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    1. Whenever someone says they write poetry, I think back to high school when every year they would make us read some Longfellow work that I didn’t understand and never liked, but your poem is so beautiful and relatable. I look forward to reading more of your poems.

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      1. Thank you so much! .< I enjoy reading them but then hate the hours I spend trying to analyse what the poet might have possibly meant.
        I do always think the simple words in my poems make them lame. It's nice to hear that it's relatable. Thank you so much for reading and the comment! 😀

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      2. I don’t think your words are simple. If they were simple I could have written them, which I can’t. I don’t know if this is the right terminology because I don’t know much about poetry, but your writing feels very modern and relevant which I tend to like better than more traditional poetry.

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      1. Your Yoruba name caught my sight. Hello Labake!
        Could you check at penningbold.wordpress.com ?

        My last two posts talk about being female in a Yoruba society.

        Gracias!

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  1. I started a blog for people who are bored or lonely to talk about whatever they want. I post about skincare, tv etc. I live in Scotland and also want to document travelling. If you’re looking to get into Outlander I’m doing written reactions to watch the show with. I’m also looking to have a forum section where people can talk to each other and we can form our own little community!

    someonetodonothingwith.com

    Let’s be friends!

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  2. Hey Everyone,

    I did this before on community pool, but I am almost finished making a blog graphic for someone from the last community pool post and I want to offer my services again. I post free blog graphics to my website every Friday. I want to practice my skills and increase my portfolio so if anyone wants a specific blog graphic made for their blog for free let me know and I will see if I can make it. If you want to see the kind of graphics I make you can find them here: https://kelciemakespatterns.com/category/freebies/
    I also can make other graphics if you have something different in mind (i.e. an infographic).

    – Kelcie

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    1. What a generous offer! I have checked out your designs before and I like the simplistic, colorful nature of them. I know that icons can make all of the difference. I’m grateful that I have a graphic artist in my family who designed original logos for my blogs.

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      1. Thank you! My sister started a business right before I began learning graphic design and paid someone a good amount of money to make her a logo so it really does help to know a graphic designer.

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      1. You’re Welcome! This is a great way for me to get experience with working one on one with people on actual projects so I am just happy people will let me experiment on them.

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      1. Yep! What is the graphic going to be used for (ex: a blog post)? Do you have an idea what you want the graphic to be of?

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      2. Anything you want I can do. I just want to make sure we are on the same page. Do you mean a profile pic were when you comment on things like community pool that picture will show up or are you talking about a picture for your about page?

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      3. Is there anything specific you want to be in the blog graphic or do you want me to surprise you?

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      4. Ok. I have an idea I already started developing. I have to warn you, I am in grad school and that and my blog take priority so it might take me a little while to finish this. I hope that is ok.

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    2. Wow that’s an amazing offer! Let me know if you make any bubbles! I am looking to replace my blog’s “profile picture” and want simple soap bubbles around my blog name. I tried to make one myself by just putting text over a pic but I dont love it its not very readable

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      1. Unfortunately, Bubbles take a little more skill than I have. Whenever I offer free graphics and someone asks for something, I always try to make the graphic first because I don’t like to turn people down, but that really dynamic multicolor shine that the bubbles on your blog have would be lost with my design skills/ style. I tried to think of other ways to get your text to show up clearer on the bubbles and I think your best bet would be to add a background just for the text and make that background color slightly transparent so you can still see the bubbles behind the text. You could also just find a new bubble picture that doesn’t have as white of a shine in it since that is what is competing with the letters. A good website to look for pictures for your blog is on flickr.com. Make sure the picture has a license that allows you to post it on your blog without infringing on the copyright of the picture. I think in flickr searching under the creative commons license is fine but don’t quote me on that. On top of that, I would also send a message to the person who took the photo to make sure it is ok to use the photo on your blog. I hope this helps.

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    3. Hey Kelcie!
      Your offer is most generous.
      I have checked the site. Well done!

      I don’t know what I’d want.

      Kindly check penningbold.wordpress.com

      I would appreciate if you dropped a comment.

      Please see if I could make use of a graphic.

      Thank you!

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      1. I love the layout of your blog as it is. Since you have a very clean layout with a banner, I am not sure you really need a graphic, but if you think of a place you want a graphic to go I can try to come up with the concept. I will definitely check out your blog and leave a comment on the weekend when I have more time.

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

    On my blog, you’ll find my poems, articles, collaborations, bookish stuff, and much more! I would love to know what you think about my blog and my posts!

    Here’s the link to my recent poem which talks about how truth unveils itself in the form of a storm if it’s buried for too long:

    https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/truth-must-be-too-hazy/

    Here’s the link to my recent bookish post:

    https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/bustle-bout-books-book-review-a-million-junes-by-emily-henry-announcement/

    I would be glad to receive feedbacks!

    With love,

    Meher

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      1. It’s difficult, I knew I was being stupid and stubborn but was just so cross. Glad to say I admitted my flaws and said sorry to my son, who said “what are you talking about mum that was yesterday!!” Boys.

