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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 WordPress.com 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. Hi Blogoshphere, I’ve rather hastily started a new blog in honour of getting my first short story published in a magazine. The rest of the blog will be about writing, reading, the submissions process, and all things books.

    Check out my virgin blog post here: https://bbfitton.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/my-first-short-story-getting-published-by-litro-magazine/

    I hope you’ll follow the agonies (and hopefully ecstasies) of my writing journey!

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    1. I’m very excited about reading your posts soon! As an aspiring author, I have always dreamt of having my work published. I created my own site to advance my writing journery. I hope that by reading your posts I will be able to learn from you to continue my writing adventure. 🙂

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      1. Thank you. Hey, I’m so glad you started building your platform now. Good idea. Agents like that! Remember the number 1 rule of writing: Read and write every single day, even if it’s only for 30 mins.

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    1. Your post about dogs is very interesting. I like the photography too.
      Since you have mentioned that you visit a new blog once a week and comment, I would like you to visit mine. Your time would be much appreciated. Cheers!

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      1. and i did, i also retweeted one i really liked… too funny on about the same day you wrote about taking pics… i wrote about positive inspiring quotes… yes live in the moment… but i have to admit.. i do like to capture a little something cuz im not as young as i once was.. ha! 😉

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  2. Hello! Fellow new bloggers!
    I’m Anjali. A budding writer. My first post about 4 weeks ago. Including which till now I’ve written 4 Poems, 2 Short Stories, 1 Random Rant and 7 Introspective Thoughts. For the month of June, I had decided that I’ll publish one post each day. Till now I’ve been successful in keeping my promise to myself. Valuable suggestions and feedbacks are much appreciated.
    The link to my first most is as follows – https://eloraquence.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/yes-ive-made-mistakes/
    Join me on my journey of exploring and inspiring.

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      1. I’m equally glad to hear from you and also for inspiring you to write more. Thank you so much for your kind words! I look forward to reading posts written by you. Happy blogging! And don’t forget to keep smiling!

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      1. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m really overwhelmed. And thank you so much for kind words and appreciation. I really liked the concept of your blog. Given what I’ve been going through, your write ups are will have help me get out this phase. Keep up the good work and don’t forget to smile!

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  3. Hello!

    My blog is still a bit new with only being around for a few months. I dedicate my blog to writing poetry, short stories, and novels. My most important project is a novel that I’m writing called “The Eighth Tribe: Humanity”. If you enjoy Science Fiction novels then you should check it out! If you don’t have time to read something that long then you could always read one of my poems instead! 🙂

    Thanks so much!
    mesmericponderings.com

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    1. I have read a few poems of yours and I really liked “The price of vengence”. Looking forward to more of yours.
      Following you!
      It would be nice if you had a look at my blog too.

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    2. I loved your poems so I decided to give you a follow! Looking more from you 💗

      Can you please check out my blog as well? I’m not asking for a follow back, though. Just some feedback 🙂 x Have a great day wherever you are!

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    1. I don’t think the quantity matters. I have gone through your blog and found some interesting stuff. It is just a matter of sitting for sometime and putting your thoughts in. All the best for your next articles. 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much 🙂 I feel relieved and at the same time eager to publish another article. Still wary if when because I’ll be busy for class opening will be next week. Best regards and more power.

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    2. Just keep at it and you’ll get better over time. Read and follow other blogs you like often. See what they’re doing that you like.

      Write engaging titles, use pictures and write using your personality. You’ll soon get into the swing of it 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much for the good advice 🙂
        I will do my very best to improve myself and my style. I have to study a lot. Anyway, more power to you and may all the odds be in your favor.

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      1. Oh! I am so glad there someone like you all guys – especially YOU K@countingpenniesandsheep. Please let me know what was that article you tweeted. Best reagards.

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    3. OMG I AM TOTALLY FREAKING OUT!! This is my first time to see another Filipino blogger here in WordPress. I hope we can be friends, I’m a Filipino, too. 🙂 And Hindu Reddy is right, the quantity doesn’t matter as long as you put your heart in every post that you write. I’m looking forward to your next posts!

      Have a great day wherever you are! X

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    4. Everyone suffers from writers’ block sometime or the other, don’t fret, just make it a point to write something everyday. It may be just a sentence or a paragraph, but be sure to write something, it may be bad too, just keep saving it in your drafts. This technique was suggested to me by writer friend who faced the same problem. Keep blogging, hope to see more of your posts.

      PS: Check out our travel blog, and give us some feedback
      https://vegancoupleblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/orchha/

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  4. Hello, World!
    I started blogging 27 days ago, and it took me years to finally do it. You can read a little about it on my first blog post ever: https://boxofpages.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/hello-world/

    I write about “People & Their Money”, “Culture & Society”, “Prose & Poetry”. Well, actually simply about everything and nothing at all. I just love to write and share my perspective. I’d really love and appreciate your visit, suggestion, and commentary.

    Have a nice weekend!!

    – E.

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      1. Your blog is so lovely! It took me a lot of courage to begin, too…I’m in my second month of blogging and I’m so glad I took my flying leap (with my heart in my throat) into the blogosphere…I hope you will be as well. Bon chance….Bets, P.

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    1. Great blog, you have a good range of interesting topics, I’d like to follow and see your new posts. I’ve just started my blog too, hope you do the same. I was kind of relieved to see yours as you have a lot of different topics like I do!

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      1. Thank you! I like your blog and your writing style 🙂
        Hahaha, I’m glad you felt somehow relieve. I just can’t help it you know, my funny little brain just wants to think randomly all the time *g*

        – E.

