The Classic Brunette: A Guide To Facebook Groups For Bloggers + The Best Ones To Join

Monday, August 1, 2016

A Guide To Facebook Groups For Bloggers + The Best Ones To Join



There was a point in my blogging life where I didn't think I needed to socialize with other bloggers. I had read all the tips and had seen "Connect with other bloggers!" multiple times, but didn't really think it was necessary...I was so wrong. Not only is getting to know and befriend other bloggers a key way to get more eyes on your blog, it's also a great way to make friends with people who understand what you're doing and the process you're going through! If I have a question about how to code something for my blog or write a specific type of email, I have a great group of gals that I can ask and they'll take the time to help me out. I honestly don't know what I was thinking when I started out, you really can't get anywhere on your own in the blogging world!

Now the first thing that came to mind after realizing my stupid mistake was "Where do I even make blogging friends?" I followed a number of great bloggers on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media, but didn't really know where to go from there. I saw a few of them casually mention Facebook groups, went on some searches, and my love for them and my blogging friends has grown from there!

There are many great things that come from joining a Facebook group dedicated to blogging. Each group is different and has their own rules, admins, and way of going about things, but each are there to help YOU out! Many of the groups that I'm a part of have posts that help to increase engagement on various social media channels, promote your latest blog posts, and ask questions for things you're having trouble with. I've made a great number of friends through these groups, and I love to catch up with their posts by seeing them post there! It's great if you need information on something, want to run post ideas through others, or don't know how to deal with certain situations. 

My favorite thing about these groups is how helpful everyone is if someone needs something. I've seen bloggers ask a simple question and 15+ people will respond with an answer, as well as how to  improve what they're trying to accomplish, or offer to connect with the person more deeply to help them further. 

It's pretty obvious if you're never giving back in the group though, so if you expect to go in to these groups hoping to promote yourself and leave, you'll probably be kicked out. These groups are, for lack of a better phrase, a group effort, and they work when everyone roots for everyone else to succeed. 

I wanted to let you in on some of my favorite Facebook Groups, so that maybe we can get to know each other a little better in the future! :) 







What are some of your favorite Blogging Facebook Groups?

66 comments:

  1. I love Blog + Biz BFFs! Whenever I ask a question there (usually an opinion about something I'm thinking of doing on my blog) I always get really great feedback... and a lot of it! I wish I would have known about Facebook groups sooner.

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    1. Same! I joined them so late in my blogging career, I wonder where I would be had I joined them from the start!

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  2. Blogging Facebook groups are super informative!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this list! I've been trying to find some Facebook groups that fit my style and I found two on here that are great for me. Thanks again. :)

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    1. Thank YOU for reading! I'm glad I could help, I'll see you in the groups! :)

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  4. All goodies listed here, Sami! I've met some of my best friends through blogging. These groups can be so helpful can you truly take advantage of building genuine relationships!

    Coming Up Roses

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    1. So, so true Erica! I've met some great gals through these groups, and blogging brings such an amazing community!

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  5. My first comment in the FB group was for your blog. I thought your blog about meeting new blogging friends so appropriate.BUT, I am new to this whole thing and deleted before posting. So I've returned to tell you how much I enjoyed the thread you've posted. I look forward to being friends in the future.

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    1. Oh my gosh thank you so much Margaret! I can't wait to get to know you better through these groups :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing this! Im always looking for new groups to look into and join! Ill definitely have to check those out!!

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    1. These are my favorites! Thanks for reading, Mckenna!

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  7. I'm in gal pal girl gang, millennial blogger network, & blogging college! Great groups!

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    1. I love them so much, all the bloggers in there are wonderful!

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  8. Thanks for sharing these! I just joined some. I'm a member of some of those. I love FB groups as well. Everyone is so helpful.

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    1. Glad to see you joined a few! Can't wait to see you around in there :)

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  9. Joining these groups has made such an impact on my blog! I haven't heard to the Millennial Blogger Network yet. I'll have to try that one!

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    1. Yes join them, they were the first group I ever joined!

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  10. Great post, Sami! I love that Facebook Blogging groups have really opened me up to a great network of ladies that do what I do. So glad you mentioned Gal Pal Girl Gang as one of your favorites - it's been so fun to watch it grow and I've loved the community!

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    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

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    1. Thanks so much Cristina! I love all the girls in the group, everyone is so supportive and friendly! I love how much networking and friendship goes on in blog groups!

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  11. I've been looking to join a few more Facebook Blogging groups. Thank you so much for letting us peek in on yours.

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    1. Thank you for reading Mary! Hope I gave you a few new ones to join!

