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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.

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

For technical questions, visit the WordPress.com Support Forums.

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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.

It’s our final First Friday: The Daily Post won’t be publishing any more after May 31, 2018. Check out our farewell post for the why, how, and what, including where you can find ongoing advice and support. And be sure to connect with one another on your own blogs, so you can maintain the relationships that started here! Thanks so much for sharing all your stories with us.

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 everyone, and welcome to all the new bloggers in the last First Friday post, as the decision is taken to not publish The Daily Post anymore from next month. Therefore, people this is the final post to encourage you to post your links below and I am going to read all of them and leave comments, one last time.
    What you say, you with me guys? 

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  2. Hello my dear bloggers friends!
    It’s very sad💔. This is the last post “First Friday”, My blog has grown up here, thanks to the help of team sharing, and I hope it will never stop.
    This is my new post. I hope everyone likes it, and please give suggestions, Thanks!
    https://wp.me/p9L4Ig-1Lh

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    1. Hi!

      I am a book-lover, too! I checked out your post which talks about struggles readers have to face and I could totally relate to all of them!

      I, too, blog about books! Cheers!

      Happy blogging!🌸

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      1. Thank you so much for your feedback! Looking forward to reading your blog as I have several friends in the UK and love a lot of the photos and stories they tell about life there versus the US. Thanks again!

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      2. You’re very welcome!! Ah, well that is nice! Mine is a bit tricky; I’m actually American with an English degree background who happens to read a lot and posts a British English word/phrase daily. So maybe it’ll still interest you. If not, no hard feelings. 😊

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    1. Thanks for the interesting and informative read. I do appreciate a blog that is not only fun to read, but that has information I can put to work. Good luck with your blog. You can check mine out at travellingfoody.com

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    1. One suggestion, you say that’s a healthy breakfast, but by adding cream and maple syrup it’s more an indulgent breakfast. Adding yoghurt and berries would be healthier than cream and I’m sure just as delicious.

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      1. Thanks historianruby for the suggestion.. I would really appreciate that, I knew friends will point out that. But that was only for garnish. Me neither doesn’t like my pancakes soaked in maple syrup, it was just a spoon of maple syrup I used for a stack of pancakes and I mentioned healthier because of the whole wheat instead of all purpose flour. I like your idea of incorporating with yogurt.. thanks again ..

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  3. So sad that this is the last First Friday post! Ive had a wonderful time being apart of this community of supportive and creative bloggers. J wish you all the best! Please check out my latest blog post and let me know what you think in the comments. ❤https://britedesignsstudioblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/art-journal-page-something-wonderful/

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    1. Wow!! Your blog looks fantastic!! How do you find your blogging journey so far?? Even though First Friday and Community Pool are coming to a close doesn’t mean you’ll lose the community as a whole. We’ll still be around! ~Kelsey 😊

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      1. Hey Kelsey! Thank you kindly! I am loving the journey so far! I can’t wait to see where it takes me in life. I think that writing for ourselves is important, and when those in the community are inspired by the words we write it gives even more meaning to our journeys!

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    1. Hi!
      Welcome to WordPress!

      I loved reading the post of yours which talks about why we need to conserve our environment. I totally agree with you. Our mother Earth is being polluted by many and only a few feel the need to save it.

      Have followed you!

      Happy blogging!🌸

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  4. Hello newbies!!
    Welcome to the blogosphere, a place where all kinds of art is appreciated. I myself was on the receiving end of this appreciation and it greatly helped me grow my blog which features poems on quite diverse topics. I would love to return the favour by showing you all the same love.
    Happy Blogging!!

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    1. I like your blog, tried liking some posts, but there’s some glitch. I would suggest you to make it a nut more reader friendly so people can navigate it even on phone. Do check out some of my poems if you are interested in reading 🙂

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      1. Hi… thanks for appreciation… I am completely new here… and using it thru my ph itself… tried to make some changes… but only after clicking the post, liking option is coming on the ryt syd of the page… I think it will take some time for me to understand this…

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      1. I love the way your write. Its absolutely amazing. Although I would suggest that rather than the whole post being shown on your home page, you make it a one or two line excerpt from your post that will give the readers an idea what the story is about and at the same time generate mystery and interest. 🙂

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    1. I am sorry your heart is broken. Achey breaky hearts can be very creative, so I hope writing is a great distraction for you and a healthy way to process your sadness and get ready for happier times ahead. You have been very open in the post I have just read.
      It would be great to see your heart break healing though and going on to do amazing things in your life and in your writing. Bloggers love to read something that cheers them up.

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      1. It has its own share of flaws but it is certainly a very riveting read. I highly recommend that you read it on a rainy evening with a steaming cup of cocoa, it will surely add to the chills!

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  5. Hi guys, glad I caught this post as I publish my first blog using word press at rjbythebeach.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/muriwai-magic/ – I’m a photographer and writer in NZ who loves the beach lifestyle, a journey of sharing my experiences and creativity…

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    1. Looks great! I personally missed an about page, I saw your post where you said we’ll get to know you over time, but I like about pages x) Other than that: look great! keep it up!

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