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Sunday post #38 I'm creating a New Bloggers Support Group!

It seems only last week or so I created a thriving international bloggers’ group, and yet, it seems I just can’t sit still. Because yesterday, I got this nagging idea that just won’t let me go. And I’ve embarked on yet another adventure, which is… A new blogger support group! Let me explain what this group could be:

  • a place for new bloggers to ask all their questions, be they technical or content related
  • a place where new bloggers can get emotional support on all the puzzling things
  • a place where book blogging etiquette would be explained (I wish someone told me half the things a year ago!!)
  • a place to find your fellow new bloggers and start out with a few followers instead of talking to the walls for 2 months
  • I’m also planning a post series about beginner things, like tutorials and how tos, and I would love guest posters!

And it’s not just new bloggers that I want in this group – what we will need is some experienced people as well, especially people on the Western side of the globe, as I will only be able to participate during my daytime (and I live in Europe)So, if you are a new blogger who’d like to join, or if you’re an experienced blogger who’d like to help, fill out this Google form and I’ll contact you! And if you simply have some friends who you know would appreciate this, just point them to this Google form:

Sign Up Here


~ Last Week On The Blog ~

And now back to the blog! Last week I did a buddy read with Trang @ Bookidote of All the Light We Cannot See. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the book! But I really urge you to read the review of All Day. It’s an important book about racism in the American society, a must-read for Westerners for sure. And, last but not least, my discussion on friday was about how we should be positive about our book blogs this year. Go read, people say it gears you up for a good mood!

all the light we cannot see  all day
be positive about your book blog this year

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week I’ll be reviewing one of my favorites this year, a beautifully written masterpiece called The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. Then there will also be a list about books that contain dark, mythologicla and mysterious creatures – you should give it a go if you like writers such as Neil Gaiman or Stephen King. And at the end of the week we will have State of the ARC #5! So get your ARC game straightened out.

the gargoyle  5 Books With The Darkest Mysterious Presence

~ Little Book Haul ~

Can you believe it?!! I only hauled one book. ONE BOOK! I don’t recall when that has last happened!!! WOW! Christmas miracles..?

The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills

~ In The Bookish Community ~


The Orangutan Librarian shares their least favorite fantasy tropes

Vlora @ Reviews and Cake explains Why Old Books Deserve 340% More Attention From You

Krysta @ Pages Unbound tells us why she’s not interested in requesting ARCs


So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

You are so very active, Evelina! How do you manage? And what a fantastic idea to have a support group 🙂 If you need help with a guest post let me know, I’d be very happy to write about either ARCs, or about organising time 😉
Have a wonderful Christmas! I hope you will have a peaceful week ahead.

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Oh this is such a fantastic idea about helping new bloggers, I love it so much <3 I will sign up for sure 🙂
I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas and a great week, sending you all the love xxx

Anna @ Adventures with a Book Nerd

I have never clicked on a link so fast! lol I would love to help out with guest posts, chats, whatever you need. 🙂 I don’t have many followers, but I have learned a thing or two over the years. 🙂 I hope that you have a good week! 🙂

Anna @ Adventures with a Book Nerd

Of course! It might also be cool to have a section or something on Goodreads and Bookstagram… lol now I’m just adding ideas to the fire! XD I’m curious what these questions are…

Sim @ Flipping Thru the Pages

Your mind is constantly working these days Evelina, isn’t it? I don’t mean that it doesn’t work other days I mean you are constantly thinking of new ideas and I am really amazed that how you manage all these things I loved you review of All Day as I told you earlier. Also this idea of new support group is really interesting. However, I still consider myself new so I am not sure if I’ll be able to provide much help. But I think I’ll learn many things for sure I guess Incan help with some technical stuff like useful… Read more »

Ivyclad Ideas
3 years ago

I love the idea of a new blogger support group! I don’t have a lot of followers, but I’ve been blogging for over two years now so I’m no longer fumbling around in the dark.

3 years ago

Thats great that you have worked to help international bloggers and now new bloggers! I remember being a new blogger and it is a bit overwhelming for sure! Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

3 years ago

I admire all your initiative in the blogger community. You’re awesome!

Jenea's Book Obsession
Jenea's Book Obsession
3 years ago

I love you idea of the blogger’s group. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Merry Christmas!!!

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

Those blogger groups sound good! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy all of your lovely books. Thanks for vistiing my blog. Happy holidays!

