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Where bloggers come together to give each other feedback and advice.

Have you just published a new post and are dying for some feedback? Are you redesigning your blog and could use some layout or design advice from your more seasoned peers?

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Tap into the wisdom of The Daily Post blogging community and leave your question here in the comments. Others can then click through and offer input either on your site, or in the comments here (feel free to indicate which you’d prefer).

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Are you a new blogger looking to share your very first post? We have a special forum for bloggers just like you in our weekly First Friday posts.

To help us make the Community Pool a productive space for discussion, here are some tips and guidelines you might find useful:

  • While you’re not required to, we encourage everyone who requests feedback to also reply to at least one or two other bloggers who need some help. Spread the love!
  • The Community Pool comments section can get quite big — and starting duplicate threads doesn’t help. Thanks for not posting the same question more than once, as well as for not starting numerous threads in a single Pool.
  • If you’re looking for quality feedback, be as specific as you can. Questions about a particular post tend to draw more comments than ones about entire blogs. Questions about specific design elements are more likely to be answered than ones asking for general layout advice.
  • We discourage leaving links without a more substantive message or question. These are often overlooked by other bloggers, and we frequently remove them to make the comment reading experience smoother. Also note that including multiple links in your comment might automatically put it in the moderation queue, which will delay its publication.
  • Please keep all comments civil and constructive. The idea is to have fun — it’s a pool, after all!
  • To keep from losing your place in the comment thread while you visit others’ blogs, right-click on a link to open it in a new tab or window.
  • If you haven’t looked at our Commenting Guidelines in a while, now might be a good time.
  • No running on the deck.

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  1. Would love to hear any feedback on any of my blog posts. I am especially wanting to hear what other topics or stories would you like me to discuss? I want to know what are the more interesting posts on my site and how to cater to what more readers want to see.

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    1. Wonderful blog. Your experience are very well-penned into your own words. Your posts are very well-written. Really love the originality of your blog, and the ideas on your blog. A little footnote, the font size of your blog is quite small, try to fix it haha. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Thank you so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it! I will make some design edits to my blog later this week- font size included. Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to read!

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    1. Wonderful blog! Loving the writings that you have on your blog, they are very insightful, and the theme that you have chosen for your blog compliments your style of writings very much. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Spectacular blog! Loving the style of your blog, and your writings are very inspirational and very original. Really love the way that you bring out your posts, and the captivating ideas of yours. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  2. I have no idea if I am doing this right, any of it!
    I just started my blog. I am currently taking the branding and growth course.
    I wouldn’t really love to hear something feedback on my blog. Again never done this before and have no clue if I am doing anything right haha!
    I feel anyone has time to go poke around and read my about and maybe a blog post or 2 and give me feedback I wouldn’t really, and I mean really, appreciate it!
    Hairmindedwithkkhair.com
    Thanks guys!

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    1. Wonderful blog! Loving the idea that you dedicate your blog to hair. Yeah, your writings are really well written and your posts are very delicate, and very insightful. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  3. I started my blog a few days ago, and I’m looking for any kind of criticism you can give me. Always trying to better my writing and site. Whatever you have to say is welcome, thanks!
    somecallmediana.wordpress.com

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    1. Wonderful blog! Loving the style of your blog, you kept it very real with the slight tinge of writings here and there within the poems that you have on your blog. Your poems are really beautiful and very true. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  4. Our blog is still fairly new, and we’re still getting situated and trying to figure out what posts work and what don’t. I published my third post on the blog about 16 hours ago, but it hasn’t gotten as much attention as other posts. I was wondering if anyone could tell me their opinion on the post? Feedback (good and bad), is much appreciated. Thanks! –Julia

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    1. Both of you are conjuring wondrous things on your blog, your experience of life kept getting more and more insightful, those write-ups are very good, regardless of who is writing it. Really love the way that you write your hearts out, keeping everything original. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A very new blog, you look like you are packed with fresh ideas, and you successfully launched your own platform to let all of those freshness deluge the readers. Loving the style of your blog. Little footnotes, there is a text widget at the top right of your blog, your about page is empty, all of those could be modified by pressing the customise button on your blog. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful blog. Loving the poems that you have on your blog, they are very nice. Especially the recent ones, they felt so true, each and every word has a story of its own, really nice. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A very organic blog, haha. Really love the content that you provide on your blog, especially the incorporation of the wonderful vlogs, loving them very much. Loving the writings and the pictures, and the tips that you have on your blog, they are very nice. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  5. Hi All,

