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) :
“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!