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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.

Image by Nicole Beaulac.

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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. Heyyy I just read through your blog and it is the cutest thing ever! Keep writing ♥

      Also maybe check my blog out? I love constructive criticism. I also love likes and follows just so you know 💁. Anyway you’ve gained yourself one follower cuz I totally ship the two of you

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      1. Thank you for the encouragement! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I also checked out your blog and I am excited to continue to see posts from you! You too have gained another follower! 🙂

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    2. This is such a nice blog, almost inspires us to pen down our story, we do have a few similarities. Keep blogging your guys.
      PS: Do visit our blog too and give us your feedback.

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    1. Welcome! FYI: that link goes to your dashboard, which is private, so people won’t be able to see your site. The simplest way to get the public link is to go to your blog’s main page and click on the post title. Then, copy the address you see in your browser’s address bar and use that. Here’s your site: http://co2info.wordpress.com/

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    1. It’s pretty rare that I like someone’s blog as much as I enjoyed yours! You’ve got a new follower definitely haha!

      I would love your thoughts on my blog too! Maybe a like and a follow wouldn’t hurt either!

      Welcome to the crazy world of blogging btw 😀

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    1. Hey I think it would be better if you told us a little about yourself and your posts instead of just posting a link. More bloggers get attracted to such comments. For the record, your blog was a good read!

      Hope you could return the favour and maybe check mine out too?

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  1. Hello everyone, I have been blogging a few weeks now and I hope you will take the time to read some of my reviews, I have at least a couple posts going up each day so you won’t get bored, please comment if you think it’s good or if I can make any improvements, thanks x
    https://zoe169.wordpress.com/

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      1. Thank you.
        For sure, next time I’ll come up with unbiased sources and historical facts.
        Once again gratitude for reading my blogs.

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      2. It’s just the academic in me. If it’s biased, that’s okay. It’s still a source, with an academic thought/idea.

        You’re more than welcome for reading. You’ve got great stuff. I’m interested to see where you go, mate.

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  2. First time blogger, I hope to disucss with colleagues and others the issues around email overload, productuvty, Google apps mixed in with the occasional rant over things like the recent Evernote price hike (still not got over that!). Take a look and please feel free to add comments for discussion. Happy blogging, looking forward to seeing where all this goes. https://wayiworkblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. You have my support. Your writing is so raw and real. You gained a follower. Also, kudos for being Indian!

      Check out my blog too and let me know what you think! I write stuff…. I guess that’s the best way I can put it. Please do find time to read, like, comment and of course follow!

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    1. The header on your blog is great…love the image! Your blog is visually appealing.

      The first thing I usually look for on new blogs is to see whether the blogger has written an ‘about’ page. I had a hard time finding the menu, but when I did find it I noticed that you have a default ‘about’ page. Change that – write a little about yourself and the blog. 🙂

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    2. Hey Merlin i liked how you expressed all the thoughts and challenges of a new blogger. A perfect first blog for someone who wants to write but has no clue as to what to write…i could relate to it 🙂
      Please read my blogs too and i would love to have your views and comments 🙂

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      1. Well to be honest,i m no expert here.But what all i have learned from other stupendous bloggers is to always maintain that ultimate flourishing flow and consistency on your blog.Besides,people on WP are extrmely adorable and warm,so connect with all the beautiful souls here by liking their posts honestly.I hope you flourish beautifully here,wish you all the good luck,my friend!😊

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  3. Hi Everyone. New to the blogging community. Please give me as much feedback as possible. I want to do this and I want to do it well!! I am currently starting a Youtube page also, which will essentially be adventure/travel based videos. My blog is essentially a collection of thoughts but I do hope to create a theme/connection around all my social media pages, which will essential become diary/vlogging pages : Instagram/twitter : @utopiczone.

    Would love to hear some feedback from you all :

    https://utopiczone.wordpress.com/blog/

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    1. I enjoyed reading your posts. You have a lot of wisdom. I do have two pieces of feedback though. First of all I believe it is the title of the posts that draws people to read them. I don’t think using numbers as the title will bring you as many followers/readers as if you picked a title that reflected your subject manner. Second, I suggest you make writing your “About” page a priority. I was intrigued by your posts and went to the “About” page to learn more about of you. I know whenever I go to a blog that is new to me, that page is one of the first I look for.

      Welcome to the WordPress blogging community!

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  4. Hi, I’m Rachel. I started blogging over the past month. I’m really concerned about infringing on copyright when using images that don’t belong to me on my posts. Does anyone have advice? So far I’ve been sticking to taking my own photos and using public domain photos. But on some of my posts on Pinterest projects it would be really great to be able to show the original pin that inspired me. Do I need to contact the image owners for permission?

    https://element37.wordpress.com/

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    1. Great question! This will be helpful: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/source-and-attribute/

      Creative Commons is a great source of images, and using the Creative Commons website, you can search for images on Google/Flickr/Wikimedia that you have permission to use. There are also sites with beautiful, free images like http://unsplash.com.

      If there’s a specific photo you want to use and you’re not sure if you have permission, then yes, you best bet is to contact the person who took the photo and ask! Lots of folks are happy to have their images shared, as long as you attribute them by linking back to the original.

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    1. I liked it! You composed your story in a very succinct manner..thanks for putting my heart on tenterhooks, and reminded me of the countless occasions when I’ve crossed paths with strangers, spoke a single word or none, and never met each other again. Concidently, I also happen to reside in Southeast Asia. And your post was the first to catch my eye. Coincidence has been a crafty player this entire week for me, shall we say…

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      1. Hey thanks a lot! I really appreciate your nice comment! I just read your post below and I have to say your writing is wonderful! you’re very good at conjuring rich imagery – which is something I struggle more with. You’ve definitely gained a follower in me! 🙂

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      2. Thank you so much! That seriously means a lot to me – I used to write a lot as a kid, but I lost touch with it when I grew up, so this blog is an attempt at trying to put the vague feelings I have into words. I’m really heartened by the encouragement so far, so thank you once again! 😊

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      3. That’s exactly why I started blogging too! I loved writing in school but since then it’s fallen away. There go those coincidences again! Anyway, keep it up, I look forward to reading more!

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