Spinning my Web on Wednesday | Triberr-tastic | The Cool Kids Choose it


Well I am back from my blogging break. Was it worth it? Would I recommend taking a break? Yes and yes again. I feel refreshed and ready to dive back into the blogosphere. I also took the time off from blogging to take a moment to decide whether I was going to continue blogging on Dragonfly Scrolls and if I was; what direction did I want to go in. The good news is that I am going to continue with this blog. But I am going to be going in both a promotional and a brand-building direction: I will be interviewing and featuring authors and their new releases. I also want to expand on the marketing aspect of social networking so you will be seeing a lot more posts in that regard. For any and all purely writing-related posts please find me at my writing blog Wrestling the Muse.

But in this blog I am going to focus on new authors and new books with some great authors beings featured over the next couple of weeks. I am also going to be focusing on the business end of social networking. I am no expert in this realm but hopefully I can pull in some experts and they can chat to you. But as I learn new tools and discover new tips I will be sharing them with you.

I am an expert however in sales and marketing a product so I will be doing more posts in that vein. Every life experience and every job you have adds to your knowledge bank. I have been fortunate enough in being based mostly in sales and marketing over the last 10 years and it has definitely given me a helping hand when it comes to how I am going to approach my new writing career. After all, you as a writer and your book are both products after all. So what is the best way you can sell yourself, sell your brand and sell your product? That is what I am going to be focusing on over the next few months. So if you are interested in learning about becoming your own best salesman and marketer – then stick around and follow this blog.

WEDNESDAY on the WEB

But for today I am going to share a little nugget of gold that I found…

It is simply TRIBERR-tastic.

I had heard of this new social networking community called Triberr but had not really paid much attention. Until I got an invite to become a Tribe member of a friend’s tribe. So I signed up and joined. Then I left it for about a week not knowing what to do with this new tool or even whether it was a tool or just a waste of time. Then I looked at it closer again and I thought that I would give it the benefit of the doubt.

Why Triberr?

Triberr calls itself “The Reach Multiplier”. Triberr is simply put the tool for small-middle size blogs. Triberr is a tool that increases the reach of your own blog. This means more blog traffic, more blog comments, more followers and yes more REACH across the web from wherever you are.

Once set up, Triberr is relatively simple to use and pretty much does the work of pulling people to your blog feed without much added effort from your post. (Other than posting good content on your blogs.) But setting up Triberr is a pain if you are a newbie. I was in the process of pulling my hair out wondering how I would figure this out. But I have good news. You do not need a computer degree or even be able to converse in HTML. All you need is some kind social networking whiz to set you on the right path.

I found that social networking whiz. She blogs at just-ask-kim.

Here is her vlog (video blog) post on Triberr101: Getting started with Triberr.

So far I have been using Triberr for a week, in which I posted 3 blog posts on my writing blog.

Have I noticed a difference? 

YES

Before Triberr: Average blog views per day = 30 – 50 depending on whether I had posted a post that day or not.

After Triberr: Blog views over 3 days = 417 total which is an average of  139 posts per day.

Just from Triberr mentions alone = I had 86 visits over 3 days.

Before Triberr: My social reach = Twitter (1473) and Facebook friends & Facebook Page (728)  and WordPress followers (127) = 2328

After Triberr: My social reach = 16,157 (I only have 16 Tribemates.)

So my Reach has increased by just on 694%.

These are actual stats from my blog. 

I have also spent far less time tweeting my own posts which saves me time online to spend doing my writing and editing. So for those of you who feel they just can’t add one more social network to their web, think again. This one will not create more work for you. It will save you time, save you marketing/promoting and increase your blogging reach. For me that is a Win/Win/Win situation. 

I am impressed.
If Triberr can do this for me in just 3 posts than how can I not be a part of it?

How can any blogger ignore it?

I am a converted Triberr member now. 

So the only question I hear from you is: How do I get involved?

Well this is the tricky part, you need to be invited. When you get invited you are IN. 

