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

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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.

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. Sorry, thought that this was meant to be “quick post”.
      I am Fabio from Montevideo, a Spanish-language writer who usually works as a translator. I am glad to be part of WordPress. Thank you, Michelle W., for inviting me to post here.

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    2. Hola Fabio,
      Me gusta su pagina sobre William Faulkner y estoy feliz que eres hablando de ‘el con tus estudiantes.

      Tambien me gusta la pagina de traducir… cuando yo empeze’ escribiendo yo trate’ escribir en Espanol y Portuguese tambien, mas fue muy dificil porque use’ google translate y esto es bueno para traduciendo palabras pero para traduciendo historias no es tan bueno.

      I hope my Spanish was ok 🙂
      I don’t use translators anymore and I don’t have a keyboard with accents on it so the grammar is probably a bit rough.

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    1. Loved your post! It’s so relatable for me, although you came to a good attitude about your situation much quicker than me. Your writing is quick and witty. I read your review of Ferris too. It’s a short, to the point review, which is just how I like them. You’ve got great detail and voice. I look forward to checking out more of your work.

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      1. https://crystalperks.wordpress.com/
        Here is the link to my current site. I’m sort of experimenting with different sites. But this one is the one I want to focus my work on.

        Writing is difficult, so keep up the good work. Thanks for checking my work out. I really appreciate it. Any feedback is helpful.

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    1. Hey there,

      Your blog has a beautiful and professional layout. The photos with the posts, especially the cover photos, are very well done and give it a professional appearance.

      I really liked your article about free things to do in Macau. Us freegans are usually stuck reading about the best beachside resorts or five star restaurants in a place, so thanks for writing something for the rest of us.

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    1. Hey just checked out your blog! It’s so original and true. I love it, keep writing. You’ll do very well!
      I’m also a new writer, buy since I’ve been blogging for more than a month now, I don’t think it’s right for me to post on here! I would still love if you checked out my blog and left any opinions too! Thanks

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  1. Hi everyone, I started to blog last night.
    I started with sharing a pet of my life. About everything I hav gone through when I was a small child. Also I blog about the innocence of pets specially dogs and also about beautiful places in Sri Lanka. I guess that people will find my blogs useful also I am willing to help anyone who is going through mental breakdowns, I can talk or even chat for hours until you feel relaxed from inside and I will help you stand up much stronger than you used to be before falling down. Thank you. Looking forward for everyone’s comments and questions in my blogs. Please do have a visit. Like, comment and follow if my blogs deserve it. Thank you.
    http://wp.me/p7E4xE-2

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      1. Thank you. And yeah you are right many people go through these problems but not everyone is open to share, so my idea or my target is to help anyone with these kinda problems. I’ll be happy to talk with them and give them advices on how to get through and stand back up.
        If you are interested please do follow me thank you.

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    1. I like your book haul especially because it has ‘Why Not Me?’ in it haha. I’m on good reads too. my blog is also an everything blog. I was a bit concerned that I was niche-less but i dont think it matters now! Have a look when you have a moment

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    2. Hey welcome to the blogging world! You’ll get the hang of it, and then you won’t be able to get out! You’re blog is very creative, and I loved it! Keep it up!
      PS, maybe check out my blog? I’ve been blogging for 2 months now. I wrote stories and stuff (idk how to explain it haha) anyway I just posted my latest piece and it would be much appreciated if you checked it out and left any critical appreciation!

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      1. Hey! Thanks for checking my blog out! I’ve just gone through yours and absolutely love your stories – they’re very captivating. Definitely following 🙂

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  2. Hi everyone, I’ve just created my account and posted my 1st post this morning so I am Still trying to work out how it all works! I am a school teacher but my real love is animals. I’m also an animal communicator living in Cumbria, England. I am also do homechecks for rescues around the UK and abroad. My blogs are going to be mainly focused on animals and sharing feedback from the owners of the different animals I have communicated with. Feedback would be appreciated- or tips on how to blog! thank you for reading. https://animalcommunicationblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/first-blog-post/

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    1. You are obviously a writer if you put your thoughts into words! 🙂 Don’t discourage yourself, good luck with the rest of your posts! I will take a look at what you’ve written as your first blog.

