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      1. Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog. 🙂

        Your blog is quite impressive, and your cupcakes and cakes are even more impressive. 🙂 Not being artistic myself, I very much appreciate seeing artistic creations. 😉

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      1. Thank you! I was hoping my theme was easy to follow and not too complicated. I didn’t want my sidebar to be too cluttered, which is why I switched to a different theme.

        I enjoyed your most recent blog post. I love the imagery in your blog. Following! Also, you’re right about Santa being a BIT early this year. lol 6 weeks to Christmas and he’s already taking childrens’ requests? Perhaps his elves have requested Santa give them more time to work on all the orders. 😉

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      1. Thank you!

        I’m unable to reach your blog, as there is no link to click on. If you’d like, you can reply with a link to your blog and I’ll take a look. 🙂

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      2. Sorry. Ignore my first reply, as I saw your link below. 🙂 I read your most recent post, and I found it rather interesting. Made me think about how I use my time….. thank you for writing that post. I hope I’ll think about how I use my time more often now. 🙂

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    1. Rach I loved the layout of your blog! I’m all about minimalism. I also love that you tie a song into many of your posts. It’s like a nice little treat at the end.
      As a fellow Christian blogger, I love the boldness with which you proclaim the gospel! Keep writing.

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    2. Rach, as stated by Cuppiesncream, the simplicity of your blog is something that works for you. As for your theme though, I believe it may be a little too dark for the statements you’re trying to make through your blog. Thanks for posting and for sharing your thoughts with the rest of the blogosphere.

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      1. Thank you for the feedback! 😀

        I enjoyed your most recent post. I don’t know if you’ve heard about Pastor Saeed Abedini, but he’s an American pastor imprisoned in Iran. Last Thanksgiving his wife asked those who were willing to set a place for Saeed on Thanksgiving (or perhaps it was Christmas….), as a way of remembering him. Makes you thankful that you’re with family and/or friends when so many others don’t get to be with loved ones. :/ I would encourage you to learn more about Saeed’s plight, as he has a wife and two children who miss him dearly.
        Following!

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      1. Thank you for the feedback!

        I visited your blog, and I really like your statement at the top: “Everyday lived is a special occasion.” And I completely agree. It’s a privilege to wake up every day. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the band Group 1 Crew, but they have a song called “Every Day is a Miracle” and some of the lyrics are, “Every second, a gift from heaven.” Every moment we’re given on earth is a gift from God. Makes me want to live every moment living for God, and being conscious of just how I spend my precious time.

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    3. I like the theme its simple and cool.
      Why not put some more information on your about page. I like it but I think that reader needs to know something more about you.
      like why are you blogging and what type of posts you’ll write.
      overall I like it!
      happy blogging:)

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to review my blog! I just might have to update my about page, when I get the time. 🙂

        I like how your theme fits what you appear to blog about. I looked at Sorbet as the theme for my blog, but settled on Big Brother instead. 🙂

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      1. Thanks Nick! 🙂

        I like the simplicity of your blog. Have you thought about adding some widgets to your sidebar? I saw you have a search box, but perhaps add a follow button that allows people who aren’t on wordpress to follow via email. Or even a widget that lists your most recent, and/or most popular posts. 🙂

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    4. I like your content matter and the simple, matter-of-fact way you express your thoughts. Your theme works well for your blog as well. Definitely enjoyed checking out your blog 🙂

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      1. Thank you for the positive feedback, Molly. 🙂

        I enjoyed your blog as well. 🙂 I almost feel like you could use a theme with a little color, because that’s what I see from your blog. It’s colorful, if you know what I mean. 🙂 But I like how you’ve constructed your sidebar and your about page.

        What’s your favorite book series?

