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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. Loving the style of your blog, very inspirational, and very motivational. Really love your way of writing, and the way that your blog speaks for itself. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Really loving the way that you write, you have a peculiar vogue to your writing. Little footnotes, there is a text widget at the top right of your blog, you may add a cover picture on your blog, you could fill your about page up, just by pressing the customise button on your page. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Wonderful first post… one of the most intense writing..really liked it..
      However some observations from my side. First the text widget which needs an edit. Your social icons on the blog can be linked to you social channels. About page also needs an edit. Try to add “Read More” tags for your blogs so that on the home page more posts are shown with little info for each of your posts. It looks very tidy that way. Hope this helps…Good luck.

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      1. Its not complex just to to My Sites on the right top menu and then down to themes and choose customize.. you will figure out.. let me know if you need further help. Try it its not that difficult! Good luck!

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    3. True. To Share your views in writing looks difficult but as you start you feel like you have shared what was hidden and it makes you peaceful . this is an amazing world to share what you feel 👌

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    1. I think I have seen your blog somewhere. haha. Likewise, my comments are still similar. Loving the way that you bring out your posts. Just a little suggestion, you could actually break your 3 day guide to Rome into 3 posts to make it a bite size. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. This was a very informative post!! It made me feel like I was actually there. I enjoyed reading about your adventures. Awesome post! Thank you for sharing!

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    3. Josie it looks like you are still setting up a lot on your page, but you are off to a great start. I was by the pictures and the menu that promises more to come. .. cant wait to see what’s coming about dubai, and also your london travel guide. . .

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      1. Thanks! Yeah I feel like setting up organises me a bit more, I have a London post going on later today and a Dubai post later in the week! Hope you enjoy them and follow! 🙂

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    1. First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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    2. Really love the way that you intertwine those words into a piece of wonderful poetry. Loving the style that your blog has, and your poems are really powerful. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Great start. Loving the way that you bring out your posts, and the way that you write. Really love the style that you have on your blog, it is very peculiar. There is something about your about page, it is rather empty, you could add some thing in it. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Wonderful first post Pratibha….really liked it..
      However some observations from my side. First social icons on the blog can be linked to you social channels. About page also needs an edit. Hope this helps…Good luck.

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    1. First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post published within the last month. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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    2. Really love the design of your blog. Loving the pictures that you have, they are very nice and aesthetic, and the style of your writing is very nice, the quotes especially, depicted very nicely. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A very great start. Loving the way that you bring out your posts, and the style that your blog has. Little footnotes, there is a text widget at the bottom of your page that could be changed, the about page is rather empty, all could be edited by pressing the customise button on your page. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Nice starting of blog and initial posts, like the soothing theme you have there!
      However some observations from my side. First the text widget at the footer which needs an edit. Your social icons on the blog can be linked to you social channels or completely be removed. About page also needs an edit. Hope this helps…Good luck.

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    3. Welcome to the blog world. The theme you’ve chosen is beautiful and your writing is great. Try to find time to work on the areas that are still holding default text like the widget, about page and contact page. Overall good start though, happy blogging!

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    1. Wow… Splendid start. Loving the style of your writing and the diversity of your blog, crafting beautiful poems with your magical words and delivering your short stories in a minute and captivating way. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post published within the last month. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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    1. I love it! I’m always interested in reading about other people’s life experiences, so I’ll be following your future posts! 🙂

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    2. Please don’t be terrified to share! Well, that’s a little silly because we’re all terrified. What I meant is you don’t have a reason to be terrified. 🙂 It sounds as if you’ll have answer content to share on your blog! Thank you for sharing! And I wish you all the best! 💫

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    3. First of all salute to you Haley… 🙂
      Great blog and I am sure you will have the best of the experiences to share.. Please keep updating as you get a opportunity to do so..
      Cheers and good luck and be safe!

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    4. Love it! Only thing I would say is that if your post only has one image it may be better to choose either feature or in text. Just looks like it has copied multiple times. I personally find variety of images helps (can also break up text well). Hope that is helpful 👍🏻

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      1. So do either or and not use it as a feature photo? And also to do more photos? I love love love feedback, so thank you for taking the time!

