First Friday

New blogger? Welcome! Share a link to your first post, say hello to 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. Hi everyone. I’m 4 posts deep already and couldn’t be happier with my decision to start blogging. I can’t wait to connect with like minded people. Thanks for your feedback 🙂 ~AJ

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  2. New blogger here hope all is doing well I’m excited about my new journey! I love to write and I needed a place to vent, being that I’ve shit down all other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram!

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    1. One thing I noticed — you’re using a lot of tags and categories on some of your posts. The 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 — a few of yours are just teetering over the 15 mark.

      An easy way to start cutting down: get rid of super-general tags like “blog” or “blogging.” Think more specifically about your post and what it’s really about, and think about what *you* would search for to find a post like this.

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    1. Welcome!

      Your theme uses post excerpts, so you’ll want to make sure to give each post one — otherwise, you’ll get that “This is a post excerpt” text you have right now. When you’re writing/editing a post, you can find the place to add an excerpt under the “More Options” tab on the left side of the page.


  3. Hi.. I am new to the world of blogging.. I was just looking for a way to let my feelings out. But may be someone out there will be passing through the same feeling and would just know “u r not the only one” or may be I need to know that 😕

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    1. Welcome 🙂

      Looks like you haven’t given your site a title yet! If you’d like to add one (we recommend it), you can do that by going to My Site > Customize > Site Identity.