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  1. Hi! I have my blog up and running to the point where I think that feedback would be really helpful 🙂 Here is the link to my blog about the Post-grad life! I also have some menu tabs started for recipes and movie critiques because I thought those would be great additions. Let me know what you think would make this blog 1). more reader friendly and 2). more easy to navigate.
    Thanks so much!
    https://collegegraduate15.wordpress.com/

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    1. I enjoyed your review and I think you did a good job with it as, since it is a practical book, you point out how the information can be applied to your life (and therefore your reader’s lives) and also the problems you had with the book. I think you gave a fair assessment of the book, instead of leaning heavily for or against it.

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    1. We’ve published a bunch of posts here at the Daily Post on how to combat writer’s block, for example:
      https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/stomp-writers-block/
      https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/beat-back-the-blogging-blues/

      You might also want to browse our Inspiration-related posts:
      https://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/inspiration/

      And, lastly, we do publish a daily writing prompt every single day, so that might be something to consider doing when you feel stuck:
      https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/

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  2. Is there anyone out there that can help me set up my WordPress website? I got as far as getting a domain name and halfway installing the TESERACT theme and now I am STUCK! 😢 #middleageproblems

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    1. You managed it before. Your name in the comment links to your old blog from 2012, so you can write and post. Keep fiddling with the controls, and see what happens: apart from the “Delete blog” button none can do permanent harm. Could you post that domain name, so I could visit?

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    2. It sounds like you’re in the process of building a self-hosted site using the WordPress.org software. This site is part of the WordPress.com community (I know it can get confusing — here’s where you can learn on the difference between the two:
      https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/).

      You’re more than welcome to share your posts here, but I’m afraid we can’t do much to troubleshoot issues encountered outside of WordPress.com. For that, your best bet are the WordPress.org support forums:
      https://wordpress.org/support/

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    1. Gloriously well executed. I love this particular style of sculpture, regardless of whether or not I like the subject. Just so flawlessly done, and how long must it have taken to be completed? Never fails to amaze me. The different angles of the pictures give the effect that the sculpture is moving, which is a really neat (if eerie) effect.

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    1. It’s a start. I would recommend working on breaking up your paragraphs into smaller, easier to read blurbs than great bricks of text. Consider adding an About page, and did you know that your footer area contains duplicate widgets? Play with what you have, and keep it up!

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    2. NIce content. Great gif.
      You should probably learn to use options, that image in the middle of the post, centred and with a bigger resolution would completely change the look of the post.
      Break in to paras, 3-4 sentences optimum in each.

      Yummy header

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  3. Hey there souls 🙂 I’m a freshman studying English in Hong Kong. I recently came back from studying in the UK and I’ve started this blog about 2 months ago. I write about poetry, food and thoughts on all things (maybe make up too when I can) pop over for a look and speak your mind 🙂 I can really use some advice.

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  4. hiya lovelies! I am a young blogger from England. I blog about everything and everything that I am passionate about. I would really appreciate it if you had a quick look at my blog, and if you like what you read, it would mean a lot if you told other people about my blog.
    Please let me know what you think and make sure to keep an eye out for new posts!
    yours truly,
    foreversophiegrace
    XOXOXO

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  5. Hello everyone 🙂 If you like any of the following: [ short stories; historical fiction; old kings & queens; funny ghost stories; Richard III; kids stories vaguely in the style of Roald Dahl ] then you may be interested in my latest post on http://babbitman.wordpress.com/ which is about the discovery of an old English king’s lost grave and his re-internment in Leicester cathedral earlier this year. Hopefully it will be a pleasant 5 minutes for you. Ta!

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  6. Just to let all of you followers of my blog know that: 1.) I am back from my 5-day vacation, and 2.) Starting today, my blog, Dream In Music, becomes available in mobile format, so I invite each and every one of you to see the brand-new mobile version of the blog you all know and love so very well! P.S.:Enjoy!-JW 📣

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  7. Hi everyone!! Hope you are all having a fantastic day/night!!

    I’ve just published a new post titled: 5 THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER DO IN A NEW RELATIONSHIP, BUT HAVE NO ISSUE DOING NOW! If you’re feeling like a laugh, it comes with some relatable anecdotes!!

    You can find it at: https://mojomusingoutloud.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/5-things-you-would-have-never-done-in-a-new-relationship-but-have-no-issue-doing-with-your-partner-now/

    Let me know what you think 🙂

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  8. Hello fellow bloggers!

    I am relatively new to blogging and would love some feedback, advice and ideas for my blog. So far I have posted about little adventures I have taken but I would love to branch out into hair/make up/lifestyle. I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a look and let me know what you think. All suggestions will be welcomed with open arms!

    Many thanks,
    Sinead x
    https://moonlightboulevard.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi! I liked your blog 🙂 I am just starting up too as well. I only have on post though, but I have a lot of plans and hope it will become something great. I really like the layout you used, and how positive you are!

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      1. Oh my God the fact that you see my blog as an inspiration is so so encouraging and it really made my day. Thank you SO much! 🙂

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  9. Hello guys! I am new to blogging and would like to learn from you guys.
    I just posted my first article. I would like constructive criticism from you guys to make my posts better in future.

    Here is the address to my blog.
    theambivalentindian.wordpress.com

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