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You've done such great work with this! My preference for photos not on Upsplash is Canva, but I paid for an account.

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I tend to look for pictures on Google Images, but I have used Unsplash and a couple of the others. I've only used Canva to make logos, etc., and only just discovered you can use their pictures, too. I'll have to look at their plans again. Thanks.

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Thanks for the information regarding theme. I tried both magazine and fancy serif for the first time and adopted both of them.

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I just visited Aging Well News. It looks great!

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Thank you for your helpful instructions. They prompted me to take a fresh look at my set-up.

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Great! I hope it works for you.

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I found your tutorials very down to earth & useful. I am a relative newcomer to Substack, although I have been involved with other social media platforms. Substack is more complicated than other platforms, but more rewarding. I plan to make it my home base & link to other sites.

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Welcome to the club! I'm glad my tutorial could help you. It does seem to be unnecessarily complicated. It's not good when you've been at it for a while and you're still finding things you didn't know about in the editing process.

That's why I wrote this--while keeping in mind I've probably missed those things I haven't yet discovered!

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Ramona, Thank you for your reply. I like your practical, down to earth approach. Many people on Substack seem to be overthinking & preening, not getting to the point.

I also like your political views. I am a progressive tending toward fascism. The older I get, the more I realize the majority of people are really screwed up. Democracy would be a wonderful system if so many people weren't so stupid.

When I came along, we didn't have television, much less the internet. Now I have been released into the wonderful world of technology. I haven't been at Substack that long. This place has many advantages compared to other sights, but is complica

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Ramona, You gave me some good advice to keep it brief. Like many people here, I tend to overthink, which is really a lack of thinking. In my first two editions of Thoughts of Remiforce, I went overboard. I will reissue them with only 10 thoughts each. People tend not to read long, complicated pieces. I have thousands of thoughts to post.

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Ramona, I like that you don't take yourself too seriously. Many knowledgeable people are like the old saying about a rich guy with a pocket watch. They take it out & strike it just to show they have it. To my mind, knowledge should be like the iceberg--9/10ths below the surface.

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Ramona, Muskrat kicked me off Twitter (I think) because I said some really nasty things about the bastard. My password got screwed up. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean this wasn't sabotage. But now I'm back on & plan to double post.

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Ramona, Did my previous comment take. It didn't have a way to post

Ramona, Thank you for your reply. I like your practical, down to earth approach. Many people on Substack seem to be overthinking & preening, not getting to the point.

I also like your political views. I am a progressive tending toward fascism. The older I get, the more I realize the majority of people are really screwed up. Democracy would be a wonderful system if so many people weren't so stupid.

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Ramona, When I came along, we didn't have television, much less the internet. Now I have been released into the wonderful world of technology. I haven't been at Substack that long. This place has many advantages compared to other sights, but is complicated, with too many bells and horns. I realize it is relatively new, but is difficult to navigate.

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