Yes, they’re dropping like flies, as opposed, I suppose, to flying like flies. I’ve noticed that some long time bloggers who have been hosting prompts have thrown in the towel. Scott Bailey ended his Scotts Daily Prompt. Also, Roger Shipp announced yesterday that his Daily Addictions prompt is ending, along, apparently, with his Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner prompt.
Priceless Joy has also announced that she is retiring her Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. And I noticed that Bikurgurl didnt publish her 100 Word Wednesday prompt today. I don’t know if she just missed this week or if she, too, is calling it quits.
Have blogging prompts reached the saturation point? Are there too many word and photo prompts out there? I have two: My daily Fandango’s One-Word Challenge and my weekly Fandango’s Provocative Question. But I also participate regularly in a bunch of other word and photo prompts.
Anyway, I was thinking, which is always a dangerous thing, whether I should start a new prompt, “Fandango’s Flash Fiction.” It would be a photo prompt, like Priceless Joy’s, Roger Shipp’s, and Bikurgurl’s. I’d post it on a day that doesn’t have a bunch of other prompts. Maybe Mondays or Fridays. And I’d impose a 200 word limit.
But before I do, I have some questions. Are you sick of writing prompts? Are there already too many out there? Or is there room for one more? So basically, the question is this: should I start yet another writing prompt based upon a photo or image, or is this a terrible idea and I should just leave well enough alone?
Please let me know in your comments.