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    5. You seem like a very nice person. But I don’t think you care what people think of you. Your blog is really about somebody much bigger. He’s in the spotlight.
      Contrary to adding more to your about page, the simplicity works for me. If you’re blogging anonymously (as I am) and feel that helps with speaking the truth and writing freely, so be it. If sharing who you are helps expand your audience, do that. But I suspect many at church already know who you are, and writing to them would be preaching to the converted. The layer of mystery doesn’t take away from your writing to those who don’t know you.
      x darkinkling

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      1. My blog is certainly about Somebody much bigger. And my goal is to make Him the spotlight, so thank you for that feedback. 🙂

        I like your sidebar. It’s not too cluttered, but has enough stuff to keep people interested. You’ve got a search box, a way to follow your blog, your recent posts, etc. I see you’ve tagged your posts, but I’d also recommend categorizing them too. 🙂 Makes your posting more organized, and people can then choose a category they wish to read about. 🙂

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    6. Hi Rach
      You’re very encouraging! Thanks for sharing positive thoughts. I like the theme. It’s very simple and easy on the eye.
      While I’m not religious, I see how faith can really help people. It’s also comforting to know/feel like someone is always there, and cares.

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      1. Thanks for the positive feedback, Pixie! 🙂

        For the record, Christianity isn’t a religion. “Religion” is people trying to make their way to God through their own works (which is impossible). Christianity is God coming to people to save them from their sins.

        Questions? Let me know. 🙂

        Oh, and I like your blog’s theme! What’s the name of it?

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      2. I have many questions. But will probably ask them on your blog instead of here 🙂
        With regards to whether Christianity is a ‘religion’, if we’re speaking from an academic or everyday perspective, then yes, Christianity would be a religion, classified alongside Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, etc.
        Though I think you speak from a personal context, and in particular the context of grace: that works alone will not bring people to God. It is by grace that people are saved. Which is accurate according to the bible, and in line with the Protestant perspective.
        When we write or speak about religion, it is accurate to describe Christianity as one.

        I’m glad you like it! It’s the itheme2, I believe inspired by the Apple interface.

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      3. Gotcha. “Christianity” is deemed a religion, and I understand why, but it isn’t, for the reason I pointed out above. But I understand what you meant. 🙂 It is regarded as a religion, along with Islam, Buddhism, etc.

        You can ask your questions on any of my posts and we can talk there. 🙂

        Thank you! That’s good to know. I just changed my blog’s theme, so I think I’ll leave it how it is for now, but your theme is cool. 🙂

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    7. I looked at your first article in July and compared it to your last. Your ideas, presentation and expression are of a high quality.

      And I like your theme. I’ll probably be adopting something along the same lines, soon.

      I will be praying for your Pastor, that he will soon be released.

      God bless you and much success.

      Sincerely,

      De Maria

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      1. Thank you very much for taking the time to review my blog, and to even compare my first post to my most recent. 🙂

        My theme is Big Brother, in case you want to use it.

        Thank you. Pastor Behnam, Saeed, Matt, and deacon Rabbani are all imprisoned for their faith. None are my pastors, in regards to pastoring my church, but I know they covet your prayers.

        In regards to your most recent post, we are justified through faith, and not by works. Jesus came to save the world. Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” You see, we can’t be saved through our works. If we were justified through our works, we wouldn’t need Jesus’ sacrifice. And if it was works that saved us, who determines how many good works must be done to achieve justification?
        God sent Jesus to die to save us from our sins. Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith…” It is by faith in Jesus’ sacrifice that we have life and are justified. Romans 5:9 “Since we have now been justified by His (Jesus’) blood…” Not by works.
        Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” God hates pride. Even if we could make up for all of our sins by doing good works, 1) why would we need God? and 2) we’d become proud, for we would’ve saved ourselves. Does that make sense?

        Questions? You can comment on any of my posts and we can talk. 🙂

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      2. Hi Rach,

        Would you mind if I make a post out of your last comment and we can discuss it on my blog? Or, if you reply to my post, that would also work. I don’t think that we are allowed to discuss it here, however.

        i’ll be checking out that Big Brother theme, thank you.

