The Next Step

“Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Bad foor day 2The midweek word-prompt on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is Footwear.

Lately, GC has spent much of his time hanging around in medical waiting rooms and he whiled the time away by observing feet… Yes, feet, or to be more precise the shoes adorning those feet!

Feet are not my thing; I hate my feet, well, my toes anyway. Gerry has nice feet, feet that befit a six-footer, but I digress.

I couldn’t help raising a smile when he talked about some of the gentlemen he had observed, and apparently, a couple of them wore shiny, patent leather shoes, I wonder if they were accompanied by ladies in sequinned dresses en route to the ballroom!

I used to strut around in glamorous, elegant stiletto heels, I also used to wear fur, I don’t do either of those things any more.

Unfortunately, years of standing on my feet all day means the greater need for comfort  has become my priority.

I draw the line at trainers (sneakers) – a form of footwear that offers favours only to the legs of ladies who run (I don’t run). Not only that but how many feet do you see wearing clean trainers? I rest my case!


PS. If you have already read the article below. My WP APP theory was wrong, having used the dashboard to write this post, I’m sorry to say the pingback was  unsuccessful!

For your interest (or not) This is a copy of an announcement made yesterday on our site Weekly Prompts.

Many of you are aware that some bloggers are experiencing a number of faults, including issues with creating pingbacks.

What is not clear is whether the bug, the gremlin or whatever, lies within the site creating the pingback, or with the receiving site such as this one.

My gut feeling tells me the fault is the WordPress App, but I’m not a developer, so who knows?

Thankfully, your posts (and mine) are publishing as normal and your usual followers will continue to visit and enjoy your articles, with or without the presence of a pingback.

WordPress is aware and the developers are attempting to fix the fault. If you are having problems no matter how minor, in order to help WP help us,  please could you inform WordPress.

As a temporary measure, and at the suggestion of one of our contributors, we have Enabled Comments on Weekly Prompts. This will allow a link to your article to be pasted into a comments box; however, we also ask that you attempt a pingback first; otherwise, none of us will know if there is a problem.

When we launched Weekly prompts our initial plan was to create a website that offered prompts and challenges not dissimilar to WordPress’s Daily Prompts, and without a discussion forum. Our intention was to offer prompts/challenges that would bring people together and facilitate discussions on your own sites.

Additionally, being something of a neat freak, I wanted the pingbacks to be orderly and easily spotted so that others could visit your sites. For me, it was important that pingbacks were not hidden in the middle of a sea of general comments; therefore, Normal Comments were disabled.

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11 thoughts on “The Next Step

  1. Murphy's Law

    Feet! One or the other of mine has landed in my mouth on occasion! When I was young, I thought my feet were pretty. No callouses, no bunions. And when I polished my nails, they looked super. All these years later, however, it’s a different story. My toes look weird. My feet are a bit wider now. I couldn’t wear a pair of heels today if you put a gun to my head! Lol.

    Like Gerry, I too notice the footwear of other patients in the waiting room. It runs the gamut of brand new shoes that aren’t even creased yet to shoes that have been through several wars…and lost all of them! And I live in New Balance walking sneakers!! Comfort is key today. They’re white….and clean ! 😜 But they do remind me of clunky nurses shoes! Sigh……
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. I was only half serious about the trainers (sneakers), I actually can’t wear flat shoes for very long and although I do have a pair I don’t have anything to wear with them, not even a pair of jeans! 🙂


  2. gc

    I love the way you digress to pay homage to my feet love. The compliments from you are ALWAYS welcome. As you know my feet would not seem quite right housed in a size 14 shoe extra long if you know what I mean and I am sure you do.:) xx

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