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      1. Hi Jerrod, thank you very much indeed for the feedback. I have been thinking of a revamp so I totally agree! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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    1. You have interesting posts that are a nice length and I learned a new term (bog standard thriller), so thank you for that!

      Good luck with the book!

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    2. I love the layout of your blog. Very clean and easy to read. Reminds me of the Apple branding and layout.
      Also I like how you write about your process. I’d say I’m a panster too, but I never knew that that’s what my styleof writing was called .

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      1. In regards to your blog, April, I like the combination of both serious and humorous posts. When championing bio-ethical behavior, it is tempting to become strident. This is hardly an effective way to help your cause. So nice job offering a cool and non-judgmental approach. 🙂

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    3. I liked your way to separate thrillers from psychological thrillers, I hadn’t thought of that before I read it and it was interesting. I like your style of writing, too. If your book is written in a similar way I think I might enjoy it (and I usually don’t enjoy horror/thriller that much). Great job, overall!

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    4. Hey Mark,

      I’m a published author, so it always makes me happy to hear about others who are writing novels. I haven’t been on WordPress in a very long time (as evidenced by my lack of posts on my blog), due to some pretty nasty events in my personal life, but I plan on writing articles again very soon.

      Keep charging forward with unwavering determination, and you will feel rewarded. The industry is incredibly tough, and it is very easy to get discouraged, but just keep on keepin’ on. If you need any help (whether it be ideas for content, editing, or writing style) don’t hesitate to ask. I am always ready to assist those who wish to express themselves. Inspiration is key! Not just for yourself, but it should also be your motivation to inspire others! That will be reflected in your work, and readers will become more involved. Have a good day, and I wish you luck in your endeavor!

      –D.K. Neville

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      1. Thank you for your inspiring words. It is great to hear from someone who has already had their work published. I am sure to have plenty of questions for you at some stage! Thanks again. Mark

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    1. Though I’m not usually a fan of static front pages, those category icons on your blog makes it really nice. I visited a few of the food posts and news posts, and really enjoyed the prom story.

      I don’t really have any suggestions. Your site is very well put together.

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    2. Hey jerrod !! I think its awesome that ur blog is all about fun and making someone smile.. wrt to the layout i think that there are two many empty spaces on your homepage.. mayb u can add more widgets on either side or mayb consider a change of theme.. Happy blogging !!!

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      1. Actually, I used the no sidebar template for the page but in the archives page where there are my post, there are a sidebar… but I will address the spaces…

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    3. Let me start off by saying I’m a trained English teacher, so when I’m asked for help, my inner editor goes to work. I saw on your blog you are a proud Filipino and I’m guessing Filipino is your first language and not English. I noticed some spelling and grammar errors in your blog that are common for people who learned English as a second language. You might ask someone to help you catch these errors. English is a HARD language, even for those who learned it from birth. I hope this helps you. 🙂

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  1. Hello! I’m blogging my 90s teenage diaries and I’m considering adding a bit more diary variety.

    If someone asked you to share extracts of your own teenage ramblings, might you do it or does the thought fill you with ABSOLUTE HORROR?!

    It could be completely anonymous or linked back to a blog depending on individual preference. I’ve had a little bit of interest already from ex teen diarists but I’m not sure if they’d do it in reality!

    Also, I’ve recently added a ‘who’s who’ page following a suggestion on here a few weeks ago. If you find yourself popping over to IDST from here, do you think it needs more info or does it do the trick?

    Ta!
    Tess x

    idstdiaries.com

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    1. Haha your blog is awesome. I would TOTALLY share some teenage ramblings… I regularly go back and read my diaries and journals… because it’s HILLARIOUS to see what types of stupid things I used to worry and think about lol. Gotta laugh at yourself.
      I’d ask you to review my blog too but I think you just followed me….haha

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      1. Hello and thank you! I’ll remember you said that and I’ll be tracking you down to share some teenage diary drivel if I get round to setting up a sharing page. Hope yours were as lame as mine or you’ll show me up for the utter sadact that I was 😉

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    2. Hi Tess

      I’ve just been to visit your blog and it’s brilliant. I’m a child of the 1990s too (11 in 1995) and so much of it made me think of things I used to do. I kept diaries but not consistently and, regretfully, threw them all out about 11 years ago. I think the idea of having diary entries from others is a good idea, though if it was me I would definitely prefer to be annoymous. You could ask pepole to post entries from the same date to compare what everyone was doing that day, might throw up some interesting juxtopositions of the mundane and the important.

      Looking forward to reading more. IDSTFEAETDDUP (the long version!)

