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  1. Cheers all! I’m Leisel from geeky food blog Skill Up Skillet. With a new year comes new opportunities, right? In my book, I call these ‘patch notes’. For those who may not be familiar with the blog this is a handy guide to better navigate the site. Would love to get your opinions: http://skillupskillet.com/2016/01/10/a-new-years-announcement-skill-up-skillet-1-2/

    Also, although I’ll be posting fewer recipes for the foreseeable future I refuse to let a good thing die. I’m now accepting guest posts! Do you like geeky stuff? Do you like to cook? Heck, do you like just writing about food? If you’re interested in guest posting opportunities for the New Year check out this link: http://skillupskillet.com/guest-post-for-sus/ (Also, it’s worth laughing at.)

    Will try to be around as much as I can. Have an awesome Monday!

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    1. Powerfully written, and sickening. The only thing I could think to add would be a call to action of some sort, but what could you even say or do?? I don’t have the answers, but I wish I did.

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    2. This is beautiful. There’s lots going on here. I loved all the pictures you used because it brings much depth into the post. Also, it was very insightful because there were things I had no idea about. I really hope things change over there..

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    3. Thank you for presence and work at the Lesbos refugee camp which is remarkable and brave at these times. As far as I am concerned, you don’t need to improve anything. This is alright and all shall be well.

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    1. I have a supervisor who likes to waste an entire day looking up random facts just to make a lunch schedule. I’m tempted to give her that link and tell her to suck it up. (Yep, I’m terrible.) Nice.

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    2. Your list is great, but I couldn’t read it in one sitting because of the massive amount of info. My suggestion to you is to serialize it, break it up into individual posts either daily or weekly. I think the info would seem more valuable if you did it that way and your readers would be anticipating the next post:)

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    3. These are definitely very cool facts! I also agree with the other commenters about serializing them. You’d hate to have people not read wonderful content just because it requires too much time and scrolling for one sitting. Very cool idea though!

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  2. Happy New Year everyone! A bit late I know but it’s the first time I’ve come for a dip in a while.
    Latest post is my BUCKET LIST, not resolutions just a list of things I would like to experience or achieve.
    Love to have your thoughts and for you to share your own bucket list items!

    http://wp.me/p6j1i2-W5

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  3. Taking my blog on to the radio has been a huge success. Much more than I’d ever dreamed. If you love meeting other bloggers, listening to music then please tune in and get a request played. There’s also a podcast available and I’m really looking for your feedback on how I can make this even more successful than it already is. Thanks! Have a look here for more info http://steve-says.net/2016/01/10/a-huge-sucess-lessons-learned/

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  4. Hey everyone,

    We’ve tried to cut down the length of our posts a little for our travel blog, as we’ve had some feedback that they were a little long, and here’s the most recent:

    https://bridgetandalex.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/rhode-island-usa/

    Any feedback on how it reads would be much appreciated, particularly with regard to whether the length is nice or too long and boring, and of course if you’d like some back just comment a link to your blog below and I’ll do my best to help out.
    A question as well – what are the ‘tags’ you can add actually used for?

    Thanks for the help,
    Alex

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    1. Hi Alex! I’m not familiar with your longer posts, but I enjoyed the length of this one, as well as the fact that it was perfectly punctuated by photos.
      Also, the tags can help you find similar content and helps other people find you. If someone searches “travel” in the WordPress reader for example, your post might pop up.

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    2. Great post, perfect length and well punctuated with relevant pictures. I have been breaking up my travel posts into segments so the story follows the pictures and yet is not overwhelming with either. I like the factoids you supplied about Newport.

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      1. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I’ve been making an effort to break up the wordy bits a little more of late. Glad you like the little facts as well – B always pokes fun at me for being a bit of a fact nerd, but I like them too…

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    1. Hello! I have a few suggestions:
      Is there a reason you have 2 blogs and one only refers to the other? I would keep one and ditch the other one for clarity. If you have followers on one, you can let them know you’ve changed blogs. Also, I would suggest re-sizing your pics smaller so they are a bit more to scale and look more appealing. Keep it up! I love DIY!!

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  5. Hi! please check out my blog: ofangelsandcherryblossoms.wordpress.com
    I would love some advice and feedback. also, can someone please tell me how to add tags to my posts?

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    1. Cool stuff! You have an interesting writing voice. The one thing I would say is that you mostly just write about writing. Try breaking out and using that voice to write about something you’re passionate about.
      Happy blogging! 🙂

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    2. When you write a post regardless of what editor you use there is a space for categories and a place for tags, just put them in there separated by a comma, dont use more than 15 in total or WP wont index you, so less is more, but make them relevant.

      Imagine categories as a draw and tags as hanging folders within a draw, so a category may be Music and a Tag may be Radiohead.

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    1. I would suggest following and getting to know other people who write similar topics by leaving meaningful comments on their posts. Also, maybe try promoting on social media. It’s hard to give advice without knowing what you’re currently doing, but WordPress also has some good resources. Hope this helps!

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      1. Thanks Jhaneel. I’ve been working on networking and Meet & Greet events as well as commenting and liking other posts. I have a Twitter account so that helps. Also Flipboard. Hopefully those are good. If you can think of anything else let me know. Thanks again for your advice! 🙂

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    1. I looked through a number of posts (other thean the ones linked). I like the pictures, little snippets of life and friends it is interesting.

