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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!” or “Please look at my blog!” 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. Such great work! The only thing I found a bit confusing is you would pose a question such as your post about photo for thought or the one with the girl balancing on a line. You asked a question but I couldn’t comment on the post

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    1. Hi Wendy! I liked your post. A fellow fan of Baking soda, I use it all the time at home. I liked how the instructions you provided were simple 🙂
      I couldn’t find anywhere to for readers to comment on your posts? Have you left this off for a particular reason? I think it’s a great way to communicate with readers and get immediate feedback on your posts.
      Blessings,
      Tash
      http://www.theafricaprojectblog.com

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    2. That was pretty fascinating, Wendy! As a mom, I’m always worried about chemicals in cleaners, so I really love the baking soda as a natural cleaner. I’m definitely going to try some of your tips!

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    1. Just a thought, when you use pictures in your posts google will never pick up on your keywords. So if you are ever looking into blogging seriously and want to use search engine optimization, would recommend staying away from this. 🙂

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      1. Hi.
        I usually post a lot of photos on my blogs because I read in one article that that’s one way to make your blogs more attractive and interesting to viewers (your audience). Now I’m confused.
        Please shed light. I appreciate.

        NAMASTE!

        LIVE ❤ LAUGH … BELLE PAPILLON

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      2. If I may: pictures can add a lot to a blog, and if you’re giving your images good titles and alternate text (when you upload an image to WordPress.com, you have the opportunity to edit both), you’re still getting search engine optimization benefits. I’d never shy away from using images in a blog for optimization purposes.

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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://likhitha998.wordpress.com/

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      1. I will definitely keep those things in mind next time when I am writing. 🙂 Random capitalization of words in my previous blog is not an error. But to emphasize on the topics. 🙂

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      1. Good question! Unschooling is essentially learning powered by interest and self-motivation. Thus, your education is independent from the expectations of normal schools. So instead of having a teacher tell you what to learn, it’s you who decides what is interesting and proceed to learn about it through research and experience.

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  1. Hi, everyone. I’ve (finally) started a blog that I want to use to help people read and write better. I’ve started with a commitment to publish a new vocabulary word a week, with cartoon and rhyme included.

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    1. A weekly commitment, huh? Did you know that you could schedule blog posts ahead of time? That way you can focus on getting new material out here without suddenly remembering you have to put something up. Also it’ll give your audience an idea of when to expect you to come knocking on their Reader feed. It’s right keen.

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  2. Hey everyone,

    Check out my recent blog post. I’m getting married next saturday and wanted to share my experiences!

    Like comment share 🙂

    Koree Jade x

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