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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. Your blog looks great, I absolutely love the theme and the layout. Secondly, all the best for your trip. I really liked the essentials you have got already for the trip. And as always, keep writing and sharing your story. Cheers! 🙂

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    2. It was a great layout indeed… safe journey on your trip. I like the pictures inserted instead of just words of things you packed as essential. Good job. Welcome to WP community!

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    1. Loved the post and the theme of your blog. New York so full of life, the pictures are so beautiful and tell stories about the city within themselves. However I noticed you’re using a lot many tags as WordPress actually filters out posts having 15 or more number of tags and categories combined. Do reduce the number of tags you use and just keep the most relevant ones. Keep writing as always. Cheers! 🙂

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    2. Beautiful pics and you have got a very nice and lean theme here. However I would suggest you to use less images in the one post. You could have different post for different pics. So many pics in one post will distract reader and he / she will not read the whole article.

      This is my personal view, you may not want to follow.

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    1. That’s a nice start. Your insights on Reality and Truth were good. I would suggest you to try out some Themes and proper layout to make your blog look more beautiful.
      All the best. Keep writing.

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    2. Hey I went through your page. Looks like you have placeholder texts on your sidebar which you need to remove/edit using the “Text Widget” section of your Theme Customizer. Secondly, get your about page written up. Next, I like your poem, the gist of it, but certainly there is a scope for lots of improvement and I hope you go ahead to be a great writer. And yes if you can I would love some reviews on my blog. Here’s the link to it: https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/ .
      Thanks again and as always keep writing. Cheers! 🙂

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    3. Lovely poem….. keep it up. However you need to check few things on your blog.

      Oh my sunshine link page is broken, pls check it once and remove if not required. Also remove text widget in the sidebar.

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    1. Khaled Hosseni is one of my all time favourites and certainly the book review for “The Kite Runner” was a great read. I would rate it at a 4.5. I really liked your about page. Keep posting as always. Cheers! 🙂

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  1. Hello everyone, I’m Lavender, a talkative introvert who’s in a serious relationship with grilled chicken and Coke. I’m also a first time blogger and I would absolutely love it if I could get firsthand feedback and tips about my blog. Here’s the link to my first post https://lavenderhilldiary.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/conversation-corner-how-i-became-best-friends-with-the-devil/
    Thanks a mil in advance to everyone who helps. Kisses.

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    1. Really like your theme and the title “The Lavender Diaries”, you’re off to a good start, keep on writing and developing as a blogger. Do get your “About” page written up. Was a pleasure to go through your site. Cheers! 🙂

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    2. Nice and detailed conversation 😀 this won’t have been possible without good imagination. Master piece.
      One thing I noticed is your comments are not visible, pls change the font colour of your comment.

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    1. Very new and unheard concept. I am certainly looking forward to know more about it. however I did notice you have placeholder texts on your sidebar which you need to remove/edit by using the “Text Widget” section of your Theme Customizer and also get your “About” page written up and as always keep writing. Cheers! 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment. Seeing as I have zero blogging experience, the support I have received with in this community has definitely encouraged me to continue writing.

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      1. I have checked your posts. You’re really doing well.It would be nice if you write your about page. Also you can add some widgets. Best of luck.
        Keep writing 😊😊

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  2. Hey guys. I came across a wonderful blog which enlightened me about “Ottava Rima” – an eight stanza poem with the rhyming scheme as : abababcc . So, I tried one of my own and I wrote it as a tribute for the victims of sexual abuse. I would love if you could give it a read and leave some feedback. Here’s the link to it: https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/violet-and-vices/
    I would love to do the same in return so don’t forget to put up your links to your pages in the comments. Thanks all. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Hi Diganta, your feedback to others is extremely welcome, but I’d like to remind you that First Friday posts are really for people writing and sharing their very first posts, which is not quite the case for you (you’ve been prolific — kudos!). You’re of course always welcome in the Community Pool threads.

