Recently, I joined several blogging groups on Facebook to promote my blog. I started with three but after some time, I was able to find and get approved to more blogging groups. Most of which were really helpful in creating better quality posts and growing my blog further.
Listed are a few things you may also want to consider when choosing the groups to join.
1. Group Description
Most of the times, you’ll find the activities of the group in the description box. You may want to think it through if the kind of engagement they offer is what you need for your blog. You may also get a hint on close groups whether they are organized or not by reading this section.
2. Type of Group
Some groups are just not organized. I don’t join those because I hate it when it floods my wall with a lot of posts and links I’m not really interested in. Search for the ones that are more focused on the type of engagement that you actually need.
There are groups that are dedicated to promote blog contents to boost traffic to your website and different social media accounts. The once I’ve joined (click here) are organized by different threads by the administrator. In every thread, a task is indicated and those who leave their link on the comment section must follow the rules and reciprocate.
Targeted Social Media Networks
This group has the same purpose as the first, to boost traffic. Except that this one is focused more on increasing the followers of a particular social media account and using it as source of traffic.
The members on the groups I mentioned above are normally generic. It’s better if you can find a group that shares the same interest as you.
Since I’m not that good when it comes to technical matters, it was really helpful that I found groups where I can ask questions and get help. Some groups also keep you motivated and focused on your goals.
3. Number of Members
When I started, I thought the more members there are in a group the better, but most times it makes it difficult to reciprocate particularly on time consuming threads. Plus it diminishes the quality of the interaction since it becomes more difficult for the administrators to monitor those who do not follow the rules.
4. Country of Origin
It would be better if you could be involved in a group whose members are from your own country because they can relate to you more especially if your posts feature local products and events.
What do you look for when joining Facebook groups? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.