      On the outdoor ones though I would like to see a location of where the pics were taken, maybe even a small map if possible on the post so people (especially in the UK like me) can relate more to where the pics are being taken.

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    1. Good stuff! You have some interesting insights on the nature of blogging. You’ve got some cool stuff. Compiling it all in the One Shots was a good move. The only criticism I have is that there isn’t quite something to unite all the posts other than your voice, but I really don’t think that that’s a big problem.
      Happy blogging! 🙂

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      1. Hi Andrew, thanks for sharing your opinion. To be honest, I’ve never really narrowed down on what the USA of my blog should be – so I just decided to skip that step! For now. 😀

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    1. I think your blog entry is genious. It is one of the best I have found off of this site. The title is compelling. The writing is splendid. Captivating from beginning to end. I gave you a follow. It looks like you have some interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing. I like your theme btw. I like how you have everything layed out. Easy to understand what your blog is about and how to find everything.

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  6. Hello,

    I’ve just published a post of a cute hamster – trust me its cute.
    https://potsoftea.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/i-dont-normally-like-creatures-that-much-but-this-is-an-exception/
    The question I have is this, what do you think of posting/sharing stock images? There was noone to attribute the picture to, because it’s free to use, but I still felt like I had to say that it’s not my picture.
    How do you feel about using stock images and then getting likes for it? Is it right to get likes for someone else’s work? Or can I just feel like the likes are people ‘liking’ that I’m sharing something good?

    How do you share guilt free?

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    1. I think so long as you’ve tried to find someone to credit it to if possible, and you’re not passing it off as your own (as in by saying you didn’t take it, like you did on the post), then no worries. Guilt free.

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    2. I think it is totally fine as long as you give credit to who took the photo! It makes the blog so much more interesting with photos. But it might be considered offensive if they were used without noting where it came from. Good question!

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      1. Thanks!

        So what would you say if it was on StockSnap.io , where you can download things for free and don’t have to give credit at all? Would you still say you got it from StockSnap, or just say nothing at all?

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      2. Good question. I would be interested in knowing what other poolers think. But, I would err on the side of mentioning it perhaps in the caption so it isnt terribly obvious but it is there nonetheless. What do others think?

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    3. I don’t think the issue is whether to share a share-able and copyright-free picture, but why are you posting it (rhetorical question)? What is your purpose? Are you adding value to it with information and using the picture to illustrate your point? Is your point “THIS IS CUTE”? Is that what your blog is about? Just things to think about when you post. It is cute!!

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    4. You raise a good point. Who do we attribute the image to? I do a lot about pop culture, so I’ll include a movie poster, and I wonder about citing it.
      The only thing I might suggest in tracking down whose image it is, is maybe do a reverse google image search? That would be my best guess, and even that would take a while if the image gets circulated a lot.

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  7. Hi there, I’ve been blogging paleo/primally inspired recipes on paleowithcream.com for nearly 18 months. I have a lot of followers who are mostly via Facebook and am keen to get some feedback on how I can get more blog followers and how I can improve my posts to get more comments and interaction. My lastest post is

    http://wp.me/p4DO8O-EU

    Many thanks in advance.
    Wendy

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    1. Your posts look like they’re written well- that’s half the battle, at least it is to me. Start engaging with other blogs. Follow. Leave thoughtful comments. Network. Go to link parties and meet n’ greets. People will repay the favor. Personally, I’m part of several FB groups and they have built up my blog a lot.

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    2. Your blog is just awesome! The layout really suits the main theme of your blog. I loved all the pictures especially the most recent post. It looks absolutely delicious! I like how you put the recipe out there for everyone too. You’re doing a great job! Keep it up!

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    1. Hello,
      I found your blog quite compelling. I loved your writing and your thought processes. I can tell you’re very introspective which is a great trait to have. Keep writing and don’t stop. I think you’re doing great. The only thing I’d suggest is if you made an About page so that viewers can connect with your writing more and know who you are personally. Other than that, keep it up! Cheers 🙂

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  8. Hello everyone! I run a blog about pop culture called Pop Cultural Studies (found here: https://popculturalstudies.wordpress.com/) and today I completed a post looking at Doctor Who as a part of the horror genre (found here: https://popculturalstudies.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/moffats-monsters-the-horror-genre-of-doctor-whos-steven-moffat/ ). I could use some feedback on the post or the site itself, and I would appreciate your help.
    Happy blogging! 🙂

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    1. Love it! I’m obsessed with pop culture, so this was right up my alley.

      I thought your notion of Doctor Who as a horror genre was well executed. I’ve always thought that the show was a bit creepy, especially David Tennant’s last episodes as the Doctor (“Silence in the Library” and “Waters of Mars” especially). Very interesting to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    1. I really like this post – nice layout, good length, useful info… I was going to try add some more helpful feedback, but can’t think of anything I’d do any differently so will just stick with saying good work.

      Congrats on the first semester results too, it’s always great to see all your hard work paying off

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  9. Hello bloggers…. welcome to http://www.salorocks.wordpress.com : Know Your World
    A blog which will give you a different perspective of the same world because what I express is just my view for world which may be different from what you think as. I write what I feel and what i experienced through poems, paintings, articles and short write ups . Reading my blog will surely will make you think in a different way about the same world. As my tagline says
    The Same World but A Different Perspective..

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