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Brand new blogger? Welcome! Share a link to your first post, say hello to other new faces, and find your first few readers.

Please note: First Friday will be on hiatus next week. We’ll return on Friday, April 6th

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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.
  • When commenting, avoid copying and pasting the same response repeatedly. It makes it look like you’re not really paying attention. Not to mention, it’s spammy.
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      1. I would definitely suggest an about me page, I’d like to know a little about you and what kind of things you would like to blog about!
        I’d also suggest breaking your post down I to smaller paragraphs to make it easier to read without losing your place. That’s very easy to do when reading online! Add a picture or gif where possible as it helps catch attention. Have a look at others blogs, follow a few and get a feel for where you want to take your blog. I’d highly recommend the WordPress “courses” too. They’re a great resource. Good luck and have fun blogging!!

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      1. Hey, love your blog.Very well written and some great tips for Photoshop that I am certainly a beginner at. I love photography but have decided to take it to the next level. Great stuff! Followed!

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  1. Hi People!.
    I am Melissa and I’m an Italian girl.
    I’m sorry but I do not speak English well, but I’ll try to make myseld understood.
    Of course in my blog I have the translator and I hope you will be fine if interested.
    I deal with makeup, (cheap and always tested by me as one of you), you can write me what to talk about cosmetics and tips!
    I’m working on the aspect of the blog and especially on the contents I will be grateful for every suggestion you give me (I have a contact email in the info).
    Thank for every little step you will allow me❤.

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    1. Congratulations! You published your first post more than a month ago.

      You’re ready to move on to the Community Pool, where the water is fine and the members of the community are lovely. A new pool opens every Monday. Bloggers of all stripes and levels of experience are welcome to comment there and ask for feedback and advice on their blog. All the best!

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  2. A very warm welcome to new bloggers ,, although the old ones are always NEW , ..it’s the best platform for blogging , I am sure you people really take full advantage of it . do check my blog though , and Best of Luck 🙂 have a Blessed Friday .

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    1. Congratulations! You published your first post more than a month ago.

      You’re ready to move on to the Community Pool, where the water is fine and the members of the community are lovely. A new pool opens every Monday. Bloggers of all stripes and levels of experience are welcome to comment there and ask for feedback and advice on their blog. All the best!

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    1. Love the layout and flow of blog. I would love to follow and read your future posts but I didn’t see a follow button on your site 😦 Definitely should get one up or if I missed it make it more visible!

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      1. Hi @Sugow Mo,

        Please don’t respond with short, similar comments with an invitation to read your posts. It’s kind of spammy and we delete them. If you want to attract an audience, the best thing to do is to visit others’ sites, read their posts and comment thoughtfully on what they’re sharing. People are naturally curious about the person who takes a genuine interest in them. They’ll want to visit you in return.

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    2. I left you a comment. A great post, which is reassuring for so many women. A good topic choice too, as there is so much bad press about not breastfeeding.

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    1. Like your about page. Nicely written.

      Your poetry is very beautifully written, they capture the moment in spasms of vocabulary that taunt the imagination. Lovely work. I will follow you and look forward to more. Great job!

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    1. One thing I found is that clicking on your “name” takes me to a dead link. If you click on my name you’ll see it’s my blog title with my name as the hyper link.
      The me page is where you can fix that! Every time you leave a comment or a like, people might go to your blog via that link. If it’s a dead link, you’re losing out on viewers for your blog 😊

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    2. I left you a comment. Nicely written. I like that your posts are all so unique! Would love more info on the makeup post, I am a bit of a rookie when it comes to makeup, only about 20 years late, but there’s always time to learn!

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    1. Hi Tanya!!
      I’d definitely recommend an about page so we can read a little about you and what you’ll be blogging about. Adding a “like” button would be good too so people can like your posts and follow you easily

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      1. Thanku for visiting my blog 😃. Regarding the about I am trying my best to come up with that . I will surely add it . Is the like and follow button not visible?

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      2. I go to ‘edit’ the post. Either on the right hand side or underneath the posy, there’s an area where you check a box to accept comments and another for likes.

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    2. Hi!
      Welcome to WordPress!

      I read some of your poems and I really liked reading them! I must say, the ideas behind them are great.

      I noticed that you don’t have an ‘About’ page on your site. Well, I would definitely recommend you to add it! An ‘About’ page which would talk about your blog and what it aims at will help the visitors understand your blog better!

