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      1. i checked your blog i think you really write good piece there. am a new blogger and need help writing my own blogs too. while i read the one you said “changing the world in 5 steps” and ” what to do when superman doesn’t save the world. i think i have always being my own hero

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      1. That’s an excellent blog you have there, Janice. Informative and insightful, but quick and to the point. And, I must say, I am digging that layout.

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    1. Hi Sherina,
      I checked out your blog. Wow, you have so many likes, you really engaged your readers. You know Suzi 81. I do too! I loved the content–happiness. Critique–I’d have more subheads, but you have so many likes, what you’re doing is clearly working for you.
      Can you check mine out too? Thanks!
      Here is a link to a typical post.
      http://wp.me/p5jxvv-A5
      Thanks,
      Janice

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      1. I really liked that post! It has some great advice – especially the part about posting on Twitter in numbers divisible by 3. I must admit, this number of likes isn’t extremley common for me; I have just really promoted my recent posts through Twitter, and the Blogging101 Commons (as well as Community Pool too). That is an intersting suggestion about the subheadings; as a reader, do you feel they are neccessary? If so, when/ in what kind of posts?

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    2. hi Sherina – i will write a comment on the blog as well – really love your content but something about the look and feel of the blog doesn’t feel the best for me – feels quite blocky if that makes sense – square – whereas your writing feels quite rounded – square feels a bit businesslike but i see you as someone with lightness and fun and spontaneity [if that glass full handing out smiles is anything to go by] and so there might be a theme that complements you and your style a little bit more…

      hope this is helpful
      but keep on with the writing
      love brett fish

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      1. Hi Brett, that’s some really interesting feedback – thank you! I personally really like my theme but I am going to play around with some other ones, or see if I can customize this one to be more “me”! Thank you again for your feedback. I had honestly not considered this, so your input is very much appreciated!!

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    3. Hey Sherina. I love the design of your blog, everything looks professional.

      I don’t know how much writing experience you have in blogging but you do a really good job at it.

      The thing I enjoyed the most was those interview questions on the Libster award. I would want to use that on my blog. If you have 10 questions for me, that would be brilliant .

      I come from the UK. Any feedback you can give me will be brilliant as I don’t have much blogging experience. Particularly in my writing I like to write lots and lots because I like to grab it as a mini novel and all my blogs are stored in one page. I would want to know if I could put a minimum of 5 or 7 blogs on one page so it makes it easier for the reader to leave comments without clicking on the specific blog.

      https://realjoephill25.wordpress.com

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      1. Hello! Thank you. I have been blogging for over a year now 🙂 I will add you to my nominations on that post – you can answer the questions that I have at the end for my nominees!! Please link me back to your post after you’ve written it; I want to read your answers! 😀 I will check out your blog now and see what advice I am able to give you 🙂

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    4. I read your blog and I like how imformative it is, the layout is great aswell because its just so easy to navigate, nice and fuss free. Id like to see more imagery but that’s just me most likely, this is called wordpress for a reason after all. PLEASE check out my blog! I just started today and I think were on a similar wavelength, which is nice 🙂 still learning the ropes so be gentle! 😀

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      1. Thanks for checking out my blog! I have started adding some images to my posts, but it’s slightly more work than simply writing (I find all my photos under privacy law stuff so I can share them freely, etc, and then I edit them and add words and such). I will definitely check out your blog! 🙂

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    5. Hello Sherina, I checked out you latest post and I liked it a lot. You have a strong voice, motivation and method but I think I will have to have a longer look to give more feed back than that!
      I am new to word press so if you could check out my blog and see if there is anything I can improve on I would really appreciate it.

