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    1. Love this! Such a great idea! As well as getting you out there to do stuff on the list, its also stuff you get to write about on your blog which is fab. It means you won’t run out of ideas what to blog about (which I’m struggling with at the moment :/ ) Great work!

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    1. Wow! This is the most ‘true’ thing I’ve read in a long time. My husband and I often say that we don’t just ‘love’ each other, that it’s more than that, but we couldn’t really find the right word. But now I have! Very well written. Well done!

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    1. I was in your exact position in high school (and still am!) wanting to write excellent work but smart enough to know that as a young adult, I had a lot left to learn. I was refreshed by your dedication to critique your work, although don’t downplay literary devices that you intentionally used just because other people might not understand their purpose–if you were simplistic on purpose, own and be proud of that!
      Writing is the only way you will experience the growth you are looking for: keep at it and practice.
      If you can, check out my recent post and tell me what you think! And if you like it enough, perhaps you’ll consider following my blog. (:
      http://wp.me/p7ymHA-3H

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      1. Thanks for reaching out and saying something. It’s heartening to find other like-minded writers. And yeah, I’ve been hearing a lot of encouragement in regards to me simple literary devices. I’ll go easier on myself from now on…thank you!
        And yes, I’ll definitely check out your blog. Thanks again!

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  1. Howdy!

    I’ve recently written two very different posts – one that is super personal: https://thisstuffisgolden.com/2016/05/22/how-i-will-turn-sadness-into-something-better/ and one that is to help other bloggers https://thisstuffisgolden.com/2016/05/17/26-prompts-for-a-blogging-writers-block/

    Which type do you prefer and why?

    I’m making something quite exciting which is completely based around my blog, so whatever feedback you have for me will be greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks lovelies,

    Lauren

    https://thisstuffisgolden.com/blog/

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    1. Hi Eddy – I really found your post informative and entertaining. Including examples for each composer was also super helpful for a complete noob like me. I especially loved the horror ones haha

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      1. That must be hard! At times like those I’ve learned that you have to learn and get used to being assertive when you need to be. It’s not fun but necessary sometimes.

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  2. A few months ago I had to do a survey for school and asked my readers to complete it. The survey was on TV viewing methods and habits, which I find really interesting as I love TV, and so my most recent post was sharing the results. However, it didn’t get as much feedback as my posts normally do. Is it because it’s kinda scientific and dry? Thoughts and feedback is appreciated!
    https://coolbeans4.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/tv-methods-and-factors-survey-results

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    1. it was an interesting post. The mix of humor and fact was a bit off-putting. I thought it should be one or the other, not both. But that’s just me. Maybe people simply didn’t know what to respond and kept from doing it.

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      1. Thanks for the feedback! I agree that mixing casual writing with factual stuff isn’t the best mix, but I just didn’t want it to seem like the paper I turned in for class! But now I know that it’s not what people want to read, so I can avoid similar posts in the future!

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    1. Really enjoyed your post, it read beautifully and effortlessly. I would recommend cleaning up some of the technical errors with punctuation to give it a crisper feel.
      I am currently in a semi-long distance relationship, so I can relate. How expression becomes so meaningful, how the world is romanticized when they’re finally with you. How the bond feels so strong when they’re away, but it comes with that feeling of slight sadness that is so hard to shake some days.
      Please check out my recent post and if you like it, perhaps you’ll consider following my blog. (:
      http://wp.me/p7ymHA-3H

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    1. Hummm I don’t enjoy either. However, it seems like no matter what career path one chooses math or science will be implemented in some for of fashion.😩

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  3. Hey all, it’s been a while since I visited here so I thought I’d let you know that I would real ly appreciate people checking out some of my most recent posts, and letting me know what you think. And of course, I’ll return the favour if you wish.
    Matt.X

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    1. I visited your blog, and I must say that it is quite impressive! I hope that your future posts would make people happy even more; May I wish you the very best of luck with your blog, and when you get a chance please be sure to check out mine at http://www.j2w7.WordPress.com! With ❤-JW 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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      1. You made me dream music with your feedback… How could I thank you in words for they seem petty for such praise… still must I say thank you… sure to check yours

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    1. I think you may add an image to your blog post to beautify it and your posts will look will more lively! I reckon the black space shall cover up with that picture and add grace to your posts!

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    2. Really liked your blank page!! It wasn’t so blank though 🙂 ..
      Do check my blog need some feedback about layout ..

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      1. The only thing that I find odd about the layout is that it has the option to share the post without going to the full version. I think it makes the blog look odd but I don’t know a good adjective to describe it. Other than that, the layout seems nice at least in the mobile version.

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      2. Thanks.. 🙂 also check on web .
        And it’s built in layout options.. I can’t customize this *share * option .. thank you for your observation 🙂

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    1. Wow, your theme is stunning. I love the blocks which bring your eye to all kinds of posts. I think you have done a great job with your titles on the top so people can learn more about you. I don’t know what it looked like before but I really love the look of it now.

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      1. Thanks. In this theme widgets can only be place at bottom of the page, so I’m left with a little choice 🙂 Thanks again for taking your time out for my blog.

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    1. Had a look at your blog! It looks good. I think you must try ‘Dyad Theme’ for your blog. It will go with the nature of your blog. And you may also feature blog posts to catch reader’s attention. You may reply for more info. God Bless!!

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    1. I like the theme and the darkness of the page, as that’s pretty different, but I think you really need a header or image up there, especially since your blog topic isn’t anything dark or depressing.

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  4. Hi, I did something a bit different with my latest post. Usually I just post writing tips and things like that but this time I shared something closer to the heart. I’d love to see what you think of it.

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    1. I really enjoyed this post… still thinking about what you wrote… very nice (I often will read and move on with no second thought… but this one is definitely a second thoughter… if you can say that)

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  5. Hi everyone, I write a blog called Misstery blog. I have always loved to write, and blogging has becoming such a source of positivity for me. Recently I just hit 300 followwrs, which is crazy to me. I like to write posts about beauty, but I also write about many other things. I really hope you can check out my blog, and I will do the same. Hope you have a great day! https://missteryblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Looks good and you did a good job on having clearly defined menus so people can pick and choose what they want to read about. I wouldn’t really change anything from what I can see.

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      1. I just added the categories like normal. But then I made sure I wasn’t making them as their own pages, sort of like child pages. If you google it you should be able to get step to step instructions. Thank you so much, it took me a while. Hope you are having a great day ❤

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    1. The first thing I feel when reading your poetry… as well as your six word stories is “envy”… I am also “fascinated” with your succinct way of expression… (I am so wordy… )… I would love a book… written this way… except maybe 6 words a chapter… Is this your idea or another’s… in any case… story number 19 is my favorite!

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