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Should I Give Her Another Chance? - Brandon E
Say It NOW! - Punky Ohara
How to Understand Men: The Truth is Simpler Than You Think - Marnie
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- Brenda, Shine Community Manager | Love + Sex – Fri, Nov 16, 2012 3:35 PM EST
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The One He Settled For? - Katie Diaz
The Other Side of the Fence - N.Begood
"Anything but Ordinary, Please!": Being You! - Kimberly Williams-Bear
Getting in Touch with My Inner Erma - Rebecca Johnson
Where is Help when You Need it? - Denise Lehr
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When is Your Ex Just Your Ex?!?!?! - Teresa Voros
Solo Vacation --together Pt 2 - Sam Jones
My Ode to October - Kyla Killian
He Won't Go Down on My, WHY!!!! - M V
Rumor Has It - Becky Fountain
Have You Asked Yourself Lately? - sunshineorrain
5 Reasons You Don't Need a Bridal Party - Tracy Stientjes
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In Love + Sex
Bloke Culture - Paul breaks down the manly man stereotype Aussie style and reveals why women should be invited in.
I Ain't Desperate - What's your view on internet dating? Monika shares hers.
Dear Dr. Romance: On Dating at Work - Interoffice dating etiquitte with Tina Tessina.
In Healthy Living
Third Shift Slump - Help KTZ beat the third shift doldrums!
Each month we'll introduce a new blogger in our Member Spotlight we're currently reading, loving, and following.
Shine Blogger AndreaMeet Andrea.
With titles like "Can you move forward with one foot still in the past", Andrea's relationship accounts are so smart and relate able you'll want to join in.
Andrea first came to Shine in October of 2011 from an article on the front page of Yahoo!. She immediately went on to read everything in Editor's Picks and the raw feed. As she puts it "I was hooked!".
Now a mainstay in Love + Sex, Andrea enjoys "reading other people's comments" and the fact that "people can write whatever they want". One look at the comments under Andrea's posts and you'll see why this is true. So if you need advice or a good Love + Sex read, go see Andrea. I can vouch she's every bit as giving, and genuine on Shine as she is in real life.Read More »from Member Spotlight: Meet Andrea
Shine: Where do you find inspiration to write about?
Andrea: I blog honestly about my life. No topic is off limits for me.
Photo courtesy of ThinkstockRead More »from This Week's Community Must Reads
4 Signs of Emotionally Unavailable Men - Marni
Where's the Closure? - cecile
My Speed Dating Experience - Lauren
Being Brave - Monika
A Former Flight Attendant Remember 9/11 - Sandy
Thanks for following our user round-ups and thanks to these five bloggers for posting their stories on Shine. Be kind to one another and I'll see you next week!
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HE SAID GOODBYE - lisa g
Change is Good...Sometimes - Andrea
How (Not) to Talk to Strangers - Terri Trespicio
Question: What Small Treats Do You Give Yourself? - Gretchen Rubin
Is there a Shine user you'd like to see on our weekly must read list? If so, add their name to the comments below and we'll look for their latest post. Thanks!
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- When is it Necessary to Spill the Beans - Chix36first
- Dance.. Or Him? - Tiffany Morgan
- Can You Move Forward with One Foot Still in the Past? - Andrea
- Solo Vacation - Sam Jones
- A Dating Secret that Leads to More Dates - Elle Royal
Read More »from Must Reads from Our Shine Community!
This is your place to connect with other members, discover new bloggers, and chat about what's on your mind. Join the conversation on any of our must-read user posts, offer your best recipe to our Shine Supper Club, or submit your challenge to our Style Editor Joanna Douglas for "Find it Fridays".
The Shine Community is always online and here for support. Post your thoughts in the comment box below or ask for advice in a blog post. We'll gather the most popular questions on this page so you can return and continue the conversation.
Click the pink "My Shine" tab to get started or see our Help page for step-by-step instructions here. You can also email Brenda @ Shine_CommunityManager if you're having difficulties getting started.
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What's on your mind today?Welcome to the Shine Community!
My job requires a lot of writing and while I have no problem putting together a good email, when it comes to blogging I freeze up. Maybe it's the stress of having your writing out in public or maybe it's the intimidation of working alongside some of the sharpest writers/editors in the business. Whatever the case, these blogging tips and best practices give me the tools (aka confidence) to blog. I hope they'll help with your blogging hurdles. Better yet, I hope they'll make your post stand out so it's picked to be featured on Shine. :)
There are gazillion great blogging tips out there but these ones spoke to me. What blogging tips work for you?
1. Give your reader a gift. Try to offer a little gift with every post you write. It could be a personal tip, a lesson you learned, a link to a great website or product, or even a review. The key is making your reader feel like they walked away with something so they'll keep coming back.
2. Be clear and concise. There's a running Read More »from Brenda's Top 5 Blogging Tips