First Friday

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

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. Would suggest longer posts to be in two or three chapters for the convenience of busy readers like me..
      Glanced over your writings and they seem to interest me! Saving it for a later read! Keep them posts comings! ✌

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    – A post about Complex-PTSD and a pivotal point in recovery. This blog was created to encourage recovery from crisis, and to support readers in their own journeys.

    Within this blog is another ‘micro-blog’ where I allow readers a window seat to my soul. I’ve uploaded photos and journal entries, with this being the one that resonates most;

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    1. Beautiful poetry. Id suggest you to reply to positive feedback on your posts so new readers would know you’re active on the blog and will enjoy appreciating your writings! Keep up the lovely poetry!

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  2. Have you considered reading nonfiction?

    I really enjoy it because it allows me to learn the lessons that successful people learned the hard way, from the comfort of where ever I might be reading.

    If you are interested in the nonfiction I have been reading, or if you want to know what the benefits are from reading this genre in specific, please stop by my page. I post book reviews over biographies, classics, and inspiring nonfiction.

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      1. I’ve had someone else tell me to turn them on and then I’ve also had people that are able to comment. Do you know if it’s not available to everyone?

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      2. Your comments are on, they’re just only available on each individual post, not on the home page (which is standard/normal). With WordPress, comments are on by default — we assume you want them 🙂

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      1. Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster award. You just need to go to my blog, check the questions, do a blog post answering them, come up with your own and nominate other bloggers!

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    1. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of your posts. 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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  3. Hello newbies… welcome to the magical world of blogging… where reality and fantasy comes in between.. be brave in your blogging… keep up with the daily prompts by posting articles, photos, poems, news, music, videos, etcera… God speed!!!

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    1. I’d suggest getting to know a few people and reading some of their posts..
      Commenting and taking tips and ideas from a few blogs you’ve gone through and soon people will be returning the favor by checking out your posts too!

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    2. Hey! I’d suggest reflecting on what you’re really passionate about. Do you love beauty, travel, fitness, fashion, politics…? These are just examples, but once you decide what the theme of your post will be, the ideas should come on their own. Welcome to WordPress!

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