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Travel bloggers are one of the nicest blogging communities; we all like to help each other out because we recognise that we’re stronger together. It can be hard to find other bloggers to connect with, but luckily there are some amazing Facebook groups out there which give bloggers the chance to meet each other, connect, and help each other out in a variety of ways. It’s a nice way to meet like-minded people – I met some of my best blogging friends in these groups – and there’s a lot of support, which gives you a chance to learn and grow as a blogger.
These Facebook groups are a great place to get started as a travel blogger as you can really learn a lot, and they provide a great forum to help each other out with collaborative posts or social media sharing. They’re also helpful for long-time bloggers, as there’s always something new to learn in blogging. Below are some of the best Facebook groups for travel bloggers – and only travel bloggers – that I’ve found.
Don’t forget to check the group descriptions for joining instructions before clicking request!
NB – when I talk about a “thread”, this means a post within the group which opens up a topic of debate or a reciprocation of some kind, which people can then join by commenting on that post. If you aren’t sure about any of the terms used in this article, check my Social Media Glossary!
Facebook Groups for Travel Bloggers to Boost Social Media Growth or Shares
#1 Travel Bloggers Social Media Sharing Group – First up is my Facebook group, which I launched with fellow travel blogger Adrian Ann after deciding that none of the others matched our very high standards! In short, it’s all about meeting travel bloggers and helping one another to grow. The Travel Bloggers Social Media Sharing Group does what it says on the tin, really: bloggers get together in daily threads to help share or comment on social media and blog content. We also have a notice board for collaboration posts, and a weekly Q&A. NB – You need to email your blog URL to facebookgroup [@] letsbetravelbloggers.com once you’ve requested to join.
#2 Under 1000 Club – This was the first Facebook group for travel bloggers I ever joined (nostalgia!), and I’m pleased to see it’s still going strong. As the name implies, it’s aimed at people who have less than 1000 likes on their Facebook page, but I don’t think this is too strict. They have threads once a week for bloggers for a variety of things, including blog comments and social media shares. New members can also introduce themselves and their blogs, which makes it a great way to meet fellow bloggers and maybe get some new followers. NB – You need to message the admins before you can join.
#3 Awesome Bloggers – “Awesome Bloggers unite bloggers to help each other increase social shares + blog traffic.” Daily social media threads where you can link up to get shares, comments, likes, follows, etc. NB – you need to sign up on the VIP list if you want to join the group.
#4 Circle of Travel Bloggers – Recommended by Marge Gavan in the comments; “All travel bloggers can join. It is strictly for social media exchange only and the members are small so it’s easy to reciprocate.”
#5 We Travel We Blog – “This is a community for beginning to intermediate travel bloggers, for those wanting to take their travel blog to the next level.” They have social media sharing threads throughout the week.
Best Facebook Groups for Blogging Advice
#6 Next Level Travel Blogging – “We are a community of travel bloggers who are serious about levelling up our blogs and growing organic search traffic through link building, learning from each other, sharing ideas, and collaborating.” Whilst this group also focuses on things like social media shares and link swaps, I love them for the learning opportunities. They run things like Pinterest challenges, threads to request feedback on a new blogpost, and ask people to share anything new they learnt about travel blogging. It’s a great place to meet other bloggers, ask those burning questions, and get feedback.
#7 Bloggers Bazaar Community – “A group designed to work through the weekly challenges on Bloggers Bazaar, ask design questions, get blog feedback and present ideas for new things you would love to learn and are struggling with in relation to your blog.”
#8 Blog Society – “This group is for bloggers, small business owners or creatives looking to connect, learn and share advice on blogging & creative biz.” A space to ask questions, share ideas, and reach out for collaborations.
#9 The Aspiring Travel Writer – I’m not a member of this one, but it was recommended by Maria Abroad who says it’s an awesome group. They say: “This is a page to ask questions, share ideas and support each other in the travel blogging world.” Self promotion is not permitted, but there is a Friday Free For All thread to share your blog posts in.
Best Facebook Groups for Pinterest
I’m a huge Pinterest fan; it’s my second-biggest traffic driver after search engines and it’s such a great way to discover new content. Here are a few of my favourite pinterest-specific travel blogger Facebook groups…
#10 Pinterest For Travel Bloggers – This group is all about growing your Pinterest following and generating more Pinterest-driven traffic to your blog. Every day, they post a thread for Pinterest repins. By taking part, you’ll get about 40-60 repins (depending on how many people join in that day), and find loads of great new content to read. It’s win-win. I love this group, and it’s really helped boost the reach of some of my pins.
