As I mentioned last week, I have tons of goals for the new year, and one of my blog goals was to create a blog group, and I'm pumped to say that it's officially live!
Way back in November, I asked my blog friend, Nina, if she would be willing to help out with creating a blog group. I knew I couldn't do it alone, and Nina and I vibe on so many things (interracial relationships, Harry Potter, etc. etc.) that I knew she would be the perfect person to work with. We had previously been in a blog group together way back when, and then the person running the group just kind of shut it down without telling anyone, and I was sad because a lot of my favorite bloggers were in the group, and I hadn't followed them properly (sorry, I suck). Thus, The Blogging Elite was born.
What can you find in The Blogging Elite?
I'm part of a few blog communities, and they each have their own problems, but they also have elements that I love! I took the elements that I love, and mashed them together to make this awesome group, plus added a few features that Nina and I brainstormed on over the past two months. Here are a few things you'll find in The Blogging Elite:
// Daily engagement threads
In most of the blog groups I'm in, there is a place for you to share your latest blog post. Simple, easy, and duh, we want that, but what about everything else? What about Facebook and Twitter? We want all of the things we're putting out there to get some love, not just our blog posts. In The Blogging Elite, you'll find daily threads for engagement on blog posts, Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram posts, and pins.
// Daily follow threads
I want The Blogging Elite to be a place of discovery. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned blogger, there's tons of blogs and bloggers to connect with and so many different ways to do so. That's why, every day, we'll bring you a follow thread where you'll be able to share your social media pages and discover other elite bloggers like yourself.
// Monthly themed giveaways
Giveaways are a great way to gain exposure for your blog and give something back to your readers. Every month, Nina and I will host a themed giveaway, and only members of The Blogging Elite will get to co-host with us.
// Weekly prompts
Do you want to learn how to monetize your blog? Do you want to find someone who's a crazy dog lady like you? Do you want to know what shows to watch next on Netflix? Each week, we will ask members of The Blogging Elite a question where they can share information and meet like-minded people. We want to get the conversation going and help our members learn more about each other, discover new blogs, and make friends.
// Birthday and blogiversary recognition
Birthdays and blogiversaries are two very vital dates on every blogger's calendar. In The Blogging Elite, you can share your birthday and blogiversary, and we will celebrate the momentous occasion with you. Organizing a giveaway? The Blogging Elite is the perfect avenue for you to find co-hosts!
// A collaborative Pinterest board
Pinterest is pretty vital when it comes to blogging, which is why we wanted to make it an important part of The Blogging Elite. Become a member of our collaborative Pinterest board, and you can discover new content as well as share content of your own!
// A sense of community
The blogging world can be a lonely place when you're just starting out. We want to help bloggers meet new people, make new friends, and grow their blogs. We want The Blogging Elite to be your safe haven to speak your mind and just be you!