Community Pool

Where WordPress bloggers support each other with feedback and advice.

Have you just published a new post and are dying for some feedback? Are you redesigning your blog and could use some layout or design advice from your more seasoned peers?

The Community Pool is for peer feedback and advice. Looking for more specific information? Check out some of these resources:

Tap into the wisdom of The Daily Post blogging community and leave your question here in the comments. Others can then click through and offer input either on your site, or in the comments here (feel free to indicate which you’d prefer).

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Are you a new blogger looking to share your very first post? We have a special forum for bloggers just like you in our weekly First Friday posts.

To help us make the Community Pool a productive space for discussion, here are some tips and guidelines you might find useful:

  • 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!
  • The Community Pool comments section can get quite big — and starting duplicate threads doesn’t help. Thanks for not posting the same question more than once, as well as for not starting numerous threads in a single Pool.
  • If you’re looking for quality feedback, be as specific as you can. Questions about a particular post tend to draw more comments than ones about entire blogs. Questions about specific design elements are more likely to be answered than ones asking for general layout advice.
  • We discourage leaving links without a more substantive message or question. These are often overlooked by other bloggers, and we frequently remove them to make the comment reading experience smoother. Also note that including multiple links in your comment might automatically put it in the moderation queue, which will delay its publication.
  • Please keep all comments civil and constructive. The idea is to have fun — it’s a pool, after all!
  • To keep from losing your place in the comment thread while you visit others’ blogs, right-click on a link to open it in a new tab or window.
  • If you haven’t looked at our Commenting Guidelines in a while, now might be a good time.
  • No running on the deck.

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    1. What a well written and powerful post – you can mix a light touch and lighthearted anecdotes with genuine tragedy (I’m so sorry for your loss) in a way which shows that you really are a born writer. (And I say that having had a career as a professional editor…) I’m now a convert and a follower … but also I’m a fellow knackered older mum! x

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  1. Thought I’d share: 5 simple ways to boost happiness.

    Excerpt: Can you think of the last time you heard a stranger whistling as he/she walked down the road? Do  neighbors give you a genuine smile when they see you? It seems to me that we’ve become a lot less happy as a society–and that includes  kids. 

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  2. Hi all, I’ve got a query – I’ve got a ‘historical travel blog’ sharing the real letters and photos from a 1960s traveller’s trip around the world. Each letter is posted on the day it was written – just 53 years later. I’ve read all the advice about connecting with bloggers, which absolutely makes sense. However my blog doesn’t really seem to fit easily within a niche, that I can see! It’s not a travel blog like so many others now, sharing current trips or advising travellers today. It’s not a classic history blog. It’s not an ‘all about my life’ blog, or about health/fitness. It doesn’t offer advice etc. So can anyone recommend any good areas to focus my engagement with, if that makes sense? Much appreciated!

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    1. Hello! My sense that this topic falls more comfortable within history-, nostalgia-, and memoir-themed blogs. There quite a few people out there interested in the `60s and I’d think that many of them would find original documents from that period quite fascinating.

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