If you are like me, you often find yourself in a Facebook group and wonder why you are there. Well, take a glance through the last five threads and analyze the status updates. If you find relevant information there, you need to stay in the group. If you don’t, you will want to ask yourself, “Why am I in this group?” If you get to that point, it’s time to remove yourself from the group. But it’s not all bad- here are some reasons Facebook groups work and why you should connect with others in them. I’ve never been much of a gamer, so for me, interacting in groups is much more engaging than pushing a button and “farming” on line.
If you are launching into a new career or a new business, Facebook can give you the opportunity to grow your business through social media. The connections you will find in a group of like minded people can really give you a boost. Did you know there are groups for auctioneers? Imagine the ideas auctioneers can bounce off of each other, and the opportunity to help each other out along the way.
Are you navigating through your life with a troubled teen in the house? There are even Facebook groups for parents dealing with those issues. Facebook provides an opportunity for families to support each other and offer assistance in ways that many never dreamed were possible. And again, if you do not find a group that meets your needs, start one! You will surprise yourself at the connections you will make through a Facebook group.
If you are a homeschooling family there are several homeschooling groups on Facebook to support you. Several localized homeschooling families have their own Facebook groups. If you don’t see one for your area, why not start one? Through a homeschooling Facebook group you could help each other out with curriculum, p.e., crafts, and again, the information goes as far as the mind will take you.
Are you a roller coaster enthusiast? There’s even a Facebook group for National Rollercoaster Day. If you don’t see something being discussed in a group and you are interested in the topic, bring it up. Chances are that someone else in the group has the same interest you do.
Facebook groups are just one small place online for you to connect. They are an important place for you when you take the time to indulge in a positive manner. As with anything related to social media, if it’s not informative, fun, and educational- it’s time to move on to a new place online. Connect with people you enjoy, that’s what matters in social media. It’s all about being social and meeting new people!
Relationships matter and it’s no secret that it’s through these relationships you will grow as a business and as a a person. Facebook groups also matter and they can help you move forward in the next phase of your life. I have personally witnessed people in groups find jobs and help each other out in these Facebook groups. It’s a win-win!
So, tell me. What are your favorite Facebook groups and why? Do you ever find yourself involved in too many groups? If so, how do you handle the over load?