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  1. Hello Fellow-Bloggers,

    I hope you’re all well! I’m working on a couple of new posts this week, so I’m sharing an old post from last summer. It’s a photo-essay on the beauty of landscape – all the shots are local to where I live in Scotland.

    “I like the vastness of the sea; the movement in the water. I like the depth of the sky; the colours behind the darkness.” I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks!

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  2. Good evening everyone, how are you guys doing today? Please do not tell me you are suffering from flu too, like me- yeesh.
    My whole weekend got wasted coz of this, but I got to save a lot of pins to my boards in pinterest, that lil app is soo magnificent for finding inspiration, almost for anything upon which you set your mind on. I will soon post my boards, here in my blog –
    And here’s the 2nd part of my collaborative detective series, I won’t brag but this one is really good.
    What you say, wanna give it a try? Go ahead –

    Cheers guys, spend the week ahead cheerfully, and be careful of the flu season. Adios.

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      1. Thank you. My son recently read some of my stuff and gave me lots of pointers, as only the young can, but it was helpful for him to say, I wanted to find this and I couldn’t or how do you get to….. Its a good exercise for someone to just look at your site and move around to give you tips.

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  3. Hello world and Happy Monday! 😁 Did everyone enjoy their weekend??

    I am a creative writing blogger with a flair for providing my audience new words and phrases via British English! Sure, I am an American and may not be entirely spot on; however, I am a avid reader and I loooooove investigating new words. So I’m similar to an over-glorified dictionary, but the examples are my own. I dabble mostly in flash fiction and poetry. Would you mind stopping on by?

    Now this lady is off to swan dive in (scores, anyone? It is Olympic time after all! Oops, wrong season 😆) and I’m ready to see everyone!

    Cheers, Kelsey 💜

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    1. I’m your polar opposite! I was born in England but now I live in America. I am probably the foremost world authority on using Brit words in the WRONG context on this side of the pond! Absolutely looking forward to lurching through your blog in the wee small hours. Mainly so I can wake up the selfish individuals who CAN sleep with my inane cackling!

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  4. Good Day to All Community Comrades.

    Please permit me a moment to climb aboard my virtual soapbox…so I can tell you how outraged I am that my photo essay about the history of slavery in Charleston, SC was just disqualified by the site moderators of–an internet gateway to all things Airstream that I have relied on throughout the 11 months of my one-year journey across America, and have used as a trusted forum to reblog every post written thus far.

    I was informed by email that the post was permanently removed because, “We have some concerns that this post is not appropriate for our community.”

    Really!? A conversation about slavery, a historical stain on the moral fabric of America’s conscience is deemed inappropriate for Airstream aficianados?!!

    Thank goodness WordPress does not engage in the same kind of censorship, and finds the subject too controversial to publish.

    This is what didn’t want their subscribers to see:

    Rather than likes, comments are appreciated.

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    1. I am at a loss to comprehend their reasoning. It was a lovely read with beautiful pictures that left me wanting a lot more. I want the exhibition, I want to know more about their lives and why sweet water grass is in short supply. I have questions I need to find answers to, you intrigued me which, it feels like, is exactly what you set out to do.

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    2. I am concerned and confused as to why your post would be removed. Nothing stands out as being explicit; furthermore, this is part of our history…shouldn’t we have a right to reflect, remember, and learn from the past? How isn’t it appropriate, I wonder? This also makes me vastly curious as to who else they have sent this information to because your post was very information. I’m sorry you had to go through this!

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      1. *snorts*
        It’s sad that people think it’s appropriate to censor history; how else do they expect us to learn? Keep up the good work, okay? I know it can be immensely discouraging, but you’re great at what you do!

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    3. That’s really too bad. Your post was thoughtful and well-written. How do we learn if we are not allowed to learn? Sorry about the censoring.

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    4. I feel like posts on such platforms are censored just to display a bit of authority which is ridiculous! I could find absolutely no other reason to why your post was removed! Afterall, bringing about awareness is a great thing to do!

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      1. It was an idea I had after watching a program about suicides in Bridgend, Wales. Then I researched other places where there were groupings of suicides. AFIAK the authorities don’t seem to know/say what is causing them, although there HAS to be a reason. The odds are astronomical against them being random events.

        So my story hypothesized one possible reason. Hard to say if it’s total fiction or not. Thanks for the feedback!

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  5. Good evening everyone, how are you guys doing today? Please do not tell me you are suffering from flu too, like me- yeesh.
    My whole weekend got wasted coz of this, but I got to save a lot of pins to my boards in pinterest, that lil app is soo magnificent for finding inspiration, almost for anything upon which you set your mind on. I will soon post my boards.
    And here’s the 2nd part of my collaborative detective series, I won’t brag but this one is really good.
    What you say, wanna give it a try? Go ahead –

    Cheers guys, spend the week ahead cheerfully, and be careful of the flu season. Adios.

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  6. Hello my dearest followers and bloggers extraordinaire. As some of you may already know, I am the proprietor of two blogs. Tick Talk was born from my sole necessity for emotional detoxification. I honestly never intended or expected others to engage in these vivid portrayals of pain and torture. I have been happily surprised by the support and solidarity I have received.

