What on earth is Triberr?
If you are a blogger and/or spend much time on Twitter, you likely have heard of it.
But, do you really know what it is? What I have found is that most people don’t.
They have a “rough” idea, they “think” it’s ____, however, they see only random strokes of the big picture.
Let me give you two broad brushstrokes and then color in with a few details that make a difference.
If I want to know something, I ask an expert. In this case, I asked Dino Dogan, one of the two co-founders (Dan Cristo is the other) for his definition of Triberr.
The following excerpt describing Triberr came from his winning pitch at the Ultra-Light Startups Pitch Contest last month.
“Triberr is a blogging community that solves the number one problem that bloggers have. We do that by allowing small and medium size bloggers to come together and let them tap into each other’s audiences automagically.”
Blogging friends, what’s our number one problem? Reach. We may write great content, however, if no one reads it . . .
Because tribe members automagically share posts with each other’s audiences, the small or medium size bloggers now can have the reach that before was only available to big websites or big names bloggers.
Rather than go into further details about how it works and why I recommend it, instead I am going to share with you the best Triberr post I have ever read.
It was written by Pam Moore who is a best selling author, speaker and coach . With a Klout score of 79 and almost 60,000 followers, it is safe to say that Pam is not a person who “needs” Triberr. When you read her post, you will understand why those of us who understand Tribber, absolutely love it.
Those were my two broad brushstrokes…
Here are some color details on Triberr:
Dino talks about Triberr being a blogging community. That’s true yet it is so much more. The way I see it, it’s a community with members who blog. You see, many of us have taken our relationships beyond the tweeting of each other’s posts and commenting on blogs.
We engage on other topics on twitter, Facebook and now Google+. Heck, we even use the telephone and talk LIVE. We offer encouragement, give advice and support each other in so many ways. Triberr is meeting new friends as well as helping friends. What they all have in common, is those friends blog.
Triberr is all about Customer Service. Since its inception 6 short months ago, it has been over the top on Customer Service. Since it’s still in beta, it has had its share of glitches.
The way Dino and Dan respond plays a significant part in why it is growing and thriving. To say they are responsive, would be an understatement. They are always courteous and professional. They state the problem and then tell us what they are doing to correct it.
Triberr is constantly updating features and adding new ones per members’ requests. Communication is open and feedback is encouraged. In the back office, they have a tab called Bonfires. Within the tab you can go to specific Bonfires depending on what you want.
To give you an example, here are a few of the Bonfires with their self explanatory names: Technical Bonfires, Triberr News, Looking for Tribemates, Looking for Guestposts and Triberr Basics.
One final bit of color that I appreciate…
Triberr has a feature called “Naked Stats.” For each post that is tweeted, each tribe member has a different link. What Naked Stats tells you is how many clicks there were on the link by that person’s followers.
It is interesting to note that it is not necessarily the people with the highest number of followers who return the most clicks. Rather, it is those people who consistently engage with their followers who return the highest number.
Though I could keep adding color, I believe you get the idea. If you blog and have not checked out Triberr, do yourself and your blog a favor, do so. Read Pam’s post to gain a more thorough understanding of Triberr.
If you are interested in joining Triberr, this is what I recommend. Ideally, you want to be a in tribe with people you “know, like and trust” who also share content similar to your blog’s – social media, travel, parenting or whatever the topic. Once you are invited into a tribe, you can then start three of your own. You will be the chief; you invite the bloggers you want to join you.
Mavis, of course, is a chief so you may well want to check with her if your blog content is similar to hers. Or, you can head on over to Triberr and take a look at the categories. Look at the tribes in that category and see if you know anyone listed.
Triberr Key Takeaway
If expanding your reach, having more people read your blog, making new friends and being part of a vibrant community of caring individuals appeals to you, Triberr may well be for you.
Have you heard of Triberr?
Are you a member of Triberr? If so, what do you like best about it?
Would you like to have more people reading your blog?