    I just found this post and am loving some of the blogs so far! What a great way to network! I’m very new to blogging (only 3 posts so far) and would love any constructive feedback. To be honest, I’ve never really done any kind of writing in the past and tend to wonder if my blog is engaging and interesting! This is a horsey blog all about my personal experiences with horse ownership. I’m no professional, just a normal every day horse rider. Thanks

    http://liveyouradventure.blog/2017/08/23/horses-the-difference-between-progress-and-results/

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    1. Your blog really do have the horsey feel, it is nice to see people dedicate a blog specially to something special to their lives. Really love the innovation that you have on your blog, and your ideas and experience are very genuine. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful blog. Loving the writings that you have on your blog, they are very insightful and they are very original, you really do put all your heart and soul into your writings, that is very good. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Spectacular writings. Your stories are very expressive, I could easily imagine what you wanted to talk about with your expressive words. Really love the idea behind those stories and the twists which were on point. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful blog. Loving the style of your writings, and the way that you bring out your posts, they are very nice. Really love the theme that you have chosen to write from. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Thank you for your kind words and input. I really appreciate it and I’m pleased you liked it. I’m still new to blogging but I’m having a great time reflecting and anylising aspects of life.

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    1. Mouth watering… Really delectable recipes that you have on your blog, they are very detailed and very stipulated. Loving the style of your blog, it is very delicious. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful blog! Really love the simplistic layout of your blog. Your writings too are improving with time, they are really nice, especially your recent one, it is scintillating to mesh up a piece like that. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful blog. Loving the freshness that you provide on your blog, your ideas are invigorating and your write-ups are very insightful. Really love the way of your writings, they are very captivating. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Beautifully written. I myself prefer going on long walks with music playing on my earphones loud,whenever my mind feels heavy. It makes me think in a calm way and arrive at good decisions. Good suggestions.👍

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    2. Refreshed with your invigorating blog. I really love your posts, they are really good, especially some of your short stories, they are really expressive and very captivating. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A really wonderful write-up, you managed to catch all the points in a brave swoop, and I do agree we are sheep which follow herds of sheep blindly, just following, blindly, and your insight of leaving the herd is very great, I love the idea of being different. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Your blog looks well put together and it’s easy to navigate. You have a lot of useful widgets that add an extra touch to your site, in terms of increasing traffic flow, there are many ways you can achieve this, one of them is through using the Community Pool which you’ve already done, but to maximise what you could gain, I’d suggest giving feedback to other bloggers.
      I also have a blog post with more tips & tricks https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/100-followers-blogging-tips-tricks-beaboss-series/
      I hope this was useful!!

      Check out my blog https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/

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    2. Wonderful blog! Loving the theme that you have chosen to blog on, it is very interesting, and very great. Really love the captivating writings that you have on your blog, they are very good. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  6. http://emolovepoetry.blog/2017/08/24/being-choked-by-the-hands-of-time/

    Today’s post centres around things happening at the wrong time, regardless of what you think sometimes it’s the only explanation that you can give to yourself to make sense of the situation,
    Of course this is done in my own poetic way so anyway expecting a deep psychoanalytical analysis then apologies upfront.

    Hope you all having a fantastic day,
    Brett.

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    1. Wonderful thoughts on your posts, I really do enjoy reading your posts, they are short, and powerful in many ways. Your writings are very expressive and your style is invigorating. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. I’ve started following your blog and has a quick look at a few of your posts (at work so limited to what I shouldn’t be doing)
        But can already see I’ll be a fan of your writing style, love your use of conversations aswell, it’s one of the areas I’ve never felt comfortable with and yours seems effortless.

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      2. Haha sure do try them out sometimes, try out some new writing styles, just to see them end up in glory or just a pile of shit, haha. It’s a personal blog after all, I can post whatever I want.