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      1. Is that if destroyed still true for ever and ever til death do us part?!

        Thanks for your lovely comment and feedback. I like the idea of comparing the same date. I just need more willing participants first!

        I totally get why people would want to do it anonymously and I’d make sure that option was available. I was calling myself Mollie (nicked from the dog) originally but blog and reality began to collide and I felt all awkward about using a fake name!

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      2. Hi there! I really like this idea of yours. I was a child of the 1990s (born in 86) and ye gods, I’m afraid to see what I wrote as a teenager. It was probably awful. Some of your entries had me laughing so hard. Now I’m following you!

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      3. It certainly is!

        As you say, anonymity can have its pros and cons and so it makes sense to let the contributors choose. Good luck with getting some participants.

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    3. Loved your blog, like the interjections from your present-day self in the text. I never kept a diary as a teenager, but my girlfriend (who is about the same age as you) found she related to so very much of it – so I could see people who recognise your experiences sharing their own.

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  2. Hi wonderful bloggers,

    I contribute to a group writing blog and we just gave our blog a bit of make-over with a new header and menu. I’d really appreciate getting feedback on the sites new look (or anything else, for that matter).

    http:www.writeowls.com

    Thanks so much,
    Happy blogging 🙂

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    1. Hey! I love the layout of the blog! The design is uplifting, yet not to crazy. Everything is organised well and gives a pleasing atmosphere to your blog. I love the little cartoons on the side and think it’s a great idea however it is very large and often distracts my eyes from the content i’m reading. The wide range of stories are pleasant and interesting and really make me want to read on! It’s a great blog and I will defiantly visit again!

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    2. Hi, I do find your blog a little confusing to look at . The content itself is all really great, but there’s often a lot going on on one page.. I adore your header, super cute!

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      1. Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it.

        Are there any specifics, such as problems with the menus or is it an issue with the widgets, or having a cartoon up on the side?

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      2. I think just tgat things are only really separated by black lines, but a lot of the content is also black and white. it makes it all sort of blend together in my mind

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    3. Hi Stacey, I just popped over using my mobile (iPhone 4s) your blog looks really cluttered and it’s a little hard to read everything on this small screen. Not sure if you’d consider a mobile friendly theme?
      Jus my thought is let you know in case it was something you would’ve liked to know 🙂

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      1. Thanks for letting me know about that problem. I never look at blogs on my phone, only my computer, but I guess a lot of people do. I’ll have to see if there’s something we can do about that. Unfortunately, I’m not all that tech savvy, but I’m on it now.

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      2. Cool! I do a lot of my blogging and reading from my phone so I consider it a lot, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea though and when you think about the screen Size of a 4s in comparison to other, bigger phones, it may not be such an issue for others 🙂

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  3. Hey everyone,
    I would like to share the link to my blog Home:
    https://effectivethoughts.wordpress.com
    I haven’t posted for a while but hope to do soon. My latest post is a quotation of Zig Ziglar and my most recent article is on “TIME MANAGEMENT”. Here is the link to that article:
    https://effectivethoughts.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/time-management-and-role-of-time-management-tools
    Any interaction with the blog is highly appreciated.
    Thank You & Happy Blogging!

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    1. Hi Muhammad! I enjoyed reading your post on time management. It’s definitely a skill I had to work on when I first entered college. A few tips however – try shortening your posts. Some of the points you made were a bit repetitive and could have been left out. Other than that, it was great! I also loved all the visual aids. Keep up the good work (:

      If you have time, head on over to my blog and tell me what you think. Constructive criticism is welcome!
      http://www.therealtanasiakenney.wordpress.com

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  4. Thank you for this information. I use my blog as a parking lot–for poetry–and have never considered that others would care to read it. So many people are writing today–who are the readers who have time? For WordPress, I’m grateful to have space on this mystery known as the Internet for creative content to lay about like plants in a secret garden!

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    1. Hi there! I think your post was very well-written – and I’m not just saying that because I’m can relate to your sleeping woes lol. You were very conversational and witty, creating a tone very unique to your blog. I loved it and look forward to more posts from you. Keep up the good work!

      If you have the time, could you please offer me some constructive advice about my blog as well? (www.therealtanasiakenney.wordpress.com) Thank you!

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      1. I scroll through your blog page and my first impression is: It is current and refreshing. I like the no-nonsense approach and it is easy to navigate. I will be back to peruse it properly when I have more time. More power.

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    2. I really like the post, it is very fresh and a very good interpretation of the prompt. I love how diverse your blog is. I think you should add more menus according to the categories.

