Facebook groups can be a very powerful secret weapon for bloggers. Check out six of my favorite Facebook groups for fitness bloggers.
Facebook groups are a great place to ask questions, give and get advice, share content, and just be visible.
People take notice when they see the same name popping up over and over again, and they might just want to get to know you better!
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There are a few different kinds of FB groups and it is easy to join a whole bunch of groups and get overwhelmed (been there, done that).
Big and Small Facebook Groups
There are big FB groups with thousands of people in them. These are nice because you know you will get some responses if you ask a question or participate in a link share thread. They can also be hard to keep up with though and your post could get lost in the mix.
And then there are smaller groups that I actually prefer because you get the opportunity to really connect with and get to know other members and you all genuinely help each other. Of course, the downside of a small group is there might be less interaction. People only have so much time in their day…
Probably joining a good mix of both would be most beneficial!
Structured and Unstructured Facebook Groups
While most groups will at least have some rules, the main difference I see in groups is whether or not they are structured or more of a mastermind, free for all.
The FB groups that are structured have daily threads for you to promote your blog, products, and/or social media. You generally have to return the favor. These kind of groups are great if you have a post you want extra engagement on. I don’t do these often because it takes time to comment on everyone else’s post, but it is so worth it if you need to get some more comments or likes on a post.
Unstructured groups allow you to really connect and collaborate with others, ask questions, and support other members. I feel like I get the most value out of small, unstructured groups and these tend to be my favorite to visit every day.
Below are my favorite Facebook Groups for Fitness Bloggers
Daily threads for Pinterest, IG, Twitter, and Blog Comments – If you opt to share your post, you have to complete the call to action (usually liking, commenting, or sharing) on all the other posts in the thread.
Friday – Friday Follow: Follow one another on one social media platform
Sunday – Promo Thread: Promote what you have been working on
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This has become one of my favorite groups lately. Members in the group are very interactive and supportive. The group host, Molly Pappas, is also super helpful and present in the group.
UPDATE 11/21/2016: Molly is going to be shifting away from the business + fitpreneur aspect of the group and focus on everything fitness, nutrition and holistic health related.
So, I wanted to add one more group for you to join!
Nicole Culver runs a fantastic group that helps fitness and food bloggers/entrepreneurs get organized, stay focused, and get stuff done!
This group was started by Jonathan Goodman from The PTDC and has quickly grown to over 5,000 members. It is a great space to learn and connect with other trainers. I actually got some awesome answers for my Expert Advice post by asking the trainers in this group.
Daily threads for Pinterest, FB, IG, Twitter, and Blog Comments – if you opt to share your post, you have to complete the call to action (usually liking, commenting, or sharing) on all the other posts in the thread.
This group is ran by Abby Land who is a blogger, social media influencer, teacher, runner, and a run coach so I included her group in this round up. It is a creative space for female entrepreneurs and Abby offers great tips and advice regarding blogging and social media.
And last, but not least, my own group! 🙂
I started this group as a spin off from the SweatPink Ambassador group. I watched a webinar by Melyssa Griffin (who also has a great FB group: Blog + Biz BFFs) and she stressed how important it was to have a mastermind group.
We found it was hard to sync busy schedules so a FB group seemed more feasible. The goal of the group is to ask questions, connect with others, be held accountable, and share anything awesome you may be working on. We also recently started doing blog critiques of each others’ blogs and offering one another constructive feedback.
Come join us if you are a fitness blogger!
Do you have any Facebook Group recommendations for fitness bloggers or just FB groups that you LOVE?
What makes a Facebook group beneficial for you?
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