Welcome to the Ragtag Daily Prompt, aka RDP!
RDP was started by a ragtag collection of bloggers who weren’t ready to give up on the Daily Prompt when Word Press did. So, seven of us agreed to provide a prompt once a week, and we began on June 1, 2018. It didn’t take long to realize that working from seven individual sites and in time zones all over the world made for all manner of challenges! Our name was suggested by Tracy, and a reader, Leaping Toes, of OhBorder got this website started in order to have an easier to use experience for prompters and writers alike. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This willingness to jump in and help is what makes this community so enjoyable.
How it works. A daily prompt should post every morning if you live in the Americas. The intent is to have them arrive at 12 noon Greenwich mean time. That said, this is a geographically diverse group of prompters, from Europe, the US, Canada, Asia and Australia, so flexibility is important. The prompters along with their days and their sites are listed here.
Tuesday: Margaret21, From Pyrenees to Pennines
Wednesday: Curious Cat
Thursday: Tracy, Reflections of an Untidy Mind
Friday: Steph, Curious Steph
Saturday: Mary, Cactus Haiku
Sunday: Gizzylaw, Talkin’ to Myself
With the advent of this site for the Ragtag community, if you follow this site, then you will automatically get the prompt for the day when it is published.
When you post on a day’s prompt, include the tags Ragtag Daily Prompt, RDP, and that day’s word, which will make it easier to search for your post.
A Pingback is the best way to get your response to the day’s prompt to appear in the comments section. To make a pingback: When you are writing your post, highlight a word or phrase to link. Then click the link icon on your page, and your highlighted word or phrase will appear in the second box (labeled link text). From the Ragtag prompt for that day, Copy the url for the prompt, and then paste it into the first box (labeled URL) on the the link. Click the add link box in the lower R corner and you should be linked. It often takes a few minutes for a link to occur, so refresh and check back if it doesn’t appear right away.
Sometimes, for reasons that remain mysterious, your link or comment will end up in our spam folder. Likewise, if its your first time commenting, your comment will need to be moderated. After your first comment or link, future contributions should go right up. But not to worry – we are spread out over various time zones and one of us will likely be online, so your post should be visible soon enough.