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    1. I love the style of your blog, really simplistic and easy to get stuck into. Also really like the cover image – my only suggestion, there isn’t an option to ‘like’ each post, only to leave a comment? Maybe I am just being blonde though…

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  1. Hello Guys! Happy New Year! 😀

    2016 was a very eventful year for all of us, we met new people, reached new places, and many of us found a new interest/hobby. This past year became the year when I became interested in watching films especially the great films of the past. So as a round up for 2016, I created a list of “The Greatest American Films for Every Letter of the Alphabet”.

    This is the link to my post –>

    Please read my post and feel free to comment and suggest a beautiful movie or share your own list 😀

    Thanks! Happy New Year again and Happy Blogging! 😀

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    1. Hey, I love this post, it’s great to refer back to on a lazy sunday afternoon. I like that you didn’t have to read through reams of writing to get to the good stuff either.
      Good stuff!

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  2. Hey there!
    I wrote a post the other day about the new year and how I’m going to make it an intentional year for me. Take a look and see how you can make this year intentional in your own life and let me know how you are going to do it!
    I’d love for you to check it out and if you have any suggestions for how I can use my blog to be as effective as possible, let me know!
    Thanks for reading!
    I’d love to check out what you have on your blog as well!

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    1. Love the bright, psychedelic, kaleidoscope colors in your header.:) I hope you don’t mind a small suggestion, but it’s difficult to read your site title and tag line on such a bold and bright header image. You might want to consider adding the site title and tag line text directly to the header in an image editing program using a contrasting color to make it stand out. Don’t delete the site title and text under Site Identity in the Customizer because search engines want to see them. You can choose not to display the text if you’ve added it directly to the image. All the best!

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  3. Good morning and happy Wednesday to everyone. Keep plugging along through the week, and before you know it, it’ll be Friday! I’d love to hear some feedback on my latest poem (a preview to the posted story) Dance with the Devil as well as the work of fiction.

    Let me know what you think, and feel free to drop a prompt in the box.
    Have a wonderful day and happy writing!
    -Author S

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    1. Hi Ana, Thanks for sharing your post! It has an interesting style to it that I liked. The only thing I noticed is that there are quite a few typos/errors but I’m not sure if that is part of your style or actually errors. Either way I felt like the message got across.

      If you have time you can feel free to check out one of my recent posts.



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      1. Thanks for giving your time to the post. It is not only a post but my personal part too. Can you please mail me the errors you noticed at,if you have some free time. I will be grateful for that.

        And yes, I will surely check your post. 🙂
        Be happy.

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      2. Love your site! We’ve been living in Alaska for the last few years and LOVE it! What’s also funny is my husband proposed to me in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. He and his family grew up camping there every year! Excited to follow along on your adventures!

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    2. I agree with Operation Alaska that your post has several typos/errors. For example: (1) “In the middle of year” should be “In the middle of the year” (2) For “witness foreign trip” I think you mean “experience a trip to a foreign land” (3) “Its a balance” should be “It’s a balance” I hope these examples help. https:/

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  4. Hello everyone, Happy New Year!

    I recently put up a new post that is a bit different from my usual offerings. I waned to do something that would appeal more to a general audience (as opposed to my more niche regular offerings). I would be excited to hear your thoughts on if. Thanks everyone!

    Any other thoughts on the blog as a whole are also appreciated!



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    1. Accidentally posted my comment for you on someone else’s post. Here it is again: Love your site! We’ve been living in Alaska for the last few years and LOVE it! What’s also funny is my husband proposed to me in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. He and his family grew up camping there every year! Excited to follow along on your adventures!

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      1. What a small world! The Adirondacks are a special place. Thanks for taking a look and following along. Hopefully soon I will be able to make it to Alaska myself! What brought you out there if you dont mind my asking?

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      2. My husband is working as an air traffic controller up here! We’re far from family, but love it! There’s no place like Alaska. You’ll fall in love with it when you come!


      1. Thank you, I will take that on board and look to making them a little longer. I didn’t want to bore everyone so I thought I’d start of small. I could write/talk forever so thank you for your feedback 😊 Leo has such a cheeky smile xxx

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      1. Aww thank you so much! Visited your page and it was great, can’t wait to read about your adventures this new year. 🙂 By the way, your blog name really caught my attention, hehe going 22 here. 😉

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  5. I am new to blogging. I have a dual New Year’s resolution- to go on a date at leat every other week and to blog about it. Due to the sensitivity of the content on my blog, it is anonymous- I would therefore appreciate any feedback any of you lovely people might have surrounding content, as well as ways in which I could potentially increase my audience?

    Thank you so much 😊

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  6. Hello 🙂 I just made a new post on my blog. If you would like to take a look and comment (on the post, not this comment) that would be very much appreciated! 🙂

    I am still a new blogger, this post equals my 20th post and I made my blog January of 2016. If you feel so inclined, feel free to explore the rest of my blog and comment on whatever you’d like!

    Thank you so much, happy new year! ❤

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      1. Thank you so much! Please feel free to leave your comments and opinions on the specific blog posts that you like. I like to do it that way so that others reading can be part of the discussion! Thanks again, can’t wait to hear your thoughts 🙂

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