Our FREE Facebook group is for bloggers to connect, share insight and advice, get answers to questions, boost blog traffic through daily promo threads, and learn the ropes of online business.

To keep this community safe, positive, and productive, we have a few simple rules to follow. At the discretion of our admin, rule breakers can and will be removed from the group without warning. We definitely don’t want that to happen (because this group is pretty awesome, and we want you in it)!

So, please take a quick minute to get familiar with our rules.

1. NO LINKS ON THE MAIN WALL

Group members are not allowed to share links on the main wall for any reason. We have plenty of opportunities to share what you’re working on through our daily promo threads, seven days a week.

You can ALWAYS share helpful tips, share your wins, share inspirational quotes, ask for help, offer help to others, give advice to fellow bloggers, tell us a funny story, share positive experiences, network with fellow bloggers, share a lesson you learned, ask for feedback, etc.

When asking for feedback on your blog/website/business/product, please start your post with the word #feedback and then share the link IN THE COMMENT SECTION. This makes it easier for our admin to monitor posts.

2. NO SHARING DIRECT AFFILIATE LINKS

Group members are not allowed to share direct affiliate links in this group for any reason. Do not try to be sneaky by using a hidden link, like Bitly or Pretty Links. And do not offer to PM your affiliate link to other members. These tactics will get you removed from the group without warning.

This rule does not apply to helpful blog posts that contain affiliate links (those are fine). This rule only applies to direct affiliate links.

*** Exception: if you are an affiliate for my course, you are welcome to share your affiliate link if/when it is helpful to others. 

3. NO SHARING “HOW TO START A BLOG” POSTS

Group members are not allowed to share posts that teach others “how to start a blog.” Our group owner is focused on helping new bloggers start and grow their blogs, and therefore, we have plenty of tools and resources to cover this particular topic.

If someone asks about starting a blog, please direct them to our pinned post under the Announcements tab in the group. If someone asks about another aspect of blogging or online business, feel free to share your helpful resources!

4. NO SELF-PROMOTION OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED THREADS

This group is for community, support, and education. It is not for self-promotion. Please do not poach for clients and customers in this group. Do not bait members with success stories and then ask them to “PM you for more info”. Do not send PMs to people without permission. This behavior takes away from the quality of this community and it will not be tolerated here.

This includes self-promotion in comment replies, unless it is requested by the original poster. 

As an example, if the original poster specifically asks for someone to help them design a logo, you are welcome to offer your services. If they ask for a coach, or a virtual assistant, feel free to offer your services! But please do not promote your business or services unless it is specifically requested.

Self-promotion includes but is not limited to: offering freebies with the purpose of collecting email addresses; inviting people to check out your group, page, or website; going “live” for any reason; inviting people to join your affiliate programs or challenges; offering paid/barter blogging opportunities to other members, posting graphics that include your website URL, etc.

DO NOT share your Facebook group on the main wall or in comment replies. This is just another form of self promotion and will be deleted.

Keep in mind, we do have a WEEKEND WILDCARD thread where self-promotion is allowed, so please save your offers and promotions for that.

5. NO SPAM, HATRED, BULLYING, OR DISCRIMINATION

This one is self-explanatory. BE KIND. Do not be negative, disrespectful, or insensitive to anyone in this group. We have 11,000+ members here and everyone is at a different place in their life and their blogging journey. Please be kind and respectful of your colleagues here.

Any spammy, hateful, insensitive, negative comments or posts will be deleted without warning.

6. PLEASE DO NOT TAG OR PRIVATE MESSAGE ADMIN OR MODERATORS

Admin will be present here in the group to support you, answer questions, and help whenever we can. But please do not send PMs to admin or moderators. More than likely, they will get filtered out and we won’t see them anyway.

Also, when you tag an admin in your post, other group members might be reluctant to jump in and share their thoughts, tips, or experiences. So, please do not tag admin or moderators in your posts that you leave on the wall. We will provide feedback if/when we can.

You can always tag admin IN THE COMMENT SECTION if you notice someone breaking group rules or if you’re recommending that someone reach out to us for blogging help. 

If you have a serious or private concern, please send an email to the group owner at cate@sweetandsimplelife.com

7. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DAILY SHARE THREAD RULES (IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE)

Our daily share threads are 100% optional and there is no requirement to participate. However, if you do choose to participate, please follow the simple rules for those daily share threads. The rules are meant to help all participants get some engagement on their blog and social media.

Here is our weekly promo schedule:

Monday: INSTAGRAM

Tuesday: TWITTER

Wednesday: BLOG POSTS

Thursday: PINTEREST

Friday: FACEBOOK

Saturday: WILDCARD

Sunday: COLLABORATE

If you post in our daily promo threads, you are expected to support and engage with the person who posted above you, as well as 2-4 other additional bloggers. Please do your part to support your fellow bloggers.

You ARE NOT required to follow anyone that does not interest you and you ARE NOT required to “like back” or “follow back” anyone that likes/follows you. You are only required to engage with the content of other bloggers in some helpful way (a like, a share, a re-pin, a comment, follow etc).

SIDE NOTES:

If your post was deleted, it went against our group rules. Please re-read the group rules to make sure you understand them and then repost without links or self-promotion.

We want this group to be a positive, supportive, educational place for all bloggers. So, please be kind and constructive at all times.

These rules are subject to change at any time, and it’s your responsibility to check back on occasion to make sure you’re caught up. If you don’t like the rules, you have the right to leave the group at any time

With those things in mind, let’s make this group a positive and productive place to grow your blog and make money online!

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