I’ve mentioned it before, but the blogging community is one of the best things ever. The people are so helpful and legitimately engaged. A few weeks ago, McKayla from The Comma Mama Co. published her top 6 blogging groups on Facebook you should join, so I thought I’d share my recommendations!
Before we get started
I strongly recommend that you join a couple of blogging groups on social media (but specifically on Facebook). When you blog, especially at the beginning, there is so much for you to learn. I learn something new every day (this is how I got to create my own Resource library, which hadn’t occurred to me before)! You also get more visibility on your blog or your social media accounts if you participate in daily threads, such as more traffic on your blog, new followers on social media or repins on Pinterest. However, make sure you read the group rules and respect them, or you could be removed, and we don’t want that.
When you are creating your blog, you need more eyes on it than just your family and friends (although this is not a bad thing; I’m sincerely touched when people I know care about my blog because I pour my heart into it!). This is why you definitely should join at least a few blogging groups.
Now, let’s get to it. Here are a few blogging groups I really think you should join.
Grammar Girls: Community for blogging nerds and newbies
HUMBLE BRAG INCOMING! This AMAAAAAZING group was created by McKayla because we connected on being grammar nerds. And I have the honor of being an admin with her. We are basically blogging BFFs. In the span of only a few months, we grew this small group to a nice community of 162 members (as of early August). Our goal is to help our fellow bloggers and grammar nerds be successful and give them more visibility. Since this is still a small group, we are thrilled to see how members are participating in our daily threads. McKayla and I are working on a few projects to help the community even more! Also, a special shout-out to the designs. I loooove them!
Becoming a Blogger
This is the first blogging group that I joined when I took this course, which has the same name. Cate Rosales created an amazing community and is very active in the group. She is an expert in the blogging field and her group counts over 20,000 members! Feel free to ask your questions in the group, you will get tons of great answers and tips from her and fellow bloggers!
A Self Guru – Biz Blog Community
I talked about Amira at A Self Guru in my previous blog post. Amira is a lawyer who created legal templates specifically for bloggers, and she created this group as another awesome resource to get help about blogging. Just like the other groups, there are daily threads where you can share your blog posts or social media, and if you have a legal question, you can tag her in a post and she will most likely get back to you (I haven’t seen a single post remaining unanswered). There are over 3,000 members in this group.
Newbie & Expert Bloggers Unite
I discovered Lucy Reyes on a blogging group and it is refreshing to see how successful she has become. Lucy is a very lovely blogger who goes the extra mile. I absolutely love the community that she has created. She is creating more and more blogging resources, many of them that have helped me with my blogs. I remember joining the group when Lucy had just created it, a few months ago, and it now counts over 850 members.
PS. Brand Beautiful
This group was created by Pixistock by Alicia Powell. I have briefly mentioned Pixistock for your stock photos needs in a previous blog post, and I am currently working on a new article about this business (stay tuned!). I discovered this group not so long ago, and I also love this community. Alicia, the founder of Pixistock, created this community to, and I quote, “better teach you all the amazing skills you need to create an amazing brand”. I couldn’t have said it better. More than daily threads, Alicia also asks interesting questions to get the discussion going, and you are free to post your questions. There are now more than 7,000 members in the group.
Blogger Education Network
Tracie Forbes created this group to, you guessed it, help educate newer and more experienced bloggers. I discovered her through Cate Rosales’ Affiliate Marketing challenge where Tracie was a special guest, and if I recall correctly, she has been blogging for over 10 years, back at the beginning of the blogging world where it was everyone for themselves. Her tips about SEO really helped me understand how SEO work (it’s harder than you think!), and I have seen a difference in my blogs since I’ve applied these tips. This group counts over 4,000 members now.
BONUS! Mom blogging group: Mom Blog Network
I met Alice from Mommy to Mom, the creator of this group, through other blogging groups. This one is focused on mom bloggers, and I joined it because my other blog is about Motherhood/parenting. Just like the other blogging groups, there are daily threads, but you can discover so many things about parenting (BEING A PARENT IS HARD, OKAY?)
I hope I convinced you that blogging groups on Facebook are a great tool to help you grow your business and quickly get help and resources when you need them.