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  1. Couldn’t resist it guys! Manhood Monday #10: Eclipsing the Competition.
    http://wp.me/p876wZ-H0

    Excerpt:
    Since the “Great American Eclipse” has just ended, I thought that I’d post an enlightening article on how to brilliantly display talents that will keep your competition…in the dark.

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    1. Hi Carol, I really liked your poem and left a comment on your blog. Just my thoughts and feel free to ignore them but I think putting an anthology of poems on your blog can be tricky as if you’re trying to publish work, a lot of publishers won’t use it if it’s already been published which includes on your own blog site.

      I also think posting singular poems at a time gives readers a nice taster of your work and also lends the poem more stand-alone power. It depends, if you publish the anthology in a drip-feed way rather than all at once then I’m sure it will be read and appreciated by more people. I guess it’s a great way to get feedback if you want to test new work. I’ll definitely check it out if you do 🙂

      I write poetry too and occasionally perform it though I haven’t published much. It would be great if you could check out my blog too, it’s mostly based around my art but I’ve posted some poems too. Here’s the link:

      https://sunrarainz.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/eurydices-escape/

      Nina 🙂

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  2. Hello everyone!

    I recently blogged about some cool places to get coffee at in San Diego, and I’m looking to hear your feedback. I hope to continue blogging about this type of content more often (and it’s not because I want more coffee, haha!) because I believe that food/drink enriches your experiences. especially if you’re traveling or have a remote job like me.

    http://www.thechrissycollective.com/4-coffee-shops-in-san-diego

    Thank you all so much! 🙂

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  3. Hello there!

    Please comment links to your blog here, I’d love to check it out, I’m mostly into poetry.

    Also, If you get a chance, please check out my blog – https://myreveries2017.wordpress.com/

    Whatever I write, I write from my heart 🙂 I’d appreciate your feedback on any aspect of my blog, be it the layout, my writing form or anything relevant.

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      1. OHHHHHHHHHHHH! I got what you are saying now. I still kinda don’t know what I’m doing on this still. I just write and post and check out others lol. I will get to adding that. I appreciate you telling that i didn’t have that!

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      2. Send a message to the Happiness Engineers on WordPress, they are GREAT and helping you sort these things out. Yeah, the FOLLOW button is important, so Yikes, that sounds like a story for a good mystery book! HEY, I don’t see how to FOLLOW your Blog. I KNOW when you post a message. 🙂

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    1. I really like how interesting this post was and how you covered a lot of different areas of social media. Personally, I think could go weeks without social media, like a cleanse as you mentioned because I feel like sometimes I do need a break from the online world. Mainly because I blog and do a lot of promotions on social media quite often so it’s definitely something that would benefit me.
      Check out my blog https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/

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    1. Welcome to WordPress!

      I see a text widget on the right with the default text, you could remove that, or you could have a custom text there.

      Also, you could also put a “About” and a “Contact” page, perhaps a “follow” button too.

      Happy Writing 🙂

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    1. Hey there! I really enjoyed your post “Adulting- Is This It?” It seems like responsibility just floods in once you get 18+. I’m 19, but only for like 8 more days. I’ve never looked forward to birthdays because I seen it as my childhood and youth slipping from my fingertips. Great post!

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      1. Thank you so much for the love! I fully agree. Responsibility is just kinda thrust upon us and the rest of life is us going through trial and error decisions haha. Happy 20th in advance ☺️🎈🎉

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  4. Hey everyone. I’m a writing blog that posts novel reviews, poetry, short stories etc.
    I also try to promote a safe space for writers to share their work and get constructive feedback on my blog. I’d love to see people’s poems/stories/any other writing. Post it (or a link to it on your own blog) here if you’re interested and my followers or myself will give you some feedback!
    https://thewritingwave.wordpress.com/share-your-own-work/

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    1. Nice looking Blog. This was a good article in advising people to THINK before they SPEND. From the title, I thought you were going to teach us how to compare online websites, so we could make the best online shopping decision. This was even better… window shop, instead of pressing the purchase button. Very good advice!

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      1. Thank you for your precious time and your lovely comment.
        I want my blog to be helpful for the people who follows me (or not) and at the same time I enjoy writing for it.
        All the content on my blog revolves around my personal experiences.

        Thank you again 🙂 🙂

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  5. hey everyone,

    Been struggling to write a piece on social media anger for the last five days – wrote one, got some feedback, moved it back to drafts… and then this morning the whole thing came together and came up with this which is more particularly aimed at white people but a lot more realistic and helpful than my orginal post i think:

    https://brettfish.co.za/2017/08/22/the-question-of-anger/

    Would love for you to add your thoughts…
    Have a super great week
    love brett fish

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