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

    As usual, I 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 you first post or a post from your first month of blogging, or leave a supportive comment for a new blogger, please head to the Community Pool (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/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. Hey guys. I am new. English isn’t my native language. So you’ll see there are not many vocabs I use in my post, but I’m trying. I love being descriptive but because of my lack of English vocabulary I find it difficult. I love post about ideas and thoughts, self-improvement. I don’t have anything specific on my blog. I write whenever i feel like and about anything that pops into my mind. Feel free to visit

      https://acoffeetale.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/a-ghost-shall-dance/

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      1. That’s nice. I’m also not a native speaker but thanks to good education, i can comfortably articulate myself in the best way possible. Let me check out your blog.

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    2. Hello Everyone! I am a new blogger writing about my life experiences and views on the world around us. I want to be able to show my passion towards things without stumbling upon my words like I do in daily life. I recently wrote a post that I poured my heart into and would be so grateful if you checked out as I really want to raise awareness to the cause.

      https://itsasimpleworld.wordpress.com/2017/05/03/watching-tourettes-devlop/#more-254

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      1. Great post. You have well written on’ The tourette syndrom’, which is a really difficult subject to write on. I do hope that it reaches the heart of many readers, thus raising awareness on this delicate and sad troublesome problem.

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      2. I like your work. The blog is off to a great start and you sound quite mature for a 15 year old. The title is especially interesting: life can be kept simple but many people just don’t figure out how.

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      1. That’s great! I’m sort of in the same boat as you! Currently traveling Europe for a couple months. But you definitely have to open yourself up to new experiences and people! Nice post

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    3. Hey everyone. I took a break from work to travel Europe for 3 months! I wanted to use this platform to write about my experiences and share them with friends, family and others who either don’t have the same opportunity and those who think they can’t travel for whatever reason. I’ve treated this as an open journal of sorts and would love to see what you all think. The first post is leaving New York and it goes on from there. Thanks!

      https://markmingura.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/see-ya-later-ny/

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  2. Hey new friends! Just wanted to welcome you and give you a little pointer. When posting on forums like First Friday and Community Pool, instead of just posting your link and hoping for the best, give a little detail of what your blog is all about. This way, if people are interested in your topic, they are more likely to check out your site. Happy blogging!

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  3. Hi guys..
    I just started blogging a few days back and my first post was about how i got the ieda to write the the people who motivated to start this blog. I have writter few more blogs after that but would love to know everyone’s thought about it and some pointers as on how i could make it better.
    http://wp.me/p8HXUe-4

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      1. Hi Astha,

        I have gone through a couple of your writings. They are honest and great.

        Few suggestions from me
        1) Streamline your thoughts and decide what contents each of the paragraph should carry.
        2)Read, re-read and read every word loud to avoid spelling and grammatical errors.
        3)Take is slow, don’t be in a hurry to post.

        Welcome and Happy Blogging.

        vijaykorwar.wordpress.com

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    1. Very nice post … 🙂
      Just two things – somehow I didn’t find the “like” button in the post, I guess you check the page url.
      And the other thing – It’s good if you use only a few tags and one or at the max two categories, because WordPress spams posts with too much tags and categories (counted together).
      Keep it up…. 🙂

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    2. OMG! I don’t know, maybe I am in such a good mood today or your piece was just that fantastic cos I was able read every paragraph like am editing my post..haha. I usually don’t like long post without pictures… but I liked yours. Lets start with always add pictures that tells your story. It’s just makes people like me stay I like the fact that you put paragraphs properly and finally your conclusion was perfect.
      Overall it is an amazing piece. I left my comment on your piece already. You have got my attention and follow cos I resonate with your story.

