Social Media Groups and Networks to Successfully Grow Your Blog

Social Media

Okay, so you’ve started a blog, you’re getting some traction.  Your traffic is growing.  But then. . . it goes flat.  Or maybe you get stuck.  Or maybe you just want to go to the next level, and you’re not sure what to do next.  Maybe you’re not making money with your blog, but you’d like to start. . . and have no idea how. Perhaps you simply want to grow your email list, but aren’t sure what steps to take in order to do that.

The answers are almost endless, but it’s easy to  get confused by the sheer amount of information available on the Internet.  But don’t worry; I’ve got you covered.  Below, I’ve listed some of the social media tactics I’ve used to help grow my blog, including tips for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Facebook Groups

I’m a member of a whole bunch of Facebook groups, and they are super helpful and supportive.  These are just a few that I love and have helped me grow my engagement and traffic.  Bonus: All of these groups are amazing for advice and information if you have specific questions!

Girlcrush Collective

Blogger Engagement Group

Blog Boss Babes
*Full disclosure – this one’s mine. Of course, everyone in this group is amazing, supportive, and positive!

Growing Social Media for Bloggers

Blogging Network

Societygal

Blogger Insights

Bloggers Supporting Bloggers

Pinterest Groups

A note about Pinterest groups: Be sure to follow the rules!

Millennial Lifestyle Board

Best Blog Posts

Blog Posts Promotion (Group Board)

Blog Boss Babes

(again, full disclosure, this is mine ;))

Post Your Blog! Bloggers promote here

Female Bloggers Free for All

Best of the Best Blog Posts

The Blog Squad

These are just a few of the ones I’m a member of.  There are hundreds of group boards out there; I have a post where I list over 200 Pinterest group boards. Check it out here and poof! Groups for you.

Social Media Groups and Networks to Successfully Grow Your Blog Pin

Twitter Re-Tweet Accounts

Did you know that there are communities on Twitter solely dedicated to supporting bloggers and re-Tweeting content?  I had no idea about this until about a month and a half ago! There are tons of them, and like other social media platforms, the users are very supportive of each other.  When you publish a Tweet about your blog post, simply tag these accounts, and they may re-Tweet you! No guarantees, but I’ve had some great success with them, and they play fair and try to promote everyone that tags them equally.  Be sure to follow the accounts before you tag them! I’ve listed them below by account name, Twitter handle, and the tag you need to use when you mention them.

# Followers          Account Name           Handle                        Mention

17,600                   The Girl Gang             @TheGirlGangHQ        @TheGirlGangHQ

35,300                   Bblog RT                     @BblogRT                    @BblogRT

2,600                     Best Blog RT               @BestBlogRT               @BestBlogRT

1,200                     Blogobsessive             @blogobsessive           @blogobsessive

1,900                     BlogRT                       @YourBlogRT              @YourBlogRT

1,100                     Blogger Babes            @Bloggerbabes_         @Bloggerbabes_

2,100                     Blogger Babes <3       @blogger_babes_       #BloggerBabesRT

3,500                     Blogger RT                 @bloggeroppsrt          @bloggeroppsrt

Instagram Hashtags

Instagram Hashtags can be tricky to figure out.  Should you use really popular ones?  Medium popular? Your own that don’t have any other people using them?  The answer is, yes, LOL. It’s good to use a mix of hashtags that differ in popularity levels, and you should always use the 30 that Instagram allows for maximum engagement.  If you want to look a little less cluttered (read: spammy), leave a few lines between your text and the hashtags, like this:

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Hashtags

Here are some great hashtags to boost engagement in different IG niches.

BLOGGERS

#girlbossparty #savvybusinessowner #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #bandogirlgang #ontheblog #bloggergirl #bloggervibes #bloggerslife #blogginggals

FLATLAY

#fromabove #onmytable #tablesituation #onthetableproject #flatlaythenation  #flatlaytoday #flatlayinspiration #flatlayout #storyofmytable #onthetable_project

LIFESTYLE

#flashesofdelight #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #pursuepretty #theeverydayproject #agameoftones #createeveryday #creativelife #creativeprocess #myownboss

COFFEE/TEA

#coffeeholic #coffeeoftheday #coffeelife #cupsinframe  #butfirstcoffee  #coffeemovement  #teabreak #teaonly #ateacuplove #teaandseasons

BRIGHT COLORS

#candyminimal #popyacolor #abmlifeiscolorful #bandofun #myunicornlife #colorgram #colorfullife #ilovecolor #coloraddict #huntgramcolor

FASHION

#fashionbloggers #bloggerstyle #americanstyle #ootdmagazine #classyandfashionable #ootdstyle #styleoftheday #stylediaries #fahionfury #outfitdetails

TRAVEL

#finditliveit #sheisnotlost #girlslovetravel #sharetravelpics #girlsborntotravel #posttheordinary #chasinglight #takemethere #visualgang #adventurevisuals

MINIMALISM

#minimalism #minimalist #minimalstyle #minimalmood #minimalmovement  #learnminimalism #minimalplanet #minimalistic #miimalstream #ig_minimalshots

These are just a few of the hashtags that you can use to increase your Instagram engagement!

BONUS

Are you a blogger or business owner looking to learn about Pinterest? The course outlines the specifics of setting up a Pinterest business account, creating pins, even sending messages, and the tactics I used to get my monthly views over half a million and counting. Check out my new e-course, Become a Pinterest Pro!

 

 

 

14 Comments

  1. Girl power May 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Love this post. Thanks for sharing, some great ideas

  2. Ashley May 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Such a great post. I need more Pinterest groups and I’m not in any of these. Thanks!

    1. Amy May 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      You’re welcome! Check back on Monday, if you like – I’m putting up a huge list of Pinterest group boards in just about every niche.

  3. Monidipa May 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    You explained really well.. thank you for this

  4. Erin May 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! I really loved this post and will definitely use some of your tips! And how cool about Twitter retweets!!! I had no idea! Thanks!

    1. Amy May 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      I know, it’s crazy how many ways there are to share content

  5. Alyssa May 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    I love how none of us knew about the Twitter retweets!! It isn’t the platform I’m focusing on now, but I definitely will once things get a little less crazy since I’m just now in the starting out phase of blogging 💕

    1. Amy May 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      I know, and it’s such a great resource!

  6. Anette Madlene May 16, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Omg love this post! So helpful, especially for someone like me who’s just started blogging! xx

    1. Amy May 17, 2018 at 8:32 am

      So happy it’s helpful!

  7. Michelle May 20, 2018 at 7:33 am

    This is super helpful! I have been trying to grow my social media accounts and the FB groups are such a great option to do so. The groups are super engaging and my blog post views have doubled since I have joined several groups. Thank you for posting this very helpful information!

    1. Amy May 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      I’m so glad you found it useful!

  8. Karen Forgy August 5, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for the great info. Facebook isn’t really any use to me now. They keep blocking my links. I love Pinterest though. I definitely recommend joining Pinterest boards.

    1. Amy August 5, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      You’re welcome! Facebook can be hit or miss for me as well. But I’m with you – I love Pinterest!

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