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    1. The big thing I notice is your post titles. (BTW: Your August 4 post has no title.) If you’re looking for more readers, I’d suggest having post titles that give the reader a greater idea of the topic. For instance, “Because I’m Worth It” could be about almost anything. (Oh, and it is possible to delete the double post. Just be careful not to delete the wrong one.)

      I also think your tagline could be less verbose. “My thoughts, whims, and perplexities” says the same thing more effectively without losing any artistic content. However, it might help for you to mention what the thoughts are about; there’s very little in your header to distinguish your blog from thousands of others.

      The blog concept is a good idea. I wish you’d bring something from the weight loss journey to your title or tagline because you write about it so much. That would give you some individuality among blogs and it would help grab readers.

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  1. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to get some traffic over to my blog. Today, has been my best “like” blog post day. 9 people liked my blog post and I’m very happy, but no one is commenting negatively or positively, so I don’t know if I’m on the right track or not. How did y’all get so many followers? I am sure the way I am tagging is a lot of the problem, so if you have any advice I’d eat it up. Thanks!!

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      1. someone pointed out by blog can not be found on the server, can’t understand why, may explain why no one is commenting or liking my post, how do I check this out, thanks, Tess

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  2. Hi everyone . I have recently started a novel “Singing dunes ” . Its on my blog Sweet sharing . “.I am an amateur writer . I write whatever comes in my mind & what my heart feels. I am a complete novice in field of writing. Yet I am taking this incredibly bold step of writing a novel. On this journey I shall make mistakes , fall short of words , but still I hope your support will get me through this .

    Now about ‘SINGING DUNES ‘, Its a story of a lady whose life was nothing less than a roller coaster . Her parents were victims of partition . She got married at an age of 13 to a man who was 25 years older than her. She had 12 kids apart from 4 step kids who were almost of the same age as her .Become widow at 40 , fought legal battles with her own sons to guard her self -respect & dignity .

    I would love to have your comments & feedback on my novel . Writing is in progress. I am posting a new page on my blog daily . I shall share the link here .Join the journey of this amazing woman with me …Happy reading

    http://sweetsharing.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/singing-dunes-chapter-1-1/

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  3. Hi everyone. I started a blog recently for people in my family to share childhood stories. They have responded nicely and what I like about it is characters are forming through the stories. I would like to know if the way I have laid this out is okay or if there is some suggestions for building a better site. Thanks for taking a look!

    http://ogmundsonstories.wordpress.com/

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    1. What a charming family! The well written reminiscences and the comments make your blog interesting reading.

      I’d suggest an authors’ widget so we readers could see who is writing. If it wouldn’t be to personal, I’d also suggest adding first names for the siblings on the about page (also the photo http://ogmundsonstories.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/newwest-jpg/). Or even adding that photo to the about page?

      Usually blogs with so much candor are private, for family only, but I found myself wishing you had a “subscribe” widget.

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  4. only seiously intrested will be welcomed,please , we really hate spammers,,you have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem. I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more here you go… w w w b a r 1 7 c o m …we need agents all around the world, Thanks

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    1. Hi 🙂 The length of what you have written is not too long, however, it would be better if you added some pictures that go with it. It makes it seem shorter and the reader will straight away know more about what they are reading

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      1. Thanks for the input. I was a little reluctant to add pictures because of all the nasty copyright issues and I don’t know which ones will be alright and which won’t. Is it OK for me to add images from Google and give Google images their due credit? Thanks again for helping out

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      2. You can find websites where they let you use their photos for free like this one: http://www.sxc.hu/ or you could just take them yourself, it’s what I do most of the time. I’m not sure about taking pictures from google though, there might be some issues depending where it originally came from.

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  5. Guten Morgen, ich würde euch gerne mein Photo vom Schwan (siehe 1. Blog) schicken – er ist etwas ganz Besonderes! Gruß von domtannen

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  6. sorry, just see this is an English blog – I would like to send you my picture of the Swan an Lake Zurich. It is a very special animal and many scientists try to find out why it associates with poeple. It mingles with the guests of the resort – obvisously very unimpresssed and relaxed. Greetings domtannen

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    1. ~ Hey 🙂 I guess you could add more widgets esp. a fan page so that your readers can also be updated with all your posts even in other media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Can you also put a like button or I just haven’t seen it yet? More Power! 🙂

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  7. I’m doing a 30 day challenge right now and I’d really like some feedback on my latest post. It can be any kind of feedback – what you liked, didnt like, how the images/writing style are etc. Would be much appreciated!

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  8. ~ 🙂 Hi everyone! My blog is about LISTing (almost) everything under the sun. Sometimes I make a list or an essay about anything. I would love you to request or suggest topics I can write. Most of the time, I write about life, work and funny moments. I would like to know what you think so I can include it, if I can why not? Pls. let me know your thoughts. 🙂 See http://thelurkerslist.wordpress.com/. For those who have a blog about God/religion, you can also give this a visit: http://letsthankgod.wordpress.com/. Should you want me to do a review of your blog, just let me know, whether here/through e-mail. Ty. Cheers! – Bliss, The Lurker’s List (nooffensemeant@gmail.com)

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  9. Hi everyone! I started my first blog in April. It is an online poetry notebook – a place to test out ideas and get them out in the open. It took me a lot to be brave enough to do this, and I would really love it if you would take the time, just choose a poem from the right hand navigation and give me some feedback on it. I want to grow as a poet and I am hoping that you are willing to help!! Thank you 🙂

    notenoughpoetry.wordpress.com

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