Blogging Insights — Late For the Party

Blogging insightsFor today’s Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya wants to know how we handle prompt deadlines and what we do if we’re late for the party. She asks:

If you miss the deadline of a prompt, what do you do?

Wait, prompts have deadlines? Since when? Well, okay, I suppose daily word prompts have an implicit deadline (i.e., the day of the prompt), but there’s no punishment for being late responding to a daily word prompt, is there?

And then there are prompts that specify a day of the week, like Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday, Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday, Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, or Richelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. Do these prompters care if you respond to these prompts on a day other than the one contained in the title? I think not, as long as you do respond.

As someone who offers five prompts: — Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, Fandango’s Who Won the Week?, Fandango’s Flash Fiction (photo) Challenge, Fandango’s Provocative Question, and Fandango’s Flashback Friday — I don’t set time limits. People can respond whenever the mood or inspiration strikes them.

So, to answer Dr. Tanya’s question, I don’t concern myself with deadlines. I will respond whenever I get a round tuit.787315B8-8A32-4B08-8312-5C3CAB5C2E97Or not!

10 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Late For the Party

  1. amoralegria May 11, 2020 / 3:03 pm

    I like your answer – just do it anyway. If I miss a deadline, then I usually don’t do it.

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  2. drtanya@saltedcaramel May 11, 2020 / 8:17 pm

    I am so glad that you, being a “seasoned prompter” feel this way too.

    I still have to finish the drafts of a couple of FPQs that I have in my folder.

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  3. leigha66 May 13, 2020 / 9:35 pm

    I am glad you feel that way as I am once again 2 days behind… oops!

    Liked by 1 person

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