31st May 2018 (RIP Daily Post)

Friends, fellow bloggers and Daily Prompt followers
Lend me your eyes.
I have come to bury the Daily Post, not to praise it.
The evilest thing anyone could do is to kill it
I don’t want the good it did to be interred with its bones;
So let it be with Daily Post. The noble people
Hath told you Daily Prompt was not possible:
If it is so, it is a grievous fault
And grievously hath Daily Post answered it.
Here, under the leave of WordPress and the rest,
For WordPress is an honourable platform;
So are all, all honourable platforms
Come I to write about the Daily Post’s funeral.
Daily Post was a friend, faithful and just to me
But WordPress says it had become redundant
And WordPress is an honourable platform.
It had brought many like-minded under one umbrella
Whose beautiful writings did the coffers fill
Did this in Daily Post seem redundant?
When any new blogger joined, Daily Post rejoiced,
Redundancy should be justified.
Yet WordPress says Daily Post is redundant
And WordPress is an honourable platform.
It is useless to think that in retrospect
They will rethink this decision.
I write not to question what WordPress thinks
But I write here what other bloggers have to say
We all did love the Daily Prompt not without a cause
And are here to mourn for it
O! judgement thou hast fled to better climes
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is with the Daily Post
And I must pause till it comes back to me.

If you had started blogging before 31st May 2018, then you must have surely come across the daily prompts by the Daily Post on WordPress. Many of us tried to fill that void (Ragtag community, Fandango and Word of the day challenge, to name a few) but it was an umbrella platform for all new and old bloggers.

Written for David’s W3, where POW Britta has asked us to

  • Write a poem, any length, any style;
  • The title of your poem must be a date, including day, month and year;
    • Your date can be in the past, the future, or, simply the date on which you are composing your poem;
    • Fictional/speculative dates are welcome

60 thoughts on “31st May 2018 (RIP Daily Post)

      1. The surprising thing is how much world literature we learned in our (second language) Kannada class, from Omar Khayyam to Shelley. Our ICSE syllabus was really strange.

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      2. Hey! You too studied from ICSE board! Let me tell you it is way, way better than CBSE. If at all I have some command over English, it is because of what we were taught in school.

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  1. Great parody! I loved the WDP and it began to connect me to fellow bloggers, which I needed. I’m also a huge fan of Fandango & Co. for stepping up when it died. I don’t love the new silly questions, but maybe they’ll improve…

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    1. Exactly! I think we came across each other’s blog while responding to their prompts. The DP connected us to other bloggers on one platform and was a great place for a beginner. Of course others are doing a fabulous job now.
      Thanks, Paula. 🙂

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  2. you wrote too kindly about this sad demise! Doubt it is an ‘honourable’ platform in any manner, just plain greedy … no doubt it took a real live human being to do that job so they axed in 😦

    No reasonable reason given just vanished overnight and it was a very universal platform. But I see this WP platform diminishing not growing but that doesn’t seem to bother them …

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    1. Thanks, Val. It gave an opportunity to all to connect with other bloggers. I don’t know if it is showing up again. I wrote about it because we had to write about a date. 😀


    1. Oh yes, David! They did. That is how I came across so many bloggers. It was a kind if umbrella platform and one visited as many blogs as possible and after reading the responses you could decide if a blog was worth following or not. 😀
      You will find that many bloggers who have been blogging for more than 6-7 years, don’t respond to a follow by a follow. 😀


  3. Wow! What A Great Post!! Perhaps you might write a post and encourage all those who ended up writing a poem/post from a Daily Post to repost them on their blogs and tag them as inspired by the Daily Post. That way everyone can see and appreciate the inspiration and impact the Daily Post had and be blessed again from the poems that blossomed from it’s seeds of inspiration???? Do you know for sure if their archives are still active and available?
    Bellissimo, My Dear!!! 😊💕🌹

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      1. I’ve heard about the Daily Post and like you, many bloggers seem to regret that WordPress no longer do the daily prompt. I really enjoyed your clever take on Shakespeare’s famous monologue. You’re not a lawyer, by any chance? Very good argumentative structure. Very persuasive.

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      2. Thanks so much, Britta. No, I am not a lawyer 🙂
        Most of us who responded to the daily prompt were devastated when WP announced it would be stopping it. I had found many blogger friends there.

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