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Pinterest Recipes To Try

by Courtney on January 15, 2013

Alright, I’ve got to know. How many of you out there have, by now, gotten sucked in to the vortex that is Pinterest?

*Raises hand*

When Pinterest first came onto the scene, I resisted…as if I needed something else sucking up my time while I’m on the computer. But eventually, I caved, as many of us do, and so began the endless pinning.

But really, I started thinking about it a bit last night, as I was browsing through my boards and pinning away…how many of these recipes/ideas/workouts/etc. do I even use?

I mean, sure, they’re neatly located on my organized boards but really, how many of them have I ever even gone back to look at? Most of the time, if we’re being quite honest, I forget they’re even there. Especially when I would actually need them, like when I’m scrounging trying to figure out what to make for dinner at home or a dessert to bring to a friends’ house (and trust me, I have plenty of those recipes pinned!).

So I started browsing around a bit more on my boards, trying to make a list of some recipes that look pretty promising and like something that I really think I could (or would want) to make over the next couple of months. If I got really smart, I’d start weeding out all of the recipes I know I’ll never make, but hey…baby steps.

In the mean time, here are some of the recipes that I’m looking forward to trying, hopefully sooner than later.

 

And actually, as I was typing this up, I realized that it would probably be cool to put together a post of recipes and/or workouts that I’ve already tried and loved. It was something that me and a couple friends had been talking about last month (Kanika & Sarah!) so I’m thinking that may be on the agenda. There’s nothing worse than coming across a Pinterest fail, right? For those, you can always check out this site, which is pretty amusing and informative. :)

Questions for the Afternoon:

  • Do you partake in the pinning phenomenon that is Pinterest?
  • Do you feel like you use many of the pins that you post?
  • Have you come across any great recipes and/or workouts?
  • Have you discovered any recipe and/or workout fails?

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

YUM! Some of those look incredible! I did try one recipe I had pinned which was a pretty big fail (cupcakes that turned out like a sponge and not in a good way) but then a frosting I pinned was SO good!
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2 Kate January 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Ahh, Pinterest! The reason behind all of my procrastination. ;)
Those recipes all look AMAZING – I’d love to see a post about the recipes that actually worked! I’ve found a few great new recipes from Pinterest – most of them linking to great foodie blogs! yum.
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3 Amanda B. January 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I’ve been on Pinterest from the beginning!

Actually, I do find it very useful. I’ve categorized my recipe boards and it’s where I keep all my online recipes. It’s much easier that going to Martha Stewart, Allrecipes.com, etc. and looking at each set of bookmarks.

I’ve made quite a few pinned recipes and some have made it into the rgular rotation as favorites! A friend and I had a party where all the food and even the drinks were from things we found on Pinterest.

A few friends and I are currently doing a Pinterest challenge called “PPNF: Pinned Projects Not Forgotten” where we’re each choosing a craft project we’ve pinned and blogging about the progress and checking in on each other. *insert shameless blog promo here*
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4 Lindsay January 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

No joke, my stomach growled at the sight of those cookie butter pretzels. Ahhh Pinterest is an awful yet beautiful thing! ;)
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5 Sienna January 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I love Pinterest! Just like Amanda B. I keep all my recipe from online there. I have a board for Favorite Recipes that are tried and true and a board for Top Recipes to Try. I highly suggest it so you don’t forget about the ones you really think you would make and enjoy!

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6 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I love Pinterest! I actually joined much later than everyone else. I waited until after my wedding because I didn’t want to get too overwhelmed with more details. I have tried a few recipes and so far so good :)
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7 Lisa January 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I seem to go through phases with Pinterest. I love it for about a month and then completely forget about it! I need to check mine out again…Now I’m totally going to pin these…I’m bad because I never make them but I’m determined this year to actually do something from pinterest.

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8 Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com January 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

They all look so delicious!!! Currently plugging in a few to my grocery list!
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9 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I am officially a Pinterest addict. I have made a few things off of there and they turned out great. I personally love the humor section for a quick pick me up!

