Why I Reinstalled Facebook + The Facebook Groups You Need To Join!

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In the last year or so I’ve had a pretty up and down relationship with Facebook. On the one hand, I love how Facebook allows you to communicate with literally anyone in the world, no matter where you are. It was the perfect social media tool for me to keep in touch with all my family and friends back in England when I lived in New Zealand as I was able to contact them literally whenever I wanted.

However, earlier this year, there was quite a bit of drama circulating on my Facebook and I just couldn’t be bothered to be involved in any of the drama and pettiness. I deleted the app back in April and I’ve only just recently reinstalled it.

I had no intention of reinstalling it whatsoever but I found that I was gaining quite a bit of referral traffic from Facebook to my blog and so I decided to log back into the app to see what was going on…

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Since reinstalling Facebook, I don’t spend too much time at all on my actual newsfeed; in fact, I deleted over 300 “friends” so I now have a perfectly curated feed of people who I’m actually interested in!

I also created a Facebook page for my blog and I finally plucked up the courage to share my blog with my friends and family who literally had no idea I was even running this little corner on the internet! I’m actually so glad that I decided to share my blog with the people who will actually support it; the support I’ve received has been amazing and I’m so grateful for everyone who has taken the time to like my Facebook page and read any of my posts.

The blogging community is genuinely one of my favourite “places” to hang out but I’m happy that I can now involve people who are already in my life too; it’s nice to be able to share this experience with so many people.

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Another thing that I’ve really enjoyed about reinstalling Facebook is the amount of Facebook groups that I’ve joined. Facebook groups are ideal for meeting new people, growing your community and gaining more traffic to your blog. I’ve joined a fair few in the last couple of weeks and they’ve been incredible for getting to know new people, following new people on Instagram and increasing my blog traffic.

Each group usually has a list of rules that you have to abide by but they’re an incredible tool for a blogger to have in their arsenal as they can truly be very beneficial. Seeing as Facebook has proved to be pretty useful to me in the last few weeks, I thought I’d put together a list of the best Facebook groups that you should be a part of. Whether you want to find sponsored blogging opportunities, increase traffic to your blog or simply want to make new blogging friends, I’ve got you covered with all the best Facebook groups!

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Do you use Facebook to promote your blog? Which Facebook groups are your favourite? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 16th November 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Fantastic featured image and I really love your honesty. Deleting those 300 ‘friends’ seems t have made a huge difference on how you feel which is important and I’m glad you found the courage to share your blog with your friends and family ❤️


    • chloedickenson
      16th November 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Charlie xx

  2. Chloe
    16th November 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I hardly ever go on Facebook – only on the blogging groups and on messenger to talk to my best blogging buddies! If I deleted the app, I doubt I’d notice. I got so sick of the drama too! But it is a useful resource for blogging & im a part of some of these groups x

    • chloedickenson
      16th November 2017 / 9:50 pm

      I totally agree, I really don’t enjoy it but it’s great for blogging xx

  3. 16th November 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Aww yay I’m SO glad you like Blogger Babes, it’s one of my favourite groups to be in! I haven’t heard of a lot of these groups either so I’ll deffo be diving in and sending requests for them, Facebook is my second biggest referral place behind Twitter so it’s great that you found a way to get back into it! It can be so monotonous with some of the crap people put on there sometimes.
    Alice Xx

    • chloedickenson
      16th November 2017 / 9:49 pm

      I totally agree that it can be monotonous but it is great for Blogging! Xx

  4. 16th November 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Facebook was the last social media platform I used for my blog too. It’s so nerve wracking sharing with families and friends as you don’t want to look like you’re showing off. Fb is my best platform for traffic, think people like having a nosey! I’m in some of these groups but will check out the others, thanks for sharing.
    Jaz xoxo

    • chloedickenson
      17th November 2017 / 5:15 pm

      It definitely is, I completely agree! X

  5. Debra-Bow
    17th November 2017 / 1:19 am

    I went and requested all of these groups after reading this post! Thank you Chloe. I’m glad you’re on fb because it means I can tag you in beautiful memes all day about garlic: life.

    I did the same as you and deleted hundreds of “friends” on fb, keeping it to the bare minimum! I love this post so much, thanks for sharing some fab groups xxxx

    • chloedickenson
      17th November 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Hahaha you’re welcome! And OMG garlic bread 5ever 😍 xx

  6. Meera
    17th November 2017 / 7:28 am

    These sounds like great groups to join. Like you I stopped using Facebook because I found it was just a bit too much and I was always on it! After not being on it for a while I dont really feel the need anymore, but maybe for blogging opportunities I need to log back on!

