Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.
How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.
If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 4th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.
This was originally posted on my old blog on September 4, 2014.
“How often do you get to (or have to) be awake for sunrise?” This is the question posed in Daily Prompt a few days back.
I’m not sure how to answer that question because I’m not sure what the question really is. Is it asking how often I get up for sunrise? Or how often I get up at sunrise? What about by sunrise? Before sunrise?
You may think I’m being petty, but I’m not. These are important distinctions. If one gets up for sunrise, that means he or she is getting up for a specific purpose. In this case, that specific purpose is to experience the sunrise.
But if someone gets up at sunrise, by sunrise, or before sunrise, it just might mean that, like me, he or she is an early riser. Most mornings I am usually up at, by, or sometimes even before sunrise. On rare occasions, I can sleep to well after sunrise.
But getting up for sunrise is a different story. I can’t remember the last time I specifically got up for a sunrise. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever woken up specifically for a sunrise.
So precision in prepositions is very important.
- “When was the last time you sat in a car?” is a different question than “when was the last time you sat on a car?”
- Doing something for someone else is very different than doing something to someone else.
- Being on the inside is not the same as being on the outside.
- Looking up to someone is not the same as looking down at someone.
So due to the lack of precision and clarity in the question, I have decided not to participate in today’s Daily Prompt.