Why You Should Drop Everything & Join Lots of Facebook Groups
Community has always been one of my highest priorities, both on and offline. In fact, I created an happiness blog a few years ago for the main reason of connecting with other like-minded people. Blogging was a great introduction into the online world for me and eventually lead me to Instagram. I am the first person to say how much Instagram rocks and I eagerly post there every day, but I recently started realizing that a true sense of online community was still missing for me.
With most online communities, my blog and Instagram included, it always started with ME posting. I loved how people could comment on my content and that I could go to their pages to comment on theirs, but I didn't feel a direct connection.
Then I found private Facebook groups…
Facebook groups have changed the way I interact with others online and helped me truly connect with like-minded people. In fact, the only reason why I'm able to guest post on Rachel's amazing blog is because we met through a Facebook group!
Here are a few benefits I've received from joining Facebook groups:
- I've made great friends both locally and around the world
- I've received endless amounts advice on everything from what essential oils to use for headaches to what creative business podcasts to listen to
- I've asked for feedback on many business-related topics including having them help me pick a new business name
- I've filled my newsfeed with topics that I truly care about instead of random topics that my Facebook friends fill my feed with
In a nutshell, I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from people who I've never met before, but truly trust because I've built relationships with them in these groups. When I used to have questions about something, I would either rely on a friend who might or might not know the answer or turn to Google. Now I have people in these Facebook communities who jump at the chance to help each other out. Of course, it is key to GIVE in these groups as well as receive, so I try to answer questions and provide feedback as much as I can.
I'm in over 100 Facebook groups, but am truly active in probably 20 of them. Here are my top 5 favorite private Facebook groups for creatives, bloggers and business owners:
1) Gena + Jordana & Your Magical Business
This group is filled with women entrepreneurs who want more community, adventure, fun and success in their lives.
2) Ignite Your Truth
This group is all about support and helping you connect with high vibe, authentic people.
3) Onliness Business BFFs
This group is a community of online entrepreneurs lending support, sharing advice and giving feedback.
4) Social Boss with Caitlin Bacher
This group provides a space for you to connect, learn, and grow your businesses by leveraging the power of social media.
5) Female Entrepreneurs Collaborate
This group was built for women worldwide to collaborate and inspire each other.
Happy Facebook grouping!
P.S. I may be a little biased, but my absolute favorite Facebook group the one I created to connect with other happy people around the world. Would love to have you! Join here
Kelli Pease is a writer for the Happsters and ClubConnect. She has created a happiness community of over 90,000 people. She spends her free time learning everything she can about mindfulness, gratitude and happiness, drawing, hand-lettering, hosting community gatherings and taking beach walks with friends and family.