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      1. Thankyou so much. I am loving all the support and motivation from you and the others.❤
        Will try to improve in the next post and surely put up photos along because I too​ am never able to read long posts.😅

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    3. Welcome 🙂

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

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    4. 1. The content is great, its motivating and inspiring, the emotions are very well laid out. I’m looking forward to your future posts.
      2. There’s text widget on your sidebar which you need to remove
      3. I cant find your like button
      4. The whole of your post is displayed on your home page which makes it really lengthy , if you can use a “readmore” widget or a theme which displays your posts in the form of tiles?squares where you on clicking the post will be displayed on a new page that would be great.
      5. I only found the Home page in your site. Do you have the “about” and “contact” page?

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      1. Thankyou for the review. I do have a about and contact page but it does not consist of much information yet.
        I will just add on some widgets that can help the visitors.
        I am not able to know why people are not able to find the like button but there are a few likes on my posts and I can’t get to the base of the problem. I hope to resolve this issue soon.
        Thanks over-all. It was of a great help.❤

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      2. If you do have an about page and contact page add them on the menu option in your home page cause I didnt find them (maybe some technical glitch at my end)
        Yes do add some widgets and try checking your post in the reader section of the WordPress to see whether the like button is showing up or not. Glad to have helped. and you’re welcome. And yeah, if you can , would love some feedback on my recent blogpost. Here’s the link : https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/upheaval/
        Thanks again 🙂

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    1. Your photos are amazing. My only suggestions are to add some photos into the blog posts to break up the text. You could also add subtitles to the paragraphs, it breaks it up further and is good for SEO if you use keywords in the subtitles. Great job overall. I’m looking forward to following you. Safe & Happy Travels
      Cheryl
      http://www.adventuredawgs.com

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    1. Congrats on your first month! I love your tips and commented on the post. We’re about to hit 5 months on June 1. Keep up the great work! -Cheryl

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    1. 1. When you’re pasting the link to your site here, kindly add a http before the link, it help-s in accessing your page at one click. So your link should look like this: https://juhimishra09.wordpress.com/
      2. Get your about page written up. People love to know about the author and their perspectives.
      3. There is text widget on your sidebar which you can remove using the theme customizing option.
      4. The “Mornings” post was good. Simple and short, the picture was of good clarity but there’s a huge scope for improvement.
      Keep writing.

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    1. I feel really glad to have read the blogpost. The post was so powerful. I salute your strength and will power. I wish you all the best and hope you achieve great heights. Keep writing and inspiring

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    1. Hey. I loved the intro, the touch of humor it had just made it more interesting to read. I absolutely support you on being against the unjust discrimination of someone whose height doesnt correspond well enough to his/her age. Its disheartening to see such low mindset of people. But I loved your content. However you can keep a site title and you need to remove the text widget which you can by using the theme customizing option and get your about page written up. Keep writing. Cheers!
      -Diganta

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      1. Thank you 💕 I do have a tendency to waffle but with the help of this blog I hope to sharpen my writing skills. Maybe more punchier sentences for the next post and more pictures? Thanks again for your feedback x

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      2. Wow, I like this, I am a very busy person so definitely I won’t be able to go through everyone’s link, the best way to get yourself noticed is to voice out and that’s what you have just done. Great!.
        But next time try go to the person’s page, show interest in the his/her posts then ask. Gives the person more gear and boost (energy) to take time and review.
        Be warned that I don’t sugarcoat my reviews. I say it just the way it is. I will check it out in a bit.

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    1. wait where’s the link lol? Okay I went through your page. It was super fun. The humor totally got me. Point number 3 of Things I have learned in last 24 hours is so legit. Haha. Keep writing. Cheers!

