When I originally started blogging it was almost a forced effort on my part. I had just finished Grad School in one year and the thought of writing anything longer than my name was really like WTH. However I knew that blogging would have to play a huge role in my marketing strategy. As I started writing, I soon realized that not only was this a part of my strategy but, I really LOVED blogging.
I got started with Blogger, then ventured to Posterous and then grabbed a Tumblr. So I’ve pretty much had a trial run on every popular blogging platform. A few months ago Posterous, which was my primary blogging format after trying the others, jumped the shark. Ok, maybe Posterous did not jump the shark but they no longer fulfilled my blogging needs due to a format change. So with the encouragement from my friend Tami at AriesGDIM, I moved everything to WordPress. Since I was a bit of a WordPress basher initially, this was a big move for me and I am so happy that I made the move. I have been very happy with my transition to WordPress and I am using WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
Well, now here I am happy to blogging, excited about my new format but I lost most of my followers due to the transition from Posterous to WordPress. What to do, what to do? Well along comes Michael Q Todd with an invite to Triberr. What the heck is a Triberr, was my immediate thought. I did a bit of investigating, then jumped right in because it was exactly what I needed for my new WordPress blogs.
I had an opportunity to join a few other Tribes on Triberr but some of those did not work out so well. One of the most important things about going with a tribe is to make sure the content is a good fit for your marketing strategy and Twitter followers.
So, what is Triberr you ask? Triberr is quite simply Blog Juice because the platform allows you to get an amazing amount of blog traffic due to joining a Tribe of bloggers that share your content with their Twitter followers. You also share their blog content with your Twitter followers. This can be an amazing boost for your blog, as well as allowing you to connect with amazing bloggers. Ultimately it can really be a win – win for everyone in a Tribe if the right content is flowing through the Tribe.
I am a member of two wonderful Tribes, I love the content that flows through the Tribes and I am happy with the traffic that my blog has received.
A few things that you should consider when selecting a Tribe is:
- Make sure the content that you share is similar to your content
- Make sure the content is complementary to your style
- Make sure the content would be of interest to your Twitter followers
Also if you join a Tribe and the content is not to your satisfaction, you can always leave that Tribe. It’s NOT The Fugitive, you will NOT blow up. Just write the person that invited you a short note explaining why you left and then bounce. 🙂
In a parting note, remember that once you join Triberr you can create a Tribe of your own, to extend your Blog Juice even farther. Happy Blogging!