What is Triberr and Questions? What Do You Do First?

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Just recently someone visited my blog and left a comment with questions about Triberr and blogging and I’ve decided to answer them in a post to help others who may have the same questions.

Although these questions were related article-wise, the questions ranged from beginner blogger to more complicated blogging questions (regarding Triberr).

For those of you who think the questions are haphazard, remember I recently wrote a post on teaching someone to blog is like teaching them how to bake a cake.  They must have the ingredients and understand how it’s all mixed together before they can successfully make a cake.  So bear with me for a minute while I answer these  questions.  So the first question was:

What is the difference between a blog and post?

A blog is your personal website where you provide information, stories, or your private thoughts on  a regular basis.  As an entrepreneur, our job when we write is to provide valuable insight to our readers. Your blog  should be interesting and informative so readers want to come back for more.

Your blog can be on any topic, but most people pick a niche and provide information to that group of people on that topic.

A post is a story within your website/blog.   Many bloggers post daily or consistently by creating stories or information. Your blog is made up of many informative posts.

What is Triberr ?

Triberr is a community of bloggers based on groups of people with the same interest who share their posts and content with each other with the purpose of driving traffic to their website.   See my What Is Triberr and How I Increased My Website Traffic in 30 Days

What’s The First Thing To Do When You Join Triberr?

Join or login using anyone of the popular social networks – Triberr has 3 options — Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn?

Personally I think you should logon and use the social network that you are focusing on the most.  I find that there are so many social networks out there, that it is hard to keep up and to maintain, so I have chosen (at least for now) to focus on Twitter.

Because I have so many followers on Twitter it makes sense for me to use it, but others may choose Facebook or LinkedIn.  It’s up to you.

I understand that many people do not know how to use Twitter effectively or have a hard time growing their followers, but Triberr can help you do that as well (that is yet another post), but mostly I find most of my contacts on Twitter.

The first thing to do is choose your social media platform and sign up.  Focus on one until you get the hang of it and determine how much time you will need to effectively work in Triberr to get the results you need.

Do I Join A Tribe Or Follow A Tribe?

You can do either. Let me explain what the difference is between following and joining a tribe. Triberr Support website states the below (see italics) : 

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“A tribe consists of both members and followers. Members share their tribemates content, and their content is shared by their tribemates. In order to become a member you must either receive an invite from the tribe’s Chief, or the Chief must promote you from follower to member.  

Followers share their tribemates content, but their content is not seen or shared by their tribemates. Followers may join any tribe, unless that tribe is protected. They may also participate in the tribe council.

When you “follow” a tribe, you are joining the group as an observer. This means you can see and share blog posts from the group, but they can’t see or share your blog posts. This is like an introduction period.

 As soon as you follow a tribe, newly published posts from other tribe members will start to show up in your tribal stream (show below).  You’ll have the option of approving and sharing those posts.  

Sharing is not required as a follower, although some tribes place a strong emphasis on reciprocity.

After you have interacted with the tribe through sharing, commenting and engaging with members, the Chief may decide to promote you to a full fledged tribe member. As a full member, your posts will appear in the Tribal Stream of other tribe members for them to share, comment and engage with.”

So as a  tribe member, your posts will appear in the stream of other tribe members for them to share, comment and engage.  Typically, you have to ask for an invite into a specific tribe or wait until someone invites you.

I have actively sought out tribe invites by going to Bond Fires and checking what tribes are looking for members and searching for tribes that within my niche. I share my content and read and share theirs.  I found joining tribes more effective in getting started.

What Is the Benefit of Following Vs. Joining A Tribe?

Following means you are not a full member of the tribe.  It is an easy way to learn how it works before joining and jumping in full force.   You can develop contacts, get to know people and start social engagement for when you do join a tribe.  It builds relationships so you can have a full following once you join the tribe.

 What’s The Difference Between ‘Approving’ and ‘Sharing.’

Nothing.  When you approve a post, you are sharing it with your tribemates.   If you ‘Approve’ a post, it is automatically shared.

Well, I hope this answers some of the basic questions about Triberr and how you begin.  Did I answer your question on What is Triberr? There are support modules in Triberr that will answer all your questions.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, give me a shout out.  I’d be glad to help.

So what’s been your experience when you began with Triberr?  Did you find it easy or hard to get started and why?  Please share your experience.  I’d love to hear how it went for you now!

Barbara Charles

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Comments

  1. says

    Awesome Barbara!

    There is nothing better than to answer questions from your readers. Sometimes we take for granted what we know and it is confusing for someone else.
    I remember when I first joined Triberr, I needed to ask the same questions over and over again until I caught on. Even now, I just had a question answered. I didn’t know that when we “approve” a post it is automatically shared. Go figure…

    I think it is great to start to follow tribes at first to get the hang of it. Engage in comments and sharing, and before you know it, there will be reciprocity.

    I’m still quite the newbie on the Twitter platform, but have caught on and learned how to use Triberr well. I can see how wonderful it works. People are actually trickling into my blog each day.

    Well done!

    Donna
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    • says

      Hi Donna,
      I’m learning new things every day and I’m still feeling the ‘I can’t find what I need’ at the moment I need it. I’ve been working on something all week-end and there are no answers. I’ve googled it a thousand times and although there is loads of information, it is not quite what I want again because everyone does not write at the basic level I need when I’m first learning. Very frustrating and confusing. So I thought it would be a great article to just answer some basic questions because some people are out there looking for those answers! 🙂 And yes we do have to ask the same questions more than once! I’m guilty too! 🙂

      Twitter takes a little bit of time to get but is most successful when you get the hang of it. Not to worry, you’re doing fine. And when the traffic starts coming, it feels awesome!

