Cool Website – Plinky

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I stumbled across Plinky either late Friday or early Saturday. It’s an interesting writing tool – similar to Formspring and the daily Writer’s Block prompt on LiveJournal.

Where Formspring encourages others to ask you questions, Plinky gives you the questions. (Plinky also doesn’t seem as gossip-focused as Formspring; for one, I don’t think it lets you submit or answer questions anonymously.) It’s an attractive website and it doesn’t appear to be slow, buggy, or full of spammers and scammers. Like practically every other “social” website out there, it’s compatible with Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and a variety of other services.

You can also make up your own questions and submit them to Plinky’s database, but your question isn’t guaranteed to be published. Perseverance is key!

Like Tumblr and Twitter, you can have “followers” on Plinky. (Every site that comes out these days absolutely must have some social element to it in order for it to survive, it seems.)

Like Word Count Journal, you can post a picture to go with your answer to a question. (Every website should be growing more and more media-rich to compete with others, too.)

The main question I have with this website is whether it will blossom or fade away into the black hole of the Internet (it’s already pretty obscure). I’ve been using it for a few days, but it’s not very useful to me (yet?).

However, it might be very useful for aspiring or young writers who need a way out of the (dun, dun, dun) dreaded writer’s block.

Give it a try and let me know what you think! 🙂