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  4. A new month, a new week, so Happy Monday everybody! Hope it’s been a good one for you so far. 😄

    If you like learning something new, and reading original flash fiction or poetry, why don’t you come peak inside my blog? I run a daily creative writing ship (see: blog) where my “prompts” so to speak are various British English words and phrases, define them, and use them in a sentence. Loosely. Also, I am American, so that should be fun, right? If nothing else, I just have an excuse to write.

    https://britwitblog.wordpress.com

    Now I’m about to swan dive in and swim laps to find friends, new and old. Cheers! Kelsey 💫🌸

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    1. I can already tell I’m going to enjoy your blog. I also like the layout.

      I’d suggest maybe adding some elements on the background (the one that’s plain purple now). If you need design help, do let me know! (Not pitching anything. Just willing to help a fellow blogger out.)

      Look forward to more words and britwit!

      xx

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      1. Thank you so much for you kind words!! 😄 I’ve thought about changing it, but I’m sort of partial to the simplicity of it. Are you in the realm of designing layouts?

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

    On my blog, you’ll find my poems, articles, collaborations, bookish stuff, and much more! I would love to know what you think about my blog and my posts!

    Here’s the link to my recent poem which talks about how truth unveils itself in the form of a storm if it’s buried for too long:

    https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/truth-must-be-too-hazy/

    I would be glad to receive feedbacks!

    With love,

    Meher

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    1. Hi, such a good post! I would suggest another post dedicated to the layout of your spreadsheet (a mock-up – not your personal details) I’m sure other students would find it really handy. A screenshot would be a benefit.

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  6. Hi everyone, I’m Earl. I wrote about the films I enjoyed at my blog What’s In The Frame. I just published my newest post on my blog titled “Vivre Sa Vie, French New Wave, and the Modern Independent Cinema.”

    Whether you’re a movie enthusiast or not, please feel free to read my blog here –> https://thecinebuff.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/vivre-sa-vie/
    And please feel free to give your feedback, I would really appreciate your comments and/or suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Happy blogging! 😀

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      1. Hi Ruth. Sorry about the large pix files, but I’m a stickler for detail. I double-checked all the files and they loaded correctly on my phone. Of course, the post is best viewed on a larger format, so maybe reload or be patient. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. I suggest reading Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark. The author goes through every single aspect of how if we invent an AI that is smarter than a human, what sort of consequences that is going to be? And what kind of posive and good things will it bring. Really worth the read!

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      1. How about several short stories about a character? Effectively chapters in one way – think Sherlock Holmes or Poirot or Pippi Longstocking! If you have stories you can always try to link them into something longer.

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    1. I struggle with anxiety and was an aspiring-author. I finally did this thing where I told myself if I got the first book out of the way, then it’ll just be something I’ve already done. So I wrote my first book. Like a mad person in front of her computer for 8 days without sleep. I edited it. And self-published it on Kindle and Amazon prints. Best decision I made for myself. I’m already an author now.

      I know it’s one of those things that’s “easier said than done,” and trust me, it wasn’t easy to finish it, but get it out of the way and you’ll be an author already.

      PS – If you ever need anything, I’m only a message away!

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      1. I think that’s what I’ll end up doing eventually, my sleep schedule is al over the place so I’ll probably be able to function better and write more during an all-nighter or two 😅

        Thank you so much for your advice ❤️

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      2. All-nighters are the best! It’s uninterrupted and somehow, the silence makes you type faster. Just be sure to catch up on that sleep as and when you can. Don’t want to get unhealthy as you become an author. (I was sick the day I published my book.)

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      3. I always find all-nighters more peaceful too, it’s much easier than trying to find some quiet during the day whilst surrounded by distractions. If I’m being honest I think I’d pass out after a few days of no sleeping so I’ll definitely catch up on my sleep 😅

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    1. This was one of many diagnoses I have received throughout my journey with chronic illnesses. As this is not a medical forum, I won’t go into explicit detail, however, I will say that there can be both liberation and turmoil from a diagnosis, at least in my experiences. It sounds as though your diagnosis has helped you physically as well as emotionally with being able to better identify with the population you are hoping to help.

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  7. Hello fellow bloggers!

    I began this blog just over a month ago, and would be very grateful for thoughts—it will probably make most sense to read from the first post onwards as it is chronological:

    First post: https://thisdoorisalarmed.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/the-truth-is-out

    Most recent post: https://thisdoorisalarmed.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/5-the-shorthand-anomaly

    I am looking for new blogs to follow. I enjoy well-crafted, descriptive work and travel blogs. Please leave your link if you think I will like it and I will check out your site. In return, I would be grateful if you returned the favour, leave a comment or a like if you wish, and if you feel like hitting ‘follow’, well that would just be marvellous! *cheeky grin*

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      1. Hi Jane, thank you. I’m sorry you’re having a problem with the follow. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post, you can join the mailing list but you should see the normal WordPress follow option too. Let me know if you’re still having problems. George

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      2. Hi George, I’m probably being really thick here, but I’ve checked out a couple of posts, scrolled down to the bottom and can’t see a Follow button. I can’t even see a green WordPress Follow button which appears automatically on most sites.

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      3. Hi Jane there’s not a follow button as such, but I don’t know why you can’t see the WordPress green button. At the end of the post before the comments start, they’re should be the option to join the mailing list. The posts won’t appear in your reader but I’ll email you a link when there’s a new one (not usually more than once a month so you won’t get bombarded).

        If you can’t see that either but joining the mailing list sounds OK, you could send me your email address via the Contact page and I’ll add you.
        Enjoying your blog btw

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