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  4. Well I’ve now completed 3 weeks as a blogger so still relatively new. However, the time will soon come when ‘First Friday’ will be pushing it a little. I’m still changing style and relevance in my writing and have now gone for a more personal story based on my own memories…
    https://everythingaboutfootballweb.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/5-years-ago-that-night-we-painted-munich-blue/
    Thanks to everybody for the help and support over the past few weeks as well as all the likes and comments 😀

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    1. Great poem! I did notice you didn’t use any categories or tags. Using them, helps attract more viewers and thus, getting more recognition. The tags and categories can be added under POST SETTINGS. A total of 15 only must be used, if they exceed the count, it won’t be categorised! I hope this helps you. Happy blogging! 🙂

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      1. You’ll learn slowly slowly,don’t worry! You can always participate in the Community Pool and explore the official WordPress page as well, to learn about all the tips and tricks. 🙂

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    2. 1. Is there only one page ,i.e , the home page in your website cause I didnt find a menu which can lead me to your about or contact page (if you do have it)
      2. Try using categories and tags, helps attract more interest and keep your blog systematic and organized
      3. If you can try adding post-related media content to your posts, it can help it look more appealing to the readers.
      4. Your writing is nice and simple, you can work on your choice of words though.
      keep writing as always. Cheers!

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      1. Hey Shreya . I went through your site . It seems you have some place holder text , remove / edit them using the “Text widget” section in your theme customizer. Secondly get your about page written up . I’ll read through your posts and will leave my feedback on your page in the comments section. Already followed you . Thanks for sharing .cheers!

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    1. I always admire your blog and the pictures you have clicked and incorporated in your pots, the blackboard theme is amazing. Just one advise, get your about page written up, readers love to know more about their author and his/her perspectives and ideas. Keep writing as always. Cheers!

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    1. Welcome 🙂

      I noticed that you still have some placeholder text in your blog’s sidebar, over on the right — you can remove or edit that by going to My Site > Customize > Widgets. Look for the Text Widget! Looks like you have a placeholder post at the top of your blog as well; you can delete it in My Site > Posts.

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    2. Hey your post was really powerful. The feminist tone it engulfed was very strong and the flow of it was great. You have a placeholder post and text widget on your sidebar which you can remove using the theme customizing option. Keep writing. All the best!

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      1. Hey. Thanks a lot for your comment and motivation. It is very motivating getting feedback’s. I will look into removing the text widget and post placeholder

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    1. Welcome 🙂

      I noticed that you still have some placeholder text (the “this is a text widget” bit) in your blog’s footers, down at the bottom of the page — you can remove or edit them by going to My Site > Customize > Widgets. Look for the Text Widgets!

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    2. 1. Get your about page written up, readers love to know about their authors and their perspectives.
      2. Your content is good , improve on your wording probably. Keep writing more
      3. In your “blog” page, your posts arent showing however theyre showing up on your home page.
      4. While commenting here kindly paste a link to your page as it will help everyone to easily access your site

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      1. I’m asking myself the same . If you don’t you can require that page you can simply remove it by using the theme customising panel where you can manage all your pages . I’ll get back to you as soon as I find a solution to that .

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    3. Great start Dera. Your home picture makes me long to go to the beach and your determination message is motivation.

      One thing to consider, as most people are viewing on mobile devices and trying to read quickly, typing in letter case vs. all caps. Letter case just makes your work easier to read as the eye can automatically recognize the shapes of word and flow quickly. All caps makes everything blocky and we have to slow down and really look at each word. Maybe its the ADD in me that finds it hard to focus on the blocks.

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    1. Congratulations on the next chapter of your life! You never know who’s going to be reading this and would feel the same way about *their* new chapters – it tugs at the feels when they have evidence that someone out there is going through the same thing at roughly the same time.

      Now, to make your blogging experience a better one, just as you’re fixing things around your new home to make it more like a home, so should you do with your blog; it’s going to be a home of sorts for a while, so why not make it comfortable for you? Spend an hour or two (have your favorite beverage handy) in the Customizer adding site titles, fixing text Widgets, putting things in your About Me page, and just getting to know your theme. Fix colors, maybe even test out new theme/color combinations…? Just have fun, really. It’s your blog, it’s your home, why not make it home-y?

      https://scicasual.wordpress.com

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    1. The image you painted was so vivid and clear. Your attention to details and the way you set it up as if I myself was observing that girl. It was beautiful in its own context. The like button isnt loading up (I dont know why, probably some technical glitch) And get your “About” page written up. Keep writing, cheers. 🙂