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  1. Hi friends! 🙂

    I’ve just posted a new blog post I had written it a long time ago but I never found the right time to share it until now! So in honour of International Women’s Day: “My Body Is Mine”
    Check it out!

    https://biancasbloggingadventure.wordpress.com/

    And anyone that wants advice or is new to blogging feel free to ask if they want another persons point of view! I’d be more than happy to help out! 🙂

    Thanks!
    Bianca

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      1. Thank you! I definitely try to make all my posts different from the last! I went to your blog and your ‘Second’ poem was really relevant to my life! I like how you only needed to use a few words to get your point across! I followed! 🙂

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      2. Gah! You found one! I realize this is a little random. I’m an esthetician and my main blogging focus is my beauty blog at the moment, but theater was always my first love. I’ve carried my community theater obsession into adulthood (most recently I played Tamora in Titus Andronicus this past October) I read your analysis of Stop Kiss which is sitting on my shelf right now. Anyway, I don’t have a ton of help as far as finding your people goes…I’m working on that myself…but I guess if the community pool worked once it could work again 🙂 I like the simplified look of what you have going on, but I’d love to see some categories and maybe a “start here” option in a menu. I think generally though it’s an amazing idea for a blog and I have a couple suggestions and comments that I’ll actually post on your blog posts themselves. I live in Provo, UT (beaucoup Mormons) so I feel like we’d have some similar content and language constraints based on our respective locales.

        Anyway, what I’m spasmodically ranting about is that I love what you’ve got going and I’m looking forward to watching this blog unfold 🙂

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      1. I just had other things to post before this and I decided to wait until it was the right time! I’ve taken a look at your site and I really like it! I found it educational and inspiring! Good job! 🙂

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      1. The cupcakes add a nice touch, and your story is intriguing. I couldn’t relate with your professional history, and it didn’t seem pertinent. You pulled it off by calling the year you taught kindergarten manic.

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    1. Hi,
      I enjoyed your poem, I really feel for the speaker here, as I think many women do. I followed your blog because not only do you write well, you write a variety.

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      1. Hi Bianca,

        I read your poem, I loved it. In the context of all that’s happening in India, and our continued struggle to get society to accept women as sentient beings and not objects, or upholders of moral values, this is especially relevant. If only people understood the simple idea of consent! 😦

        I’d like to share your poem on my FB page, if that’s okay with you. And if you have the time, could you check out this poem here and tell me what you think.

        https://thebhelpuriblog.wordpress.com/?p=294&shareadraft=54febafa10d39

        Also, I love the format in which you’ve posted the poem. How did you do that – the grey boxes for individual stanzas?

        Mishka

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    1. I think this is a great idea and would love to take part in this challenge. I think I have this right, but to participate do we literally just post a link on the post where you first make the prompt? Great idea for those who missed the poetry Daily Post challenge 🙂

      Ben

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      1. Perfect, I’ll be happy to have you whenever the muse strikes 😉 Yes, the idea is that you literally post a link in a comment on my post. That’s perhaps the easiest way, but there is also a linkup where you can add links (if you don’t, I’ll do it for you) and you can also use pingbacks. Any way of letting me and others know that you published a poem works just fine. Thanks for your comment and see you around in the blogosphere!

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      2. Oh I see, it can be overwhelming at the beginning but you’ll sure get the hang of it soon enough. For my challenge, just copy and paste link in a comment or just leave a comment saying that you participated – and I’ll help to spread the word of your piece 😉 Good luck and have fun blogging!

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      1. Thanks for your feedback! It would be great to see you participating when the muse strikes 😉 I checked out your blog and you definitely look like a creative person who might enjoy doing some poetry.

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    1. Just took a quick look at your blog and followed it. You have a lot of content I will have to look at when I have time, but overall thoughts and feedback are positive. Layout is nice, with lots of things to read and photos to admire but in a clean and organized way. I would not really change anything.

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      1. I agree. I follow someone else that has the same theme you use and what I like about it is that the navigation is easy…yet you can immerse yourself in it. I like my blog to be more cohesive and singular, so it would not work for me, but I like this idea. Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

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      2. I am normally drawn to a more minimalist design even in real life. But after trying every single one of them, I found out that they don’t offer much room/options towards creativity and they don’t support my kind of writings which is quite dark and moody. I’ll check your page now.

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    2. Oh, what a powerful image! I’d be curious to learn more of your thoughts about the picture. By the way I very much like your header image, it’s such a pleasant scenery!

