I'm a Groupie.. You're a Groupie.. BUT How Do We Find the Other Groupies?
Did you know that there are 7538 Groups on ActiveRain? I've never really paid too much attention to the actual number but I knew there were a lot. And if you're just beginning to blog on AR (otherwise known as a Newbie) or have been blogging for a while, you know that posting to Groups is one way to have your post seen and hopefully read by others.
But besides that... joining a Group and reading and commenting on the posts of others there helps you go from "Lurker" to ActiveRain participant.... it helps you become a part of the community and establish relationships, virtual or real, that makes ActiveRain the dynamic community that it is.
But how do you find all of the Groups out there? And, what do you do when you find them? There are a handful that seem to have the most activity.... groups that are topic specific... or location or region specific.... groups with funny names.... techie groups... foodie groups...
You may be aware of this already but here are some ways to find the different Groups here on ActiveRain.
If you click on "Groups" in the top toolbar of ActiveRain, you will first come to a page with the Groups You're in on the Left and the Most Active Groups on the right. Click on LIST GROUPS.
This takes you to the page where all the Groups are listed. You can then search by:
# of Subscribers
Another way to learn of new Groups.... when you read a post, scroll down and look at their 5 Groups.
Two other tips:
1. Be sure to read each Group's Guidelines for posting.
2. If you like a Group... be sure to post to it and encourage others to post there as well to keep it Active.
So... Come on.... Become a Groupie!