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The place for advice, feedback, and friendly blogging chatter.

Have you just published a new post and are dying for some feedback? Did you recently start your blog and could use some layout or design advice from your more seasoned peers?

Tap into the wisdom of The Daily Post blogging community and leave your question here in the comments. Others 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. Hi beautiful people!
    Here’s my blog soundtracksfortwentysomethings.wordpress.com where I write about my life as a twenty year old in New York, and combine them with songs.
    Basically creating a soundtrack for my life as a twentysomething.

    Check it out, let me know what you like and what you think could be better?

    Thank you!!

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  2. Hello All,
    I am somewhat new to blogging and I’d love some feedback on mine! I post mostly artwork I am working on, but sometimes I write too. Any suggestions to improve it would be great, like what topics would you like to read about from an artists point of view.

    http://lizstrongwilsondesign.wordpress.com

    Thanks so much!

    Liz

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    1. Hi, I’ve read some of your blog posts and I think they are well written. Plus I think your layout is really clear as well 🙂

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  3. Pixie-
    I like the content of your blog but to be honest, the layout is somewhat co0nfusing. I would seperate my blogging page to a Blog page, not the home page and have the home page be your landing page with a description of what your blog is about. I just think you could display your content in a more logical way. But I love the photos and your content. I hope this isn;t too much of a bummer comment.
    all the best,

    liz

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  4. Conundrum Writer-
    I am having trouble navigating your site. Where is your menu to direct visitors around your site? If you could make the experience more logical and clear I think more people will stay and look around your site. Hope this helps.
    all the best,

    liz

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  5. I really love the Community Pool as it’s a great chance to find new and interesting bloggers 🙂 I’m looking for an American who lives in the UK who might be willing to do a guest post on my page because as a British guy who writes about America it’d be fascinating to see the contrast. If this is you please get in touch! http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com/

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  6. Good morning everyone! Hope you all are having a beautiful day!
    I have a few new posts and photo galleries up that I would love feedback on! I have also updated the layout of my site, hoping that the new organization allows for a cleaner experience!
    Please stop by if you have time- I’d love some creative criticism!

    http://www.capturedwanderlust.com

    Hagen

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  7. Quick question! I have created new pages on my blog in hopes to categorize my blogs in within those new pages!!??? HOW do I do that! Can I chose which page my blog is published to or does it just get published on the main page?! HELP ME OUT PLEASE 🙂 Thanks

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    1. All posts will be published to your homepage (unless you set up your site to have a static front page, and the posts appear on a different page — if that’s something you’re interested in, here are the instructions: http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/)

      Otherwise, you can create category pages, meaning that all posts using a selected category will also appear on that particular page. Here are the instructions for creating these:
      http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/

      I hope this helps!

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