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      1. Yes. Menus. I tried in the past to add categories but it interferes with the look of my blog in general. For example if I put up sticky posts, the categories will nestle between the header images and the body of the posts giving the blog a very chaotic messy look. The categories put themselves where they don’t have to be. The words just end up everywhere in between. So I removed them. Thanks for the feedback. I will try to find a way to organize my contents without compromising the design of my blog.

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    3. I love the diversity of your blog, also the theme you’ve chosen is fantastic ! keep up the cool work 😀 happy posting 😉

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    4. The way you write is feels so personal! I really enjoyed it, and then felt bad because it sounds like your brain is really demanding. I hope you and it can work things out somehow!
      I also absolutely love your theme, it suits your writing in a way I can’t really put to words.

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      1. I tried all of the free themes because I mostly drawn to modern and clean lines design but I found out that those don’t offer much room for creativity and don’t suit my kind of writings which is moody and often dark. So I settled for this theme. It powerfully balance readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device because it is a responsive theme. Thanks for checking out my page.

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  5. Hello out there! I’m a novice blogger and need some advice on how to drive traffic to my blog. I try to post things about twice a week but never get any feedback 😦 Could you all please take a look at my site (www.therealtanasiakenney.wordpress.com) and give me some constructive criticism on what I can do to improve my blog? Thanks so much (:

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    1. Hello! just make sure you are connected to other social media so your friends can take a look and use many tags and categories… i notice the background was really dark, you ca use some light colors or bright..

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    2. The daily post blog you have posted on here has some wonderful articles on how to drive up followers. I have found the greatest success from following other people’s blogs and staying active and commenting a lot. It generates interest in your own blog.

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    3. Your posts are really insightful, and it’s clear you have a lot of passion for what you write about 🙂 I don’t get a lot of traffic, either, but find that commenting on others’ blogs, and posting in topic-friendly chatrooms, with a link to my blog in my signature helps. My blog is about running, so I spend about 15-20 minutes a day in running-related forums. Good luck to you!

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    4. Make sure you share, share, share. facebook, twitter, linkedin, tumblr, talk about new posts on instagram. Use hashtags to make it easier to find you.
      Also do what you’re doing now – participate in community blogging forums and pools. Engaging with others is best way to drive traffic. People become interested in you when you first take interest in them… I’e found that reviewing other peoples blogs and leving meaningful comments (liek this one lol) are the easiest way to build a following

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    5. OH and try shortening your posts. I had to learn that one the hard way. Internet attention spans are about 2 seconds long. Keep posts short and sweet, and break them up with headers or centered photos. 🙂

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      1. Again, thanks so much for taking the time to peruse my blog. I have to say your blog absolutely blew me away! The design is so simple yet elegant and I love the pops of color your photos give. I can also tell that you’re very passionate about what you write about in your posts. Keep up the good work!

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    6. I took a look at your blog. I see its catered toward women being a beauty/fashion blog. Is that focus right now? Just asking because you saying you don’t get feedback made me sad and I would like to give you consistent feedback. However, I don’t know too many things about beauty products and not into fashion.

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      1. Yes, for the most part, I’m going to focus on beauty and fashion. That doesn’t mean I can’t switch it up from time time, however. What are your interests? What would you like to read about? Story ideas are most definitely welcome. And lastly, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog (:

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      2. I love stories. Especially with plot twists. I’ll just follow you anyway because you are nice and I know how it feels wanting feedback for something you put effort into. My interests are entrepreneurship, self-improvement, weird stories and tech. Just to name a few.

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    7. Hey! fellow novice blogger! Really like the lay-out of the blog 🙂 Love the colours, although the font colour makes the widgets slightly difficult to read. That might just be my eyesight though.

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    1. I love the header. I wish the navigation was better, though. A tag cloud, maybe?

      I absolutely love how intimate your writing is.

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      1. I was waiting for someone to point that out because I thought the navigation might be tricky but my confidante said it worked fine. So I wondered maybe it was just me. Thank you for pointing that out! 😀
        Please tell me what a tag cloud is? Thank you!

        And THANK YOU 😀

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      2. When you edit your sidebar(widgets) , it gives you an option of putting a tag cloud. It basically puts all your tags in one place so a reader can navigate by tags. Keep posting!

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    2. Your blog looks so rad! I’ve been thinking of doing somehting similar… cuz I feel like my blog is a bit crowded…. do you think you could review it and let me know what you think?
      http://www.thehonestroot.com

      And I think you picked the right header. It’s clean and easy to look at! Nicely done.

