Happy Friday! Casey Wyatt here!
I’m here to tell you about another social media site. Now, before you roll your eyes, sigh, and declare, “Not another thing I have to use” – let me tell you, this one is great for us Twitter and Facebook fans. Or is that fanatics?
It’s called Triberr. Triberr is designed to “multiple your reach.” Unlike other social media sites, you must be invited to join a group, called a tribe.
Triberr works by tapping into your blog’s RSS feed. Every time you post a blog, it goes into Triberr and your tribe mates can choose to share your blog post to all their Twitter followers. Right now, my current twitter followers = 1,145. With Triberr, I can now reach 65,558 other twitter followers, hence “multiple your reach.” If you have your Twitter and Facebook connected, then the blog link will also appear on you Facebook page too.
BUT (and you know there has to be one), proceed with caution.
Here’s what you shouldn’t do with Triberr – treat it like another social networking site and join tribes willy-nilly.
The last thing you want to do is annoy your followers with a constant stream of links. Only join tribes of like-minded people. I’m in a tribe for Sci-Fi/Fantasy writers. I’m also in several other tribes devoted to writers and writing.
Also, Triberr is not completely free of cost. Each person who joins Triberr receives 100 bones (bones = money). In order to join a tribe, the person inviting you must pay bones and you must pay bones. Once you are out of bones (and if you want more), you will need to buy them. With real money. I haven’t done this yet. (And I doubt I will.)
Caution aside, Triberr has increased traffic to my blog and it saves me time. I’ve also gained new writer friends, read some really interesting blogs, and as promised increased my reach.
Anyone else out there using Triberr? What has your experience been? If you aren’t using it, are you willing to take a shot?