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    8. Very interesting topics on your blog. My heart and prayers goes out to the family whom was murdered..So visciously attacked! My husband and I turn on the cnn news and continually see the horrific incidences that go on in this world.ALL for nothing meaningless.Great Job in posting your thoughts..I am new here on wordpress and came across the blogs in community pool. Love this!Please read my blog and give me input on what needs improving. still learning..Thanks..xoxo

      http://cheaporlandovacations.wordpress.com/

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      1. Thank you for the feedback. And yes, it’s very sad.

        I like your idea for your blog! I think the theme is light and fun, just like Disney. 🙂 As you post more, I would suggest adding some widgets to your sidebar, like an archives widget that will allow people to see you blogs by month, and a follow button that will allow people who aren’t on wordpress to follow you using their email, so they get notifications when you post.

        Unfortunately, your calendar on the side is kind of hard to see, because it blends in with the background on the right side. But I did see it eventually, so no worries. 🙂

        If you don’t know how to add widgets, let me know and I’ll post instructions. 🙂

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      1. Cool! And yeah, feel free to get back to me. I think the Community Pool is wiped each week (maybe on Monday?) so just remember my blog and if you need help after this week is wiped and you can’t find me, just come to my blog and comment on any of my posts with any questions you have. 🙂 Good luck!

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    9. Hello Rach. Let me agree with Cuppiesncream. Considering that you do write about controversial items, topics that your readers have strong feelings about, it’s important that they know who the reader is. Try it. Update your ABOUT page and see where it goes.

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      1. Thank you for the feedback. I might update my About page when I get the time. 🙂

        Your blog is very professional looking. I think kiwis are cute, although I’ve never seen one in real life. Your About page is also impressive.

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  1. Hi, I just put up the second post in what will be a long series of posts about my experiments to become more efficient. I want the posts to be understandable and entertaining to people who haven’t read the previous posts, but I don’t want them to be too long. So if some of you wonderful bloggers would have a look and let me know if I hit the mark—or if I didn’t please give me any suggestions you can on how to hit it in future, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

    Here’s the link: http://writeowls.com

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    1. I’ve got to say that I very much enjoy the comparison between the pace at which your project is developing and geriatric snails. It is definitely a colorful analogy. Something I would improve on, I know you were speaking about the length of the blog and your concern about it and I was wondering if you thought about using more lists. This will no doubt make it appear longer at first glance, but it will also help to create the appearance of more space. I noticed that this is something you do toward the end, but you also give a partial list at the beginning and so I believe this method would also improve your blog’s overall continuity.

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      1. I do use a lot of lists and bullets to make the writing more economical but it can be a little tricky to weave them in sometimes. I’ll just keep plugging away at it.

        Thanks for having a look.

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    2. Hello Ms. Stacey,

      I think it is a good length, easy to read quickly, and conveniently broken up into bullet points. I was thinking maybe you could have given yourself a rating for each point (you said you gave yourself a gold star–why not make that a graphic) so that it would be even easier to glance through. Just a thought from a dog, so feel free to ignore it.

      Also, my People told me that starchy messes like bread dough are best cleaned up with cold water, not hot water. The hot water will just make it stickier. Let it soak in cold water first, then scrub it away. Once all the dough bits are gone, you can then finish with hot water.

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      1. Thanks, Albert! I’ve always tried hot, soapy water (that’s why it turns into slime.) And BTW, you’re blog is delightful. If we lived in the same city, I know you and my Princess Kali would be best dog park buds.

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      2. And thanks for the rating suggestion. I actually thought about it, but I would have gotten a failing grade on everything else–except the dog walking. I think I’d get a half star from Princess Kali on that one.

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    3. Stacey
      I love the colour drawn profiles. And the blog title and URL. You’ve got a great blog.
      I’d put the search box higher up on the page. It’s a bit out of place in the middle of the blog.
      Since you have two columns of widgets, perhaps move some to the left column? Currently there’s only one email follow widget while the rest is clumped to the right widget column. Consider adding a non-email follow button.
      Awesome content.
      Check out mine too – though it’s much more amateur and I don’t have cool cartoons!

