Daily Haiku / Senryu: Prickle

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 Prickle

prickling in my thumbs
looks around, something wicked
Yay! runs to kiss you

References:

Daily Prompts
The Daily Post
Initially my Daily Prompts weren’t showing up on the Daily Prompt page.  I asked for help but they couldn’t help and suggested I put up a blog on the WordPress.com blog site.  I guess they are only trained on the blog site and worry that the WordPress software which I use  is radically different. So I did some exploring.  The Daily Prompts by other people shows up on their site by using pingbacks.  The WordPress software menu has “Settings”, I clicked that.  Clicked “Discussion” then clicked the first two settings so the checkmark was on:

  • Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article
  • Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks on new articles

I am also registered on the WordPress.com website which recognizes the software so I can see both my Feeder and menu there.  I don’t know if this pingback is only specific to the WordPress.com site and the WordPress blog software but it worked for me and now my haikus are showing up on their site too.

There was a third setting that turns comments on. I have it on but all comments go through moderation as spammers use comments as a way to get their links out there.  So I don’t seem to get pingbacks back — but it could be because no one has linked to me yet using WordPress.  I admit I am looking forward to my first pingback.  The excitement of being a new blogger, lol.