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      1. Hi @Darie. T,

        Thanks for your enthusiasm here on First Fridays and thanks for commenting on others’ posts. I’m sure people appreciate it. I’ve noticed, though, that you leave multiple similar, short comments — I’d suggest perhaps focusing on fewer bloggers, but offering more substantive feedback. This has a much better chance of starting a conversation, providing useful feedback to the blogger whose site you visited, and encouraging other people to take a deeper interest in your work.

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    1. Hey. I would recommend breaking up your post – maybe with subtitles or if possible in the future more pictures. Maybe end with a summary of a few tips for people travelling to Dallas.

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    2. Looks good to me. Only comment would be to break up your posts a bit. Lots of words isn’t always bad but pictures would massively help break it up. I personally find breaking posts down in to multiple ones in a series (with lots of images) works way better. Hope that helps 😁👍🏻

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    1. Gotta love a gaming blog. Personally think more pics (or gameplay videos) would help this. Also I find game reviews usually start (or end) with available platforms so people can find it for their consoles. Hope that helps and I look forward to some more gaming action! 👍🏻

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    1. Nice blog, it’s neatly set up and it looks professional. One tiny tip of improvement: your header images are a bit low-quality. Headers are the first thing readers see, so it’s like the packaging of a product and pretty important! Other than that, I like your theme and topics you write about. You have a really great blog!

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    1. First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post published within the last month. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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    1. Really great start. Loving the style of your blog, simplistic yet informative. Really love those post that you provided about the tips and tricks for life. A little footnote, a cover picture would be nice on your blog would be nice. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Hey… nice blog there and posts looks good.. Just a note that those social icons of the blog could be linked to your social channels or completely removed. Rest all done well.. Keep writing and good luck!

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    1. Loving the style of your blog. Really love the way that you write, especially the Grenfall tower tragedy, you depicted it with precision and in your very own words. A little footnote, your about page is rather empty, fill it up if you may. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Powerful message. Thank you so much for sharing! You have a wonderful writing style that draws the audience in. I look forward to further posts from you. Also, welcome to the blogging community!! 😃

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    1. Really great start for your blog. Loving the style of your writing, very minute and capturing tonnes of details in your writing. A little footnote, your about page needs a little information. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Nice blog buddy, looking nice. Very soothing theme you have there. Just note those social icons could be linked to your social channels or be deleted altogether ..
      Good luck and keep posting!

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      1. Thanks Raj. Still fumbling my way through design and functions. I thought I had I the icons figured out…back to the drawing board. Happy writing and good weekend to you.

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      2. Just go to “My Sites” and theme customize option … scroll down to your social icons and click the pen icon to open up the social icon widget customizer .. there you will be able to connect your channel … take your time.. you will get it… cheers.. you have a great weekend too.

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    1. Loving the posts that you have on your blog, really love the way that you write. I notice that you still keep your roots tied to yourself, that is a good thing, the post in Bahasa Indonesia or Bahasa Melayu (I’m not so sure haha) is really good. Harap-harap anda post banyak lagi. Have hope, write on!

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    2. First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post published within the last month. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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      1. Krista or I could say admin, you could stop spamming the same comment on other bloggers comment. The bloggers have the right to post here, because I reckoned that I have cited to you about the new writing style that we have as we pursue our lives each day. Every one has a new voice, a new idea to share with the community, and I got suspended from commenting on the daily post for doing some thing similar. I hope you get the message. A new day, a fresh idea, a brand new style of writing, and the bloggers deserve to share their thoughts in this ‘free to speech’ platform.

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      2. @zeckrombryan: please don’t conflate moderation with spamming. This forum is for specifically for people sharing their first post published in the last month. This is clearly stated in the First Friday post, and we strive to keep this a place specifically reserved for brand-new bloggers. Instead of deleting comments outright, I offer a kind redirection to the Community Pool, which is a place for more seasoned bloggers to share their blogs and their voice.

