The BlogWorld community is growing by leaps and bounds. Every day, more people “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter and “circle” us on Google+. Still, our work isn’t done. We enjoy a big, vibrant and lively community of folks interacting and sharing ideas.
Sometimes when we invite folks to join us on one of our social channels, we’re asked why or what’s in it for our community. It’s one thing to say “join us on Facebook,” but that’s not much enticement. So to cover the “why” part, I’m going to share the top reasons to join our Facebook community.
10. Brag your blog day
Community isn’t us, it’s you. The collective you. We want to know everything about you, who you are, what you do and what you’re about. At the beginning of each month we feature “Brag Your Blog” day when our entire community is allowed to legally spam our Facebook wall. Let’s face it, there are a lot of people producing a lot of content and none of us can possibly know about it all. But on “Brag Your Blog Day,” we can help our community to promote their content to over 6,000 friends. Hopefully by participating you can gain some new community members of your own.
9. Picture Day
We love sharing images from the BlogWorld Flickr account and other channels and picture day is our day of doing so. When we post our images, we tag community members who are in the photos whenever possible. We also invite our Facebook community to share their own images from our events. The perks are in the tags and the shares, a great way to see and be seen.
8. Participating is encouraged and rewarded
Facebook isn’t about us. It’s about you. Our goal is to have pages and pages of questions and comments from the members of our community. Still, we have an active community and enjoy lively conversation every day. We even reward our best comments by calling out our community member of the week, month and year. We won’t lie. One of the reasons for building our online community is to help promote our own stuff and we won’t pretend otherwise. However, we really want to hear from you more. Our community pages are places for you to interact and enjoy each others’ company. The more the merrier.
7. Ask questions
Do you have questions about BlogWorld, content creation, or new media? Our Facebook page is a great place to ask those questions. As the person who is leading your community, I’m monitoring all our social networks every day and if I’m not there, another member of the team is on standby. So please feel encouraged to ask questions about our events, content creation and the latest tools and techniques. If we don’t have the answer, someone in our community is sure to help.
6. You never know who will stop by
The BlogWorld Facebook community features a variety of personality types and you never know who is going to stop by on any given day. Some people are quick with a quip and others master the art of intelligent discussion. Plus, many of the influencers and big names in the New Media space stop by on a regular basis. We have an open door policy and you never know who will stop by.
5. Keep the conversation flowing long after BlogWorld is over
All those important connections and conversations don’t have to end because BlogWorld is over. Keep the good vibe going long after our live events end. Continue to hang out with our speakers, attendees, and team, as well as those who hope to attend a future BlogWorld event. Just because we’re not at a convention center doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying each others’ company.
4. Make connections
Members of the BlogWorld community include content creators, business people, influencers and folks from all walks of life. The connections you make by joining our Facebook page are just as important as the connections one makes in person while attending BlogWorld. There’s no need to be shy, either. Everyone is participating for the same reason – to make connections, build relationships, and have a conversation about the things that matter most.
3. Promote your brand
Though we discourage spamming, we still offer many ways to build a personal or professional brand. In addition to Brag Your Blog and Picture days, we offer opportunities to share Twitter Handles, Google+ circles, Pinterest boards, blog posts and so much more. We know our community has so much to offer and we invite you all to share on a regular basis.
2. BlogWorld news and updates
There has to be something in it for us too, right? Our social networking channels are a terrific opportunity for us to share news and updates about BlogWorld events. If there’s a call for speakers, a special date to announce or something interesting happening for us, we’ll make the announcements here. We’ll also take the time to answer any questions you may have and gather feedback to help keep us on the right track.
1. Learn something
The BlogWorld blog is an important resource for content creation tips and news, and we carry the feed on Facebook. We also share informative posts from other content creators. Also, we invite our community to share tips and ideas on our Facebook page. We know conversation is important and we want to keep you informed of what’s going on with, but it’s important for us all to learn and share what we learn – and that’s the best reason to stop by the BlogWorld Facebook page.
We shared reasons why you should join our Facebook page, now share reasons why we should join yours! Tell us about you, what you do, and what your Facebook page or group is all about. Invite members of our community into your community and let us all know what rewards membership will bring.