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  • While you’re not required to, we encourage everyone who requests feedback to also reply to at least one or two other bloggers who need some help. Spread the love!
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  1. Happy Daylight Savings Time!

    For me, it was an extra hour to blog!

    It’s been a busy week, traveling between Branson and Nashville, with stops in St. Louis and Dover, TN.

    In case you missed it, these are the highlights:

    a) https://streamingthruamerica.com/2017/10/30/american-kitsch/

    b) https://streamingthruamerica.com/2017/11/01/supreme-ruler-of-beers/

    c) https://streamingthruamerica.com/2017/11/03/arch-n-bunker/

    d) https://streamingthruamerica.com/2017/11/04/museum-of-mirth-mystery-and-mayhem/

    e) https://streamingthruamerica.com/2017/11/05/rebel-yell/

    I’m interested in what resonates with readers/bloggers, so vote for your favorite post(s), or comment accordingly.

    As always, I appreciate your support.

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  2. Hello everyone! I have been taking a month-long break from blogging, but I am finally back! I just posted my first post in a long while, and I would love to get some views, feedback, and opinions on it! If you have the time, I’d also take any feedback on the overall look and functionality of my blog! Thank you so much!

    https://adventuresofanewfloridian.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/my-great-galapagos-trip-day-7/

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    1. I like the look of your blog! Clicked on a couple of different months in the Archive and it all works. The images were a tad slow to appear but it could be my wifi, they did show up eventually. All in all its good! Left a comment on a post as well 🙂

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      1. Thank you!! I had feedback from this community pool to post fewer, but larger photos, so that is what I’ve been trying to do, I’ll take a peek at yours too. 🙂

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    1. YOUR PICTURES CAME OUT SO AMAZING, although if I may suggest the layout looks a lil off beat, the pictures are extremely small compared to the text, it looks a lil clumsy but other than that, you’re doing an amazing job. 🌟😍

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      1. Thanks Sandeep!
        Are you viewing it on a mobile or on a computer? I think you are right and that it looks really strange when viewed on mobile devices. I should work out how to improve that next!

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  3. Hi every swimmer! 😃

    So I hit a fairly large milestone yesterday: my 200th post!! It’s been an intriguing journey, writing flash fiction pieces and poems every single day. I’ll admit it has been a struggle; at the same time, it’s been pure joy. I couldn’t have done a lot of it without the encouragement from you lovely people! ❤️

    As a special treat, I uploaded two posts yesterday. The first happens to be the two hundredth and then after is the combined poem. The combined poem only uses words 101-200. Please come by and check it out! ☺️

    https://britwitblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/kerfuffle-happy-200th/

    https://britwitblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/annual-insights/

    Thank you for your time and your feedback!! Now it’s time to find some of yours. 💫

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      1. Thank you, Josypheen! I think it’s a fantastic word and thought it good fun for the two hundredth one! Thanks for leaving me comments on the blog and here; means a lot to me! Have a fantastic rest of day! 😀

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      1. Oh gosh. It blows MY mind every single day. I think the biggest thing I have learned from my last several months blogging definitely has to do with building a community. So following other blogs and commenting on them. And when someone leaves comments on my blog, I make sure to communicate back.

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      1. Ah, you’re making me blush! THANK YOU! I absolutely had to start with the “thank you” paragraph because I would literally be nowhere without all the kind, lovely people that follow and read and like and comment. It’s just a small piece of me attempting to let everyone know I see them and they matter! ❤️ Thank you!! ☺️😊

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    1. Congratulations on achieving this milestone!!
      Your blog has it all that can be expected to be there in ideal blog!!
      Keep it up and keep writing!! Happy Blogging!!❤☺😊

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      1. Thanks. I have replied and just wanted to say I had a look at your blog and liked your style of writing- your love of travel comes thru- it’s a shame you can’t travel full time and write more lol. Also nice post about the chocolate cake- have noted the recipe 😋 chocoholics unite

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      1. Thanks LaToya. I visited your page and enjoyed the Christmas savings plan- you should revisit that in January as it can mean either plenty more savings or less of an impact on normal disposable income.

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      1. What a simple yet lovely compliment. Had a quick look at your blog- yay for Next clothing. Although my wife and I often use Sainsbury’s and Asda for convenience.

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    1. This is an awesome post! Just what I–and probably ever other U.S. resident–needed! Of course, your tomato is much more than just a tomato–but a tomato is very important. We’re just gathering our last of the season from our backyard garden here in MD. Can’t wait to see what your future posts hold–I’m following!

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  4. Hey everyone, good evening and happy Monday. I’ve been highly efficient with my writing lately and have increased the frequency of posting. Would love it if you could pay my blog a visit and check some of the posts. Just click on my name to visit me. 🙂

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  5. What if happiness isn’t about the things we need to get but the things we need to give up?

    I speak about this with Luminita D. Saviuc in the latest episode of the My Instruction Manual podcast – brand new today!

    https://myinstructionmanual.com/2017/11/06/luminita-d-saviuc-give-things-happy/

    Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

    A couple other things: 1) I’m going to be interviewing bloggers for the podcast as I did at the end of episode 3. Let me know if you think you have a great story that should be featured on the podcast. 2) I’m giving away free copies of some of my books. Listen to the end of episode 1 or 2 to find out how to get one.

    Keith

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    1. I’m so impressed. I hadn’t listened to one of your podcasts until today. You’re a great interviewer–if I remember correctly, you were/are a journalist, so I guess that figures–and your “radio” voice is wonderful. What an inspiring guest. Following!

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  6. Hello Everyone. If you want to laugh, love, or be shocked then my blogs for you. Today I’ve put a few surprising stories you might enjoy. If you follow, I’ll make sure to follow back. If your new, welcome to blogging!

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    1. Hi! I am new to the CP, still trying to figure out how to maneuver through it all. My posts are about yoga, mental health, and wellness.
      1hummingbirdyoga.wordpress.com
      Please feel free to share insight or constructive criticism.
      Ruth

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  7. Hey what’s up! I’m a new blogger, and I only have three posts as of yet, but I’d love some feedback on how I can improve it! Also, some constructive compliments would be accepted. (Haha.. get it.. Michael Scott quote.. The Office) Never mind, I’m sure most of you wouldn’t get these vague TV references. So. Check the blog if you can!

    thestoryofjordan.wordpress.com

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  8. Hello new bloggers. Any fellow university students out there? I’ve found that blogging can be a great way to help with essay writing – take a short break from uni work and get creative or write about something that interests you. Your uni work will likely benefit from it!

    Here’s a post I wrote last night after watching the spectacular bonfire night fireworks on my campus in Lancaster UK. Hope you like.
    https://surrealistjunkie.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/remember/

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    1. Not always though. I still find myself struggling with structured writing like essays and project documentation. But that said, I find myself struggling less than my non-blogging classmates 😀

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