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  12. I totally agree with you, Sami! I run another blog that is a local media outlet and focused on only hyper local content. When I recently decided to create a personal blog to track my journeys, it was a whole new ballgame for me. I knew how to get content for a professional blog, but getting traction for a small, personal blog is a whole new ballgame. I joined two of the groups you mentioned, so thank you!

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    1. How interesting! I never thought about the business-style blogs out there, it must be a completely different process! I'm so glad you joined some of these groups, I hope I can get to know you better through them! :)

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  13. I love being part of FB groups, it's nice to be a member of blogging networks and help each other grow! I also love Blog Passion Project and Grow Your Blog!

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    1. I haven't hear of those! I'll definitely have to look into them!

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  14. Thanks for mentioning MBN girl! We're so glad you love it. I love all of these blogs as well.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    1. It's one of my favorite ones! Everyone in the group is so friendly and amazing, I love interacting with all of y'all!

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  15. I am part of several of these groups! Glad I am on the right track. Tomorrow is my 1 year blogging anniversary!

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    1. No way! August 2nd? That's my blog anniversary too! We're blog twins!! Mine's turning 2 :) Congrats on your first year!

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  16. LOVE all the blog groups I belong to...didn't know about some of the ones you listed...thanks

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    1. Thank you for reading! Hope you join these ones and I'll see you around in them! :)

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  17. I absolutely love being a part of blog groups! They make blogging so much more enjoyable!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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    1. Same, interacting with other bloggers in these groups is one of my favorite daily activities!! :)

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  18. Wow, I was just saying to myself, I wish I knew of more FB groups to join!! This was perfect for me! I had never heard of most of them!! Thanks for such an informative and timely post!!

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    1. Haha, I somehow read your mind! I'm glad I could help you and I can't wait to see you in the groups! :)

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  19. I had no idea about half of these! You are the BOMB! Thanks for sharing all of these Sami!

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    1. Thank YOU for reading Tiffani! I'm glad I could help you find some new groups, can't wait to interact with you there as well! :)

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  20. I also love Blog Passion Project. Love connecting with everyone through these groups!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. Someone else recommended that one too! I'll definitely have to check it out!

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  21. All such great groups!!! I love being able to connect with bloggers and support each other!

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. Same, it's one of the most enjoyable parts of blogging!

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  22. I love the friends I've made on social media and though blogging! I also love that I can call people friends that I've never actually met, lol.

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    1. Haha, same! It's so fun to make friends with other bloggers who "get it"

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  23. I didn't know about Facebook blog groups for the longest time, but I've joined a few that I really, really like!

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    1. Same, I wish I could have joined them sooner, I wouldn't have struggled so much in the beginning!

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  24. Thanks for sharing I hadn't heard of a couple of these! Will be joining pronto :)

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    1. Yay! So exciting, can't wait to see you around in them!

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  25. I haven't heard of a lot of these, but I am definitely checking them out! Thanks so much for posting!!

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    1. Awesome! So glad I could introduce you to a few new ones! :)

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  26. I hadn't heard of some of these, but I'm going to check them out!!

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  27. I love blogging groups!! One of my faves that you didn't mention is Brand & Blog Bosses :)
    xo, Laura

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    1. I haven't heard of them! I'll have to go take a look and join!

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  28. I really find blogging groups on Facebook SO helpful. I see all these new bloggers talking about insane amounts of traffic, and I'm like you have to be in every blogging group to make that happen so quickly. There's no other way you could get 20k views in your first few months you know what I mean? The groups really do help & you make some friends along the way! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    1. I find them extremely helpful as well! There's no other way to get there on your own, I wish I would have known about blogging groups when I was first starting out!

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  29. Thanks for sharing, gotta go join some groups now!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Yes! Go join! Can't wait to see you in there!

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  30. Couldn't agree more - blogging is all about connecting with fellow bloggers and building a community! These are some of my favorite groups too.
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Blogging groups are great for all those things! So glad we can connect through them! :)

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  31. Blog Passion Project is my favorite, but I'm probably a bit biased since I admin for it! :) I do love facebook groups and have met some really amazing people who have become REAL friends through them!

    xo, Chelsie @ Hey There, Chelsie

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    1. You've got a few others on here advocating for you! I just went and joined!

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  32. I love Millennial Blogger Network. It's been such a great resource and community.

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    1. I agree, they're a great group of bloggers!

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  33. Facebook groups have been such a great resource! It's so great to have a place to ask fellow bloggers for advice. Millennial Blogger Network, Gal Pal Girl Gang and InfluenceHer Collective have been my favorites!!

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    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  34. I've only recently discovered FB groups and I love them! They're honestly the best resource out there for our community. I love Millennial Blogger Network!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

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