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

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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. Hi everyone!

    I was inspired to start a personal blog to chronicle my journey in overcoming thyroid cancer. I was diagnosed recently, just in June, and it’s been quite a ride since then, but I’m thankful that I’m on the road to recovery. I had a total thyroidectomy exactly a week after I got the diagnosis. I hope to connect with fellow thyroid cancer warriors through my blog. I look forward to hear from some of you. Glad to have seen this post.

    Sharing my first post in WP:
    https://trademarkedbylove.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/the-diagnosis/

    Thanks!

    Kristine

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    1. Hi there,
      What a lovely way for a teenager to shape their life! I’m so happy to see a 14 year old wanting to make the world a better place through positivity.
      Hoping to see lovely posts from you.
      Happy blogging! 🙂

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  2. Hi everyone! Here is my online photography portfolio/blog I recently made. The first blog post, linked below, is sort of personal, I feel, but also one that someone may relate to. That sentence pretty much sums up my entire blog, actually! I’m still uploading old photos and figuring out more links of WordPress but in the meantime, feel free to reply to this comment with any suggestions for improving my site; I’m here to learn! :^)

    https://pixelsandperspective.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/the-social-introvert-that-i-am/

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      1. Bonjour! Thank you for the feedback! I’m happy to have discovered your blog just now; I took French during my four years of high school and want to also keep learning while strengthening the skill. I have so much trouble understanding fluent speakers!😭

        Well, I just want to wish you la bonne chance, and also ask for some help: how did you add the social media logo links on your page?

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    1. haa.. so sweet!
      I can’t wait for the blogger to blossom into a real pro!
      You are already becoming one.. you know? 😉
      Welcome to the blogosphere! Happy blogging! 😀

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  3. Hi all,
    I started my blog last week. It’s called The Daily Dare, where I post a challenge every day and complete them within 24-hours. It is simple, fun and anybody can participate as well.
    Please take a look and provide your comments. If you like, please follow the blog and feel free to join the dares!
    Link -> https://thedailydare.wordpress.com/

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    1. Welcome 🙂

      A word of advice — I noticed you’re using a lot of tags on your post. The WordPress.com Reader actually filters out posts that use more than 15 tags and categories (combined) as an anti-spam measure, so using this many tags actually makes it harder for folks to find your posts, which is sad! If you cut your tags down to the most relevant, you’ll actually draw more readers.

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  4. Hello, I’m a new blogger and started today! I’m here to learn from other people, looking at their experiences and how I can use them to guide me in life. I’m also wanting to share my story of grief but also of the struggles and happiness of daily life. I’m honest and love to read other honest pieces so please message me if you think I’d be interested in your blog or any recommendations as I need to find some others to follow. I like to see the world in a positive light and want to share my experiences to make it feel more acceptable to talk about feelings and simple challenges that people face. Please have a little look, I’d love some feedback as I plan to start telling my story as soon as I can ☺️ https://mylittlelibellule.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/first-blog-post/

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