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      1. Haha! Yes, it’s been a long time. Finding my way back to the awesome world and people in it. 😀
        And it turns out to be great! Going through your work was a splendid start. I hope to get regular in day or two.

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    1. Haha, enjoyed reading this! A completely different point of view about growing old. I usually come across people who never wanna grow old.
      Also, I like the layout of your blog very much 🙂
      Good work, keep posting.

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    2. I think all of us hope we’ll get things figured out at some point and we do gain wisdom as we grow. We need to remember to enjoy life as it happens however, if we rush to the end we won’t have all those stories to pass on.

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    1. I read your post and I loved it! We are all so caught up in thinking bad about people that we often forget to think from their perspective and what they might have faced… again, great post! 😊👍

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      1. Thank you so much! The blog needs to be distinct in some way or another, right? Followed you back for the amazing content you have shared. I hope it will help me get running xD (something that I’ve been trying to do since eternity).

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    2. I really liked your post Whose Fault Is it? I left a comment! I also really like your doodles! They are very creative and unique. The doodle diary is great idea! You got a follow out of me 🙂 Keep dooddling!

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      1. That’s so sweet of you to say. Thank you! Also, if I read it right, does your display name goes as meet me in Nevada? I’m curious to know if it is a real place? I would love to know about it. (of course if you don’t mind sharing)

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  1. Hello Community Poolers, James of James Proclaims here. Haven’t been to the pool for a while so thought I’d pop in and say hello. My blog is mostly narcissistic ramblings and bad poetry but some people find it amusing. You might too. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. As long as it’s nice feedback…

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    1. Hey bud, just checked out your blog and left you a LONG comment lol so chat there eh? 😉

      Btw, I noticed that your blog has no archives section and I strongly suggest that you add one so that it’ll be easier for readers to check out your older posts.

      Hope this helped and talk to you soon!

      Your pal,
      Benjamin
      http://www.projectbiy.com

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    2. Really enjoyed that post. It reminds me of what Native Americans face in the USA, of the heavy burden of your culture contrasted with need from your culture for self identity, but a self identity that’s correct and not out of date. Very cool.

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      1. Lol for a friend, why not? Besides, it’s not a bad thing that you’ve been busy too 😉

        Things still looks good as always bud! Love the recent posts btw. Especially the one with the story of the principal and guidance.

        Say, would you by any chance, like to join our new community forum? It’s currently in the testing phase and I’d love to see you getting involved with the other members of the community 🙂

        Naturally, no obligations and only if you are interested to!

        The link is below if you do consider in joining us 😉

        http://s15.zetaboards.com/Project_BIY_Forum/index/

        Your pal,
        Benjamin
        http://www.projectbiy.com

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      2. I’ve bookmarked the community forum. I’ll definitely check it out as soon as I get time to peacefully go through it. After all, I would need to know what I’m getting into 😉
        Thank you for giving your precious time to my work! It was great to hear from you, again. Also, I’m glad things are good as always. I had been in the illusion if I had lost some readership because of the time I took off.
        Thank you, again, Benjamin! It was great to converse with you after so long. Smiles and best wishes for your new project! 🙂

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      1. Thanks bud 😉

        Btw, I’ve checked out your blog and really got not much to add on since everything looks good. Layout is organized, personality is conveyed via your writing and that’s awesome.

        It’s always nice to read an author who writes with such “Happy” style lol.

        You’ve been blogging for 2 years bud?

        Your pal,
        Benjamin
        http://www.projectbiy.com

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      2. Sweet! Hope you keep the fire burning but remember, the moment the fire dies down a little, it doesn’t mean it’s over!

        Gotta find ways to spark it back 😉

        If you ever feel like chatting or need help in anything- Perhaps even consider on doing more with your free time? Feel free to contact me via doubleyourpresence@gmail.com

        We here at PBIY is always aiming to bringing content that can add value into the lives of others 🙂

        Your pal,
        Benjamin
        http://www.projectbiy.com

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      1. Thanks bud!

        So I’ve checked out your blog and everything seems to be in order. Organized is always a good thing and your site definitely is lol.

        Just curious, have you considered adding an Archives section? It’ll help your readers access your older posts easily.

