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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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If you’re not new and are looking for support or feedback, the Community Pool is the place for you!

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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. Hello to all the wonderful bloggers out there and welcome to the newbies, hope your wordpress journey is going awesome.
    Comment your website links and I will check them out as much as I can 😊

    Cheers 👍👍👍

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      1. Enjoyed your blog!! Looking forward to reading more. I was disappointed to see Spain was not on your list as it is one of my favorite places, but like you said people need to follow their dreams and do their own thing.

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    1. Hi there! I’m fairly active on my two week blog. There’s a bit of truths and comedy from embarrassing dating stories of mine. Check it out and dont mind the lesbian-ness :)https://lesbot97.wordpress.com

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    1. Nice job getting started and being real – keep going- you’ll find your voice (as if you haven’t already! :-)! I found the free Grammarly app helped me challenge my writing techniques.

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  2. As a 26 year old, Harsh had an exemplary life, with all his desires at his footsteps. But, as time changes, people change, situations change and priorities change. Harsh is now going through this phase of change where his life and the lives of people closest to him, are affected drastically, because of some bad choices he made. That night continues with another chapter that will unveil us with some more secret events. https://curiousmindsthinkalike.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/that-night-2/

    If you haven’t caught up with the first part then follow the link: https://curiousmindsthinkalike.wordpress.com/2017/11/24/that-night/

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    1. Hello @DearMaya, you’ve got a very expressive blog. It looks like you’re quite keen on anonymity though, but if you do change your mind, adding a ‘contact page’ wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
      Welcome to the community.
      Stay blessed.

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      1. Thank You for reading my blog and figuring out the philosophy behind it.
        Anonymity is the curtain I hide behind, because it scares me otherwise. But when I’m ready, your comment will be at the top of my mind.
        Thank You!

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      1. Hello and thanks, Jewell! Honestly, I am terrible at graphic design, so I asked one of my more talented friends to make me a logo! 😀 Also with some patience, you can create your own, like the one I have 🙂 I’ll also check your blog out

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    1. Hi Emily, there’s no such thing as too different. It’s always best to write about what feels right & comfortable for you. If you want to write deep stuff, do. But if you don’t, don’t worry yourself about it. 🙂

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      1. Thanks a ton! That means a lot! I really do love this blogging thing, and it’s great that I get to be myself! Do you have instructions on how I can find my target audience and connect with them?

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    2. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of 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.

      An easy way to start cutting down: get rid of super-general tags like “season” or “weird.” Think more specifically about your post and what it’s really about, and think about what *you* would search for to find a post like this.

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    1. Hello Niveditha, that was an interesting read.
      I don’t know if it’s because of the theme, but there were
      no ‘like’ buttons. If it is not intentional, it would be nice to
      have them.
      Welcome to the community.
      Stay blessed.

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    1. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of 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.

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    1. Hey there!
      I just read every single one of your posts. You really do have a talent. All the best for your future and for everything that you are going through. If you ever need someone with whom you could talk to, consider me there. I know what it feels like when you lose the hope to live. ❤
      All the very best for your blog. Followed. 🙂

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      1. Aww this has actually made my day!! Thank you so much!! I’m new to this whole thing so I’m going to double check if I clicked the follow button for your blog (because I think it’s awesome!) but if I haven’t I’ll make sure to now!! Xxx

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    1. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of 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, not easier. Focus on the most relevant ones; that will help you draw more readers.

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      1. Somewhat valid point. White might be easier to read than that grey. However, my eyes hate reading anything on a dark background. Even though I know it looks cool and I’ve done that on my previous blogs (not here) before.

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