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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.

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    1. Hey, congratulations on your brand new blog and very nice first post…
      You have chosen a vibrant theme and configured it well… However I have some observations for you to take care about…
      Text widget which is on your menu needs an edit. Your social icons on the blog can be linked to you social channels or be deleted if you don’t want. Hope this helps…Good luck.

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    1. Welcome to the blogging community! 😃 I read your “The Way to her Heart is a Maze” poem and I enjoyed it. I truly enjoyed your sense of imagery as well as your diction. I also like the layout of your blog: it’s very simple and easy on the eye. Thanks for sharing! Cheers. 💫

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    2. Hey… nice work! Congratulations on your new blog too..
      Since you are into poetry, I recommend you track the dailypost prompts and other weekly prompts on 5 or 3 line stories…. you will get better exposure and ideas..
      Good luck … !

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    1. Good start Matthew! It would be good for you to explain exactly what emergency management is in one of your first posts. When you have time, you should also fill in the about section so we know more about you and what to expect in the blog.

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    2. Hey Matthew nice begining of blog.. and posts.. liked it..
      Please note your about page needs an edit. Also try to add “Read More” tags for your long posts 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. Thanks very much ! I might well yes. The whole blogging thing kind of crept up on me. I kind of found myself on here writing not knowing where I was going or why but just went with it.

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    1. Hey… nice new blog and posts… very attractive theme too..
      Already started using the prompts… that the great way to go!
      Just couple of notes… there is a text widget at your menu which needs an edit. Your social icons on the blog can be linked to you social channels or be deleted if you don’t want. Hope this helps…Good luck.

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      1. Thank you, I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet and mostly just sit down and start typing so at some point I will need to think about actually having some sort of plot but for now I’m just comfortable dashing away with the keyboard and seeing what’s inside and what comes out

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    1. Hey Hannah…. nice blog and the excellent take on the poem! Its glad to see at such a young age you are able to start writing… well my daughter is 13 and she also has started writing…
      Great going… good luck honey!

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    1. Hey… checked your blog, I must say it looks great and you already have lot of stuff… great going..
      One suggestion, since you are already having so many menus and planning to write under them, why not create categories and link them to your posts. That’s the best way as you don’t have to manually arrange them at all.
      Look at the this post I did some time ago, this might help you.
      https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/wordpress-how-to-create-categories-menu/

      Hope this is helpful to you… Good luck..

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    2. Oh poor babe! It’ll be an adjustment for all of you, how sweet of you to bake with her, the injury will just make the experience even more memorable. Keep on blogging!

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      1. I like your style; very positive and forward thinking. Can you bring in some personal examples of creating, aiming for and hitting your goals? It seems that readers enjoy other people’s life experiences. Overcoming adversity always inspires others! Keep blogging BSD

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    1. Hey nice blog and already interesting posts… just feel the font size may be too small for some people to read? Also check your text widget in the bottom of the page… needs edit..
      Good luck

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    1. 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!

      (Also, a tip: include the http:// bit of your blog’s address, and you’ll get a clickable link when you publish your comment. Voila:

      http://admiralahmadblog.wordpress.com)

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  1. I did not mean to originally post this as a reply to another individual … Hello! I come to this blog-sphere to continue where I left off in my book, where I share the hope of my life for anyone in search of hope. This post provides a glimpse of the uncommon experience from which I speak. May this be my first step to making a difference in someone’s life. Thank you for this opportunity … https://jeffulrichlegaciesblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/god-is-my-hope-in-personal-apocalypse/

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      1. Thank you so much for stopping by and your feedback. Looks like you have a great blog as well, and I saw some great liners. “This is really a neat one … Basically all the life form around us are just an another passenger on our train… We board, find a place to relax, exchange a smile or two, and we leave… never to see each other again, finally alone till we vanish…Who lives forever? probably the train…the lifeless!!!” You gained me as a follower. 🙂

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    1. Great stuff Илья! 🙂 You have a special way of writing.. I liked the way you communicate… Great stuff.. Blog looks well configured too.. Keep writing! Good luck..

