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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. Hi. I took a look at your blog and it looks very nice. You have some great information there with respect to your products.

      One thing I noticed is that you have some broken links to your etsy site. This should be easy to take care of in your link editor by removing everything before the second ‘https’
      Example:
      https://www.equinecat.com/labor-day-2017-top-horse-items/1.https://www.etsy.com/listing/501215210/handmade-decorative-horse-racing-linen

      Good luck and I hope this helps.
      https://eclecticshooter.wordpress.com/

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    2. Your blog is spectacularly designed and well put together! I’m the slightest bit jealous, but in a good way (if such a thing can be!) haha. Your layout is lively yet easy to read and navigate. I also think you’ve got a unique content to blog about. So I wish you the warmest luck and happy blogging!

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    1. I like the simplicity of the design and font you chose, it really allows your bright, conversational writing to shine through. I can’t help but feel a kinship with you given the many connections between our post content. I literally just wrote a piece on self doubt. Synchronicity! Neato. All the best on your blogging journey!

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      1. Aww..thanks for that comment. Opening up a little bit more to this world of online strangers feels more satisfying as I go on. And the unusual connection I make with folks like you, it makes it extra special.;)

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      2. Yes, it’s quite a unique sensation and one I didn’t expect. The sense of connection between writers on here is probably my favorite part of WordPress. It makes continuing to fight with the glitchy app worth it! (stop eating my words, dammit. I know words are tasty, WP app, but I need those!)

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    2. I really enjoyed your post; You should go and check out mine, when you have the chance! May I wish you the very best of luck on you blog, and may the Lord God’s blessings be with you. With ♡-JW

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    3. I love the layout of your blog – clean and minimalist, it keeps the focus on your content. I’m new here too, and I have to agree with the others, your content is simple and to the point. Extremely well written, keep it up!

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    4. Interesting blog. You tell the truth. At the end of a relationship, we have to ask if it was real love or casual lust in order to move one to better. It will allow us to simply work on not making the same mistakes in other relationships. I enjoyed readings your thoughts.

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    1. I am in awe of your blog! For a new blogger, I wish to say you have no reason to be nervous (even though it feels as if you ought to be!) because your design and content are fantastic! Your personality seems to bleed through and that right there is what’s going to bring readers for you. Also, you have a clever and unique blog name; I quite enjoy it! Happy blogging and cheers.

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    2. I was feeling the same as you! I used to blog on Tumblr back in my high school days but haven’t in so long. Wanted to get back out there but was so scared of the publicity it could reach. You and I seem to have 2 common interests: blogging & beauty!! 🙂

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    1. Really nice post and the writing style is great. Only comment is the length of the post. If it is too long a lot of people will just give up so I find splitting it down and posting regularly works well 😁
      Looking forward to reading more! 👍🏻

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    2. You have got a really nice potential for a great blog; I very much hope that you will continue to conjure up new ideas for future posts. May I wish you all of the best as well as continued success on your blog. With ♡-JW

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  1. Hi All,
    I have not posted in a long time and I am still a newbie trying to navigate wordpress. Hope you enjoy the latest. Cheers!

    shortstories380.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/we-all-live-under-the-sun/

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    1. You have a phenomenal blog! My gosh, I am simply floored by it. I took a quick tour around and could feel myself about to get lost to the rest of the world. I also needed to give you some kudos for the superb quality you’re posting. I gave you a follower because you appear right up my ally. I look forward to see more from you. Thank you so much for sharing and happy blogging!

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    1. It’s a fun blog, and very very serious too. I like that it’s eclectic: short posts, long posts, wide-ranging facts from bits to in-depth. Makes a person think.I also like the way you run with the daily word prompts. I do them too and I’ve read a few others — it’s interesting how so many people can come up with something different on the same word.

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  2. Hi everyone! My name is Christine, and I’ve just started a new blog called “50by60” (http://50by60.com). It’s all about my efforts to lose 50 pounds before I reach the ripe old age of 60.

    It’s NOT my first blog. The Internet is littered with the dead or dying remains of my previous blogs. However, this is the first one I’ve actually PAID for, so hopefully that’ll motivate me to stick with it this time! 😀

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  3. Hello everyone, don’t know how to define my blog just yet other than it will be an outlet for creativity in all its possible facets and in its own time. It has newly become something where I will explore my identity, issues and truths. Explore the world as I try and navigate it.

