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75 Engaging Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers and Instagrammers

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“Wait a second – I thought this was supposed to be a travel blog!”

You’re right. Don’t worry, you haven’t mistakenly stumbled onto some “How to Be A Blogger” series. My blog is still focused on travel, and I will be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers to every burning blog-related question in the world. However, as I’ve become more and more engaged in the blogging and Instagram communities over the past year, I have found incredible value in connecting with others in the same space on Facebook. I’ve learned so much, discovered invaluable resources, and made so many new connections (some I’d even consider close friends now)! I know that I would have been so grateful to find a blog post like this one when I was first starting out, which is why I’m hoping I can pass along some of the knowledge and resources I’ve gained to help out any travel blogging newbies in the same situation!

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Why join a Facebook group?

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you already know what Facebook engagement groups are and you’re on the hunt for some good ones to check out. However, if you’re new to this whole thing, here’s a quick rundown: Facebook groups are an incredible resource for you if you’re looking to connect with other travel bloggers (or just bloggers in general), looking for ways to promote and grow your blog readership, boost your social media, or build your business, whatever your goals may be. (There are also groups for everything from Amazon re-selling to Whole30, but I digress.)

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The following is a list of 75 (yeah, you read that right!) awesome Facebook groups that will help you do all of the above and more. Rather than explain what each of them focus on, I encourage you to click through and read the description for any groups below that interest you. Each group generally has a very detailed description section on the right-hand sidebar of their group page which you should read through before clicking “Join Group” to ensure that it’s the right fit for you and your needs!

A word to the wise…

There are a LOT of Facebook groups out there. Some are great, some are terrible, and many are just downright mediocre. I’m hoping that this list will help take the guesswork out of this process for you (since I’ve been in a lot of these groups for a year or more and am very familiar with how they operate, who moderates them, and what benefits they provide). None of them are perfect, but I think there is value to be found in each of them, so I recommend trying a few of them out! The more active you are, the more results you’ll see reflected in your social media and blog life.

By no means do you need to join ALL of these groups in order to see results and make the connections you’re looking for! I recommend starting small and picking 2-5 groups to join in order to get familiar with how they operate and then go from there. Each group has a slightly different structure, different moderators and rules, and different schedules. Take the time to find the one(s) that are right for you.

Psssst…a few of my favorite groups are towards the top of this list, if you’re curious.

Without further ado, let’s get on to this massive list!


75 Engaging Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers & Instagrammers

 

1. Real Travel Blog Promotion & Interaction

2. Instagram Travel Collaboration

3. Blogging Travel Collaboration

4. Travel Instagram Engagement Group (The #Travelgram Posse)Full disclosure: I am a moderator for this group!

5. Female Travel Bloggers

6. Blogger Engagement Group

7. Bloggers Supporting Bloggers

8. Travel Bloggers

9. Pinning Ain’t Easy

10. Bridging Blogs Network

11. We Are Travel Girls

12. Girls vs Globe

13. Girls in Business

14. Travel Bloggers Evergreen Shares

15. DNW – Making Money From Blogging

16. Making Sense of Cents Community

17. Blogger Insights

18. Travel Blogger SEO Support Group

19. Travel + Lifestyle Bloggers

20. Bucketlist Bombshells Tribe

21. Instagram Fabulous

22. Facebook Fabulous

23. Fabulous Bloggers

24. Twitter & Pinterest Fabulous

25. Bloggers United

26. Boost your Blog

27. The Business of Blogging

28. Travel Collab Post Opportunities

29. Social Marketing Blogs

30. Instagram for Nomads & Travelers

31. Babes Making Money Online

32. We See the World Bloggers

33. Live. Love. Travel.

34. Instagram for Travel Bloggers

35. Female Digital Nomads

36. GoWonderยฎ – Women Travel

37. Fundamentals of Blogging

38. The Rising Tide Society

39. Blogging 101

40. Beyond Her Atlas

41. Ultimate Pinterest Group for Travel Bloggers

42. Bloggers Supporting Each Other.

43. Ultimate Travel Group (UTG)

44. Instagram Marketing Mastermind

45. Boost Your Blog

46. The Blogging Squad

47. The Blog Boss Tribe

48. Blog While You 9-5

49. Twitter Marketing Group

50. Guest Post Request Group

51. Blogging Boost

52. Bloggers Mastermind

53. Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs

54. Blog + Biz Babes

55. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

56. Instagram Comment Podsโ„ข

57. Blogging Newbs

58. Travel Bloggers Social Media Sharing Group

59. Travel Bloggers Support

60. Travel Bloggers Guide to Pinterest

61. Travel Bloggers Mega Share

62. Digital Nomad Girls Community

63. Grow Your Blog

64. Connecting Brands & Bloggers: Sponsorship Opportunities

65. Girls LOVE Travelยฎ

66. Ladies Gone Global

67. Fat Girls Traveling

68. Instagram Posse – Travel

69. Bright Bloggers + Business

70. Girls LOVE Getting Paid While They Travel!

71. Blogger Roundups

72. WordPress Help for Beginners

73. Pinterest Group Boards

74. We Travel We Blog

75. Travel Blogs Promotion

 


Woohoo! You made it through!