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      1. Thank you! I have a rotating header images so, every visitor will be greeted with different picture each time s/he comes to take a look at my page.
        My thoughts about the picture? If personified how I feel most of the time.

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    3. It’s pretty interesting and you’re pretty active so iguess it’ll take sometime to go through it but it makes and interesting read. All the pictures and the layout just make it seem even better. Just go over to my blog, http://www.moviemphetamine.wordpress.com it’s basically bout movies, but it’a mainly about feeling that you have when you see a movie. So please do check it out and tell me what you think about the layout 😀

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    1. On your about page you say mindless a few times. I think that mindful might be more accurate! Your blog is laid out well and the different categories are easy to find.

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    1. Yo! Your blog seems so cool. 🙂 I’d say that if you don’t want to lose momentum, then try to space your posts out. If you can’t include DIY’s for every blog post, then you can space them out with posts about arts & crafts in general. I’d also say that don’t get overwhelmed with posting often, just be consistent. Write for yourself! I wrote an article about how to maintain a blog for others, if you’d like to check it out 🙂

      http://catherinezhang.me/2014/02/20/8-steps-to-write-a-blog-for-others/

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      1. Thanks for the tips! When I had a blog before, I exhausted myself trying to keep to a really regular schedule as well as the variety. It was like treading water and thats why I gave it up. I felt like I had to keep ahead of the game. I want to enjoy it this time around. 🙂 Off to check out your post.

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    2. Its really beautiful! I love the header picture and your painting looks cool 🙂 maybe add a follow button on the page itself? unless there was one and I couldn’t find it 🙂 Good luck with keeping this one going!

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    3. Will all your posts be crafts you do? What medium are you using for the pendants and will we hear more about them? I’ve made jewelry with silver, brass, and copper. I was intrigued to know you are in the UK. You should elaborate more on the technique you used in “pulled paper”, I’d never heard of that style before.

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      1. Hi, thanks for replying. 🙂 Well I make things with recycled materials, so that includes paper jewelry with found objects in a mixed media style. My other arts and crafts are also using recycled materials. So that’s the theme really – and I hadn’t thought about showing techniques or process because I didn’t think people would care much, haha! Lots to think about here, so thanks again for your reply.

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    4. Hi – I enjoyed reading your posts (and thanks for the tips on sewing in zips!).

      I think a lot of people would like to see how you did things – maybe you could just stop and take quick photos as you progress from raw materials to finished product. Sometimes clear photos are much easier to follow than written instructions. Everything that seems super-easy to you will seem undoable to a novice. I’m not an expert arts and crafts blogger – far, far from it, so I’m just speaking as an interested reader.

      Lots of luck with your blog
      Elaine

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      1. Thank you! I actually did take a series of photos as I went along, but then I got worried about sizing and clogging up peoples reader page with a mass of photos, haha. I’m learning how to do this now, because I see others doing it, so there will be more visual steps in the future. Thanks again for replying 😀

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      2. I suppose you could put the photos on a page and let your less confident readers click onto a link to the illustrated version. People feel a lot more secure when they can see something take shape – and mysterious processes like putting in a zip are easier when you have photos, or a human being in front of you.

        I hope you do well with your blog. Are you part of a maker blog community?

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      3. I understand what you mean. I think most of us are visual learners and like to see our project look like the one we are following. Thanks for the good wishes for my blog – I really want to make it something fulfilling for myself and hopefully others in time. I am not part of any crafting groups or blogs…..this blog is a first step towards sharing of myself. I’m a bit of an introvert really, haha! 😀

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  2. Hai guys! I’m a 20 yr old poet, I created my poetry blog “Sauce” a couple of months back & I’m wondering what others honestly think of it… Is it too plain? I know most of the people view it via mobile and I just would like some ideas on how to draw more audience 🙂

    http://sauceflavor.wordpress.com

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  3. Hi Everyone!
    I made a blog and named it Effective Thoughts. I write articles on my blog and sometimes post quotations.
    I have been blogging for two months and I also came across some exciting blogs!
    All I want is feedback and advice for my blog. If you want me to give you feedback on your blog, just let me know!
    Thanks!

