Like many bloggers, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. When it comes to getting updates from the pages I want to see, I use notifications, interest lists, and lots of scrolling through my newsfeed, but I still miss things.
Personally, I’ve found that I interact and get the most useful information from Facebook through the groups I’m a part of. I turn on notifications and get an email every time a new thread is posted to the group, and can be sure I’m not missing anything. Since Beyond Your Blog posts lots of opportunities on social media for bloggers to submit writing (some of them time sensitive), I decided to start a group for those of you who don’t want to miss any of these announcements. In addition we’ll use the group as a place where you can share your links to your featured writing and lots more! If you’d like to join, you can visit the Beyond Your Bloggers group page on Facebook.
Here are some of the things you’ll find posted in the group from time to time
- Submission Opportunity Announcements
- Member questions about submitting writing in general and/or to specific sites
- Daily threads for posting your latest writing featured on a site other than your own
- New Beyond Your Blog Articles and related articles from other websites
- Calls for participation in blogger success stories, interviews and more from Beyond Your Blog.
- Crowdsourcing questions related to submitting writing
- Other news, announcements and interactive threads related to submitting your writing and getting read
If you’re new to Facebook Groups or just need a refresher, here are a few quick group FAQs:
HOW DO I JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP?
Joining is easy. Just go to the link below and click the JOIN button. You will receive an email once the admin has approved you, and you may then view the group threads and participate.
HOW DO I MANAGE MY NOTIFICATIONS?
Under ‘Notifications’, you can select ‘All Posts’ to get an email when something new is added to the group. Personally I usually start with ‘All Posts’ for the groups I am in, and in cases where I feel like I am getting too much or the content isn’t applicable, I can always turn it down to ‘Friends’ Posts only’ or Off.
CAN I INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN THE GROUP?
Yes! Just click on the ‘…’ after ‘Notifications’ and select ‘Add People’. It will allow you to type in the name of a friend/tag them and submit to the group admin for approval.
CAN I POST TO THE GROUP?
Members posting new threads is fine as long as it relates to submitting writing or having your writing featured on websites other than your own and/or anthologies. Your post to the group will go through an approval process before being visible to the group.
If you have questions or have suggestions for additional group features, you can send an email to Susan@beyondyourblog or send a private message through Facebook to Susan Maccarelli.