If you’re a blogger, you need to join blogging Facebook groups.
Facebook groups are basically groups of people with similar interests. So in this case, blogging.
This post is all about Facebook groups. Why they’re helpful for bloggers, what makes a good Facebook group.
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WHY ARE FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BLOGGERS HELPFUL?
Facebook groups for bloggers are great for a few reasons:
- To grow your blog. These Facebook groups for bloggers are a chance to promote your blog. Promo threads, answering questions from other bloggers, re-pin threads; these are all the perfect chance to start getting real engaged traffic to your blog.
- To engage more with other bloggers. There can be thousands of people in these Facebook groups, looking to work with other bloggers, have their questions answered, and just to meet other bloggers. It’s one of the best ways to get talking to bloggers like yourself!
- For support. Not only for other bloggers, but yourself. Often in these Facebook groups for bloggers, people ask questions they need real bloggers to answer. And sometimes, you’ll be stuck on something to do with your blog. Chances are someone in a Facebook group knows the answer and it’s just a comment away.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD FACEBOOK GROUP?
When you join Facebook group for bloggers, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out them. They can be a waste of time, but good ones will make sure you are getting blog traffic from Facebook regularly.
Good Facebook groups:
- Have good engagement. There’s no point being in a Facebook group if somebody is posting and then there’s crickets.
- Have rules. These might seem unnecessary, but it helps stop the group becoming too sales-y with everyone promoting their own stuff.
- Are well monitored. What’s the point in having rules if nobody sticks to them? A good Facebook group will have admin(s) that are focused on the group. They make sure nobody starts trying to sell stuff, and look for inappropriate comments.
- Have a weekly schedule. This isn’t needed, but if the group has a weekly schedule, you know the admin is invested in the group. Groups that have a schedule also tend to have better engagement and opportunities to get more blog traffic.
LIST OF FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BLOGGERS
Looking for Facebook groups can be very time consuming. However, I’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to!
Here is a list of 30 group boards for bloggers. I’ve made sure they’re very broad, so any blogger can join them.
- Blogging Like We Mean It
- Pinterest Ninjas
- Pinterest Pals
- Pinning Ain’t Easy
- Blogging for New Bloggers
- Blog Support Group
- Becoming a Blogger
- GATHER AND EMPOWER BLOGGING COMMUNITY
- The Blog Boss Tribe
- Blogging Boost
- Bloggers Supporting Bloggers
- Bloggers United
- Inspired Bloggers Network
- Blogging Newbs
- Boost Your Blog
- Grow Your Blog
- The Blogging Crew
- Blogging 101
- Blog Beautiful
- Awesome Bloggers
- The Blogging Squad
- Creative Superheroes
- Think Creative Collective
- Adventures in Blogging
- Blogging Over Breakfast: Strategies To Help Skyrocket Your Blog!
- I’m So Blogging This!
- Bloggers That Profit
- Blog Passion Project
- Blogging for Beginners
- Profitable Bloggers
- Catch Me Collaborating
HOW MANY FACEBOOK GROUPS SHOULD I JOIN?
Facebook groups are not like Pinterest boards. They require a lot more time. You have to comment and do the requirements of the promo threads, such as following people on other social media platforms or sharing their content.
For this reason, I suggest you join 5 or less. Too many and you’ll find you’re just spreading yourself too thin and won’t want to engage in any of them. I’m currently in 3, and I’m not as active as I should be (this is mainly because I’m focusing on Pinterest and SEO right now, but still).
HOW DO I JOIN FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR BLOGGERS?
When you visit a Facebook group you’re not a part of, you will see the “+ Join Group” button, shown below.
Just click this button, and then if there are no requirements, you’re in!
However, a lot of groups have a form you have to fill out or requirements before you join. These might seem annoying, but they stop just anyone joining and make sure only people who should be are part of the group.
HOW CAN I TELL IF A GROUP IS GOOD BEFORE I JOIN IT?
You can actually tell if the group is worth joining or not before you’re even in it.
First, look at the description
Normally these sections will say a little bit about the group, a weekly schedule if they have one, and rules. This good as you can see before joining if there are chances to promote your blog, if a group is too strict or if the group is off topic for you e.g it’s a group of mom bloggers and you’re not a mom.
Sometimes the rules and schedules are only shown once you’re in the group, as like a welcome. So don’t be put off if it isn’t mentioned in the description. It’s just a bonus if it is.
So in this case, although there’s no mention of a weekly schedule or rules, the description suggests it’s a supportive group with someone who knows their blogging stuff in charge of it!
You need to look at other factors to see if it’s worth your time joining it.
Scroll until you see the moderators and admins section
This Facebook group has a good amount of admins and moderators, meaning it’s probably well run.
Now look at the activity section
Here you can get an idea of the engagement of the group.
The right side shows the number of members
Don’t think that the bigger this number is, the better. I actually don’t recommend joining a group with over 10,000 people if you’re looking to properly engage with other bloggers. Sometimes a smaller tight-knit group is much better for making bloggy friends!
You can also see that 460 people have joined in the last month. This is an indication that the Facebook group is growing, and other bloggers are finding it helpful.
On the left hand side, you can see the number of new posts
There have been 937 posts in this group in the last month. WOW! That’s a busy group! This means that it’s a well engaged group, probably due to the number of people in it and as it’s still growing.
Again, don’t presume that the higher these numbers are, the better. This might actually be a difficult group to keep up with because of how many posts there are. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t join it, but you might want to join a smaller group next to make sure Facebook isn’t taking up all your blogging time!
Just definitely don’t join a group that’s had like 2 posts in the last 30 days. (That group is dead and it’s a waste of your time).
On the far right, you’ll see suggested groups
These are recommended by Facebook. As you can see all the suggested groups for this group are also about blogging. Therefore it’s worth your time visiting some of these to see if the suggested Facebook group is actually better!
WHAT IF I DON’T GET ACCEPTED TO A FACEBOOK GROUP FOR BLOGGERS?
Don’t panic! It’s not a case of the more, the better. If you don’t get accepted, don’t take it personally. You might not be suitable for the Facebook group. Or it’s even that the admin is slow responding to requests.
If you don’t get accepted within a couple of days, apply for a different Facebook group. You might never get accepted to the group you originally applied to, and you don’t want to sit around twiddling your thumbs waiting when you could be engaging and growing your blog in another group.
If it turns out you do get accepted and it’s taken the admin over a week to respond, it’s a sign they’re not well invested in their Facebook group for bloggers. So perhaps you don’t want to be part of that Facebook group anyway.
Plus, it’s better to apply to two and get accepted to them both eventually than apply to just one and wait around for them to accept you. You can compare and pick the best one after some time- there’s nothing wrong with leaving a group!
That just about wraps up my post all about Facebook groups for bloggers.
Otherwise, go get joining!