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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  • You’ll get the best feedback if you can be as specific as possible about what you’d like people to respond to or where you’re struggling.
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  1. i would love some feedback from those who don’t normally read my blog – my personal blog is called Irresistibly Fish [] and i tend to bend the english language to meet my will [not many capitals, limited punctuation, made up words] and so recently i started a second blog to try and keep to ‘good english rules’ to see how it would affect my readership – i do five themed posts per week [mon – something fun, tues – news related, wed – relationships, thurs – spiritual, friday – my choice] and would love for someone with some time to check out the new blog and give some feedback on those two aspects of it:


  2. Have you ever encountered cyber bullying or trolls in your site. I would like to know how you handled it. I posted a topic about and if you want to read it I can show you the link. It was posted dated Apr 22, 2013 titled “Intruder Alert”. You help will be beneficial to our community.

    Your feedback is much appreciated. Thank you.


  3. I would like to receive feedback on how i word things. It would be useful to know areas that i can improve on and how to get more hits to my blog.
    Thank you :)


  4. I have started a travel blog, as we are embarking on a journey around the world and a new way of off-grid life in general. But I am trying to write in a more poetic and personal manner (even though English is my second, even third language…), rather than the usual journal-report-on-events travel blog style. Do you think this is a good idea?


  5. Hi everyone! I would love feedback on my blog,

    regarding post content and focus, but really, any feedback would be appreciated. Is the format okay? Is it sophisticated enough? Do you think that anyone would be able to read it? I’m a high school student so sometimes I fear that my content becomes too childish for lots of adults to read. Thanks in advance!

    – Catherine


  6. Hi all.
    I have this photography blog for some years now.

    Initially it was just a photoblog but now I try to have it as a wider platform with a daily blog entry (insanely I’m doing the project365) and a portfolio for my fine art photography. I’ve noticed that not being part of the community has damaged my always low views, now virtually non existent.
    How can I improve visibility of my blog? I would love to be more part of the community than I am now. And also, is my blog interesting enough?

    Thank you for your time and hopefully feedback,


  7. I’d like a general feedback on my blog. I tend to post different things, ranging from narratives, poems and even songs (the lyrics of which have been written by me).

    Do you guys think it would be better if I make different pages on my blog (as I’ve done for my Photography) for those different things or just post them as they are now, jumbled up.

    My blog is :


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  9. Hi,
    I want to change / peronalise my blog format to include more photos & a more visual index for the front page, so poeple can find posts that interest them… not just scroll down. I have “Skeptical” but there’s a lot of wasted space on the lefthand side.

    Any ideas on the best theme?

    It’s mainly a travel blog, but I post poems that poeple everywhere send me and also translate human rights isssues. It’s in Spanish & English.
    Saludos :)


  10. I started a blog here on wordpress but I am planning on building a second site with hosting and custom domain called So my question is:

    How important is the look and design of the blog versus the content? I don’t have too much money to spend but I’m willing to get a customizable template.

    I’ve been MIA for a few days on my current blog to create a title graphic and logo for my new blog but I feel like I’ve wasted those days when I could have been working on ideas for quality posts. I feel like I’m working on a “nice to have” instead of the substance.

    Thanks guys!


  11. I would really appreciate some tips on how to get more readers and page views. My blog is only a few days old shop maybe I’m expecting too much but I have hardly any visitors. Any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!


  12. I would appreciate some feedback for my blog: I am pretty new to blogging so I would be very glad to get some comments on how I can improve my page. Thank you!


  13. Re-blogging really annoys the shit out of me. People who do it, in my opinion, have no imagination, original thoughts, and are super lazy.

    What are your thoughts? Do or don’t?


  14. I too am at new at this and would appreciate any feedback. I have learned already that I didn’t do well in english, so please mention that and any other thoughts you may have. I have written two posts so please check them both.



  15. Following up on some advice from previous Community Pool posts, I have made some improvements to my blog ‘The Hoax of a Digital Life’ (
    I would really like to hear what people have to say about the new layout, my content and whatever you think I could improve on.
    I don’t get offended by constructive criticism, so be as honest as you like, I only want to improve!

    Thanks a bunch! :)


  16. This place has helped me bring my blog to this stage but I guess I still need feedback on how easy it is to move around my blog and any other thing you notice that needs improvement.


  17. Hi Everyone. I started my blog in Feb and have played with the look many times. I am trying to convey a bit of the universe and some whimsy. I would love some feedback on the content and direction of the blog, talking about listening to signs and the Universe. Any feedback is welcome. I was thinking about changing the title of my blog to match my url or does it not matter?