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    1. Hi Ida! I enjoyed reading your post and left a comment over on your site as well. The only other thing I would have liked to hear more about was the way you breakdown story telling and your thoughts on how each of those categories play a role in good fiction.
      Also I LOVE the illustrations used throughout the post. They’re beautiful!

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      1. Thank you for your feedback! I did wonder whether I should elaborate more on each category, but I didn’t want my post to run too long. Maybe I’ll make a part 2. Or maybe I’ll dedicate a whole post to each category. I’ll see how it goes!
        I’ve downloaded the illustrations from Creative Market. They offer free downloads every Monday. ^_^

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    2. You have put up a very interesting post Ida. Enjoyed reading it. I also break down a story into various component most are same as yours but there are a few more according to the things I forget to keep in mind while writing.
      Keep up the good work.

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    3. Hi Ida! I always love to find other Canadian bloggers 🙂 I loved this post- you have an engaging style of writing, and you convey a great deal without becoming dry. The illustrations are absolutely perfect 🙂 I would have loved to hear a bit more about your writing process, though! If you have a second, I would appreciate any feedback you have on my blog: anhistorianabouttown.wordpress.com!

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  1. Hello! My blog, To Cut a Short Story Short, has been going for almost two months now. Thanks again to all those who checked it out and for the constructive comments! There are a lot of stories that no-one’s looked at so far though, so here’s a link to a (clickable) list of most of them (the rest are on the sidebar under recent posts).
    If you enjoy love stories, check out no. 60 on the list, the first post I made once my blog became public. I hope you enjoy it!
    https://simonjwood.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/story-index-tue-20th-sep-2016/
    Also, I’m still looking for writers to join a 300 word fortnightly story group. A starting word and two words to be included are selected at random and you can write in any genre. If you’re not sure, or if you’d like to keep your options open, you can still subscribe to receive the stories. Drop me a line via my contact page if interested and I’ll send full details. The next deadline is the 30th October.

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      1. Thank you so much for your feedback! I really enjoyed writing this type of post, and there will be more to follow. I love the look of your blog. From the header to the widgets, I just really like how you designed it!

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    1. I absolutely loved this, sounds like exactly something me and my partner would do! And I love how you ask for other peoples worst date stories, it’s a great way to encourage conversation. Glad you made it through the date!

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      1. Thanks so much! I really enjoyed writing more of a humorous post and reading the comments! You two are so brave to pack up everything and move to a new country! Can’t wait to read more posts about your transition!

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    2. Nice easy read. Lovely post. One suggestion though, try distributing the pictures a bit more evenly through the blog where ever possible. Currently seems like a bit of text then a bunch of photos. Distribution would probably keep readers interested a bit more. Otherwise nicely written.
      Feel free to browse through my page though and share your thoughts on anything that interests you.

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    1. I just popped over to your blog and left a comment. I always enjoy reading your travel stories. And I didn’t know you’ve only been blogging for a month. You’re great at it!

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    1. Lovely poem Varuna. Good use of tags too. I liked your about page too. Keep it up.
      Feel free to browse through my page and share your thoughts on anything that interests you.

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    1. I’d definitely say keep posting about what you enjoy and stay true to yourself! Maybe people just aren’t seeing your blog. I noticed that some of your tags are very specific, and may not draw in many viewers. Are you using your art as the theme image that shows up in the reader?

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    2. Don’t worry about the stats. Just do what your heart says.
      But you should try interacting with your followers and those who like and comment on your posts. This would create a bond and satisfaction out of blogging. This is what worked for me

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    3. Hi! I wouldn’t worry too much about stats to be honest – although they can be useful in seeing which posts get the most views so you can target your content. However, its your blog and you can post as often or as little as you want, but its better to stick to say one day a week (for example) so your readers know when to expect you. Feel free to ignore this advice, because I am a horrible blogger and just post when I have something to say, haha! But I really like your blog, and although I notice you liking a few of my posts, I apologise for not taking the time to check out yours. Following now though because I love your art and knitting – that bobbly hat is brilliant!

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      1. I like the idea of posting on a specific day. Though that means I have to get myself more organised, but I like the sound of that challenge!
        I love your blog, your work is so cool!
        Thanks for your kind words 😀 I am pretty proud of that hat! It’s the best thing I’ve ever achieved 😀

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      2. Do you know that you can schedule your posts to appear on a certain day (for example if you don’t have time, but its a “blogging day”. I haven’t had to use that feature, but I know a few people who have, and it works well for them. 😀

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      3. Oh wow! I’d love that!! It’s so sweet that you’d suggest it 😀 I’m totally up for that. Which day works best for you? We can schedule them for the same day. Oh my god this is so exciting!!!

