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    1. A very nice piece, Sherina, thank you for sharing it. The photographs are lovely, leaves always make such a good subject don’t they? I was sweeping a pile up yesterday and thought about them, now damp and shriveled, but once green and proudly reaching sunwards, and how they each had a tale to tell, if only they could speak.

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    2. Hey nice work! I left a comment on the blog post. It’s well written and the photos are good too! The only thing I would say where it could be improved (and this is totally personal preference so you might want to ignore it completely) is that a few more photos of your walk would be nice, maybe one or two put in between the paragraphs? 🙂 x

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      1. Thank you! That’s a great piece of feedback, thank you for that. I had actually toyed with doing that in the post, but I thought I would have more photos than paragraphs. It’s good to know that that’s something you’d like to see, though! 🙂

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      1. Hi, thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate them. I think that’s the power of ‘flash fiction,’ just a few (carefully chosen) words, can tell a story, the reader can intuitively fill in the gaps. Thanks again 🙂

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  1. Hello to all the readers and writers out here!

    Don’t you get frustrated when you hold a pen in your hand, the ink being ready to ooze, paper is ready in front of you but, you don’t know what to write?! You try hard but, nothing clicks!

    Well, writer’s block gets on my nerves. So, I decided to write about writer’s block! Check out my post to know what I have to say about it. Maybe, you’ll be able to relate to it!

    I would love to know what you think about it!

    Here’s the link:

    Would be glad to receive feedbacks!

    With love,


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    1. I am so relate as a writer myself I can look at the paper in front of me for hours at times. Writers block is quite annoying and no matter have many google searches you do in hopes it can jog your creative juices. Some times it is that- the pits!

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    2. I can relate to your post. Oftentimes when I hit a writers block, I take a break and do other things that are not related to writing. The more I read at that moment, the more frustated I get. So, walks, going to the gym or for a run helps me clear my mind

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  2. Hope. Joy.. Feelings cloaked as words.

    Hope you would drop by and review my latest posts. Constructive feedback is greatly welcomed. Some study advice or life advice would be very nice. Thank you so much for your time. Have a blessed heart.

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  3. Happy Monday Beautiful Bloggers!

    It’s been six months since I got a second chance at life when my little sister donated a kidney to me. Each month on the anniversary, I take time to be grateful for this new life. This month, I focus my gratitude on food!

    I’d love to hear your thoughts here and on the post itself.

    My transplant was what led to the creation of My Instruction Manual. The blog is going great and there are bigger things ahead. Next week, I’m launching the My Instruction Manual podcast! Then next month, the first My Instruction Manual book. I’m so grateful for all the amazing bloggers I have met here who are joining me on this journey!

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    1. I tweeted a link out to #Mondayblogs. Glad you have an excellent, toxin- removing kidney! I’m glad to hear your working on a podcast! Someday maybe I’ll follow suit. Good for you that you’re making plans and getting the word out. Nicely done.

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  4. Hello!

    Are you looking for a read that is motivational and philosophical and amazing at the same time? Well, I have a book for you! Check out my recent review of a book that will make you believe in yourself and empower you to face this world with a smile.

    Here’s the link:

    Let me know if you’ve already read the book or are planning to read it in the future!

    With love,


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    1. Wow! Thank you so much, I suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the word chronic felt like a life sentence but lately I have started to come to terms with that and r a lie that it’s only a word and that doesn’t define you! Amazing post that so many will relate to xxx thank you sooooo much 😊😊😊

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      1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! You’re so right, it takes a while to accept but once you do it’s so freeing. I’m sorry for your struggles, I’m always around if you need anything at all🤗❤️


  5. Hi all! 

    I hit a milestone on my blog this week, thank you all so much for that!
    I’ve also made a few small changes to my blog layout, having added archives to the bottom of the page, so do use them to read some of my other posts too! As always, I’d love some feedback, and looking forward to reading your posts too so feel free to share links to that too 😀

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  6. Hi all!
    I hit a milestone on my blog this week, thank you all so much for that!
    I’ve also made a few small changes to my blog layout, having added archives to the bottom of the page, so do use them to read some of my other posts too! As always, I’d love some feedback, and looking forward to reading your posts too so feel free to share links to that too 😀

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    1. Strangely cathartic read, although that may be because I’m not a very forgiving ex! It’s amazing that you’re able to release what must be a lot of pain (certainly would be anger in my case). At least the the past is past 🙂

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  7. Hello to my fellow creative friends!

    I’ve been traveling down the inland waterways of the U.S. for the past month and a half on a sailboat, which is what most of my blog is about right now. My most recent blog post, just posted less than an hour ago, actually, is about a really neat marina that we stayed at. It was a very off the beaten path, interesting place. I’m working on my imagery in my writing and if you have any feedback for me I would love it. I would also be happy to return the favor!

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  8. Hey everyone! Hope your weekend was grand and Happy (ish) Monday! 😃

    I run a British English based creative writing blog, mostly in flash fiction and poetry. Last week was mainly poetry, so if that’s more your thing head backwards on the page. If you’d just like to poke around, feel free!

    I definitely look forward to reading everyone’s blogs. Cheers! 💫

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    1. I have definitely felt this way! And I love that you’re targeting readers. I related to so many things you’ve said and still don’t feel I’ve found my niche. But maybe that’s the idea. And you’re on the right path! Really enjoyed your writing, it was real and it flowed and I felt like we were having a conversation. Which I enjoy when reading blogs : ) I look forward to more from you!


      1. Thank you in return! It’s always nice to read another mama’s stuff and you really have a way about your writing that I truly enjoyed! 💜 Your words have put a permanent smile on my face! Thank you!


      1. You’re welcome ! I was trying to comment on your post about feelings but I couldn’t find the option. It’s a great post! Some days I have to fight my feelings just to focus on what I should be doing or to keep from making the wrong decisions. You ended the post well. Have to power through.

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