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10 Katie @ running4cupcakes January 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I feel the same way! I try to remember to look at my Pinterest page when recipe planning because there are so many good options! I also just heard of a good idea – a Pinterest “done or tried” page. I thought that was a super good idea!
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11 Sarah @PickyRunner January 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I think you could make one pretty epic meal out of this. That mac and cheese looking dish with cookie butter pretzels (appetizer) and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Holy yum that would be quite the meal. I never make my pinterest recipes either. I really should get on that. Some of them look SO yummy!
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12 Lauren @ Berry Sweet Lauren January 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I had the same revelation about 6 months ago – I never went back and made the recipes I pinned. BUT I’ve made it a point to go to my pinterest boards when in search for a new or creative recipe. I also try to change the comment with my opinion of how it turned out so I remember!
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13 Jessica January 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Yes, I Just started last year. I have lots of good recipes and workouts on my boards. I have tried out a few of them. I think I am going to have a pinterest workout day where I only do the workouts that I have pinned. I haven’t really come across any bad pins yet!

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14 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I love Pinterest! I actually have a board of recipes to try and another board of recipes I’ve tried and liked! I think it’s awesome for organizing all the fabulous things I see online! ;)
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15 Lauren January 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I’m obsessed with Pinterest, yet never use it in real life. Thank you for reminding me I need to!!! :D
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16 Linz @ Itz Linz January 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I’m on Pinterest but don’t pin a ton of things – I find most of my inspiration/new recipes from blogs! However, if I’m looking for something specific, I def turn to Pinterest!
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17 Michelle@Peachy Palate January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I’m well and truly sucked in! Pinterest and FoodGawker! Addicted!
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18 Sarah January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I love Pinterest! I was against it for so long and then I finally broke and am now obsessed. It’s a great way for me to hoard recipes.. and work outs.. and things I want.. and ideas and such without cluttering up my bookmarks.
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19 Beth @ Lessons Life Teaches Me January 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Yes, I spend way to much time on Pinterst and have yet to complete one DIY project. However the recipes I am slowly working my way through them. I even created, a “Taste Approved” board to move recipes I tried on there, that I thought were good. That way I know where it is when I want to make it again. It has come in handy.

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20 Courtney January 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I am TOTALLY making a board with that name right now, haha! Thanks for the idea, Beth! :)

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21 Beth @ Lessons Life Teaches Me January 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Just trying to organize one section of my life. :)

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22 Jacqui January 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I did a similar thing and made a “Pins I’ve done/made” board so I can feel like I actually accomplished something thanks to Pinterest

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23 Megan @ The Running Doc January 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love pinterest! I have a rule for myself that I never pin anything that I know I won’t try to make (crafts or recipes) no matter how awesome or tasty it looks. And every Sunday morning I pull up my pinterest recipes page and pick one new recipe to make that week. This way I know that when I choose a recipe it’s something I know I can make because otherwise I never would have added it to my board!
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24 Annette@FitnessPerks January 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I like Pinterest a lot, and feel like I’ve pinned most of it. Hah ;)

I DO need to go back and actually MAKE the recipes I’ve pinned. Good idea, girl!
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25 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction January 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I get hooked on Pinterest and pin away but I rarely use or implement the things I pin!

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26 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I fall into this trap all the time! I pin like crazy, but rarely follow through. I need to emulate my sister. She’s made a ton of the projects she’s pinned, and they’ve turned out great! Most of my Christmas presents from her this year were via a Pinterest project.
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27 lindsay @ fuel my family January 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I have actually been disappointed by some recipes i’ve pinned. I feel like the terrible for you crazy desserts would turn out well of course but thats not what im looking for. I obsessed with pinterest for like a month and dont think ive been back on since.
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28 Brianna K. January 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Hummus-crusted chicken from Oprah has become my go-to recipe for an easy weeknight dinner since I found it on Pinterest in June. I’ve changed the recipe each time by using a different flavor of hummus. Check out the “recipes” page of Hungry Gator Gal to see two of my favorite versions. The first uses spicy roasted red pepper, and the second uses roasted garlic and Italian seasonings. Enjoy! :)
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29 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes January 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I have majorly cut back on my pinning lately. But those cookie butter pretzels look incredible!!!

