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    1. This poem reminded me of the times when I get stuck in meetings with my boss that turns a glorious day into a long day lol thanks for sharing such a lovely post! According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them 😊

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    1. “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”

      R.I.P. MLK, great quote and great read thanks for sharing!

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    2. This post holds such a meaningful message. It got me thinking about the harsh realities of life and how we all are heading to the black hole of destruction and hate. All this world needs and all we need is love. Nothing less.
      I really liked this post a lot!

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    3. I loved reading this. So often this world seems more like fire fighting fire with everyone’s house burning to the ground. As individuals it is important to remember to lift one another up instead of burn each other to the ground. 😀 Thank You for sharing!

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    1. I love the message here!! Look to your community for support and encouragement. Totally applicable in nutrition and life in general.

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  1. Hello to all the readers and writers out here!
    Words in the form of poetry, can be used as swords against the darkest fears and can be used to express the joy of celebration. Isn’t it? I love the way poetry let’s you identify the depth of your emotions and feelings. I recently gave it a shot at poetry and would love to know what you think about it!
    Here’s the link:
    https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/what-i-see/

    I would be glad to have feedbacks!
    With love,
    Meher

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    1. Hello, Meher!! Thank you so much for sharing your poem! I found the diction and lines breaks to be useful for your particular brand of expressing emotions. I think that’s what I’ve always adored with poetry: the ability to be as concise or wordy in a particular form (or no form!). Did you enjoy trying poetry? You’re a great writer. I wish you all the best. Cheers! 💫

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  2. Hey, all of you bloggers and blog followers out there-Guess where I am this week? I am at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and all throughout this week I shall be bringing you snapshots of my adventure, as well as other fun things! Do not ever miss it, right at http://www.j2w7.wordpress.com! (PS: If you want to follow all the fun, just follow my blog by hitting the “Follow” button!)-JW

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    1. Hello! I sincerely enjoyed having the opportunity to read your poem. I liked the simplicity of it and how well it strengthened your imagery. Do you write poetry often? I know when I first started I struggled with not writing poems as if they were journal entries and then struggled with the so called poetry tools (i.e. enjambment, rhyme schemes, extended metaphors etc.) until I realized I had all those tools they only need honed. I hope you keep at it. Thank you for sharing!! Cheers. 💫

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      1. Hey thank you for reading and constructive feedback! I write poetry very rarely, it’s more of a spur of a moment thing for me. I’m not a fiction writer and there’s not much poetry I enjoy so I sort of prefer to write it as prose in verse if that makes sense. Thanks again, will be checking your blog out too 🙂

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    1. Hi. This was an intriguing read. It’s definitely not something I usually read or have interest in. I genuinely liked the lesson about lasers and lightning, to put it in laymen and non-science type friendly person’s perspective. 😄 I think you’ve got a great voice to connect with your audience. I wish you all the best! 💫

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  3. I’d like to invite everyone to come by and check out my poem of the week, “Tea Parties & Madcap Laughs – Remembering Syd Barrett 11 Years Later.” Friday marked the 11th anniversary of the classic rock icon’s passing, and as a huge fan of both Barrett and Pink Floyd, I see the need to remember him. There’s a short thought piece before the poem, and I encourage both to be read. Comments and feedback are always welcome, and please leave them in the comments section of the post page, and click the like button on the post page. If you like what you see, feel free to browse around, and follow along so you don’t miss anything as I post several times a week. Thanks in advance.
    Drew
    https://drewmartinwrites.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/tea-parties-madcap-laughs-remembering-syd-barrett-11-years-later/

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  4. I’d like to invite everyone to come by and check out my thought piece, “Hey WordPress, Let Us Sort Posts by Likes.” Most of my pieces concerning WordPress are negative, but this one’s a call for a positive action. I think all of us in the blogging community could and would benefit, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the piece’s comments section. Comments and feedback are always welcome, and please leave them in the comments section of the post page, and click the like button on the post page. If you like what you see, feel free to browse around, and follow along so you don’t miss anything as I post several times a week. Thanks in advance.
    Drew
    https://drewmartinwrites.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/hey-wordpress-let-us-sort-posts-by-likes/

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    1. Oh, the mortification of such a situation!!! 😅 I’m glad you can find enough humor in it now, especially enough to blog about it! Your storytelling, by the way, is great! It was captivating and had me hooked from start to finish. In fact, it reminded me so much of me and my friends telling such kind of stories to each other; basically, what I’m trying to tell you is I felt you were telling me this experience face-to-face. Thanks for sharing this hilarious and embarrassing tale, and I’m happy you got your extra credit, too. Cheers! 💫

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    1. Thank you for no longer procrastinating to share such an excellent post! I found I agreed with your five tips. I never really thought about being concise in ways of not procrastinating, but if I had to my list wouldn’t be too different from yours. Also, I like your tone of voice; it made it much easier to connect with and continue reading. I’ll should definitely come back and revisit this post. Thanks again for sharing and happy blogging! 💫

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  5. Hello fellow bloggers! Hope you’re all doing well. I started a blog very recently and don’t have a fixed theme yet, but I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
    However, I can’t seem to figure out a few things.
    1. When you open my blog, it doesn’t appear like a regular website. It appears to be like a web page super-imposed on another, with a black outline. (It’ll be more clear what I mean once you have a look). I’d like to fix that.
    2. All my posts appear one after the other on a single page. I’d like a constant home page and links to the individual posts on the side or bottom.
    Please help me figure these out. Any input is appreciated.
    Link to my blog:
    https://freakishlymundane.wordpress.com/

    Also, feel free to give any ideas on designing the interface.
    Thanks in advance!
    Have a nice day!

