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      1. Thank you!! i was actually reading your blog when i got this notification.. be prepared for another follower yourself 🙂 I really like your post on tips on handling a manipulative coworker

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    1. Perhaps if you made the pictures bigger it would be better to showcase the outfit. Another thing that you could try is using the same filter/edits for each photo in a post. It makes the post look more uniform. Your clothing taste is great! 🙂

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  1. Hi there! I read some really nice blogs! Would anybody give me some feedback about my blog at worldwidestudent.wordpress.com please?
    It’s about my experience as an international student. I am trying to give a positive example as I believe in the power of cultural exchange and shifting boundaries. However, I feel like it might be too self-centered and consequently not very interesting… Any kind of advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. i love the positive spin you put to your posts. i can imagine how daunting it can be starting this new chapter in life and i would have loved something like your blog back in the day when i was finding out my way in school.. you might even expand on how time management helps and what you do to help you get through a long and busy day…keep it up 🙂

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    1. i love the enthusiasm that you have for the blog. having previously lived in FNQ (i miss that red dirt lol) i love that you are embracing the spirit of the community.. I also loved the facebook widget on your blog. mine never seems to work for some reason

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  2. Hi bloggers! I’m a bit late today, as I could not dive in before work 🙂
    I have written a new post about a small but very nice country in Europe. Hope you enjoy it, I added all pictures of my own, so it’s combination of travel+photography+story. I appreciatte all kind of comments, I will dive into your blogs as soon as I get news from you.
    http://viajemosblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Roberto – I like your photos. Your blog looks beautiful.

      When I read the posts, I kept trying, and failing, to find you, Roberto Rodriguez, in among the words. The dates and historical detail were a bit dry and Wikipedia without your character and opinion as a lens to see them through.

      I wanted to know how you felt about the places you visited. How the light struck you. The colours of the stone in different cities. Who you met. Where you ate. Human details that you noticed as you walked around. I wanted to see the city through your eyes.

      All good luck with your blog.

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  3. Hey guys, I’m reposting my story in serialized form because I changed a lot after talking to an agent who loved it but said a book as opposed to a novella would sell better. So, this is the first part.

    What do you think about the characters, the description, and the world building?

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  4. (I just posted this but forgot to put the link, and it won’t let me take the last one off so sorry for the repetition)

    Hey guys, I’m reposting my story in serialized form because I changed a lot after talking to an agent who loved it but said a book as opposed to a novella would sell better. So, this is the first part.

    What do you think about the characters, the description, and the world building?

    http://amiecuscuriae.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/the-gods-defense-revised-part-1/

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  5. Hi there, I write a blog about my life as a teacher in Korea, I’m still finding my feet as to what I’m actually posting most of the time but I recently switched layout to allow better viewing of both text and pictures. Can some of you whizzes take a look and see if the layout is suited to the content? buchaillbusan.wordpress.com is the address, thanks in advance!

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      1. I am glad that you like it, and if you do not have pictures of your own, you can choose some from the internet. Check always the copyright about them, in case you need to ask for permission. Your blog will look brighter with some images. I’m sure!

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  6. I thought the same, once I was done with my first blog – now time to check everyone out. I found tons of people I followed on twitter and started commenting away. I think it’s the best way to be “found,” and get yourself out there. No one likes someone only interested in themselves! 🙂 Great post!

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  7. I posted on here the first week of my blog. It is now a month later and I would love some feedback! I am a college English major just trying to improve my writing skills and to see where blogging can take me. Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to help me out!

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  8. Hello,

    (Sorry I had to repost this as I read : my comment was waiting for sth ?)

    I REALLY would like to get some feedback on two posts and my about page. You can pick one of them or read them all.

    – what is your first impression? Why?
    – Did my story draw you in? Why (not)?
    – Do you got some advice in general or specific to the post.
    – Tells my about page enough about the goal of my blog? Is it too much text?
    – whatever you want to share that could improve my writing and blog

    – blog post ‘curious message’

    http://wp.me/p1Z2Io-VO

    – blog post ‘dive in fully’

    http://diamandmoon.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/dive-in-fully/

    – about page

    http://diamandmoon.wordpress.com/about/

    Thanks !!

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  9. I am a bit nervous about this, but I just started today and was hoping for some tips to tide me over until the 15th, I signed up for Blogging 101.
    Please and thank you 🙂

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    1. Wow, I’ve never even thought about making my own deodorant. 🙂 And my suggestion would be to review other peoples’ blogs, and then include the link to your blog after you’re done with your feedback. People are more likely to visit your blog and give you feedback if you’ve done the same for them. Good luck! 🙂

      rachsthoughts.wordpress.com

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  10. Hi guys. I write two blogs, but I really would love if some more people checked out my blog The New Mother’s Club. I’ve been writing in this one for a few months, and would love some great feedback on it. Please and thank you. 🙂

    thenewmothersclub.wordpress.com

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    1. Good information. I would make the pictures bigger and centred. You can click on the upper left corner of them and change size, position. Check mine to see if you want them that big, those are in size large.

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  11. Good information. I would make the pictures bigger and centred. You can click on the upper left corner of them and change size, position. Check mine to see if you want them that big, those are in size large.

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  12. Hi! I’ve been quietly working on my blog for the past month before I’m ready to share it with friends family. I’m wondering if it’s user friendly enough. Any feedback would be really appreciated! Nonsensefromjulia.com

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