I can’t explain (without sounding super sappy) how much support, expertise and motivation I’ve gained access to since joining the groups that I’m in on Facebook. There are some seriously talented, kind, helpful humans out there in the world, and being a part of unique, niche communities like these truly do give you a different perspective on whatever you’re trying to do – be it travel blogging, photography, writing, activism, supporting your neighborhood or town…the list goes on and on!

It may seem intimidating at first, because you don’t know the lingo and feel like the new kid on the block, but I guarantee you that if you ask questions and engage with the rest of the group, people will help you out and take you under their wing. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and ask for help or work with others.

A few helpful tips I wish I’d known before joining groups:

  • After you join a thread, click “Save Post” in order to keep track of which threads you need to follow up on or complete. It is nearly impossible to do so otherwise, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time and headaches by saving posts this way. Pro tip: make sure you “Unsave Post” when you’re done completing a certain thread so you don’t confuse yourself. See example below.

75 Engaging Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers and Instagrammers

  • Don’t join threads with time-sensitive deadlines (i.e. must complete within 24-48 hours) when you know you’ll be busy or without wifi. These groups are serious about fair participation, and if you think you can just drop a link and sneak off, you’re going to get yourself banned from a bunch of groups quickly. It’s a fair system, so play nice and do your part to reciprocate.
  • There are groups for just about every niche or topic you can possibly think of. Facebook is a fantastic resource and way to find like-minded people, no matter what your interest or business goal is!
  • Have your blog set up before you start joining groups. Most blogging groups require you to have an active blog URL for them to check out before they’ll allow you into the group, so trying to join groups with a fake URL or no URL at all likely won’t get you into groups like these.
  • Be kind and offer support – go above and beyond! Make connections with other bloggers and Instagrammers. It’s absolutely invaluable. You never know when you might need each other or want to collaborate on projects in the future!
  • Ask questions and be curious. For the most part, people in these groups are incredibly kind and knowledgeable, and happy to answer questions or help you out. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice.
  • Above all, have FUN and build genuine community using these groups! I have made some incredibleย  friends through Facebook groups (I’ve even met up with some of them in person!), and value these connections deeply. Engagement groups are not simply endless, hollow “like for like” posts – there are so many authentic, supportive people trying to make connections, learn, and build community. Find the groups that are right for you, leave the ones that don’t feel valuable behind, and enjoy the process of getting to know other people in the same space as you!

And that’s all folks!

If you have any additional questions about joining or participating in Facebook groups, I’d be happy to answer them – feel free to ask them in a comment below, reach out on Twitter or message me on Facebook for quick responses.

Also, if you found this post helpful, I’d love it if you’d share on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter (there are some handy-dandy share buttons on the left). I want to spread this around and help as many people as possible since I know how valuable these types of resources can be!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    September 28, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Wow! What a great list!! The save post is a life safer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Sierra
      October 1, 2017 at 11:17 AM

      I hope you found some great new groups to join Danielle! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Bailey
    September 28, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Wow! This has a ton of groups I had never heard of. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      Sierra
      October 1, 2017 at 11:16 AM

      There are seriously SO many awesome groups out there, I was shocked when I first started joining how many others popped up! Thanks for reading, Bailey!

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    Pete
    September 28, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    I love it that you’ve listed my favourite group as Number 1 on your list. It was the first such group I joined, and the one I still turn to first when I have time. I wish I had more time; any one of these groups will provide a feast of travel posts, and a variety of ways to approach the topic.

    Essential for the budding blogger to join one or two of these groups, just to find a niche – preferably one that hasn’t been done to death. It’s all very well to copy good ideas, but a successful travel blogger will have their own distinctive “voice”, and readers will return time and again to see what’s new.

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      Sierra
      October 1, 2017 at 11:14 AM

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Pete! I absolutely love that group too – many motivated, talented, supportive people in there. I wish I had more time to devote to groups and growing too! I completely agree with you – so important for bloggers to find their own voice instead of simply copying others’ content. Best to be original!

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    chelsey
    September 28, 2017 at 1:55 AM

    This was great, very thought out and well written! This was very helpful information. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sierra
      October 1, 2017 at 11:13 AM

      I’m so glad to hear that Chelsey! Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to read ๐Ÿ™‚

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