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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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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. Welcome!

      That link goes to your dashboard, which is private, so people won’t be able to see your site. 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. Here’s your site: https://sinnersprayerblog.wordpress.com/

      Also, I noticed that 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.

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    1. I tried to “like” your first post, but the system wouldn’t take it. My parents recently retired, so it will be nice to pass your ideas along to them. I look forward to following you!

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      1. it’s a beauty and lifestyle blog 🙂 so stuff like makeup reviews and store reviews as well as diys and just a few other blog posts here and there

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  1. https://pseudonymgoeshere.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/first-blog-post/

    Hey all. This is my new blog where I will share some of my more secretive adventures and thoughts. My conservative friends and family would not particularly approve, so I decided to share it all with you lovely souls.

    Leave a comment or a follow and I will check out your blogs in turn.

    Thanks a bunch and I hope to have more posts up really soon and my about page figured out.

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    1. Your blog sounds like it’s going to be fun! I tried to like and follow, but the system isn’t cooperating. Is anyone else having a problem liking posts? Not sure what’s going on, but I’ll be back to follow you soon.

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  2. Good afternoon! I started a blog a few weeks ago because I was so tired of hearing about every generation but mine. I was thinking, “Hey, we’re still here!” so many times a day, I thought I’d just go ahead and be the change I wanted to see in the world. I curate a lot of Gen-X works by other writers on my Facebook page, too. I’m not a professional writer (obviously), so I’d love any feedback, resources, likes, shares or other stuff the community has to give. Thanks and merry {insert preferred holiday reference here}! https://generationxishere.wordpress.com/

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    1. Welcome!

      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. i know how that feels, i dont write about it but i go through days when if i managed to shower that is a milestone or if i got out bed at all..send you strength and checking your blog asap! xx

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    2. Welcome 🙂

      I noticed that you still have some placeholder text in your blog’s sidebar — you can remove or edit that by going to My Site > Customize > Widgets. Look for the Text Widget!

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  3. Hii friends I am a budding blogger,I write weekly about random topics like business,politics,policy,international affairs,terrorism etc.I would be glad if you all share your opinions on it with me and go through my blog.Posting here link of my latest blog on Vision of founding Father of world’s 3rd largest muslim nation
    A Mirror From Jinnah – http://wp.me/p8aTMD-1b

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

      You’ll also want to make sure you give your site a title — you can do that by going to My Site > Customize > Site Identity.

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  4. Hey everyone please follow me at theorphiclogophile.wordpress.com to check out my poems. I’m still a newbie but in a few weeks to come I’ll post more and more poems. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hello, nice to meet you. I also started today ha! I’m also more lifestyle and beauty blog 😊 I’m enjoying reading your posts.. can’t wait to see more. I followed you

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    2. Welcome 🙂

      I noticed that you still have some placeholder text in your blog’s sidebar (in the right column) — you can remove or edit that by going to My Site > Customize > Widgets. Look for the Text Widget!

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      1. It’s a great place to write a little bit about yourself, but if you’re not sure or don’t know, you can just delete it entirely — you can always add it back if/when you decide differently.

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