So yesterday, in mourning the last of the daily word prompts put out by the WordPress gang, I mentioned that I might be able to help keep the challenge going by suggesting a daily word for us to use. I am hoping to keep it to a simple undertaking; initially, in my mind, it was just a matter of coming up with a word of the day similar to what the WP editors did and to find a common tag wherein we could all meet up to share in one another’s work like we had been doing in the month of April. I do understand now that it could become a bit more entailed than originally thought, but let’s see what happens. At the heart of it, I am just a happy-go-lucky blogger whose offer and intention was to simply keep our creative juices flowing since many fellow writers, myself included, took so excitedly to Ben Huberman’s first blogpost that the daily prompts were back… and now gone. Hopefully, that is your intention too. For me, the daily writing has been very cathartic and invigorating given all that is going on in the world right now.
As I said yesterday, I am certainly willing to try posting a new word for the next few days to see if there is any interest and where it might go from here. I know that there are a lot of other avenues for daily words which already exist thanks to dedicated bloggers, and I am not looking to compete with anyone. In fact, I may also partake in some of those other challenges myself in the upcoming days and weeks. Ben H. also mentioned the possibility of some upcoming WordPress initiatives which I’m sure many of us will look forward to checking out.
Since my time zone may not match up with yours for this endeavour, I decided to post my word a day in advance to give us all time to think, write, and publish.
The May 1st word was/is: Crazy to be tagged with the words, jibberjabber.
Please feel free to use the above word as a jumping off point for you in your own blogpost; you write your own post, you tag it with jibberjabber, you publish it on your site, and if interested, participants can search out the tag. With all due respect, I am not looking to promote other bloggers’ work on my personal site since I may not have time to review all of the posts, hence the tagging system.
If you intend on tagging your blogpost with jibberjabber, please keep any content on the ‘up and up’–nothing inappropriate since I am extending this opportunity as a gesture of good faith as a fellow WP writer. Given that this is a social media site, I feel obligated to add in that caveat along with the disclaimer that each blogger in the WordPress community controls their own content and that their individual posts/views are in no way reflective of those on my personal blogsite.
Now that all of the semantics are out of the way, let’s get to some ‘crazy’ writing and see where this all goes. Pop onto my site later for tomorrow’s word, if interested. Cheers! :-).
P.S. You may also wish to simply continue to tag your posts with the words, Discover Prompts, since it appears that our work is still showing up there too and it already has generated a wider audience. Just an afterthought…