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      1. Wow! I was just looking through your blog, and you seem to have a bunch of diverse content on it! Quotes sometimes, and long posts about interesting subjects. Is there a focus for your blog? Some sort of theme? A reader would want to know. A place to detail your focus would be your About page 🙂

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      2. Hi Muhammad! What an awesome blog you have. Looking through your blog, I found that it was good you published shorter posts to allow your readers a quick breather, since you talk about heavy topics as well. I’m a new blogger myself, but the flow of yours looks like it’s going in a good direction. I know you write a broad range of topics, but you should also consider what audience you’re writing for as you choose a focus like catdiggedydog suggested.

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      3. Sorry, I may be a little late because I was busy. Anywho, time for me to give you feedback on your blog – theme is great and you have got amazing wallpapers for your blog – Congrats on the award.
        Thanks!

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    1. I really like your blog, I liked the mix of posts, especially the quotations and the more interactive posts seem like a great idea which once you build up followers (which I am sure will happen) will be exciting! Keep doing what you’re doing

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  4. Hi Peoples,

    In a bit of a twist on a usual theme this week I would love some feedback, but this time on a piece of poetry that I have finally dared to share online! It’s just a short piece on self-doubt but any feedback would be incredibly welcome, particularly as I’m just starting out with using the blog for creative writing. Also feel free to check out my earlier more news related pieces 🙂

    To be found here:
    https://bencnicholson.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/a-first-attempt-at-poetry-diavoli/

    Always welcome to return the favour of course, just give me the word.

    Thanks as ever,
    Ben

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      1. “Baby Steps” was absolutely heart breaking. I think your blog is beautiful and simple and I feel like I get a sense of why it’s important not to make the information very easily accessible. My impression is that a reader familiarizes themselves with your blog the way they would another person….gently. Peeking around for something of interest and absorbing respectfully. This is your house. It’s a welcoming one, but I have the impression that you don’t put up with rudeness and I like that.

        My first impulse was to comment but I saw that that wasn’t an option. On the one hand, it sounds like you’ve been on the butt end of enough misunderstanding that allowing comments from uninformed or willfully ignorant random strangers is a recipe for further hurt and separation. On the other hand, shutting out the bad shuts out the good too.

        It’s not my place to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do, but I’d love to see you open up some posts to comments in the future. People like to participate and it could help attract (and keep) more readership.

        As for the content: SO interesting. I love your perspective. The anonymity makes it feel more honest to me. I grew up LDS (but left a little while back), so I grew up needing to have a somewhat different view of what marriage and relationships were supposed to look like. I have a cousin who is in a long-term polyamorous relationship, but I get the feeling that talking openly about it in a public forum doesn’t feel like an option for him. I’m glad you’re talking about it. The harder it is to talk about the more important it is to talk about 🙂

        Sorry if this is really ranty…I just really enjoyed what I read and had a lot of thoughts about it. Though I couldn’t relate to the specifics, thematically, it hits really close to home.

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      2. For some reason, the default settings for the posts are set to not allow comments, it’s really annoying and goes against my intentions. I’ll double check the settings for each post, no wonder I wasn’t receiving comments.

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      3. Ha! I do stuff like that all the time too! I work really hard on a post and then put it up and…nothing. i usually forgot to categorize mine or put tags in or i turned off sharing to facebook 😛 glad you figured it out!

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    1. Your first ever attempt at a poem? It’s very good! I like the choice of the title in a different language: it makes me think even before starting to read the poem. Your imagery is strong and clear, and so the overall resonance of the poem.

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      1. Haha thanks, yes, first attempt at poetry having manly written non-fiction up until now. Was just replying to your poetry challenge post, think it’s a great idea and I will be taking part this coming week for sure 🙂

        Ben

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    1. Hi, I really like your header image and your customized facebook and twitter links. If I was asked to name one change that would make me like your blog more, it would be to reduce the number of moving images. I find the one on top of your newest post as well as the featured ones from your top posts distracting instead of helping – I am sure your article would convey the same message without a moving image.

