Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. Frank is changing things up a bit on this Truthful Tuesday prompt. Instead of asking us specific questions, he is giving us a topic and asking us to discuss it. This week’s topic is “change.” But interestingly enough, after explaining that he wants to make this prompt a bit more fluid, he ultimately ended up asking some pretty specific questions. Frank wants to know…
If you run a prompt, how much have you tweaked and modified your prompt from what it initially started as?
If you don’t run a prompt, what deliberate changes have you made to your blog since you first started blogging?
In either case, have there been any unintentional changes that just sort of happened on their own?
I host a handful of prompts. When I started this blog, I never intended to write prompts for other bloggers, but I enjoyed responding to the WordPress Daily Prompt. Then WordPress announced that it was no longer going to be posting a daily prompt and I decided to try to fill that void with Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (“FOWC With Fandango”). That prompt hasn’t changed since I started it in June 2018.
As to the other prompts, I tend toward consistency and unless I find a compelling reason to change things up with any of my prompts — and I haven’t yet found a compelling reason to do so — I’m leaving well enough alone.
I don’t believe in change for the sake of change. Hence, with respect to the part of the question about deliberate changes to my blog, I’d say there have been none. My blog has no specific niche, so I write and post about whatever occurs to me. I write a lot of flash fiction in respond to prompts and I express my opinions and perspectives about what’s going on in my life and in the world around me.
So, from the perspective of changes to my blog over time, it’s pretty much the same as it’s always been.