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      1. Thank you for the kudos and the great suggestions! I’ll have to try switching stuff around and look into how to get a button for the other follow option. For some reason, it’s not on the widgets dashboard (or I just can’t find it.)

        The content is great on your blog. I enjoyed both the inertia and DIL posts and commented on the site.

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    4. The site is delightful. And the visuals are a great match for the topics. The time list worked for me. It was easy to read and follow; made sense in terms of your day; and the format clearly showed the tension. Good job!

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  2. I’m trying a new thing, adding micro-stories (250 words or less) to my cartoon posts.

    http://bbigmus.wordpress.com

    I’m undecided about whether to post them with the cartoons, like I did with this one, or separately—or if I should even be inflicting them on an unsuspecting public in the first place. I’d love it if some of you could have a look and let me know if you think the idea works—or not.
    Thank you 

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    1. So, I took a look at your blog and I’ve noticed that you have a flair for the entertaining and for adding humor into the blogosphere. Thank you, there are many of us out here that can use a laugh. As for your question concerning whether or not you should include more micro-stories, I believe that the answer to this is yes. The question then is how best to do this. I believe that you can best do this by alternating between posts with and without micro-stories at least until you can break your audience into the idea. Also, would it be possible for the cartoons and micro-stories to be a little bit more related? I think that this would also help you to reach that position of consistency that you are aiming for.

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    2. I really enjoyed the writing and the artwork! I am new to blogging myself and find your pages inspiring. I like the immediacy of the posts and the layout is engaging. Definitely following. Tying in the picture to a micro-story is great.

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      1. Thanks for feedback. I’m going to try illustrating the micro-stories, even if it means giving up a little nap time.

        You’re site is great. I commented on the blue-ringed octopus. Awesome picture and a very cool story.

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    3. Always enjoy finding talented comic writers. I agree with what others have commented, the stories could be a great addition to the cartoons. I’ve started following your blog and look forward to more of your work.

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      1. Agree with the comments above – the cartoons are great. And illustrating micro stories with them will attract those of us who are more into pictures than words! But don’t feel pressured to do it every time; I’d still love to see those cartoons without a story – picture tells a thousand words and all that.

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      2. Talented comic writer? Wow! Thank you. And right back at you.

        I loved your post ‘I am Friggin Crazy’. Boy that hits home. It drives me nuts that I can’t go back and edit the comments I make on other people’s posts. Though I go over my comments before posting, I usually find the typos AFTER they’ve gone public. So, I generally look like an illiterate moron. Thank you for letting me know it’s not just me!

        One issue–as a comment button challenged person, I couldn’t find where to comment on your post, or I would have said most of this there. Can you tell me how to comment on your site?

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      3. I know it can be done, because I do receive comments there. How they all do it, I will need to figure out. I’m not sure if it shows up when people follow or if it’s hiding somewhere at the top. I will most certainly be researching this, thank you! 🙂

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    4. It was a great experience visiting your blog 🙂
      Looking forward to more fun.. Keep posting..
      I think its cool to add a sentence or two after a cartoon.. especially if its an anecdote or if the cartoon is on some current affairs.. 😀

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    5. Your post are unique and I love Mr. Slug’s Bath. Considering I’m all about a minimalist approach to things, I’m game for micro-stories to your cartoon post. I’d post them if the cartoon supports your stories theme/point. Either way, a style preference, you readers will enjoy your humor.

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    1. I like your blog, though my personal preference is to put the post page up first, rather than the static about page. But that’s probably just me.

      Your most recent post (the one about ‘bad comments’) was eye-opening. I enjoyed it, and now know what to do if I ever get one of those.

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      1. Do you know Stacey, I literally just moved the pages around a week or so ago to see if it made a difference and I totally get what you are saying. I think ill probably move back.