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30 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples January 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

i ventured into the pinterest world a month or so ago – and i don’t allow myself to repin workouts or else i’d end up with a million!! lol :) i thought it was a good strategy, until i got addicted to fitness inspiration quotes… so now i just have a million of them lol
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31 Beks January 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I love Pinterest. I spend far too much time on it. I have discovered a few things that I use pretty often. One of them is cooking bacon in the oven. Why didn’t I think of that sooner? No splatter, lots of bacon at once, and I can multi-task! It’s fantastic!

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32 Diana January 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I love pinterest! I cleaned up my boards and only have things that I actually want to try. One thing that was really useful for me was to create a board called Pinterest Recipes I’ve Tried. It helps me keep track of which recipes I’ve made. I make comments on the recipes so I remember whether I liked them. I’m still trying to think of a nice way to say that some of the recipes didn’t work or I didn’t like them, so mostly if there isn’t a comment, it means I wasn’t impressed. I just don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by making a negative comment!

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33 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson January 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

These look delicious! I’m bad about pinning things and never going back to them except for recipes. I meal plan each week and use pinterest to come up with my meals. I have a healthier meal board just a regular meal board. Most all of the meals come from the healthier one but I’ll pick 1 each week from the other. Once we try them, I either delete it if was a Pinterest fail or save it to my new boards of Tried and Approved Recipes (one for healthy and one for not). That way I know if we liked what we ate and can make it again.
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34 Anne Marie January 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I am a Pinterest addict there I admit it! Hahah but I do pin more things then I actually use but I actually do try things I find on Pinterest. I find that when I’m on the website I see a lot of stuff I like so I just repin it right away but sometimes I forget to look it over to make sure it is actually good like a recipe!

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35 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife January 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I NEED to do this! I have so many great looking recipes on my pinterest boards that I have yet to try out. I will definitely have to make it a point to make at least a couple of my pinned recipes per month!
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36 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I love Pinterest for keeping track of recipes that I want to make – before that, my bookmarks were a mess with all of the sites that I had saved. I have to admit that I’m pretty bad when it comes to actually making things that I have pinned though. It’s something I really want to change because the few things I did make ended up being pretty good.
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37 Cait @ Chicago Girl Fitness January 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I love Pinterest. I’ve made a few recipes I’ve found on there and they have all turned out well. But lately, I’ve been on there mostly for wedding ideas!
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38 Jillian @ Trail Mix Diaries January 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I LOVE Pinterest! But, I am also victim to pinning & not doing. I did see this on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/pin/287526757431103373/) & thought it would be fun to do with my girlfriends. We could each find one or two of our pins & bring materials for everyone to do the craft, bake/cook/eat the item (with leftovers to take home of course), etc!
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39 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I stayed away from Pinterest originally, as well. And I don’t spend too much time on it these days, but I really like it for: a. recipes and b. nursery decorating ideas! I’ve actually made several of the recipes that I found on there, and most of them have been a big success!! :)
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40 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

All of these recipes look heavenly!! I tend to look at Pinterest and drool but usually don’t make the recipes!
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41 Kelly @ Femme Fitale January 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I am definitely more lenient in my food pinning. Things tend to get out of control when I switch over to clothing/fashion. I just end up with Pinterest envy.

Don’t get me wrong- still love browsing through the boards and pinning my heart out. It’s a great form of entertainment and I’ve definitely transferred some ideas into real life! However, I totally understand that feeling of looking back over everything and thinking, “Yeah, I will definitely never make/bake/own/buy/sew/paint/construct/crochet/do that workout.”

Thought this article was interesting! http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2012/02/pinterest_social_media.php
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42 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats January 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I use Pinterest recipes allll the time. More than not, they are delicious and work out perfectly but I have had a few not so big hits. I also really enjoy the workouts for when I am in a slump.
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43 Lauren January 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

oooo hope you love the buffalo chicken chili! :) You will!
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44 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) January 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Ahhh, you NEED to make the Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies!! They are SO dense and awesome. Also, that mac ‘n cheese looks so tasty! OK, I’m off to unwind with some pinning of my own…

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45 Katie @ Skinny Minnie Moves January 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I would use pinterest a lot just for ideas, I never would follow recipes exact. Now I pin my own things to get my recipes out there!

those cookie butter pretzels look good!

