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      1. Hey Ida your writing style is confident and I feel I am in the hands of someone who knows their subject , I suspect my son is autistic just to let you know I didn’t know the signs..maybe you can elaborate more from the text and give examples.. as a mother to have a son possibly on the spectrum is actually heartbreaking as they can’t function like others in life.. few friends.. isolated.. thanks for bringing this topic to forefront 😀

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      2. Hey Louise!

        I’m afraid my knowledge on the matter is fairly basic. I understand that can be a hard news to get… However, some autistic people on the high-functioning end of the spectrum are able to function just fine – especially in adulthood once they’ve learned the social rules and accepted to live with it (that was formerly called Aspergers Syndrome). I warmly recommend reading the following blog, if that can help you feel better: https://anonymouslyautistic.net/

        Also… remember that the diagnostic is only there to help you find a way to help him. It’s not a sentence. Your son is the same he was before. (I apologise if that sounds… I don’t know how that could sound, but I’ve dealt with mental health diagnostics before and people seem to find them harder to accept than the actual “condition”).

        If you want to talk more about it, I encourage you to contact me either via my blog, Twitter or Facebook, because the comments here will be blocked next Monday. ^_^

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      3. Aaaah, I read too quickly and I can’t just go and edit it. My overworked brain doesn’t work very well, haha. ^^;

        So he’s not diagnosed yet. Well, you’ll be prepared if he eventually is. ^^; Common signs include difficulty in learning how to speak, having a hard time understanding social rules, avoiding eye contact or being touched, meltdowns (sometimes, even too much “sensory” information can cause them). There can also me a marked interest in one particular thing (the most “common” would be numbers).

        It’s difficult to say more because I don’t know what age he is or anything else. Also, not all signs apply to everybody: I have a 3-year-old autistic nephew, and he gladly hugs anyone.

        These days, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to get him tested if you live in North America… I don’t know about the rest of the world, but if you’re worried you should ask his physician about it. There are also various tests online that can help you:
        http://autismcanada.org/about-Autism/diagnosis/screening-tools/adult/?gclid=CjwKEAjw3pTJBRChgZ3e7s_YhAkSJAASG9VrIXRwfYDxLTtmbkS5jUP03_H8gyjuuRBTsbWBKHedFBoCH9Lw_wcB

        I hope *now* I’ve answered your question. ^^;

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      1. Wow Simon great writing I could picture myself in that store, reminded me when I went to music stores to buy my sons guitars richly evocative and detail awesome..appreciate your feedback on my blog about travelling to Egypt in a revolution😀
        Http:louisecarroll840.wordpress.com
        Thanks

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    1. The poem was beautifully penned. “I live for the dead, and the dead died for me.” – this line was so captivating. Loved the piece. Keep writing as always. And a very happy birthday 🙂

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      1. Hey Ida your writing style is confident and I feel I am in the hands of someone who knows their subject , I suspect my son is autistic just to let you know I didn’t know the signs..maybe you can elaborate more from the text and give examples.. as a mother to have a son possibly on the spectrum is actually heartbreaking as they can’t function like others in life.. few friends.. isolated.. thanks for bringing this topic to forefront 😀

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    1. Great post! I found it very helpful. Thanks for sharing! Your site design is visually pleasing as well. I didn’t see either a like or follow button on your blog though. Am I missing something? I viewed from my phone.

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    2. I really found the post “How I doubled my views” very helpful. The tips were simple and effective. Well just a question again, if you dont mind, considering someone is not willing to be available in social media, is there any other alternative ways to promote your blog ? And as always keep writing 🙂

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    3. I love your blog. I found you right after you started and have been hooked ever since. Your post on growing traffic is the best and clearest I’ve come across. Thanks so much for your helpful posts!

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    4. Very helpful, thanks for sharing. I have a question, does Pinterest is essential social media tool for your blog to drive traffic? I am currently on Facebook and twitter, google +, do I really need to have Pinterest account for my blog? Managing multiple social media accounts are very difficult, you know that…

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      1. Mana gong multiple accounts can definitely be difficult. I feel Pinterest is worth it if you are serious about blogging and really wanting to grow. Facebook currently drives the most traffic for me with Pinterest being second. I personally don’t use twitter or google + so Facebook and Pinterest are my main two social media sites I use.

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    1. Beautiful! I love that you put yourself out there by sharing some really vulnerable things. Everyone can relate to having their heart broken. It’s clear that you’re putting a piece of yourself into your blog as well. You should rename it “James is Doing.” Trying is bullshit. 😊 Good work!

