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      1. Thank you! I also have exams coming up and some other deadlines, but must not think about the mountain I’m climbing and just do the daily work, otherwise I get stressed out.
        I love that quote too, and it’s so true in my case. Writing is my therapy. ♥

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      2. Tell me about it, every time I make a to-do list I panic! I feel I have a massive mountain to climb in such a short space of time. Both writing and art is my therapy so I always turn to them at such times!

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    1. Hi Ida!

      I checked your post and I am really inspired by it. I did not join nanowrimo this year because I have too many things on my mind. I might eventually try it, though.

      I know you have a set number of words you need per day, but the important part is to keep writing. With your mindset (and with the help of your blog where you keep track of your progress), you’ll get to your goal for sure.

      Best wishes!

      Liz C.

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      1. I’m glad it inspired you! Maybe you can try next year? Or there is Camp NaNoWriMo in April or July, and the Twitter Writing Challenges all year long (500 words a day, every day).

        Thank you for your comment and my best wishes to you too! ^_^

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  1. Hi. I recently started a 300 word fortnightly story group. We could still do with a few more members though, so if you might be interested, please drop me a line via the contact page on my blog, To Cut a Short Story Short, and I’ll be happy to send details. If you’d just like to subscribe to the stories (with the option of possibly contributing in the future) then please do likewise (they are sent out by e-mail).
    In the meantime, here’s a ‘colourful’ little tale in 200 words, The Real Doctor Lamont, from my blog. I hope you enjoy it!

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      1. Hello TM! I won’t be publishing them on my blog (they are sent out by e-mail), although I WILL generally be publishing longer versions of my own 300 word stories, but if you’d like to subscribe to the collections, drop me a line via my contact page and join in if and when you wish! It’s early days right now but I hope to build the group up to something special over time!

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      1. Thanks very much – see the above reply! Re the story I linked to, it was one of the first I wrote, but I kinda like it, due to the circular (nightmarish) quality. Not sure how I came up with it really!


      1. Thank you😀. I checked out your blog and it seems you are a really versatile writer. Saw posts ranging from poems to lists. Following your blog eagerly😉.

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    1. Hey, I really like the random thoughts #7. You’ve got a really cool writing style and view on the world, interesting concepts!


  2. Currently doing the 3 quote challenge and would love to have more blogs to follow and challenge also.
    And, as usual, changed up my theme a couple days ago, so looking for feedback 🙂


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    1. Hi Jade.

      I like that you chose 1 Corinthians 13. Left you a comment on your post.

      First thing I noticed on your blog was the header image: black font over gray background. When it comes to font color over a background, I try to use light over dark or vice versa to make it easier to read.

      If you check my blog, you’ll notice I used white font over a dark background. It might be a matter of preference, though.

      – S

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      1. No problem! I think my main issue is I’d prefer my editor to consult with me on the changes a lot more and not just publish straight away. With it being online you can’t change it when it is published

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      1. That seems like the type of relationship I want to work within! Unfortunately, the student website I write for only work with editors and they have a habit of changing sentences and adding more sentences that aren’t at all me.

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  3. Hello! I’m relatively new to wordpress as I just started heavily posting more content these past few months. I write lifestyle + travel blogs, and take photos and videos.

    My latest blog was about a volunteering event I went to, I photographed the event for my best friends job and I edited together a little video at the end. I would love it if you guys gave me feedback and maybe we could connect on similar interests.

    this is my latest blog:
    my website is

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    1. Your blog looks great, and in this new one about the volunteering event, the first image you used of the paper bags is very clever! It made me want to read the article as well. I gave you a follow so I can do some more exploring

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    1. Hey, I really liked the concept of the gratitude post. I think so many people forget to be humble and appreciate truely what they have. So awesome that you promote other blogs too! I followed 😊

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    1. That is such a sad and moving story. I am sorry your family had to experience this loss, well actually, that you are continually experiencing it daily. I found the part where you lamented never pulling your older sister’s hair as you were learning to grip most touching. But you know, it’s as if in these writings you are gripping for her and she may just feel it.

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      1. Thank you so much.
        Also I’d like to make clear that thankfully I’ve never had to experience this. This a complete work of fiction based on something similar that a friend had experienced.


      1. Those are the dolls, right? I’m a little too old for dolls but McDonalds Happy Meals here have little DC characters so I do have two of them (though not the ones I wanted). It’s really cool that the superhero genre is finally branching out to reach little girls as well.


  4. Hello all!

    My post about my makeup journey has been my most popular post ever to date, but I don’t write about makeup much. So today I rounded up my 4 favorite beauty bloggers!

    Coming up this Thursday, it’s Thanksgiving in the US, so I’ll be posting a photo list of a few of the things I’m thankful for. And then a new book review will be going up soon as well!

    Hope you all have a great week!

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    1. I really enjoyed your post “On Makeup”, and it wasn’t because it was beauty related. I enjoyed it because you seemed very confident and transparent, and it was refreshing! It made me interested in you as a person!

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      1. Thank you very much! Its an extension of my longer posts, but they are a lot of fun because of the randomness of it. They also enable me to write about artists I may not normally have thought to. Thanks!