First Friday

New blogger? Welcome! Share a link to your first post, say hello to some other new faces, and find your first few readers.

For other help:
If you’re not new and are looking for support or feedback, the Community Pool is the place for you!

For technical questions, visit the Support Forums.

To learn more about blogging, take a Blogging U. course.

To find, copy, and paste your link:
Head to your blog’s home page — not your dashboard, your blog itself. Click on the title of your post to open the individual post.

Highlight and copy the URL you see in your browser’s address bar, and paste the entire URL into a comment here.

We know it’s Sunday, not Friday! There was a scheduling glitch; First Friday posts will typically go up at 9AM Eastern Time on Fridays. Sorry for this week’s delay — have at it!

Welcome to First Friday, a weekly open thread where any new blogger can share a link to his or her very first post with the larger community. To share your first post with us, copy and paste the link right into a comment here. If you’re not new, you can still be a part of First Fridays: visit a link or two, and leave the blogger a like or comment.

Please don’t use this as a space to share your first post…. that you published three years ago; ditto for simply sharing your latest post. Posts should have been published within the last month, and should be your first post. We’ll remove other posts to keep this space focused for new bloggers.

We ask that you help us keep this space focused by following a few additional guidelines:

  • We encourage anyone who shares a link to visit a few other bloggers. New readers for all!
  • When commenting, the third time is not the charm: don’t share the same link repeatedly, or in multiple First Friday threads. We’ll remove repeat posts.
  • Link directly to your new post, rather than to your blog generally — it makes it that much easier for folks to like the post or leave you comments.
  • Avoid repeated “Follow for a follow!” comments. (Tip: if you’re trying to build a readership, it’s much more effective to visit and comment on individual bloggers.)
  • To keep from losing your place while you visit others’ blogs, right-click on links to open them in a new tab or window.
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    1. Hello Shannon , I really like your blog.. like you have mentioned about switching themes and writing, I will suggest that you must try out daily prompts by the daily post..
      Rest is best!!! Good luck..:)

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    1. i just visited your blog on mental health (an excellent topic) and made a comment and left a link to my post of yesterday titled ‘Turning Towards the Inner Critic’ on Mindfulness and Meditation as it relates to creative writing (and life in general). thought you might be interested. but i think i didn’t put the correct link. here it is again:


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    2. Wow. I just finished my first blog post about my depression and suddenly your mental health book pops up in the comments. Is this a sign? Thank you. I will follow!

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      1. Thank you Charles! Best wishes for your blog too.. it takes huge courage to start writing about one’s own mental health struggles and I must congratulate you for doing so.. you’ll not only touch many other lives by doing so but it always proves healing for the one writing too.. with you on this.. 🙂

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  1. Hello 😃

    So I started this blog about a week ago; mainly because I love writing and because the WordPress community is so large, I hoped to interact with people who share similar interest as I do. Anyways, I’d like your thoughts on how it’s going so far; not only the content, but also the structure (post length etc) and overall format.

    Hope you enjoy and happy reading ✌🏻️💯

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  2. Hey i am a new to blogging so please pay a visit to my blog and give them a read. Your feedbacks are welcomed as they will help me improve.

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  3. Hi everyone! My name is Jo, i’m a 17 year old psychology student passionate about fighting the stigma surrounding mental health. I’ve just started my blog sharing my experience with mental illness, as well as some advice and tips for those on the road to recovery. I do run a support page for teens but i’m new to blogging – would really appreciate if you’d visit my blog and share any feedback regarding my first post? Thanks! xx

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    1. Hi! Great job! Will surely have a look. This a one of the burning issues today.. I too am a mental health survivor and started my own blog fighting stigma around mental health in my blog
      Happy if you took a look. 🙂

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