Hello, SEers! Mae here with today’s #MondayBlog topic. Many of you may already be familiar with the social media platform, Triberr, but I’m finding quite a few online friends who aren’t. Now, before you roll your eyes and start moaning about something else to learn, Triberr takes very little babysitting, and when used properly, allows its members to reap plentiful rewards.
If you look up “tribe” in the dictionary, you’ll find a definition similar to this:
“A group of people or a community with similar values or interests.”
There are other definitions, but this one suits the purpose of my post.
Triberr is a free platform where bloggers who share a similar interest band together to form tribes based on those interests. There are two paid levels of membership, but I’ve found the free level more than adequate.
Each tribe has a chief who is able to invite others to join the tribe. They, in turn, become members which helps the tribe grow in reach. I’m going to use Twitter as an example.
My Twitter following (as I write this post) is 6,905. Any Tweet I make (including sharing my blog posts) has the potential of being seen by 6,905 people. What happens to it after that depends on how viral it becomes.
Now let’s jump to Triberr.
Members set up a profile and connect their blog. After that, any post they make is fed into a stream where all members of the tribe can access it and Tweet it to their followers. They can also share posts to Facebook, Google+, etc., with the click of a button. Triberr feeds any posts they queue to send automatically on a time schedule. This also keeps your Twitter feed active even when you’re away. Here’s a screen shot of two posts from a stream.
See the red ADD TO QUEUE button? All you need to do is click that button to share a post. Triberr takes care of the rest, sending it to the social media platforms you’ve chosen. I rely mostly on Twitter, so in taking a look at my Triberr profile (below) the potential reach of my blog posts has now grown to 753K thanks to the strength of the tribes I belong to. Pretty cool, huh?
Does every tribe member share every post? Of course not, but they do pump out a great deal of them. It’s up to the tribal chief to set the rule about sharing and up to the members to follow that rule.
I’ve been a member of Triberr since 2012 and belong to various tribes. Recently, I decided to create a tribe tailored to my branding and style of writing . Below is the profile page for All Things Odd.
As I write this post, we have 12 members with a reach of 71K. Ideally, I’d like to have a tribe of 30 members. That means over double the current growth. A lot of you know me and know what I write. If you don’t, I like things a bit off the wall, and a little weird. If it involves time travel, aliens, dragons, myth, creepy-spooky things, romance with a paranormal twist, even historical (especially Victorian), I’m there!
If you think you would be interested in joining All Things Odd, shoot me an email at maeclair (at) maeclair (dot) com and let me know you’re interested. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have and send you an invitation to the Tribe.
Yes, you do need to be invited to join a tribe. If you have a Triberr account, you can also elect to follow a tribe, in which case the chief will usually invite you once they see you’re interested.
All Things Odd may not be to your liking but don’t let that discourage you from joining Triberr. Search for a tribe that’s to your liking or create your own and spread the word. Once you create your profile and connect your blog, the only “work” involved is checking in (I normally do that daily) to click the sharing buttons. Everything else is automated. A few minutes and you’re done.
Are you already a member of Triberr? If so, I’d love to hear how it has helped your reach. If not, does it sound like something that would benefit you? Share your thoughts and let’s talk tribes!