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    3. I love how you bare out to yourself and us via your blog. Also I really love how you’ve used the pictures in your blog, they don’t come of as that strong but they do demand some attention :3

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  6. Allo! I blog short stories and the occasional recipe. I am all about summer and memories. 🙂 I hope to get some feed back on this blog: thesummerseas.wordpress.com . good week to you all!

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    1. You blog looks really nice, first of all. Clean, simple layout, makes it really easy for me to read. your writing style is great, I liked your post about the horoscope!
      Would you mind reviewing my blog as well?

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  7. Happy Monday once again blogging friends!

    It’s Monday, so of course I have a new post up, would love you to check it out, it’s about not being afraid of the unknown. I also recently added a ‘favourites page’ which is links to my favourite posts, so check that out too if you want J

    https://bencnicholson.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/poetry-101-rehab-dark/

    Happy to return the favour as always, send some links my way if you want me to check your page out.

    Blogging love as always,
    Ben

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      1. Thank you Noopur ! It was written keeping me in mind ! I am really dumb when it comes to these terms !
        Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog 😀

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      1. Thank you 😀 that is the most original compliment I’ve received in a while I guess !
        And of course I wouldn’t ever mind reviewing anyone’s blog !

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    1. Wow! Your post has actually made me a wee bit jealous! I’ve so far failed to ever see a whale despite a few attempts. You got some really good shots and it’s nice to have them in there to break up the text a bit. I’m already interested in wildlife so I’m perhaps a bit biased but I think it’s a good post and I like the inclusion of a fact at the end. It’s probably something most people don’t know.

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      1. Thank so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it! I’m glad you liked the post 🙂

        BTW I checked out your blog and it’s awesome, really different to everything else I’ve seen and presented really well too. Following you now!

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      1. Thanks for the feedback, I’m glad you liked it! I just checked out your blog and it looks a lot better than mine. I really like the theme and your use of categories to find things easily. The premise of your blog is great too. I did notice a typo in one of your headers you might what to change; “thr ethical definition”. But other than that great 🙂

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      2. Haha everyone thinks that’s a typo… but it’s actually the first letters of The Honest Root. .. maybe I need to put periods so everyone knowsthat

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    1. Wow! Let me just say my mouth was watering the entire time I was reading this post lol. Your writing style is very laid-back and conversational, which made it a joy to read. I also love the pictures and maps you used to accompany the text. I felt like I was following you all over NY and Jersey. All of my junk food cravings have officially been satisfied! Thanks for the great read (:

      If you have the time, stop by my blog and tell me what you think! Constructive criticism is welcome. (www.therealtanasiakenney.wordpress.com)

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    1. I have a couple of suggestions:

      1. You might add an “About” page. I like to know a little something about the writer.

      2. Posting the links to pages is a bit confusing. Why not just make the text a post, rather than a page?

      Best wishes as you figure it all out.

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    2. I love that you’re making scripture public but I sort of expected a couple of sentences of commentary on your thoughts for the day. Retitling those posts might make it clearer – something like verse of the day or today’s scripture.

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    1. first, i just think that reviewing old movies will really not be good if you are reviewing but, still your choice. I love your blog, just wanted to read more! 🙂

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    2. I really liked your review of the new Mad Max movie and might even go see it now. I hadn’t planned on doing that because remakes usually annoy me, but you’ve convinced me that this is a good one.

      The post feels a little long, not that it doesn’t have good content, but it might help to use bullets or bold type headlines to break up the paragraphs where you discuss different aspects of the film so it doesn’t look like one big slog of text.

      Overall, you’re off to a great start!

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    3. Awesome writing. Gets me excited about a movie I didn’t watch yet. I hope you are not playing the big marketing corporation part 🙂

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  8. Hello everyone. My one year blog anniversary is coming up soon. Do any of you have any fun ideas for a one year anniversary post? I was thinking of highlighting some of my most popular and favorite posts and some of the bloggers I follow who have been the most supportive and inspirational.

    Thanks in advance for your ideas.

    Jenny

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    1. I think that too,maybe featuring some of the popular post will be a good idea and the bloggers you will pick will be very happy if they see their name on your post! 😀

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    2. I think highlighting some of the most popular/favorite posts is too normal. In addition to your popular/favorite posts, why don’t you add something that you have never done before?

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  9. i published this the other day after being in close contact with homeless men for some weeks. They move me to pieces and I thought it was only fitting that I should grace their memory with a poem–I thought I’d done right by them! Sadly, not many have had access to my poem so I don’t know if it’s any good… I’d greatly appreciate your thoughts, critiques or questions! cheers! https://trimmedwords.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/homeless/

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    1. 1st stanza, I thought it was fitting that you used a symphony of hunger and followed it up with a guitar and banjo. As much as that metaphor works, to me, a symphony has a positive (and upper class) connotation. Hunger is negative. Have you thought of another metaphor? Maybe others have a different opinion.