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      1. Man I read your writing so strong and authentic.. you have a real talent.. left more detailed comment on blog…ummm.. like would really appreciate you giving me feedback on my stuff if you don’t mind 😀
        Http:Louise carroll840.wordpress.com
        About my experience travelling to Egypt mid revolution and then living there..work in progress ha ha ty

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      2. Hi – Thank you! I went to https://louisecarroll840.wordpress.com – am reposting in case someone wants to click on your link, and they should! It’s a fun ride. I like your writing – it really put me in the middle of Cairo.
        A couple of cosmetic suggestions: I wasn’t sure how to navigate the memoir section, which one should I start with? I started at the bottom of the dropdown list under Memoirs. When I clicked on that section, it brought me to a blank page, which confused me a little. Maybe you could number them if they are sequential, or put the links on the page in order.
        Also, the block quotes threw me. I thought it worked when you quoted another blogger (imagine a magazine, where a key quote is drawn out in a side bar in a big block). Otherwise I’d just stick to quotation marks.
        I’ve followed – looking forward to future reads!

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    1. The writing is great and the notebook reference was well put however I did noticed you are using a lot of tags considering WordPress filters out posts having 15 or more number of tags and categories combined. If you could just reduce the number and keep the most relevant tags that would be so beneficial for you, And as always, keep writing . Cheers 🙂

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  1. Hello again everyone, good to see you!

    I’m back into book reviews with my most recent post. It’s basically a rant I needed to get off my chest, but I think my points still stand. Warning, I am very salty in the post lolol. Some books just do that, yknow?

    I’d love for you to check it out! Thanks :3

    http://wp.me/p8eD4m-jO

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  2. Hi everyone! I have been working hard over the past few weeks to secure interviews with some cool artists I’m really into! Some have been open to phone interviews and giveaways, and I’ve had a lot of fun going to their shows! Would love your feedback on these interviews – are there ways to change up the questions or content to keep things interesting? Thanks!

    https://catherinezhang.me/2017/05/16/interview-calling-all-stooki-heads-to-chop-shop/

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    1. Great post. Very informative. You broke down the complexity to make the post more reader friendly which is great. I also didn’t know about “FRE”, I recently was explained about it by my employer at my Content writing internship program. Thanks for sharing and keep writing as always. Cheers! 🙂

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  3. This week, something new happened to me, twice. First, I received two dissenting comments on a blogpost I wrote. I had no idea that I was stepping into controversial waters. I thought I was just posting a clever rant about the current state of innovation.

    Then I commented on another blog and a half dozen people took issue with what I wrote. How often do you get criticized or disagreed with:

    https://jefftcann.com/2017/05/16/time-travel/

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    1. I like your post and the fact that you are able to go without a cellphone! Wow! I wouldn’t worry about people who disagree with you. There are always people who like to argue no matter what the subject. Just take it as an alternative point of view and move on. Keep doing what you’re doing!

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    2. “The common cold is still common” – I really liked this line. Well to be very honest technology is the only thing which man has created in this anarchy and hasn’t understood it yet. Sometimes I think, technological advancement is just making our world more mechanical and our lives are getting transformed into a simulation just like a Sci-fi movie. I really liked your writing. Keep it up. Cheers! 🙂

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      1. Thanks for your positive feedback. I agree, it’s all getting unnecessarily sci-fi. How long before cellular tech is implanted in our bodies? But then, we may actually see some medical advances–real time data beamed directly to our doctor.

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    3. My feedback is that I completely agree with your post(not my most insightful feedback). The subject itself is hardly controversial plus it was well written! Or is that a sign on how ingrained mobile phone technology is in our daily lives?

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  4. Monday motivation? Sure why not? Here’s the link to my latest blog post : https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/828/
    And here’s the link to my blog page : https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/
    Would appreciate if you could leave behind any feedback , comments or your thoughts on it (criticism is also welcomed). Thank you and yes do leave behind the links to your page. Would be glad to check em out. Cheers! (PS- When is Friday going to come?)

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  5. My latest post focuses on the first new item I’ve bought this year, a pair of running shoes, as I embark on marathon training. As a bit of backstory, my blog focuses on conscious consumerism and a personal challenge to buy no new things in 2017. I’m open to any and all feedback, about this post, others, or general blog things!

    https://asecondhandnature.com/2017/05/22/heart-sole/

    If anyone out there is writing a likeminded blog I’d love to check it out.

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    1. I as an inspired engineering student for one believes that the glory days of the IT industry in India will return soon. Great Read. I guess you used “Adrift” in response to the daily prompt. Wishing you all the best and keep writing as always. Cheers! 🙂

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      1. Wow gaurav telling it like is courageous..telling it like it is..journalism quality: keep telling the truth and being authentic it’s worth gold

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    1. Whoops! Tried to reply to your post earlier and accidentally made a separate thread. But here’s what I meant to say!

