#FOWC — The Opposite of Kudos

As I said in an earlier post today, I discovered that many of the comments I have made recently aren’t showing up on other bloggers’ posts. I don’t know if my comments are ending up in people’s spam folders or if they are just disappearing into the ether. So I reached out to the WordPress “happiness engineers” and opened up a support ticket.
img_1680That was just after 10 am my time. Hearing nothing more five hours later, I sent a follow-up inquiry.
img_1681It’s now almost eight hours since opening my first ticket and I still have not heard anything back from WordPress.

I also did a search on the WordPress Help Center and saw this:
40A326EF-2286-4DFC-B3EC-E53D4482E7F9So I reached out to Akismet and proved the “more information” the site requested. And this was the response I received was, “Hi there, Hmm, we can’t see why Akismet would be catching your comments.”

Seriously? So I completed yet another Akismet form and got this response:
FE241EA8-DDA6-4AF6-84DE-31FFAFF9207CBut I think “ASAP” means something different to the Akismet Team than it does to me.

So no Kudos for WordPress or Akismet from me. Not yet, anyway. Just whatever the opposite of kudos is.

Written for today’s Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “kudos.”

100WW — Tomorrow

img_1671In these days of Donald Trump, I feel like I’m stuck in a day that’s gray and lonely. But despite the shitstorm that seems to be swirling all around me, I try to remain optimistic. Yes, I’d bet my bottom dollar that tomorrow there will be sun.

No doubt that when I think about when the sun rises tomorrow over the eastern horizon, it will clear away the cobwebs and, as to my sorrows, there will be none. So I just gotta hang on until tomorrow, come what may.

Shit! Who am I kidding? We’re all fucking doomed!

(96 words)

Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Kudos to lyrisicst Martin Charnin for the words to the song “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie, whose lyrics I borrowed a little for this post.


FOWC with Fandango — Kudos

FOWCWelcome to June 27, 2018 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 “kudos.” 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.

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