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    1. My blog is all about my adventure going cross country for 6 months around America to see what it has to offer. In the past week alone I have blogged about:
      -Becoming a Billionaire
      -Getting charged by an Elk
      -Plunging into freezing water with a rafting accident
      -and a whole lot more.
      If anyone would like to check out my blog, it is
      Thank you so much for this opportunity to share!

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  1. Week two of my challenge to write and post at least once a week. And I feel immensely proud that I am staying on the path; here is this weeks post:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for last weeks comments and reactions. It is so much easier to find will to write and post when you are surrounded by other quality people. I can only hope we’ll be in touch every week 😉 Looking forward to your feedback on my post and blog!

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    1. Great that’s you’re encouraging yourself to write! I will definitely check out your blog.
      Also, if you have any room in your day you should definitely check out my recent posts on my blog, #summerseries2k17. It’s all about summer, and just me writing creatively. You should definitely check it out!

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    2. Great post. People only see your successes, but few see your grind. The grind is a very lonely road that so many never travel because they are unwilling to struggle to earn their success, they want it handed to them and they look for the easy path. During my own personal grind I have lost 120 pounds. The grind is where we learn our lessons and find what helps us be successful and what leads us to fail.

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    3. I LOVED this post. I had to learn to this for myself very quickly when I got out of school. It is one of the most crucial keys to success in my opinion. Thank you for bringing attention to it!

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    1. I do believe there are some objective limitations to human potential. Like – no matter how hard I tried there is no way I would be able to run 100m faster than Usian Bolt.

      But people focus too much on that 0.00001%. Find a way to live good life if you are in top 2-5% of the field. Now, that’s something everyone can do and where “impossible is a dare” plays big role. Maybe 2% of population can run 100m in 12-14 seconds… but anyone that’s relatively young and puts their mind to it – will be able to do it. And will be rewarded with healthier body and happier outlook in life.

      Thanks for your thought provoking post and keep it up!

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    2. “Something is only impossible until someone does it”. So many advancements have been made because someone said that something was impossible. It was impossible for man to fly, and now millions of people are flying everyday. But like howtoaddict said, their are limitations to how far you can go, but just because it might be impossible for you doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.

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    3. So many things seem impossible until you give it a try. I know for me, I just needed someone to help me try those things I felt were impossible. Of course, there are going to be things that are indeed impossible in life but everything is worth a try?

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  2. Hey everyone, I have a few blogging related posts listed below. Each one of these posts have helped me tremendously since I started back in January.

    How I Doubled My Blog Views

    How I Make Money on Pinterest

    Pinterest Group Boards 101

    Please let me know if there are any other blogging related posts you would like to see!

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    1. I commented on the post. It’s really interesting and I like the pie chart. It would be cool if you added in some different time management strategies or time audit apps to show how others could do this sort of thing.

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      1. Time audit app, what a nice idea! I’ll have to look into those.

        I so want to do more research about time management, but ironically… I don’t have enough time. ^^; But it’s a good idea for a future post.

        Thanks a lot!

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    2. Loved this post, left a comment more in depth on your page. Love that you added in the chart to show how you spend your weeks, I don’t know if I could even do that with how unplanned my days are. Ha ha.

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    1. That was a fun story. It deserves a sequel, perhaps even a prequel. One thing seemed odd in your choice of words, “Rudyard’s ginger face…
      Gingerly, Rudyard…” They seemed to clash since they look and sound the same but have unrelated meanings.

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      1. Thank you, yes, I’ve already had a request for a sequel on my blog! I DID notice the similarity in those two words but quite liked it, so let it stand. A matter of opinion I suppose. 🙂

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  3. Hey Everyone,
    I posted this comment on community pool last week and, as someone pointed out, I forgot to link to my blog. That community pool has closed so I thought I would put it here.
    Anyways, I got a comment from someone who had read my blog saying that they weren’t able to leave a comment on my blog. If you don’t mind could you go over to my blog and check if you can leave a comment. I would really appreciate it.

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      1. I think I am self hosted. It’s odd because I did end up getting your comment but the other person that tried to comment it just never came through.

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      2. Don’t worry, I do that ,too! Yes, I can see it now. I would try to get rid of that error message if you can, so new readers don’t think that their comment didn’t go through, so you won’t potentially lose readers.

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  4. Hi everyone, happy Monday!

    This is gonna be more of a PSA than anything. I posted today about a book I love with all my heart. I think it’s wonderfully creative, but sales were poor when it was first published 2009, so the sequels have been constantly pushed back.

    The book is Shades of Grey (no not that one) by Jasper Fforde.

    I know we’re all book lovers here, so if you’re looking for an interesting read, please check it out!! Trust me when I say you’ll want more sequels just like me.

