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    1. Hi! I liked your Good Deed post – not only was it inspirational, it was also very personal. The writing flowed well and it was a happy read. Thanks for sharing and I’ll likely revisit.
      Pixie

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    2. Your blog is excellent and insightful. You raise questions about issues that are crucial for our world and do it in a very intelligent and thoughtful way. I look forward to reading much more of your writing.

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    3. You’re a great writer, truly! And the blog theme is great just personalise it a bit more?

      Would love to be able to talk, I’m new to this whole ‘blogging’ world and looking for a little bit of guidance

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    1. I just recently started to watch horror movies, so this is going to be my go-to site for recommendations! 🙂

      Your reviews seem really helpful and like you put a lot of time and thought into them. I will definitely be checking back to see more of your posts.

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    2. That is one of the coolest and most original ideas for a blog I have seen. Your reviews are really thoughtful and would really help when I want to choose a movie to watch on movie nights. Thanks!

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  1. hello! I have this blog: koenm.nl and i am not sure whether my layout is okay.. My blog is in dutch, so if a dutch person could tell me if my subjects are good or nah, would be great! I would prefer reactions at my blog

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    1. HI there. I cannot read dutch, but let me tell you that if you want more traffic, you can do what I did. Mine is in spanish, and I added a google translate page, into the languages i considered most popular. I chose four, but you can choose all of them.

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    1. I like the layout and set up of your blog. I think you could add categories to it so people could find similar posts more easily (especially since it seems like your blog covers many topics). Hope that helps, keep up the good work! I followed 🙂

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    2. It looks good to me. 🙂 Just one thing, perhaps you could organize the things on the sidebar in order of importance?

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    1. Love the thought provoking quality of the pictures…Favourite one being the dogs drinking water. The picture of the solitary flower does have jute rope in the background, have you taken another picture of the flower keeping the rule of thirds in mind?Your page looks inviting…will surely have some serious reading later.

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      1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. I think we may have similar views on some things..I also traveled quite a bit during my formative years. Like minds. Thanks for your time!

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    1. I left a comment on the post itself but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I would happily read more and am now following your blog.

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      1. Thank you so much for the feedback and the follow. Hope you enjoy the other material. I liked your post about the difference between sadness and depression – I see you are passionate about this topic and I hope to read more about it too.
        Pixie

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      1. Hi shrutigopinath,
        Thank you so much for visiting. I’m glad my writing sat well with your tastes, and I hope to produce more posts of the like. I’m trying to organise my posts so that they are easily accessible. Happy to know the blog is viewed as ‘organised’!

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    1. Firstly may I ask what is significant about 86,400 seconds?

      Secondly I think your post length was fine. In this fast paced world people like things short and I certainly think there is a upper limit to blog post length but your post kept me interested, it had a point to it and so it did not particulary bother me that it was longer than that I would normally expect to be reading.

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    2. Hello,
      I think the length of your posts is fine. Our world seems to favor brief snippets of information. Personally, I appreciate when a person examines a question or issue in depth. Good work!

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    3. Just read your ‘finding my voice’ post and found it a great read. Based on that, my view is that you shouldn’t worry too much about the length of your posts; it’s an engaging piece.

      My posts often go the other way; for some time, I had the arbitrary figure of 1000 words in my head and felt that any post shorter than that would be throwaway and insubstantial – now I take pride in producing well crafted short pieces of 500 or 600 words.

      Each to their own – keep it up!

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  2. I’m French but I post in English so more friends can read my blog. Should I translate the About section or keep it in French (also a way to ask my readers to bear with my poor English 😉 ? Thx a lot

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    1. Hi – your English isn’t ‘poor’ at all. I didn’t have any problem understanding you. Everything seemed perfectly clear.

      If I were you I wouldn’t translate my French ‘about’ section, I’d leave it in French and write something short in English. I wouldn’t translate though – mainly because direct translations from one language to another, especially when the original is personal and informal, are horribly easy to get wrong in tone. I would write a short About piece in English. Then your English speaking readers and your French speaking readers will all feel welcome.

