When starting out blogging it can be tough. You’re writing every day, with little feedback, no audience and little to guide you on what you’re doing right, or wrong.
For a new blog it can take months, sometimes years to pick up a decent size audience. It requires consistency, and focus to succeed. At the end of a long day it can be very tempting to skip today’s blog post.
Being Part of a Team Makes it Easier
Triberr is a new, free service, that offers bloggers just that opportunity; to work with like-minded people, blogging on related subjects. It’s not just for individuals either, businesses can join in too.
The Importance of the Tribe
Many of the now popular bloggers have a fantastic reach when it comes to the number of people following them on Twitter and Facebook. This is a result of years worth of activity online, building up credibility and authority, but they didn’t do this on their own. It’s no accident that many of these popular Social Media stars are friends. Many connected years ago, when working towards similar goals, trying to find success online.
Mitch Joel’s podcast contained an irregular feature titled Media Hacks. This consisted of Mitch, Chris Brogan, CC Chapman, Hugh McGuire, Julien Smith and Christopher Penn, all fairly well known individuals in the online space, with at least one book each on a related subject. Unfortunately the feature has faltered, due to the participants commitments, and although it never was a purposefully self-promotional platform the guys did work hard to support each other to get to where they are now.
As a team it is much easier to grow and spread the word, using multiple networks to increase reach is much more effective than shouting in an empty room.
Connecting with Like Minded Bloggers
When you sign up for Triberr you can apply to join a Tribe, ideally you find one that has blogs on similar topics, because as part of joining the group you will also agree to help promote others.
Once you have found an appropriate Tribe you request an invitation; on acceptance you hook up your Twitter account and your Blog’s RSS Feed.
Now every time you make a new post on your blog all of your Tribe will Re-Tweet it, at scheduled intervals. Of course, when someone else from your Tribe posts it will also go out on your Twitter stream, which demonstrates why you should join like minded Tribes.
How much you get involved with other members is up to you, but commenting on their posts, following them and engaging on Twitter is encouraged. It should be easy too, as you are all interested in a similar subject.
As of today’s post I have around 1400 followers in my Twitter network; with the help of my Triberr network I am able to reach around 150k people with each blog post. This is the power of collaboration.
Whilst there are many groups already on Triberr, many members are US based. I am currently looking for more bloggers to join our UK Bloggers Tribe. As the name suggests it’s focused on UK based bloggers, to keep us all in the same timezone, blogging on Social Media related subjects.
Interested? Please fill out the form to request an invite.