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    3. Hey checked your blog and looks good but couple of points to note.
      Your home as well as blog menu both not pointed to your blogs. Actually you might want to keep just one of them and point your blogs to that page using theme customization.
      Also I find the font size is kind of little for people with not so good vision.
      Hope this helps… Keep writing and good luck!

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      1. Yes.. take your time.. it takes sometime for everyone. Even I started some 2 months back, but now I am comfortable setting up things. Let me know if you need help.. Cheers!

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    4. Nice post. Only comment would be it is a little hard to read with the image behind the text. When the photo is dark the text isn’t visible. Personally I would always stick to white background and black text. I’m oldschool like that 😁
      Keep up the good work 👍🏻

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    1. Really love the style of your writing, they are really good. Loving the style that your blog has, it is really simplistic. A little footnote, you could add a cover picture for your blog to make it look better. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Really need some posts from you. It would be neat if you include some of your thoughts and writings and your skills in writing. A great start. A little foot note, you could add a cover picture for your blog to make it look better. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. LOL!! Too funny! I like the nickname. I’m still trying to figure out how these community pools and first Fridays work. 😂😂😂😂😂 thank you for the laugh!

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    1. Hey Yen, nice blog and already done a good progress.. The theme fits good for the type of post and images you are posting.
      Keep going.. Good luck!

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    1. I have a little read through your story, loving it until the recent post. Keep it up. I also do some short stories on my blog, and I used to start solely on these kinds of series only, but if you wanna be diverse, I suggest you to write some flash fiction or factual to keep your readers occupied. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Hey nice blog but this area is for new comers to post their first post. For people like you there is a Community Pool. Please do post there.. Hope you understand..
      Good luck!

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    1. A very caffeinated blog. Haha. Pun unintended. Really love your style of bringing out coffee at your own words. Although I am not a caffeine lover, but I do love your passion for coffee. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post published within the last month. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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    2. Really love your style of blogging. The travel posts that you provide on your blog is simply intriguing. Loving the style of your writings, and the way that you bring out your posts, leaving a smile when we read them. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Don’t every stop blogging, the momentum must be there. By the way, loving the way that you post, messy but very intricate, a cover picture for your blog would be nice. There is a point in time where my blog’s views are plummeting because nobody reads them, haha, and because I did not pay for any services that wordpress provides and only uses their free platform, my views were below ten per week at a point in time. Persevere. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Hey nice begining of blog and the post. One thing I want to suggest is that try to use the consistent font sizes. On your post different font sizes used it give the illusion that they are all heading for different posts. Hope you understand.. Keep writing and good luck!

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      1. Yes its is at the begining, try to access “My sites” and then theme….customize …all the things can be set from there.

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    1. Blossoms haha, really nice start. Loving the cover picture that you have. Loving the style that you write, and the way that you bring out your posts. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Good start. I like the part where you talked about the significance of subtle things in life. Let’s see what you’ve got in store for us, keep writing and good luck!

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  1. Hello am new here as well.
    I posted something just as an introduction to myself. Should I say I was introducing myself? But it’s mostly going to contain poems and short stories. Thanks a lot

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    1. Really nice start. Loving the way that you write and the way that you bring out your posts. Really love the theme that you have chosen for your blog. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Hey Bruce, nice start and the first post. Just a thought.. your social icons could be linked to your social channels. Also its good idea to add a about and contact page..
      Good luck.. and keep posting!

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    1. Really love the way that you bring out your posts, and the style of your writing, really captivating. Great start. A cover picture for your blog would be nice. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A Math lover! Haha, feels great to meet one, because I also love Maths. Really love your write-ups, and the way that you bring out your posts. Great start. A cover picture for your blog would be nice. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. Hi Nida,

      First Fridays are for brand-new bloggers sharing their first post published within the last month. You’ve got more experience under your blogging belt and you’re ready to visit the Community Pool — a place where more seasoned bloggers share their work and ask for feedback. Thanks for understanding!

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    3. Hey Nida.. nice blog and the posts, looking great. One suggestion from my side, try to insert the “read more” tags to your posts, this way your home page looks tidy and people dont have to scroll through the whole post to navigate to next post.
      Hope this helps… Good luck! And Happy Ramadan! 🙂

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