TweetShare48Pin125+13Share8184 Shares Facebook groups are a great way to stay connected with like-minded individuals whether they be business colleagues, foodies or people who love a great smokey eye. Facebook groups can be fun, entertaining, educational and/or inspirational. They are the dedicated communities within the big world of Facebook. Now, I don’t know if any of you noticed but, I’m black. I know! Crazy right?! LOL! Okay, I’m being silly, but definitely trying to make a point. For those of you reading this, that have been with me from day one, I’m sure you really don’t care about that. You just care that I create great content for you to read, right? Me too. That’s really all that most professional bloggers of color care about. We just want equal exposure so people just like you are able to see and consume our creative content. That is why Facebook Groups are so important to minority blogger success. Often in this industry, there are some obvious and not-so-obvious barriers that prevent many of us from achieving our blog goals. Professional groups and organizations aimed at closing that gap are very important and in most cases, essential for helping bloggers of color succeed in our industry. Some common issues for bloggers of color: Disproportionate brand campaign opportunities Lack of media diversity and representation at press events Brands don’t make or market products and services for women and men of color Difficulty converting readers into customers Lack of diversity and representation at industry networking events Brands don’t understand how to effectively collaborate or communicate with minority communities Lack of exposure My Personal Favorite Groups For Bloggers Of Color I want to share my absolute favorite Facebook groups that I regularly engage in and love. I hope this list inspires you to join some new groups or consider some new ones. It may even make you wanna drop some dead ones, based on the dopeness of this list. Or, it may inspire you to create your own. In fact, I’d encourage you to do so. I run 2 professional groups on Facebook and find them to be very rewarding. They can be great tools for growing your online community. My hit list below isn’t ranked in any particular order and includes some of my colleagues favorites. Plus groups that I consider to be top-notch. Just a FYI, some of these groups are NOT groups ONLY for bloggers of color. So without further adieu, here’s my list of the best of the best. Enjoy! Courage To Earn – The Community Admins: Brandi Riley and Michelle Johnson Garrett Courage To Earn – The Community is a closed Facebook group for bloggers who are courageous earners, like me. Being a courageous earner means that you don’t apologize for taking care of business or asking for what you want. We learn about perfecting our pitch and lifting each other up. It’s a place where we lend each other support as we work to grow our businesses. I’ve been with this group for about a year and already I have experienced tremendous growth in my business and personal development. This group really does force us to come out of our comfort zones and push hard to get the type of exposure and income we deserve as influencers. I’ve developed some great business and personal relationships from this group and have to say this is probably my favorite of all the groups I’m a part of on Facebook. It’s so great being a part of such a dynamic group of doers and virtual rainmakers. If you’re a blogger and are serious about your business, you NEED to be in this group. The group founder, Brandi Riley is a blogger at MamaKnowsItAll.com and is also a former Social Media Manager at She Knows. Our other fabulous admin is Michelle Johnson Garrett who is a lifestyle blogger and founder of Divas With A Purpose. Brown Blog Love Admins: Nadeen White-Underwood, Vashti Patrick-Joseph, Mimi Mimicutelips Green, MJ Jacks and Adanna Dill Brown Blog Love is a closed support group and community for bloggers of color. It offers support threads, discussions and tools to help in the success of your blog. I particularly love this group because the support is excellent. It’s important to support other colleagues in this industry, especially in underrepresented groups like bloggers of color. One of the things that makes me stay a member is it is really organized and well-managed. It’s pretty active every week and it’s almost a guarantee that your content will get shared or engaged upon, when posted in this group. The admins do a great job and I’m glad to be a part of Brown Blog Love. So if you are a blogger of color or social media influencer of color, I would encourage you to join this group. The group recently started expressing the need for more male bloggers of color to join up. We want you guys! So if that’s you, join us. Oh and if you’re looking for some male bloggers of color to follow, Bree Law of Quirky Brown Blog put together a nice list. Check it out >>> Black Male Bloggers: Where Are They? Here’s 50+ The SITS Girls Facebook Group (Multicultural professional organization for women bloggers) SheKnows & BlogHer Social Media Influencers (Multicultural professional organization for women bloggers and influencers) BLM Bloggers Like Me That Pitch Life (All about pitching and brand opportunities) Black Bloggers United Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective (providing a platform that encourages members to share accomplishments, resources and tools with other group members.) Nashville Creatives (for Tennessee based Bloggers Of Color) Fashion+Beauty+Blogging+Business Houston Latina Bloggers Brown Bloggers At Travel Conferences (for travel bloggers of color attending upcoming travel conferences, tradeshows & events) Black Travel Bloggers Chronicles We All Grow – Latina (is a network of influencers, local events & annual Summit that propels growth through brand partnerships & community development.) Black Bloggers In South Korea Black British Bloggers Bougie Black Blogger -Celebrating Positive Blackness Black Bloggers Network Scandanavia I hope these resources are helpful to you. If you know of a great Facebook group for multicultural bloggers or bloggers of color, drop the link in the comments or email me. I’ll add it to the list! What Are Your Favorite Facebook Groups For Blogging? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Candice S. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Writer and Content Creator | I left corporate life 7+ years ago, to pursue my goal of becoming a writer. Boom!! I did that! Now I'm an accomplished writer and boss babe running a successful blog business. You should hire me! #RockStarMoms Latest posts by Candice S. (see all) What’s New At Belk & Lancome Beauty Counters For Women Of Color - July 18, 2018 6 Helpful Things To Do Right After Your First Massage - July 15, 2018 Drop-In Childcare – What To Expect + 6 Nashville Area Centers - June 29, 2018 TweetShare48Pin125+13Share8184 Shares 50 Responses patsygclark777yahoocom June 2, 2018 I am so glad that I stumbled upon this page. I found a lot of intresting information here and great topics and wonderful groups to follow and join. I am a blogger and I believe that I can gain lots of knowledge here chatting with you all. Reply Candice S. June 28, 2018 Glad I could help! I’ve found many of these groups invaluable and have formed some great relationships because of them. I hope you have a similar experience. All the best to you. Reply Aija October 26, 2017 I love Brown Blog Love and had no idea about many of the others. Great resource! Thanks. Reply Aisha Adams October 23, 2017 This is a great resource for new bloggers. I am happy to see that I am in a lot of these groups. This was a great post. Reply Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva) October 23, 2017 Great list! I’m in a few and the my favorite is Brown Blog Love. It’s crucial for us to have a place just for us to grow our respective blogs/communities. Reply Ramona Collins October 23, 2017 Facebook Groups are a great resource. I’ve found helpful tips and advice in several groups. Thanks for sharing this list. Reply That's Chelsea October 23, 2017 Thank you for sharing these. I had never heard of most of these groups! I have some work to do today. Reply Kita October 23, 2017 I’m in a few groups but my favorite is my tribe group. It’s 5 of us and I get the most out of it overall. I like BBL too for shares. Reply Tiffany H. October 23, 2017 I joined Courage to earn couple months ago and the posted a challenge to start doing FB live videos. I was super scared to do it, but I did it and received positive feedback. My favorite part was interacting with the audience. Reply cleverlychanging October 23, 2017 I’ve always heard about Brandi’s community but didn’t know it’s name. I love that there are so many women willing to support each other. Reply Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady) October 22, 2017 I am in so many Facebook groups! But I did join one of these groups on your list…well only one because I am in a few of these already! Reply Maya Claros October 22, 2017 Thanks for sharing! I am in a lot of blogging groups and its always difficult to get real engagement on some of my posts based on the content and the demographics of the group. I will check a few of these out. Reply Sheena Steward October 21, 2017 This was so helpful!! I’ll definitely be looking into these grpups. Reply Danasia Fantastic October 21, 2017 I really like Brown Blog Love and The Courage to Earn groups.I didn’t know about the brown bloggers at conferences one, but I’m going to sign up to join now! Reply Saidah October 20, 2017 Facebook groups have become a great way for digital creatives to stay connected. I’m in so many right now that help me build my brand and allow me to connect with others who have similar goals. Reply Passportsandgrub October 20, 2017 I’m in so many groups that I need to do a purge.. I’m in most of these groups but I do need to purge the ones I’m not active in which is most of them now Reply Candice S. October 20, 2017 I have a LOT of groups I need to get out of. Some I was added to without really knowing and then I have some I’ve been in for so long and just not getting any kind of value out of them. Reply sjones1205 July 25, 2017 Thank you for this post. I can’t wait to join and take part in the communities that you suggested. Reply Candice S. July 25, 2017 You’re welcome. I hope you’ll find some that will be a great fit for you. Reply In Veronica's Corner February 24, 2017 Love your post. It’s so hard to find places where you can connect with people of color. Reply Candice S. February 24, 2017 Thank Veronica. I hope you make some great connections! Reply Vany @misscoilyhair January 1, 2017 Thank you so much for sharing this list. I requested to join some of these groups. I have a new blog and I really want to get myself out there this year. Hoping to get good results out of them! Reply Mimi Green November 9, 2016 Thanks for shouting out Brown Blog Love. It is important that we have our own spaces in a busy world. Reply Brandi October 29, 2016 Thank you for including Courage to Earn! The community, YOU, make the group something really special! This post is a wonderful resource. Joining a few of these now. Thank you!!! Reply Joanae October 25, 2016 Lord knows I’m thankful for the groups I’m in!It takes a blogging VILLAGE! 