prompts for June are all set up, ready to go….

Daily Prompts dead as a Dodo

Daily Prompts dead as a Dodo We see WP Daily Prompts are famous Sadly WordPress badly overcame us Don’t take it away We want it to stay Only an ignoramus would blame us Alan Grace 28 May 2018 Daily prompt: Famous WordPress is stopping new Daily Prompts at the end of this month. My prompts…

July Daily Post list

July Daily Post list The list that I will miss the most Is the swell WordPress Daily post Cross my heart hope to die My top list for July Doppelganger Daily Post [g]host Alan Grace 27 May 2018 Daily prompt: Doppelgänger For list of Daily prompts for June [July’s list will come out at the…

To the Daily Post Community: Thank You!

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Almost seven and a half years ago The Daily Post opened its virtual doors to the WordPress.com blogging community. It’s been an incredible ride, and incredible rides, too, sometimes come to an end. As of the end of this month (and 2,000 Daily Prompts, 380 Photo Challenges, 260 Community…

Ode to Post 3 6 5

Ode to Post 3 6 5 Oh no: post number 3 6 5 Last chance WordPress to best test drive So Followers great Lo Lucky 8 8 Me Chinese detox may revive Alan Grace 3 May 2018 A notable (perhaps astonishing?) 365 posts in less than a year. Now it’s time for another social media…

Dream theme

Dream theme My dream theme would have twinkly stars Tag clouds up to the size of Mars Indexed blog posts rolling With infinite scrolling ALL CAPS canned for life behind bars Alan Grace 1 May 2018 What’s on your wish list for a WordPress theme? A few notable changes would improve the theme [Dyad 2]…

Vote out ALL CAPS

Vote out ALL CAPS Improving the themes is quotable Changing it seems should be votable Which will come first This one the worst SHED HEADINGS ALL CAPS screams notable Alan Grace 28 April 2018 Daily prompt: Notable

ALL CAPS is a dog

ALL CAPS is a dog All CAPS is a broken cog A shipwreck rock in the fog Everyone prefers Not to have the cur’s Tail wagging the surly dog Alan Grace 27 April 2018 Daily prompt: Cur  

Don’t go over to the dark side

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Don’t go over to the dark side Please don’t look at me with derision Please don’t tease me with tunnel vision Listen up chaps I hate ALL CAPS Please funnel time for caps revision Alan Grace 8 January 2018 Daily prompt: Funnel This theme is not something I would…

Unbox social media detox

Unbox social media detox Before you take an emergency break A social media detox partake Trip to China Is much finer Than tension headache from devil’s food cake Alan Grace 23 April 2018 Daily prompt: Partake

ALL CAPS bad taste

ALL CAPS bad taste Decisions made by secret ballot Can be very hard on the palate ALL CAPS a waste Leaves a bad taste Hit it on the head with a mallet Alan Grace 22 April 2018 Daily prompt: Mallet See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/?s=+all+caps

No ALL CAPS

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
No ALL CAPS I had a bad premonition About the sad imposition Of ALL CAPS in menus The saga continues WordPress please be a magician Alan Grace 28 February 2018 Daily prompt: Premonition Imagination

Social media detox

_________________________________________________ Reminder: My detox starts on Saturday 7 April …….. I’ll be back! _________________________________________________ Social media detox No more a prisoner of war Freed from the social candy store I need a detox I’m on WordPress rocks Time to south pacific explore Alan Grace 4 April 2018 Daily prompt: Explore Goin’ on a cruise this…

Twenty Eighteen

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Twenty Eighteen My heart is torn my hopes forlorn Could I have sworn at year’s dawn morn Should the year’s theme be seen Or will Twenty Eighteen Depart stillborn or still be born Alan Grace 9 January 2018 Daily prompt: Forlorn Also see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/theme/

Fix ALL CAPS

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Fix ALL CAPS Some say your forecast is dim Come weigh more chances as slim CAPS they say do not transgress Seize the day I pray WordPress Please go way out on a limb Alan Grace 1 March 2018 Daily prompt: Dim See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/?s=+all+caps PS This elephant’s out of the…

Thank you 100+ faithful followers

Thank you faithful followers Most faithful followers confessed faceless Post likers neither placeless nor traceless When welcome for blog stop Then some more on-board hop Host trait gratefulness best guessed non-baseless Alan Grace 25 March 2018 Daily prompt: Faceless

Tarnished Gem

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Tarnished Gem WordPress was an orb precious and trusted Dusted with old gems and jewels encrusted Word webs of solid gold Now users young and old Disgusted with Reblog maladjusted Alan Grace 22 February 2018 Daily prompt: Encrusted See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/reblog/ Golden orb spider:

Fix ALL CAPS

Fix ALL CAPS Some say your forecast is dim Come weigh more chances as slim CAPS they say do not transgress Seize the day I pray WordPress Please go way out on a limb Alan Grace 1 March 2018 Daily prompt: Dim See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/?s=+all+caps PS This elephant’s out of the room 🙂  

No ALL CAPS

No ALL CAPS I had a bad premonition About the sad imposition Of ALL CAPS in menus The saga continues WordPress please be a magician Alan Grace 28 February 2018 Daily prompt: Premonition Imagination

ALL CAP is crap

ALL CAP is crap ALL CAPs is source of vexation And of eternal damnation All Themes of WordPress Dreams no CAPS I guess Please show some imagination Alan Grace 27 February 2018 Daily prompt: Imagination See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/theme/

Where’s the Reblog button? (an Acrostic)

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Daily prompt: Compromise See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/reblog/ Another email sent today to WordPress Support about the disappearance of the Reblog button. No reply from the ‘Happiness Engineers’ to my first email 😦

Tarnished Gem

Tarnished Gem WordPress was an orb precious and trusted Dusted with old gems and jewels encrusted Word webs of solid gold Now users young and old Disgusted with Reblog maladjusted Alan Grace 22 February 2018 Daily prompt: Encrusted See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/reblog/ Golden orb spider:

ReBlog lost II

ReBlog lost II If you think Reblog loss is not strange Target yourself on the firing range It is not even a close call If you don’t want Reblog at all Recall the only constant is change Alan Grace 21 February 2018 Daily prompt:  Constant See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/reblog/ Finally a reply from a ‘Happiness Engineer’ (it only…

Where’s the Reblog button? (an Acrostic)

Daily prompt: Compromise See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/reblog/ Another email sent today to WordPress Support about the disappearance of the Reblog button. No reply from the ‘Happiness Engineers’ to my first email 😦

ReBlog still goneburgers

ReBlog still goneburgers O what a short shrift event Like no slack regift present Geraldine swore it Seen back, she saw it No, gone, foment discontent Alan Grace 19 February 2018 Daily prompt:  Present See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/tag/reblog/ Also see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/the-present/ Original version, earlier today: ReBlog still goneburgers O what a blessed event Like a great ReBlog present Geraldine…

ReBlog lost

I have had to “manually” Reblog the great poem below. It is sad that the ReBlog button has disappeared. Please have the courage to comment about this. Please WordPress, permit the return of the Reblog button. Permission denied February 5, 2018 ~ Megha’s World Frozen and numb to the core sitting and gazing at the…

What has happened to the ReBlog button?

Reblogging When you love a post on a blog To copy the rule don’t leapfrog Just a fool it’s true Would copy anew The right rule to do is reblog Alan Grace 28 October 2017 Daily prompt:  Costume It appears the ReBlog button has disappeared or is wearing a costume as good as the Emperor’s new…