      Thanks!

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    1. Yours is just amazing! What are your fav foods?
      Mine are:🍐🍑🍆🍯🥐🥖🧀🍕🌭🍝🍜🍥🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣🍱🍧🍙🍦🍢🍡🍩🍬🍵 Lots of Japanese stuff basically

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      1. Wow I guess that’s a complete list😅… Mine are🍍🍌🍎🍄🍖🍗🍔🌮🍜🍝🍘🍰🍩🍻🥃🍾🍳 and I also love to try different cuisine and enjoy eating them😋.you can call me a big time foodie!

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      1. Thank you so much. Thank you for spending some time to read my post. Just a small correction if you don’t mind, don’t take me wrong. The people over there are also rich. They help one another, encourage, play, eat, spread joy, love to learn etc., to my belief, it’s not how much money you have that make you rich.. it’s just small things like those that makes you truly rich. Mainly, when you influence and touch the heart of someone, you’ll live on.. you’re truly rich 😊

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      1. The fight against depression can sometimes turn very ugly and ultimately lead to a mess. I hope maybe by expressing yourself here you’ll do one better in tackling against depression. Wishing you all the best

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    1. Hey welcome to WP. The link you have commented is not right its taking readers to their own edit page.
      For the right link: Go to your home page< and copy the link on the address bar
      🙂

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    1. Read the 1st chapter , It was good. However one advise would be not to use repetitive words like “man” (according to my personal opinion ), otherwise it was great, the flow, attention to details and the feeling of a real time conversation was vivid from your writing. Keep it up. And if you could, would love some feedback on my blog, I have some short stories of mine too. Here’s the link to it: https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/
      Thanks 🙂

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    1. Hello,
      This is a gentle reminder that First Fridays are really for blogger sharing their very first posts. For subsequent posts, you’re welcome to share and interact with others in our weekly Community Pool posts, of which there is a new one every Monday.

      Thanks!

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      1. It was, but thank you! I really enjoy sharing my story. Please feel free to read The Scars I Sleep With. It is a story I shared in my first post.

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    1. Hello,

      This is a gentle reminder that First Fridays are really for blogger sharing their very first posts. For subsequent posts, you’re welcome to share and interact with others in our weekly Community Pool posts, of which there is a new one every Monday.

      Thanks!

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Hello,
      This is a gentle reminder that First Fridays are really for blogger sharing their very first posts. For subsequent posts, you’re welcome to share and interact with others in our weekly Community Pool posts, of which there is a new one every Monday.

      Thanks!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Hi, I call myself Libra – this is my blog: https://libraandlavender.com/ I decided to write a blog about my path in witchcraft and feminism. Go ahead and take a look and tell me what you think. I also would like some sort of (positive) feedback on the layout and writing if you can spare of the time!

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      1. Thanks! Feminist Witchcraft is not a new concept, however, I do not follow most of what Pagan feminists believe – I’m trying to create my own witchery from what I’ve learned in feminism, history, and various paths within paganism.

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      2. Well, I don’t much an insight into paganism and witchcraft, hope your blog helps me in the same, however with the term “Feminism” I always have the debate in my mind regarding its battle against the “Feminazi”

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      3. “however with the term “Feminism” I always have the debate in my mind regarding its battle against the “Feminazi””

        For fear of misinterpreting your message, can you clarify this statement? Unless, you want to close this discussion. All you have to do is stop talking to me lol.

        Through my blog, I hope to bring the truth about feminism into light. Although, I’m not the first one to do this and not the last (there are other feminist blogs). And it is certainly a very large goal for one person.

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      4. Feminazi as termed here is the act of misinterpreting rights and misguiding people to use these rights in a way to give the female gender a more superior position over male gender. It’s a constant topic of debate

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      5. I have never heard of this term used that way – as a definition I mean. I’ve always heard it used as a derogatory term aimed at feminists to bully them or make them feel unsafe.