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    2. I really enjoyed reading this, envy is something we all relate to regardless of culture or ethnicity and you’ve written another perspective of this really well.
      Re. the layout, I think it’s great! I love the super thin font in each heading, it’s sophisticated and clear all at once.

      Followed, and looking forward to reading future posts!

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      1. Oh wow! It’s awesome that you can relate to the article about makeup, I think that was my main objective! And I’m really glad you like the layout! You don’t think the moving gifs are too much? Thanks a lot for reading and following 🙂

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      2. I like to think blogging is as much for you as it is for your readers. If you like the moving gifs then use them. I personally didn’t find them an issue, but sadly, as with everything, others probably will… you can’t win ’em all!
        You’re very welcome 🙂

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    3. I’m still a new blogger, but I found that the aesthetics of your layout really contribute to your blog and the subjects you post about! In my opinion, the graphics actually add to your blog, it allows for the readers to get a good laugh sometimes. And it also seems like you reach out to a broad audience. Honestly, I can’t find any complaints. Great blog, just continue what you’re doing!

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    4. First of all the post itself was a great read!
      You’re really good at delivering your points and I read it a few times just because it was enjoyable.
      The layout’s great and it’s super-easy to go through everything (which I will do very soon).
      I do think the amount of GIFs slightly distracts from the content a bit, but it’s hardly an issue.
      Overall it’s great! 😀

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    1. Wow, how beautifully have you written down this emotional story. Secrets are never good in any relationship, but sometimes the time is just not right, is it? It’s a shame that there aren’t more people that have read this post…

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    2. 20 is great! I was posting for months (albeit a little at a time) and no one read anything of mine. Like, zero views [shrugs]. It wasn’t until I had this lengthy rant on a warehouse fire did views literally shoot up overnight. I’m convinced it’s all totally random 😉

      About your post: That guy. What an a**hole.

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    3. Lovely section of writing there 🙂 Really captures a part of a relationship well. Just one thing – Is there a reason you is ‘u’ in one of the last lines? Seems out of place with the rest of the writing. 🙂

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    4. Most of my posts get less than 20 views, so I feel your pain!!! I just read your post and I thought it was brave of you to put that out there.

      You are right. Secrets hurt. I hope that you two can get past this. And if you can’t, I know that your honesty will allow you to find someone who loves you, regardless.

      Be strong. No turning back. You can get through it. I’ll follow you! And, there is more to parenting than having a baby. Adoption is a beautiful and selfless choice. Stay strong.

      Julie
      http://www.itsabeautifultree.com

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      1. Awwww. Thanks Julie, its actually fiction, but I’m even more glad you connected with the story at that level. Thank you for your support. Im hitting the follow button now 🙂

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      1. Thank you for the feedback Olivia. I just started following you. Seems to me you’re handling the tech well. Better than me that’s for sure! The only suggestion that comes to mind is your header photo is on the small side, especially width wise, and it almost takes away from the content below. Just a thought and of course what matters most is what fits you best. Certainly not what I think.

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    1. Hi! You’re really assertive (in a good way, of course), and it really adds to your blog. I love the poems you’ve published so far! And, I my main suggestion is what you’ve already mentioned, add more widgets so your readers can navigate your blog a bit easier.

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      1. Thank you for saying hello! My personality is very assertive and determined. That’s the first someone’s said that on WordPress about what I’ve posted thus far. Thank you. Now if Only I could transfer that comment to my About 😉 And yes, I need to further my knowledge of the widgets. Next up for me to learn is the ‘page’ function. And someone just helped me concerning my header picture. I’ll most likely transition that to something that fits my writing brand. Though, I don’t currently have the proper picture to do the job. I’ll go check out your Blog now.

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    1. A healthy chocolate and maple syrup cake? Is there such a thing? 😉 I’m not into either cooking or baking, but I pursued your recipe with utmost pleasure. This particular post and your blog in general is very nice on the eye; and your cake photos look very professional!

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  5. Thank you Daily Post for all your help and advice over the past year. If it wasn’t for your prompts and challenges I’m sure I would have given up long ago.

