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.
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.
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?
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.
- 10 Ways to Get More Traffic, Attention and Higher Rankings Through Social Sharing (quicksprout.com)
- Four reasons why I finally like Triberr (businessesgrow.com)
- Why I Nominated Triberr on Mashable (Even Though I Don’t Use Triberr) (converstations.com)
- Social Media Friends: 50 Tips to Rock Social Love & Advocacy (pammarketingnut.com)
- Blog Traffic, Think Tribe ..Go #Triberr (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- Why Join Triberr? (bethtrissel.wordpress.com)
- #Triberr: 8 Steps To Being A Great Tribe Mate (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- Blogging for Profit News: Triberr, Business2Blogger and SocialSpark (theworkathomewife.com)