Facebook groups have done a lot for me when it comes to growing my blog. I got excited with its fast results and decided to search and join more groups that could cater my blogging needs (Check out my post “Choosing Facebook Groups for Bloggers” to assist you).
Now that you got in, the next thing is to maintain it so you won’t get kicked out and, of course, to increase the number of different visitors to your website and social media accounts from all the groups you’re in. I don’t have a VA and I’m not planning on getting one so I need to get organized. Here is the list of the things I did to manage and maximize the groups I’m in.
1. Set your blog promotion goals.
The type of Facebook group and activity you want to join will depend on what kind of promotion you need for your blog. In my case for example, I’m focusing on growing my Facebook page exposure so most of the groups I joined have threads focusing on Facebook activities.
2. Sort the activities.
Get your calendar ready to monitor the activities. Some does daily threads but some only offers one thread a day. If you blog full time, you may be able to join on all of it, but if you have a full time and a part time job like me, focus on the activities that would help on finishing the promotional goals you set on #1.
3. Participate on what you can handle.
Let’s face it, unless you’re a full time blogger or have a virtual assistant working for you, it’s difficult to join and reciprocate on more than five threads a day because some of it is just time consuming. So, I suggest you consider how long it may take you to finish a thread before commenting on all of it.
4. Bookmark it.
This is optional. I just happen to have a lot of things going on in my laptop so I prefer bookmarking and pinning it on my browser until I finish the thread.
5. Know the time.
I live in the Philippines but most of the groups I’m in are following U.S. and U.K. time so I have to adjust. It works perfectly fine for me since I have to log and finish the threads when I get home.
Before you realize it, you’re wall will be flooded by threads and blog links so you may want to unfollow them. You don’t have to worry about missing any activities if you’ve done #2. Plus, don’t forget to unfollow the thread when you’re already done so it would stop sending you notifications.
That’s it. I hope this post was helpful. Why don’t you tell me on the comment section below what you do to manage your group tasks.