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The place for feedback, advice, and conversations about blogging.

Have you just published a new post and are dying for some feedback? Are you redesigning your blog and could use some layout or design advice from your more seasoned peers?

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Tap into the wisdom of The Daily Post blogging community and leave your question here in the comments. Others can then click through and offer input either on your site, or in the comments here (feel free to indicate which you’d prefer).

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To help us make the Community Pool a productive space for discussion, here are some tips and guidelines you might find useful:

  • While you’re not required to, we encourage everyone who requests feedback to also reply to at least one or two other bloggers who need some help. Spread the love!
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  • We discourage leaving links without a more substantive message or question. These are often overlooked by other bloggers, and we frequently remove them to make the comment reading experience smoother. Also note that including multiple links in your comment might automatically put it in the moderation queue, which will delay its publication.
  • Please keep all comments civil and constructive. The idea is to have fun — it’s a pool, after all!
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  • If you haven’t looked at our Commenting Guidelines in a while, now might be a good time.
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Are you a new blogger looking to share your very first post? We have a special forum for bloggers just like you in our weekly First Friday posts.

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  1. Hi everyone! This is my first time on the community pool.

    I started a book blog back in September and would love to know what others think. I have a nice mix of popular books and independent books, poetry, opinion pieces and lists.

    Here is my latest post
    https://thebookchief.org/2017/01/06/five-major-books-that-i-need-to-read-in-2017/
    but another recent one if you like film/music/poetry is
    https://thebookchief.org/2016/12/30/poetry-you-want-it-darker-leonard-cohen/

    Thanks in advance and happy new year!

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  2. Hello!
    I have been writing for a while and just posted a few pieces.
    I would really appreciate some feedback.
    Thank you so much!

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  3. Happy Halloween and New Year people! I would really appreciate it if you could give me feedback on my blog (pradygamedev.wordpress.com); particularly on its content and tone/style.

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    1. With me, it was good for more than a few laughs. 🙂 BTW, you have more than 15 tags + categories on the post which means that WordPress won’t put it in their Reader. If having your post show up there is important to you, it would help to delete some tags. https://gracelead.co

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  4. Do you think my blog has many /enough blog posts highlighted?
    http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress I dislike when past blog posts get buried after spending care and time on each blog post.

    Would you use any widgets that are at the bottom for the theme I use (Dyad?)

    I love Dyad but it’s drawback is widgets at bottom.. but maybe widgets aren’t important anymore.

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  5. Hey all, looking for some encouragement. Although not mentioned in the post, my doctors are currently investigating symptoms that indicate a metastasis. I’m trying to keep things as real as possible…but not place undo fear on my friends and family who read me.
    Thanks all!!

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