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New blogger? Welcome! Share a link to your first post, say hello to 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!” 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 know I will! Anything that has to do with food has my heart 🙂 and I am health nut, so there is no way I wouldn’t enjoy it! I wish we had more vegan restaurants around here, we are JUST now really getting some that are “healthy” places.

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    1. I love your blog!! I have a love hate relationship with food, so I think it will be beneficial reading your blog!! Continue your writing and I’ll definitely be reading it!!

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    1. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of your posts. 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.

      Welcome!

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      1. Gah, I am so sorry to hear that! Sadly tomorrows recipe also has cheese, (I’ve already bought the ingredients), but I can have a ‘no cheese’ recipe ready for Tuesdays post.
        Only question is if it should it be Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Dessert. Haha, making myself hungry. 🙂

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      2. Haha, well the torture is always free, but at least its only once in awhile. (Since not all recipes will have cheese) and who knows, maybe at one point, you will be able to have a bit of cheese, here and there. (DocApproved of course).

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      1. Hey I read either of the poems you mentioned in the link just now. They’re fantastic. The only thing is that you should keep your title more captivating. Let the reader guess what the poem is about. Let the meaning of the title unfold in the readers mind as they read through it. I’m going to be a blogger soon. I start my blog in the 13th of this month. 😁

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    1. The content of your love story is very interesting, loving it, but the text should be moved to the center a bit to make it more eye-soothing, avoid using short forms in your descriptive writing. Keep it up! Have hope!

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      1. Thank you for that, much appreciated. I guess what I mean to say is that I am not someone who practices the craft. I do not recall my grade school lessons for what makes a good piece academically/techinically etc. I’m really just putting things down the way I would relate them if in a conversation with someone. Thanks for the follow!

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      2. Ah, I now get your point but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a writer. The moment you write and conveys your emotions through writing..that’s when you become a writer. But of course if you want to be a “professional” ..You need to practice and study the craft.

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    1. Welcome 🙂

      I noticed that you still have some placeholder text in your blog’s sidebar, on the right — you can remove or edit that by going to My Site > Customize > Widgets. Look for the Text Widget!

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    1. The message that you’ll are giving out is really appreciated. Publish more posts and you’ll might find yourself with excess number of followers. ☺

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    1. Hey! Just as a quick heads up I only found one post written.. there are another 4 or 5 that appear to be blank by default. You can edit or delete them to ensure a more active looking set up.Also the name of your blog isn’t at the top, it just says ‘Site Name’, again by default. Other than that I like the theme you are using and your post was good! Keep it up and welcome to the blogging world 🙂

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    2. I was abt to comment abt the missing page , some blank widget, and post but I saw some fellow bloggers already commented abt all of it so..I hope you can customize your site in a more reader friendly blog soon..
      It’s okay, dear. You can do it!

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    1. Hi and welcome! You sound in very similar circumstances to me! I’ve been writing for over a year now and was originally searching for myself! Now I write about love and relationships if you want to pop by and have a look. Good luck!

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    2. I’m glad that you’re enjoying blogging! It is such a therapeutic hobby. Before I started, I never thought that I’d form such close relationships with some of my fellow bloggers! xx

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    1. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of your posts. 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. If you cut your tags down to the most relevant, you’ll actually draw more readers.

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      1. Aim for fewer than 15 tags and categories all together, any combination — 9 tags and 5 categories, 11 categories and 3 tags, 14 tags and no categories, etc.

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      1. Hi Danielle! Thank you for visiting! I really appreciate it! I’m SO PUMPED that you are finding valuable info that you can use to improve whatever you want to in your life. That’s all I want to do: Help people in some way. Add value. I am SO happy! 🙌 🙌 😀 😀✌️✌️👌👌🌸 🌸

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      1. Thank you Danielle. Once you’re planning to, you can hit me a question if there is. I’d love to exhaust my resources for yah. 😊
        I will add more help/tips to help other travellers. ❤

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