After blogging for about a year now, I’m starting to learn a bit about how the blogging world works. One thing I’ve noticed is the huge number of Facebook blogging groups out there. Some are for sharing, others are for asking questions and encouragement. Just search on Facebook for blogging groups and a gazillion will pop up.
Personally, I’m a member of around 30 or so of these Facebook blogging support groups. Some I like more than others. I find some groups a bit spammy, while other groups full of bloggers that I can relate to.
When it comes to posting questions or even sharing, I stick with a handful of groups where I feel most comfortable. I also consider what people share in the groups. If I’m going to stumble, tweet or pin all of the entries in a post, then the topics and posts must resonate with my audience.
The Good Things About Facebook Blogging Groups
Sense of Community
I really enjoy participating in Facebook blogging groups where the other bloggers are helpful and kind. Before I switched my theme to my current one (affiliate link: Market Theme from Restored 316) I asked in one of the groups about which themes they recommended. I received a great response and made my choice based on some of the suggestions.
Blogging can be an isolating experience and teaming up with other like minded people can really help. Facebook blogging groups are a great place to create this community.
Great Places to Learn
All of these awesome bloggers out there have so much to teach and are really generous with their time. I find whenever I pop into one of my favourite groups there are always helpful tips and great posts to read. Sometimes there are so many great posts I get overwhelmed from the information overload!
While blogging itself is really individualized (unless you blog as a part of a team), promotion, commenting etc all require the assistance of your fellow bloggers. Facebook blogging groups are great places to find Pinterest group boards to join, roundup posts to participate in and Twitter parties to attend.