First Friday

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

Image by Nicole Beaulac.

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 Support Forums.

To learn more about blogging, take a Blogging U. course.

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 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. I’m not explicitly interested in your subject topic, but I can see you’re a good writer, and with a blog that’s half the battle. Keep up the good work and you’ll attract interested followers. 👍😉

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    2. Hey so I went through your posts and you write so wonderfully and very easy to understand! The only thing I’d like to suggest is maybe write more often? I noticed that your posts are months apart. When you post often, the traffic on your blog increases a LOT. So that’s the only feedback I’d like to give you!
      Please do check out my blog and leave feedback too! Thanks 🙂

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      1. Really appeciate your honesty and can’t imagine what you’re going through. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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      2. Thank you for the feedback – I will be writing more from now so stay tuned! 🙂 I also checked out your blog which is great. You are really good at bringing out feelings in your writing. Keep it up!

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    1. Both of my parents were unbelievably intelligent and were successful and driven people, but both were alcoholics. It is a terrible life to grow up in. The children are never #1 in an alcoholic’s life as they can always retreat into their special world. Be strong. It may be that she will succeed and that will help you all by itself.

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    2. You’ve got yourself a new reader! I love the honesty and the way you go straight to the point. You make it clear that you’re not trying to be THE best blogger on the planet, you’re just writing. Thanks for the post.

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      1. Thank you so much! It’s such a sense of achievement when you feel like people appreciate you’re writing.

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  1. 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 would probably say now that you’re writing comfortably in your blog, letting your voice come out, now it’s time to spend some time in the Customizer (I’ve been saying that a *lot* to a lot of WordPressers lately) to make your menus and whatnot pretty. After all, your “About” page and some random Text Widget still has the default text in them.

        Why not spend a couple of hours in the Customizer and just start playing around?


  2. Hi All,
    First: it’s a great pleasure to join the Community!
    Please find my post below – it is the latest post from my brand new blog started last week:
    Any comments from you all are very much appreciated, about the post and/or the entire website of course.
    I will be honored to look around and have a look to your blogs!
    Have a very nice Friday evening.

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      1. Thank you!!!! I had a look @ your blog and I love it. First very nice blog theme (;-)) & second amazing main 4 destinations…I love Sweden & Italy in particular! I will read some posts in the next days and of course I will give you my feedback. Cheers

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