A week ago I received a private message on Facebook. In it the writer complained that when she posts at The Sunday Whirl very few people comment on her poems. She also noted that not even I (the blog hostess) post or comment every week. She’s right. I am a bit of an absentee blog hostess. I started the Whirl several years ago. When The Sunday Whirl began, Magpie Tales was on Wednesday, or maybe Monday. There were very few prompt blogs for Sunday. It seemed like a good idea. The person who wrote to me also said there is far more traffic at other prompt sites on Sunday. I’m not sure exactly what she wanted me to do, or what her overall point was.
All of that said, The Sunday Whirl will continue to be here for you. I do not post a piece from undercaws, each week. When I do post, I generally comment on your work, especially if you leave comments on mine. If you can, please comment on the work of your fellow writers the weeks you write here. If you are busy, no big deal. Do what you can. We all have obligations and passions outside of this space. The breadth and dearth of The Sunday Whirl traffic happens.
I know a few other prompt sites fuel your muses on Sundays. I am not the blog nor the comment police. We are adults. I hope you continue to enjoy the Whirl, and aren’t too put out by a blog hostess who doesn’t participate each week. I love setting words out there. Eat them up. May they feed your work.