So you’ve taken my advice and joined a Facebook group, especially after having read my 6 Facebook Groups To Help Grow Your Blog & Social Media post, and now you’re wondering how the heck to handle all of this. Well, I’ll go ahead and let you in on some of the etiquettes that I have come to realize over the past few months of using Facebook groups.
- Be kind. You’d think that this would go without saying but I cannot even begin to count how many times I’ve had other people be so rude to me. If you partake in any of the link drop threads or follow threads, a lot of people will get really nasty if you don’t finish within the time frame that is listed. A lot of them will give you 24 hours or even a few days. Understand that each user is a person, and each person has feelings of its own. Don’t forget that.
- Don’t participate in link threads or follow threads if you cannot complete it. This does not count if you have an emergency or something that you did not plan come up. I’m talking about the ones who know that they will be too busy to complete the threads but still do it. I will say that most of the Facebook groups I listed have really good admins, so they catch those people. Doing this once, it’s one thing but it does start to get excessive you continue to do it. The point of these groups is to do your part, it’s not fair to anyone else if you don’t do your part.
- Respect the rules. For example, I use Disqus for my comment section, so I do not have guest comments available. Now that is something I personally don’t mind taking away because it helps thread out spam but some groups that offer blog post comment sections will have it in the rules that you must have a way to guest post comments. Usually, for every thread, there are different rules, and for every group. Read the rules and try your best to follow them. It’s okay to slip up once or twice, or if something changes but it is still your responsibility to know them.
- Respond to people who comment on your comment/post. One thing that really does get annoying is when there is a comment posted to the thread and someone has a question about the link but the original poster never responds to them. Responding to other will not only show respect but also that you are willing to work with other and it will help to build a good image for yourself.
Do you participate in Facebook groups?
Love, Megan Anne
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