      I think that the most important point that you are trying to get across is that homeless people’s whole person-hood is nonexistent. Although you don’t say it, I assume it’s through years of homelessness and hopelessness.

      Have you though about spending time with homeless youth? They’re out there. It’s super sad why they are homeless and what they have to do to survive.

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      1. I hadn’t actually thought of it, thank you for that! I’ll keep it in mind as I revise it thoroughly.
        Yes, that’s exactly what I was coming to, and exactly how I’ve understood people living in the streets feel (at least the ones I’ve met).

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    2. Hi J.I.

      It looks like you’ve made a good start, keep working at it. It’s difficult to give feedback on poetry because it’s so personal. As the poet, you chose words and images that express what you were feeling. People like me look in and some of us are moved and some are not. I wasn’t moved but I’ve never been homeless. And I might have been distracted by wondering how a tear runs down the back of one’s neck.
      I hope this helps in some small way.

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  10. After writing about grief for over a year, I have started writing about other things like bike rides, rain, gardens. Feedback is appreciated. Should I keep writing? About life? Or grief or both?

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    1. Yes! Keep writing! I only popped over briefly but I’ll be going back. Why not write about both? It doesn’t all have to be about grief even if that was your original purpose for starting a blog. It’s a subject that you can go back to whenever you feel you need or want to.

      I’m sure a lot of people drawn to your blog are there because they’ve experienced grief themselves and it’s comforting to know (for me, at least) that over time, you are able to enjoy normal aspects of life again.

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    2. Share both! I think possibly your article about grief resonates with readers that have lost someone they love but it is nice to see that after grieving you’re still able to lead a full life.

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  11. I interviewed someone for the first time last week! The topic is diet and fitness, and the person being interviewed is a personal trainer / bodybuilder who doesn’t eat meat. I would love some feedback on the post I wrote. Please leave me your comments on my blog or e-mail me 😀 Leave me your name / e-mail / or your website so I can check out yours too! Thank you for reading! Hope you have a good day. Let’s support each other!

    http://dietyogaenergy.com/2015/05/14/meet-fraser-bayley-his-journey-from-butcher-to-vegan/

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    1. Oh wow, I really enjoyed some of your photos! I particularly loved the ones of Wales.

      If you’re looking to sell your work, might I suggest signing up to something like society6 or deviantART? I’m over there, too, if you need some help setting up.

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    2. Your photos are captivating, they’re really nice. Would be nice if a like button was available for each photo and not necessarily for the entire album. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Hey everybody. Had a really successful blog party on Saturday to relaunch my music blog Talkaboutpopmusic.net. If you’ve never hosted or attended one of really recommend it! Suzie81speaks.com really helped with the promotion and was ace. I’d also love to know what you think of the new music blog too if you get a chance to look. Cheers!

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    1. I think you have a great blog. The eyes poem was good, and I enjoyed it, but my favorite was ‘she sits alone’! That one was poignant and beautiful 🙂

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    2. Your poem reminds me of a DailyPost or some other WP blog that shares tips and ideas, one of which took place in February or so and had content on poetry mainly with some kind of sound that repeats. You have obviously fulfilled that with you “I” sounds, so great job! There’s also a rhythm too, so greater job!

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    1. I think what you should do what works for you. If writing is part of the pain, try spoken word or singing randomly to express yourself. You write that you write your thoughts/feelings about depression and anxiety and readers (who relate) who come will understand. I also understand that you want to protect yourself and your presence on the internet, so I suggest that if you can’t proofread your work yourself (because of subjectivity), then have someone else do it.

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  13. Hi, I just started my first blog focused on party and family event planning. http://www.theartinpartyplanning.com. I’m a total newbie – if anyone has some time and would like to look at my site and give me a few general call-outs, I would be forever grateful and supportive in any way that I can. My biggest questions are:

    1) Is there anything totally obvious that I am missing?
    2) Is it customary to have to click on your post to read the whole thing? I think now my whole posts just show on my homepage, but maybe that is because I only have 6 posts?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or feedback!

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    1. A very nice blog on a unique topic you have created. You can do the following to improve your blog:

      1. Add the Read More button after you have written the post intro or the 1st para. It is up to you. This way viewers will see what the post is about in a quick glance.
      2. Share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and to all other social sites as much as you can.
      3. Write short posts also or break a lengthy one in parts

      Happy Blogging!!

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