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. Checked out your blog (: Love the progression your poetry takes. Would love to read more.
      I also love poetry; I find it interesting to explore new perspectives and write poetry through different voices.
      Once again, congrats on starting your blog despite the challenges! I know how you felt.

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    2. Namitha…you are doing a fab job at 15… I started my blog at 30.. n I had the same hesitations as you did. Glad you have started it now… You will have a wonderful documentation of life stories in a few years. Keep writing…look forward to read more from you. Cheers

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    3. Nice work! My goodness, for a new blog you certainly do have a lot of traffic! I think I should be asking you for advice, not the other way around hahaha. Anyways, really nice poetry! Poetry is one type of writing I could never do, so I have mad respect for those who do! Kudos!

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    1. You hope to meet more people soon? Posting in First Fridays and Community Pools are a very good start. I guess for now, you can dive into the Customizer just so that you can get to know your theme and how it works, even change (or get rid of, your call) the text Widgets that come with your theme. A quick suggestion, though: dark red font (esp. with small sizes/non-bold style) doesn’t show up well on a black background. Perhaps a brighter shade of red, if you can?

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    2. I really like the Good morning thing you’ve got going on your blog, way to keep the positive vibes flowing…good work 🙂

      Also, just a suggestion:
      Go to Settings>Sharing, and select the checkbox – Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results

      Now if someone visits your blog, he/she may like the post without opening the post separately. It will help you get more likes on the blog..

      Regards 🙂

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  1. Good morning everyone! I am very new here. I just started my blog, SassyCatK, on Sunday. In my first post, I shared a secret family recipe – Canada’s War Cake. Check it out here
    I like to post lifestyle and fitness tips, recipes, reviews, thoughts, and ideas. I look forward to reading your comments and checking out everyone’s blogs! Have a fabulous Friday!!

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    1. Alyssa, great posts… The cake recipe ..I am going to try it out. Darker text on lighter background is easily readable.. consider flipping the colours… It should look and feel better for sure. Cheers 💟

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    1. I’ve been reading some of your work, you’ll notice i’ve liked quite a bit lol loving the positive messages, good work!

      only thing I would suggest is enlarging your font just a bit, found it a bit hard to read, otherwise I love everything you’re offering 🙂

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      1. Hi Dante! Thank you for your great feedback, I would take note of that and I’ll fix that sooner when I can. 🙂 I’m glad you are appreciating and supporting my works. God bless!

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      1. Hi there! Thank you very much for your feedback and support, I hope you will continue to do so. I’d love to hear it from you! 😄 God bless!

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    1. Your idea of simplicity permeates throughout your entire blog, even in your blog’s design. It’s well put-together, must be said.

      Of course, now that you’ve been around for more than a month, you should know even though you probably can’t post here anymore, you can still reply to First Friday posts (I’ve also been around for not long). This also means that you’re probably going to be hanging out in the Community Pool more often, which is where most of the not-new members of the WP community happens to be.

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      1. Thank you. Yes, for sure I would be hanging out in the Community Pool. I thought I could still post here since my first post was on 21 July. Apologies if I have the wrong understanding.

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      2. I think the moderators would prefer that if you’ve been here for more than a month, don’t start a post thread (so the newbies have room to start a thread). However, WP veterans (just like new bloggers) can still reply to post threads like what I’m doing right now.

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      1. In addition I have been reading some of your posts. Firstly they are really great positive and honest. Secondly, I have no idea how you can post daily with really interesting content and ideas bravo 365daysofkindness btavo.


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    1. You’ve posted the wrong link
      To find, copy, and paste your link:
      Head to your blog’s home page — not your dashboard or the preview/draft of your blog, 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 would look more like:

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  2. I’m very very new here ,just needed a place where where i could share my thoughts about life,sports,education,movies, etc.
    so I decided to signup here today… hoping to write stuff soon


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    1. But isn’t that why most of us blog anyway, we really just need to get some self-expression off our chest? If you’re really ham-strung for ideas, there’s always the Daily Prompt. Even a scientist like myself can find a way to hang out with the poets and prose-writers – not sure how *well* I can hang with them, but can’t let a little thing like a non-liberal arts background stop me.

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  3. Hi everyone 🙂 My reasons for recently starting a blog can be best described using Benjamin Franklin’s words, “either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” As a student, my life mainly revolves around learning what is undeniably true. I now feel as though I have been opened to a new world where ideas themselves hold immense power and forge a community.
    Please check out my first blog! Thank you 🙂

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    1. Great blog, you are doing very well. Would love to read something on your ‘About’ just to connect better with your readers. Will be back to read more. Xxx


    1. Welcome! FYI: that link goes to a preview of your post, which is private, so people won’t be able to see your site — you’ll want to share the link to the published post itself. The simplest way to get the public link is = to go to your blog’s main page and click on the post title. Then, copy the address you see in your browser’s address bar and use that.


    2. Kriti I love your posts. You are doing well but you need to add images to your posts for better description and it look more attractive. Also add a home page or blog where readers can view all your posts on a page. Very good work done on your blog. I will be back to read more on diverse cultures. Xxxx

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  4. Hi all,
    I’ve been selected to participate in a service corps opportunity through my company and will be traveling to Colombia tomorrow. As I will be there for 30 days, the company asked that I blog about my experience. While setting up the blog, I created a site title that will carry me on to other topics after the experience concludes. I’d really prefer to just blog about whatever interests me that day; although I realize that the more popular blogs are geared toward a niche. Any suggestions on what would make the site a little more unique would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. If this blog is going to be for your company, then perhaps just focus on what they want – you can get a more personal blog going later. You don’t want it to seem like the experience is your “Friday the 13th” while the end of it is the liberation, the “Saturday the 14th.”

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