🙂 Reply Candice S. October 26, 2016 Sure does! Reply Jonna October 24, 2016 I’m in a few of these groups, and for the most part they are helpful and productive. Great place to get encouraged and supported! Reply Chante' Burkett October 24, 2016 thanks so much for this Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 Oh you’re welcome! Reply tiffanytravelsblog October 24, 2016 Enjoyed this post, happy to report that I am in some of these groups already and will check out some others i didn’t know about! Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 Glad you enjoyed it Tiffany! Reply Eva October 24, 2016 I’m in a few of these and I really love them. Lots of positivity, support, and feedback. Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 Yup Eva, I agree. I’ve learned a lot from my group mates and found some great blogs through them…like Soca Mom! Reply LaQuisha Hall October 23, 2016 This is an excellent resource! I am glad to be a part of two of these groups but I had no idea many of the others existed. Thanks for sharing! Reply Latoya @ Life and a Budget October 23, 2016 I need to check out more of these groups. Things have definitelu worked well with the few Im currently a part of. Reply Tanya Barnett (@RealWifeCoach) October 23, 2016 You listed my favorites! I love how you share this info. We have to support one another. Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 We really do Tanya! Glad I got your favorites in there 🙂 I’m going to do some more roundups of resources too because I’ve found some great online and offline groups and organizations outside of Facebook. Reply Carlana Charles October 23, 2016 Thank you for sharing. I’ll be checking out all these blogs in the coming days to see which are a good fit for me. I’ll also be sharing these communities at my upcoming blog workshop. Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 Oh that would be awesome! Let me know if you’d like a nice print out to share at your workshop and I can whip that up for ya! Reply staciesayzso October 23, 2016 So glad you put this list together! BLM is one of my favorites but I definitely need to check out the others. Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 BLM was the very first one I joined a few years ago. I still love it, we have some great conversations in that group and it’s always entertaining lol. I’ve also gained some great connections and resources in there over the years. Reply Sheri October 23, 2016 This is a nice list and I am glad to see a post like this. Sometimes we need information that is specific to us and cannot find that in some other groups although they are also great groups, so this is great info to have. Reply Candice S. October 24, 2016 So true. BLM is one of those groups where it is specific to us and we have a lot of great conversations about social and professional issues that affect our communities. A few of these groups are strictly professional and fully inclusive so you may not find those types of conversations in those particular groups but the knowledge and info is golden. Reply Adeola Naomi October 22, 2016 Thank you so much for this list, I am already a member of some of these groups. Can’t wait to check the rest out! http://www.distinguisheddiva.com/ Reply Michelle D. Garrett October 21, 2016 Thank you so much for including Courage to Earn on this list! We’re an amazing community thanks to members like you! Reply A. Blake October 21, 2016 I need to check them out, however, I have difficulty finding bloggers of color over the age of 50 – any suggestions? Reply kemkem October 21, 2016 This is a fantastic list. I only know of one of them, Brown Blog Love and l really like it. I will check all these out for all the reasons you mentioned. Pocketing this 🙂 Reply Candice S. October 21, 2016 So good to hear. I hope you’re able to get into some other great groups like BBL and really expand your reach. Reply Antoinette October 21, 2016 Black Bloggers United and Brown Blog Love have both played a major part in the growth of my audience. I will definitely look into the others that you have posted. Great info! Reply Candice S. October 21, 2016 Thank You! Yes, those are 2 of my fav’s. Earlier in the year some Nashville influencers had the opportunity to meet up with Bryanda Law of BBU for an impromptu meetup. It was so cool getting to know her over some burgers. That’s one of the reasons why I love blog groups. It makes it possible to make some great connections. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.