Plinky, a blogging service, which was launched just today, offers a new and interesting blogging style, based on answering promped questions, and not writing notes on random topics. Users can add not only written content, but also pictures, maps, music files, videos, playlists and whatever they find appropriate to the topic, and then, post the content on other social networking sites.
<p>The motto of this site is 'Because sometimes you need a push' - so, you don't have to invent new topics to write about every day, but you can use the prompt question to get inspired. Might sound a bit boring, but it turns out that each user has different answers, so there are many opportunities for comparing notes and finding someone who has similar tastes.</p>
<p>Once you log in, you get a prompt such as 'Defend your vice', or 'Name three overplayed songs you love anyway', and a couple of windows to put the replies in. You will also get to choose a graphic representation of your reply - case of a songs, or an artist, it will be a photo of a album cover, and in case of other topics, an image from Flickr. There is a limited number of prompts so far, bu the number will grow, with the help of users, who can suggest prompts as well. The site is integrated with <a href="http://www.blogger.com" rel="nofollow">Blogger</a>, <a href="http://www.livejournal.com" rel="nofollow">LiveJournal</a>, <a href="http://www.tumblr.com" rel="nofollow">tumblr</a>, <a href="http://www.typepad.com" rel="nofollow">TypePad</a>, <a href="http://www.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow">WordPress</a>, <a href="http://www.xanga.com" rel="nofollow">Xanga</a>, and of course, <a href="http://www.facebook.com" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>.</p>
<p>The layout is nice and proffesional, the windows which apper when you answer the prompt are very pretty and look like a pile of real paper, the site makes a very good first impression.</p>
<p>This might be a very good site for 'creating inspired content', spreading media, and one's own tastes and ideas. Integration with the most popular blogging sites will definately help to get the content popularised, and the idea of prompts might also lure people who would like to blog, but don't really know what they should write about.</p>