Triberr is my newest challenge. Family and friends know I don’t understand anything on the computer. This is one of my flaws. Another one is to say yes before I think it through. So Triberr and I were united when another author asked for new tribe members.
First let me state I am happy with Triberr. It has opened a whole world of interesting people who like to read away from the usual author loops and writing industry-oriented sites. I do thank all the places that provide reviews, but this is a whole new world.
I expected to blog three times a week, a New Year’s resolution. My fellow tribesmen (women?) would Tweet about said blogs. In response I would Tweet their blogs.
Triberr is a work in progress. It is growing and changing as I type. In good ways, I think.
I’m not going to give you a blow by blow about joining Triberr. It can be complicated as a few of the people who joined my little tribe can attest, especially when Chief Barbara is also learning the ropes.
Okay, I can’t resist.
The first step is to join twitter. Then the tribe chief exchanges follows with you. The chief sends an invite.
Does this sound like a bunch of men set it up? Giggle.
You follow the instructions to add the rss feed to your blog.
There you go- posts go up on your tribal stream. Back to Tweet, etc.
The other side of this is the encouragement to have a FaceBook page to send likes to. Also a Google+ page for more likes. The simple and fast buttons let you post to Twitter, like on FaceBook, like on Google+, recommend on StumbleUpon and LinkedIn.
I joined StumbleUpon. I hadn’t heard of this really active blog site search engine. You recommend a post to the site and it is added to the day’s search. Hopefully your tribe mates add yours. A couple bring you up the list.
I rejoined LinkedIn. I hadn’t seen the point to a group I never intended to visit, but this got me there. I found a large community of writers, aspiring writers, editors, etc. When I friend one, I also got to connect with all their friends, a very wide spreading web of connections to have at your fingertips.
I bet I left a lot of information out.
I can tell you my followers on Twitter have jumped. Visitors to my blog have increased in numbers. I don’t know yet if it has affected my sales, but I’m working on building name recognition for my next book so that may be a very nice side benefit.
I can’t tell you how much time I spend on Triberr. On weekends more tribesmen publish blogs so its longer. Less than an hour I would guess, a lot less.
Have you tried Triberr? Do you want to?
Read my excerpt below.
Visit me at my Website: http://barbaraedwards.net
Ancient Blood http://on.fb.me/naHRY5
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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/barbaraedwards
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About Ancient Blood
Lily Alban escapes a murderous stalker, but his vicious attack leaves her with the ability to see auras. She finds safety in the tiny hamlet of Rhodes End where a stranger stands out like a red light. Try as she might to deny her growing desire for Cole, she seeks his help but soon discovers the man she loves is not a man at all.
Werewolf Cole Benedict resists his attraction to Lily. A botanist researching the healing herbs to find a cure for Lycanthropy, he’s determined to protect Lily from her stalker as well as himself even in human form, but instinct takes over when he changes to his inner beast.
Together they must use their extraordinary gifts to catch Lily’s stalker before he attacks again, but revealing their secrets to one another could destroy their growing love or save them both.
Lily sighed. “Since this happened,” she ran a finger along the scar on her nape. “I’ve seen lights, haloes, auras, whatever they’re called. They reflect whatever emotions the person is feeling. My doctors said I was crazy and I had to lie to them, convince them it had been temporary. Only the effect never faded. Since I’ve moved to Rhodes End it intensified.”
She closed her mouth tightly as his golden eyes narrowed. “And?”
Irritated by his quiet response, she pushed her hair out of her face. “I can read yours. Sometimes. Mostly when you’re a wolf.”
“What does it look like?” He looked interested as one of his dark brows quirked upward.
“A spinning kaleidoscope, so beautiful it takes my breath away,” she whispered.
He pulled to the side of the road, leaned across the seat, and cupped her chin in one hand. “You do love me.”
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10 thoughts on “Trying Triberr”
I’m failing to see the point of Triberr, to be honest. People Tweet my blog posts and yes, I’ve seen an increase of traffic to my blog, but I haven’t gained any more followers on either Twitter or Blogger, and no more comments on my blog than I usually get.
So as far as I see it, Triberr just spams the timeline. I’m finding it increasingly hard to catch actual conversations because my “mentions” page is full of Triberr retweets. There is nothing social about it whatsoever.
Interesting viewpoint. Thanks for the opinion.
My experience on Triberr has been similar. I’ve definitely had more traffic at my blog, and I’ve picked up some new blog followers. I have two mysteries releasing in March, so we’ll see if that makes a bump in sales for those titles. I didn’t try the StumbledUpon thing, though I am hooked up on LInkedIn. For me, Triberr takes less than five minutes daily. That’s a win-win in my book.
I think the effort to learn this new skill is worthwhile. I know I’m reading more blogs as I see them get posted. Interesting experience.
Interesting, Barbara! Thanks for the information. I haven’t set up a blog but will soon. You’ve given me even more to consider.
Good luck with the new blog.
Oh, gosh, Barb…it sounds WAAAYYYY to complicated! I haven’t even figured out Twitter yet, yes, I have a Twitter account, but don’t understand the lingo, etc.
Best of luck!
I remember when all that stuff was not in my skill set, then I realized I HAD to learn to do promo for my books. It wasn’t fast or easy, but its worth the effort.
Barbara, for me Triberr had the opposite effect. After twitting every blog on a friend’s tribe for a few days my followers on Twitter dropped by ten. Yes, I received a lot of hit on my blog, but the followers on the blog did not increase, and my sales did not increase. But I will go back and giveit another try.
Its a love/hate thing. I like blogging, and I like the way tribesmen help. Love to have you in my tribe.