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?