Greetings. I’m glad to note that I’m not the only one who would like to continue with a daily prompt.
So here’s what I’ve got so far in terms of interest as prompt contributors: Me (Curious Steph), Martha Kennedy (I’m a Writer, Yes I Am), Lorna (ginlemonade.com), Curious Cat (CuriousCat99), Tracy (Reflections of an Untidy Mind), Sgeoil (Sgeoil), Mary (Cactus Haiku and Cactus Cats).
I’ve also heard from several folks who are interested in receiving a daily prompt while not wanting the obligation of providing prompts. So we may have a nice little community to start with.
I propose that we begin as follows–and this is a proposal, a place to start from, and I am open to input from anyone, and most especially from those who will be prompt generators.
Start date: June 1
At the moment, we have 7 volunteer prompters. A simple option would be to each take a day of the week, and just keep rotating through. Another possibility would be to each take a week, and do that in rotation.
I suggest that the post go up early in the day. Its been arriving at 6 MDT so far, and continuing that or perhaps an hour earlier makes sense to me. And of course, its easy enough to schedule a post to go whether or not one is personally available in the moment.
An issue I’ve been pondering a bit is readership and seeing the prompt. If one follows all the prompters, it will then appear in one’s feed each day. However, I imagine that each of us has some unique followers who may not see prompts generated by all the prompters. One option would be to repost the prompt when received, thus sending it rippling out to the blogosphere. The downside of this approach is that some of us may then have it appear seven times in our feed, which has annoying possibilities. Any thoughts or ideas here? This is the downside of not having a centralized version. Mary at Cactus Haiku wrote some on this in her response to Ben Huberman: http://cactushaiku.com/2018/05/27/senryu-daily-post/
What title be given to this New Daily Prompt? Could use just that, and if someone has an inspired suggestion, put it out there.