For the most part I think most hostesses welcome newbies. You've got to start somewhere, right? Sometimes I do see newbie swaps advertised or ones that say "newbies welcome", but I did a search and don't see any open ones like that popping up. I say just look for an open swap that interests you and sign up.
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