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  1. Hello everyone! My blog has now been running for one year. I published this post to reflect on that first year, and to highlight some of the moments that have been most rewarding:

    https://dynamicstasis.blog/2018/04/03/three-six-five/

    By blogging I feel that I’ve clarified my own thinking, which has been a really powerful experience. But, more importantly, I’ve learned about new things, or things I don’t really understand by engaging with all your blogs.

    So, thanks for all your work on your own blogs… and thanks for engaging with mine!

    Liked by 53 people

    1. Wow, your layout is fantastic. You have done such a superb job. Lovely writing too. You have such a nice personality that comes through. I left you a comment 🙂

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  2. Hello to you all!
    I started this blog as a distraction from the fact everyone was starting their lives with uni and serious jobs whilst I was stuck not knowing what to do with my life so please check out my blog full of tips that i’ve learnt about travelling, mental health and general blab from me!
    Hope you enjoy browsing, happy blogging😊 strawberrytravelsblog.wordpress.com/

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  3. Hi all! My name is Melanie Gabrell. I write stories, I draw, and I ramble. I am always looking to connect with new people and find new things to read so please stop by my site or drop your link! I’d also appreciate any and all feedback on my site and writing – always looking to improve : )

    thestoryaddict.blog

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    1. Hi, I love connecting with new people too 🙂 HELLO *waves frantically* 🙂

      I like the way you write your blog ad the topics. It is fun and light hearted. I left you a comment 🙂

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    2. I have just read your dementor one, very true both myself and my husband are diabetic but its my husband that take meds and does have these ‘hypos’ he can feel it coming on all of a sudden and has some dextrose with him which is an instant hit of sugar, now he is more careful with making sure he eats regularly so his sugars don’t drop too much, but it is awful when it hits you especially when you are working, you must take more care of yourself, well written, please feel free to visit my sight and let me know what you think

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    3. I’m so glad I came across your blog. It surely is one of a kind. You speak your heart out in every post that it has the reader hooked from the start.
      Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
      Happy blogging!💙

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  4. Hi everyone! Happy Monday and end of another month. Did you have a great weekend? Mine was stupendous!! 😊

    In my little corner of the interwebs I run a daily blog that is based in Britishisms, so to speak. If that hasn’t gotten your attention, then perhaps the part where an American takes a stab at them will? No? Just me. Okay! I dabble in poetry and flash fiction to define these Britishisms.

    https://britwitblog.wordpress.com

    I’m excited for another day at the pool. See you around, hopefully!

    Kelsey 💜

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    1. Sleep is an underrated commodity in our society! I have dealt with chronic insomnia for many many years and the detriment is multifaceted. Many people do not know that all healing and cell repair occurs during sleep. I will certainly give thanks for the Zzzzs I can get.

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      1. Hi Nia, nice to meet you 🙂

        Your post is so well written and provides such a fascinating insight to human sleep. Thanks for sharing. I left you a comment.

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      1. Thank you! My main one would be figuring out a sleep routine that works with you/your lifestyle and sticking to it then over time your mind and body would get used to it. Knowing whether you are a morning person or night owl helps a lot too. In my next post, I will go over my sleep routine and the things that work for me. Maybe it could give you some more ideas

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      1. Thank you so very much for your congratulations Kelsey! I’m certainly excited to have my work published and hopefully it will present an opportunity for people to think about normative behavior in a new way.

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    1. This is really interesting writing. I have emailed your blog to a friend who I know will love it. I have left you a comment with more info 🙂 Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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    1. I really love your writing style. It has a quality of engrossing the reader.
      I have written an article for the first time on my blog. Do check it and I would really appreciated any feedback.
      Thanks 🙂

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    1. Hi 🙂

      An interesting comment. It is a shame how so many reviews are biased negatively, due to a problem they have had, and it is difficult to weigh this. I left you a comment, which probably makes more sense 🙂 An interesting post, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    2. Interesting article. I try not to read reviews for books as they are so subjective. Many books that were later ‘classics’ were hated in their own time. I do read reviews for hotels and restaurants though. 😂

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    1. I took a look at your blog, and it looks like there is a huge range of topics. I started out blogging like that as well, but found that when I narrowed it downs to a few specific things and then started connecting with bloggers with similar interests, my traffic started to grow.

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    1. Religion is so personal yet so public. It is supposed to unite yet it divides. It is supposed to be humbling yet some are arrogant. Such a dichotomy.

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  5. Hello!
    First of all, I’d like to thank you guys for your response. 1.5k views and 250+follows is way more than what I had expected when I first started this venture.

    Today, my contribution to this teeming pool bubbling with swimmers is a post which blends behavioural science, chemistry along with a tang of Kung Fu Panda and Harry potter in an attempt to explain the term ‘Perception’. The combination may sound hilariously incompatible, hence I’d like you guys to read and find out!

    https://soumitra97.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/perception/

    I’m looking forward to all sorts of feedback. And I promise to not just comment and walk away! I’m also excited to discover new blogs! 🙂

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    1. Love the post. I just followed you! Coming from a science background myself I love to connect with fellow sciencey minded individuals who love the creative aspects of writing! P.S. As for the glass half full/empty. My first thought was that the picture was 2 glass shots stacked on top of each other lol

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    1. I think people expect more photos with a travel blog. More detailed explanations of maybe fewer local food items might work better than a long list (I like long lists but I’m odd!)
      There’s nothing wrong with what you’ve done but I’m trying to think of ways to increase readers, maybe post titles would be a good place to look too. Short and snappy/witty. If a lot of people are blogging about Sarajevo for instance, what’s going to hook them to look at yours?

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      1. That’s really interesting. Actually, I have noticed my posts on narrower subjects have received more views than general ones. Very helpful advice. Looking at your titles I can see you’ve got short and snappy down to a fine art. You’ve given me a lot to think about. Thank you!

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    2. I have two blogs and one is a travel blog. I’m currently in college so i don’t do much of any traveling now but i write about places.

      I made sure there are enough pictures. Some ideas are nice pictures, more informations about the place, travel tips and hacks, traveling on budget, places to travel to with little cash and so on. You also write on food, so people wanna read about different dishes from different tribes and learn.

      Check out different food blogs and give them a pingback on their popular posts.
      I hope this helps…

      Check out my travel blog mobiletravelsite.wordpress.com

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      1. Wow, that’s interesting. That’s very interesting. I will do that and I clearly need to put more time into this as well. Have you changed your site’s layout? Looks different, looks good! Loving your helath benefits posts.

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    3. I like your blog James. It’s well written and interesting. One bit of feedback: you have some empty text widgets cluttering some pages (e.g. About and the Cheddar post). I’d check your setting to remove them 👍

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    4. Wow, I have to say that spinach cake post pulled me right in. Followed to read more! I agree that photos in a travel blog are always well-appreciated. Great work so far!

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