    Here’s my post if you want more information:


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      1. This is an interesting piece; it has the makings of a serial with a lot of room to move around in, like who the Keepers are, or why there’s a wall and books have been banished. Good luck.

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    1. Oh, I loved Shades of Grey! His Thursday Next/Eyre Affair series is brilliant too. If you haven’t read them yet, they may help fill the void until SoG Book 2 comes along 🙂

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    1. “But I let ambiguity play it’s game
      Confessions are so hard
      That I not only procrastinated
      But saw it in my best interest
      To avoid them completely….”

      YES! I have felt this before, well said. I would love to hear the backstory sometime.

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    2. With your disclaimer, I expected to see a jumbled mess; however, what I saw was delightful. It brought incidents from my past to mind. The flow was smooth and comfortable, unfolding in a pleasing way. If this is what you call an outburst of thoughts, I recommend having more outbursts 🙂 .

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  5. Hey Guys! Firstly, here is this week’s #MondayMotivation where I talk all about failure and what role it played in my life

    Secondly, I’m hosting a word prompt for this week on my blog, 3 other amazing bloggers and myself have come together on hosting these weekly prompts so here is a link to mine:

    Do join in and take part! We’d love to read your responses.

    All kind of feedback is appreciated.

    Please leave links to your blog as well as I’d love to check it out!


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  6. Good afternoon fellow literacy enthusiasts,


    My name is Mark. I am a writer and self-published author with a think positive attitude. I have just completed the first draft of my second book, the first in a new crime series featuring my new best friend, DCI Morgan.


    If you have the time and enjoy the thrills and spills of a psychological, crime thriller, do stop by and say hello! Your support would mean so much to me.


    Take care and I look forward to hearing from you soon.




    P.s Keep your eyes peeled for a BIG giveaway that I am running… More details to follow shortly for all followers of my blog…

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    1. Just checked out your lavender post – I liked how it was short & sweet. Quick question: did you just start blogging? Because I tried to click your links on the top, and they didn’t work.

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    1. Interesting post. I’m fairly new to FB and in a few groups but I don’t know how many more I’ll be joining, really. I’m not in love with the fact that strangers online can know my full name, picture and some other facts from my profile. That’s more information than I give on my own blog.

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  7. Hello,
    I started my blog just over a month ago because I got scared of the fact everyone’s going to uni and starting their lives whilst i’m here on a gap year not knowing what I want to do. I thought I love to write and read so why not start a blog and so I got the courage too. I don’t know where this will go but i’m writing about travel, health and food and funny snippets of my life so if you’re willing to give it a read then please do.
    I’d love to hear what people think. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

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    1. I love your stories. 🙂
      I left a comment on your blog.

      p.s. taking a gap year was the best decision I ever made. I hope you have a fun year and that it’ll help you decide what to do so you can be more sure and excited when you move on to the next part of your life.

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      1. Thank you, that actually means so much to me! I’ll have a look😊
        Its so reassuring to hear others say a gap year is a good idea so thank you! I’ve loved it so much im takig a second gap year so definitely the right decision for me! Absolutely love your blog, really shows its you talking through your words! Good luck😊

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      2. I think the chance to work (for the experience) and see the world while you’re young is really helpful if you decide to study later. Plus it’ll help you be sure your next move is what you really want to do.

        Anyway. Good luck right back ‘atcha.

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    2. I think your blog and the things you write about are very interesting! I appreciated you writing about donating blood, because it is such an important issue and more people should be noticed about it… great job! Keep up the good work! 🙂

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      1. Thanks girl! So happy you love it! Hoping to see you more over here! Barcelona is defintely a beautiful city but there are smaller towns in Catalonia that are also so pretty! If you go to Barcelona one day don’t desire and tell me your oppinion about it! ❤

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    1. Sweet post. I am so happy for you two!

      So I have some problems with your “spelling style”. Maybe because I am not a native. Anyway, this seems to be YOUR style, so keep it.

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    2. I always try to plan surprises but it never seems to work. This year my hubs turns 30 so I have to do something special.. already trying to plan it.

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    1. It looks really good.
      I’m afraid I don’t know anything about hokey, so I have no idea about the contents… But it is a really easy to follow layout.

      I hope some hokey fans find you!

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    2. That’s a cool niche! This is the first hockey blog that I found. I have no idea about hockey, though. It’s a good layout, but I would play around with it. Try to be creative, maybe add a hockey puck background or something – but it’s just a suggestion. Overall, nice blog!

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    3. I’ve been following hockey for about 6 years now since I met my husband. It has become my favorite sport by far. Huge Blackhawks fans here 🙂 hubs is from Chicago.

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