        I think it’s really epic how you’ve got some cool tips up for novelists to use so keep that up too 😉

        Btw I’ve noticed that your book, “Haven River” is published but it’s not added into your “Books” menu on the site. Is that deliberate??

        Your pal,
        Benjamin
        http://www.projectbiy.com

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      1. Hey bud, checked out your blog, and left you some comments 😉

        Anywho, here’s a few feedback. Layout is seriously clean for sure and that’s always a good thing. Images helped illustrate and engage readers.

        Over all, I’d say that things look good so keep up the good work.

        Hope this helped bud and welcome to the club 😉

        Your pal,
        Benjamin
        http://www.projectbiy.com

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  2. Hello everyone,
    For some interesting discussions and stories about mythologies and some poems, please do check out my blog.
    I would love to check out yours and follow back too so please leave a comment on any of my posts so that I can visit you back.
    I would love to meet genuine readers. 🙂
    😊😊😊

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  3. Hi everyone,
    I’ve just posted my August favourites and would really appreciate it if you checked it out. My blog is quite random so there should be something for everyone haha. I write about travel, writing (I’m an aspiring author), books, beauty etc.

    Feedback on writing style, layout and my blog in general would be greatly appreciated.

    https://coffeeshopdreams.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/august-favourites-2

    Thank you and happy blogging 🙂

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    1. As a dude, I can say that your blog is organized very neatly. The post ‘August Favorites’ is laid out very nicely. Are those things you did or tried over the course of the month? Maybe post some hyperlinks to recipes or where people can purchase or try those things.

      -Good Luck

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      1. Thank you! My monthly favourites are the things that I loved during that month, in this case August. That’s actually a good idea, I’ll have to see if I can start doing that in future monthly favourites posts 🙂

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    2. Great blog – like this post a lot, love your theme and your use of pictures breaks up the post to make it easier to read! I tried to click on your name to look at other posts but it wouldn’t work ?

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  4. Check out my blog if you fancy something a little different (maybe) to what you’re used to, it’s a mix of things that happen to me and things I’m annoyingly opinionated on, here’s a couple of recent posts, both very different from each other:

    https://emmasguidetothegalaxy.com/2016/07/13/fields/

    https://emmasguidetothegalaxy.com/2016/08/31/just-keep-swimming/

    There’s also links to my social media profiles on there too, would be awesome to get to know more of you.

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    1. You are fantastic at drawing! It’s a really great way to just be in the present as you are focused on drawing, rather than being stuck in ‘doing’ mode and thinking about lots of other stuff. I quite enjoy mindful colouring but may try and do some drawing 🙂

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    1. It’s looking good so far. The About page makes your purpose clear. The site is attractive and easy to navigate. The posts are easy to read and the photos are good. The vases on your latest post are remarkable. I’ve never seen anything like them. Blogging frequency is a matter of personal preference and how you perceive the needs of your intended audience. I do once a week since I have some who subscribe by email and I don’t want to flood their in-baskets. Also, I can keep up with a regular weekly schedule. https://gracelead.co

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  5. Hi, everyone! I am a blog that centers around reading, traveling and lifestyle in general, and I was looking to start incorperating some of my own photography into my blog (besides using them for post headers, which I have been doing). Should I start a page for photographs or maybe start posting more photographs in posts for themselves? Any advice from photography gurus?

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      1. Aw thank you! And okay, I am looking forward to taking some more pictures to add onto my blog! Im thinking I will add a page for photography posts so that I can have a lot of my photos in one place 🙂 Thank you so much for the feedback!

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    1. Lily I really like the theme you have chosen. It is an easy layout to follow. If you want to feature your own photos I say go for it. Your blog site is an expression of who you are, what you want to say, and is a place to showcases your talents. The only suggestion I would make is that you somehow make it very obvious to your followers that the photos are indeed your own so that everyone who visits your site can readily discern your photography talent, not just your writing talent. Good luck with this!!! It really is a great site 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much Lindsey! I think that on my first photography related post I will explain that all and then maybe re-add it into future posts, just to get the message accross. Thank you for the advice and thank you so much for checking out my blog!

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