All About 83 Unsung Heroes, Bruno Mars, Pokemon, and Harry Belafonte. Oh, and me too.

Thanks to Michael over at 83 Unsung Heroes, a favourite blog of mine, for saying a heck of a lot about nothingness and getting me started on this post with his oft inclusion of song lyrics at the tail end of his latest post.  This last one referenced The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars and it summed up how I was feeling at the start of my unintended 2 month blogging vacay …

Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
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Get Your Paddles Out – The Pinging Has Resumed!

 

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.

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Fellow WP Bloggers – Having Prompt Pingback Problems?

Update as of about 1:oo pm my time (near Toronto, Canada so EDT) …

I have now seen a couple of replies from staff in the support forums, including for my post referenced below, that they are aware of the issue and the developers are working on a fix.  Thanks to all for your voices on this, here there and anywhere you raised them.

Looking forward to catching up on some of your terrific posts on the prompts really soon I hope!   Marianne

 


 

I know a good lot of my followers/readers are fellow WordPress bloggers, and that many of you also like to read and participate in the WP Daily Post prompt challenges like myself.  If your response to a prompt hasn’t shown up like mine didn’t on Tuesday, I’ve added a new post to the WP support forum asking for them to fix it.

If you’re in the same predicament of not being able to see or respond to prompts since Tuesday, please go here and add a comment to my original support post in the forum.  Maybe if we band together and generate lots of traffic there, they will catch sight of it and fix the pingpack glitch!

Here’s where my support post is:

Your Daily Post Pingbacks Haven’t Worked Since Tuesday

 

Thanks in advance for adding your voice there!   Marianne

 

Image source:   Ze’ev Barkan user on flickr.com, CC2.0 Generic


Listen to music.  It could save your soul.  Be kind.  It could save someone’s world.  Wear a hat.  It could save your life.

 

31 Prompts. 1 Post.

The following was written using all of the 31 one-word Daily Prompts for the month of March 2016, as published by WordPress’ Daily Post.  Today’s prompt is:  Refresh.
 


 

I sit with my laptop where apparently it belongs – on my lap.  My fingers are poised on the keyboard, ready for action.  I have a full cup of coffee, am in comfortable attire, and the lighting is appropriate.  But not a damn thing happens. Continue reading