If this sounds up your alley and you want to increase your blogging reach, feel free to comment under this post in the comments section. You can also include your twitter name and I can tweet out an invite to you if you are interested. 

What are you waiting for?

Next week Wednesday I will be talking a little more about Triberr so watch this space.

Also watch out on Fridays for a new Friday Featured Indie category: this is where I will be featuring some awesome Indie authors and their books. So come back here on Friday.

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19 Comments

  1. Just looking around at what other bloggers have had to say about triberr. Wish I had jumped on it sooner, but have seen the some sorts of results after a week. Now I am looking at how to use that power responsibly!

    • HI Connie…Just sent you an invite now…so check your dm on twitter. Dm me with any questions :) Glad to have you in the tribe.

    • HI Kimberly :) If you follow me on twitter @last_lines then I can send you an invite. Will be happy to have you on board. – Kim

  2. Interesting idea, Kim. I’m having diffculty getting to grips with the idea of blogging, never mind the actuality. My blog is just two months old and I am finally understanding the idea that ‘content is king’, but still find it amazing that people would want to read my meanderings. Then again, I enjoy reading theirs. If you have enough bones, I would like an invite@JDHughes4
    Cheers

    • Hi JD :) I have sent you an invite. Yes in this day and age whether we like it or not social media is a must in building your brand. As much as I would love to lock myself away in a wooden cabin and just write…nowadays our audience – the reader – wants more of us. But Triberr does seem to make things a little easier in that sphere. So – well done on diving in :) You need to be following me though to get the invite properly. I am @last_lines . Let me know if the invite does not come through correctly. – Kim

      • Nothing on Twitter, yet. Could you send again. Cheers.

        I am sick of editing. One’s confidence level is directly related to the number of edits – and I don’t mean up. I used to like my novel. The feeling may return once my characters stop hating me for cutting their lines.

        JD

      • Hi JD …. You needed to be following me on twitter for the invite to work. I have now sent it through to you again.
        I hear you on the editing vein: Editing can be painful. For me I tend to over-edit and someone needs to take the proverbial red pen away from me before I edit the story out of the story :) But the difference between a good writer and a great writer is the willingness to be edited and not be intimidated. Good luck and persevere. Nobody said writing was the easiest job but it is the most fun by a long margin! I would not trade for any other job. :)

    • Hi Jeff :) Awesome to hear. Let me know what your twitter is and I can send you an invite. You need to follow me on twitter for the invite to work properly. My twitter handle is @last_lines . I can send you an invite asap. – Kim

  3. I love the direction you’re heading. This is REALLY cool. Am super excited about Triberr too! Will be watching that video once my boys are asleep – yay :)
    Thanks again for the invite. You’re awesome.

    I really love your ideas for this blog. I think it’s awesome to promote other writers and share marketing strategies.

    You’re the best, Kim!!

    • Thanks Mel! That video is fantastic…She really gets down to the nitty-gritty of everything Triberr. So glad you are on board with Triberr.
      Yes – amazing what a break away from the blogosphere can open up in terms of fresh new directions. I am really passionate about promoting Indie authors of all genres. I also think that marketing and DIY marketing is such a huge part of being an author nowadays not just in the Indie movement and I want to be able to throw my towel in that ring and maybe shed some light on the world of sales and marketing for Indies just starting. I am also excited with the direction that this blog is going to be taking this year. IT is going to be fun.
      xx

  4. I’ve heard a lot of talk about Triberr. I’d be interested in having a closer look at it. If you could send me an invite I’d appreciate it. Thanks. My twitter is @babowers24

    • Hi Bridget :) I just sent you an invite. My twitter handle is @last_lines . Make sure you are following me for the invite to work properly. Let me know if you have any problems with the invite. – Kim

      • I’m following you on twitter, but I don’t see any invite. If maybe you could send it again that would help. Thanks.

      • Hi Bridget, I just resent the invite. You needed to be following me first in order for the invitation to work. It has now be sent. :)

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