The have got us again, the deception of the daily prompt, a re-ocurring Sting. Daily we wait in suspense for the thrill of writing our original words of wisdom to be read in the whole world. There we are poised at our computers, keyboard ready for the attack, and nothing. We only see a “0” with no comments, nothing, de nada. Again we have been duped, mislead by the demons of the cyber world.
For those of us over the pond, the day has been ruined before it begain. This daily prompt arrives at the crack of dawn to enable the first wise words to be published for all to see in the Reader. What will the challenge be? Will we suceed before breakfast, or will it continue throughout the morning? So many hopes are dashed to byte dust before they can be realised. We in Europe only have the pleasure of a Daily Prompt after a midday sleep and so the world holds its breath waiting for the words of the European public. Even Donald Trump witholds his Tweets on the Daily Prompt, waiting silently in the White House with his daily schemes of the day to be crossposted. Kim Il Jung must be patient with his next missile. What is the point when the efforts are ignored.
Again we have been duped, mislead by the giants of silicon valley, but we write. We will win and conquer this misguided “Sting” of the day. We have steps to get started, but where do we start and when do we start. We have no connection. Write a new post and our words remain unseen, unread, hovering somewhere between a super computer brain in Silicon Valley. Are they still playing their poker game, using our grid for stakes? I with 81 other misguided bloggers have decided to like this daily prompt, our icons can be seen on the front page, in the hope that the 0 Responses will transform until the evening and our writings will be shown for all to marvel and let us soar in the statistics of Word Press, being No. 1 on the list of the most admired and popular blogs of the day.
But is this a scam, a mere Sting. Are the cyber gods just hoping for a full house, and we are the eternal losers? We must unite bloggers and fight this scheme and call their bluff. If no-one goes to the game, they will have to revise their tactics and it will be us with the full house, perhaps even a bloggers flush. Write your blogs, write them and prove that we will not be beaten. We will triumph with our stinging blogs and flood the screen with our pingbacks, overwhelming the grid with our efforts and not be conquered by a mere “0”.
We have been there before, we know how this can hurt, but we will triumph. Make your blogging voice heard and let it be on the Reader for all to see and recognise. I wonder if the guys at WordPress are Paul Newman and Robert Redford lookalikes.
Daily Prompt: The Deceptive Sting