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    1. Hi, I think you need to think about the books that you’re reviewing and what you think your audience wants to read about. As a personal blog, this is you on a page, and your faith and beliefs really shine through, but if you are looking to appeal to a wider audience you need to consider the books which are coming out and that people want to read. Really this is down to the route you want to take your blog in… If you want to continue to be you on a page, then don’t change as this is obviously something you are passionate about. If you want to hit the mark with people with regards to book reviews you may need to widen your scope, look at books that are coming out on the market and review those. Also interacting with people within the blogging community will help shape things for you. Ask in a post what sort of reviews they want to see, get feedback and look at other peoples posts from forums such as this wonderful community pool… Good luck with your blog. 🙂

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  1. Hey everyone. I am a new blogger of just a couple weeks. It was a new year resolution of mine to transform my social media so I decided to start blogging! I only have two posts up but I would LOVE for some advice and tips based of my posts or just for new bloggers in general. Open to so much. Thank you!!

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    1. Hi, your sidebar image (the one with the cacti) obscures your menus a bit, maybe consider a different image for that area. Your content is well written (although not a subject for my taste). Good luck with your blogging journey 🙂

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    1. Hi, I like your writing style, it’s entertaining and you on a page. There are a few things that you can do which could help with following, but it can take a while to get people interested, no matter how great your content is. Interacting with people in the community pool, and visiting/commenting on others blogs will help, tags and categorising also helps (I can’t push the postaday and postaweek tags enough as your posts will show up in the feeds for people who are scanning them), push yourself on your facebook/twitter/instagram accounts… these are all techniques to push up your following. Don’t get disheartened though. I have been blogging about 7 months and only just starting to get an audience who likes to interact and visit my site regularly. Just post regularly and really think about the tags and categories to get your posts in the feeds which apply, this will also assist with outside search engine appearances. Hope this helps (personally I have started following as I look forward to your next post).

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  2. Hello everyone, I just posted my second blog….I’m attaching the link here.
    dipankarduttablog.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/i-would-rather-bleed-words/?preview=true
    I hope you find it worth reading. ☺️

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    1. Hi, nice writing, and your blog has a nice clean layout. You could consider using a picture to match what you’re writing to catch the readers eye. Also… get your about page filled out… currently it just has the example text in there 🙂 Good luck with the blog.

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  3. Hello everyone! Here’s the link to my latest inspirational Fridays post themusingsofawandererblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/inspirational
    Please do check it out and also other posts on my blog. Be sure to let me know what you think. 😊

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  4. Hey everyone, I’ve been Rennes blogging for a few months now Andre I’m really enjoying it. I write about literally everything… food, sex, travel, and DIY. J would appreciate any feedback, both on the visuals of the site and on my writing. Also has anyone got any tips on how to advertise to a new audience ask i feel like I’m hitting the a hitting the same people.

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  5. Hello bloggers!

    My blog posts are all about my experiences of being a new dad and I hope to give the reader a different perspective into this crazy world. Please check out http://www.theanxiousdaddy.com

    I have had this blog running for approximately a month. It’s still a work in progress, so any feedback and advice would be much appreciated.

    Thank you…and hope you all enjoy the blog.

    Luke
    The Anxious Daddy

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  6. Hey guys… I am kinda new to this community. I joined wordpress about three months ago and have been updating my blog ever since. Yet, I haven’t had too many visitors… of course, not many knew about my blog – it is, after all, one more in a million blogs.
    But, now that i was informed of this community, i just thought, maybe you guys could help me out – read the posts and give feedbacks, for I really do need them… I’ll visit you guys’ pages time and time and help participate as well.
    So this is my blog guys – https://inktrailsandmindscapes.wordpress.com.
    Be sure to check it out 😊😊

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  7. Good day everyone!
    I’m brand new to blogging, but have always wanted to get into it. Finally pulled the trigger today and uploaded a small original ink drawing.
    If you’re at all interested in more artistically driven storytelling please give my first character introduction a quick glance, and have an excellent day! Any feedback on how I’ve set my page up would be much appreciated as well. https://mrsamuelhyde.wordpress.com/

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  8. Hey Loves,

    Happy Friday! I hope all is well with you!🤗 My blog http://www.sarishboo.com focuses in the importance of mental wellness and how to stop being judgmental. I’m always looking to do collaborations with others. So if you write about mental wellness, self-love, confidence, acceptance then please reach out to me. I would love to feature you on my blog.

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