    I will be including my Youtube content, this will be anything from DIY’s, to style videos, to personal stories.

    My blog will grow as I do. This was quite impromptu (I initially planned to make it a website for just my YouTube content) and I now want it to be more than that so I’m learning the ropes of blogging so the landscape of my blog may change.

    I invite you all on this journey and will appreciate support and feedback.

    https://saeforlis.wordpress.com/

    Some recent posts:
    https://saeforlis.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/embracing-texture-embracing-me-fros-and-flowers-self-portrait/
    https://saeforlis.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/inner-bonding-mothering-myself/

    Thank you in advance!

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    1. I am insanely pleased your sister encouraged you to begin blogging because you have a BEAUTIFUL blog. Seriously!!!! I have always wished I inherited the drawing genes but alas I did not. You, however, are immensely gifted. I look forward to seeing where you continue to take us as you blog. I only took a sneak peek but I’m awed. But what I have viewed is so fantastic, I’m nearly at a loss for words. I feel as if I am doing you a disservice by simply fawning over it without any substantial feedback. I promise once I’m over my shock and awe I’ll be able to articulate better. Ha! 🙂 Will return later to appreciate it even more thoroughly. Thank you for sharing and happy blogging. Cheers!

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      1. Thank you so much. I am so pleased encouraged by your comments. The joy creating gives me is only superseded but the one I have when my art affects anyone in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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    2. Your blog is unique and different ! I am very pleased with your ability to include your artistic talent with writing. I am honored I have came across your blog when I did. We all cross paths for a reason! Beautifully put together. Remember: your blog is a virtual presentation of who you are as a person. Just having my blog for a couple of months has allowed me to love myself wholeheartedly. I hope it has been doing the same for you too.

      Best wishes,

      Ivette

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    1. Spectacular blog! Loving the modernised vibe that you bring out on your blog, it is very captivating to read your contents, they are very nice. Really love the concept behind your blog. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful start to your blogging adventure. Loving the posts that you have on your blog, they are very truthful and filled with veracity. Little footnotes, your about page is in need of info, there is a text widget at the top right of your blog, 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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    2. Hi there, looks like a wonderful start to your blogging journey. Don’t be afraid to write, I understand how daunting it may be, for I have my fair share of dead blogs strewn across the internet, each abandoned after a couple weeks.

      Just some things to point out:

      1. The following message appears on the right – “It looks like the WordPress site URL is incorrectly configured. Please check it in your widget settings.”, so you might want to check that out.

      2. The word ‘blog’ was misspelt as ‘bolg’ in your frist post, “My commencement”. Just a small issue but it’s nice to have it rectified anyways.

      Otherwise keep up the good work! You’re doing great :’) I likewise am new the community so glad that we’re supporting each other like this.

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    1. Wonderful write-up! Loving the style of your writing, it is very compelling and very truthful. Really love the way that you bring out your blog with vibrant colours. Little footnote, your about page is in need of info, you can edit the page by pressing the customise button on your blog. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A very diverse blog! Loving the content that you provide on your blog, they are informative, insightful and very helpful. Really love the writing style that you have, compelling and captivating. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. A really original blog, everyone’s life is special, because we decide on how our lives would be carried out. Really love the veracity that you have on your blog, and your writing style is very captivating and very modernised. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  4. 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. I left a comment here with my first post. I can’t see if it worked? I also read others posts and tried several times to comment with positive feedback. Didn’t work. I don’t understand what’s wrong? (Also contacted support)

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      1. I see the comment with the link to your post, as well as your reply here — I’m not sure they’re not appearing for you. I’ll check the spam filters to see if some of your other comments might have gotten caught up there, but in the meantime, let’s hope support can get to the bottom of things.

