The concept was simple, build a tribe of bloggers you enjoy reading, the application will automatically share their new posts for you on Twitter.
What if someone writes something I didn’t read (very possible) and more importantly which I would strongly disagree with.
My approach to this fear is clear,
- I don’t only re-tweet (RT) posts I agree 100% with. If someone makes a valid argument about a topic I find interesting and the tone is appropriate I will RT it.
- My time is limited so when I see a blogger is constantly delivering value through his/her posts, I prefer to automate it.
- Because I live in a time zone which is different from most of my tweeps, I also schedule my tweets. I know many Twitter purists will disagree with this approach.
I know some like Neicole Crepeau are still reluctant and I completly understand. They want to read and vet all the content which goes out under their Avatar.
Like everything in life we need to judge the risks vs. the benefits and in this case I simply think the benefits outweigh the risks.
The benefits of Triberr
I don’t want to repeat why many bloggers are raving about Triberr.
- Raise your traffic like Spinsucks.
- Increase your reach to over 300,000 for Jason Yormark
- Motivates you to write more content (and good content) for Ruhani Rabin
My main benefit from Triberr is simple, it’s a great networking tool to meet and engage with other bloggers. Looking at the twitter aspect only is restrictive.
The Facebook of bloggers
I often discuss this topic with my fellow expat entrepreneur Srinivas Rao. Living abroad, especially in an isolated small village can make it tough to meet awesome bloggers in real life.
Beyond the Twitter aspect of Triberr, I look at the application as a social network of talented individuals who work in different niches, across the globe.
- Personal development, Frank Dickinson
- Business blogging, Michele Welch
- Twitter entrepreneur, Leo Widrich
- Marketing professional (and future best-seller author), Jens Berget
So while many will obsess on the number of RT or followers, I keep my focus on finding and setting up relationships with some great members of the Triberr community.
If you believe that Triberr is about tweeting, you are missing the most important, the community behind the application. My friend Marcus Sheridan who knows a thing or two about community sums it well,
We must embrace the power of networking and community. We must stop thinking about ourselves so much and shift our mind to the big picture.
How do you find new bloggers to learn from? What has Triberr brought you?
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