I first heard of triberr.com in connection with very successful Kindle author Rachel Abbott, and I thought having tribes (groups of people) who would tweet links to my blog posts sounded good.
When I arrived at triberr, though, I could not understand what to do. In fact, I apparently started my own tribe (“Authors Using Online Marketing”) without really meaning to.
Lucky for me, in an email exchange with social media guru Kim Castleberry about her excellent video training on the new Facebook Pages, I mentioned my inability to understand how to effectively use triberr.
Kim sent me the link to a video blog post of hers that explained everything very clearly (except did not talk about invites). Here is the link to the video post -– http://just-ask-kim.com/getting-started-with-triberr-com/
(Note: Kim recorded the video in December and some things on the site work a little differently now but the basic video info from Kim is very valuable.)
I am somewhat saved from embarrassment about my cluelessness on triberr because Kim mentions in her video that triberr works differently than many other social media sites.
Rachel Abbott then sent me an invite for her tribe – “Helping Indie Authors” – that I gladly accepted even though I had to pay 15 bones to accept the invite. (I later learned that Rachel, too, had to pay 15 bones to invite me if I accepted the invitation.)
Somehow I became a member of “My Tribe.” Every time I see “My Tribe” in triberr it confuses me because I think it means the tribes to which I belong. (I even tried to change the tribe name until I realized it wasn’t my tribe.)
And after seeing an announcement from tribe “Writers and Writing” about the new tribe members this tribe was seeking, I did apply to become a member of this tribe.
As suggested by Kim Castleberry in her video, I try to go on triberr at least once a day to approve the posts by others in my tribes whose links I want to have triberr automatically tweet through my account on Twitter.
I continue to find the different triberr nav choices somewhat confusing if I do not remember what Kim said in her video: you spend most of your time on “Home” on triberrr.
Why do I bother if triberr does not seem very intuitive (at least to me)?
Because once I really get the hang of the site, I think triberr can be a very valuable social media tool for getting my blog posts in front of more eyeballs.
In conclusion, I encourage those of you who have blogs and want more readers to watch Kim’s video and then try triberr for yourself. And let me know what you think.
© 2012 Miller Mosaic, LLC
Phyllis Zimbler Miller (@ZimblerMiller on Twitter and @ZimblerMiller on Pinterest) has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the WBENC certified online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com, which has just launched the innovative online program www.UnderstandFrenchLikeANative.com