Finding my own tribe really helped me to avoid burnout and improve my blogging experience. That’s why I want to share my favorite online communities with you today.
1. Female Geek Bloggers
Founder: Megan of The Nerdy Girlie and Bree of Geek & Prosper
Members: almost 1,000
Description: The Nerdy Girlie aka Megan & Bree have never met in real life but have found a way to connect anyway. This group is to help ALL the nerd & geek girl bloggers out there do the same! Let's help and support each other!
Why I love it: this is the first community I joined, I think I found it through Kristin’s blog and the 5 Fandom Friday feature. I had some times where I didn’t feel myself geek enough to be a part of this group (I don’t cosplay, I don’t read comics…), but I realized that you just have to be yourself and people will like you. This is my favorite place.
2. Geek Girls x Bloggers
Founder: Pepi of Geek Anthropology and Brittany of xoGeek
Description: Are you a Geek Girl ++ a Blogger?? This is your place! Let us know your blog/ FB page and let's share the fun!!
Why I love it: this group is a cozy nook and all the members are very friendly, I also like you can share one post per day. Sometimes it’s nice to geek out in a less crowded space.
3. Blog + Biz BFFs
Founder: Melyssa Griffin of The Nectar Collective
Members: almost 5,000
Description: Welcome to the Blog + Biz BFFs Community -- a place for bloggers and online entrepreneurs to lend support, give feedback, and share advice. SO stoked that you're here.
Why I love it: this is a community created by Melyssa Griffin for those who subscribed to her newsletter. She’s the blogger behind The Nectar Collective and writes the best stuff for online business owners and bloggers. I love this community, because it’s my go-to place when I have some technical questions to ask or I want to hear an opinion from some experts.
BONUS. NovelTea Book Club
Where: Facebook and Goodreads
Founder: Kristin of My Life as a Teacup
Description: The monthly book club for My Life as a Teacup readers and fans of literary fiction, young adult fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and classics. What ties us together is our love of reading, and we hope you'll grab a copy of the month's book and a cuppa, and join us!
Why I love it: I never liked book clubs, because I wasn’t able to stick with their schedule, but Kristin, knows how to mix things up and let you have a beautiful bookish experience.
The best Facebook Tip I ever received
Starting from the point that I hate Facebook and I use it only to interact with other people inside the groups, I realized my blog needed a page, at least to make people recognize me. In fact, when you find a fellow blogger on a group and you click to see her profile, you can see a direct link to herr blog’s page and immediately tell who she is (if the privacy settings let everybody to see your Work section).
Here is my profile for example:
The Geeky Burrow page and read more about it!
(I don’t spend time running my own Facebook page, I use an IFTTT recipe to automatically share my blog posts on the page when they are published. Basically, I often forget to have a page!)
Do you have any favorite communities? Let me know in the comments below!