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  1. In my latest post I’m sharing one of my favourite gardens from last year’s show as a lament for being unable to visit this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. If you like gardening, please take a look and let me know what you think.

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  2. seems like there might be a problem with the comment stream. hope this won’t be a duplicate.

    Howdy WP Community!

    Hope you enjoy my latest post.

    I needed more than 20 years in the classroom to become a surgeon, but less than 6 months as a homeless hiker to learn several of life’s most valuable lessons. You can read more here: http://www.almostunsalvageable.com/life-lessons-perks-homeless-hiker/

    Looking forward to visiting your blogs soon!
    Gabe

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    1. I loved reading this! So many people miss looking at who a person is and not just looking surface deep. Looking surface deep it is so easy to miss the wonderful people all around us 😀

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  3. Week 4 of challenge to write one blog post on Sunday and then post it on Monday. So far, so good it seems… I’m managing to stay on the threadmill. Here is this weeks post:

    http://howtoaddict.com/practice-know-youll-happy/

    Considering I am able to deliver I am thinking about adding more constraints. Like – post exactly at 8 am every Monday morning. Do you fellow bloggers have any suggestions on something beneficial I can introduce? Any topic you want me to write on? Do you like posts so far? Looking forward to comments!

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  4. Hello! I just recently got back into blogging. I am currently running two different blogs and trying to post weekly in each. I’m looking for any feedback at all and hoping to gain some more followers!

    This is my “everything” blog; I write about life in general:
    https://kennalynn24.wordpress.com/

    This is more of my adventure blog; I write more about traveling, herping, etc.:
    https://adventuresofanewfloridian.wordpress.com/

    Thank you so much in advance!

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  5. Hi everyone, and happy Monday! My latest post is about the difficulty and the importance of having compassion for other people while we are suffering. It’s a lesson that I have definitely been learning in my own life. Though it’s a tough one, I definitely believe that it’s important!

    I appreciate any feedback, as well as any thoughts about the “look” of my blog; I have kept it pretty streamlined, and would certainly appreciate people’s thoughts about that decision. Thanks!
    https://feelingsuicidalblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/compassion-loving-while-suffering/

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  6. Hi everyone! How are you guys doing?

    Over the last few weeks, I’d been working on a fiction series called “Missed Opportunity.” It is a 3 part series. I finally got done with Part 3 on Sunday night. It’s up on my blog right now.

    I’d really love some feedback on the content. It’s my first attempt at fiction. It was a bit daunting, but I got through it somehow 🙂

    Here are the links to all the 3 parts:
    Part 1: https://musingsofmissoverthinker.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/missed-opportunity-part-1/

    Part 2: https://musingsofmissoverthinker.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/missed-opportunity-part-2/

    Part 3: https://musingsofmissoverthinker.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/missed-opportunity-part-3/

    Thank you so much 🙂 I’d appreciate it if you guys could leave comments on the post itself, but I’d love to hear from you here as well.

    Have an awesome week ahead everyone 😀

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      1. Thank you so much! I checked out your blog and first of all, I love your ‘slogan’, “silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers”, super interesting! Also, I loved your piece “Heal Me”, really beautiful writing!

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    1. Hey! Thanks so much for sharing! I love your blog’s layout as well as the way you’ve formatted the blog. Structurally I believe you’re on top with the new play on simplicity because the pictures and videos are the real gems of your blog. Also, your voice is relatable. Happy travels and blogging. Cheers! 💫😁

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    1. I read the poem just posted and then had to go and read the first, hun. Very intense words of wisdom. You have a wise and very ancient soul, and I only mean that in the best way, I thank you very kindly for your words, and look forward to reading more. Now, for the constructive criticism portion: I really liked the start of the first one, Precious Things, just that one word in the first poem opens up so many wonderings. Who is fragile? Are we strong or are we fragile? Can we be both? (I say yes, we can!) Was the cradled creature the fragile one, or is the one doing the cradling the most fragile of all? That first poem got me thinking just a little more then the second part, but as a continuation the second portion was spot-on and very thought-provoking.
      For me, taken together, these two poems so elloquently illustrate the human penchant for bottling up emotions and living with words unsaid, felt but never expressed, and missed opportunities due to fear or uncertainty.
      Very well put, hun, very well said, you painted a picture in my head and had me hanging on until the end, and then left wanting more! Thank you!

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      1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and for your wonderful words. I was thinking a lot of the same things you mentioned above as I wrote those poems and I’m happy to know those thoughts translated well.
        Again, thank you so much for this overwhelmingly positive response.

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    1. I always get excited to see other politics bloggers. There’s not enough of us on WP (read as: it’s totally worth pursuing).

      Though I’m not very familiar with the nuances of UK politics, your recent post brought to attention a number of issues and themes that are prevalent in nearly every country. I liked that. I’m giving you a follow to see what else you have in store.

      Just two things: 1) Is there a reason the space between paragraphs is double-spaced rather than single-spaced? and 2) did you mean to disable comments on your post?

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