        It was a bit of a nasty experience to say the least! x

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    2. I like your blog. I can’t wait to read more. The only thing I would suggest is just to add a little bit more of your personality into your pages and posts. I want to learn more about you through your posts and get to the point where I can hear your written voice. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Hello small2tall. You are on the right track and I think you have found your audience already. I’m not sure how much you would like to change, maybe the color and layout a bit, but not much else. I do recommend that you show more tweets on your running scroll, not just one. We all get busy and your followers appreciate it especially if you’ve missed one.

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    1. Let me start out by saying, I’ve only read a single post, but I’m already a fan. I very much enjoy the combination of pictures and words and how your voice comes out in your posts and the different pages of your blog. Your theme definitely works for your blog.

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      1. Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! I hope you enjoy my future posts too. I just checked out your blog and your post about Thanksgiving made me look forward to my first one this year 🙂

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      1. I know what you mean, every few months or so I update my blog’s theme to something more modern. I really like your header photo as well, it goes perfectly with the little bits of colour on the blog 🙂

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    2. Loved your ‘first snow’ post. While your harsh winter naiveté is readily apparent those of us who know what real winters are like (I hail from northern Iowa – we know all too well!) – because your post was so filled with charm I’m willing to give you a pass. 🙂

      Loved the bit about cream teas and scones. Never had a cream tea but I love scones!

      Nicely done and the layout is fine. I’ve been at this for almost six months now and I believe that was one of the first themes that I used. Since then I’ve opted for a bit more color and, actually, just today decided to take the plunge and purchased a theme instead of using another of the free ones.

      Best wishes and keep on blogging!

      Julie

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    3. Being a US native and living in the same area my entire life, I enjoyed reading about your new encounters on the East coast (didn’t read about the nasty visa stuff though). I really like that the pictures, they add a lot to your posts. I look forward to reading more of your experiences.

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    4. I love the content and your writing style. I was hooked in with the gorgeous header and title, but I would love to see a bit more life in the sidebar as you continue on (not sure how much you can do about that within the constraints of the theme). You might also try out a font that has a bit more enthusiasm as well, to match your written voice 🙂

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    5. After completing both Blogging 101 and 102, I finally got caught up on the changes I wanted to incorporate. (If you haven’t taken a Blogging U course, I highly recommend trying one out.)

      I’d especially like some feedback on the sidebar of the blogging page. As you’ll see from the opening, static page, I like things fairly simple and uncluttered. While I learned how to put some space between the items, I’m wondering if it still looks too much.

      More eyes on it would be wonderful!! And any comments helpful. Thanks so much. J.
      http://www.janetsunderland.com

      Click on the blog link to see the sidebar.

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    1. Your blog is simple and easy to read, that is certain. The only thing is that I would like to hear a bit more of your voice coming through in your blog. You have a reporting style which kind of works for what you’re doing, but I think there is still some room for your personality to shine through.

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      1. Thanks for the ffed back. see your point and I am working towards opening myself to my audience. Letting them in if that makes any sense. I just started this and i can’t express enough the support and good advice that I have received from other bloggers such as yourself.

        Thanks.

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    2. If I may, I don’t think that this blog template is for you. Try selecting one that showcases your work. You mention that you are a storyteller and I love that. Make your stories a focal point of your blog.

      Also, why do I have to click on the MORE button in order to see your Facebook scroll? Interesting!

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    1. I would really enjoy hearing a bit more about why you’re interested in this topic. Yes, it may be for an assignment at school, but what draws you to this topic, what about it interests you? I believe that until you find this out, your personality won’t be able to come through in your blog and people read blogs for the personalities not necessarily only for the cold hard facts.

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    2. Congratulations for your new venture. I do hope you stay with blogging long after your course is done. Check this out. You will spend hours and hours thinking over your blog’s look and content. Look into adding a High Def picture to your header area. A 600×300 should do… or in the your dashboard, you can add a picture and then crop it the way you would like to appear.

      Having the right template makes a world of difference for the content you want to pen.

      I wish you the best.