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  6. Hi! I recently started a travel blog and would love some feedback on my posts! I feel as if they need to be more engaging and attractive to my audience. How can I improve and/or as a reader, what do you prefer to read about. Should I write more posts on “preparing to travel?” Also, what can I do to make sure my site isn’t plain and boring?! Hoping to hear from you all!

    http://Www.abroadandlocal.com

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    1. I really like the way the instagram widget looks with the larger picture at the top – did this come with the theme? Beautiful pictures 🙂 I don’t think your site is boring! But perhaps the font is a little small in the posts on the front page.. for me anyway. You could also try a colourful header if you feel like you’re missing out on colour – anyway really interesting posts 🙂

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    2. Really enjoyed looking through your blog, and look forward to reading new posts!
      I think your content is perfect, you balance chatty and informative very well and post some absolutely stunning photos. The only thing I would say is that the font/colour of the links to your ‘About’ page and so on, are a little faint. Though that might just be my crappy laptop…
      Anyway, keep doing what you’re doing, it’s brilliant!

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      1. Hi, I’m not sure I do. I enabled the JetPack version once and didn’t like the way it looked. I’ll fix it because that was a selfish and dumb mistake on my half. Thanks for letting me know!

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    3. I like to travel, too, and travelled a moderate amount in my youth, also. Just remember to reflect on the perspectives of locals compared to your readers, and engage all the senses.
      And give your boyfriend a name, it’s dull and disconnecting to keep reading ‘my boyfriend’, and you have the opportunity to have fun with naming him.

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    1. The blog is very clean looking and easy to read. Personally I prefer the posts in the style of ‘We Are Not A Cult’ as I found it a very engaging read. Not that I didn’t like all the posts, but that was the one that engaged me the most 🙂

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    1. Hi I am new too (check out my blog https://yearandahalf.wordpress.com/ ) woo for us! I would suggest maybe expanding your About page a bit to explain why you want to make the blog – just so people feel more connected to you 🙂 Also (though this is my personal preference) add ‘read more’ links into your posts so when someone scrolls down your page it is just masses of texts,
      Apart from that, good luck!!

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      1. Thank you! That’s amazing your grandmother was a suffragist. I think feminism is so important, and it shouldn’t be taken for granted.

        I look forward to reading your post. Thanks for commenting and following! 🙂

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      2. I have been tinkering with the post for WAY too long. She was actually at the FIRST suffrage convention AND the Victory Convention in 1920– one of only 2 delegates to live to see the 19th amendment ratified. I need to hurry up and LET go of it. She was SO amazing. I’m excited to share her with the world!!!

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    1. Hiya fellow feminist. ((: this post was lovely. The list of reasons of why you need feminism was particularly strong because it was personal, and writing about personal things is a feat of strength.

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  7. Hello all! I’ve just started posting, but I’m not so sure I should keep going. I’ve blogged before, but gave up after a week because either no one would check it out or I didn’t get feedback. I know it was only a week, and blogs need time to grow, but I was impatient. Please let me know your thoughts!

    https://ukv2014.wordpress.com/

    Thank you all for your time, and happy posting! 🙂

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    1. I’ve followed you! 🙂 I love your writing style, and your recipes looks good! I shall have a closer look later… 😉

      Keep going! 🙂 xx

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    2. I’ve told this to another blogger and now I tell you this (sorry for sounding like a know-it-all). Have you tried to join any event held by The Daily Post, like Blogging 101, Writing 101, etc? That way, you can get involved in blogging community, be inspired, and get support.
      Don’t give up!

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    3. I am very new to this whole blogging thing, but my philosophy is that if you want love you have to be willing to give love! Keep giving feedback to people surrounding you and you’ll be blown away with how many people will want to return the favor. Don’t give up you have a very solid theme and niche!

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      1. This is all excellent feedback! I really appreciate you guys taking the time to read and comment! I will definitely be returning the favor to others. Thank you!

