How to Make the Most of Facebook Groups as a Blogger (& My Favorite Groups to Join)

This past Saturday CristinaCathleen, and I held our biweekly Twitter chat and it was all about creating meaningful with other bloggers and creatives and I couldn’t help but notice how few people take advantage of Facebook groups. I can’t remember the exact way I discovered that there were indeed Facebook groups out there for bloggers to meet other bloggers, find out about events, share their content among other things but I’ve been utilizing these groups for almost a year now, and it seriously has been the best experience.

Making the Most of Facebook Groups

So, how exactly do these Facebook groups work? How can you benefit from them? Are they going to make a difference in your blogging?

Join the right groups for YOU

When someone creates a Facebook group, there is a description box for them to fill out so that others know what the group is about. If you’re joining a good Facebook group, they will have this description mastered – they’ll tell you what the group is about, who it’s for, how to join, and any rules or additional information they would like you to consider. Before you request to join any groups, be sure to read these description boxes to make sure the group is a good fit for you (& your blog!).

Be prepared

Depending on the group(s) you are apart of, the admins of the group will most likely have a set schedule about what days they have promotion threads on the group dash. Before you even think about sharing your content, have it all ready! There’s nothing worse than scrambling to get the links to your most recent blog post, social media accounts, or a link to your most recent posted photo on Instagram. I typically open each of these in a new browser in various tabs so that I can easily copy & paste my links into the necessary threads.

Tip: After you post a comment/content in any of the threads, click the upside down carrot at the top of the thread and click “turn off notifications” so that you don’t get a Facebook notification for each comment made on the thread!

Follow the rules

When you’re first accepted into a Facebook group, the admins make it a point to make sure you have access to the rules of the group. The rules vary from group to group, but the basic concept of most rules is to participate and to share the love. The admins of these groups created these groups and allow you to be in them with the expectation that you can share your content, but you can’t just take, you need to give the love to others as well. If you comment on a thread with your latest blog post and you’re supposed to comment on three other blog posts and ‘like’ their comment once you’ve done so, do it! Not only are you sharing the love with them, but commenting on their posts can help increase traffic on your blog, too!

Comment, comment, comment

If someone asks a question in the group and you know the answer, comment on their post and help them out. If someone posts a blogging win, congratulate them. If you have a question, ask it. No question is a stupid question, and even if you can’t help someone out completely, try your best! When you interact with the other members of the group, you have the opportunity to network with other bloggers, increase traffic to your site, and the ability to learn new things.

Tip: Don’t be shy! If you can’t troubleshoot something on your blog, there is a 95% chance that one of the members of the group can help you out or at least steer you in the right direction. There’s nothing better than having an excessive amount of bloggers at your finger tips – pick away at their brains!

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Join this group if: You have a passion for writing, need to vent, love to blog, and meet your new best friends. This group has three promos per day (recent blog post, social media platform follow, and social media love threads) so your blog is guaranteed to grow!

How to join: Simply request to join group, then send a private message (via Facebook) to Nina Williamson with your name and blog URL on the same day your request to join the group. New members will be accepted every Monday.

Admin: Kara Knight

Join this group if: You’re a women blogger looking for a place to grow your blog, support other bloggers, and looking to be the best blogger you can be.

How to join: Simply request to join group. Must be a female blogger, must have a photo attached to your profile.

Admin: Elizabeth Benson

Join this group if: You’re a blogger or creative looking for a place to ask questions, get feedback, and bounce ideas off other bloggers and creatives.

How to join: In order to be accepted into the group, you must first sign-up here (for free!) and you will also get immediate access to the free resource library. Once you have signed up, simply request to join the group and the admin will approve your request ASAP!

Join this group if: You’re a blogger or online entrepreneur looking for a place to lend support, give feedback, and share advice. This is a great group to find others to collaborate with, learn something new, share your content, and meet great gals!

