Challenges, Chain Letters and Daisy Chains

Do you remember the Chain Letters that used to circulate in the 60s?
You would receive a postcard and on the back was the name and address of 6 people, the last being the person who had sent the card to you.
The idea was that you would send a picture postcard of your home town to the first person on the list, then remove their name and add yours to the bottom. You would then send a plain postcard with the six names and addresses (including yours now) to five of your friends asking them to repeat the process.
chain letterThe end result was that eventually you would receive hundreds of picture postcards from all over the world within a matter of months.
I didn’t receive a single one.

In later years, this procedure was adopted as a Pyramid Scheme for making money, and with some, misfortune and threats followed if you didn’t comply, so the whole subject of chain letters became taboo.

WordPress provides a meeting place for all, a mixture of backgrounds, talents, gifts, likes, dislikes, humour, opinions, education, sorrow, advice, support and kindness. It offers a sense of belonging, an outlet for expression, a different perspective, and hope, interest and a caring, sharing community for some who may otherwise have no contact with their outside world.

It also has Challenges, Awards and Nominations.
How, where or why they originate is irrelevant, but at the end of the day you have the choice whether to join in, enjoy other people’s efforts, or decline invitations, without pressure or judgment. I am normally in the middle bracket but currently involved in the Five Photos Five Day challenge.

Why did I accept this and not participate in others?
Simple really, I try to do at least one post every day, I write the occasional ‘poem’, take the odd photo and rather than answer a lot of questions about myself, I can do my own thing.
This particular challenge meant nominating just one person each day thus making a total of five, rather than ten or fifteen at any one time.
daisy chainMost of the bloggers I follow have done the majority of these challenges already so like a daisy chain, they may have gone full circle!
I’ve noticed too that some have posted ‘Meet and Greets’ or ‘Introduction of a New Blogger’ articles in the past so I hope my readers find my nominee choices of interest.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Challenges, Chain Letters and Daisy Chains

  1. Back when I started blogging, I used to do all the challenges/chain type things, but I have stopped doing that. I like things that are “get to know you” vs. “collect followers” which some of these things are. 🙂

    • I’ve done a couple of others, the Nature Chills challenge #3 and a self promotion invitation. I am increasingly surprised at the amount of art/craft/poetry/writing/drawings that is out there.

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