      Happy blogging!🌼

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      1. Thankyou so much . I am glad you liked my poems 😄 . Honestly I have written a lot of poems about different things but writing about me might be the hardest . I have recieved similar suggestions before and I have started working towards it . I am trying my best and hopefully the page will be up in few days . 😄

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  3. Hello fellow bloggers.
    I hope you all are enjoying the blogging. It is more fun when done keeping other bloggers in mind. The best of being a blogger is to know other people, what their views are and how their life has changed by certain experiences.
    So those who are new in this sphere, drop your link so that we get to know more and more about new bloggers.
    Till then you can read my blog here:
    You can like, dislike, comment and follow as per your wish. Looking forward to know about new bloggers.
    Hugs and kisses
    Naiem

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    1. Congratulations! You published your first post more than a month ago.

      You’re ready to move on to the Community Pool, where the water is fine and the members of the community are lovely. A new pool opens every Monday. Bloggers of all stripes and levels of experience are welcome to comment there and ask for feedback and advice on their blog. All the best!

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  4. Hey guys, welcome to first Friday, how’s your day going so far? Hope all good, just like last first Friday post your links and I will check them out. After all, if you see something beautiful in someone, you should speak about it. Cheers 🙂 ❤

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    1. Hi!
      Welcome to WordPress!

      I read your recent post and I loved reading it. I think you’ve said exactly what needs to be said regarding the matter of ‘self love’ and what beauty means. It’s such a wonderful post! Have left a comment on it, too!

      Happy blogging!🌼

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    1. Hi again, I got a notification of your reply and one thing I found is that clicking on your “name” takes me to a dead link. If you click on my name you’ll see it’s my blog title with my name as the hyper link.
The me page is where you can fix that! Every time you leave a comment or a like, people might go to your blog via that link. If it’s a dead link, you’re losing out on viewers for your blog 😊

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      1. You see where the buttons are for your notifications? There should be a me section close by. This is where you can set your email address, name etc. you’re currently set as BankruptMillionaire.wordpress.com but it should be remimenon.wordpress.com
        Your display name can still be bankrupt millionaire- if you look at mine you’ll see my ‘name’ and blog url are different 😊

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    1. Hi!!
      I like your content and your about page. One thing that I think would really help is if you just have snippets of your posts on your home page so people can browse more easily. It’s off putting to have to scroll through whole posts to get to
      One. You’ll get more viewers for all your posts if you just have Buckley style options! You might benefit from the WordPress “courses” – I found them extremely helpful 😊

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      1. That’s actually something I thought about but I have no idea how to do as I’m relatively new myself! Thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate it!! I will look into figuring out how to do that through the courses 😊

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    2. Hi, great start! I would suggest customising your sidebar or footer (depending on theme) for Archives, Categories and Tags. You are allowed 15 combined categories and tags on each piece of work before the WordPress anti-spam filter stops searching your posts. I use Archives and Categories to help locate my work as my blog develops and they also help your readers find articles they want to read, too. 🙂

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    1. Your post is well laid out and you included a pic – good job!!
      I would definitely suggest an about me page, I’d like to know a little about you and what kind of things you would like to blog about!
Have a look at others blogs, follow a few and get a feel for where you want to take your blog. I’d highly recommend the WordPress “courses” too. They’re a great resource. Good luck and have fun blogging!!

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    1. That post will make a great “about” page. Id definitely switch it to that or it’ll get lost in the lists as you write more. For future posts, id definitely make sure that you select your options so that just excerpts appear. People can click on those for the whole post. The advantage of that is that more posts show so they’re read by more people!
Have a look at others blogs, follow a few and get a feel for where you want to take your blog. I’d highly recommend the WordPress “courses” too. They’re a great resource. Good luck and have fun blogging!!

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    2. Hi again! I took a second look and one thing I found is that clicking on your “name” takes me to a dead link. If you click on my name you’ll see it’s my blog title with my name as the hyper link.
The me page is where you can fix that! Every time you leave a comment or a like, people might go to your blog via that link. If it’s a dead link, you’re losing out on viewers for your blog 😊

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  5. Hello newbies!
    Welcome to the blogosphere. Poets, fiction writers, motivational writers and harry potter fanatics are welcome to drop their links in my comment reply section. I would love to check them out. Meanwhile, you could read some poetry on my blog.
    Happy blogging!!

