Promoting your blog can be quite difficult specially when you have little time to research your strategies. Include the fact that I didn't want my family and friends to know what I'm doing so posting on my personal social media accounts is also off the list. That leaves me with no source of traffic at all. Then I decided to search blogging related communities and facebook groups. I did find a lot but these two groups are where I'm most active.
This is actually the first group I joined and by far my favorite. GYB currently have 5,100+ members from different blogging niche and everyday, interactions are organized based on threads targeting different social media posted by admin members only.
This group, compared to GYB, has lesser activities in a day but has more members at *8,900+. BE/BP offers at least one blog thread everyday and one social media interaction as per schedule. My personal favorites are "Freebie Friday" which changes every time and "Opportunity Weekend" where you can ask something in particular and return the favor to a number of bloggers of your choice who joined the thread.
I have joined other groups but by far, these are more organize. You can also target the sources of your traffic base on your preferred social network. Yes, the number of members combined isn't much but with the limited time I have, the activities to participate in is enough for now.
Please comment below if there are other facebook groups or communities you're a member of so i could check it out and hopefully, help increase my blog's overall performance.