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      1. Raj, thank you so much for taking your time to have a look at my blog.
        Haiku is a very orignal format in itself. I’m experimenting how much meaning can be packed in 17 syllables (5-7-5).
        Your comment is fully appreciated! I’m flattered by it greatly 🙂 “Илья” touch is very nice.

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    1. 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!

      There are some great guided courses at http://bloggingu.wordpress.com, and if you feel like you could use a little more help with the ins and outs of WordPress.com, there’s a useful “getting started” tutorial here: http://learn.wordpress.com.

      Welcome!

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    2. Very interesting take on things. I recommend guys read your blog, it might help putting some things into perspective 😉
      Left my comment under your post, which *sound signal* you have just liked 🙂

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    3. Great stuff.. nice interesting posts.. really liked them..
      However some observations from my side. Text widget which is on your site needs an edit. Your social icons on the blog can be linked to you social channels or be deleted if you don’t want. About page also needs an edit.
      Hope this helps…Good luck.

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      1. Hi Raj,
        Thanks for stopping by and reading my posts. I’m glad you liked them.
        I shall take your advice and work on the issues you raised. I have been trying to work on the text widget to no avail but shall keep trying.
        Thanks again, and any more helpful criticism is welcome

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      2. You’re welcome… text widgets not a big deal to edit…just like on the link says “Customize” you should be able to edit. Dont worry you will learn slowly.. Most important thing is enjoy writing and posting! Cheers!

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    1. Nice blog… like the theme.. matches with your lifestyle blog. Great going…Since its going to be lifestyle, you could think about adding categories now itself.. and you could have your menu display then separately…
      Hope that is of some help… good luck.. and keep posting more.

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  2. Hello everyone! I’m new to the blogging world, but I just created a “space” I like to call WizdomHub. Please feel free to visit and drop a line, I’m always open to advice as well!

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  3. 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 your (recent) first post or leave a supportive comment, please head to the 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. Wow.. lovely blog and posts.. superb theme selection… (because I also have the same theme)
      Done well configuring everything.. Keep posting more.. good luck!

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      1. Thank you, Raj! I am very grateful. I’ve switched themes a couple times so far, but this one seems to be the most fluid yet. Good luck to you as well!

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    1. Welcome 🙂

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

      You should also feel free to give your site a more descriptive title. If you’d like to add one (we recommend it), you can do that by going to My Site > Customize > Site Identity.

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    1. Hello and welcome!! From an iPhone you could do a couple of things: you could simply type out your link in the text or you could (if you’re in a web browser and not the WordPress app) copy and paste your link. I’m not sure if this is helpful or if there’s any other secret ways. Hope this helps! 🙂

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    1. Great start! Look forward to hearing more about your adventures at university. One thing I would check is the resolution of your header image. It looks pixelated to me. It’s a small thing but can make a big difference.

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    1. Hi, and welcome!

      We’re glad you’re so excited about your new blog (yay!), and that you shared your link here. We’d appreciate it if you didn’t leave multiple, identical comments linking to your blog — it’s considered a little spammy and we’ll remove the duplicates. The best way to get people to visit you is to visit them and/or leave them some meaningful feedback!

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    2. Hi Umang! I left a note on your blog, but I’ll leave a note here as well. I love the story that you shared. I can tell how much you love to express yourself in the written word. Keep up the writing! 🙂

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    1. I love your blog, Tony! What a great start! I especially love this:

      “Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.

      This is my life…my story…my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make.”

      I look forward to following your unfolding story. 🙂

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    1. The pictures on your blog are very eye catching. Especially the old type writer. Your site looks very clean, great formatting. I loved your observation on the “Bless this Nest” picture. I see little signs like that everywhere and never thought of it as you did. Overall seems like a great start. Cant wait to read more of your work

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    1. Looks like you are off to a good start. Those pancakes look delicious. The picture on the self love post is beautiful did you take it yourself? Just a couple things to make note of, your blog link in the menu doesn’t pull up your blog posts. the default widget texts are still showing. But overall . . the blog is looking great 🙂

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