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      1. I appreciate the kind words. It’s been a passion project of mine for awhile. I just finally decided to go for it 🙂

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    1. Congrats on the about me page! It’s amazing how many don’t do that! For future posts, Id definitely make sure that you select your options so that just excerpts appear. People can click on those for the whole post. The advantage of that is that more posts show so they’re read by more people!
As a gamer you’re probably more net savvy than I could even imagine but even so, I’d highly recommend the WordPress “courses” too. They’re a great resource. Good luck and have fun blogging!!

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    2. Great post! You raise important points and I suppose having users/gamers comment who need these changes help Nintendo go that bit further with releases (I would hope). Are you on social media? You could share on Nintendo’s Twitter platform if they have one. Just one tip, a couple of your paragraphs could do with being halved due to length, this makes for easier reading on electronic devices. Great stuff! 🙂

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      1. Thank you for the comment. I had a few friends point that issue out as well. The next post will be much easier to read on mobile (:

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    1. I really like this so far! With the addition of an about page as already suggested it will be phenomenal!
Have a look at others blogs, follow a few and get networking. I’d highly recommend the WordPress “courses” too. They’re a great resource. Good luck and have fun blogging!!

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      1. T

        gee thanks
        In my menu on the blog.. I want ‘home’ to be a link to my blog’s homepage..so when people wander off, they can always click Home to come back to homepage..buts rather it’s a link to another entire page.. And I don’t how to make it a link to my homepage.
        Thanks a buck.
        I could send screenshots to your email for r better understanding
        Thank you

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      1. 😉😉
        It’s a lot of workload reduced and shared among guys who can see the same vision as you..
        You can start one too.. It’s not that hard though.
        Happy blogging experience!

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    1. 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.

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    1. Followed! Looking forward to reading new posts! I know you’ve introduced yourself in your blog, but I’d suggest adding it to an about page so it doesn’t get lost when you’ve got lots of posts 😊

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    2. Nice work! Your name link works – that’s so important for people to find you when commenting and your content is good. I would suggest an about page. Tell us a little about you, why you’re blogging and what your blog will be about. It’s a taster, a teaser to get people to look deeper. Have a look at others about me pages and find what works for you but bear in mind, it’s the first thing a lot of people look for so make it work 😊

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    1. You have a very well thought, well laid out site. Easy to navigate! I didn’t notice where you were offering music lessons i.e. Brisbane Australia etc… very informative what yo expect post. Any parents utilising your services will certainly know what is expected.

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    1. I love the theme and design of your blog, it’s bursting with colors and enthusiasm. I couldn’t find an ‘About’ page on your site. Maybe include something like that ?

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    2. I would suggest an about page. Tell us a little about you, why you’re blogging and what your blog will be about. It’s a taster, a teaser to get people to look deeper. Have a look at others about me pages and find what works for you but bear in mind, it’s the first thing a lot of people look for so make it work 😊

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    1. Your blog looks great so far! I would suggest an about page. Tell us a little about you, why you’re blogging and what your blog will be about. It’s a taster, a teaser to get people to look deeper. Have a look at others about me pages and find what works for you but bear in mind, it’s the first thing a lot of people look for so make it work 😊

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    1. Hey! You could try adding an About page to your blog. It helps other bloggers to know and connect with you personally. Also, in regards to your last post, try adding a little bit of extra formatting maybe ? Sometimes, it becomes boring reading long chunks of text so you could try bolding, using italics etc to keep the reader interested and make the post more appealing. Keep blogging!

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    2. Your content is great. As others have said, an about me page and breaking your chunks of text down would be a big help! It’s heady to lose your place reading on line! I couldn’t see like or follow buttons at the end of your posts. Those are pretty much essential. You want to make it as easy as possible for people to like, comment and follow you. If I have to give my email to leave a comment, well, I’ll be honest, I don’t comment.

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  6. Wow its Friday again am so happy,buh am new here just need some tips on how to blog,I want to be a good and nice blogger. Have a nice day all

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    1. Do you have a WordPress blog yet? There are some great articles on google and WordPress itself on how to setup a blogpost.. then next step is to start writing ✍️ Decide what you want to write and reach out to relevant audience 🙂
      Let us know if there are any specific doubts.. I will try to help as much as I can 😇

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