Whether you’ve just started out or you’ve been blogging for years, Facebook groups are one of the best places to connect, share and network with others in the blogging community. Let’s be real, we all know that blogging can get lonely. Sometimes, we just need a sounding board for our ideas or some support when things go wrong (which they do, all the time!). No matter how long you’ve been blogging for, being a member of a supportive Facebook group can really help you find answers, connect with others and even find collaboration opportunities.
Over the years, we’ve come across some incredible groups full of supportive members, helpful advice and networking opportunities. Not all groups are created equal, however. We’ve also stumbled into some pretty awful, spammy groups where desperate bloggers just dump their links and run. Ugh, no thanks. To save you the hassle of finding the good ones through trial and error, here’s our list of the best Facebook groups for bloggers with our stamp of approval!
The best Facebook groups for bloggers in 2017:
Online Business BFFs
Hosted by the one and only Melyssa Griffin, the Online Business BFFs group is THE go-to place for everything related to working online. With a massive 65,000+ members, the community is incredibly active, with bloggers and entrepreneurs flooding the group with calls for support, recommendations and suggestions. Each day of the week there’s a different thread, ranging from goal-setting to list-building.
Blog Society is a group of about 5,000+ members and is run by the lovely Jaclyn Carlson, founder and CEO of the blog by the same name. We love this group because the admin posts are super laid-back and informal, making members feel as if they’re part of a close-knit community. There are lots of call-outs for self-promotion and the community rules are quite relaxed in comparison to some groups.
Screw the Nine to Five Community
If you’re dreaming of screwing the 9-5 to quit your job and start an online business, get in with the Screw the Nine to Five Community. Run by the wildly successful duo, Jill and Josh Stanton, this is one of the most active Facebook groups out there with 45,000+ members. This is the group to join if you’re serious about marketing, monetising and turning your blog into a business. The community rules are pretty strict and this group is solely about sharing strategies.
The ProBlogger Community is a group specifically for bloggers who read and listen to the ProBlogger blog and podcast. Inside, you’ll have the opportunity to join the discussion about issues raised in the podcast as well as respond to questions posted by members. Darren Rowse chimes in when he can but the community itself of 5,000+ is really open and encouraging. This is a group focused entirely on all things blogging.
WordPress Help for Beginners
Even though this group is purportedly targeted at beginners, inside you’ll find great support for WordPress generally. Rather than spending hours and hours trawling through forums trying to find solutions to your WordPress problems (trust us, they are endless), join WordPress Help for Beginners and post a call out to the community. The members are super helpful with troubleshooting.
Blogging 101 is a hangout space for bloggers of all levels. Inside, members share strategies relating to traffic-building, income streams and blogging resources. The community is quite big with 13,000+ members from around the globe and the group has a lot of really useful advice. It’s a great place to interact with like-minded bloggers and learn some new strategies.
This is one of the best and most supportive Facebook groups targeted at bloggers. The host, Eden Fried, is super active and posts daily threads focusing on different themes. The Blogger Insights community of 5,000+ is engaged, collaborative and active and super useful. You’ll get a lot out of this group.
The Department of Wandering’s Laptop Army
Oh, hey, that’s us! We couldn’t write a post about Facebook groups for bloggers without including our own, could we? Here at The Department of Wandering, we’ve recently launched our very own private group, The Department of Wandering’s Laptop Army. Our community is small and personal and inside we share our goals, struggles, tips, tricks and favourite resources for bloggers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. What we love about our group is that there’s no chance of your voice being lost in the crowd, unlike some of the bigger groups. We feel like we really know and support each of our individual members. If you’re a blogger, come and join us!
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