3 years ago

You are such an inspiration. I would love to contribute any kinda support you need for the new group. You should definitely teach us your time management methods!

The Orangutan Librarian

That’s such a lovely initiative! I’m all for it and hope I can help in some small way! Especially cos I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I started out!
And thank you so much for sharing my post!!

3 years ago

Evelina, what a fabulous idea to start a support group for new bloggers, I remember when I started it was difficult trying to figure it all out. You are awesome 🙂

Christmas miracles are definitely happening with only one book, I hope you enjoy it. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

When I first started blogging, so many people offered support and help. What an awesome thing you are doing!
And I spy that cute kitty again:)

I hope you have a lovely holiday!

3 years ago

Evalinah, Oh no, I am surprised you didn’t enjoy All the Light We Cannot See. That book got major love from book-tube people. I unhauled it a while ago, because I was scared it’d break my heart because of the subject matter. I’m just starting my first Gaiman book (“Ocean at the End of the Lane”) and I am mostly in awe of how he writes. It’s like dark, and whimsy, hauntingly sad. I signed up for the group! I’d love to hear if others struggle with similar things or not. ALSO: DUDE. You hauled ONE BOOK? That’s incredible. Here… Read more »

3 years ago

Love your idea of the blogger support group! I hope it takes off, it’s a great idea. And have a merry Christmas! Hope your holiday season is amazing.

Thanks for the links too, I didn’t see any of those and now I need to check ’em out. 🙂

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Good luck with your blogging groups! The blogosphere can be confusing at first, so hopefully people find the groups useful.

Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

Cool idea about the blogger support group! I hope everything goes well. =) Nicely done, only having hauled one book! That is seriously impressive. I hope you enjoy it!

Have a wonderful week. Happy holidays, Evelina! =)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Geybie’s Book Blog
Geybie’s Book Blog
3 years ago

Yay for the new support group. I would like to join. What a great idea. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, my friend, and Merry Christmas if you celebrate. Enjoy your new books. ❤️

Sophie Eloy
3 years ago

Signing! I don’t know if I will be able to follow every day but I’m willing to help others if I can. Just to give back what others did for me one year ago 😉

Sophie Eloy
3 years ago


Tânia @MyLovelySecret

I don’t know from where you get all these ideas from (international bloggers group and a blogger support group), but they are great ideas – they bring bloggers closer -, so I hope they keep coming.

Merry Christmas!
Tânia @MyLovelySecret

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

Your support group sounds like a great resource. I bet a lot of bloggers will benefit from supporting each other.

Jackie B.
3 years ago

I could not be more excited about your New Bloggers group! It’s definitely something important. The real trick is how do we find all the new bloggers so we can share our wisdom?! I am all ears. And, obviously, totally willing to help. I have many ideas as well. Just you be careful– don’t take on so many new things you don’t have time for yourself! Self-care is key.

It sounds like last week was pretty hit-or-miss for you. I can’t wait to check out all your reviews. I’ve missed your blog so much! <3

Jackie B.
3 years ago

Of course everyone wants to participate! This is a sorely lacking resource. While you CAN find stuff like this if you are looking for it (and sometimes even if you aren’t), you don’t always know what you’re looking for, or you don’t find it when you need it.

Hm. I can definitely write critical questions. But, does anyone *care* about that topic? I imagine most people want to know about the technical side of things. But, this is what Discord is for, right? 😉

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

I think your support group sounds fabulous. I wish something like this had been around when I first started blogging. It would have been so helpful.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

Your support group sounds like a great idea! I could really have used one when I was starting out. I hope it goes well, and I’m amazed by your energy and enthusiasm. (I’m feeling a bit burnt out, myself.)

Karen Blue
3 years ago

I love your blogger support group idea. I hope I can find some time to get on there this weekend. I can’t believe 2017 is just about over. This year has flown by. It’s no wonder you only got one book this week, you’ve been real busy. Have a great week!

Natalie @Natflix&Books

Blogging can be daunting at first, so I hope newbies that feel lost find their way to your group. It’s nice just to be able to connect with people who are just starting out at the same time as you are–I’m still “friends” with the couple of people I really connected with when I started my blog. It’s kind of like freshman year. Lol. Happy New Year!

Liza Rodriguez
3 years ago

Sounds like a great idea to help new bloggers, I wish I knew what I was doing when I started 🙂