Blogging Insights- Reading prompt posts

Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights


Do you like reading posts written for prompts? If so, what kind? 

As more than half of my blog posts are written in response to different prompts, I really love prompt posts. Mostly the prompt posts have just the prompt. Some bloggers give a background to the prompt or maybe tell us where the photo was taken.

I like reading and responding to both the visual and written prompts. Sometimes the prompt post pose a question or a situation and we have to work with it.

When you publish a piece in answer to a prompt, do you read entries by other bloggers? If so, do you read them before or after you have written your own?

I run two prompts, one is an image prompt and the other is a query. I read all the responses which are posted in answer to both the prompts.

When I respond to a prompt, either an image or a word, I like to do my writing before I read any of the responses others have written. This lets me use my thoughts and interpretation for writing my post. Later on, I would read the responses by other writers.

Sometimes more than a few writers come up with similar ideas for their posts in response to the prompt, that’s why I prefer to write mine before I read any responses.

Thank you, Tanya for these interesting questions.



24 thoughts on “Blogging Insights- Reading prompt posts

  1. I don’t participate a whole lot in the prompts here on WP, but I do enjoy doing some of the ones on IG, and some of those results end up shared here if I like them well enough (like today’s post). When I do use a prompt, I write my entry before reading anyone else’s. I don’t want to be influenced by anyone else, or be discouraged by the brilliance of others too early lol. After I write my entry, then I check out some of the other entries and try to support a few that I like the best. I feel like prompts can create a lot of uninspired, lackluster writing, but they can also create some gems and pieces you would never otherwise think to write. Either way, it is good practice!

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