I like pinterest for crafts though! and hair ideas :)

Not a fan of the mini workouts on there…
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46 Brooke @ Running In Heels January 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I have like 719371 recipes that I HAVE to try.. Everyone makes their food look too good to be true and I just can’t resist.
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47 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Cookie butter pretzels? Omg.
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48 Laura M. January 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I actually made that first soup (chicken tortilla) this past weekend! It was delicious!! I’ve tried quite a few pinterest recipes that turned out well. Actually made one tonight – baked fajitas!

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49 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I absolutely adore Pinterest – such a time suck but it’s a good one. I’m definitely checking out that buffalo chicken chili recipe, that looks so good!

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50 Angela January 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I love Pinterest for recipes specifically and I’d say I use it pretty actively. I try and use a lot of the recipes I try, and if I don’t like them I delete them off my board so that I don’t make it again! I also, recently, have been using it for home ideas. We just moved and I loved looking at paint ideas!
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51 Allison January 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Those cookie butter pretzels look amazing! I too have a million and one pins on Pinterest and have probably utilized like, 3. It sucks up so much of my time that I really need to start having something to show for me!
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52 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 15, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Those are some great looking recipes, especially the cookie butter pretzels! Yum!! :)

I think I may be one of the only people left on the planet who has not joined Pinterest ;). I just know that if I do that it will be yet another time-consuming activity that I will get sucked into and won’t be able to be pulled away from. I have enough going on in my schedule right now to resist the urge to conform and join. It would, however, be super nice to get my online recipes more organized. Bookmarking them all is certainly not ideal. I am sure it is only a matter of time before I give in…..haha
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53 Katie @ A Frizzy Life January 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Ah, good ole pinterest! I’ve actually had Pinerest for like 2 years now and have pinned a good amount of recipes, beauty tips, DIY projects, etc. I have made a good amount of the recipes I pinned, but not nearly as much as I would have liked!

I need to go through all my pins and put to use some of the great knowledge I’ve come across, like how to make a pretty sock bun ;)

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54 Khushboo January 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I love Pinterest but am yet to make a board- I’m old school and bookmark/save along the way….nonetheless, there are countless recipes/workouts I am yet to try!
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55 @pluvk January 16, 2013 at 2:29 am

I am a total Pin-aholic! I’ve actually made it a rule that I must try a new recipe every so often, or I cannot pin anymore. :-) My recipe page is CRAZY! Now I’ve gotta go so I can start pinning some of these recipes you posted!

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56 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts January 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

I’ve gotten some awesome recipes from Pinterest! I love it!
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57 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Honestly, I don’t even take a second glance at a pin after I’ve pinned it. I feel like I will, but it never happens!
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58 Emily @ Hungry Delights January 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Ahh pinterest is indeed addictive – I also pin all these drool-worthy recipes but forget about them. Maybe I should meal plan around pinterest once in a while.
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59 Bek @ Crave January 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I do pin every now and again, but I must admit I’m behind the 8 ball with it all. Love your idea of having a board of successful pins!
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60 Lindsey January 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm

After seeing that you pinned the roasted red pepper alfredo, I have to send you this recipe. I make it all the time and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s so easy and really pretty healthy for being pasta sauce. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/fettuccine-with-creamy-red-pepper-feta-sauce-recipe/index.html

Enyoy!

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61 Courtney January 17, 2013 at 8:20 am

That recipe looks and sounds AWESOME! Just pinned it (although it’s not very pin-friendly…no photo!)
Thanks for the heads up! :)

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62 Amanda Lee January 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I tried the first recipe you have up.. the chicken tortilla soup. Um. YUM! And it’s a crockpot recipe- WIN! I added black beans to mine. :)

Btw- late congrats on the Baby Tooth!

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63 Courtney January 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Thank you! :)

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64 Anisha Greaney November 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Amazing blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost
on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for
a paid option? There are so many options out there that
I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations?
Bless you!
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