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The Community Pool is for those of you looking for input, whether on post ideas, writing, blog design and layout,…

The Community Pool is for those of you looking for input, whether on post ideas, writing, blog design and layout, or anything else. If you have a post, page, or idea you want to bounce off someone, leave a comment. Your fellow bloggers can then click through and offer input either on your site, or in the comments here (feel free to indicate which you’d prefer).

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    1. I was a little confused about the age of the narrator. At first it seemed like a young child, but then I gleaned it was a young girl, and then I wasn’t really sure because the name of your blog is “brandonsmommy” so I thought maybe it was an adult. I guess it was because I couldn’t really see the age/sex of the person in the picture, at least on my laptop. Hope this helps some!

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    1. The name of your blog is difficult to pronounce and I don’t really know what it means. I like the look of your blog and your use of photos and bolded numbered items. I gathered, after some reading, that your blog is reflections about your journey as a religious leader. Maybe you might put an FAQ up explaining what makes up your exact role – Ordinand, I think it was? I’m not familiar with its meaning and probably others aren’t as well.

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      1. Thank you Xina for your helpful comments. Bo-ru-ach-el-o-(h)im actually means ‘Come Spirit Of God’ in Hebrew. I like the idea of a FAQ page or glossary maybe, as you are correct some of the terms might be unfamiliar e.g. Ordinand = Trainee Vicar. Glad you liked other bits and took time to reply.

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    1. As someone who doesn’t really use twitter I liked your article. I wasn’t aware you could schedule tweets. Even I may not use the tools you mentioned I liked that you gave good information about them. Good Article.

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    2. That was cool! I may not be using the service any time soon, but I enjoyed how you covered it in a fun and simple way.
      I noticed that your blog doesn’t feature the “Like” button for WordPress users, though, and it made me sad because I wanted to give you a “Like”.
      Keep up the good work.

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    3. One thing I would add is the ability to bulk schedule in HootSuite. You can upload a CSV file of upto 50 tweets at a time which can be a huge time saver.

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    4. Looks simple enough to follow. You missed a word here though “getting (the) hang of it.” I work as a part-time CSR so I appreciate the tip. Not that we need to schedule a great deal of tweets in our center. Hope I was able to help you.

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    1. I really enjoyed this post – it made me want to get reading right away and I imagine it will be a great record for you too.

      (The word composed appears to be duplicated in the first sentence)

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    2. I have to commend you that you read and even blog about your recommended books. Good job! It also helps that there are pictures … do continue to write. I have not written anything on my favorite books, so I envy you for the effort of sharing yours with everyone. Mabuhay (this is a Filipino greeting, which means “Long live!”)
      Hope you can also check my blog. It just has lots of pictures and some short stories.

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  1. This question involves layout, I can’t seem to add a follow me on Pinterest button to my post pages, I have a generic one, I just copied and pasted my address, but it looks so unprofessional, any ideas? Thankyou!

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    1. I don’t know if you are aware bu the follow me on pinterest link you posted is not actually a link you can click on. Are wanting people to be able to clink on it?

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    1. Hi,
      I love the look of your blog!
      The only thing I saw was a few spelling errors. Do you use spell check? Also, the title “The Hidding Place” is that meant hiding, as in hide and seek? If so, it would be “Hiding.” Please let me know if this is what you were going for! =) Overall, your blog is really nice, and I enjoy your writing.

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      1. No i don’t use it. Ooops omg i’ve been since the beginning with that name and i didn’t realize it. Thank you so much for tell me about it. If you see something more just let me know.

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    1. Read half an article and followed right away ^_^ I love the way you write.
      Keep up the good work!
      And they layout is okay, though I personally prefer things with bigger fonts.

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    1. I liked the look of the blog on my screen. Although, I feel that if someone was casually passing by, the arrangement of all the articles in one single panel makes it overwhelming.

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      1. Thanks for the feedback! It’s quite funny because last time’s feedback said that the whole post scroll was too messy or some along those lines. I will take both things into account and see what things I can do :)

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  2. Hi all,
    I am new to blogging and just added a widget to my profile to show my top posts. I think it looks good, but I would like some feedback. I am posting my blog also to find and connect with fellow bloggers who are new.

    Also, I wrote a daily prompt and would love to know what you think! Thanks in advance for your feedback and your time!!
    Hi!
    Thank you so much for following and checking out my blog! You sent such a sweet message, and I can’t thank you enough for your kind words! I look forward to reading more from your blog! I hope you have a great day! =) <3 always,
    Christina

    http://lifebeinggirly.com/

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    1. I think it was a good idea putting the top post widget.
      I really loved your daily propmt for today and i wanted to comment but i couldn’t find the comment section ?
      As a fairly new blogger i also want to connect with more people. I am happy that i found you :)

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      1. Oh no! Did you see the bubble caption in the upper right hand corner? Maybe if you click on that you will be able to comment? Please let me know as I want to be able to get your responses!
        Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog =)

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    2. LOVE your blog! Amazing photos and I really like the captions under each picture. I look forward to following you! I have been thinking of your daily prompt all day and I will be responding tonight once my little ones go to bed.

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    1. hey,your link is not working. i think you posted the admin link which nobody else can open but the admin of the blog.
      And i would really appreciate it if you give feedback on my 1 week old blog:)

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    2. Hey, there is some problem with the link you posted i think its only for admin of the blog and only they can open it.
      P.S i am a week old blogger and will really appreciate your opinion on it :)

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      1. Love the posts, especially the one on singing. :D
        You have some minor errors in your grammar, proof read. These always, ALWAYS occur when we type and post without re-reading. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve rushed to edit an error before someone else pointed out. The proofread option by WordPress is pretty good.

        Happy blogging!

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    1. I liked what you have written but feel that you could have written more. You know, personalized it a bit? At the moment, it is well written yet not connecting or reeling me in as a reader. Maybe a personal anecdote? Or a few lines in the first person?

      I loved your site layout!

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    1. Good post. I would suggest getting your “about” page updated before posting more. I like to know more about the person before reading their posts. When I started my “about” page I just had a quick introductory paragraph but targeted myself with adding a little but more each day. Hope that helps :)

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    1. You titled the post realiz(s)ations but I am not sure what the realizations are. I see that you compared American and British language which was interesting to read, but I think the title threw me off a little.

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  3. Hello!
    I just read the comments above and plan on going through everyone’s posts.
    If some advice and views could be offered on mine?
    This was my attempt at expressing my views on societal crimes.
    Hello!
    I just read the comments above and plan on going through everyone’s posts.
    If some advice and views could be offered on mine?
    This was my attempt at expressing my views on societal crimes.

    http://shreyapunj14.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/a-society-with-no-honor/

    If you are kind enough to check out my blog, that would be amazing too! :)

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    1. Reading this post really opened my eyes….I had no idea this was happening! I really like the social blogs but I also appreciate being informed and educated to. It was very well written and I look forward to viewing our world through your eyes more often!

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  4. Hi, I’m new. And being a geek who uses tumblr, I’ve come across a story idea where the main character in a book falls in love with the reader. Not being a professional writer, I simply played around with the idea. The following link is my introduction. Comments? Any feedback would be amazing. Thanks!

    http://wp.me/p3Wgen-2

    If this link doesn’t work, let me know. You might have to copy and paste it… ? Like I said, I started my WordPress yesterday, so I’m a little unsure about methods.

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      1. Hi! Thanks for following me and the positive feedback! Your blog is… Wow, umm… amazing. Life IS confusing, and your blog really allows the reader to explore the different emotions that makes it so complicated. And yeah, I know exactly what you mean about singing.

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