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  1. Hello 🙂 I have published a new post and I am dying for some feedback xD all jokes aside, I write about things I have been through and things I think about, my feelings and all that, with an occasional comedy twist and a short story here and there. I would love for you to check it out and tell me what you think 😀

    https://welcometorealiti.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/chapter-22-you-never-knew-what-i-found-in-silence/

    I will be enjoying this thread for a long time with the amount of material there is to be read :3

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  2. Hey everybody, I’m new to the blogging community. What’s some tips you’s suggest? I’m excited to learn more about the WordPress world.

    Maybe we can get the ball rolling!?

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    1. I think my biggest tip is to engage in the WordPress community! I used to wonder why no one was reading my posts, but then I realized that I wasn’t reading anyone else’s posts. Community pool is a great resource because you get to interact with peers and offer feedback and comments. So you’re already off to a good start! 🙂

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    2. Welcome on board. My number one tip is write what you want to write and not to please other people. So your Drop A Topic is really great for that. I’m sure you’ve got a lot to tell people about. If you are interested in more tips, you can check out a post I wrote about a month ago when I reached a year on WP. I shared some insights on what I had learnt during the year.

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      1. Hi! I made the vlog only because I thought it would be fun. And I was right! 🙂 I can also share a few things that I can’t possibly put into writing (probably because it’s too complicated, or just better shown than read about). Finally, some of friends and family enjoy watching videos more than reading. So it’s more for them than other people 🙂

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      1. Thanks for the suggestion! Won’t it overwhelm the page with too many pictures? I’ve been wanting to try that. But I feel like, since I already have thumbnails for every blog summary, it will be too much! lol.

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      2. Nope, I don’t think it will. I have seen many a people doing it specially the ones who are travel bloggers and it looks really cool. And by the way, I did have the privilege to watch my first ever Filipino movie “Siphayo”. Loved it. ^^

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    1. I enjoyed your post! The one piece of feedback that I would give is that you could touch up some of the grammar. For starters, you could look into the commas as well as the articles. Have fun with your photography!

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    2. I really liked you post, and I feel it is something I have thought in the past and now regret not having more photos! I did find myself, based on the title and topic, expecting to see pictures in your post though, and it was the only thing I thought would have been an extra nice touch!

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      1. Thanks for your feedback. I’d wanted to put some pictures, but was worried that it might distract from my words, which should be the star of the post. Perhaps I’ll do a follow-up post with some pictures later on.

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    3. I used to think taking too many photos whilst on holiday made me stick out like a tourist, but nowadays, everybody, local and tourists takes photos all the time, so it doesn’t really matter. I’m glad I have so many photos of all my trips, it brings back so many great memories.

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    1. I really love the layout of your blog. It’s simplicity, the usage of the font, the photos seems to correlate well with each other. The only downside is that you don’t have a follow button and It might be due to your hosting from a site other than word press. Do add a ‘Follow blog’ button from the widgets.

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  3. Hi Everyone-
    I’m Ava. I started my lifestyle blog 3 weeks ago..so I really am learning ALOT. I would love for you to visit and let me know what you think.
    Thank you!!!
    Ava

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  4. Hey there bloggers, my name is Chloe and I have a little corner of the web, where I create posts about fashion, lifestyle and travel. Check out my latest post which features some pics of my latest travels to America as part of the camp America programme ❤❤

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  5. Hello All! I just wrote my very first post yesterday. I have wanted to do this for years and finally decided I will never be ‘ready’, so I just went ahead and dived right into it! I really want to make science more relatable to everyone, regardless of education or upbringing.

    Please, if you can spare any time to look at my first post and give me feedback I would greatly appreciate and be more than happy to look at yours too!

    https://sciencestatus.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/dna-mri-gmos-oh-my-an-introduction-to-the-blog/

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    1. Hi I really like your blog! It’s a really great idea. Just a suggestion, there is also a post by the name First Friday, where all New bloggers post their work. Since it’s exclusively for new bloggers, more people will be able to see your work. It happens every Friday so you might want to post there too!

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      1. Thank you for the advice, I will check it out! I love your blog name and I am also a very avid reader of sci/fi fantasy and YA books. I recently read Cinder and LOVED it! So you blog makes me pretty happy to see what else you like 🙂

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    1. Using photos in your blog is a great way to break up large chunks of text, and if you post happens to be a long one, a picture speaks a thousand words. I always make sure I have at least one, and normally five or six good quality ones in my blogs, otherwise I think posts can’t be quite bland.

      You don’t seem to use any widgets or categories on your blog, and I had to scroll all the say down to the bottom to find your first post. It would be easier to include an About page so people will know what your blog is about.

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      1. The page theme I’m using has the categories also listed all the way at the bottom. I also was not a fan. I’m working on that next. Thanks for the idea on the about page. I’m going to head over to your blog now to see how you’ve incorporated pictures. Thanks for the feedback!

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  6. Hello everyone, happy Monday! 🙂

    My blog is about names! I just started a new post series where I’m curating selections of rare baby names that are currently in use (in the U.S., anyway) and posting the lists in alphabetical order. Hopefully, I can help anyone looking for names under a specific letter!

    Although I’ve just published the second post of the series, it’s the second of a two-part post. Here’s the link to the first post, which is also very recent and gives a more detailed explanation of what I’m doing: https://wellinformednamer.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/rare-a-names-for-girls-part-1/

    I’d love to generate some name discussion. Thanks for reading!

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  7. Hello, fellow bloggers!
    I started my very first blog today and am dedicating it to short horror stories, the first chapter of which I’ve posted a short while ago and would greatly appreciate commentary on. Any kind of feedback would be helpful to me, especially constructive criticism. Check out what little I’ve started in my hopefully progressing series and I will be more than glad to see what you’ve been working on as well!
    Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to visit my post 🙂

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  8. Hey guys, three weeks into my blog, I’ve laid out goals for my lifetime and will take you through my journey of attempting to achieve them, while passing on my knowledge and experiences to help those of you with similar goals. My most recent blog post is here :
    http://wp.me/p8RW9h-5k
    Check it out, follow if you’ve got a similar journey in mind, and I would love some feedback on my writing style and website design, I’m a newbie here so anything helps. Thanks guys!

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    1. Hey! Loved your blog! I don’t think it was too short! I think it was most interesting and entertaining. It was quite humourous and funny. To make it more interesting, you might want to add more pictures maybe.. but still, it left me wanting to read more!

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    1. I don’t even know where to begin. First off, thank you for sharing such a wonderful post. I had a mix of emotions just reading this. The way you portrayed your grandfather was very genuine and I felt as if I was reading about my own grandfather. I loved my grandfather dearly and he was one of the most dearest person to my heart so reading this post made me think of him. I thank you for writing this piece and it makes me so happy to see that there are wonderful grandchildren out there who respect, admire, and adore their grandfathers as much as I did mine. Wonderful read!

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      1. Thank you for your lovely comment y9en. They’re such a presence in your life, and you feel their loss years after they are gone. This was just a way for me to hold on to his memory. Thankful for the moments we did have together. And it sounds like you would be thankful for your time with your grandfather too.

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      2. I definitely agree. Its been over 8 years and I still miss my grandfather dearly. I think of him everyday and he is my driving force to want to live an incredible life in a way that would make him proud.

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