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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.

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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 their first post with the larger WordPress.com community. To share your post, copy and paste the link right into a comment here.

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. 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!

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!
  • The third time is not the charm: don’t share your stuff repeatedly, or in multiple First Friday threads. We’ll remove repeat posts.
  • 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. These will be removed as well.
  • Avoid repeated “Follow for a follow!” comments or repeatedly replying to comments with your link; this is considered spammy. (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. Hey everyone! I started to blog yesterday about things that keep my mind occupied, thoughts I find worth sharing and life in general. Would be happy if you have a read and maybe leave a like, comment or follow 😊
    Have a nice Friday!

    ://nilimiliblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/what-drives-us/

    Liked by 13 people

    1. Hello there, @thegirlonthego08,

      First Friday is really a space for brand new people to introduce themselves and meet one another, and for others to welcome and support them. As a blogger with a few posts under your blogging belt, I’d suggest checking out the Community Pool, which is where any blogger can seek feedback on any aspect of blogging.

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    1. Hi @rrr799,

      First Friday is really a space for brand new people to introduce themselves and meet one another, and for others to welcome and support them. As a blogger with a few posts under your blogging belt, I’d suggest checking out the Community Pool, which is where any blogger can seek feedback on any aspect of blogging.

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  2. Greetings Fellow Bloggers! I recently started a new blog about this and that, taking on all kinds of topics from rants, random thoughts, embarrassing stories, parenthood and more. Would love to connect with more of you!

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    1. Hi,

      I’m very grateful you decided to share your experiences with us, I’ve also been struggling with anxiety and overthinking. Thanks a lot, gonna follow for sure. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. A great and beautiful day, I read your work and greatly liked it. I’m an aspiring writer myself and would like to join you in your pilgrimage.

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  3. Hi everyone!
    I have created a new blog. I was getting a feeling that I go through a lot in my mind and perhaps I should write.
    I heard a lot about WordPress and people here. I invite you to visit my new blog and share your ideas.
    Lets begin a new friendship.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. You’ve got a good start going. Even personal blogs are an experiment in self-expression, which is itself an experiment in confidence.

      May I suggest throwing in a few images into your posts? Adds a little more space in your post and it’s a good creative exercise (moreso than people think).

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      1. Thank you! And I’ll definitely start adding images to my posts, I have been thinking about it for a while now. Thanks for all the advice 🙂

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    1. Hey! Courtney. I’ve checked out your, it’s pretty great.The theme looks interesting! Though, you’ve not made a post but I’d advise that don’t write long posts, it gets hard for a reader to read a long post. And if you want traffic on your blog then try to interact as much as you can with other fellow bloggers.
      Happy Blogging!! 🙂 🙂

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  4. Hi everyone! I’m so nervous about doing this but I just started a blog trying to see if there are others like me in the world. I really want to connect to people and I would love feedback and tips to do so for the future!

    Healinggold.wordpress.com

    ♥️ Excited to be apart of this blogging community my self esteem has kept me away for many years

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Thanks a lot for your inspiring post! It seems we’re both trying to figure out what we want from our lives and how to achieve our dreams. I wish you good luck on your journey, and lots of meaningful discoveries!

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      1. Aw thank you i’m happy to hear that we are not alone trying to find our way in this thing we call life! Thank you so much for the love !! I absolutely love your name btw.

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    2. Very inspiring! Self esteem is definitely something that every one struggles with at least one point in their life, so props to you for putting yourself out there and writing these words of inspiration

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  5. Hello and welcome, new folks! We’re really excited to meet you.

    As usual, we just want to remind everyone that we moderate the comments on First Friday pretty heavily — this is really a space for brand new people to introduce themselves and meet one another, and for others to welcome and support them. If you’re not here to either share your (recent) first post or leave a supportive comment, please head to the Community Pool, which is where any blogger can seek feedback on any aspect of blogging. And if you’re not sure what the guidelines here are, please read the above post — or just ask!

    Happy blogging, y’all 🙂

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    1. Hello @seunadetunji,

      Love what you’ve done with your blog — great work!

      I noticed on your About page you have links to your social media pages — I’d recommend linking those up on your sidebar as well. (They’re listed in your About me Widget, though they’re not clickable links.) Here’s a bit of info on how to use html to make a clickable link in your About me widget.

      https://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/

      Happy blogging!

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    1. Hi @imthenewgirl,

      First Friday is really a space for brand new people to introduce themselves and meet one another, and for others to welcome and support them. As a blogger with a few posts under your blogging belt, I’d suggest checking out the Community Pool, which is where any blogger can seek feedback on any aspect of blogging.

      Liked by 1 person