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    1. Hi Kate! The fact that you and Shayne publish posts together is very unique! Some blogs do have multiple people on their ‘teams’, but I don’t think I’ve seen two voices in one post before.

      Congrats on your engagement! 🙂

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      1. Uh oh! At one point I thought I saw that you’d followed it but now it doesn’t show. WordPress has been having trouble all week, my account included. Apparently pingbacks haven’t been working for anyone this week. :/

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    2. Wow! I’m looking forward to your love story (I’m a fan of love stories because I’m a teenager haha) but really. Congrats on the engagement, Kate! Best of luck to you and Shayne.

      Have a great day wherever you are! X

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  5. Hello peeps! 😀 This is my first time stumbling upon this amazingness, and I already love it! 😀 ❤

    My blog is about recovery from mental health issues and getting access to those better days. I've posted articles I've written about my mental health in my university's newspaper, me doing some of the daily prompts, sharing my artwork, my musings about other people's OCD and what that has sparked in my own self-understanding as well as book reviews and other projects I hope to embark on as the months go on! 🙂

    Also, if you're inclined to some gift art from me, I need new projects!! I'd love to make you something, just let me know what medium and if you have a preference for something. You can check out my snazzy mindfulness based drawing skills if you're interested in that medium ^^
    Anywho, time to link now! I hope you all have a magical day visited by the most extraordinary unicorn with rainbows and glitter falling from the sky all over your hard work. :3

    https://recoverytowellness.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/first-blog-post/

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    1. Hello fellow peep!

      I love that you are writing about mental health. It affects so many of us these days and it is a definite topic to crack open and display it’s true colours. I am going to follow your page and I can’t wait to see what else you have to write 🙂
      In return I ask you to stumble your charms across my blog too. I only have a poem up so far and I don’t have a clue how to get readership haha.

      Watttbox

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      1. *cheerful wave*

        Will do, hun! ❤ Being around this post is a great start to building readership, I'd suggest also commenting and finding other blogs and posts that you enjoy and becoming a part of the community in that way 🙂 They also do daily posts if you're interested in some of the words they choose and want to create something magical from it! 😀

        Awesome! Thanks a bunch for your interest and for following! ❤ ❤ ❤ I look forward to seeing you around! 🙂

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    2. I just read your first blog piece and I can safely say I will be a follower .. Mental health is a huge concern that just does not get enough attention and I admire your strength and courage for starting on this new journey. I hope it helps you and is strength to others .. Sending you my support .. All the best of luck with your adventure one I look forward to following xoxo

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    1. I really like the look of your blog. Very nice.

      I have a concern though. On my computer all of the empty lines between the paragraphs were eliminated and they all run together. I imagine you have tried to fix that and it still collapses but thought I would check. Is that what you see on your computer too? Your introductory post held the paragraphs well.

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  6. Hey everyone! I started a blog last night and this morning decided to change and update what my content will be on!

    Here is the link to my post
    https://ecraigbarnes.wordpress.com/

    Please give it a look and leave some feedback on if you think it would be a good idea to do something like this! Any and all feedback will end up with my going to look at your blog and viewing your content!

    Thanks!

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  7. Hey guys. I’m an 18 year old Nigerian girl. I’ve really wanted to blog for a sizeable amount of time. You know when you think you’re no ordinary girl and want to be heard cause people will definitely hear from you? Well,that’s why I blog.I share with the world important stuff about me. I recently just started and I’m working on my 3rd post. I’ll like you to check https://scoopmystylebychiazoka.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/chaotic-prints/ for the most recent…. Thanks

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  8. Hello everyone, I just discovered this amazing opportunity to leave a link to my blog here. I am quite new blogger, writing about my paintings, photography, travel, lifestyle and about my photoshoots with dogs. This article is from my new category “Chasing birds with camera” Please leave a comment on my blog with some feedback. Happy reading and happy blogging 🙂
    https://petraomoregiecaroline.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/chasing-birds-with-camera-part-3-little-bullies-in-dun-laoghaire/

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Hi everyone !! I just stumbled across this forum as I’m still learning how everything works.. Hopefully I’ll get my head around it soon …

    I’ve red through all of the posts below and will go in and comment and follow you guys.. I’m a bit overwhelmed but excited to get into the world of blogging.. I’m not a professional writer just been told I’m good with words (well most of the time at least!!) Anyway enough of the nervous waffling, here is my first blog post from over a week ago …. xoxo

    https://chilloutkeepcalmandbreathe.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/first-blog-post/

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    1. Hi I loved your first post! I’m also here looking for a place to share my experiences and fostering a culture of positivity and good vibes. Though I do not share your experience, I find importance in the experiences of women dealing with pain and struggle, yet finding the strength and the resiliency to move forward. So, I look forward to reading more!

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  10. Fellow writers and readers!

    I am crazy to get reading all of your material. I am itching to learn and appreciate everyone’s different techniques and styles.
    In return I ask you to view my VERY FIRST POST ever. Once I see that I have a like or comment then it becomes so much easier for me to read your stuff.

    My first post is a poem I tried to have a crack at. Any and all comments are welcome.

    https://watttfblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/deceptive-dust/

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      1. Hi, that is great! I am exactly the same. I really like the layout of your blog. The top ribbon and graphic are neat. I love the fact that you are writing with a goal to be a novel writer! The personal touch is fantastic. Thank you so much also for taking the time to read my posts. My plan is to upload one article per day as well and I am hoping that this is the start of a great blog success for both of us!

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  11. Also hello also started a write-up about a month ago about my mistakes that I made as a medical doctor treating pateints with alternative treatments but so far no one has open my page would be nice to hear from someone

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