FOWC with Fandango — Authentic Newbies

Welcome to August 15/16th, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWCFandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC).

Newbie & Authentic

Also a light hearted response to Why Did You Leave Me?

It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “nest.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.


Cheeky Blogging Politics

Of late, l have come to wonder,
…. or is it to pondercate?
About how newbie readers discover,
Blogs they supposedly like and yet still they vacate,
To pastures further afield,
For reasons only known to them,
… never which are revealed,
To ourselves, why they chose to condemn,
Our creative labours which at first appealed?
…. To their actively enquiring minds,
But soon tired of ….
Tis baffling l tell you!!
There are no other emotions to describe the above!
…. And why they flew off into the blue!
One can only therefore decide,
That perhaps our creative wizardry,
Simply proved ‘too much’ and so they hide,
Themselves away into the folds of less bizarrely
… known writers …
Where they can learn the tricks of the blogging game,
Themselves becoming verified insiders,
Validating their own pen names,
Tis not a case of being less than genuine,
More so a case of simply understanding to become authentic,
They are not heartless uncaring Frankenstein’s,
Just unknowing newbies eager to become skilled in blog politics.

© Rory Matier 2019

14 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Authentic Newbies

  1. Very nice, Rory. I think you’re right, “our creative wizardry simply proved too much” for some of our followers. Yes, that’s what I choose to believe: creative wizardry. You betcha!

  2. Interesting way to look at things. I don’t know how many in-follow but a lot of already following, re-follow. That is a bit strange.

    1. Ah l can explain that – there are two main reasons for refollow:

      1] If you are not a devout follower of your numbers you may or may not notice like Fandango did a drop, but there is a goodly chance that you will.

      However, there is also a situation with WP, where it occasionally unfollows readers from your numbers, and then they [readers] when finding out refollow you again.

  3. Some of the reasons I vacate have nothing to do with the quality of the blog or my interest in it. It’s often a matter of time management and finding a balance between reading and writing. As to your blog, Rory, I had to unfollow because of the volume and it taking up too much space in my feed. I did love your games and challenges and may return around the holidays to do the Christmas ones 🙂

        1. None was ever taken Li 🙂

          As l said before and l truly meant it – l answered in another comment to you just now as well … when l first began, as a newb, having never blogged at all, l was completely and utterly clueless to how blogging worked, l unfollowed people as l ‘thought’ at the time that is what one actually did. It was when l was reading an article that l had this big ahhhhhhhh moment hit me, l quickly refollowed the blogs l unfollowed and even messaged most of the bloggers and apologised profusely, most came back with ‘Did you follow me then?’ ha ha 🙂

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