5 Things You Need to Know Before Joining a Facebook  Blogging Group. 

This post here is for my fellow bloggers or those who are in the process of starting their own blog! 

I’m very new to the blogging world. I’ve only been blogging for about a month and a half, and I’m learning new things literally every day that I blog and connect with other bloggers. 

I am by no means an expert at blogging, but I do feel seasoned enough in one topic to share with you some tips! 

Facebook Blogging groups! What are they? A facebook blogging group is a community where many different types of bloggers join a group(on Facebook)  to share tips, give and receive advice, ask questions, connect, and help each other grow their blogs and businesses! 

If you’re a blogger, especially a newbie like me, I highly recommend looking into groups like this to help grow your blog and audience. It is such a wonderful, fun, and productive way to connect and see growth in your blog. 

BUT, I feel like I need to share some tips with you about going groups! Here is what I learned from my experience and mistakes that I have made… 

1. Do not join too many groups at once. 

There are TONS, literally tons of groups you can join, but I recommend sticking to 4 or 5 groups (at most) to start off with. 

My first and biggest mistake was joining 7 groups at once, and I could not keep up with each group and their different rules, threads, and notifications. I got overwhelmed, wasn’t able to follow all the rules, and wasn’t holding up my end of the bargain. Start slow, and focus on just a few groups that truly catch your eye and that you believe you can keep up with! Take it easy! 🙂 
2. Read ALL the rules from every group and FOLLOW them! 

Some groups have thousands of members, so you might think that they won’t notice you… well, that’s not true. If you break the rules, you will be found, get called out, and get deleted or blocked from the group. Each group has different rules and some groups are very strict with their rules, so read (and re read) each set of rules and always ask the moderator or admin questions if you are unsure about a rule. 
3. Do not join a thread or challenge if you don’t think you can’t complete it. 

To be honest, this is how I got kicked out from a group just a few days ago. I dropped links in too many different threads and got overwhelmed and couldn’t finish them. So I’ve learned to only participate in threads every other day or every two days, and focus on those and complete them as soon as I can! Manage your time and follow through with the thread! If you can’t, delete your link and let admin or a moderator know that you have done so and will not complete the thread. (Also read the specific group rules on what to do if you can’t or choose not to complete the thread) 

It’s so unfair to drop links and get tons of engagement and likes, but not put the effort in to do the same for others. I learned that not completing threads and not doing your part is always unfair, even if it’s unintentional.

So just slow down, take your time, and only commit to what you know you can finish! 
4. Don’t look at admin and moderators as “the bad guys”. 

I notice that sometimes moderators and admin can come off as rude because they are strict with the rules, but that’s the only way to keep things fair and organized in the group!  I don’t look at it as rude.. I see it as them doing their part to help you with your growth in a fair manner. So to avoid conflict and hurt feelings, understand that it’s never personal. It’s just part of the rules and its is expected of all members to follow them! 🙂 
5. Be honest and fair. 

Sometimes, I’ve seen people say they liked or commented on the link you shared, but actually didn’t… again, admin will find out and you will get booted from the group. Don’t lie and say you did your part and you really didn’t. You will get caught. Would you want someone to do that to you? Of course not. So be honest and fair as you join and participate in these groups. 
I understand the excitement of being a part of these groups and seeing growth! It’s great! But start slow and don’t get caught  up in too many things at once! It’s never fun to get called out and kicked out of a group (I should know lol), so remember to pace yourself! 
Let me know if this helped you! Also let me know if you know of any other tips to help a new member of Facebook blogging groups! 

With Love, 

Olivia💛

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13 Comments

  1. Thank you as a newbie to the blogging world I am learning every day and sometimes I am finding it so hard to understand all I have to do – I feel so stupid sometimes when people say things that I do not understand – I posted my blog on the thread that was for stumbleupon – I didn’t have that on my blog and I had to go find out what it meant and put it on – quickly xxx

  2. I am new also and it is easy to get caught up and not have time to read everything that is out there and follow all the rules. I have been learning so much by reading other people’s blogs though it has been great. There are so many amazing people out in the world doing amazing things!

    1. Right?! I totally agree, one day as I was going a thread of about 10 blogs, I was so intrigued and loved every blog I read! I was blown away by how much I learned! It was awesome!

  3. I think this needs to be the bible for everyone wanting to be a part of the groups. They’re basic but still you see it flouted one to many times. Nice post! 🙂

  4. This is a great post and you have hit every nail on the head. Sometimes the threads in a few of the groups I belong to get so overwhelming and frustrating that I have to give up trying to follow it.

    That said, I do enjoy meeting other bloggers and reading about what their interests and passions. Quite often I am inspired and motivated by their stories such as yours! I love the title of your blog and I will certainly be back to read more of your posts.

    Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  5. Very good advice!! I definitely find the party about a group’s rule being one of the biggest issues for many people. I also have found that spacing out the days is more effective time wise and being able to reciprocate/complete any threads I’m apart of.

  6. This is super helpful! I didn’t find a lot of information on blogging groups when I started my blog and you can easily get overwhelmed joining every group and thread! I just started parsing down my engagement in certain groups and threads and it has helped my sanity a lot!

  7. Thank you for the tips! I’m reworking my blog and these blogging groups definitely help, however the worst thing you can do is take advantage of that help! This definitely is a good guideline of how to work facebook groups best!

  8. These are great guidelines. I sometimes feel like I am in too many groups, and that I am not really in enough that are in my niche. But I agree that these points are all really important, especially following the rules, because if you don’t it is just so annoying to other people and really doesn’t end up being beneficial for you either.

  9. What a brilliant post! I have one about FB groups coming up tomorrow so will link to this one too if that’s okay? Totally agree with everything x

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