“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”
— George Knelle
C R E A T I V E P L A T F O R M T A K E N A W A Y
It appears that for many Word Press faithful users that the enlightened staff at that company has abandoned them for the pursuit of other interests.
Faithful contributors to the site’s Daily Prompt and Weekly Photo features might feel as though they have been sent to a mental gulag and are being punished for a crime they did not commit.
There are two ways to evaluate this situation: (1) reflect on all the good times you had as a site contributor and go on from there or (2) grumble and curse the staff at WP whom you feel has done you a grave injustice.
While the managing staff at WP might use this occasion to pat themselves on the back for a job well done users as well should rejoice in the many opportunities they had to publish their works and the many followers they may have attracted to their sites.
I truly do not think it is fair that these same folks at Word Press are recruiting new and inexperienced writers to their rank and file.
Where will these budding creative minds present their work and who will comment on their offerings?
In all fairness Word Press should pull the proverbial plug on any efforts they had in the past of training new users in the art of creating a web site or becoming trained \Word Press blog contributors.
Let these neophytes know up front that they will be writing without a net and without a support platform of their peers.
To continue the myth and then pull the carpet out from under them at a future date is criminal.
If you can use your creative force to get past this disappointment and setback and keep writing and doing your photographs.
The experience will help you overcome the shock and disappointment.
Whining and yelping will only bring you down.
A fond farewell to one and all.
Take care. Be safe. Enjoy your special talents. – gc