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    1. I love this idea! I agree with Jonny that some images might make the wall of text seem less overwhelming but overall this is really interesting. A history buff’s dream.

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    1. Lovely post! Thank you for sharing 🙂

      I love the layout of your site. It is very clean. The photo you have used for you post is fantastic.

      I am really interested to read more about your journey 🙂

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    2. When you write for yourself, I promise you that will shine through your work. Blogging is such a lovely outlet for positive and critical expression. Wishing you the best of luck! Always pour your heart out!

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    1. WOW! Thank you for sharing your post. Your site is beautiful!

      I love how you have used your photography to frame the posts and draw t the reader in. And your photographs are truly spectacular.

      Your writing is very creative. I really look forward to reading more 🙂

      Peace

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    2. The idea of a bilingual blog is so genius I can’t even express my appreciation properly! I’m bilingual myself, with a few other languages lingering on the edge of fluency, and it is no doubt that communication is a unique and cultural art form. That gives you edge for both your language and content. Looking forward to more interesting posts from you! Good luck!

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      1. Thank You for appreciating..Thats the reason I started the blog few months back-To inspire readers with writing skills..If you are viewing my site in mobile then you can find the CSS for the theme..

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      1. I find your site interesting as your writing mostly deals with life and happenings and your personal feelings.But what do you do apart from writing in your blog site..are you a student

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      1. Ah! Just realized I replied to the wrong post. Sorry about that.

        I really liked the poem. I thought the beginning was especially strong. It pulls you right in and makes you want to keep reading. The image also really helps to enhance the theme. Is it something you drew yourself?

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  1. I have a blog all about writing and I posted about how to see inspiration in the world around you, which is something I believe can help writers as they go into this new year.
    https://enetteventer.com/2017/01/02/new-year-and-a-new-writing-lesson/

    Then I also put up a new page that is dedicated to introducing my writing, especially my newest novel Pink and I would like to have some feedback on page. Is my writing style a bit harsh to read or am I just freaking myself out?
    https://enetteventer.com/my-work/

    Lastly I was wondering if there are any writers who would like to be my blogging buddy – which is basically just an arrangement where we support each other in our work.
    I know this is a long comment, but still please let me know what you think 🙂

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      1. Thank you, I’m rather relieved. Normally I’m quite confident in my writing but I’ve been a bit spacey today and couldn’t seem to give it a proper read over before publishing it 🙂
        I checked out your blog too, and I absolutely love it! You’ll see I followed you and I was wondering; how long have you been blogging?

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      2. We all have those days, I feel a bit spaces sometimes too!! This is my first month of blogging but it has been in my heart for much longer

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      3. I can read in your work that it’s close to your heart and all in all I think it’s a really brave topic- I admire you for it 🙂
        Your writing style is superb and I think you’re doing great so far!

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    1. I really love the theme you picked for you blog and how the header changes for each page. It really suits your content well. I think overall it would be stronger if there was a clearer sense of theme for the blog, like what your blog’s specialty is. Of course, that’s something that will come as you begin to write more and more. 🙂

      Would you mind also taking a look at my blog? It’s listed right above your post. Have a great new year!

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      1. I really liked your recent post. I struggle with the same issue of having too many interests and trying to become better at everything.

        Heres to hoping we can stay motivated and focused on our goals for the year!

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  2. Hello
    New blogger here, im at the start of improving my health and fitness. Ill be posting about my workouts along with other various related things. Check my page out. Thanks.

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    1. A very interesting list of goals. I find your blog to be extremely lovely! I thoroughly enjoyed your post about the Llama park 🙂 the photos, and I’m sure the experience as well, are gorgeous. Keep up the good work 🙂

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  3. Hi guys! Well, this is my first time ever writing a blog and I would LOVE for you guys to check it out if you’re interested. My blog is about NYC, it’s schools, and attractions. You can visit it here—–https://wordpress.com/post/nycblogweb Happy New Year! 🙂

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    1. You have a great image to welcome readers. Don’t forget to edit or get rid of those placeholders. Play with the design and color scheme to make New York come alive!
      Good luck!
      -Author S

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  4. Hii! So I just posted my first blog yesterday, it’s not something great, just some life lessons that we learn from little experiences each day, give it a read maybe? Also some wise words on how I can improve?

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    1. I like the idea for blog site. One thing to consider is that you have some long, rambling sentences. It would be easier for your readers if you broke those apart. My favorite part of the post I read was, ‘ “not now brain, please” but well, when does it ever listen to us’ I can relate to that 🙂 https://gracelead.co

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    2. I just read your second post, and it’s a wise lesson to teach and learn.
      As for the blog, play around. It’s a lot of trial and error before you find what works for you and your readers. Images are lovely breaks from long pieces and a bit of color goes a long way. Other than that, I’d say work on keeping your blog and your writing organized and clear.
      Good luck with your new blog!
      -Author S

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    1. You have a good start to the list of activities, and you should keep trying new things to expand the post. I find it helpful to listen to music either for ideas or as I work, and I love saving prompts from Pinterest. I’ve got hundreds to generate ideas off of, but I do find myself getting lost in a rabbit hole more often than not haha.
      Good luck with your blog, and feel free to stop by for ideas or a post to read!
      -Author S

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  5. Hi ! I would love some feedback on my site . My blog covers a variety of topics from travel , books to musings . Please share any tips or advice you may have for me .
    The latest one is my excited take on technology changing our lives for the better or not .
    Please let me know what you think of it. Thank you so much and a happy new year too.
    Virtually yours, JARVIS. – sheetalbravon
    https://sheetalthinksaloud.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/virtually-yours-jarvis/

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  6. Hi everybody, hope we all had a great Christmas and New Year. My name is The 6 Million P Man and am a photographer, why don’t you check out my images and let me know what you think?

    First up is the final part of a 52 week project I did last year (this is actually a bonus 53rd entry)

    https://the6millionpman.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/project-52-week-53-bonus-round-my-choice/

    Secondly is my Review of a year of my blog:

    https://the6millionpman.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/2016-review/

    Why not give them a read and let me know your thoughts? Maybe you’ll find something you like?

    Thanks

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    1. I totally agree that the site could use some jazzing up. Your review post was really long and the paragraphs themselves too chunky. You repeated a bit – so be sure to read over and economize for ease of reading.
      I admire how you post often. Keep it up!

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