How Facebook Has Helped My Blog


When I first started my blog I was always a little unsure to take my blog into the social media world. But eventually I made a Facebook and Instagram page and about a year later I made a Twitter account. I was more nervous on making a Facebook page as I wasn't quite sure how I could get any traffic through it. I was nervous sharing my post with the public, where all local people, family and friends could read it but now it really doesn't bother me.

If I am honest, I don't have that many likes on Facebook, 1502 likes to be exact. I managed to get most of the likes by hosting some giveaways on my blog, but now the entry option to 'like' a page on Facebook is gone and I haven't been getting much likes through it. But it doesn't really bother me that much anymore because I have been more into Instagram and Twitter recently.

Recently I have discovered other ways that I've gained traffic to my blog and that is down to Facebook. I have been joining in with threads on a few groups and sharing blog posts on other non-thread groups. If you are looking to boost up your traffic and would like more comments on your blog (and more traffic with other social media too) I would recommend you to check these groups out:

Thread Groups:

Comment Share Support - This group is run by me! I started the group just before Christmas but decided to stop when I wasn't myself during early stages of pregnancy. I have recently re-started the group again and I am doing daily threads. At the moment there aren't many members but I hope to gain a lot more members within the next few weeks or months. Join up if you can! I would really appreciate it.

Love 2 Blog - This group is run by the lovely Kerry who blogs over at OhSoAmelia. This is the first ever thread group that I had participated in. Kerry does one thread a day. Each day a thread is different, from sharing a post, Retweeting a tweet and more. You can also ask for some advice through this group too.

Promote Your Blog - This is a group I found recently. There are different social media threads every day in this group. I have found it a great group for traffic to all my social media accounts.

Bloggers Helping Eachother - This is the other group that I have found recently and have really enjoyed participating in. This group also does a few threads each day just like that group above.

* Top Tip: If you do think about participating in these groups, make sure that you have time to do so. When you participate in a thread, you must comment on all other blog posts, re-tweet all other tweets etc that are in the post. Most threads allow 10-15 and more participants. It can take up a lot of your time, but is worth it.

Non-Thread Groups:

Just Another Linky - This is a pretty new group that I have made for my popular linky, that Kirsty co-hosts with me. I haven't started it properly yet and thinking of ideas on how to run it different to all other blog groups. Come and join!

PBloggers - This group was one of the first groups i had joined. It's great for sharing your posts and it is pretty good for getting some traffic too. Many members are in the group and post daily.

A few other non-thread blog groups are: Mummy Bloggers Linkup, North West Bloggers (Sharing Posts Only), Share Your Blog Posts


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35 comments

  1. Very good tips, I shall come by and check out your group.
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  2. Thanks so much for this!! I'm already a part of Bloggers Helping Each Other and it's really helped my blog but I didn't know there were others out there :)

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  3. I am part of so many Facebook groups and some are definitely better than others. But, they can really help with blog traffic.

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  4. There are so many threads out there as long as you are willing to put in a lot of time and effort. Bloggers Helping Each Other & Promote Your Blog are good, you should try Grow Your Blog and Social Media Network they are fantastic.

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  5. At last Facebook is good for something! I've joined a couple of groups + they've really helped my traffic/likeability to brands.

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  6. Hi Beth, I too feel a little nervous and daft sharing my blog posts on Facebook as the people there actually know me. But the more I do it the easier it's becoming. I have set up a page for my blog too, but I'm not overly worried about it. Last year was my year for sussing out Twitter (which I love) and this year it's Instagram.

    I think taking part in any kind of blog post promotion takes participation and time, but usually they are worth it.

    xx

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  7. There are some really lovely helpful groups out there, the comment threads, like this one are so fab x

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  8. I am also a member of some of these (though not all, I'll have to join up!). Have a look at Blog and Social Media Promotion too.

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  9. Great tips. I love using threads and it helps me to read and discover fabulous blogs which often have ideas and things I like to read. Thanks for sharing. Facebook is great. I struggle to build my facebook following and so i focus more on twitter and Instagram for now. Angela

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  10. I know of quite a few of these, but you've named some that I didn't know. I'm off now to look at some of the others - thank you!

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  11. I've just started using the social media threads in the blogging groups on Facebook. I had no idea of them till recently x

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  12. I love FB groups and run a few of my own for bloggers. They are great at getting blogs more exposure. Kaz x

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  13. I shall have to go and have a look at them all x

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  14. It's so nice of you to share the places that have helped you so much. It's very appreciated!

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  15. Thank you for sharing new places to find new blogs to read.

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  16. Fab post, really helpful. I've joined with most of these but there's a couple of new ones you mentioned. I'll be sure to join in with your group. x

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  17. Was interested to read this and I've found the same. I belong to a mix of the same and different groups, so I've picked out a few new ones to join.

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  18. I'm fairly new to FB groups and the warmth and helpfulness from other bloggers is fantastic. :)

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  19. Thanks for mentioning my group in this post, Promote Your Blog, I'm glad you're finding it helpful. Facebook is such a fab resource for bloggers.

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  20. Great post. Very informative. I have just joined the other groups. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Facebooks groups are certainly a great support network for bloggers no matter what there level.

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  22. Great ideas, I'll come and join your group in a jiffy! x

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  23. Great post! I've just joined some of those groups. I enjoy them as they give me a chance to come across new blogs and get a bit of interaction on my blog.

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  24. Thanks - joined PBloggers group as didn't know about that. I love fb groups for support and advice xx

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  25. Great tips, thank you for sharing hun :) x

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  26. these are fab tips hun ever for the more established bloggers to read too. I actually didn't realise that the Like button had gone off rafflecopter. I use the button to type in what ever you want and ask for likes, but i now think this is against FB rules isn't it. x

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  27. I need to look up some of these threads but like you said they do take up a lot of time to reciprocate. Thanks

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  28. ooo I need to join in with some of these threads, Facebook has been great for me with just building relationships with other bloggers as its so much easier to chat on than twitter etc love it. Ive joined your group too! xx

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  29. Fabulous advice, and as I have only been blogging for a year, I will certainly be following the tips you have given. Thank you!

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  30. Facebook is the biggest help with my blog, I'd pretty much get no readers without it.

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  31. I'm a bit obsessed with FB groups at the moment - I hate to think how much time I spend on them every week! ;) x

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  32. Facebook groups have really helped my blog but my facebook page itself is just annoying me so much!! xxx

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  33. My Facebook page has hardly any followers compared to my Twitter but I seem to get more interaction on there. I'm loving the FB groups too. x

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