Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Why You Should Join Facebook Communities

Let's face it, when you're a blogger (especially one trying to monetize) networking is everything. You have to hustle to put yourself out there and get your blog noticed. That's why I love being part of some great Facebook Communities. Not only do you get that networking in but you can also learn a lot from connecting with other great bloggers. Here are some more reasons why you should consider joining in on some Facebook Communities.

It's all in the name...community- Like I mentioned above, fellow bloggers can be very supportive of each other.  We know the struggle, we know that it's hard to get noticed in this huge blogging world. Use this as a chance to get to know some great people with even greater ideas.

Collaborate- A Facebook Community is a great way to collaborate with other bloggers. Want to setup a giant giveaway but you need fellow bloggers to join in? Just post it to a community board! Looking for guest posters while you're away? Find some willing participants by asking within a community. You're not alone out there in blog land!

Common Interest Groups- Obviously life is not all about blogging. (It's not?) There are so many niche community groups on Facebook that are also such a great way to network. For instance, I'm a total planner nerd...it's beyond a hobby. I belong to several "planner girl" communities on FB and I've met fellow bloggers (and non-bloggers) who are as obsessed with planners, notebooks, and all that good stuff, as me. (Planner nerds mean serious business!) The point is, any kind of networking is good exposure for your blog. Join in!

Get help when you need it- Sometimes you may be struggling or just in a blogging rut. It happens to the best of us. Some community groups offer writing prompts or challenges that will help you get those creative juices flowing again. Maybe you have a technical question or just need some feedback on something, a community is a place to ask that question and receive some really helpful answers.

Did you know that within the Northeast Bloggers there are at least two bloggers (just that I know of) who run awesome Facebook Communities?  Val  founded and runs the group All Bloggers United which is awesome for post sharing and social media boosts. Caroline founded Coffee and Creatives, a community where women entrepreneurs can connect.

Do you belong to any great Facebook Communities? Are you a Northeast Blogger that would like to promote yours? Leave us comment below!

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