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  1. As an aspiring minimalist people ask me about my capsule wardrobe quite frequently so I finally wrote a blog post about it!

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the post, whether you have a capsule wardrobe, want one, don’t understand why people would want one, or have never heard of a capsule wardrobe before. Specifically, I would like to know if the tips make sense to you and if you think there is too much “fluff” about my personal reasons for having a capsule wardrobe.

    https://robinbrodrick.com/2017/09/27/how-to-create-a-capsule-wardrobe/

    I will, of course, visit your blog in return and look forward to interacting with you!

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  2. I’m trying to get more committed to blogging more regularly! I’m not a brilliant writer and often struggle with putting my thoughts into words but I’m trying as I do really enjoy the writing experience and expressing my thoughts more openly! Feedback and any help/ideas would be appreciated 🙂

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    1. Absolutely what blessthecrown said.
      Sometimes it is the physicality of actual pen to paper and a little scribbling that helps get things going, too. I know there are times I cannot write on my computer until I have wasted at least a page or two of paper. I will have one or two lines worth of thought about one thing, then have a few more on something else. Being that I write a lot of poetry, this has been how one or two of them started. Then you can scribble, circle and draw a line to inset somewhere else, get a real pictorial idea of how your thoughts look. Whether poetry is your niche, or taking real life situations from a journal type style and turning it into a piece of fiction by changing names, settings, what you wished WOULD have happened, etc. Maybe taking that creative road will help you express and commit better. It gets easier. This is my second try at blogging and I have been on here every day since I put this blog up and the more I write, well the more I write. It is like exercising makes you stronger. The same goes with writing. Good luck!

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      1. Thank you! I’ve actually been finding myself opening up WordPress during random moments during the day (on the bus for example) and playing around with ideas, my drafts are getting pretty full though 😛 As someone who also loves poetry, I’ve been trying to play around with words too but this doesn’t happen to me naturally yet but like you said exercising makes you stronger! Thanks for the help, much appreciated 🙂

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      2. If you’re ever stuck needing a synonym try using an online thesaurus. Just search for “online thesaurus” and you’ll be able to find all sorts of synonyms as well as the exact definition of said words to make sure they’re in the proper frame of thought.

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    2. I feel the exact same way about my blog too Rachel! Trying to be committed after working a full time job can be tough! I actually quite enjoy your writing. I think you are being too hard on yourself! Keep it up :). I look forward to seeing how you develop.

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    1. In the upper right hand corner next to the WRITE link and notifications bell is your profile avatar. Click it and see if you can update it that way.

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  3. Hello Bloggers!
    I have recently started my blog http://faithlovepoetry.wordpress.com and while it is so far mostly poetry, some old that I am just now sharing and some new, it will eventually be a blog of my insights and perspective on daily life, issues I am passionate about, poetry… basically what goes on inside my mind. Careful… lol.
    Anyways, I would really like for my blog to grow both in number of followers and content. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks in advance for taking time to check it out. Have a good one. God Bless!

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    1. I just looked at your blog, because why not?. I like the photos they have good quality lighting and the colors are nice. Do you post often?
      Also, try to update your About page, and the text widget on the bottom. Welcome to the Blogging world!!! 😀

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  4. Would love some feedback on our posts! Especially on our ‘lifestyle’ section, it’s mainly food and drink but what else would interest you about our lifestyle section! Leave us your links and we will have a look through your blogs too : )
    The Couple That

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  5. Hello! I just posted the fourth part of my new prose poetry series “Apart From You” and would love some feedback.

    The series is about a couple in a long distance relationship and all the struggles that come with. Each part focuses on fears and thoughts the characters have and how the relationship affects them. The cool thing about this series is that you don’t need to read all parts in order to understand it. Everyone interprets something different when reading it, you should give it a try!

    Thank you!

    https://loriwritestheworld.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/help/

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  6. Hi everyone!

    I only recently changed the template of my blog. Previously, it was ordered from oldest to newest (top to bottom). I’m working on improving the visuals as personally I love looking at other people’s photos!

    I just published a new post. I generally write stories from my life, but this one feels much more intimate for me as it pertains to how I met my other half.

    https://bornintothewildlife.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/how-did-we-meet/

    Anyone else out there who writes to stories from their life?

    Thanks!!

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  7. Hello! I would love some feedback on the second part of my prose poetry series “Apart From You”.

    The series is about a couple in a long distance relationship and all the struggles that come with. Each part focuses on fears and thoughts the characters have and how the relationship affects them. The cool thing about this series is that you don’t need to read all parts in order to understand it. Everyone interprets something different when reading it, you should give it a try!

    Thank you!
    https://loriwritestheworld.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/inevitable/

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