When I first started this whole travel blogging thing, I had no idea what I was doing. Honestly, I sometimes still feel like I don’t have a clue, especially with the rapid nature of transformation in this industry. That’s where Facebook groups for bloggers come in.
In “real life,” I don’t know any other travel bloggers. I need a virtual community to share concerns, successes, and learn from others who have been successful as full-time bloggers.
Once I started joining Facebook groups and really paying attention to the threads and discussions, I learned more about how to be a better blogger every day. Here are the Facebook groups I’ve joined and benefitted from, and I’ll continue to update this post as I join more!
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This group has helped me grow, learn, and expand my travel blog the most out of any other source. Seeing the success of the bloggers in this group helped me see what could be, and I’m forever grateful for that.
Another great resource is their website, where their admins and creators share tips on every single aspect of owning and maintaining a travel blog.
2 // Boss Girl Bloggers
I recently came across this group, and I love how uplifting this community is. The founder, Lauren from EllDuclos.blog and BossGirlBloggers.com, is willing to share her expertise and be a resource for other bloggers.
This group is for bloggers in general, so you may have to adjust the advice given here to gear more specifically towards travel, but I still find it so helpful!
P.s. If you’re into Tailwind, then Lauren created a Tailwind Tribe called Boss Girl Bloggers for her Facebook group members. Don’t forget to join there too if you’re in the FB group!
Similar to Female Travel Bloggers, Wandering Women Travel Bloggers features a weekly Blog Post Saturday thread where its members are welcome to share a link to a recent blog post and interact with other members’ posts. This is so helpful to gaining more exposure as a blogger!
Pinterest Group Boards
4 // Mappin Monday
Mappin Monday is one of the largest Pinterest group boards for travel bloggers. The only way to be added to the group board is to join the Facebook group and paste your Pinterest account link in the appropriate thread.
Similar to Boss Girl Bloggers, Mappin Monday has its own Tailwind Tribe called Dream.Pin.Go, and the engagement level is very high!
Pinterest for Travel Bloggers is a great place to share your pins in allocated threads and reciprocate the shares and re-pins for other bloggers!
6 // Travel & Pin It!
Travel & Pin It offers share threads like any other Pinterest sharing Facebook group, but also does follow-for-follow threads. The importance of followers on Pinterest is debatable, but it never hurts to spend a little time growing that followers list and finding other inspo!
This one is yet another Pinterest sharing Facebook group. It’s helpful to be apart of as many as your psyche can handle, because you (and your blog) gain a lot from networking with others.
8 // Women Who Travel
As for the groups that aren’t directly related to blogging, I find that Women Who Travel (created and moderated by Condé Nast Traveler) is a great place to find travel inspiration for future trips.
9 // Girls LOVE Travel
Girls LOVE Travel is a great community for like-minded traveling women, where you can share your experiences and learn from others. Like Women Who Travel, this is not a group specifically for bloggers and is not a place where you’ll be invited to share blog links.
But, it helps grow your exposure when you share photos and stories in groups like this one. Plus, it’s fun!
10 // Insta Girl Gang
It’s no secret that Instagram is one of the most important social networks in the world. If you want to utilize Instagram for your blog as well as for personal reasons, Insta Girl Gang is a great place to learn more about how Instagram really works.
Also, if you’re interested in working with brands through the platform, the expertise in this group is key to knowing what you should charge!
All of the following groups were vital once I began to see my blog for what it really is: a business. In each of these, members are uplifting, they’re candid about their struggles, and they’re open to learning and becoming a better entrepreneur every day. I recommend them all for a collaborative environment to feel inspired and ready to WORK!
12 // Fearless Entrepreneurs
13 // Women in Business
This is hands-down the one Facebook community that helped me see my worth as a writer. When I freelanced more often, I didn’t understand how much my work was truly worth.
Through reading the posts in this Facebook group alone, I understood that far too many clients interested in hiring freelance writers do not pay even the industry minimum. I’m so grateful to other freelance writers for showing me the truth about the industry, and that it’s never out of line to charge the rates I deserve for the quality I provide.
16 // Medium Writing
Medium is a great platform to share your work and even earn money for it through the Medium Partner Program. Medium Writing is a Facebook group for writers that have self-published on the platform to find success and interact with other great writing.
Both of these groups are great for writers that are working on books and other long-form literary works. It’s very common for travel bloggers to write a book about their experiences abroad, or a fictional work!
I love reading people’s successes, and seeing writers lift one another up to become better each day.
17 // Writers Helping Writers
18 // The Write Life Community
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Facebook groups have served as a surprisingly great source of success stories and tips to grow a travel blog. The best Facebook groups for bloggers, travelers, and travel bloggers are communities that don’t even feel virtual with the level of support its members share.
Like any social media, Facebook groups can have some drama in them. It’s really important to read the rules for joining and answer the sign-up questions (if there are any). Show admins you’re actually interested.
Once you’re in the group, be attentive, be kind, and be supportive! The blogging community is a strong one, and we want to see one another shine.
Which of these will you join?
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