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    1. A very peculiar theme that you have chosen for your blog. Loving the style of your writing. Your perspective is impeccably depicted in your words, and they are good and exceptional reads. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Peculiar theme being my spirituality and political label? Or theme being the new Twenty Seventeen theme? The blog is purely for me to document my path in feminism and witchcraft. Thanks for commenting and giving me a big boost of confidence!

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      1. I thought WordPress automatically had a follow button on the bottom right. Did they change it? If so, where can I activate the follow button?

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    1. A very diversified blog. Loving the poetry that you have on your blog, the way that you miraculously weaved the words into stanzas of lines is just simply beautiful. Your writings are majestic, a very good depiction of your feelings and very captivating to the readers. Great layout and theme. Nice start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Beautiful poem! I left a comment on your page as well. Suggestion: You might get more notice if you use tags. Tags help your post to show up in searches. Some examples for this poem might be: lost, survival, life, fear, poem, poetry….

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    2. I really liked the poem, it was so gracefully penned but still I believe you can improve your wordings, and I noticed that you have some placeholder texts on your sidebar which you need to remove using the “Text Widget” section of your Theme Customizer. Keep writing as always with the same passion. Cheers! 🙂 And if you could, would love a feedback on my page,I have posted some poems too. Here’s the link to it: https://digantamisra1.wordpress.com/ Thanks 🙂

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    3. Those dreams are going to keep you alive. Keep it plural at times, it would be more majestic. Loving the way your draw and write. The words that you have laced together are beautiful. Nice layout and theme for your blog. A little footnote, there is a text widget at the top right of your page, you can customise it by pressing the customise button on your page. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Please don’t ever discourage yourself! Keep writing, everyone has their own strengths and styles. I look forward to reading more from you. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work (:

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    1. Loving the way that you craft your post, the way that you add a large prominent idea on top and substantiate below those wonderful ideas. A diversified and broadened mindset which writes to widen the readers perspective to a particular subject that you are writing about. Great start. Nice layout and theme. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Absolutely loved the theme and your writing is so vibrant and diversified. However I noticed you have some placeholder text on your sidebars which you need to remove/edit by using the “Text Widget” section of your Theme Customizer and also get your “About” page written up. You’re off to a great start, keep writing with the same passion as always. Cheers! 🙂

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    3. Hello,
      This is a gentle reminder that First Fridays are really for blogger sharing their very first posts as new bloggers — as we state in this post: “Please don’t use this as a space to share your first post…. that you published three years ago.”

      I see people have already replied to your post and I don’t want to delete this conversation, but we will do so for future posts that resurface older posts. You’re always welcome to share your posts at the Community Pool (there’s a new thread there every Monday).

      Thanks!

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    1. Wow… Spectacular… Loving the way how divergent your writing is, lacing those words magically into pieces of beautiful poetry. The theme and the layout that you have chosen for your blog really suits your vogue of writing. Great start. Wide choice of modernised writings. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Loving the theme that you chose for your blog, and the layout is fantastic too. I like the way that you write your posts, some wards mixing with some quotes and aesthetic pictures. Really loving the way that you depict those perspective of yours into words. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Love the layout and theme of your blog, it’s very vibrant. The pictures were so captivating and vivid. Though, in the short poem piece at the first it will be addict rather than adict, just a small spelling error. Keep going. All the best 🙂

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  4. Hi bloggers! I have never blogged before, so this is all new to me! Eventually I hope to have loads of opinion/advice posts but for now I’m just going to ramble! Lol. If you’d like to check out my blog, here’s my link. Thanks a bunches! apawtasticlife.wordpress.com

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    1. Hello,

      This is a gentle reminder that First Fridays are for bloggers sharing their very first posts (taken literally). For subsequent posts, you’re welcome to share and interact with others in our weekly Community Pool posts, which we publish every Monday.

      Thanks!

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