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

  7. 17th November 2017 / 9:53 am

    What a useful post! I’ve now got like 10 tabs open hahaha. Facebook can be great to engage a larger audience but I am a bit hesitant about sharing certain posts with all my facebook friends aha! x


    • chloedickenson
      17th November 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Haha! Xx

  8. Emma
    17th November 2017 / 11:51 am

    I’m not part of any blogging groups on Facebook, think I should join some cause they sound really useful!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    • chloedickenson
      17th November 2017 / 5:13 pm

      You really should be Emma! X

  9. Emma
    17th November 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Wow, I haven’t heard of some of these so will take a look and check them out! I love Facebook still, but I do find that sometimes it can be a bit draining and I find it can also make me feel a bit insignificant. I do like being part of the blogging groups though – people understand what you’re talking about on there! x

  10. 17th November 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Our blog has a facebook page that we use regularly for promoting our posts. We do also groups a lot! they are so useful! xx corinne

  11. 17th November 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I noticed that my relationship with facebook went down dramatically and the only thing I use is messenger! But I do agree Facebook is great for growing the audience for your blog! xx


  12. 17th November 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I don’t have a Facebook page for my blog, but I do love a good Facebook group, they bring great traffic to my blog! I’m also a part of Blogger babes and UK blogger opportunities <3

  13. 17th November 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I haven’t set up a Facebook page as I’m like you, this is secret to all my friends and family! But after reading this and the comments about how they are increasing traffic is tempting me to set a page up! Lovely post and I will be checking out some of the groups! Thanks for sharing, it’s so handy to have everything in one place!
    Liz x

  14. abbeylouisarose
    17th November 2017 / 10:29 pm

    OMG, there are so many blogger Facebook groups that I never even knew about! I used The Girl Gang’s FB group looooads when it was active, so now it looks like I have some joining to do! I deleted the FB off my phone because I was just spending too much time on it, and it has saved a lot of storage space on my phone too haha! I haven’t felt tempted to get it back yet, but that may change!

    Abbey 🎄 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  15. 17th November 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I think it’s so awesome that you were able to break from Facebook and gain a clearer perspective! I did the same thing when it came to my personal instagram! I had finally decided that literally none of my instagram followers were actual friends and that they were merely just likes that I could get on my photos. It’s great that you were able to finally rid yourself of the toxicity!

  16. 18th November 2017 / 12:35 am

    I am really unsure as to whether I should set up a page for my blog, I dont see it doing anything for me personally. I don’t know, definitely something I need to think about. But well done for you doing it!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

  17. 18th November 2017 / 1:15 am

    Great post! I love using Facebook groups. They’re definitely one of the biggest traffic drivers to my blog. Blogging supporting bloggers is my fave by far and I’m def going to be joining some of these. Thanks hun XX

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  19. 18th November 2017 / 6:55 am

    Great post! I’ve joined some of those groups too! I need to use Facebook more to gain traffic. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Tor
    18th November 2017 / 11:42 am

    Thank you for sharing all of the blogger groups to join… I find Facebook can really help bloggers, yet my page takes ages to grow!

  21. Kayleigh Zara
    18th November 2017 / 12:44 pm

    It’s great that your reset up your blog Facebook page! I’m already members of most of the groups that you’ve shared in your post, thankyou for sharing!

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  22. 18th November 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I did the same. Actually, I had to literally change my Facebook three times to finally get it started they way I’d like. I actually deleted all past “friends” & family, and now just keep it to people who are actually interested in similar interests, work etc. Ive found it way better, and I’ve also liked joining groups so I really appreciate your suggestions!! Awesome post!

  23. 18th November 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Great post. I’ve pinned it on my blog help board so I can come back to it & join all those groups listed – thanks for the h3ads up 👍👌😊

  24. 19th November 2017 / 7:29 pm

    This post has definitely given me some food for thought. Right now, I am not on face book and I just don’t see myself being on it for a while. I am so happy about the opportunities that blogger have on FB. Maybe I’ll try on in the futures!

  25. 19th November 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I think Facebook is a difficult one, I only set up my page a few months ago and definitely need to work on it some more but I do get traffic from it and find the Facebook groups available useful. Xx

    • chloedickenson
      30th November 2017 / 8:45 pm

      That’s so great Kristy, I’m glad you’re finding it useful! Xx

    • chloedickenson
      30th November 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you so much! Xx

  26. 19th November 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing these awesome blogging fb groups! Welcome back on the platform and I hope you keep enjoying it, facebook can be a tricky place but as long as you use it wisely it’s all good ^^

    • chloedickenson
      30th November 2017 / 8:13 am

      Thank you lovely! X

  27. Terri Heckley
    20th November 2017 / 8:38 am

    If it weren’t for the blogging fb groups I totally would have deactivated my account by now. x

  28. 20th November 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I need to join these Facebook groups! X

  29. 3rd March 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m already part of a few groups, but most of them aren’t good.. I feel the blogging community is greater and much more helping (less selfish) than on Facebook. But will check those groups out 🙂


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