Tilly Bud said this recently:
My Blog Director has advised me to stop saying ‘This is from a WordPress prompt’. As my Blog Director is also my eldest son, I have to obey him because I want him to visit me from time to time. I’m weak, I know; but I like him.
She goes on to say that all posts based on WordPress prompts will come with a tag called “WordPress prompts”.
This is an excellent idea and one I intend to follow, because I do feel a bit embarrassed when I start posts with “WordPress recently asked…”, but that’s not the reason why I mention it.
Her eldest son reads her blog.
I could graffiti my posts onto our garden wall and my children would ignore them as they mooched past on the way down to the town to “hang”. I could write them on post-its and stick it to their PlayStation screens and they would play around them. I could tattoo the posts onto their bodies as they slept and they would simply wear less revealing clothes (note to self: try this with 14-year old Tingirl).
I could use black magic to write the posts in letters of fire in the sky. I could get the crowd at today’s Ireland v Italy rugby match to hold cards that spelt out a post as they held them up. I could hire a little plane and have a post printed on a banner trailing behind it.
I’d love them to read it from time to time – I’d even let them give critical advice, as Tilly does.
On the other hand, I never ask to read their homework, so I suppose we’re even.