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  1. Hello Fellow-Bloggers,

    I hope you had a good weekend. I’d like to share one of my old posts. It’s a short text and a collection of photographs which show a wonderful 5,000 year old stone circle on Lewis; an island in the Outer Hebrides, off the Atlantic coast of Scotland. I’m not a spiritual person, but standing alone among those stones, watching the sun rise was an extraordinary experience. I hope you enjoy this post…

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    1. They are lovely pictures and the place looks amazing. I’d have liked to have seen some people in the pictures to give some idea of the height of the stones. How high are they, would you say?

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      1. Oh no worries man, do check one of my blogs, I am trying to write about my thoughts which is super boring :P. but also about how to use little hacks to make our blogs great.

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      1. Yeah, me too! I thought I was going to end up using my own laptop like most other remote work I’ve done. It’s very nice though, to have your own home office with equipment sent to you.

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      1. You can work all over the world with this company, though I think you will have to confirm with them because they do that for select languages.


  2. Hello everybody, Simon from To Cut a Short Story Short here with my latest flash fiction tale, entitled Salmon and Soul (1200 words).  A man meets a mysterious girl in a lonely seaside village shop. Is she all she seems?

    Also, I have some promotional codes left for FREE copies of my new audiobooks, To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories, the ‘best of my blog’ (up to June 2017), and Bound in Morocco (a short story). If you’d like one, please click the ‘Free Audiobooks!’ link in the ‘recent posts’ sidebar on my blog. That gives you full details of how to obtain and download them. They are both narrated by Angus Freathy, who has done 15 audiobooks to date, and whose ‘voices’ really bring the stories to life!

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    1. Hi Simon, I have just read through some of your posts, and found them rather interesting. Your writing style is entertaining and nice to read. Thanks for sharing your stories! All the best to blogging and your writing! 😀

      I feel that since you are a fictional story writer, you may like some of my posts on literary analysis as well, where I analyse books like Silas Marner by George Eliot, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw, and The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster 🙂
      Happy reading! Once again, all the best to your writing! 😀

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      1. Hello, many thanks for checking out my blog and reading some of my recent stories, and thanks for your encouragement too!
        I don’t ever read literary analysis so maybe now would be a good time for me to start!
        So I will be pleased to visit your blog and have a look at your reviews.
        All the best, Simon.

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    1. Love you blog! It’s so similar to mine too so definitely following, I first called my blog “Floridian Lifestyle” then changed it. Interested if we share any stories that can relate along the way! ☺️☺️

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    2. I bought new sandals and they are biting through my feet, I should check these sandals out, But i must say really great blog, the way you placed the photos and those slides, they should give you some sort of brand deal 😛

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  3. Hi all:
    It’s been awhile since I posted but I hope you’ll take 2 minutes to read today’s Manhood Monday post.In a new twist, I’m actually dedicating this article to the women out there in blogosphere. It’s called “Let him be your hero.”

    You can call it testosterone, chauvinism or whatever you’d like, but the reality is that men long to be the hero to the women in their life. Without an outlet for this natural urge a man will become dissatisfied. This dissatisfaction may express itself in a variety of ways, all of which can hurt a relationship.

    Read “Let him be your hero.”
    JP Robinson

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    1. Awesome! I really like the way you’ve incorporated the shadow… Language acts as a shadow just like the picture, and the theme of the shadow is also symbolic in the poem. Cool idea!

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    2. Amazing concept, Oh you should add the english translations too, The non native readers (Firangis :P) might be able to get more context but amazing blog though.

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  4. Hi everyone.
    I’ve had a fantastic few days on wordpress – a couple of days ago I posted a blog post on my top 5 favourite lesser-known fantasy characters, and to my utter amazement, one of the authors and creators of one of those characters, the incredible Raymond E. Feist (author of the Riftwar saga, one of the most influential and lasting fantasy sagas of all time) actually read and shared my post on his official page!!! How awesome is that?!! So yeah, a crazy few days for me and a highlight of my time on wordpress so far. Check out the post itself below and let me know if you’ve any ideas of lesser-known fantasy heroes who you think deserve a mention. Dec x

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  5. Hi Everyone!

    I hope you’re having a great week so far. 🙂

    I just wrote about my struggles with depression. I tried to keep it funny and lighthearted but also really show what I was feeling. I’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback about the writing or depression itself.

    And of course, I’ll do my best to check out as many of your blogs as I can.
    Thank you!

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    1. Beautifully done. I hope that your poetry is helping you heal and that you are finding the support you need. Wishing you the best of luck with publishing your collection of poetry!

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    2. I think you captured it eloquently, Aurea! Thank you for sharing and I wish you all the best in life and your blogging journey! 🙂

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    3. Because you are asking for suggestions, I will give you mine. 🙂
      I would suggest adding a link to the Poetry class on Skillshare, so that your readers may find it if it sounds interesting to them. Also, when you do publish your collection, make sure to add a link to that as well so that your readers can find it. Other than that, I feel like it says a lot about you and what you plan to focus your writings on. You may want to add a place for readers to comment on your bio, if that is something that interests you.

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    1. Hello! I think your blog is very eye catching and easy to explore! Seems like you have a lot to talk about. All the best on your explorations! 😃💫

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    1. How utterly gorgeous this trip must have been, judging by the pictures! 😍 Wow. I’m speechless. (And maybe a wee bit jealous 😅) also, Happy Birthday, Josypheen! Despite your fever, I hope you have a great day! (Or can celebrate the rest of the week!) 😄

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    1. What an intriguing perspective you have given. 🙂 Hmm. I will add my opinion that love isn’t as black and white as you’ve presented it. However, that being said, I truly like how you’ve presented it, especially that it can be seen as directional. Thank you for sharing! 😄

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  6. How goes this fine Monday, dear swimmers? I hope your weekends were relaxing and nice. Maybe lounged in the hot tub? 😁

    Over at my corner of the interwebs, I run a daily Word of the Day type of blog with the focus on British English words. I will occasionally post words that are Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and Scottish! So you get a definitive AND an original creative writing piece that uses the word. I have fun!

    I always look forward to swimming round and checking out everyone else’s blogs, too! See you around! 💫

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      1. That is weird! Sometimes I think WP likes to make things more complicated than they need to be. Oh well! The problem is fixed 😁😁😁

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    1. Commented! And followed! I hope you post more of your art as it’s incredible!!! I actually would like to purchase that beautiful Piece in your post it’s beautiful! 😍😍

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  7. Hello, all you bloggers and blog followers out there; Today, I have just started my annual story serial extravaganza, and this year, it is a retelling of the classic fairy take “Hansel & Gretel”; Please check it out, as well as my other posts, at! Thank you, With 💘-JW

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  8. Hello swimmers!
    I have connected with so many great writers through the pool and would love to connect with more of you. Blogging is a great outlet : ) I write my thoughts, short stories, draw, etc. I am always trying to improve my writing and hopefully finish a novel soon. What about you? Check out my link below :

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    1. I have a feeling I will be thinking on this for the rest of the week….

      Thanks for the share, Shreya! 😃