      I always enjoy reading different people’s conceptualizations of home, what it is, and what it means. Thanks for writing & sharing with us! Though I haven’t had the experience of living abroad, a number of your points resonated with me. Best wishes for your upcoming return to South Africa.

      Not at all trying to self promote on your post here, but I once wrote a bit about my thoughts on home as well that seems appropriate to share here: https://asecondhandnature.com/2017/02/14/to-home-with-love/

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    2. I really liked your post. It was a great read. I myself has always believed in the saying ” home is where the Heart is” However I did notice you’re using a lot of tags , considering WordPress actually filters out posts having 15 or more number of tags and categories combined. Keep writing as always. Cheers! 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much for your feedback. These feedback means a lot to me; they literally help me to stay motivated and to give my best. 🙂 I will try my best to maintain the goodness in my posts 🙂

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    1. Sounded way too much positive and a lovely post. Yes when we are down, then the expectations also are minimum a we do get the chance to explore ourself while having a low profile. But for all this to be done and to understand this it is necessary that our heart must be strong. We must have a strong character to overcome from bad time.
      Lovely post 👍😊

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    1. Honestly I have no words to say after reading your blog. I can’t imagine the kind of pain you might have experienced throughout your life. I just pray with all my heart that the rays of everlasting happiness just seeps into your lifes stretching a wide smile on your face. And I read a post in your blog were you talked about imagining yourself in totally different situations. Trust me I never thought I could find someone to whom I could relate that habit of mine. Like you said it’s permanent here too 😉 🙂

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    2. Hey, I really love the theme of your blog. Also you write beautifully.

      For increased interaction you can enable the like and comment options to appear on the main page beneath each post.

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    3. Wow your blog really hits home for me. Continue your journey to heal, you’re doing a great job. I love that your posts are so concise and powerful 🙂 keep writing friend !

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  6. Hey, all you bloggers and blog followers out three-Get ready to hang on tight, because I’ve got some posts that are as refreshing as lemonade(as in, I have written a new post about the history of lemonade), so be sure to visit KALEIDOSCOPE, ’cause it is going to be one COLORFUL week, right here at http://www.j2w7.wordpress.com!-JW

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  7. Hey fellow bloggers!
    I’m an indie author from Kenya and I’d LOVE it if you’d take some of your precious time to read though an excerpt from my debut fictional epic-tribal novel ‘Lords Over Kenia: The Prophecy of the Moon Chief’. Here’s the link :-

    http://wasongamatinde.com/kogalo/

    Feedbacks, comments, critics are more than welcome as well! Happy reading!!

    Asanteni!

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    1. One of the best daily prompt posts I have read today. The flow of it was great. Just a thing I noticed that you’re using a lot of tags and categories, considering WordPress actually filters out posts having 15 or more number of tags and categories combined. Try reducing the number you use and just keep the most relevant tags. And as always keep writing. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Your last post named sunderban is really interesting! Looking forward to the next part! And I truly loved your blog . The look and feel and also the content! Good luck! 🙂

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      1. I had read your blog. I have to say you have a truly strong and perfect skill shaping the words. You totally does deserve the ‘Awesome Blogger Award’. It truly surprise me that you have been to wordpress only two months ago. You have crafted your blog really skillfully. Keep going.

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    1. A very touching story. And a huge salute to your will power of going through all of it. Keep writing and inspiring as always. And all the best with your days ahead. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Life is about the thrills and chills. Though roller coasters is not certainly my genre haha. “They are a piece of cake” – who said that. Anyways it was a great read. Really liked it. Keep writing as always. Cheers! 🙂

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  8. Hi guys!

    Think about the last time you were curious about something: Did you pull out your phone and Google your question? And when you found the answer, did your curiosity simply stop?

    Yesterday’s Everyday Nostalgia post talks about why it’s so important to stay curious in our lives — lives that are filled with technology that provides us with almost every answer possible at our fingertips. I’d love for you to check it out and let me know your thoughts on this! https://nostalgiadiaries.com/2017/05/21/week-20-the-case-for-staying-curious-everyday-nostalgia/

    Thanks!! 🙂

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    1. Interesting read, especially as I am totally one of these “google-anything-anywhere” people. At the same time, I absolutely share your views on the importance of curiosity. Not sure if and how the two go together, but food for thought…!
      (Somehow can’t “like” on your page, so I do it here.)

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    2. Curiosity is a necessary evil. You know what I’m trying to say? It was a great read, especially the way you described Zoey walking. That was so elaborated and vivid. Keep writing as always. Cheers! 🙂

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