#11 MapPin Monday – Run by pinterest expert Nienke Krook, MapPin Mondays has a weekly repin Pinterest sharing thread that gets great engagement. There’s also a group Pinterest board which has over 510K followers – pretty big reach so it’s well worth joining. “Our mission is to unite travellers, travel bloggers and other travel industry professionals on Pinterest, creating the biggest resource of quality travel content with personal travel tips and recommendations.”
#12 Ultimate Pinterest Group for Travel Bloggers – Much like “Pinterest for Travel Bloggers”, this group runs daily sharing threads, weekly ‘tips’ threads, and Question and Answer Threads. It’s another great place to boost the reach of your pins and get help with growth etc.
#13 Travel Bloggers Guide to Pinterest – “This group is designed to help travel bloggers grow their blog through pinterest.” Again, daily threads to get more repins. The group is hosted by Claire Kennedy, and by joining you’ll also gain access to all her pinterest mini courses and webinars.
Best Facebook Groups for Link Swaps and Guest Posts
#14 Travel Blogger Link Swap – Run by the lovely Gemma Armit(fellow admin in my own Facebook Group), this is a group that allows you to find other travel bloggers with which to exchange links to your content. It’s self policing and there are no admin-posted threads. Simply post a shout-out when you’re looking for
#15 Travel Collab Post Opportunities – Find guest posting and collaborative post opportunities, or post ads to find people to take part in your own. You need to message the admins to join.
NB – A few of the general travel groups listed in the last category (best groups for meeting bloggers) are also great places to find collab opportunities. Girl vs Globe is particularly great!
Best Facebook Groups for Snapchat
#16 Snapchat for Travel Bloggers – This is a pretty small group at the moment and again it’s very specific. Members can ask questions, seek advice, and share useful information about using Snapchat as a travel blogger. A great place to learn more about Snapchat and connect with some awesome bloggers.
Best Facebook Groups for Instagram
#17 Instagram Posse – Recommended by my fellow admin Gemma Armit of Two Scots Abroad. This is a huge group that’s for all serious Instagram users – not just travel bloggers.They say: “Through targeted research and experience, we work together to develop and employ Instagram marketing tactics that are catalysts for growth.”
Best Facebook Groups for Meeting Bloggers and Travellers
#18 Girl vs Globe – This group isn’t strictly for travel bloggers, as it’s aimed at all women who love to travel, but there is a lot of helpful stuff there. People can post questions – travel or blogging related – and other members answer them. There’s a really strong community in this group, which is lovely. I especially like to use it to find people to help with collaborative posts I’m working on – or to find posts to join. People also advertise great opportunities here including the occasional media trip, so it’s worth keeping an eye on it.
#19 We See the World Bloggers – “We See the World Bloggers (formerly Where in the World Bloggers) is a space for us to share tips on travel, blogging, life, etc. It’s a friendly and non-judgemental space for bloggers of all levels!” Whilst it’s not a self promotional group, you’re allowed to share links to posts that you think would greatly benefit the majority of the group.
#20 Travel Addiction – A group for lovers of travel and a great place to meet fellow bloggers. You’re allowed to share one link per day – but don’t think of this as a good place for self promotion. It’s more about networking.
#21 Let There Be Travel – “Let There Be Travel is a diverse travel community of globe trotters and jet setters.” They run meet-ups every other month in Los Angeles, and plan to start having some in other cities (if you are interested in being a city ambassador you can message the admins.)
#22 Travelettes – “Travelettes is an online magazine/ travelblog/ network for and from girls who love to travel.” The Facebook group is for female travellers looking for tips, advice and inspiration.
#23 Girls LOVE Travel – Another Facebook group just for female travellers (where are all the boys only groups I wonder?)! “This isn’t just a Facebook group – we are a sisterhood / a community to assist you with growing your travel bucket list, finding others to explore the world with, and help empower you with safety and support when you are out traveling!” Again, no self promotion except in a weekly “toot your own horn” thread.
#24 Female Travel Bloggers – Does what it says on the tin, really. A community for females (or females part of a male-female duo) who have their own travel blog and want to connect with others.
If you know of an awesome travel blogger Facebook group that’s not on this list, leave a comment with the link and I’ll check it out!
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