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…
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.
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!
- UK Blogger Opportunities
- Blogger Babes
- Show Your Blog Love
- Inspired Bloggers Network
- Boost Your Blog
- Bloggers Supporting Bloggers
- Blogging Newbs
- Grow Your Blog
- Pinterest Promotions for Bloggers
- Blogger Engagement Group
- Boss Girl Bloggers
- Blogging Network
- The Blogging Squad
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.