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    1. Hi Chantel, I like your blog is clear, and your header says straight away what its about. The only part that I would consider changing is the bright red blocks.. I found them a little too bright/intense – I associate red with a warning/stop sign – if that makes sense? x

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  3. Hi All:

    I’ve actually had my WordPress blog for 4 years now. It’s my best outlet to nerd out by writing movie and video game reviews along with some sports and personal stuff sprinkled in. I’ve been trying to grow my subscribers, readers, and comment threads, but so far haven’t had much luck. My site is also linked with my Twitter and LinkedIn. What more can I do? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Check out my page at glrodriguez.com.

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    1. Movies, Tv, Games-Aah! I just found a perfect blog. 😛
      Don’t you be discouraged-let more people discover it, the kind of people who’re interested in the stuff you wright about.

      Your blog will grow, it deserves to, have faith. 🙂

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    2. I’ve got to say that from what I’ve read, I very much enjoy your written voice. The only suggestion that I would make so far is that you might consider making the either the background or the text lighter so that the reader can more easily follow what you’ve written.

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      1. You’re actually not the first person to say that and I’ve put it off for too long. I’m gonna fiddle with the settings and see what I can do. Please let me know if the adjustments are better or worse as I am colorblind and sometimes find it difficult to properly adjust contrasts.

        Thanks!!

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  4. Hey my beautiful people. I made some new posts on my blog and I changed the theme on my blog as well. I was also a guest blogger as well. I was wondering if anyone could check out my blog and reand my new posts/give me feedback on my theme that I changed it to as well My blog is to help encourage, inspire and life every one spirit to being positive. So, here’s the link and check it out. I’d appreciate it. 🙂

    http://thepoeticchild.wordpress.com

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    1. Wow. What you write is so powerful, and made even more so by the very stark and minimalist layout. Perhaps a splash of a dramatic colour, such as red, might go well with it? Overall, gorgeous and well done.

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  5. I asked for feedback previously, but didn’t really get any. I have recently done quite a major overhaul of my blog and need to test it’s performance more than anything. If people could checkout Hallyunoona.com and just let me know if everyhting loads and in a reasonable time as well the browser they use that would be great(If you could also check yo ucan click to chat in the bottom left, I don’t want you to sign in or anything jsut let me know if it expands)

    General feedback is also always welcome.

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    1. Everything I clicked on seemed to load just fine. I’m a K-drama fan so I found your site fun to go through. It’s clear you put a lot of time and effort into something you love. On your “about” page it mentions a “Team” but I only saw one person listed. Not sure if I just missed it or it wasn’t there.

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    2. Hello. Thank you for sharing your blog with us. I took a look and it appears to load relatively well from my current location. I noticed that there’s not a whole lot of text on the page. It might do you well to have a bit of text to separate out the videos from one another. I think you’ll find it helps you to connect better with your audience.

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    1. Samantha, I really enjoyed looking through your blog! Your layout is great and your content is very good. I love the way your voice comes through as a young woman, but your writing style and personal insight is still incredibly mature. This combination will allow you to reach across a multi-generational audience I think. I especially loved your post about being an introvert, because I related so well to it! Keep writing!!

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      1. Thank you so so much. I really loved your description of my blog and myself and what you took out of it. Your view gave me a better insight over my writing and it’ll help me see it from a more vivid perspective.

        Thank you for reading my blog and yes, that post about ‘introversion’ has become particularly liked. Haha!

        And I think you got my name wrong, it’s Aakansha. 😀 :’)

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    2. I enjoy reading your blog because I can hear your voice in the words you use. I would however recommend that you found someone who could perhaps look at your posts for the purpose of editing.

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    3. Just rummaged through your blog. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR HEADLINE! I also read your bio. You certainly have established quite a voice for yourself as a writer. In the words of my people, (most notably made famous by Pitbull) ¡Dale!

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    1. I’m not used to navigating that particular theme, so it took me a while to figure out how to comment on the posts, but eventually I did.

      You left the post ‘bad connection’, in a great place. It left me, the reading, wanting to read the follow-up post.

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    2. I have to say that I very much enjoy the art on your page and the careful thought that you’ve put into each of your posts. My only suggestion would be that you find someone you trust who can edit your posts before they go live.

