What Makes a Great Plinky Prompt?

Hi all, I’m Erica and I’m one of the Plinky.com prompt writers. We want to continue creating great prompts you’ll love, so tell us:

Do you enjoy certain types of prompts more than others?

Are certain prompt topics more appealing than others?

If there’s anything you’d like to see more (or less) of, be sure to let us know.

And don’t forget that you can suggest your own prompts here!

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Meet the recent prompt contributors featured on Plinky

We’ve received tons of awesome user-suggested prompts over the past few weeks. Here’s a list of recent contributors and the prompts they submitted:

Want to see your prompt featured on Plinky? Submit it here.

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Can you guess what the top 10 most-answered Plinky prompts are?

Today marks the 831st prompt published since Plinky first got started a few years back. Since then, you guys have written over 142,000 answers!

Have you ever wondered what Plinky prompts are the all-time most popular? Today we’re going to start the countdown to the #1 most-answered Plinky prompt with #10, which is:

Answer the prompt here if you haven’t already. If you have, would you still provide the same answer today?

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Have you connected Plinky with your blog?

Did you know that you can connect your Plinky account to WordPress.com, WordPress.org, LiveJournal, Tumblr, TypePad, and Xanga?

(If you would like to connect Plinky with a blogging service that isn’t currently supported, you can start a free blog at WordPress.com in seconds. You can even import the content from your old blog to your new blog if you like.)

Connecting Plinky with another service will not automatically publish all your answers on your blog. You’ll be given the option to share each answer after it’s been posted, but it’s up to you to choose which ones to publish on other services.

Simply log in to Plinky.com, locate Your Services on the right sidebar and click Add a Service!

You’ll be taken to your settings page. Click Add Service.

Next, select a service from the drop-down menu, then enter your login information.

That’s it! Now every time you answer a prompt, you’ll have the option to publish your response on your blog with a single click of the share button.

By the way, don’t forget that you can also receive Plinky prompts via Twitter and Facebook:


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Want more Plinky prompts? Looking to connect with other writers?

At the beginning of 2011, WordPress.com launched The Daily Post, a blog that features a collection of writing ideas, tips, and inspiration, created to support the participants of the Post a Day and Post a Week challenges. It includes:

  • Former Plinky prompts
  • New writing prompts
  • Weekly photo challenges
  • Writing tips and exercises
  • Featured posts from the WordPress.com community

Best of all, it’s a great place to interact with lots of talented writers who are passionate about blogging. Here’s what’s going on today at The Daily Post.

Think you might be up for the Post a Day or Post a Week challenge? Read what others have said about them and sign up here.

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What were your favorite Plinky prompts from 2010?

We’re proud to announce that over the last year, you guys have written over 38,000 responses to Plinky prompts!

We look forward to another year of personal reflections, clever musings, and insightful remarks, and hope to make next year’s prompts even more inspiring.

So tell us, what were your favorite prompts from 2010? What do you want to see more of, and why?

We hope you’ve enjoyed responding to prompts as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them. Thanks again to everyone who contributed their own prompt suggestions. Keep the submissions coming!

Here’s to another year of overcoming writer’s block and letting your creativity flow! Happy New Year!

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What Are Your Favorite Types of Prompts? And Why?

Hello Plinky users! My name is Joy, and I’m one of the staff people who add new prompts to Plinky. It’s been really fun to see how you all respond to the prompts, and track which ones are more popular.

Making Plinky better isn’t possible without your feedback, so I’d love to know: What are your favorite types of prompts, and why? And which prompts make you roll your eyes? Do you like our “weekend writing challenges” where we focus more on elements of creative writing? And so on.

Cheers, and I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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User-Suggested Prompts We Used This Week

We looooooooove it when Plinky users submit their suggested prompts! Click here to send us yours.

This week, we used the following suggested prompts:

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Plinky Feeds

A user recently asked:

Are RSS feeds in the works (or maybe already available, but not documented anywhere)? I’d love to be able to publish an RSS feed of my Plinky posts elsewhere.

Not only are RSS feeds available, we actually have a few of them for you to choose from!

Simply replace the username in the two latter feeds (wordpress_editor or stephdau in the above examples) with any Plinky username to get the content you crave.

Here is a short video on RSS feeds and their utility to you and the Web in general.

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Follow Plinky on Twitter and Facebook

We’ve dusted off and spruced up our Twitter and Facebook pages to make it easier for you to see the latest prompts and Plinky updates, as well as leave us suggestions for prompts or other ideas!

On Twitter:

The latest prompts.

The latest Plinky-related news and updates.

On Facebook:

The latest prompts, news and updates.

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