Small is Beautiful {blog tag}

I follow a lot of blogs, and many of them have several hundred--or more!--followers. But some of my favorite blogs have a much, much smaller following. Like me, they have fewer than 100 regular readers, and lately I've been wondering, how can we change that? How can I help these bloggers, who create some wonderful content, connect with more readers? Sometimes, getting your name out there is hard!

And so, the idea for Small is Beautiful was born.

With this tag, small bloggers feature other small bloggers, and those they feature will feature yet more bloggers, and . . . well, you get the picture. If you are not featured, but would like to join in the fun, please do!

  1. Feature 3-5 blogs with fewer than 100 followers.
  2. Write 1-3 paragraphs about each blog, including information like what the blog is about, a brief bio of the blogger, and/or why you recommend their blog. Don't forget a link to their blog!
  3. Include an image for each blog, whether it's a blog button, profile photo, header, or simply a screenshot of the blog.
  4. Thank the blogger who featured you, and include a link to their blog. If you like, you can even include them as one of the blogs that you feature (especially if they joined the tag without having been featured by someone else).
  5. Include the tag image somewhere in your post.
Optional: For extra visibility, share a link to your post on Twitter with #SmallBlogsTag. I'll retweet it! Don't forget to follow the hashtag and retweet others' links!

The Book Hound | R.M. Lutz
It is no secret that I love fantasy, and, well, romance isn't my favorite genre (a slight understatement, perhaps). And so, when I read R.M. Lutz's about page, I knew I had to follow her blog, The Book Hound. She says that while other girls melted over Amish romance, she spent her school years fighting orcs, flying on dragons, and attempting archery. R.M. began to notice that the books that she enjoys--action-packed but clean--are often difficult to find. So she launched The Book Hound.

On The Book Hound, you will find well-written, informative (and fun!) reviews of Christian and other clean speculative fiction, as well as miscellaneous posts on similar topics. I love reading R.M.'s reviews. They're well-structured and succinctly written, giving just enough detail without being long-winded. And she understands my flailing over The Auralia Thread series.

Flowers of Quiet Happiness | Kara

Kara also writes wonderful book reviews, and she reads a wide range of genres. She often posts other fun topics as well, like a "Jane Austen Would You Rather." Recently, I've especially enjoyed following her 30 Days of Books posts, which she's been interspersing on her blog over the past several weeks. The bright yellow flowers gracing the background of Flowers of Quiet Happiness lend a cheerful vibe to the blog, and Kara's words are always uplifting.

Some things that make Kara happy include bookshops, libraries, journals with empty pages, happy memories, comfortable silences, gerber daisies, unexpected compliments, and gooey chocolate chip cookies. In her own words: "Basically? I. Just. Love. Books."

The Jumping Bean | Wendy Greene
How do I begin to categorize The Jumping Bean? It is a delightful conglomeration of books, writing, and just general fun--in short, it refuses to be put into a box! Wendy Greene has a wonderfully upbeat writing style, keeping each of her unique posts positive and engaging, not to mention sprinkled with wit and sarcasm!

An aspiring writer, Wendy recently began publishing a story on Wattpad. She also enjoys reading, art,  walking on beaches, and seeking adventures. Chocolate, of course, is a given, as are dragons. She began a BookTube channel back in May, so be sure to check that out, as well!

O Ye Scribes | Candice Williams
"All things bookish" sums up O Ye Scribes quite well, as every post relates to books in some form or another. The book reviews are thorough without being too long, and I always enjoy reading them. Other posts include life updates, bookish lists, and discussion posts centering on topics like "Am I Being too Critical of Christian Fiction?" Occasionally, you may be treated with a glimpse of Candice's delightful wit.

I am convinced that Candice is my long-lost sister, as the more I find out about her, the more I discover we have in common. A fellow small-town introvert, she likes the color green, chocolate, Emily Dickinson, and maple trees (sound familiar? Those are a few of my favorite things, as well!). She currently works at a library and is writing a steampunk novel.

Totally Graced | Grace Anne
Totally Graced is a blog dedicated to words--a celebration of creativity and the journey of life. As Grace Anne says, "Words. They're constantly swirling around in my head, an endless cycle. I don't see them stopping anytime soon. And neither am I." Her posts center around writing and blogging, with lifestyle and a few bookish posts sprinkled throughout. She certainly does have a way with words, and I love her upbeat writing style!

A homeschooled teen from the southern U.S., Grace Anne is passionate about performing and writing. She also likes dancing, singing, reading, makeup, and photography. She believes that we were all created to create and that the world always needs a little bit more magic.

What are some of your favorite small blogs?
If you plan on joining in the tag (please do!), leave a link in the comments so I can meet some new bloggers and share your post!



  1. THIS. TAG. <3 I am going to post this tag I am going to do it. YUP LOVE IT.

    1. I'm so glad you like it! Don't forget to share a link here when you get your post up, because I'd love to read it!!!

  2. O YE SCRIBES IS DEFINITELY AMAZING, I AGREE. And I may have just found a few more blogs to follow! I love this idea <3

    Can I do this tag if I have over 100 followers? Obviously I wouldn't expect anyone to feature me in it, but could I still post it on my blog with links to 5 blogs with less than 100 followers? Or is this completely and only for the < 100 bloggers?

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Absolutely, I would love to have you join in the fun! Thank you so much for your willingness to promote small blogs!

  3. Thank you so much for tagging my blog Serena! This is such a cool tag, and I can't wait to write my post for it. Your original and thoughtful tag ideas add a lot to the small blog community!

    @Ellie Aww, thanks!

    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it.

      Oh, you just made my day--you're too sweet! Thank you!

  4. What a fantastic idea!! <3 love, love, love. (also, thrilled to see Grace Anne on your list -- she's WONDERFUL!)

    1. Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I'm glad you like it!

  5. Thank you for the shoutout! This is such a fun idea. I'm a bit behind, but hoping to get my post up in the next few days. And now I'll have to go and check out all these new blogs! :)

    1. You're very welcome! And no problem--I can totally relate. I can't wait to see who you feature!