Plinky – inspired content in the eye of the beholder

Posted on March 5, 2009. Filed under: Tech News | Tags: , , |

By Dolores Parker –


Sometimes you’re on a roll and the words flow forth effortlessly on the page, while at other times you’re struck with the agony of having zero to say. Writer’s block occurs sometimes and Plinky is here to help revive the brain dead or as they claim to help you create “inspired content.”

Plinky prompts you daily with a question or challenge which hopefully will inspire you to think of something interesting to say. You can add photos, maps or other media to enhance your post depending on the prompt. If you use services like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc., you can link them to your Plinky account and share your answers through them, too.

Plinky is a social network and as a member you are united with others who also respond to questions like yesterday’s gem, “Are you a handywoman or handyman? Describe the most impressive thing you’ve built/repaired/duct-taped. You can follow people and likewise they can follow you.

At first I was put off by the questions, such as Share your scar(s), as well as the gem noted above, but actually the answers from some of the members were interesting to read if you like diary type entries. I don’t know if Plinky will cure writers block or inspire you to create compelling content, but it could be a low barrier way to get beginners started.

Plinky, which we heard about from blogger Louis Gray, was founded by Jason Shellen, a former Google exec who was part of the original team launching Blogger and a founding product manager of Google Reader.

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