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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?

The Community Pool is for peer feedback and advice. Looking for more specific information? Check out some of these resources:

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. Hi fellow bloggers! It would be great to get some feedback on this new post: dtbmomblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/project-yourself/
    I will be going through this Pool to provide more feedback to others this week as well.

    In addition, I got nominated recently for the Sunshine Award by a fellow Community Pooler so I would like to share the love (thanks Sarish!) and nominate new and upcoming blogs. Reply here if you would like your blog to be considered, I like to focus on encouraging others and positivity!

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    1. Hey, just read your post and really liked it. Lots of fake stuff around in the world a the moment so it’s so important to try and be real. Love your encouraging attitude. The Sunshine Award seems well deserved.

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  2. Hi fellow Bloggers,

    I’ve just noticed that adverts have started appearing at the top of my blog and assume it’s because I just have a free plan. It’s only just started happening but I had no warning and to be honest it’s spoilt the whole look of the pages. Does anyone know if just purchasing the basic £3 month plan will remove those ads? any advice most welcome.

    Thanks
    Jon

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    1. Hi, yes purchasing the basic plan does remove ads. If you move up to the next level, you can opt in to having ads for payment through clicks. If you go to your dashboard and view plan options you can see all the things that you get with each specific plan. Hope that helps.

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      1. Thanks so much. Just noticed the ads at the top of my pages and it ruins the whole blog I think so may have to upgrade. assume all links to current url will be rerouted if I get a new domain.

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    1. I loved the layout and photos; gorgeous. If I wished for more, it would be to know you a little deeper, what you were thinking/ what propelled to do be/ do.. , rather than just a label Don’t misunderstand, I like the explanations/ labels, but found I wanted to know a little more, as well. lovely stuff. Congratulations on passing the exams.

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  3. hey bloggers! I’ts nearly the weekend!!
    I’m still very new to this all. I wrote a post about the importance of friendship last week. feel free to check it out and to leave any comments under my post. I’d love to get more involved in the community and to also find some more of you to follow! click the link and let me know what you think!

    https://thefinerdetailsdotblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/%E2%80%A2-fierce-friendships%E2%80%A2/

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    1. Well a hearty welcome to you! You’ve got a really awesome blog and, I’ve already commented on your post but I just wanted to mention on here that I love the look of your blog so much! Keep it up you’re doing great 🙂

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  4. Listening to audiobooks is my primary means for literature consumption. Needless to say, I was tickled pink by the opportunity to translate my writing into a narrated video!

    The topic of chronic illness and feelings of insecurity and brokenness is one I know all too well. May this video be a reminder to us all, that no matter what, we are all beautiful.

    https://ticktalksite.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/tell-her/

    Hope you enjoy, feel the words and remember that each woman featured is fighting for her life.

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  5. I am such an amateur here. I guess I will learn as I go. This community seems so helpful and encouraging, I’m glad to be a part of it. I don’t have as much expertise to offer anyone, just a love for writing that it is obvious I share with you all.

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    1. WELCOME TO THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY!!! You’re absolutely right! I have been blogging for a month and this community is incredible!! I already love your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Remember to stay engaged with other bloggers as much as you can and your following will grow in no time 🙂

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    2. Hey, we were all beginners once and being part of the blogging community will really help your understanding and knowledge, so don’t panic 🙂 I like your blog, but there are a few minor layout issues. On the Addition post (and I am currently reading on a laptop) the second bank of text appears at the top as the picture pushes the first bank of text down. This meant I started reading from “As we were leaving my husband couldn’t help…” it would help your readers if this was one continual flow of text otherwise it’s only when you scroll down the page do you realise that you have started half way through. You can easily customise this in your theme area. Also if you preview your post once you either published or scheduled you can look at the layouts for PC, Tablet and Phone to ensure that the formatting looks good on all devices. 🙂

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      1. Thanks so much for the feedback! I had noticed that myself, but was unsure how to fix it. I work across devices out of convenience. I will be sure to try and go back in and edit asap.

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      1. Thanks for the encouragement, I am sure to get better from here, surely it couldn’t get any worse. It is a good thing that I enjoy writing and posting, I definitely need the practice. 😊

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  6. Hola Amigos..!
    Since February is about Love. I have started an initiative of LOVING YOURSELF FIRST.
    It is self love challenge that is going to be on my blog for this month.
    The tasks will be up for this month – 28 days.
    Please have a look and share the word.
    Sugggestions are appreciated.

    Loads of love
    Simran 🙂

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