Can you bring forth legacy? Can you deliver a lively legacy? Of course you can. You simply begin. One way to start is to use prompts to start regular writing as a legacy diary or blog. Any prompt will do. Well almost any. You can turn almost any thought or word toward legacy. For example, one of the good, do no evil, places at which you can find daily prompts is https://dailypost.wordpress.com.
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WordPress Prompts and Traffic Generation
The Daily Post sponsors WordPress University which exists to help those new to websites and WordPress create a successful blog.
I recommend using the prompts listed each day at the Daily Post as a start. All you need to do is:
- Go to the Daily Post’s prompts page and find the term that is the prompt of the day.
2. Write a post on your blog that thematically links to the prompt.
3. Go back to the prompts page and click on the word for today’s prompt.
4. You will be taken to a page for the word of the day. On that page, below the word of the day, you will see a phrase that says,
Want to participate? Publish a new post on your blog interpreting the theme. Create a pingback to this challenge and we’ll list your post below. Show instructions.
5. Click on the Show instructions link.
6. Below Show instructions, more complete text will toggle into view. It says,
“Pingbacks are easy! Just copy and paste the code below into the HTML tab of your post editor and you should be all set.
Please note that sometimes it takes a little while for your post to show up in our grid.
PLEASE NOTE: the last part of the link and the title of the link will change every day to reflect the inclusion of the word of the day. The above code shows …/delivery?” and >Delivery</a> This part of the code will change every day.
The code for that specific day needs to be somewhere in your post for the the post to ping back to the daily post to let it know it should list your blog post in on the wordpress posts page as the entry for the participating blog.
I simply link the word of the day, centered, at the top of the post as you can see at the very top of this post.
Do this for the days you participate.
Of course if you do not want the traffic to your site you may use the ideas for the prompts and not link or ping back.
Tying Prompts to Legacy
Almost any word can be tied to legacy. For example, today’s prompt is delivery. You could write a post about:
- Birth and delivering your child
- How was milk delivered to your grandmother’s house?
- How delivery and timing was the most difficult part of his stand up comedy routine for your Uncle Frank.
- How did lunch get delivered to your school as a kid, was that different from how your child had lunch at school? What about your grand
I love the daily prompts. It’s been fun reading what people write — from one word people go in a myriad pathways from poems, essays to short stories. It’s my morning crescent and a tea read. The Daily Post also has a weekly photo challenge if you’re more visually inclined. Several people posted their eclipse shots under shiny including me although mine was more of a tiny-eclipse-starting-clipped starry sun shot.
I’m so happy this info on prompts has been useful. That is what I strive for.