Understanding Tribes on Triberr #MondayBlogs

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.

Triberr stream screenshot

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?Mae Clair Profile on Triberr with background image of ocean at night

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.

Profile page of All Things Odd tribe on Triberr

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!

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51 thoughts on “Understanding Tribes on Triberr #MondayBlogs

  1. Wow! We played all day on Monday for our anniversary and I missed this post. Glad I found it today. It’s awesome! I’ve never tried Triberr. Do cozy mysteries count as All Things Odd? Or do you need a paranormal element? I’m going to check out Triberr this weekend. I’m a fan of Twitter, so this sounds like something I’d like. Thanks for the prod! You’re really generous with your information. I’m going to post this on my author Facebook page, too. I’m definitely not a computer/marketing guru, but my friends are even worse. Maybe this will inspire them!

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    • You had such a great day for an anniversary with the eclipse 🙂

      And yes, cozy mysteries count! I would love to have you in the tribe. Since writing this post I’ve even developed a set of instructions with screen shots on how to connect your blog once you’re a tribe member. Give me a shout when you’re Triberr and I can send you everything. If you “follow” ALL THINGS ODD, I can easily promote you to member.

      And thanks for sharing on FB. I’m happy to spread the word and help others!

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  3. Great post, Mae! I never really knew what Triberr was, though I think I’d heard of it in passing somewhere along the way. Sounds like something to check into. You’ve got some great information on it. I’m going to have to pop over there. Makes me wonder if I should get on the bandwagon with Pintrest and Instagram too. Decisions, decisions!

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    • I know. There are so many options out there. I’m on Pinterest (though I have updated it in ages) and just started on Instagram over the summer. It’s hard to keep up with them all, but I concentrate on the ones I like the best. Twitter is one of those and Triberr works great with Twitter which is why I love it!

      Glad you found the post helpful!

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  4. I love Triberr! Like you, it’s helped me to expand my Twitter reach by leaps and bounds. It has a couple of new features such as the ability to set tribe posts to various social media outlets like Facebook and Linkedin, but I mainly use it for Twitter. You can set your sharing frequency to different times from 15 minutes up to 24 hours apart. I also like that you can set the posts of people you know to automatically share so that you don’t need to hit the add to queue button for them every day.
    It’s a great forum for seeing the blogs that are out there. I’ve read some interesting pieces I would have otherwise missed 🙂

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  5. Mae, I love this post. I didn’t realize so many people didn’t know or use Triberr. And Triberr is wonderful. I’ve been using it for years. My current reach is 5 million+. But even more than the ease of sharing and the exponential reach, I appreciate the contacts I’ve made. If you get in the right tribes, you’ll find it not only good for sharing, but good for networking, too. I’ve met a lot of wonderful and supportive authors in the different tribes I’m in.

    Remember, though. You may need to request an upgrade from follower to member. Chiefs don’t always do it automatically, and becoming a member is the only way your posts will be added to a stream. (You will typically be a follower first, without the option to have your posts shared. Most chiefs want to know you’re a team player before they open their tribes to your posts. It’s nothing personal; it’s just policy. And if a tribe is full, they won’t be able to add you as a member regardless, so choose your tribes carefully.)

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    • Thanks for the additional info, Staci. Those are all excellent points about Triberr. Last week, I squeaked into a new tribe by following and leaving a message for the chief. I just made it in before it was full.Since then a number of other followers have appeared. it was my first time requesting membership that way so another new Triberr experience for me.

      I too have made some great contacts through Triberr networking. It really is an excellent social platform with amazing reach. Yours reach is a great example of that!

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