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      1. Hi thanks so much for taking the time to leave me feedback. I did in the beginning but it got jarring for my family after a while lol As much as I try to ensure my posts are water tight before going live I just don’t have the time due to constraints. But will take it on board. I enjoyed your invisible illnesses post. x

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    1. The pictures are fabulous and the layout is easy to follow. I loved the post with the dog (adorable), but I couldn’t find a place to comment. Did I just miss it?

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      1. Thank you for taking the time out to check it out! The DIY costume was so much fun so I had to share 🙂 You have a new follower, by the way! I was immediately drawn to your site. Great layout and the pictures are beautiful.

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    2. The images are beautiful and the words are beautiful as well. The only thing I would say is that there are some cases in which less is more. While your pictures are beautiful, I found myself unable to look away for a moment and so I almost missed the words on your blog. If I were to recommend anything, I would recommend that you space out the pictures a bit and then I’m sure you’ll find that it does wonders for your connection to readers.

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      1. Thank you very much for the feedback and for the compliments as well! I will absolutely take everything you said into consideration when I make my next post. Thank you for commenting and reading 🙂

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    1. I like the template that you’ve used for your blog. It draws me in and makes me want to read the words that you’ve written. If I could suggest anything at this point, my biggest suggestion to you would be that you increase the size of the text on the page. Happy Blogging 🙂

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    1. What kind of server and platform are you running your site on? I have a similarly focused theme and am quite happy with performance, except maybe loading times of extensive galleries. I’m using a Digital Ocean droplet and find it great to use and manage.

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      1. It’s hosted right here on wordpress.com. I’ve read similar things about the theme (Harmonic) so people try to optimize using low res graphics. If the performance is good then I won’t bother to log a support ticket or anything.

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  6. Can anyone help me with changing my url ? I am a new blogger and I am still trying to figure out how to work everything. I recently named my blog and would love some feedback :]

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    1. Your blog design is great and most importantly memorable. I also really liked your post about if Juneau could talk.
      The only element I’d suggest adding would be a dedicated “About Me” page. If you do your introduction within a blog post it tends to get kind of lost over time as your blog grows.

      Keep it up!

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    2. I really like your writing style, plus I know exactly what you mean about dogs that eat the cats toys! II can’t really comment on the theme as I’ve just switched to that one myself, but overall your blog looks great – definitely keep going with it!

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    3. Hi. I am basically going to restate what Philipp has stated below. I can’t wait to see how you progress as a writer and how you continue to discover your voice. Happy Writing 🙂

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    1. You have a really nice blog and the header looks great! I guess you could add a bit more to your about me section (it’s pretty brief) but other than that it’s a good blog. Your 50 followers post made me smile 🙂

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    2. Gotta say, I opened up your blog and the first thing I saw was this image and I was really excited to continue to read more and from the first post I read, I don’t believe I’ll be disappointed. I can’t wait to see how your blog and how you as a person continue to grow and to progress.

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  7. Hi there I just start my blog last week, and I was wondering if you have any suggetions on the widgets for the theme I’m using.
    or the blog in general. Thank you in advance, and great week to everyone. 🙂

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  8. Well I seem to gravitate towards a bi-weekly appearance, whoops!
    Any way I have two new posts up for your enjoyment. The first one contains my observations of the negative aspects smartphones have on everyday life:

    http://onefortyone.ws/?p=249

    Number Two is a follow-up on an earlier post. I got a space in hospice care training (yay!) and it lead me to investigate its role in society:

    http://onefortyone.ws/?p=253

    My automotive enthusiast followers needn’t to worry though as I plan to attend two exciting events very soon which should proved ample food for blog content 🙂

    As always thanks for reading,

    Philipp

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    1. The length of your posts is good because you say what you need to say in an entertaining manner that does not seem to drag on.

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  9. Hi there! Recently written a few posts I’m quite proud of, wanted to see what a new lot of traffic thought
    I’m over at Confessionofaginger.wordpress.com

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