Hi! If you read our post on the importance of a Blogging Best Friend, then you are probably ready to find out how to find yours….
Today I want to talk to you about how you can use Facebook to find your blogging tribe (a close group of bloggers that support each other)… a Facebook blogging tribe.I’m guessing that by now you are in several big blogging groups. I am in a bunch. I have some that have 3,000 members (for bloggers) and some that have 300. I really get a lot from each other them.
I am also in a few ‘closed & secret’ SHARE groups- our blogging group.
- Find a friend that is starting a blog (or has similar numbers as you). You want it to be someone that you get along with. Once you find that person, talk to them about making a group/tribe to help each other ‘take off’. You will share each other’s posts, pin each other’s pins, answer each other’s questions and more.
- I like my share groups to have less than 7 people (one person per day).
- Pick people that have similar blogs to yours: family blogs, DIY blogs, food blogs.
- It may not work out and that is OK. If someone doesn’t feel like it is a good fit, just part ways. You want everyone to be “all in” for this to work.
- Stay supportive of the bloggers that have to leave- they are helping you buy leaving now & not sticking around without pulling their weight.
- Share great articles about blogging with each other .
- Help each other out “Oh- you should add this Amazon product to your post! It would do great and you’d make money!”
- Write e-books together (I did this with my first tribe- A few of us from the tribe did this to give away on our blogs – here is mine–>> 7 days to beat the boredom… FREE!
Are your ready to make your own?
- First things first, write out some guidelines (pin 10 pins for that one person every day. Share one FB link every day. Comment on one of their posts on their day).
- Talk about your end goals and have similar ones.
- Pick them wisely. You have to be able to trust them. Pick bloggers with numbers like yours and with content that you would be proud to share. From then on- you are all equals in the group (even if you are the one that started it).
- Re-evaluate your group every 6 months. Some of you will click (Paula and I were in our first group together & we “clicked” so well that we started this blog together!)
It is a great thing & its so wonderful to know that someone else in this blogosphere can rely on you and you on them!