Earlier this month

When was the last time you were ready to throw in the proverbial towel? Did you end up letting go, or decided to fight on anyway?

Earlier this month when I had notice about the new system of the daily prompts for 2015 I was tempted to throw in the towel.

Seeing old prompts republished with my responses written one and a half-year ago in the grid was discouraging. And this was only the last chapter of a slow decline of the prompt in the Daily Post. I’m not going to talk about the technical problems with the pingbacks that left us without communication last year. In the good old times we used to be the main headline of the page. Now we are relegated to a sidebar. The photobloggers and their weekly challenge have gained our old privileged place. Good for them!

I like to answer to the questions plainly and honestly, so when I’m asked for the second time the exact same prompt I have a serious problem of inspiration. Imagination it’s not my best quality.

This is why I was so discouraged seeing so many already done prompts published. Luckily there have been lately some new ideas.

I decided to keep answering the prompt, trying to find new focus and new ideas, because I want to keep in contact with the bloggers I met through it, read them and interchange comments with them.

Enough Is Enough.


Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist and writer. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Author of a biography. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “Earlier this month

  1. angloswiss says:

    You summed it up well. I long for the good old days when everything was working. We had a good thing going and now it is slowly collapsing.

  2. Olga Brajnović says:

    That’s what I think. I asked directly to Ben Huberman in a comment if they wanted to get rid of us, the veteran dailyprompters, with this new system. He replied, nothing farther from their intention. He thinks we are a select but tiny minority with enough creativity and resources to find our own ways to deal with old prompts. What we do with prompts is our problem. Their job is keeping the prompt alive, I think.


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