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  1. Check out my new photography blog
    hbhattphotography.wordpress.com

    I’d love it if you could check out my blog and tell me what I’m doing right or wrong 😀
    Thanks in Advance 🙂

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  2. Quick sneak peak!
    WHY AM I HERE.
    I’m not quite sure why I blog, for little while I kept a journal in my lunch box and every opportunity I had I would write in it. Never anything witty or creative simply the way my day unfolded and how I felt. I’ve never enjoyed writing before. Growing up I remember my teacher asking us what we wanted to be when we got older. I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to argue and prove points. I wanted to be bossy and demanding. I wanted control. Maybe that rooted from never being the popular girl or perhaps the way I always felt like an outcast from birthday parties and after school activities. Who knows…

    I appreciate it you could leave some feed back on my latest post! If you’d like to keep reading follow the link 🙂
    http://www.beautynablogger.wordpress.com

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      1. Lol, thanks. I try to keep everything here a little tongue in cheek at all times, unless otherwise noted (THAT WAS A DISCLAIMER, KIDS).

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  3. I’m looking for feedback and an opinion on not only how well written the Sharp impressions Project tabs are, but also input on the idea of the project. Everything and anything s greatly appreciated by the team.

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    1. Hi!
      One option you have is to go to Users > My Profile in your dashboard, and remove all information entered in the “About You” box.
      This will also remove your personal info from your Gravatar hover card, so it’s something to take into account.

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      1. Mmmm … I don’t think I’d like to remove my info from my Gravatar as people want to know about you. In fact, I was thinking of updating and adding a little more to my about page. It’s okay there. I wasn’t sure if it was redundant.
        Thank you so very much for answering my question. You’ve helped me tremendously.
        Isadora

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  4. Hi all,

    I am currently on a trip around the world for one year on $50 a day and just started my blog here:

    http://www.photobotic.wordpress.com

    I found that my photos look blurry on the site, but when you click on the actual photo, they look clear. I don’t think anyone will look at my photos closer, so I feel like everyone will think my photos are blurry. Any advice for a web novice to troubleshoot this?

    Thanks in advance!

    Vanessa

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    1. Hi Vaness,

      Just checked out your blog, I love the idea on $50 a day!

      Your photos look fine on my computer, clear and not blurry at all.

      In your posts, you can change the size of the photos you want to before you add them into your posts, maybe choose original size? But like I said… They look great!

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  5. Can anyone tell me how to get a “Pin It” button on my blog posts? I don’t have a huge following on my blog’s Pinterest page, so even though I pin every time I post, it doesn’t spread far. If readers could have an easy way to pin my content as well it’d be a huge help! Thanks 🙂
    http://www.waggingwillow.wordpress.com

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      1. Thank you so much! Do you know if I can add that to my existing posts, or if I just have to start adding them from now on as I write new posts?

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  6. I’m an amateur blogger (high school senior!) who started about a month ago. I’ve been to scared to publicize myself until I wrote a post about college apps advice. I gained popularity from that post and currently working on similar posts such as surviving other tough phases in HS, like the dreaded junior year, time management, etc. I also have an interest in food and will look into posting some reviews or recipes since I also cook and bake. I would love to expand my audience! I know I may be one of the younger ones in the crowd but I’ve got big ambitions and look forward to what oppurtunities this site opens to me 🙂

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  7. Hello, Lovely Bloggers of WordPress!

    I’m very new to the blogging scene, and I think I’m finally getting into the swing of it. I was wondering if you might have some helpful advice for what else I could/should be doing or what I can do next. Any help would be welcome! Here’s my URL: http://quotidianrevisions.wordpress.com
    Thank you in advance for your help. Have a wonderful day!

    QR

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  8. Hi bloggers

    I could use some technical help here please. I can not for the life of me, work out what code to use in the CSS to make the widget headings bigger (I did manage to make them green though, yay me).

    I’m only using the basic design upgrade. My theme is Hemingway Rewritten.

    Any other thoughts on my content and layout gratefully received too 🙂

    http://abbiesbabble.wordpress.com/

    Thanks!

    Abbie

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  9. Hey all, I’m new to blogging so I need help and feedback. My blog is called “Marketing Tips for Small Businesses”. Find it at postcardsdirect.wordpress.com . Thie first post is up. Our website link is also within the post. Plan to post once a week. Please give me feedback – good, bad, or otherwise.

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