First Friday

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

Image by Nicole Beaulac.

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

For technical questions, visit the Support Forums.

To learn more about blogging, take a Blogging U. course.

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 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. I can’t access your post. My computer says this blog has been configured improperly and isn’t secure. To prevent my info being stolen, my browser won’t let me go there. I’m not tech-smart enough to understand what’s going on. Maybe you do and can fix it?


    1. Welcome 🙂

      I noticed that you still have some placeholder text in your blog’s footer (at the bottom) — you can remove or edit that by going to My Site > Customize > Widgets. Look for the Text Widget!


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere everyone. From personal experience, let me tell you that it’s a very friendly world with amazing people who will make you smile, laugh and even cry tears of joy with their posts. Be prepared to make new buddies as you go along. Have fun!

    Happy blogging! X

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  2. Hi! I just recently started my website and recently posted about my trip to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. I would love to connect with other bloggers ❤️️

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  3. Hello. This is my first post. At the age of 40 I decided to become an upholsterer. My blog is going to be about the ups and downs of this journey which is already underway. I already posted in First Friday but not until yesterday so my post was stuck right down at the bottom where no-one saw it so I hope it’s ok to post it again 🙂
    Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. A note for you — I noticed you’re using a lot of tags on your post. The 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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      1. Some themes don’t allow comments on “pages” so I had wondered if you might have used the page template instead of the post template. But I don’t know. Good luck in figuring it out!