      Thanks lady. Talk to you soon. Hope all is better.
      Barbara
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  2. says

    Barbara, I love Triberr. It can be confusing to many when they first join. I know it took me a while to “get” it. It’s a great way to see new posts and get to know other bloggers too. And the traffic to your site can really climb with the use of Triberr. Great post!
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    • says

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you so much and yes I agree. One of the things they tell new bloggers is get with other bloggers and start following them and commenting on their blogs. That is why Triberr is great…allows you to do that and meet a whole world of bloggers that you can associate it and build relationships and traffic to your site. It’s awesome!
      Barbara Charles recently posted…Finding Your Purpose In Life – Why Are You Here?My Profile

  3. says

    I love Triberr. I didn’t understand it for months until Dino gave me the specs about it. I can honestly say that it has transformed my blog and made it more widely available to people that might not know I even exist. Not only that, I get exposed to other types of content that I never heard of myself. The best advice I can give about Triberr is Join, Share and share more.
    Sonia recently posted…The Dangers of Blog Envy and How to Overcome ItMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Sonia,
      Absolutely great advice…join Triberr. It did just that for me – I never got traffic to my site before then so it was a no-brainer. I also do love the fact that I have met so many wonderful bloggers and as you mentioned, I’m in constant learning mode from the content. The knowledge base is phenomenal and can do nothing but enhance our own blogging abilities. Love it.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Barbara
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  4. says

    People will oftentimes ask me well what do I write about? I’ll tell them to take a question your readers presented to you and answer it in a post just like what you did here Barbara. Bravo!

    Oh my goodness, what’s a blog and what’s a post! Man, I remember those days and they were not fun for me. There is so much better information today so I’m glad you’re able to help them with these Barbara. I know I’m happy to not go back to the beginning but I’m thrilled as they probably are as well, to have you to answer these questions for them. You know, so that they can truly understand what you’re saying.

    I hope that anyone considering getting a blog to please do. It’s so rewarding even if it is hard work. I think that’s what’s so exciting about it. The benefits you’ll receive, the things you’ll learn and the people you’ll meet. Priceless!

    Great job!

    ~Adrienne
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    • says

      I agree Adrienne and it’s one of the reasons I decided to write the answers to these questions. Although most people say ‘of course I know what a blog and a post is,’ we forget that many people don’t. I didn’t. And just about everyone uses the terms freely like it’s common knowledge like ‘what’s the difference between a cat and a dog?’ Well if someone didn’t tell you that a dog barks and a cat meows, we wouldn’t really know which was which and what did what. Point is everyone has to start somewhere and learn the difference between all these things in the blogosphere! Right! You and I remember the beginning and it was no fun so I really don’t mind helping others to know. I don’t want them to go through what I went through.

      And I agree with you on the other point too. meeting all the new people and interacting with people all over the world is an added benefit I just didn’t expect when I started blogging. It truly is Priceless!

    • says

      Hi Sylviane,
      Triberr will always be there. It does work but there is some time we all need to make it work and it is alot of work until you get the hang of it. But basically you write blogs regularly and consistently. Triberr would be perfect for you with the expoosure you would receive. If you’d like we can go over some of the details because you already have more than 1/2 the battle won because you blog so much. Let’s chat about it when you get a chance.
      Barbara

  5. says

    Hello Ms. Barbara
    Now you know I am under “conviction” because I have not be faithful to “Triberr”. I think my problem is because I don’t understand it. I am understanding “Twitter” a little better because I’am learning to go in and retweet,tweet and follow.
    The need to learn it is there, but I am learning so many things…. which go first?
    As always, thank you for your wonderful articles.

    Gladys
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    • says

      Hey Gladys,
      Well I don’t think I have answer for you as to which comes first “the chicken or the egg?” There is so much to be overwhelmed with when learning, but in this case, if something is going to benefit you quickly, I say learn that first. Twitter takes a while to get the hang of and also to build relationships. So you can spend a little bit a time a day learning something like Twitter, but focus more time on learning Triberr. To me, they both go hand in hand.
      Triberr can get you some phenonmenal results in a short time if you focus on writing, posting, promoting and working within the Tribes. Twitter can be used as a tool to share and promote others which in turn will help you skyrocket to the top.

      It really depends on your goals. We have so much to learn so set your goals as to which things will be of the best benefit to you first and work on learning those first.

      Hope that helps and you are doing great. You’ve learned so much already. Remember how much you’ve learned and how far you’ve come. You’re doing great!
      Barbara

  6. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Great Post about Triberr.

    I am new to blogging and to the online world in general. I heard about Triberr so many times but I didn’t know what it is and how and why to use it. This post will sure help me and the questions are all valid for a newbie like me. I learned a lot about Triberr from this post.

    Thanks Barbara for a great share.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat
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    • says

      Hi Neamat,
      Thanks so much for stopping by my site. I definitely encourage you to join Triberr and check it out. It’s free so all it takes is a little time and there are a number of blogs (some on my site) to help you get started. If you have any questions, please let me know. I’d be glad to help out.
      Regards,
      Barbara

  7. says

    Hi Barbara,
    I REALLY appreciate this post!
    I just joined Triberr – and I have no idea what I’m doing…LOL.
    I’ll have to read this a few times over, and check out the other articles you mentioned here as well.
    From what I’ve read in the other comments, it looks like I’m not the only one who feels a little overwhelmed, although I’m sure I’ll get the hang of things.
    Eventually. 😉
    Added to the list of the many helpful articles I’ve come across in regard to blogging.
    Thanks so much!
    Dana recently posted…Why Exercise Awareness is Our FriendMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Dana,
      Thanks – just trying to help others out. I read one of your posts as well that Sue Price shared. Great article! If you need help with Triberr, just let me know. I’ll help as I can. It’s not too bad once you get into a couple of tribes! Let me know if you have any questions..
      Barbara

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