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    1. I have noticed that you are seeking for attention at many places, it is rather superfluous. Nonetheless, here comes some critique, embrace it, learn it, be the best version of yourself when you are blogging. Numero uno, your posts ideas and structure are rather not so strong, read more, try to imitate some good writings into yours, and people will start to flow in. Second, you are reblogging too much on yourself, and generally if you are reblogging, in my context, that makes me feel like you are out of ideas to write, which makes your blog less interesting to browse through. Thirdly, you need not to post multiple times in the community pool, let other people have a go, people are not interested in multiple repeated comments from the same person, try to interact more with other blogs rather than yourself. Hope to see more of a change from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. I’ve received only positive feedback on My Instruction Manual until now, so it’s refreshing to get something that challenges me more. Thanks for taking the time.

        Some thoughts on your feedback:

        1) Since this page is called the Daily Post, I thought it was appropriate to post one link per day. I try to post feedback on at least two blogs for every post of my own that I share here, Thanks for the feedback that it seems like I’m sharing too many of my own links.

        2) Yes, I have been reblogging my own posts sometimes on days where I don’t post something fresh. Your feedback that maybe I’m doing it too much is something for me to think about.

        3) I’m sorry my writing doesn’t work for you, but I’m encouraged that so many other people have told me they found it inspiring. I’m writing about my own journey post-transplant, so I probably won’t take your advice about trying to copy other writers. I’m going to keep writing in my voice.

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      2. What you hear from the comment sections may not be true, I mean those positive comments are usually to just make you feel good, not that your work is really good. That’s what I had learned. The numbers of your page tell you more honestly than the feedback from your readers. Nonetheless, actually my last point is to try some new writing styles, and make your writing more prominent.
        Hope this ‘negative’ feedback is no offence to you but a springboard to your blog. I just want to help you to be clear from those ‘fake’ voices out there. Feel free to drop by my blog and I expect some critique on it too. Thank you. 😊😊😊

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      3. Hello zeckrombryan,

        I appreciate the time you took to give feedback to Keith above, and as his response suggests, it sounds like he found parts of it useful as well — which is wonderful, and what the Community Pool is all about.

        That said, I’d like to ask that you stick to a friendlier, more charitable approach when providing input here. The collegial, supportive atmosphere in the Pool sets it apart from many other online forums, and we care a great deal about keeping it that way. So while comments on a blogger’s writing, site layout, and any other relevant aspects are welcome, suggesting that the praise a writer receives isn’t genuine, or pointing out that a person is “seeking for attention” is counterproductive.

        Thank you for your cooperation and for your continued engagement in the Community Pool.

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    1. Powerful blog. Loving the way that you write, it is very captivating and invigorating. You really love to bring in new facets into your posts, and it is very interesting to see your writing flow with power. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful poems, I had browsed through some of your poems, and I could say you have a beautiful style of bringing out the truth of your words, they are very true and wondrously depicted. The poem about being weak because we fail to think is powerful. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Aesthetic pictures. Loving the style of your blog, the way that you bring out your posts, they are really nice, and breathes a old but golden style of being a picture based blog. Your description under your pictures could be enhanced. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. haha, this is just my opinion, sometimes some pictures just need a line of compliment but some needs a post to further bring out its beauty, this is how I view things, just write when you feel that there is a need.
        You are welcome 🙂
        Feel free to visit my blog anytime. Thank you 🙂

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    1. Wow…. Your take on social media is brutal, you hit every single point with force. I also share the same view point as you, but I take Instagram as a place to store my memories, not to showcase anything. I totally agree that putting down your phone and look more into the world, this post is invigorating. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. THank you. I had a conversation with my father today about how he wants to be more aware of the world around him-take in the color of each room, remember a tone of voice or pay closer attention to other details we don’t let in…he kind of invented his own form of mindfulness. And you can’t do all that with your phone attached to your hand. Again thanks for your kind words you always have the nices thing to say but I hope my article did not sound negative.

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    1. Wonderful blog! Loving the posts that you provide on your blog, they are very insightful and very informative. Really love the detailed approach that you used in your writings. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on.

      A quick tip. Personally, it is based on priority, if you prioritise something, for example blogging, you would make it happen. For instance, if you post twice a week, make sure you do write more during your free times, keep those extras as drafts and as a contingency when your week really goes wild on you and you have no time to write at all.

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      1. Thanks for the advice and encouragement! Unfortunately I can’t make this a priority at the moment as I’m trying to complete my PhD thesis, but I hope I can spend more time on my blog in the future!

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