Book Blogging 101: Community & Discord Servers

Being part of the bookish community is like finding the home you didn’t realise you needed. People who understand why you cry over fictional characters? Who also blog? Throwing yourself into the community can be daunting though, particularly when you’re new. So just how should you go about diving into the community?

Bookish Community

As a whole, the bookish community can be found across multiple platforms, we will dominate the world someday. Until then, if you know what to search for, it’s fairly easy to find us. We’re very much alive on Twitter and Bookstagram, you can also find us on BookTube and our Blogs. We’ll also probably be on Goodreads and some of us may be on Books and Writing Amino…Litsy anyone? Oh and Discord.

We are everywhere. Literally…the community throws books at each social media platform and hey there we are! We’re easier to find on certain platforms though. Bookstagram – type in a book related hash tag and you’re good to go; like the pretty photos, comment and make new friends to your hearts content! Twitter you can type in a hash tag again, it’ll pull a mixture of tweets and profiles using that hash tag.

Goodreads can be a lil difficult if you’re trying to find friends, although most of us will have a Goodreads. So if you want to be friends with us, request and we’ll more than likely accept. Litsy I’m not really familiar with, I think I peeked at it and erm…ran away *chuckles* I didn’t really see myself using the app so why have it. I think my profile is still on there somewhere….

Basically the community spans across many platforms, you don’t need to be on all platforms. Just a few and start connecting to us. We’ll take twitter here as my example (it’s my choice of poison ok)

You find a twitter user, who’s a book blogger, awesome! Like some of their tweets, if you have something to say on a tweet then reply! Chances are they’ll like your reply and do their best to reply to you. If you keep doing this regularly, you’ll begin to build up a network of people, who you may just one day call friends.

There’s no shortcut to joining the community, the best thing you can do it just jump on in, we’ll welcome you with open arms. As we all figure out how to escape our TBR’s which are gunning for our hearts hehe.

Discord Servers

Now, this is something I wanted to go into a bit more. Just because I personally wouldn’t be where I am today without Discord Servers. In a nutshell, Discord is an app and website originally designed for gamers. Signing up is free, as is creating your own server! (there’ll be a dedicated in depth post on Discord later on in the series)

A server is a bit like a house, with channels (kinda like rooms in a house!) and there are so many different houses all focusing on slightly different things! It was being part of the New Bloggers server, where I first felt part of the community. More so than on twitter or instagram. Consequently, I’m basically on Discord everyday all the time. It’s my go to for communicating with others and how I made all my friends basically.

Below you’ll find a list of Discord Servers, what they’re about, who to go to for an invite. (some servers may have a never ending invite, in that case you don’t need to go to anyone for an invite!)

Discord Servers You Can Join!

Bookish Collision

Owners: Me & Sam @ Fictionally Sam
About: We created this server to give a space for the whole bookish community. No matter your preferred platform, or maybe you’re not on a platform! The server provides us all a space to get to know one another, learn about each others platforms, support one anothers content across the platforms. As well as us making friends!
Invite Link: Click here to join

New Bloggers

Owner: Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books
About: The goal of New Bloggers is to help new bloggers see their way clearer in the book blogging world. So you can ask all the questions you have and we’ll try our best to answer. As time passes, you’ll get more experience yourself – then you can also pass on the knowledge you’ve gained to newer members too.
Invite Link: To join either ask Lauren or Evelina over on twitter

If you own/run a discord server relating to book blogging/reading/writing etc then get in touch with me and I’ll add it to this list for you!

At the end of the day, we all love books right? Don’t panic, don’t stress just start with a simple hi to someone or comment on something we’ve posted. The conversation will soon start flowing!

As always, I hope this post was helpful for you and if you have anything you’d like to see covered in this series. Leave it below in the comments! 

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25 thoughts on “Book Blogging 101: Community & Discord Servers

  1. I wouldn’t be here without discord either. I’m not a gamer but my friend suggested I created account there since Skype wasn’t agreeing with as and then I somehow found book server there. Few nice people there encouraged me to make my own book blog and to join New Bloggers. I guess without that friend we wouldn’t have ever met via discord and blogging o.O

    I’m such a shy person that I prefer quoting in twitter instead of answering since less people will see my comment. I wish I was braver to be more involved in the community.

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  2. Great post! I never heard of Discord until I came across Evelina on Twitter 🙂 I want to be more active, but I majorly fail 😉 Is there a reason you didn’t include Sam and Evelina’s blog links to this post? I thought, maybe to support both girls :))

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    • Thanks. I mean are you suggesting I’m not supporting them in the other blog posts I’ve done where I’ve linked back them?

      At the end of the day, this post wasn’t about highlighting the owners blogs, it was about highlighting the discord communities available.

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    • hahaha I mean we have people on that server who’ve been blogging for 9years and then there’s some who’ve been doing it for a few months. We’re all wise but we all have room to grow no matter how long we’ve been blogging for hehe 🙂

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  3. I tried Discord but got totally overwhelmed. Just like I am with Twitter so my participation is kind of low. I really need to get out there more and meet new blogs and people. I find I have a few favorites picked but there are so many out there to see that I am missing. It’s a big world out there!

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  4. Great post! I love the way you approach this topic and how it’s very much just about getting involved however you’re comfortable. The book community can appear really overwhelming, but all it really takes is finding a niche and connecting with even one or two people.

    I hadn’t ever heard of Discord until I came across Camilla’s servers for writers and the Bloggers in the Attic chain. I’m not as good at actually interacting – I get really overwhelmed trying to keep up with every conversation, which is also why I’m rarely on Twitter. But it’s nice to know that I have support if I ever need to talk about writing or blogging. I love having blogging friends all over the world!

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    • Ah thanks Christine! I mean I remember when I first joined, I was so overwhelmed with “omg how do I even join in with this community which is EVERYWHERE?” the truth is you just have to pick a platform you’re comfortable with and start from there.

      I mean, Discord can be pretty overwhelming but I have a post dedicated to it coming up soonish. Where I’ll mention how I make sure it’s not as overwhelming for me as I’m in like…more than 3 active servers and sometimes I wanna cry with not being on top of things. Having blogging friends around the world is great, and it also makes you more aware of timezones.

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  5. I find that discord is the best place to communicate with my internet friends and especially my book blogging friends. I’m so grateful to you and Sam’s server and Evalina’s because, without the servers, I would be lost and have probably no followers or great blogs to follow. So, thank you all so much!! ❤

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  6. I’m so glad I came across this post and I got to join Bookish Collision. I had no idea that Discord has other communities too. Thanks for explaining that. I’m excited 🙂

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