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  1. Hey guys,check out my new post-https://literaturesdotlive.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/wuthering-heights-getting-answers-for-some-questions-2/

    I would love to read your thoughts about the post.So don’t stop with liking 🙂

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  2. Good morning blog gang,

    I know it’s Friday so you’ve probably all get better stuff to do, but I’ve recently started writing. I think I’ve got the correct skills to be a successful write but I’m struggling with a niche and building a following.
    I’ve published two posts and I was looking for some feedback, as negative as possible so I know exactly where to improve.
    Also I’ll accept some positivity too!

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    1. While content comes first, size absolutely does matter – when it is too long a reader might be intimidated or feel that they are not able/willing to invest time into reading it. The length you have there is perfect, you could even go a little longer if the mood strikes you. =) nicely done!

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      1. Thankyou so much for your feedback. It’s a bliss when readers can relate.
        Many a time poems come to me in a spur of a moment while at other times, pieces are left incomplete.

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  3. Hii!

    This is my second post this week! I don’t usually post more than once a week. My first post was a ‘weird story’ which is somewhere in the pages of the comments. I asked a question there and found the responses very helpful! So thank you for this community! It’s just so overwhelmingly positive.

    Unlike my first post, my second post is my reality right now.

    It’s called ‘Diary of a Doctor’s Wife: Just Married and Alone

    https://bornintothewildlife.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/diary-of-a-doctors-wife-just-married-and-alone-1/

    I’m trying to find a routine that suits me for writing as I tend to go into bouts of posting and then silence for months. Life catches up eh?

    I’m curious, for those of you regular writers, how do you do it!? I find it amazing!

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  4. Hi everyone, I’ve been on wordpress a year now and I’m starting to get a few followers and people in all kinds of countries reading, but rarely likes and comments. Could you take a look and give maybe some advice on how I can open up more conversation with who I’m reaching out to? This blog post in particular was a hit but no-one commented. Thanks in advance.

    https://seekingcircus.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/birth-of-the-hummingbird/

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    1. While my blog here is relatively new, I have had success drumming up conversation in others by asking questions. Your post tells a story, a fabulous tale of adventure and life, but if you want people to dive in, ask them (even rhetorically) what they think of something. ie have you had a feeling of conflicting sensations? hot and cold, wet and dry – its normally unpleasant right? well i can think of no better sensation than that of the cold night air meeting the circulating flame of my spinning hoop! (awesome pic btw). I hope that helps! Again honestly, I love everything you have here so I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s your life you’re writing about, do you really want input or to share a wonderful existence? (LOL ends in an engaging question)

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  5. While my blog here is relatively new, I have had success drumming up conversation in others by asking questions. Your post tells a story, a fabulous tale of adventure and life, but if you want people to dive in, ask them (even rhetorically) what they think of something. ie have you had a feeling of conflicting sensations? hot and cold, wet and dry – its normally unpleasant right? well i can think of no better sensation than that of the cold night air meeting the circulating flame of my spinning hoop! (awesome pic btw). I hope that helps! Again honestly, I love everything you have here so I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s your life you’re writing about, do you really want input or to share a wonderful existence? (LOL ends in an engaging question)

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  6. As a 26 year old, Harsh had an exemplary life, with all his desires at his footsteps. But, as time changes, people change, situations change and priorities change. Harsh is now going through this phase of change where his life and the lives of people closest to him, are affected drastically, because of some bad choices he made. That night continues with another chapter that will unveil us with some more secret events. https://curiousmindsthinkalike.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/that-night-2/

    If you haven’t caught up with the first part then follow the link: https://curiousmindsthinkalike.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/that-night/

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    1. I absolutely love the theme and set up of your blog. Your posts are fascinatingly scary and give me the shivers every time I read them. If you want something to scare people (or at least me), I would say make a post about spiders. It is a very simple subject, but you can come up with so many things around it.
      My blog includes photos taken by me and stories written by me. Since you have a very creative effect on your blog, I was wondering if you could take a look at it and give some suggestions as to how to make my stories more compelling? Thanks so much.

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      1. So I looked at a bunch and I absolutely love it! And let me tell you the artistry in which you write is one of my most favorite things. While I have been told this particular taste of mine is that of the few, it is; deep, poetic, and hopelessly romantic. And by romantic I mean in the sense of passions and life, not exclusively to the love of an individual. I love it! In terms of making it more compelling, that depends on what you want to do. Since your writing is open-ended, and that’s not a bad thing at all, it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. That is poetic and romantic – compelling in its own! But if you are looking to do more with it, you could easily turn any one of these moments into a short story and truly make something remarkable. Whatever you decide to do, keep writing, it is absolutely wonderful!

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  7. I started my blog around two months ago and post a minimum of once a week. My blog has photographs taken by me and snippits of stories that I write. I would love it and really honestly appreciate it if you could check it out and give me some feedback to improve it. And maybe even continue the story yourself then send it me. Or you can just give me ideas of how you think it should continue. My blog is called The Story Album and here is the link to it: https://lifethroughacameraorg.wordpress.com/
    Thanks so much!

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  8. Hey guys, good to be back here after a month off! Can you check out my new blog post please? It’s about overcoming awkwardness and positive thinking. Let me know what you think!

    I’m happy to check your stuff too just post the link!

    Love,

    Michaela

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  9. Hi! I’ve been in WordPress for quite a while now but it’s only recently that I’m writing more. I write about anything – from my thoughts to my travels. I started the blog because of a class requirement but I’m continued because I wanted to expand my horizons and for fun, actually. I only just came across this post so I thought it’d be nice to get feedback on how I can improve. Thank you!

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

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  10. I am a first time author whom published their epic-fantasy novel back this past summer. I have posted Chapters 1 and 2 here on my blog and would love some feedback =) Also if there are any individuals out there that are more familiar with getting a name out there, I would be eternally grateful.

    https://mcgrimm.blog/2017/02/17/radiant-heroes-a-fantastic-youth-chapter-1/
    https://mcgrimm.blog/2017/03/08/radiant-heroes-a-fantastic-youth-chapter-2/

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