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  8. I have been blogging for about a year and a half now and am still happy doing it. My recent blog is actually a four part series plus introduction based around a theme of ‘My Four Seasons’. Altogether it is the most I have written since graduating college and I was looking for feedback about how to promote a project as lengthy as this. I published them one a day, for 5 days, but the length of them has kept some people away from reading them I think, rather than when I do individual blogs. If I do this type of series again, should I space them out more? One a week? One a month? Any help appreciated-

    https://robpatdoy.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=802

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  9. Hi friends…
    I started blogging about a year back about fashion and lifestyle. I have always tried to give a personal perspective to the whole thing even if it was on trend watch.I do not want to b a regular fashion blogger n post selfies.please guys and veterans. .if you can comment on the content and construct of the blog,it would be great.
    http://www.stylepiranha.wordpress.com

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  10. Hey Everyone!

    If you’re into health/fitness, we’d love some feedback on the recent content we’ve been posting on our blog. Even though we’re a local business, we think our blog should have a global reach!

    https://optsc.wordpress.com/

    We’d especially love feedback on:

    STYLE: Too casual? Not authoritative enough? Pushing the clinics too much?

    CALL TO ACTION: We hardly ever get comments on our pieces, how to change that?!

    Thnaks!

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    1. Great blog and style enjoyed browsing round the site 🙂 I’d love some advice – I am only just starting out ! http://yearandahalf.wordpress.com .. One thing, the comments section is called ‘Did you want to say something?’ which sounds slightly threatening 😛 just my opinion of course!

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      1. Hi Olivia and thanks for the feedback!
        I love your writing style! It’s quirky and clever. I suppose your audience would be people in a similar situation as you. Perhaps you can focus on that. It’s important to define your blog’s purpose and stick to that purpose. Imagine you are someone else reading your blog. How can your audience learn through your experiences in uni? Would it be helpful to you? Would you use it as a resource in the future?

        I hope this was helpful! Keep up the great work!

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      1. Great purpose! Everybody loves to save money 🙂
        I think my biggest suggestion to you would be to use the space you have in your blog wisely. Take advantage of pingbacks (like creating a link) instead of writing out the entire website domain. Adding a few widgets to your sidebars can really spruce up the appearance (like an archive of your blogs or most popular). An easy to find subscription widget could be helpful. You could even use websites like polyvore.com to put together cute boards with money-saving products.

        Hope this was helpful!!

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    2. I really like the simplicity of your blog, everything looks clean and words kept at a minimum. Just how it should be for a fashion blog like yours. Just one thing, I’m sure I’m a complete dumb nut but I can’t find a like or follow button…only subscribe by email

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      1. Thanks Power of Mum, I must have had the “like” option deactivated. It should be working now. However my “follow” button doesn’t seem to be showing even though I’ve got it activated. Thanks for the heads up!

        I tried checking out your blog and I was taken to a site that isn’t working at the moment. I found another (www.powerofmum.wordpress.com). Is this yours?

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      2. I’ll have another look and try to see if I can find your buttons, lol
        Yes that’s my blog right there. Where does it take you to?

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      3. ok, thanks, i thought i deleted that. Ok, I saw the like button and once I clicked on that, there was a little link below it saying ‘follow this blog’, that looks like the only way atm.

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      4. ohhh! Thanks I’ve seen you’ve followed my blog.

        Yours blog is also quite clean and intuitive. Your titles are to the point and photos are very relevant. It’s perfect especially for first time mommies. I’ll recommend your blog to my sister!

        I think the only thing I would recommend is perhaps having an About Me page. That’s the first place I go to when I come across a new blog. I wanna know what you’re all about. Good luck and keep up the great work!

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      5. Ok, thanks for the feedback. I see where you’re coming from with the ‘about me page’, there’s a sense of personal connection there. Thanks again for taking some time to visit my blog 🙂

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  11. Hi everyone! I just recently started blogging but hope to continue. My blog is mostly composed of book reviews so far, but I recently posted a post about music, specifically K-pop.
    https://xingsings.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/the-death-of-sojin-ahn-and-the-industry-of-korean-pop-idols/
    I would appreciate it greatly if you guys could give me feedback or any constructive criticism. I would also be thankful to hear your opinion on the subject as well. Thank you so much! Happy blogging! 🙂

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