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)
That Pitch Life (All about pitching and brand opportunities)
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)
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.)
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?
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.
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.
I love Brown Blog Love and had no idea about many of the others. Great resource! Thanks.
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.
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.
Facebook Groups are a great resource. I’ve found helpful tips and advice in several groups. Thanks for sharing this list.
Thank you for sharing these. I had never heard of most of these groups! I have some work to do today.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This was so helpful!! I’ll definitely be looking into these grpups.
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!
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.
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
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.
Thank you for this post. I can’t wait to join and take part in the communities that you suggested.
You’re welcome. I hope you’ll find some that will be a great fit for you.
Love your post. It’s so hard to find places where you can connect with people of color.
Thank Veronica. I hope you make some great connections!
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!
Thanks for shouting out Brown Blog Love. It is important that we have our own spaces in a busy world.
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!!!
Lord knows I’m thankful for the groups I’m in!It takes a blogging VILLAGE! 🙂
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!
thanks so much for this
Oh you’re welcome!
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!
Glad you enjoyed it Tiffany!
I’m in a few of these and I really love them. Lots of positivity, support, and feedback.
Yup Eva, I agree. I’ve learned a lot from my group mates and found some great blogs through them…like Soca Mom!
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!
I need to check out more of these groups. Things have definitelu worked well with the few Im currently a part of.
You listed my favorites! I love how you share this info. We have to support one another.
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.
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.
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!
So glad you put this list together! BLM is one of my favorites but I definitely need to check out the others.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you so much for including Courage to Earn on this list! We’re an amazing community thanks to members like you!
I need to check them out, however, I have difficulty finding bloggers of color over the age of 50 – any suggestions?
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 🙂
So good to hear. I hope you’re able to get into some other great groups like BBL and really expand your reach.
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!
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.