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    1. It’s really cool to see a blog on this subject. If I may make a suggestion – write what you wrote in this comment on your ‘about’ page. The one you have currently is very generic and doesn’t really tell readers who you are, other than that you’re a college student. Readers will want to know that you’re an aspiring attorney who writes about this kind of stuff!

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    1. Great work! I think you’ve really got something going in this blog. Your purpose is clear, your posts are all in a niche, and it’s informative. I like the shortness of your articles too; keeps things from being too dense or overwhelming. These business/audience/marketing subjects are super important for tons of bloggers to know and be aware of. Good luck!

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  3. Hi everyone, my name is Nick and I recently started a blog this month called “Choose The Wrench.” It’s an ode to those who openly embrace challenges and the paths less traveled, those that choose the wrench. Would love any and all feedback especially with ways to help drive additional traffic. This is my first blog and its been intoxicating putting pen to paper – extremely therapeutic, frustrating, fun, and enjoyable. Looking forward to reading all your posts and taking pointers

    https://choosethewrench.com/

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  4. I have been here all of two weeks but how I love it! I was wondering if some of you would give some feedback on the layout of the blog. I feel its a bit heavy and would like suggestions on how to get some sort of menu option showing links to other blog entries on each page. Here is the link to my blog that offers poetic translations to Bollywood songs, along with other relevant information. I would absolutely love to hear feedback on the writing and concept too. See you all there!
    https://bollywoodtarjuma.wordpress.com/

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  5. Hey everyone. I’m overwhelmed to write some pieces of my own. My blog deals with my personal experiences and maybe you can relate to them. I’ll be glad if y’all can find some time to check them all. wordpresscomchaoticmisery.wordpress.com

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      1. It’s not that you need to improve. There’s nothing wrong with your writing. It’s beautiful and it’s completely you, I can tell. You just need to find the right readers. Don’t fit yourself to what you can get. Make yourself bold enough for others to seek you out.

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      2. That’s inspiring, but the majority of readers are not the right ones to understand. I’m trying to be water that adjusts itself to any situation. I’ve written something else though, give me a thought on that.

        In my mind, I also think that I know you.

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    1. Hey welcome to the blogosphere! I assure that here you can pour out your thoughts without being judged. We’re all here for you 🙂
      Also, would you mind checking out my blog too? I write stories… And critical appreciation is one of my favourite things! Thank you 🙂

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  6. Hi!I am Lairai and I am 19 years old.I started blogging yesterday and I am really enjoying this experience.I have written 4 posts as of now.Feel free to share any feedback and thoughts on my posts.
    https:// lairaiwrites.wordpress.com

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  7. Hey there y’all I started my blog like 3 days ago…I’m not a writer but I like writing my thoughts. I would be greatful if you’d check out my posts, follow and also like

    themollychronicles.wordpress.com

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    1. you are a writer if you can put your thoughts into words! Welcome to the blogosphere!

      I would love if you checked out my blog too, maybe like a few posts and follow? ALSO MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE LEAVE CONSTRICTIVE CRITICISM! I always want to improve! Thank you 🙂
      PS – you for my follow 🙂 keep writing

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  8. Hello world, I am new to the blogging experience but am quite eager to learn. I came across this blog post and thought I could share here, the link to my first blog post. I am still learning and navigating my way through this site, but if you happen to read my post (by clicking on the link below) please feel free to leave a comment or reply, that way I know its reaching some readers. I hope my blog space here can be a success and if I can get readers or followers that would be appreciated. Thank you kindly, MamaB.

    https://mamabutterflysite.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/beginning-anew/?iframe=true&preview=true

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  9. Hi everyone, and welcome, new faces! It’s great to see you here 🙂

    Just a note that we do moderate these comments pretty heavily to keep this space focused on giving new folks a chance to introduce themselves. If you’ve been blogging for more than a few weeks and want to participate here, I encourage you to (1) read the guidelines in the post, to learn more about how we moderate these comments and (2) spend some time visiting and supporting brand new folks — the first like or comment someone gets is powerful, and you can be that person for someone new!

    And remember that the Community Pool is available for any blogger seeking feedback and support! A new Community Pool opens every Monday.

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