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  5. Hi everyone, I need followers with my blog because it is just needed for my subject. However, I am new with blogging and I love to write such things. Can you help to gain followers and also can you visit my blog and comment some suggestions? Even I will pass my subject, I’d still continue to be a blogger. So, please? Can you help to accomplish both? To be a good blogger and to gain followers. Thank you so much in advance. 🙂

    Here is the link, justreallymythoughts.wordpress.com

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    1. There’s no secret recipe to get more followers. Its a barter system here, you read, like or leave feedback on other’s blogs, they do the same in return. So you gotta read , find people, participate in Community Pool on Mondays and First Friday on Fridays. And your writing is very motivating, and is deep and raw with an intense tone. However I noticed you dont use categories, using categories can prove to be beneficial as it helps in getting more attention. Keep writing as always. Cheers!
      And also while pasting your link here in the comments kindly add a http before the link as it makes it more easier for everyone to access your site with one click

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      1. It is just something I need first. I love writing stuffs, but this time I only need some followers in order for me to pass such subject. I still continue my blog after this subject.

        Thank you for that suggestions. 😊

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      2. could you explain what kind of subject requires a blog with many followers? assuming that’d be true – what would be the point of this? and why are you asking me to follow you back while you haven’t even followed me. x)

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      3. Well, then you can prove your profs or whoever forces you to gain 50 followers for no reason that their idea is bs and that you need to have a genuine interest in something along with having patience and stuff if you wanna do any kind of art xD

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    1. “P for pain” was amazing. You have a long way to go. However my advise is to customise your theme add some menus, your about page and contact page, make them accessible, add categories for your posts, and as always keep writing. Cheers!

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  6. Hi, everybody
    I’m very pleased to introduce you my 1rst website and blog. Come and read it. It’s in French but I hope it will give you satisfaction. It’s about coaching for particulars and companies around personal development, wellness,…
    Please have a look on it and like, leave a comment and share with your contacts : https://etincelleconseils.com

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    1. Maybe a few pictures (just a few – this looks like a business blog rather than a personal one) with your company branding on it? You could even use your company branding as part of your banner or even your profile picture. Of course, I’m not particular good at business advertisement, so take that bit of advice as you please.

      https://scicasual.wordpress.com

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    1. Hello! I try writing based on observation, and attempt to decorate it with metaphors and other forms of what I call ‘glitterati’.
      It doesn’t have to convey you you exactly how I mean it to, but it’s very likely that it will strike a chord with each of you.

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    2. Welcome 🙂

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

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      1. Hi. Is the text gone? I couldn’t find the sidebar on my page. Deleted the first post blog. Is that what you were asking me to do? Still getting used to it, so haven’t fully gotten the hang of it. 🙂

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      1. Go to your theme customizing panel and look for the pages. There shall be 3 default pages : “home”, “About” and “Contact” . Click on any one to edit and update them or you can even add more pages to your site. Hope this helps

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      2. welcome! No it isnt. The app on the phone is just the condensed form of the site. But if you’re using the app on your phone, then write your posts using your computer. I prefer the site over the app, however thats only my personal opinion.

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    1. Welcome!

      FYI: that link goes to your dashboard, which is private, so people won’t be able to see your site. The simplest way to get the public link is to go to your blog’s homepage and click on the post title. Then, copy the address you see in your browser’s address bar and use that.

      Here’s your homepage: https://wishyoumore.com/

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  7. Hello my fellow new loggers, How are you all? Finally, I published my first blog. Please check it out, I need followers too, Let’s help each other out. Here’s the link of my first blog http://wp.me/p8Jpyo-6 please leave a comment and a link to your blog so that I can give my support to you too. Happy Blogging everyone.

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      1. Thank you for appreciating. I dont know probably my writing skill is influenced by me reading more and more amazing blogs like yours and many others, it just motivates me to write better to achieve the same standards

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