    In November, I birthed The Wrongs I Must Write, dedicated to my passion for social justice and advocacy. I invite you to stop by one or both blogs and let me know what you think! Thanks!

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      1. The movies are completely random. Most of them I watch on my commute to work so if they’re available to download on Netflix chances I’ve watched/will be watching it soon. The rest are just DVDs I’ve accumulated over the last 10 years or so of collecting them. I’m trying to watch older movies as all the new releases have 100s or reviews within the first few days on WP so I’m trying to set myself apart from the rest

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  7. Hey bloggers….hope you all are doing awesome…here I am a new blogger who writes about her self experienced events and thoughts….do see the world from my eyes…please visit my blog and follow me for more such blogs…will wait for ur comments n likes too…

    Thank you and have fun 😊

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    1. Nice website, but I found it a little bit hard to navigate, since I couldn’t find a page dedicated to your posts. But then again, I know people can see your recent posts from the right hand panel and on the about page. But just something you might think about next time you’re customizing your page. Like adding a home button.

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      1. I will try to do that….actually i am very new to this blogging site…althought i had created this blog almost a year back but couldn’t focus on it ever…its now that i m doing it…so it will take some time to fully understanding the workings of it and all other stuff 😅😅😅

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      1. It can become a little tiresome – I wrote about 600 words of a new post this morning stopped for work 12 hours ago and have not yet continued. It’s of my visit to Hampton Court Palace at the beginning of the month – so I’m already 2 weeks late with it!

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  8. Hi writers,

    I just started my blog a couple of months ago when I began having awakening experiences. Last night, I redesigned my page, and I posted two posts yesterday called What Happened To Me, Parts One and Two.

    I would appreciate any feedback, and I’d be happy to give the feedback of a rookie in return. Haha

    My blog is here:

    Thank you,
    Ken Fales

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      1. Cool! Let’s start with these thoughts you and I are exchanging now, as an example. We’ve had the thoughts. They’ve been exchanged. Perhaps we each feel some inspiration or just the good feeling of connecting in positivity. If we let the thoughts go, let the conversation go, make it meaningless, we still have that feeling of inspiration, of connectivity. We don’t lose anything. I remember you. You remember me. But the thoughts are gone. Does this make sense? 🙂

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      1. I might mention the books if they come up. Right now, we’re reading The Watchmen. Usually we read short stories. I think we’ll be reading poetry after The Watchmen. Are you looking for book recommendations? 😀

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      1. haha, I wouldn’t say I’m an expert after 2 months of blogging.
        Anuj, I think you have great talent for writing. Am I correct in thinking you are young? Pre-18 even?
        Keep writing and keep honing your skill. There are some things to learn, but you are quite advanced already! If you’d like, contact me via email, and I’ll be more specific. My email is on my contact page. Cheers!

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      2. Ah, thank you so much; and that really does mean a lot! Well, I turn 16 in a few months; and honestly, this is exactly why I love WordPress so much.
        Thank you for your kind words; and I’ll surely keep in touch! I could never pass on the teachings and opinions of an _expert_. Thanks again! 🙂

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    1. I thought your experiences were interesting and instructive. I think I would have liked to know a little bit more about why you were in those places and what sort of work you were there to do. For example I didn’t get why you had to scrape paint after explaining the purpose of masking tape.

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      1. The specific situations are such long stories that I wrote a book 🙂
        I was doing renovation at a hotel in exchange for accommodation and I scraped the paint up after painting because they were upset there was paint on the tile. That led to another discussion on the value of masking tape.

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    2. I feel your pain. My family moved to France for a year and I was the only one who could speak the language. I think you learn a lot about yourself in those situations!


    3. I found that to be interesting enough, I followed your blog. It’s the little things you don’t think about till you’re standing right there stuck in the moment.

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    4. Your blog is genuinely so, so amazing. Went through a couple of posts and honestly can’t wait for updates. And the part about how you still had some dignity left? Hilarious! And hey, at least you got a great story from it. Keep blogging! 😊

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  9. Hope everyone is having a great monday! This is a recent post of mine, “Top Six Things To Make Life Easier As A Mom” As I have transitioned into motherhood, there are things that make life simpler and make your baby happy. Knowing your child and what they like, even in the early days, can really help with getting time to relax and have a happy baby throughout the day. I wasn’t the biggest…

    Any other mother/parent, relationship or psychology bloggers out there I have made a FB blogger group as well and you can join here:

    Happy Blogging Everyone!


    1. wow, you are a very brave person, I think writing something down like this does help because a problem shared is a problem halved, and there are a lot of people out there who can sympathise with you, and how you have faced up to it, putting it down in your blog well done.

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    2. Painful but necessary stuff bobbieka, good to see you processing it so honestly through your writing though. Life presents a variety of struggles, I find writing helps (although I take a very silly approach).

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      1. That’s what makes me happy, making people smile (it used to easy down the pub but I suspect that wasn’t just me being funny. Sobriety makes it slightly harder but more rewarding) Job done… 😎

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