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  1. Hi everybody, I want to have a page of reviews, health & beauty, food and fashion, the problem is I once published an archives page and I obviously wan all my archives in there, so how do I do that? How do I put my archives in the archives page? My blog is karyndimpho.wordpress.com thanks for your response in advance.

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  2. https://zaiyd.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/almost,

    Hello. My most recent Fiction work. Tell me how it is. As I’ve heard that once the artist keeps his work in the public domain. Then it’s for them to decide whether it’s good or not. So I do hope I wrote it well.
    IF NOT! do give me some better suggestions and skills to try! I’ll be more than happy to get better at this!
    Btw, am I too late for this week’s community pool? :p
    Do read somebody!!! 😀

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    1. The ideas make sense. There are some incomplete sentences which make the reading more difficult. For instance, “Two key elements to help share your organization’s core values.” is not a sentence. Consider blending it with the words following it: “Two key elements to help share your organization’s core values are your narrative and your behaviors.” Another thing to watch is point of view within a paragraph. Switching between you, we, and us in the same paragraph gets confusing. https://gracelead.co

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    1. Hi, I like your blog, always enjoy seeing kids out on their adventures. My daughter is 18 and I miss the action and the way they enjoy everything. Anyway, I thought your blog might benefit from having pages, one for craft and one for the family. Might help to separate the two out and make it easier for people to find specific items etc. I think the layout and colours work really well and the photos definitely help. Great stuff!

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      1. I did try making pages, but they NEVER worked LOL. So, I just do blog posts until I become more experienced to figure that out! Thanks for the feedback!!! I appreciate it

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    1. I like the way this post inroduces the challenges of the transition and assures us that your next post will provide tips for handling them. In my opinion, you effectively summarized the key challenges. (I base this on having made such a transition previously and also on having coached several others in making a transition.) https://gracelead.co

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  3. I travel a lot for work and spend a lot of time on the road. Sometimes when I’m eating in a restaurant by myself, I listen to conversations and silently judge. I just wrote a new story about it. My blog is full of other similar stories. Please consider dropping by and read, comment and like until you can’t stand it anymore. http://Www.letmebefrankwithyou.com. Peace Out, Frank

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    1. Very funny blog! Haven’t we all done the eavesdropping thing at airports etc? I have done a bit of sketching of people in these scenarios, so the travelling observations hit home with me

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      1. Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it. I will definitely check out the blog you suggested.
        I’ve checked out your blog as well and given you a follow. Really enjoyed the whole tone of your blog and a very interesting read!

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    1. Hi, having worked in Womens Health for some years, your blog rang true for me. The people who work in this area are fantastic and I have more than a passing respect for Midwives in particular. Where I worked, they were known as madwives! Your blog gives great insight into the workings of the NHS from a personal perspective and I think I will benefit from following you. I really like the Theme/Layout and photos you have used too.

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      1. Thanks a lot for taking time out of your day to give my blog a read. I really appreciate it!
        I’m glad that this struck a chord with you. I can’t agree more, the staff in women’s health are some of the best I have ever come across. I can understand why you might call them mad wives haha.
        Thanks, I’m glad you think that! I hope you continue to enjoy my blogs and feel free to leave me any feedback or constructive criticism whenever you feel there is somewhere I could improve.
        Really appreciate your feedback

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    1. Hi, just like to say I enjoyed your blog. You have nailed the inspirational side of things. But, from the quick read through I did, you should add more lifestyle posts to balance it out. Great blog!

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    1. Hi, your blog design works perfectly, makes each post stand out. Being a fellow British blogger I especially enjoyed ‘Its a British thing’ the points you made are so true.

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    2. Hey, overall it looks great 🙂 But one thing i thought of was the green color of the site name on the image you have on the top makes it a little bit hard to read it at first

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      1. Thanks for your feedback! I totally agree with you when I changed it to this colour scheme. However I’m not too sure how to change the front colour. Another option would be to change the image but I do like it. Any suggestions?

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      2. You welcome 🙂
        well I think the picture is good to. And i don’t know what kind of theme you have installed, and what changes you can to with yours theme. But I would recommend to try change it to a bit lighter color. I just tried to change it quick in the browser and it looked very good when I change the color to almost white

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      3. aha ic 😦 well then there is nothing else to do. But you got a new follower 🙂 I liked the content of blog, a perfect relaxing reading from my reality

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    1. I liked it. It was nice how you took real issues that we hear about 24/7, but spun it in a new way. Who doesn’t love Clint Eastwood?! Probably Chuck Norris, haha. I have a question though, I have been blogging for a few months now, and am always scared to use images that I haven’t taken myself. How are you able to know you can use images, like the grand torino pic?

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      1. I was too at first till I started watching you tube. I seen all kinds of images used in videos. I think as long as the image is used in good taste and doesn’t defile person you won’t meet any resistance. If you look at Facebook this happens all the time. I believe the copy right issue is enforced when someone else is try to make money off another person’s property.

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    1. Overall it looks good, but one thing. If you visit the site on a mobile device. Your header image is just displaying the top of the moon, and it looks a little weird in my opinion

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  4. Hello! I just discovered First Friday, and wish that I had known about it when I started my blog. I’m finding it difficult to get visitors and followers, and thought that linking to twitter would be the best way to get the word out, but discovered that I am iltwitterate.
    I am wondering what you think of the content, as well as the layout of the blog, and maybe some widget suggestions to liven it up a bit?
    If you are commenting on a specific post, feel free to comment directly on the site. If you have suggestions for the layout, please respond here.
    Thanks so much!!
    https://maritalhilarity.com/

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    1. Hi Amanda…this is Elka, used to be Loba… are you the same one who came to the Anima Center way back in the day? How are you, and your daughter? Come by and see me at my blog! I love your graphics on yours, good job!

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  5. Hey guys! My name is Anya and I would love it if some of you could check out my blog. It mostly consists of updates, opinions and just fun things. Basically- it’s an unfiltered narrative of whatever comes to my mind. One of my most recent posts is ‘I choose to live’ which I’m pretty proud of. Any opinions and comments are welcome! Have a great day💕

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  6. Hi everyone!
    So i started my blog for about 5 days ago after thinking about it about 4 months. And i’m looking for some feedback around the navigation, is it easy to understand and navigate around the site? And also is there anything you think that are missing on the site?
    http.//digiword.press

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    1. Your layout looks good and makes sense. Navigation is easy. I think your idea of organizing your blog into a group of series is creative. As you said, not everyone will be interested in all your series; therefore, it might make sense to alternate release of your posts amongst the series: a post for series A on Monday, a post for series B on Tuesday… I did notice that you have several typos in what you have so far. Some proofreading would be helpful. https://gracelead.co

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