Conversation 110: As Facebook goes down THE DAILY HAIKU is rescued by The Great Margin and Twitter

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Today FB disappeared from my screen and phone, of course like many people I thought it was something I had done.  So I rebooted, switched on and off, downloaded a new FB app, pressed refresh… and still nothing.  Then the #facebookdown began trending on twitter and news reports started filtering in of a huge outage across not just FB but its other babies Instagram and WhatsApp.  In order to keep THE DAILY HAIKU online and keep our engagement going during what I am sure will be a temporary closure on FB I am turning to our beloved platform The Great Margin and on Twitter @TheGreatMargin so we can keep haiku-ing, connecting and staying creative.

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So whilst FB is on holiday do share your haiku in the comment thread here.

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For those who had not already had the time or opportunity to enjoy our DAILY THEME for 4th October there are two:

PAIN

&

LOST

Lost seems especially meaningful given the loss of connection.

Our Weekly Theme is WINGS

Our Seasonal Word is RAIN.

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We have a photo prompt for the week#12 from Jennifer Gurney which was chosen by Annie Wilson because: “I love the jewel-like colours on this messy artist’s palette – they make me think of spring flowers and blue skies. I can just imagine the energy with which the artists creates her joyful paintings – we can see some fo them scattered on the floor. It makes me want to go and put bold strokes on canvas. Many of us use artworks to inspire our haiku. I hope this behind-the-scenes photo also sparks the imagination.”  What does this photo inspire in you, share your haiku here in the comment thread.

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Remember we have a new MONTHLY CHALLENGE to post humorous ku – favourites to be selected by a comedy genius, so give us a laugh or a wry chuckle and post your offerings below.

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For the 5th October

Our Daily Theme today will be:

CHAOS

or

CONNECTION

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And if you are still in the need of a haiku fix do visit all our other 109 blogs on The Great Margin https://www.thegreatmargin.org/conversations/ including our last monthly round-up of themes including some special bonus themes only to be revealed on the blog. https://thegreatmargin.org/conversations/conversation-109-the-daily-haiku-themes-28th-august-to-24th-september/

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Not being able to simply check and post as I would normally do on THE DAILY HAIKU group on FB has reminded me how much I enjoy connecting through creativity with you all.  We have become a thriving community who enjoy creating and connecting together – a life line. I hope to see you, those of you who can connect here and on twitter.  Do add your messages and thoughts too as well as your haiku.

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If anyone wants to start a renga please do or suggest other themes.  Wishing you all well and look forward to your posts. Let us know how you are.

 

 

 

 

3 Comments on “Conversation 110: As Facebook goes down THE DAILY HAIKU is rescued by The Great Margin and Twitter”

  1. thank you for this, Amanda – relieved to find that normal-ish service has been resumed! 🙏🙏❤️

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