Fandango’s February Expressions #20

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Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket

Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will be posting an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

Please tag your post with #FFE and create a pingback to this post or include your link in a comment on each day’s post.

Have fun and be sure to read what others have posted in response to this prompt.

Blogging Insights — To Niche or Not To Niche, That is the Question

Blogging insightsDr. Tanya, over at Salted Caramel wants to know:

Do you have a niche for your blog? If so tell us more about it.

My blog’s name is “This, That, and The Other.” That’s a very un-niche-like name and mine is a very un-niche-like blog.

Have you ever thought of niche-ing down and why?

No, I’ve never thought about niche blogging. I believe that a niche blogger must be either very knowledgeable (i.e., an expert) in whatever niche he or she chooses to write about, or very, very good at that niche. As I am a jack of all trades, master of none, I have no niche.

What are the topics you like to write about ?

I write about the shitshow that is American politics since the 2016 presidential election. I also write a lot of flash fiction leveraging prompt words or prompt pictures. And I write about what’s going on in my world and in the world around me.

If you chose just one as your niche, how much would you miss writing about the others?

I would not, could not choose just one niche.
I would not, could not no matter what the itch.
I would not, could not on my blog.
I would not, could not in the fog.
I would not, could not in the day.
I would not, could not in the hay.
I would not, could not in the dark.
I would not, could not at the park.
I would not, could not on my phone.
I would not, could not in my home.
I would not, could not on the go.
I would not, could not at the show.
I would not, could not in a boat.
I would not, could not with a goat.
I would not, could not in the rain.
I would not, could not on a train.
I would not, could not in my car.
I would not, could not at a bar.
I would not, could not up a tree.
So when it comes to niches, just let me be.

FOWC with Fandango — Glass

FOWCWelcome to February 20, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “glass.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.