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    1. Spectacular blog! Loving the way that you bring out your blog posts, they are really nice! The posts are also very insightful. Really love the concept that your blog has. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful start! Loving the way that you share your tips to the readers, and your pictures are more than aesthetic, they are superb. And your editing skills are very great. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  5. Hello there, everyone! it’s been three days since i started and i’d love more feedback on my blog. the blog is about me, a teen, that sees the world from a bit of a unique perspective. i like to call myself a “deductionist”. deduction is a skill that I’ve never seen anybody my age attend to learn. people think it’s a skill for detectives only but i personally believe that it can be far more than that. it could be used to learn about a person before talking to them. figuring out what happened in a certain situation to understand what’s going on. and obviously for showing off ;). i write about deduction as a whole and how it was able to help me kill my boredom and make me enjoy my life a bit more. I’m also working on a story called ‘the young deductionist” the reflects my personality but in a fictional way. hope you enjoy your time :).
    here’s the link to my last post:
    https://teenlife2000s.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/my-first-deduction-of-a-situation/

    P.S: please reply in case you have checked my blog. i’d be more than happy to check yours as well

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      1. Thank you! I’m really glad that you like it. Sherlock(both the book and the show) are my main inspiration on my adventure of learning this amazing skill. hope you enjoy the rest of the ride 🙂

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    1. Wow… I also like to deduce people based on their acts, and their sayings. Really love the way that you step up this art of deduction into a blog. I recommend that you read up on some Sherlock, and some books on body language and psychology, you can thank me later, and apply them into your daily life, your eyes would see more than average. Hope to see more from your. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Thank you! Sherlock is my inspiration for starting all yo learn all of this as when I knew that his abilities can actually be learned I looked up anyway to find a place to learn and I did. I learned the most important parts and the rest is just practice.

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      2. Hi, zeckrombryan! A quick note — it’d be great it you could avoid the repeated “Hope you would visit my blog during your free times” comments, for a few reasons: since you’re so helpful and supportive, it’s quite likely that folks are visiting you without the push, the repeated comments take the focus away from the truly new folks, and since there are so many of the same comment, the site interprets them as spam. And I’d hate for all your helpful comments to get stuck in the spam filters! Thanks.

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    1. I have to admit that your drawings are exquisite but when it comes to your calligraphy, it needs some improvements, like you need to make your words come to life even more then just stroking those lines with power that do not suffice the life of the art. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Welcome to the blogging community! I see that you have issues on blogging, I think the main issue is that you do not even write content, instead you just post a title. Little footnotes, your about page is in need of info, your first post is unedited, there is a text widget at the top right of your blog, 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. 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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    2. Wonderful blog! Welcome to the blogging community! Loving the style of your story telling, they are very compelling, insightful, and your style of writing is very captivating. Little footnotes, there is a text widget at the top right of your blog, your about page is in need of info, 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. Spectacular start! Welcome to the blogging community! Loving the theme that you have chosen to write on, really love the way that you bring out your posts, they are really insightful and original. A little tip, you could show a short piece of your posts or an excerpt of your post on your blog instead of the whole thing, that could be modified by pressing the customise button on your blog. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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      1. Wonderful blog! Loving the concept behind this blog, and really love how you pen out your posts, they are really nice. Little footnotes, there are text widgets both at the bottom and the top right of your blog, your about page is in need of info, 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. One tip as you get started — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on oneof your posts. The WordPress.com Reader actually filters out posts that use more than 15 tags and categories (combined) as an anti-spam measure, so using this many tags actually makes it harder for folks to find your posts, which is sad!

      If you cut your tags down to the most relevant, you’ll actually draw more readers. Tags like “new” or “review” aren’t really helpful because they’re so broad — think about what words you would search for if you were looking for a post like yours.

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    2. Welcome to the blogging community! Loving the style, and the idea behind this blog. Really love the posts that you share, they are really insightful. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Wonderful blog! Loving the way that you bring out your posts, they are really well-written. Really love the style of your writing, they are very insightful and captivating. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    1. Anorexia… Wow… Post more about how you actually get through all of these. Your first write-up regarding this experience is really captivating. Great start. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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    2. One thing I noticed — you’ve using a lot of tags on this posts. The WordPress.com Reader actually filters out posts that use more than 15 tags and categories (combined) as an anti-spam measure, so using this many tags actually makes it harder for folks to find your posts, not easier. Stick to the tags that are the more relevant to the post, and look out for very broad tags like “girl” or “talk” — think about what words you would search for to find a post like this, and start from there.

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    1. Wonderful start. Loving the concept of your blog, they are very great ideas. Really love the way that you write, they are really captivating, compelling and original. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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