yesterday I read a post written by POSTCARDS From PANACHE. Follow the link to read it.
Some people may not have understood the gist of the post as Dell, very courteously I though, talked about “technical issues” etc. when speaking of linking with the Link apps.
The point in my opinion is well taken. People (including myself) put up prompts and then add a link app in order to facilitate readers to read other participants work. It shouldn’t be obligatory, but alas sometimes it is. Often you’ll read when doing a prompt that you’re expected to read other people’s posts – and that seems like a reasonable request … until you have to spend hours writing comments for those posts that don’t have the convenient “like” or whatever. Then there’s the problem of the CAPTCHA on the Blogger Blogs, (when you make a comment it has to decide if you’re a robot or not – understandable security but a hassle for who wants to comment the post) and the error messages that pop up and make you have to go back over the whole reply and redo it …. not to speak of perhaps having to read, like or comment perhaps as many as 50 writers for one prompt … when it starts to become frenetic, one asks oneself … why.
I’ve no problem at all understanding Dell’s “technical issues” as these same issues have been becoming more and more intolerable to me over the past few months. I’m very happy to read and sometimes comment other people’s work. It’s interesting to see new approaches to writing etc. However, being limited to the time I have for writing, I really can’t keep the pace especially for those blogs that require me to open new blogs, email services, social network pages or whatever other bits of “technical issues” in order to comment their work.
So, from my point of view, I think that Dell’s idea to write for prompts putting in the link to where the prompt came from is perhaps a fine way to get around some of the hassle … personally, I’m writing this to say, I will be participating in those prompts that I enjoy which do not require me to read everybody else’s work, I will put up the proper link to guide my readers to the prompt page where they might participate if they desire to do so and won’t feel obliged any longer to go through the whole list of writers and will no longer bother with those posts that are too laborious to comment on.
Have a nice day … Bastet