How to join: In order to be accepted into the group, you must first sign-up here (for free!) and will also receive immediate access to the free library of resources – including ebooks and ecourses designed with bloggers and biz owners in mind. Once you have signed up, simply request to join the group!

Admin: Kayla Rivoli

Join this group if: You’re a college blogger looking for a place to get feedback, advice, ideas, and motivation from other college bloggers. This is a great group to share your content and meet other college bloggers!

How to join: Simply request to join group!

The great thing about Facebook groups is that there are so many out there that you can benefit from in different ways! I’m part of a couple exclusive Facebook groups that I gained access to through taking webinar’s with Helene In Between – and a lot of webinar hosts will create exclusive Facebook groups revolving around that webinars topics, so keep an eye out! The other fabulous thing is that when you are on a Facebook group page, on the right hand side with be other Facebook group suggestions! I’ve found a couple of the Facebook groups I’m apart of through the suggestions column – you can seriously keep clicking for days.

What are your fav Facebook groups for bloggers + creatives?
XO, Rachel

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24 Comments

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:55 AM

      Her Facebook group is AWESOME! And it’s always fun learning new ways to make my blog grow!

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:55 AM

      Of course!

  1. February 17, 2016 / 12:53 PM

    I always wait to turn off the notifications on those posts until I finish the required tasks…that way, the notifications will drive me nuts until I’ve done what I’m supposed to do and I can’t forget! 😉

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:55 AM

      I give you props for that – sometimes I forget to turn them off and it drives me NUTS between getting notifications on my phone and on my laptop!

  2. February 17, 2016 / 1:06 PM

    This is so great and so true. I’ve gotten so many benefits from being in FB groups as a blogger. Love this. Thank you for sharing!

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:54 AM

      It’s nice to know that there are other bloggers out there that are willing to support you!

  3. February 17, 2016 / 3:07 PM

    Thank you for sharing these groups. I’m a part of a few already, but I’m excited to check these ones out – some are new to me. Yay!

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:53 AM

      Of course, Mary! I’m glad to help you find some great new communities!

  4. February 17, 2016 / 5:04 PM

    There are so many other Facebook groups I didn’t know about before reading your post! I am part of The Blogger Life and The Blogging Elite and I love both of them! They are great ways to connect with other bloggers out there!

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:53 AM

      I am seriously a member of at least 15 Facebook groups for bloggers – and they’re all different in their own little way! I love being apart of a great community!

  5. February 17, 2016 / 7:39 PM

    I love a lot of these awesome groups!
    FB groups have helped me grow so much.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:52 AM

      FB groups are a great way to connect with other bloggers as well as a great way to get your content out there!

  6. Bree Hogan
    February 18, 2016 / 8:22 AM

    I love Facebook blogger groups, they are so supportive and my blog has definitely grown because of them. There are a few on your list I hadn’t heard of before so thanks for sharing!

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 9:52 AM

      Facebook groups for bloggers are seriously THE best! I’m part of many more, but these are definitely my favs!

  7. February 18, 2016 / 12:23 PM

    What a great post! I just requested to join about all of these! I love being a part of the InfluenceHER FB page, along with The Rising Tide Society. The later is more for photographers and wedding vendors, but they post a “Blog Love” thread every Wednesday and I get A TON of engagement from it (along with finding other creative types!)

    Xx Taylor
    https://lightscameracatwalk.com

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 1:13 PM

      I’m a part of the InfluenceHER FB page as well! It’s a great one!

  8. February 18, 2016 / 1:27 PM

    I need to start using Facebook for my blog more often! I’ll make sure to check those groups out! Thank you for the great advice!

    • SSadmin
      February 18, 2016 / 1:32 PM

      They’re a great way to meet other ladies and to grow your blog! I definitely recommend checking them out as well as go through the suggested groups to see if any fit your needs!

    • SSadmin
      February 19, 2016 / 11:49 AM

      Yay! Facebook groups are a great way to meet some other bloggers!

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