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  1. Hello Community Pool!
    James from James Proclaims here.
    Reading can be such fun. With that in mind I’ve written something for you to read. You’ll find it on my blog. It’s full of words, sentences and paragraphs. You might even find some punctuation if you look closely enough. Best not to look too hard at the grammar though…

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  2. Greetings fellow bloggers. Here’s a link to a post published a few days ago on my blog, To Cut a Short Story Short. It’s something a bit different from me this time, my ‘take’ on the Madeleine McCann mystery, the case of the ‘world’s most famous missing child’. Just 500 words. It’s entitled ‘The Downfall of British Journalism’. What d’you think?

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      1. Thanks so much. I tried to keep it short so it wouldn’t be boring, but (I hope) still managed to present some of the main points about Madeleine’s disappearance and the way it’s been handled in the newspapers and on TV here in England over the last 10 years.

        If you (or anyone) would like in-depth information about the TRUTH of the case, please check out the two links below my article. I’ve just re-watched all the Buried by Mainstream Media films by Richard D. Hall myself and so much of the information presented about the case there is almost unbelievable!

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    1. Thought provoking. Troubling. I can’t say I have ever delved any deeper into this story than the surface, and you raise some interesting questions.

      Not sure what to think, but you write well.


      1. Thank you for checking my article out and pleased you enjoyed the writing style 🙂 If you’d be interested, here’s a link to an introduction to the films given in the second link of my article. Richard D. Hall talks about why he made them and the importance of the Madeleine McCann case in what’s wrong with our (British) media. Well worth watching!

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  3. Happy Monday fellow bloggers!

    I hope you are all well and had a good weekend.

    My name is Mark and I am on an adventure! I love writing, which I have only recently discovered may I add, and I am looking for your support. Since the release of my debut psychological thriller last year, my love for writing has only intensified and I am now working on the first book in a new series. The support of my followers through various channels is what has helped me achieve what I have done so far.

    If you do have the time, please stop by and say hello and follow if you can. It would be great to hear from you.

    Take care and thank you in advance,


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    1. Thank you so much, that was very informative. I leave links of my social media accounts below my posts. However, I never receive a follow or like throug WordPress.

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      1. Yes. At least that is what I think. I only receive followers when I make new insta posts. Or invite friends to like my page.

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    2. I’m slowly beginning to integrate this extremely helpful advice into my blogging routine. I still spend far too much time engaging with other bloggers posts, but I hope that in time I will develop lasting relationships that I can build on.

      Thank you again for these incredibly helpful tips Suzie!

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    1. I gave you a follow- I am always looking for fellow mental health advocates (and humor is my favorite!) I am quite similar. Love the Monday Motivation idea! Cheers.

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  4. Hello all!

    Today I did an update on how my spring goals are going. They’re…eh. Can’t have a gold star month every month, right?

    On Thursday, I’m talking about learning to write in a foreign language. There’s a lot more to it than knowing grammar and vocabulary.

    Hope everyone has a great week! It’s my spring break, so I’m gonna try to relax (as I also do two projects). Woohoo!

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  5. Each month I post a positivity challenge for my readers. This month I posted a self-survey and added a survey about my blog and what readers think of it. Please check out my self-survey post and let me know what your think about my use of a reader survey.

    I look forward to checking out your work as well!

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    1. Awesome blog and post about positivity! It’s definitely something that the world needs more of and I appreciate you detailing questions to ask yourself along with solutions to make sure that you are living a positive life! Thank you!

      -Luna 🙂

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    2. I think the self-survey is a good option for a positivity challenge. I like how you gave a rew tips after each section. I took your reader survey. For those who have regular readers, a survey like this could be helpful in knowing where we could make some improvements.

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      1. You are wonderful! Thank you! The start of each day feels like a self-survey for me and I constantly want to improve because of the love I have for my family, friends, and students.

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  6. Hi all, a new edition of my monthly music series is out where I share my top songs of the month. I also have a menu on my homepage where you can check out all sorts of other blog posts, don’t hesitate to leave some feedback and let me know if you want something of yours reading too. Matt.X

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    1. Hey just checked out your blog and gave it a like. Question though, how do you choose your music for each post, is it just what you’re listening to at the moment or is it from new artists etc?

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      1. Hey, thanks for stopping by. I’m subscribed to a lot of Youtube channels that post music everyday, and I have quite a complicated system of adding them all to a playlist and then picking out the ones that I like and putting them in a separate playlist. It’s all worth it though because I get to hear really good music almost everyday. 🙂

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  7. Happy Monday Fellow Bloggers.

    In the past few weeks, I have been suffering from an on-going medical issue- After all these questions from people who aren’t aware what it is- I decided I am tired of it being a ‘Taboo’ topic when it is a common medical problem that no one ever wants to discuss. I blogged a condense version of my story here and I hope by doing that people will understand that we don’t need to be embarrassed- these things happen.

    You can read my story here:

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      1. Thank you so much! I am happy to report I am feeling much better and hope to be back to ‘normal’ this week! I just left a reply to your comment on the post! Thank you so much for reading. Cheers!

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  8. Hi fellow-bloggers!
    I just started posting last week, mainly short poems, and I would love to know what you think. I love constructive criticism, bring it on! I will get into longer, less “unrequited love-esque” writing soon, so bear with me!

    Thanks, I look forward to reading your posts as well!


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      1. I’ve read that! I wouldn’t really count that as a memoir, though, as it wasn’t really about his life, as you said. If he did write a memoir, I’d probably read it though. I think he’s pretty funny.

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  9. Hey Community of bloggers! I love connecting with you all on community pool! I’m writing about my experience as an adult with two alcoholic parents,

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    1. That was an excellent post. Sad that your welcoming and decent words got twisted around like that by someone who was probably trolling deliberately. It happened to me recently on a tweet I wrote. It really makes me angry, but I’d rather delete those nasty comments than engage them, because it usually is not worthwhile.

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    2. Love this post. You articulate really well how some of us feel a bit of a Canadian national identity crisis when events like this remind us that we aren’t always better than, safer than, or more accepting than our neighbouring country. Following you now.

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    3. Absolutely loved this post! My best friend stays in Canada, and she’s Iranian. Hence I understand a bit more about how you feel and where you’re coming from after having multiple discussions with her on it.

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  10. Hello fellow swimmers in the pool!

    I post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and since I’ve only been blogging since the beginning of January, I’m struggling to find any particular theme… If anybody has any suggestions let me know! My last post is a lot longer than I’d usually write so if you’re not into that, know it’s not the norm…

    *splashes away back to the shallow end*

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      1. Thanks! It’s stream of consciousness writing really. Just – BLERP! – out onto the page straight from my brain. I’m not sure it’s a GOOD way, but it’s the only way I know!

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  11. Hiya bloggers, writers and friends! I post a Gaming and Geek Blog that features video game reviews, Netflix Series of the Week, Ultimate TKO Battles for fan fiction match ups of characters from different series , WWE predictions and thoughts and anything geeky or gaming that I want to write! I would appreciate any feedback on the blog or posts that I have created! Thank you and I will definitely return the favor!

    Here’s a link to last week’s Ultimate TKO Post: Nasty Ninjas Master Shredder Vs Scorpion!

    Have a great week!
    -Luna 🙂

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  12. Hi all, I’ve got two posts to share with you. First is my usual Monochrome Mondays feature. Second is a slight departure from my usual pairing of music to my photography. This time, I discuss some of my favorite music comedy sketches. Have a look for some great laughs courtesy of people like Lenny Henry, Ricky Gervais, Hugh Laurie, and Monty Python. Let me know what you think!

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