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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. Taking a peek at your blog, you’ve got it set up nicely. Promise of interesting stories. You still need to do your first post so we have something to start on.

      And then I’d recommend you go into your Settings. In the left hand pop-out bar you’ll see Widgets. Click on that. You’ll see an “Install new widget” button down at the bottom of the screen. Click on that, choose the option of a Follow this blog button and install it in your side bar. this makes it very easy for new readers to follow you.
      There are a few other new widgets you might like to install as well, but start with this one. (My apologies if you already know all this.)

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      1. I just checked again and there is no text on the post on your Home page, just a narrow picture of your throat. I suspect the image you used on your blog post has filled so much of it that there’s no room to display the rest. If you posted text, it isn’t visible or find-able.

        On the other hand, posts don’t normally go on the Home page. That’s more a “greetings and a quick look at what I’ve written” page. Some of these new themes have a “page” called Blog and that’s where the actual posts go. You did go through ADD new Post, right — and not through ADD new Page?

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      2. The picture that you’re talking about has a text in the left bottom corner, “RN, who?”, if you click on that, it brings up the post. Several others have gotten to it no problem! Are you on desktop, tablet or phone? I’ll look at each view, in case there’s one in particular that isn’t showing up well.

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    2. Danika, I clicked on your link and went to this page https://nursedanika.blog/ It has a full screen pic of an operating room. When I click on the Home, About, and Contact links the screen changes slightly, but I go nowhere. Am I going to the wrong place?

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      1. Hi! Maybe I need to set up my page a little different! When you open my page with the link above, I have my first post featured on that page. It’s titled “RN Who?” and has a picture of myself in scrubs with a stethoscope. You can click on that title and it will pull up the post. Let me know if that doesn’t work!!

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    1. Hello there!

      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. Hey there, loved your post and left you a comment. I have a similar one if you want to check it out.
      Btw, when I hit publish the comment, some strange letters appeared, so please fix that if you can ❤

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      1. Hey again Siyana,

        Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog- I really appreciate it. I am not entirely sure what went wrong with the weird letters, but I will look into.

        Love Soph xxx

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    2. Great post! I’m leaving for Kauai next week, so this really spoke to me! Pics are tastefully done, & the fashion tips are on point. Very helpful! ☺ The only thing that stuck out to me was pajamas is spelled incorrectly. Will definitely be referencing your blog again soon!

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    1. Congratulations and welcome to the blogging community!! 🙂 I sincerely like the layout of your blog: it’s eye catching and an easy go of things. I also enjoyed your post, based on a prompt. That’s very clever. Will all of your posts be similar? I wish you the best and thanks for sharing! Cheers. 💫

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      1. Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by and checking my blog and I truly appreciate it. Maybe not all my posts will be similar, but always new and refreshing. Hope you’ll check again soon, have a good day!

        Love
        Anchal

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    1. Hi Mariam,

      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. It’s not really clear where your posts are on your page, there is quite a lot going on. Maybe you could put a link at on the menu bar to say blogs so they are easier to access and see?

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    1. Hi! I worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit specializing in developmental disabilities and autism until recently so autism and everything that comes with it holds a very special place in my heart and I look forward to going through atticus’ journey with you!

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    2. I love it and I’m so happy for you and Atticus! What a huge milestone! My son also uses a SLP but because he has a feeding problem. Your post was so easy to read and relate to. Good job and congrats on Atticus’ huge accomplishment!

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  1. Hello Fellow Bloggers!
    I am new here to WordPress, although I did open an account months ago for school; I only wrote on it for a couple of assignments and then quit. I have started a new blog and I hope to get some sound advice from some experienced bloggers. My blog is still finding itself, and doesn’t have a category yet, but I’m sure it will probably end up being some type of travel blog. I’ve read over and over that the best way to be a writer is to write, so I am writing! I hope you find something you enjoy on my blog! Thank you for reading it!
    https://harmonylovesexploring.wordpress.com/

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      1. Thanks! I read your post on anxiety and OCD and although we’re strangers I want you to know you don’t have to feel isolated. There are plenty of people out here who are more than willing to listen. Keep writing, and I hope to read more soon 😊

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    1. Really well written! I appreciate people who are not afraid to be vulnerable enough to share their stories in order to bring hope to those in similar circumstances. Having MS myself, it has been those people who have helped me through…so you’ve got a new follower in me!

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    1. Welcome to the blogging community!! I like the simplicity of your layout. 🙂 it’s easy on the eye. May I suggest a little easier navigation for your content? Right now it’s not an issue, but as you continue to post and share, it may benefit you to have a navigation tool. Only a thought. Thank you for sharing! I wish you all the best. 💫

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  2. I launched my blog one month ago today so I think I just can just squeak in here.

    I was given a second chance at life when I got a kidney transplant in April and I’m determined not to waste this precious gift. My instruction Manual focuses on my journey to be happier, healthier and more productive.

    Here’s a link to my first post. Would love any thoughts or feedback, here or on the blog!

    https://myinstructionmanual.com/2017/05/30/welcome-to-my-instruction-manual/

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    1. Wow… Really fantastic first few posts, love the way that you bring out you posts and the way that you write, they are really nice. A little footnote, the about page of yours is in need of information. Hope to see more from you. Great start. Have hope, write on!

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  3. Hi guys!
    So I’ve pretty much been blogging for 2 weeks now and my blog is doing incredibly well. I’ve been able to move to a self-hosted site and build a following that enjoy my work. The post that kickstarted all this is probably my most emotive post to date, it resonates with a lot of people and may also resonate with you on a personal level. Please enjoy it and reflect on yourself as you read it, I’ve written it so it’s not too long 🙂

    https://blogsstuff.com/2017/06/tomorrow-i-may-die/

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    1. Wonderful. A good use of your skills in your blog designing. Loving the writings that you have there, they are very insightful and very thoughtful. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Hello there!

      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. Superb, loving the simplistic design that you have on your blog. Your writings are spectacular, you really do have a deluge of expressions in them. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful… Loving the style of your writings, and I could not wait for more of your life stories. For your cover picture of your blog, you could consider to put a photo of your child or yourself as a mum. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wow… what a queer blog but peculiar. Loving the style that you have on your blog, and your writings are very good. Little footnotes, there is a text widget at the bottom of your blog, and the about page needs a little information, all of those could be edited by pressing the customise button on your blog. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Spectacular blog. Loving the style that you have on your blog, and your writings especially. Your short series is very good and the write-up about Maths and life is really insightful. Keep on with your style. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Hi @Implugged,

        I love your enthusiasm — it’s great to see you participating in the discussions here. Just a note — when you comment, please don’t leave links to your posts — it’s spammy and we delete them. Read more about why, here.

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    1. A very monotonous coloured blog, but it suits your style. Really love the first write-up that you have on your blog. Little footnotes, there is a text widget on the top right of your blog page of your posts, your about page needs information, all of those 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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    1. Uncertainty ha. However, loving your posts, they portray that you are a future journalist that would bring forth useful information to the society, maybe you could touch on some factual writing, and some philosophical writings. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wow… Loving the style of your blog, and your writing skills are on point, and very insightful. Great start. A little footnote, there is a text widget at the top right of your blog, you could change it by pressing the customise button on your page. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful photographing skills, loving the way that you bring out your posts, they are really nice. Loving the theme that you have chosen for your blog. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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