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  6. Hi!
    I’m Nicole, a travel and food blogger from the Philippines.
    My latest post is about the day I spent at Bath, England seeing the various sights there like the Royal Crescent, Circus, and of course, the Roman Baths!
    I also posted about my trip to Cebu last week too.
    Feel free to drop by my blog and I hope you have a great day! 💖
    https://gonicolec.wordpress.com

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  7. Good day everyone,

    My latest post was about the concept of Polygyny in Islam. A man with more than one wife has surely been a widely misunderstood concept in the west. I have tackled the issue from two sides in two posts, the first was from the medical side, and the second was from the historical and Shari’ah side.
    Kindly find attached the link to the second post for it’s the latest of them both. The two posts could be read separately without any problem in understanding.

    https://islamicmethodologiesmadeeasy.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/polygyny-in-islam-part-ii/

    Your feedback is always highly appreciated,

    Thanks and best regards.

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  8. Hello my fellow swimmers!
    My name is Chelsea, but on my blog you can just call me Gianna, which is my nickname. I write about books, blogging, and travel!

    My newest post is about how I changed my blog’s address, and how I will be also doing a FULL blog re-vamp! I would love it if you could just go over to my blog and see if you like the new address name, it would mean a lot!!

    Thank you!!

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  9. Hello!! 😄 My blog is a daily word or phrase in the British English language, sorta like a dictionary word of the day.
    So I’ve read a few posts and have followed suggestions, but I haven’t noticed an increase of visits to my blog from the pins I’ve uploaded and shared on Pinterest. I have a surprisingly high number of followers there, so I don’t think it’s due to lack of followers. Would anyone have any tips and tricks they’d love to share with me, even their own experiences?
    britwitblog.wordpress.com
    Thank you so much! ♥️💫

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    1. I’m still trying to juggle my social media with my blog, and it’s been a year. Perhaps you could link yourself between individual pins and individual posts? They end up referencing each other, and the curious can go digging through more pins and finding more posts, which leads to finding more pins that link to other posts, and so on, and so on. Of course, this is just a suggestion from someone who doesn’t really know how Pinterest works…

      https://scicasual.wordpress.com

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to comment! I had been contemplating something very similar to your suggestion; perhaps I’m on the right wavelength and I’m just impatient! I only logically figured with my Pinterest account my highest followed social media account that’s where I ought to have the greatest interaction. I’ve only been blogging for two months. And I only recently, within the last couple weeks, linked my blog to Pinterest. Thanks again!!

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    2. I used to link my posts to my pinterest account too, but I noticed I wasn’t getting too much traffic there. Now, I link my posts to my twitter account and reference my blog posts on my Instagram account. I think popularity of the social media plays a big role. Most pinterest users aren’t looking to click links; instead they want to pin photos and ideas to their various boards.

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question! I’ve mostly figured that out by trial and error, but it’s nice to have it reaffirmed. But I’m simply surprised about pinners not clicking a pin with a link: because most food recipes for one are generally links (that that this has anything to do with my blog), but also perhaps one of my most popular boards is a Writing one and a good chunk of those pins are links to websites. Oh well. I’ll keep at it. Thanks again for your feedback, I greatly appreciate it! 🙂

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    3. I will have to second Jade and say that Twitter is MUCH better for link sharing. I’m always clicking through to articles I want to read on Twitter, but on Pinterest, I just want to look at pretty things. I actually have a ton of fun with Twitter so I’d encourage anyone to at least consider opening a Twitter venture for their blog.

      (On a side note, I really like the concept of your blog. It’s a dictionary, but with fiction. So, better.)

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me! I have been sharing links to my blog via Twitter; I assumed I would have better luck with Pinterest because of all my social media accounts, that’s my highest follower count. Perhaps I ought to try different avenues with Twitter then? Thanks for the feedback!! Also, I’m glad you like the concept of my blog. 😃 Cheers!

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  10. Hello, fellow bloggers!
    I’m Tony and I’m excited about the beginning of my blogging journey. I have a few posts on my blog now, but my favorite so far is:
    http://wp.me/p8S76y-oY

    Please comment and leave feedback. I would love for you to check out my other posts and even follow for future updates on my journey through life!
    Thanks!

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    1. Hey Tony! I just checked out your blog. I like the experience that you offer in your posts, but I would like to point out the formatting seems a little funky to me. With all-white backgrounds, post formatting is huge IMO. The sub titles stick out and just look a little awkward, but I like your writing style!
      -Justin

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  11. Hello friends!
    Earlier today I added a new page to my blog concerning book reviews! If you have a book and would like a blogger review for your novel, please contact me! Or, if you simply enjoy reading in general, stick around to get writing advice, book info,and more!
    Subs, likes, and comments are usually returned. 🙂

    Here is a link to the new book review info page- https://morganabsaddlesonblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/book-reviews/

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  12. Hello everyone! I recently picked up my passion of blogging again, and I love sports. I started writing about the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. My goal is to provide more detailed content, instead of a quantity of content. If someone could check out this article I wrote, and maybe leave me some feedback on my writing or site design, etc I would greatly appreciate it!
    https://purpleandgoldsite.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/summer-league-game-1-takes/
    -Justin

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    1. I LOVE this post! Gosh where do I begin.. Reading through this post made me feel as if I was going through this myself. IT was interesting and you brought up a lot of good points. I enjoyed reading this so much and I enjoy all of the inspiration you portray in these posts. Thank you for sharing!

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