Hello GG members, and anyone else who may be visiting! 🙂
I wanted to create a full FAQ page for all the questions I get on a regular basis now regarding #TheGirlGang. If I direct you here on Twitter, or if this seems a little extensive; I promise you it’s only because it’s absolutely necessary at this point now. With so many members, I’ve found that my Twitter/Email/Facebook inbox is FILLED every single day with questions and requests that I simply can’t keep up with any more. In fact I regularly panic about looking so ignorant. Especially as I design full time and have so much work outside of blogging/GG that I do, I just have to make that a priority and sometimes I can’t reply to everyone (though I do try!).
So here we have it. #TheGirlGang full FAQ page, which I will update often. If you notice anything missing which I should address, please DM me on Twitter, or email me. Thank you.
What’s #TheGirlGang all about?
Trying to spread a little joy, making a supportive community where members can help each other with anything, positive thinking and a little bit of magic. I fully believe having a positive network like this can help spread kindness and good things!
How do I join?
You can ‘officially’ join by signing up to the newsletter HERE. You can also use #TheGirlGang hashtag to interact with other members, follow the social media channels, or add the button to your blog. The button below can be used to display on your own blog if you wish! 🙂
Do I have to put the button on my blog?
No, not at all. It’s just a great way to find other members, grow our community, and help others if they aren’t sure what #TheGirlGang is.
Do I have to sign up to the newsletter?
Nope, not at all! However, you will not be added to the members list otherwise, and you will also miss out on exclusive content to the newsletter.
What if I want to update my email address for the newsletter?
That’s fine! Go here, enter your old email and it will ask you if you’d like to update your email address for future newsletters.
Are there any rules?
Nope. Maybe just don’t use the hashtag in a negative way?? But really, no. No rules here.
Can anyone join?
Yes! Absolutely anyone can get involved!
Do I have to be a girl?
No, we have lots of members who do not identify as female 🙂 This is fine!
Do I have to be a blogger?
Nope, we have plenty of non bloggers. It started in a blogging community, and I myself am a blogger; so it’s bound to be mostly filled with bloggers. It’s definitely not a requirement though.
When are the chats?
Mondays at 6pm GMT from the @thegirlganghq account on Twitter. All hosted by myself.
Do I get a confirmation email?
When you sign up, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.
I didn’t get the newsletter, why?
Have you signed up? If so, double check you confirmed your subscription, or try signing up again!
How often is the newsletter sent out?
Near the end of every month 🙂
I signed up AFTER you sent out the last newsletter, can you send it to me now please?
I’m so so so sorry, I can’t! This costs me each time I email it out.
Is there official #TheGirlGang social media?
Twitter – @TheGirlGangHQ
I have a Pinterest board here- https://uk.pinterest.com/dork_face/girlgang/
Instagram – www.instagram.com/thegirlganguk
Book club – https://twitter.com/theggbookclub
How do I find other members?
Browse the hashtag, follow the Instagram account, get involved with weekly chats, join the Facebook group, follow the Twitter account and keep an eye on the newsletters (Will feature lovely members each month!).
Is there merch?
I often make products on my Etsy shop, specifically for #TheGirlGang so be sure to check that out! Remember to use code ‘DORKFACE10’ for 10% off!
Will there be events?
Yes! 2016 seen our first event and it was amazing! Nothing else is planned yet, but I will be organising them 100% myself, so please bear with me. I will do multiple, in various places. With a membership this huge we can’t all be at one event at one time unfortunately (and we have international members!). But I will be organising everything from big events with lots of members, to small local coffee catch ups, days out to the beach and more! Seriously. I promise there will be lots!
Where can we find updates?
Signing up to the newsletter, and following the Twitter account is the absolute best way to keep up to date on all events, chats, giveaways and other fun group activities! You can also follow my Twitter @dorkfaceblog as I’m sure I won’t shut up about it all.
Who helps you run #TheGirlGang ?
#TheGirlGang is created, owned and run by myself (it’s not as if I own the idea of girl gangs, that would be absurd! I just mean this particular group/account/etc). I have a little helper sometimes – Sophie (find her blog and social links here). You can find Sophie helping on the Twitter account a lot, with RT’s, mentions, news.
Do you need any help?
I’d love if other members replied to anyone they see enquiring about #TheGirlGang ! Or directed them to any links they need, etc. That would be wonderful! As for everything else, I’m okay thank you. This gang is my pride and joy at the moment and I want to keep it close to my heart. When I need help/contributors of any sort though, I’ll put it on Twitter asking!
Am I allowed to make a GG ____ or _____ ? (Insert project of choice)..
Umm… this one is kind of tricky. I hate saying no… but also.. I just can’t say yes to this. If it’s something I am associated with and using #TheGirlGang hashtag or the gang itself in some way.. I’d much prefer people to message my privately about it. There are some examples, like when someone made GG merch, with my artwork on, and put it up for sale, AND asked me to promote it. That one almost made me cry to be honest. I’m putting in so much hard work every single day and not asking for anything, apart from people to just not steal my ideas/artwork to make money. I’d argue that it’s taking money away from the creator, but I’m not even making money myself. So please, please, please… ask before you make/create any projects specifically for this group?
Does #TheGirlGang mean always having to be nice?
No! I myself am not always 100% nice. There are people I don’t like, things I moan about, times I’m not a happy chappy – it’s human! The Girl Gang is simply a reminder to try be kind, and nicer whenever we can. It’s not a rule. I just hope this simple reminder can make a difference.
Will there be a GG blog?
No. One day I will have a full website set up just for all #TheGirlGang info, downloads, details, shop, etc. But no, there will not be a blog. THIS blog is my home, and I regularly promote members with their own blogs every single day on Twitter, and in the newsletter anyway. We don’t need another place for our blog posts. Plus, as a full time designer, who does social media work on the side, runs my own blog, AND trying to run #TheGirlGang – I just honestly couldn’t keep up with another blog. But by all means write about anything TGG related, and tag me and I’ll RT it for you 🙂
Are you making any money off #TheGirlGang?
NOPE. When people sponsor the girl gang in monthly newsletters, it is just to cover the cost of sending it out to all the subscribers.
Is there an award?
The winner will always be someone who has made a positive impact within the community, and always tries to encourage and spread joy.
Oh my. That was a lot. Still got questions? (Really???) Okay email me then.
I love you all.