“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you”
This little series is well and truly on it’s way. I’m loving it each week and hope you guys are to! If one person can take something from each post I’m one the moon with that!!
Here’s a list of what I’ve covered so far:
This week I wanted to talk about Facebook groups!
In the last 2 months I have joined a number of Facebook groups covering all corners of my niche / blog. In that short space of time using them, I’m so upset with myself for not joining the party sooner. They have been amazingly reactive for me and now I wanna join more!
Below is a list of my favourites I’ve been participating in. Check them out and see what you think!
Here’s my 6 Tips on using Facebook Pages to get you started!
Set up a Page
Have you already got a Facebook page for your blog? If not, I would suggest you do. It’s another tool you can add to your belt and another platform to interact with. It’s also a way for you to separate your own personal page from your blog page. Sometimes you just wanna see the unicorn memes your tagged in and others you wanna see the blogs you stalk!
Find out the Schedule
Each page I’ve been involved with has set days of the week for certain things. Share the Love Sunday, Facebook Friday, Re-tweet Monday…. Find out the schedule of each one and mark it in your blog calendar. That way you won’t miss out on days you really wanna get involved in. I love a share the love post as people post there latest pieces! It’s a great way to keep up with others while getting your posts out there on another platform.
You cannot expect to post on groups and have people react if you in turn do not react to others. Share the love. Read the blogs and do what the theme of the post says. You wouldn’t go to a dance class and just stand there… Don’t go to a Facebook group and just dally!
Knowledge is Power
Since joining the groups I have come across threads of issues, advise, suggestions, questions and feed backs. All of which have been super helpful and insightful. It’s like having access to a forum where everyone speaks your language. Chances are if one person is having an issue with a certain plugin, others are to! It also helps that it is way more responsive than your blog. People are always logged in to their FB. I have found questions to be answered pretty much straight away which is exactly whats needed when you’re having a full-blown heart attack over issues with back ups 🙂
Like everything else…
Don’t be mean, don’t spam, don’t self promote. Use this as another layer to grow. Everyone else is in the same boat and other people’s questions and opinions are just as important as your own. Someone’s nightmare may be someone else’s easy peasy ya get me?! I also believe with these pages you get out of them exactly what you put into them…..
Less is More
Originally when I first looked into groups I followed quite a number of them. After a while I realised I couldn’t keep up with them all and that I needed to tone it down slightly. I also found that after a few weeks, some of the groups just where not a good fit for me! Some where quite spammy, some had no method and people just posted all over the place and I just couldn’t figure it out. Some where just to heavy on specific niches that I wasn’t to interested in. Take your time and find the one’s that work for you!
Have you joined any groups? Has anyone got any groups they are involved in that they feel work really well? Has anyone for group of their own? I’d love to find new ones so do let me know in the comments below 🙂
Until next week…..