WordPress Daily Prompt: 20 January


Before I do that I just want to write a bit about the WordPress Daily Prompt feature on my home page. Since these prompts started appearing I do them from time to time. This morning I looked at the question and trying to decide whether to respond I noticed a line below in the tiny font that WP now uses as default (annoying). It said ” View all responses” I clicked the link hoping for inspiration or at least an interesting read. I was taken to a page that said this:

No recent posts

“No posts have recently been tagged with dailyprompts-1823 for your language.”

OK, well maybe that is because WP does not include the suggestion that you should tag your post dailyprompts-1823 so how would we know to do that?

I also discovered that there were arrows next to the prompt itself and that there are actually multiple prompts to choose from. I can’t remember if those arrows were there before. Certainly I never looked. I tried to view those posts but was met with the same no response message. Each prompt had a different number but the number is not part of the prompt or the default tag. I suppose we are supposed to be clairvoyant.

Does anyone know the secret of how to find out the Daily Prompt number?


Anyway, I decided that I didn’t want to do today’s prompt so I found another one and I am doing that.

Name an attraction or town close to home that you still haven’t got around to visiting.

Wp Daily Prompt -unknown number

I volunteer at the local tourist information centre in Wynyard once a week. It’s very interesting talking to visitors to our town and I enjoy helping them find out how to get to the places they want to see or suggesting them if they don’t know what there is.

One of the most frequently visited areas in northern Tasmania is Cradle Mountain. It is about two to two and a half hours drive from Sisters Beach. People are always asking about the best route to get there, what time the visitor centre is open and where they can camp there. I can answer those questions because we have maps and brochures and I’ve learned a little from listening to what the council employees who run the centre tell people. But, I have never been there myself. I’d like to go but we have just not got around to it as yet. Most of our explorations since moving to north west Tasmania have been along the coast.

Here is what the Parks & Wildlife website has to say about the park.

Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). From moss-covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges to snow-covered mountain peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes, the park is revered for its diverse and breath-taking landscapes.

https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain
Free Stock Photo of Cradle Mountain Landscape in Tasmania, Australia. Photo by Thinkrobot.

What is there to do at Cradle Mountain on a day trip?

Visit the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park

There is bushwalking with walks of all lengths. The Enchanted Walk is a short easy one. Dove Lake is a 6km loop and longer walks such as the Overland Track are also accessed from the park.

You can see Tasmanian Devils, and other wildlife such as echidnas, platypus and quolls.

Nature photography

See snow in winter

Cradle Mountain Lodge in winter photo from pexels.com

If you are planning a trip to Tasmania Cradle Mountain is about two and a half hours drive from Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals which is well worth a look. Or if you are coming on the ferry it is about an hour and a half from Devonport.

Further Reading Before You Go:

https://campertraileraustralia.com.au/Featured/14305/Journey_Through_Cradle_Country_Tasmania

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

7 comments

  1. Hi @taswegian1957, I’m one of the wordpress.com developers working on the writing prompts feature, I came across your post while testing it!

    > WP does not include the suggestion that you should tag your post dailyprompts-1823 so how would we know to do that?

    You’re right! we are releasing an update shortly where the post is automatically tagged with the correct dailyprompts-{{ID}} tag. It’s still a work in progress, thanks for being one of the early users!

    Cradle mountain looks amazing, I’m glad you were inspired to write today 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for responding to my post. The prompts are fun to do but it’s much more fun when you can share them with others and read their posts so the improved tagging will be a big help.

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  2. WordPress Daily Prompts are a good initiative for those who need a push with their content creation. I appreciate the effort will participate from time to time by inserting them in my weekly calendar.

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