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    4. Your post Stationery Addiction made me smile. I could say you are out of control, but that wouldn’t be fair since I do the same thing with scrapbooking supplies 🙂 Regarding stats, I write for my intended audience. As long as I get even a few viewers, I am meeting the purpose of my blog site. Good stats are nice; however, they don’t drive my content. https://gracelead.co

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      1. You have just put the biggest grin on my face 😀 Yay for shopping addictions! hehe.
        ‘Writing for my audience,’ is not something I’ve consciously thought of. Though now you’ve mentioned it I wonder who I write for, because I don’t just write for me. You’ve given me something interesting to think about! Thanks 🙂

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    5. I agree with everything everyone else has shared. WordPress offers a great community of bloggers who are often eager to support!

      I’d also suggest promoting your posts on social media. This is one of the hardest things for me because self-promotion can feel icky, but it’s really one of the best ways to get more eyes on your site. I think visual platforms like Instagram and Pinterest could be really good for the kind of content you post.

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      1. Ooo yes! I love the sound of all of that. I guess it’s time to start putting ‘work’ aka fun into all of this. I means who doesn’t love Pinterest and Instagram! Thanks for the encouragement 😀

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      2. I agree about the need to promote your blog on social media. One way that might make it easier for you to do it and to pre-schedule your social media posts is to sign up for an app called Hootsuite. It is free for up to three social accounts and it has really helped me get on top of and stay on top of social media. I now post on Instagram for example six days per week and have really seen good traction there that I’m hoping will transfer over to the block in time.

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    6. I personally wouldn’t focus so much on the stats. As long as you are enjoying what you are doing, everything else will fall into place. If you are wanting to get more followers or visits to your blog, keep coming here to the Community Pool on Mondays and make sure you are engaging with other bloggers. You will be surprised at how your stats will increase. Again, don’t focus so much on that. Have fun and happy blogging!

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    7. You are doing pretty good, Sandeep. I do look at stats sometimes, who doesn’t. It feels good to see followers and view on something you write. Write what you like in your unique way.
      Do engage with other readers. Read posts. Provide feedback. Learn along the way. And you will start seeing more traffic and make friends. 🙂 keep rocking.
      Feel free to browse through my page and share your thoughts on anything that interests you.

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    1. Think I’ve mentioned this before. I love the indentation in your poems. Awesome read too.
      Feel free to browse through my page and share your thoughts on anything that interests you.

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    1. Wow, that was really amazing, Komal Golecha. Got me in my feels 😭
      Love is really powerful. Love the fact that the post is also real, it’s something we all can decide to enjoy – forever Love.

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    1. Checked out your blog and read the post about friends and relationships when you have health issues. If people can’t look past your health issues, they don’t belong in your life. I was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate so I know how people can look at you when you are dealing with health problems!

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    2. Hi, read your post about friendships and I couldn’t leave a comment, well because I too take the word friend very seriously, and I find it difficult to get any even when as I am, so I didn’t think that I could give a good comment on the topic but if you want it anyway – here it goes – So I reckon it’s wise to play in the courtyard because the issue isn’t really that you’re sick, it’s just really difficult to find true friends.

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  2. My site isn’t very colorful yet and I haven’t branched out and used any pictures. But my hope is that my words help someone that needs it, to show there is happiness outside of addiction.
    I’m doing blogging 101 now and I’m trying to respond to people that have written to me. I’m grateful to be learning and to have found such a supportive group of people here!

    https://hopefilledaddict.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/addiction-doesnt-start-out-awful/

    I would love any feedback!!

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    1. Your posts are raw and real…can definitely hear the voice of experience in them. Don’t be afraid to add some pictures or quote memes to your posts. It will help to break up the words and makes the blog visual as well. Good luck with this!

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      1. I find a lot of mine through yahoo search. I am also on Pinterest so I type in whatever I am looking for and find pictures, quotes, memes, infographics, etc. That’s how I do it, I don’t know how everybody else does it! 🙂

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    1. Hi Desi. I liked your post today. Very good advise and wonderful quote. I also enjoyed your poem from the previous post although sad. Keep up inspiring people to be happy. Even if only one person reads it, it can make a difference to that person.

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    1. Your post was interesting. It helped me better understand why some people enjoy the newspaper. I’ve never subscribed to a newspaper. I listen to the news primarily to get the weather report and a few headlines. Other than that, I find it boring and sometimes aggravating. https://gracelead.co

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    2. Interesting post. I still enjoy reading the paper. Something about physically holding the paper and the smell of the paper and even getting the newsprint ink on my fingers is something that I would miss by giving up on reading the papers!

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