Since there’s been an influx of new bloggers (who we don’t know) to our group lately who may miss the general rules for posting in our group description, we’ve created this page link for you to review.
Our group is geared towards members. All members are free to share their recipes. It’s not just a private club for bloggers. We believe this is the key to this group’s success. All our members, the admins included, are home cooks first. What’s acceptable (or not) in other groups is up to that group’s admins and what’s OK there may not be OK here and vice versa.
So-called “dumping and running” is frowned upon here. There have been times members have commented with questions about a recipe only to be ignored by the blogger who originally posted the recipe. If we are not FB friends, we cannot tag you. Please check your notifications for comments on your posts. Most times they won’t be questions, but sometimes they are.
We may not know you–give us a chance to get to know you by commenting on some posts and getting involved other than just leaving your posts. Even merely saying “Thank you,” to someone who compliments your recipe builds a relationship, and in this business, building relationships is everything.
Please don’t advertise your page or group. This includes tagging your page in a post. If you share from your own FB page, this is unnecessary. Too many hash tags make a post spammy. Limit yourself to 1 or 2 if you use them–we are not talking about your original post–just the text you can do on the re-share from your page. Don’t drop posts that are only a link to your FB page or group. We won’t publish them and it’s a good way to get yourself banned. Don’t do it in comments either (with or without preview). There are a handful of bloggers we banned from the group and we won’t post re-shares from these bloggers. So if you shared another’s post and it doesn’t get published, this is probably the reason.
Try to stay on-topic. Once we get to know you, we will post a general recipe here and there, especially recipes that can be adapted to slow cooking (make sure to say so!). And please, don’t flood the group; we find this obnoxious and selfish.
Have you liked our FB pages? Here’s a link to them. We will like back if we don’t already, but let us know by commenting on your own post that you have.
Collectively, the admins have a reach of approximately 3-4M people between our groups and pages. There’s great engagement in the group alone, but if we share a post out, it gets noticed more. Like something you see on the group? Share it in your circles.
So in conclusion, if you dump posts and run, never participate, don’t “like” our FB pages, etc., the likelihood of your posts getting published is dim. The blogging community is all about supporting each other. If you make no effort to support any of us, why should we support you?