Running a blog can be lonely. You may be writing for the public eye, but what makes your blog tick is just you or a small team that you’re a part of. Even the best of us sometimes run into challenges that we just don’t have the knowledge or experience to solve on our own.
You can do it alone, but Facebook groups offer a supportive community so you don’t have to. They are a great place to go with questions and conundrums. Not only that, but you can build friendships with other people facing the same struggles as you, give or seek recommendations for products and tools, and even spend some time mutually promoting each other’s work.
Best Facebook Groups for Bloggers
Here are fifteen great Facebook groups to join if you are a blogger using WordPress, whether you are just starting out or looking to grow your successful blog even further. These groups aren’t WordPress specific, however, as WordPress is the most popular blogging platform around today, there’s a very high chance most of the members of these Facebook groups for bloggers will be using WordPress.
While these Facebook groups for bloggers are listed in order of the number of members at the time of writing, don’t shy away from smaller groups, even those smaller than the groups shared in this post – closer knit groups are sometimes able to offer better visibility than the very large groups.
1. Blogging Boost
With over 21,000 members, Blogging Boost is the largest group on our list, and is very active.
The group offers a platform for supporting one another every day through Q&A threads and celebration threads. One day a week, the group allows self-promotion on the wall. There is a group Pinterest board and a Blogging Boost community on Google+ for additional reach. Also, there is a resource for finding or sharing guest posting opportunities within the group.
2. Bloggers Supporting Bloggers
Bloggers Supporting Bloggers is a very active Facebook group with over 16,000 members. It is a great community for support and discussion, as well as sharing connections that may not be a great fit for you but could benefit someone else, such as a guest poster or a sponsorship offer from a brand.
This group has daily threads members can participate in to promote themselves and others. On Mondays, members can share a recent post. On Tuesdays, they can share a Facebook post they would like engagement on. There is a similar Twitter thread on Thursdays and an Instagram thread on Fridays. On Sundays, there is a coveted feature for “Blogger of the Week,” which group members can apply to be featured for.
3. The SITS Girls Facebook Group
The SITS Girls Facebook Group is another super active Facebook group. It is a collaboration between the blogging agency Massive Sway and The SITS (Secret is in the Sauce) Girls. It is an education-focused group determined to help its members learn best practices and build their reach as influencers. In turn, Massive Sway taps into the group’s nearly 15,000 members for brand partnership opportunities.
4. Bloggers United
Bloggers United is a cross-promotion focused Facebook group with over 12,000 members. There are multiple promotional threads every single day, focused on growing engagement on different platforms, from Facebook to Pinterest to Instagram. There are also tips and knowledge threads, where members can ask questions and share their expertise on different subjects.
5. Inspired Bloggers Network
The Inspired Bloggers Network is the Facebook group associated with Inspired Bloggers University, and has over 11,000 members. This group is a great place to find collaboration opportunities with other bloggers and share brand contacts. Each day there is a new promotional thread for blog posts and social media engagement.
6. Blogging Newbs
As the name suggests, Blogging Newbs welcomes new bloggers, but the 10,000+ members are all at different stages in their blogging careers. This means that they’ve been through many new blogging struggles and can help steer newbies through the process. The group offers a platform for collaboration, asking questions, and once a week in a special thread, self-promotion.
7. Boost Your Blog
Boost Your Blog boasts over 10,000 members and is more open format than the groups above. Instead of daily threads being posted to promote and engage with other users, there are occasional opportunities to share, and questions are welcome anytime on the wall.
8. Grow Your Blog
Grow Your Blog has over 8,000 members and is adding new ones all the time. Like many of the other blogging groups in this list, it offers daily sharing and self-promotion threads for all kinds of different social networks. There are also follow for follow threads and an ongoing open discussion.
9. The Blog Loft
The Blog Loft, with over 7,000 users, is a great place for members to connect to share guest posting opportunities, offer advice, and promote their work. Members are welcome to post new threads to get feedback on their blogs.
10. Blogging 101
With over 7,000 members, Blogging 101 is a great group for new bloggers to connect with others at the same stage and seek advice from those who have already been there. Each day of the week has a theme, from a motivational goals thread, to a collaboration thread, to a feedback thread.
11. Blog Beautiful
Blog Beautiful is the Facebook offshoot of the blog Design Your Own Blog, and has a similar DIY design focus. Its 7,000 members make up a community that loves to provide feedback, help solve design problems, and offer up advice to take its members’ blogs to the next level.
12. GirlBoss Bloggers
GirlBoss Bloggers, with over 6,000 members, is a group for female bloggers to connect over their blogging goals and aspirations. From “Make It Happen Monday,” where members share their goals for the week, to “Flaunt It Friday,” a self-promotional thread, there are daily themes to keep discussion alive.
13. Awesome Bloggers
Awesome Bloggers brings together over 6,000 active members for mutual promotion. Each day of the week has a themed thread that members can join in on, sharing social media profiles or their blog. They then have 48 hours to engage with everyone else. These promotional threads are a great way to get a jolt of engagement on a Facebook update or Pinterest pin.
14. The Blogging Squad
With around 3,000 members, The Blogging Squad is a smaller group as far as this list goes, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable. In fact, in many ways, a smaller group is preferable, as there is a better chance you will start to recognize the members you interact with most frequently. Like other blogging groups, this one features daily promotion threads and offers a space to ask questions and connect with other members.
Bloggertunities is a group for swapping opportunities, such as guest posts, sponsored opportunities, and roundup features. With just 3,000 members it is a tightly-knit group for seeking advice and promoting your work.
Whether you are just getting started and need help setting up, or you’ve been blogging for years and are hoping to reach a broader audience, blogging Facebook groups are a great place to connect with others in the blogging community.
These fifteen groups are a great place to start finding and connecting with other bloggers, but this is by no means a complete list. As mentioned earlier, you may find you enjoy smaller groups best, where every person has more of a chance to have their voice heard. Or, you may prefer the hustle and bustle of bigger groups, where there is no way you will ever keep up with every conversation, but you’ll always have a wide assortment of threads to turn to.
Are you going to join any of these groups? Do you have experience as a member already? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
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