The Power of Community: Inside the Blogging Organizers Facebook Group

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I can’t believe it’s been over a decade since the Blogging Organizers Facebook group was created!

What began as a space for professional organizers, productivity consultants, and blogging enthusiasts has organically grown into a vibrant community with over 600 members. Remarkably, 230 of these individuals have been actively engaged since September 1, showing the group's lasting appeal.

Facebook groups weren't all that popular in the beginning, and not a lot was going on. That all changed in 2015, when I took a course that included membership in a dynamic Facebook group. Seeing the effectiveness of daily engagement by the group leader was a turning point for me, and I was inspired to adopt a similar approach with Blogging Organizers.

I started posting seven days a week at first, cutting back to five days a week after about a year. This steered the way for Blogging Organizers to become a thriving online hangout for bloggers in the organizing industry, whether they’re just getting started or 20+ year veterans.

Stacey Agin Murray

I could not have made it to my ten year ‘blogiversary’ without the forum you created for all of us Blogging Organizers and the support it has given me!

Stacey Agin Murray, Organized Artistry, LLC

The Weekly Blog Share stands out as the group’s most popular activity. Each Monday, members are invited to post a link to one of their blog posts which they’d like others to share. Those who blog weekly capitalize on this opportunity to drive traffic to their latest content, while others use it to revive interest in older but evergreen posts.

Some members find this networking activity so beneficial that they this intentionally block time on their schedules for it.

Jana Arevalo

I’ve only been a member of Blogging Organizers for a couple of months, but I’ve gained momentum, inspiration and community, all thanks to you!

Jana Arevalo, The Organized Military Life

On other days, I share a variety of blogging ideas, tips, articles, guest blogging opportunities, or announcements, catering to the diverse needs and interests of the group members.

Further networking takes place through engaging polls, discussions, and the open exchange of questions and resources.

Olive-Wagar

I just binge read the last month of Facebook posts for Blogging Organizers! You share such fabulous information--always something that I desperately need!!!

Olive Wagar, Organized By Olive

In summary, Blogging Organizers like a cozy corner for us to share tips, have great chats, and learn from each other.

Join if you’re seeking a space to network, grow, and find success!

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7 Comments

  1. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on November 9, 2023 at 11:11 am

    What a wonderful, engaging, committed group you’ve grown, Janet! Thank you for all you do to encourage us to write, share, and learn about all things blogging-related. I’m so happy to be part of this community, and I appreciate your effort to keep it going and thriving. I’m deeply grateful.

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on November 9, 2023 at 11:11 am

    I love being a part of this group. I learn a lot, and the members are so supportive. Being involved here also sharpens my skills, and sometimes challenges me to push a bit beyond what I know I would have done on my own.

    Thank you so much for organizing us, cheering us on, supporting us, and most importantly bringing us together, Janet!

  3. Avatar Janet Barclay on November 9, 2023 at 11:45 am

    It’s dedicated members like you, Linda and Seana, that have helped to make this group so strong. I couldn’t have done it without you!

  4. Avatar Janet Schiesl on November 9, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    I love being part of your Facebook group. It has helped me continue to blog and engage in the organizing community.

  5. Avatar Janet Barclay on November 9, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    I’m glad to hear that, Janet! You are another valued member.

  6. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on November 9, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    I blogged weekly from 2007 until 2013, and then was very intermittent in my publishing schedule, but know that when I was active in the Facebook group, I was doing the most writing and getting the most inspiration. Getting back into the weekly groove in the Facebook group has given me so much support and commitment for writing, and especially engaging with the other blogging organizers.

    Janet, thank you for all the MANY things you do to support the organizing and productivity profession.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 13, 2023 at 9:11 am

      I replied to your comment, but it didn’t show up so I typed it in again, and it said it was a duplicate comment. Still not showing up in front end or back so trying again!

      Thank you for sharing your experience and for always being my cheerleader.

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