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  1. Excellent stuff Tracie!! I recently drastically limited my participation in these threads because I could rarely find anything in my niche and felt forced to share things I didn’t want to. In my opinion, I think Tailwind tribes are far more effective. Do you agree?

    1. Absolutely! If you are in the right Tribe you have the type of content you would share anyhow. I think they are much more effective.

  2. I personally love share threads! You do make great points, but the one thing I enjoy about them is I can use related posts and schedule them into my Facebook page. If I find a post I like, I share it in my private Facebook group or Pinterest as well.

    1. You can find interesting things for sure. But the point is the time you invest in the threads vs. the return on that investment. It is usually not worth it from a business point of view.

  3. This is very helpful, thanks! I am in a few groups that have “share days”, but each person asks for what they’re in need of – e.g. more followers, etc. – so I choose who to respond to based on that; I would be uncomfortable sharing things that aren’t in my niche. I’ve picked up some followers in these threads but most importantly, it’s the other content in those groups that I find most useful – the advice and feedback from other members. Thank you again for some great tips!

  4. Thank you! I have been in many groups that do share threads but I only share things that are in my same niche. I don’t participate in share threads where you are required to share everything. Or if it is something I am legitimately interested in personally I will share it on my personal Pinterest account. And I am also the one in those groups that try to ‘gently’ tell people that I didn’t share ‘because of x,y,z’ (grammatical errors, the post is not formatted correctly (ie wall of text) or no pin image etc. I don’t mind helping others but I think that the blogger needs to be attempting to do things correctly.

    1. Agree with you entirely! There are the right and wrong ways to do things and new bloggers just don’t know about these things.

  5. Let alone Google – collaboration, blog shares to many external links – internal linking for that matter, and all need to be relevant to your blog.

    Google Can wipe your site out from listings, sometimes permanently

  6. This advice really hit home with my own thinking. I was sure I was missing something but I kept wondering how this could be helpful. Me liking, commenting or sharing posts that aren’t relevant seemed silly. For the most part, I thought, how could my own non-invested participation be helpful to someone. In turn, if they are offering me the same is this interaction really that valuable? Most of all, is it worth the time it takes to sift through the mess looking for relevance and credibility? Probably not! Thanks for the great info!

    1. I am glad you learned a bit more about why the share threads aren’t always worth your time. I wish you the best of luck!

  7. I made this mistake with my last blog, in particular, spending far too much time in share groups that had NOTHING to do with my niche. Luckily, with this blog, only a month into blogging I discovered a couple of amazing niche-specific groups and it has been a great experience! You’re right, you really need to be selective about which groups are worth your time.

  8. It is nice to get such an honest look at something beginning bloggers may think is a good place to focus on. Reminds me to evaluate the return on time for any activity relating to the blog and stick with things that get results like creating content and improving SEO with proven tactics. Thanks so much!

    1. You are welcome! You nailed it – it is all about your ROI. The share threads just are not where that happens.

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