Around the Carousel Again

Amazing ..I so love the photos..

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You might recall the photo carousel feature we launched a few months ago. It has been incredibly popular with both bloggers and visitors, racking up over three quarters of a billion views since then. Today, we’re happy to announce we’re launching v2 of Carousel with significant improvements:

  • Images are served double-resolution (Retina!) for visitors on capable devices, like the iPad 3 or Retina Macbook Pro. (Best, laptop, ever.)
  • Comments! Visitors can now comment directly on each photo.
  • Likewise, you can now like or reblog every individual image.
  • You can now select a light or dark theme for your photos to be showcased on.
  • If your camera includes EXIF metadata, like aperture, lens, and shutter speed, we now show that next to the photo. (You can toggle this off under Settings → Media if you prefer.)
  • We’ve improved performance so it loads and moves faster on browsers old and new.

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7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer

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With the official first day of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite warm-weather treats.

You’ll find endless inspiration by browsing through topics like recipe, grilling, and summer in the WordPress.com Reader, and discover tons of great ideas by exploring our collection of recommended food blogs.

Here are seven mouthwatering recipes from a handful of fantastic blogs that are sure to delight all summer long:

The Patterned Plate


We Call Him Yes! Chef!


The Faux Martha


In Pursuit of More


Just Homemade


Love + Cupcakes


The Craving Chronicles

Do you have an all-time favorite summer recipe? What new recipes do you hope to try out this season?

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Instantly share posts on Tumblr

great post…worth reading…

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The second you publish a new post on WordPress.com, you can instantly share it on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and now Tumblr with a feature called Publicize. This helps you get exposure to multiple audiences without having to manually share your content on all your favorite social sites.

With Publicize, you can make WordPress.com your home on the web and automatically share your content on five other social platforms. By publishing to WordPress.com, you maintain ownership of your content, which you can choose to export at any time.

After you have connected, your new posts will be shared on Tumblr and no other action is needed.

We also have a Tumblr sharing button you may not have seen, which can be displayed at the bottom of your posts and pages. With this enabled, your readers can share your posts on their own Tumblr blogs quickly and easily. Visit your Settings…

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Go Ahead—Add a Splash of Color

I’d love the thoughts implemented on the color scheme.. 🙂

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Adding Custom Colors to your blog just got simpler than ever! Now you can change your entire color scheme with the single click of a button. Color has impact: it sets context and should complement your message.

You’ll find the most popular palettes and patterns from COLOURlovers are sure to delight whether you want to paint the town red or always bet on black.

Adjust your color palette by using drag-and-drop to swap colors, view suggestions and variations, or pick colors manually.

To appeal to your inner fashionista, dress up your blog in a gorgeous background pattern—they’re preloaded based on your chosen color palette.

Themes that have Custom Colors support have been set up so each color value can easily find its place. Not only that, color contrast is carefully calculated to make applying colors as easy as pie.

To get started, go to Appearance → Themes, click the

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How To…

A good partnership is like tending to a pet – either you feed and nurture it, or bad things will happen. The small things you do become important. Daily habits help to forge strong relationships and marriages. It can be as simple as remembering to tell your partner “I love you,” everyday. And you may not even realize it, but you probably have something in your home that belongs to an ex. It might be your ex, it might be the ex of your partner, but any item that you have that belongs to an ex in your home generates negative energy. You can also use silk or artificial flowers. Dried and dead flowers should be kept out of your home. They have a negative influence and will cause problems to happen in your marriage. If you place a cactus or a thorny plant in your home, arguments are likely to start amongst you and your husband. Big green plants with big leaves, however, are perfect to put around the home. Flirting isn’t just for teenagers and couples on their first date. Part of a healthy sexual relationship involves flirting with each other everyday. And it doesn’t just have to be a form of foreplay. Even on the nights when you are just too doggone tired to be intimate in bed, flirting can be a fun way to keep the zest in your relationship. Along with developing your personal interests, apart from one another, it is also essential to find something you can do together. The emphasis is on finding an activity you can both enjoy. Although your definition of fun may be going shopping, he may not enjoy being dragged along.

CONFESSION’S OF A BROKEN HEART

From the cynic’s point of view, LOVE is neither here nor there.It is too fictional to even exist.So what if people did not invent the word “LOVE” just to give it a name to the mind-boggling and heart-racing feeling they constantly experience upon seeing a particular person? Then surely,the would not be filled with “heartaches” and “depression”.And I wouldn’t have wasted buckets of tears or had to nurse a heart that was shattered into pieces.

I admit,I used to believe in love along with it’s promises of unending happiness and contentment.I was lured & captivated,not just once but thrice. Unfortunately,fate did not favor me for always I always end up mending a broken heart and a bruised ego. I wonder why but I always find myself crying and mourning alone.I was like Jasmine riding with Aladin in a magical flying carpet and savoring that precious,wonderful moment.But during the heights of happiness,a lightning out of nowhere,struck us and in the next instant; I found myself kissing cemented ground with blood spluttered on my lips and the injustice of it all~~ no Aladin came to my rescue.He left me wounded- with a dislocated hipbone and kneecap.OUCH!

That might be a little bit exaggerated but it was really unfair.I realized that Aladin never really loved me and the truth hurts so much,I felt like being slapped with a shovel.But I maybe the crash shook my brain and served as an eye opener.I was suddenly awakened from a deep slumber.Enough is enough!! I should put a stop to this grief before it kills me.Thus,in order to free myself from seemingly never-ending agony,I decided to become cynical.

CYNICISM, they say is a process of slowly making your heart numb to heartaches or any other emotional pain.According to DANA MARQUEZ,a writer, cynicism is a form of anesthesia that most people inject to shield themselves from being hurt.

It was not hard for me.I gladly swallowed the pill however bitter.All I did was remember all the pain and hardships I had gone through.And VOILA!! cynical I become..Since then, life became easier.Finally,no more sulking, no more crying in the middle of the night, no more plotting idiotic revenge and most of all, no more heartache.I was still fortunate,after all.Or so I thought.

Months passed by and I never failed to notice the nagging voice inside my mind which constantly told me that I was a living a monotonous life.True, I shunned the romance-filled world and I succeeded in building an indestructible wall around my heart.Yet, the emptiness was still present. Wherever I went, I felt wearing an invincible mask.I smiled but I was never happy. I missed laughing out loud like I used to. I noticed that the pain which I kept for a long time now has not been healed as time passed by. Instead,I wallowed too much on my own grief and self-pity that the pain became wider,bigger and heavier to bear.

Now here I am,still standing,despite everything. I survived. Yet,I am still shattered inside..