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  1. Hey everyone! I am Fui Chen and I currently recording my Working Holiday lifestyle. While I write about travel, stay, food and incident happened while traveling. My new post was the journey from North to South. I would love to get your feedback and advise.

    http://wp.me/p8Odid-dp

    Fui Chen

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    1. Hello, at the beginning of the article you say that Margaret Chatterjee’s book set out the answer the question ‘what is spirituality?’ but, as far as I could tell, your article doesn’t actually answer the question. So, without a definition, I found the remainder of the article rather vague TBH.

      Also, I’m wondering what her views were on Spiritualism?

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    1. PUBLISHING THE ‘BEST OF YOUR BLOG’ IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3!

      Also, a link to my previous post, an article which explains exactly how to go about self-publishing. It’s FAR easier than you may imagine, technology has moved on, such that Amazon can now print one-off paperbacks of a FANTASTIC quality, and it won’t cost you anything either!!

      My article (3500 words) also covers Kindle eBook production and Audiobook creation too. I hope it will be useful to anyone who likes the idea of seeing their work in print!

      https://simonjwood.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/publishing-the-best-of-your-blog-is-as-easy-as-1-2-3/

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      1. I’m glad to hear it…exactly what I want; to be able to pass on knowledge and experience to those that need it 🙂

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    1. The first thing I liked was the purple background. Since purple is my favorite color, I felt right at home. I read your post about vulnerability. I enjoyed the background on why you have decided to be vulnerable before you gave an example. Overall, it was easy to read. There were a couple of places where the wording was awkward. For instance, “that guy like when a girl take initiative” should be “that guys like it when girls take initiative” or “that a guy likes it when a girl takes initiative.” https://gracelead.co

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to read and giving me some feedback. Sorry about that but thank you for pointing it out to me, I appreciate that and will edit it.

        Purple is also my favorite color 💜

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  2. Hey Folks!
    I just added a new How-To / Opinion post on one aspect of Photographic Technique. It’s rather brief and intended to demonstrate this one aspect.
    I’m a continually learning self-taught photo hobbyist and would certainly appreciate any feedback.
    All are welcome and especially those looking to learn and share with respect to photography.

    https://eclecticshooter.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/composition-how-a-shooters-position-affects-the-image/

    I’m also taking this as an opportunity to learn about your posts and views!

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  3. Hi All,

    I am Hema from India, I was passionate about writing since young , When I started to write my first story in my 7th grade I was punished severely by my mom saying that it would distract me from my studies.. since then I was waiting for an opportunity… Now I am independent and can decide things for me.. So I took WordPress to share my story.. This is my blog
    Do visit n share your views on it.
    https://iamhemavinotheni.wordpress.com/nobodys-someone/

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  4. Hello everyone, my name is Fahad and I run a blog about life and philosophy and some other things as well. What I want is that you check my blog and give some feedbackhttps://dogmaticity.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/i-am-alive/

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    1. Hi Fahad! I just read your post. It provides a different outlook. I feel, and this is just my personal opinion, that you need to probably look into spellings and punctuation (for eg: “And I thought I won’t sat here forever anyways, so let go”)

      One way I do my editing is that I use a text-to-speech software (online) and then listen closely as I follow with my writing. If I find any grammatical or sentence structuring errors, I correct them. Usually when you read it in your mind, it tends to “auto-correct” and you skip the mistake.

      PS: The quote is from the book The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo 🙂 Do take a look at my blog which is pretty similiar to yours :))

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      1. Thanks indecisive genius for the correct. I always love when I find room for improvement and you have found me one. I hope to correct the errors and hopefully make it better.
        Checking your blog right out

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  5. Hi guys! Today’s blog post is about a conversation I had with my mother about religion. Coming from an orthodox Brahmin family that places a lot of important on religion and practices, the views that my mother advocates was eye opening. I host a section called “Coffee Talk” where I write about mundane activities drawing subtle philosophical meaning that is applicable to all. Please do subscribe as I have just started my blogging journey 🙂

    https://scribblingovercoffee.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/jameel-or-jack/

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    1. I enjoyed your post. I am a Christian and believe very different things. But the kindness your mother displayed was lovely to see. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hey all! I just posted my third blog and it’s all about my trip to LA! I’d love it if you could check it out!!

    https://shearelife.com/2017/07/13/los-angeles-inspiration-passion-life/

    I’d also like some advice on photo layouts. I’m struggling finding a photo layout that I like–right now I’m just using the slideshow option but was wondering if there are other layouts that I can somehow upload onto my platform that aren’t just the standard 5 or 6 options already available?

    Love for everyone!

    Shea

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  7. Hello!
    I am a poetry blogger and now I have posted around 23 poems while I am only 25 days or so old on WordPress. I have recently started writing preambles to my poems. This new change has made the page look very congested on a Desktop. It looks great on Tablets and Mobile but not on the laptop. Can someone suggest me that how do I fix the width of my content on desktop view (like I want it to be only 500 pixels wide)?

    I am also looking for a new theme for my blog. It will be really appreciated if someone can suggest some good free themes for Poetry blogs.

    I also am looking for feedback on https://rushdas.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/with-and-without-you/

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