      Does ‘Trophy Wife’ mean something positive when you use the expression in French? I was surprised to see you describe yourself as one in your About section.

      Good luck with your blog.

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      1. Thanks a lot, your message is very encouraging! I really like the option you are offering!
        “Trophy wife” is pretty cynical actually, but there is actually something with the “trophy” that is not translated in French. In French we would use the word “potiche”, and it does not say anything about the looks of the wife; A potiche is useless, plainly. I referred to Trophy wife because of its cliché: expat moms are usually defined as non working, but spending time in salons when the nannies are taking care of the kids. It is the easy way out when people ask me “so what are you doing in the Philippines? “. Do you think the expression is too pejorative?

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      2. I understand ‘Trophy wife’ to mean a young, pretty woman who has married a rich, older man. He’s acquired her because of his money, not because she loves him or wants to be with him. She’s a ‘trophy’ like a hunting trophy – his way to display his virility.

        That’s why I wondered if it had a different meaning in France!

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    1. I think your blog is quite interesting. It covers a range of topics yet still feels inclusive and something I can relate to. ‘Off How To Be Happy” in particular is the sort of thing I blog about. You have gained a follower.

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    1. Just from a quick look, your tags are longer then your excerpts which doesn’t look great and doesn’t really invite me to “read more.” My advice: cut down significantly on the number of tags and show more of your writing on the home page. People want to read what you have to say. 🙂

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    1. I think you write incredibly well. You had me hooked after the first line. All I would say is that you dont want your posts to be any longer than “Those Bad Days”. I often push the boundaries with mine in terms of length but the shorter and snappier is probably better. Your passion certainly comes through in your writing. I look forward to more posts.

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      1. Thanks! That was my longest post I’ve written, mostly because I also feel like long stories are not so great. But I thought that it was a decent length for a weekly account of how school went. It takes some time to construct a poem or short piece I’m prepared to publish. Posts, though, are getting harder. I think you can guess why!

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    2. Are you a freshman in high school? If yes, your writing is excellent. Continue to read, read, read excellent writers both on blogs (which tend to be more casual, conversational) and novels and non fiction books. If you want to pursue writing find an english teacher at your school to mentor you. Good luck on your new adventure.

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      1. Yes I am – but does age really matter? 😛 If I answered that I wasn’t a freshman would my writing be less excellent? But yep, I love reading and writing, hence my kind of new blog. 🙂 Thanks for the response!

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      2. It was more a question of education than age. As you will see you will do more and more writing through high school and college. As with any skill, you will improve with practice and constructive feedback.

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  3. Do you think it is poor form to reblog sports stories from other more established blogs or should I stick to just my own opinion when writing posts for my sports blog?

    My blog (just started) intheloope.wordpress.com

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    1. I think reblogging if done minimally can be quite powerful however for the most part I would personally prefer to read what you think about the topic. You can always insert a link to the blog that sparked your discussion.

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    1. Hi there. I didn’t find your posts preachy at all. I thought that you struck the right note in the mommy wars post–you offered a clear perspective, but didn’t call anyone out. Your tone is genuine–not snarky. To me that’s a big plus!

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    1. Hello,
      As someone who is also deeply involved with words, I love your blog and your short stories. I started with “The Whole Nine Yards” and wondered where you might go with it. It was both humorous and compelling. Keep writing!

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  4. I started a new blog: Pikturamma.wordpress.com. It is a photo collection. If I am working on something in dashboard, when I click on the blog name at the top, I get a blank square with just the date. If I click on the square, the pictures come up. What have I done wrong when I posted those posts?

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    1. In absolute agreement with creativewriter. Enjoyed reading your post about the conference – the high-speed pitch process sounded oddly exhilarating. All good luck with your paranormal thriller. I hope it brings you lots of new readers.

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