It is my Understanding that the prompt / challenge pingbacks are working again – WOOT WOOT!!! Thank you WordPress folks for your time and effort in fixing this for us!
Here’s a bit of what I’ve learned / been reminded of since the issue started on Tuesday …
- We truly are a community ’round here aren’t we? From raising our voices via the support avenues to let them know about the issue, to supporting each other’s posts REGARDLESS of if their pingbacks worked or not.
- I am more ‘addicted’ to the prompts & challenges than I thought I was tee hee. Not only for my own writing inspiration, but I’m an avid reader of the responses daily and I think I went into a bit of withdrawal from them not being there. Glad it didn’t take another 28-day program to treat my problem!
- We ALL face challenges in our lives and workworlds. So yes, that means our beloved WordPress folks too. If I can get frustrated trying to upload and set an image exactly the way I want it, imagine the frustration the WP admin and developers faced the last few days trying to solve the pingback problem. A good reminder that you can’t truly imagine another’s life unless you’ve walked a
milekilometre or two in their shoes. [I’m Canadian eh?]
- Patience. Patience. Patience. ‘Nuff said.
And that’s that. I am sorry that what I thought at first was the Simplicity of a ‘small’ tech issue turned into a Mountain of a problem for the WP folks. I do hope they didn’t find the challenge Embarrassing in any way. And I do hope that like me, some of you found the last few days a healthy challenge to your own writing inspiration, one that manifested into a Transformation of seeking out new sources for motivation.
Now enough about the issue. Let’s all get CONNECTED again and head on over the to prompt and challenge pages. We’ve got a lot of great reading to catch up on!
Image source: @markheybo user on flickr.com, CC2.0 Generic