Are writing prompts a useful exercise, or do you find them to be too limiting and/or hokey?
Absolutely. I find that the less time I have at home, the easier it is for me to rely on prompts for blog posts. Sometimes I need them and sometimes I don’t but I have come to rely on them more and more as the years have gone. Sometimes you just don’t have enough juice in the tank.
I think there were several ideas and posts that I had in me when I first started blogging and it has lasted many years (I started blogging back in 2002 but got into daily blogging maybe by 2006) and now that it this long I need help. Sometimes you read a prompt and the ideas just flood your brain as it has always been in the back of your mind or it reminded you of something you had meant to put down on the page but just haven’t till now. I like it when just reading the prompt gets me to what I want to write about.
Prompt from The Daily Post from WordPress.com