Realised at about 3 pm that there won’t be a new daily prompt in The Daily Post anymore. Felt something was missing. Every day there was a new word but now there’s is none. Or a new photo challenge every week. I thought what should I write about now. An old prompt maybe? The problem is there is no place on their site where you can click on a random word. It used to be ‘Try another’ but it seems to have been taken away. You have to search the whole archive to find the prompts. It’s just too complicated so maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to blog about old topics after all. I guess I have to restart my thinking. We’ll see how this post will go. This prompt is from March this year.
There are other prompts out there but they will never replace The Daily Post. They’re like a family member who’s passed away. No one will be them because they’re unique in their own way. Of course, it’s not grief. Or maybe it is for someone. They’re not really gone because the site is still online. We can still go back and read about blogging. It will be interesting to see what The Daily Post have posted in the past. If you haven’t browsed it already.
So how are You coping? Do you have the day after blues or have you accepted the loss of The daily post and their challenges? If you ask me, it does feel empty and I don’t know what to do. I always looked forward to the next challenge. But I get used to it not seeing it again. Soon it will only be a memory and I would have moved on. It will be more boring but I just have to substitute the emptiness with other things.
So this is it then. Nothing lasts forever and so doesn’t The Daily Post. Let’s take a moment of a retrospective time that has passed. It’s gonna feel so empty when there won’t be any new daily prompt nor any of that anymore. I’ve read a few post and comments on other blogs saying it’s WordPress who ends The Daily Post. That’s not the case, right? It’s a decision The Daily Post made and not WordPress. Maybe I just confused things. They have become the same to me. Whatever the reason, it will be different from now on. At least they will have the archive online. But yet it won’t be the same. It might feel really sad and all that but we will get used to it. We need to find another way to post daily. The world is full of ideas. The daily prompt was a big help to get post ideas. They even taught me English words I didn’t even know existed. Now when that’s gone, I don’t think I can find new English words I don’t know as easy as it was with The daily prompt. Not forgetting the other challengers.
Before I started with the daily prompt, I did the weekly writing challenge. When that ended, I should have seen it was the beginning of the end. But no one can predict the future. Life is about survival. Things come and go. We might feel sad and depressed about it but life must go on one way or another. Everything can’t be the way we want it to be. Life is full of disappointments but we have to accept them. Some things you just can’t do anything about. One is trying to change a person’s mind. In this case The daily post. They made a decision to end it and we should live with that decision. There is life after this. We can always go back to old daily prompt. That’s what I’m gonna do. Maybe even use the same words. I’m probably repeating myself since I wrote about this already but I say it again.
I can’t thank you enough The Daily Post Crew for all that you have done for us bloggers. You’ve been a great teacher and I wish you all the best for the future. This might be the last end for you but for us, the journey continues. Last but not least. Sharing really is caring and it’s all because of the greatness you shared with us. Three big cheers for The Daily Post! 🙌 🙌 🙌
Broken for a moment
I never have broken any bones, just a fracture
But I was broken for a moment when you went away
I know you wanted me to move on
I was broken for a moment
It wasn’t despair but your death was a shock
You were sick and you knew you wouldn’t survive
I was broken for a moment but now I feel good
I miss you every day but it was for the better
I was broken for a moment but I moved on
You might be there somewhere to look after me
I was broken for a moment but look, mum, I survived