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Where WordPress bloggers support each other with 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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  • 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!
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  1. Wow! What a coincidence! I just completely redid my site as well and then this post came up in my feed. I am open to any feedback or constructive criticisms/anything that could help improve my site. I specialize in home decor, organization, and decluttering.
    Thanks so much guys!

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    1. The simple but elegant look of your blog really goes with the topics you write about.

      One comment on design… On the post “3 Foolproof Decor Tricks to Make Your Home Fall Cozy”, there is one size of type that is almost too small to read. It’s mixed in throughout the post but the first time is right above the first slide show. You may want to make that type the next larger size. Otherwise, I really like the overall look of everything. 🙂

      http://www.lazysundaysblog.com

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      1. Thanks Zoetanya! That’s exactly the look I was aiming form, just clean and simple! I’m so glad you are following me, I am always open to improvements, feel free to e-mail me anytime if you see something that could be better on the site!

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  2. Hello to all the readers and writers out here!
    I am a big fan of poetry…I love the way you can fathom the secrets locked up in the deepest the nooks inside your heart, through poetry. I love the play of words involved. Do you feel the same about poetry?
    I am looking for more poetry based blog sites so if you write poems then I would love to have a look at them! I firmly believe that every poem is unique as it is inspired by unique ideologies.
    I recently wrote a poem and would love to know what you think about it!
    Here’s the link:
    https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/nostalgia-strikes-hard/

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  3. Hi Guys,

    It is almost been 2 months now since I have started my blog. Though it is poetry that comes naturally out of me, I am trying my best to come up with other areas of interest for I believe we never know our limits unless we push the wall way beyond.

    It would be great if you can spare some time and visit my blog to help me improve. Your feedback and suggestions are awaited.

    https://writtenframes.wordpress.com/

    Thanks in advance 🙂 🙂

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  4. My goal is to reach as many people as possible and ignite a fire within them that’s makes them want to make a positive change in their life! I want to motivate and inspire others. One thing I really struggle with is self-confidence. I wrote a post talking about the topic.
    https://www.somuch.com/submit-links/verify-link.asp?LID=2412653&UID=1029449&v=1
    What kind of reading makes YOU feel inspired and motivated??
    -Marisa

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  5. Heyyy you guys!! Hope you had an amazing weekend!🌸
    My blog consists of poems that I write, on topics that I feel very strongly about! I would love it if you could check it out, and give me some advice/tips/comments. I’ll return the love, and I’ll really appreciate it! Always a delight to meet new blogging buddies!
    Also, new post coming up TOMORROW!!❤️
    https://phoenixwithapen.wordpress.com

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  6. Hello everyone! I was wondering if you could take a look at my blog and give me some input. I’m trying to make it the best blog I can and need to make certain the content is compelling enough to keep readers coming back for more. I am trying to get my story out there so others who are in similar situations can look at it, know they are not alone and find strength in the middle of the chaos. Any helpful criticism would be greatly appreciated. What do you like about it? What do you dislike? Do I need more pictures or do I need a total redesign? Thank you so much for your time!
    https://lifeunfiltered560.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/an-intro-to-the-chaos/

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  7. Hello community pool! I am so excited to be here. I am like the definition of an occasional blogger and I have only *just* learned that WordPress is as much a community as it is a blogging platform, which is very exciting.

    Here’s my blog: https://sujonz.wordpress.com/

    I’m an academic and trying to use my blog as a kind of digital home for thoughts, articles, research and all that. I have been thinking a lot about it and how it works. I would love any comments or feedback on the overall look and feel (e.g. Is it too busy? Does it flow well? Is anything missing?). Any comments on content also very welcome.

    I am also going to have a look at some of your creations. \m/

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  8. I’ve been working on building up the amount of stories on my short horror story blog! I’ve also been nominated for the Mystery Bloggers Award. However, I don’t know any fellow short story writers. Comment with your favorite and I’ll check them out!

    Since the last Community Pool I’ve uploaded two new stories! One of which is a first draft of a story I hope to enter into a contest and would love some feedback on!

    Thank you in advance for reading, DFTBA!

    https://cosmicoutlets.wordpress.com

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    1. Great blog, and you have a lovely writing style. One thing though – I’m a bit confused about what your blog is about – short horror stories or anonymous autopsy of your life and marriage? Love the design and flow.

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  9. Hi, fellow swimmers! I posted twice last week–which is a lot for me. The first is a critical book review of Philipp Meyer’s AMERICAN RUST: https://rustbeltgirlblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/american-rust-restless-ruin-a-book-review/

    The second is a fun romp into the music of my adolescence in Cleveland: https://rustbeltgirlblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/that-hometown-sound/

    Do you try to alternate more serious, in-depth posts with lighter ones? Really trying to connect with fellow writers and readers out there. Appreciate all feedback. ~ Rust Belt Girl (Rebecca)

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  10. Hope you have all had a great week and enjoyed your blogging. Stopping for a moment this week to appreciate summer’s coming plus I have finally written a piece to answer a question about getting enough protein as a vegetarian. Phew, took two weeks. Would appreciate if you could share the love on my fb page veggiemind, I am trying to get out of New Zealand to spread the green! https://crowdedmind.co/2017/09/21/the-green-folder-4/ Any feedback welcome, I will try and visit as much as I can this week as soon as I get back from work. Happy writing.

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    1. That was informative. I read the original Diet for a Small Planet and trained myself to naturally combine plants per their recommendations. Even though the combining is not necessary, it does serve to get variety in my diet. At this point, it would seem weird to eat beans without adding some seeds, nuts, grains, or dairy. 🙂 https://gracelead.co

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  11. Hello everyone!

    I hope some of you can take the time to review, share your thoughts, and/or give constructive criticism on one of my recent posts:

    http://paperybox.ca/2017/09/21/driving-your-travel-pals-crazy/

    It’s based on a recent experience with companions I have never travelled with, and my realization during our trip that there are “habits” or “behaviours” that can hinder a the success and enjoyment of group travelling.

    Enjoy, and have a great week!

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    1. I just returned from a group trip to Africa. It turned out quite better than expected. One person was the ultimate event planner which made it easier for the rest. Only positive memories. The only downside could be that the selfies were over the top. You may check out some highlights of my trip on my blog https://comewithg.blog

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