A few nights ago I was sitting on my phone chatting with a few people on Facebook when a fellow blogger messaged me for some advice. They wanted to know how to go about promoting their content in a Facebook group they were a member of.
Honesty, it’s just as simple as this.
- Become a member of the group. Chat, discuss, learn. Be an active and participating group member if you want people to actually care what you say.
- Read the rules before you post. Some won’t let you post links at all!
- If it’s allowed, drop a link to a related blog post.
You don’t want to be dropping links a lot unless it’s one of the groups where that’s the main focus. Save it for those posts you really find to be above average on the awesome level.
Of course ideally you aren’t just joining groups to post links. You’re joining to network and find people in your niche to discuss important topics with.
But onto the real matter at hand.
He then asked me if I feel bad about self promotion. Here was my answer.
“NO! Never feel bad about promoting your content provided you know your stuff is good and can help people. The only time you should feel bad about promoting stuff you write is if you’re breaking the rules of the platform or your content is garbage.”