Triberr: Put Your ACTION Where Your Social Mouth Is & Pay it Forward!

Triberr blog1 Triberr: Put Your ACTION Where Your Social Mouth Is & Pay it Forward!  Anyone who follows me knows that I believe in being real. I do not promote automated conversations, tweeting, or auto direct messages etc.

Those that hang with me know I believe in the power of community.  The power of helping individuals achieve success. As a team we can achieve more than we can as individuals.

With the focus on influence scores, blog ranking and the need to make money to pay the bills, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers.  Just as I wrote the other day, we can easily get lost in the number of Google+ circles, plusses, follows  and likes.

We talk about the power of people yet we focus on ourselves.

I have a story to share with you about what one may consider a social media “tool”.   To me it is much more.  It challenged me from day one to put my action where my mouth is in regard to helping others.

Triberr is:

Triberr provides a platform for bloggers to join as a group (a tribe). Within the tribe the bloggers content can be automatically or manually tweeted by tribe members. Triberr will time the tweets throughout the day so as not to over consume your Twitter timeline.

Triberr is founded by Dan Cristo and Dino Dogan who have a heart to help “the little guy”.  They want to help new bloggers get over the biggest hurdle, which is getting their content read! You can learn more about Triberr here or here on their blog.

 

My Triberr story

I received an invitation from Michael Brennar a few months back asking me to join his tribe. Trusting Michael, I immediately checked it out and joined his tribe.

Woah! Within minutes my tweet stream was sending auto tweets. And of course, Murphy’s Law,  the first post caused an uproar with my followers because of a controversial title.

Being the type-A person that I am I immediately jumped on the Triberr blog to learn more. I was in somewhat panic mode and thought oh no, what have I done!?

I chimed into an ongoing blog discussion about how to pick the right tribe mates. I of course vented by stating that it was important to select tribe members based on beliefs. My thinking was that the beliefs should be the same as mine.

Dino Dogan, one of the founders of Triberr immediately replied and challenged my thinking. We bantered back & forth a bit.  I put the tribe on manual so that I could control what was sent to my stream.

I then went on my way, back to my busy self centered social life.  I put my tribe on manual from there out and was very selective about what posts I tweeted. However, Dino’s words stuck with me.

A couple weeks passed. I then started to see other members of Triberr such as Janet Callaway, Ruhani Rabin, Saul Fleischman , Michael Q Todd, Peg Fitzpatrick and more really engage in the platform.


A Twitter DM That Hit Home
Around the same time I also recvd a DM from Dino stating this…

Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you.

Wow! Those words hit home. I was having a terrible day & it was exactly what I needed.

I drove to the gym and sat in my car for a few minutes to pray before heading inside. Within seconds a beautiful butterfly landed on my windshield. You can see a photo of the butterfly and read the full story here.

At that moment I knew God was trying to open my eyes to look past myself, look past the numbers. Look past what people might think of me if I sent a link to a blog post not written by a social rock star. I was seeking happiness in the wrong places.  Happiness was right in front of me.

It was also at this moment Dino taught me there were hidden gems within my Twitter DM box. I have always complained about the spam auto DMs and have never paid much attention to DMs in general.

However, because of Dino’s special butterfly DM, I started to dig thru the DMs. I found humble questions from my following who needed help. Requests to tweet an important blog post.


Remembering my blogging roots.

I thought back to the days I started. I can remember people like Mari Smith, Ken Banks of Social Net Daily, Guy Kawasaki, PR DailyMichael Brenner & Brian Rice of B2C Community and the million others who helped put my blog on the map at least as a small dot! They included me in their circles, their tweets when I didn’t even have a personal blog yet.

I appreciate the people who syndicate my content. People such as Robin Carey of Social Media Today and  Brian Solis who linked to my content in his own posts that then got published on sites as credible as Fast Company. Technorati who invited me to blog in addition to numerous other news syndication sites and traditional media.

The fact is none of this would have ever happened had people not believed in me! Had people not supported and helped me. Had people not taken time to simply READ MY CONTENT!


I was not 100% practicing what I preach!

Wow! My eyes were open.  I was talkin’ the talk but not really walkin’ the walk. Yes, I have focused on giving via content, tweet chats and more. However, I wasn’t focused on the people trying to make their way onto the social map as much as I could be.

 

My Triberr adventures kick into high gear!

So as you can guess the story goes on in that I further engaged in Triberr.

I started to focus on  putting action where my social mouth was. I was pleasantly surprised by the results.  The more that I helped others with no expectation of return the more I received in ways that numbers simply cant count. I received messages from people thanking me for “changing their lives.” I even received one email stating I helped put food on their table for their family thanks to the the extra blog traffic and the leads the person had received! Love it!

I have met many awesome peeps along the way.  I have discovered blogs and peeps I would never know otherwise. I was inspired by women of strength who hold on to every last moment as a beloved spouse suffers with Cancer. I have been delighted by givers such as Christian Hollingsworth who thinks of others long before himself.  I met FunGeezer who adds a breath of fresh air to those who need to learn social media but just can’t understand us crazy fast talkin’ tweeters.

Having discovered these amazing people is a gift to me. They have touched my heart. They remind me why I am in business to begin with. They ARE the people we all talk about in our blog posts on connecting and relationships.

Just as anything in life, it takes time to invest in people.  As I review my Triberr stream of blog posts and approve for tweeting only the posts which I think my audience will like I remember my tribe members are doing the same.

I consider it a blessing not an expectation if they so choose to tweet my content!


Yes, the numbers are rockin’ too!

My blog traffic has hit record numbers continuously.  Engagement is out the roof. Opt-ins to our email list is higher than ever. People are joining our other social platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Triberr has extended my reach from 53k Twitter followers to over 5 million when you combine the folks that are sharing my posts with their following.

Because of the extended reach and readership we have secured numerous clients including several quite large ones on deck. The expanded business has enabled us to scale our back office development and grow exponentially quicker than we ever thought possible by this time as a startup business. Who woulda thunk!?


The Social Nuts Tribe & more…

I started my own tribe that is rockin! Yes, we have some social power houses in our tribe such as SocialNetDaily, Jeff Bullas, Mark Schaefer, Jamie Crager, Jessica Northey , Francisco RasalesJason YormarkKyle Lacy and more. However, we have some newbies. We have people with few followers but rockin’ content. People like Kathi Kruse who is seriously rockin’ the auto industry with amazing social content. Or how about Allison Aldridge Saur who I also worked with for 7.5 years at Sun Microsystems & is now following her dreams in helping eliminate the digital divide for native american tribes.

Quality of content is the entry requirement, not number of followers.  I even invited Eric Wittlake who caused the first rumble in my Triberr tweet stream.  He was one of the first I invited as he taught me so much. I love that fact that he challenges my thinking. I like that he has the guts to say what he feels and believes even if it does go against the norm.  It reminds me of Dan Perez who does the same. Dan and I met during a banter on a tweet chat and grew our relationship from agreeing to both agree and disagree. Yes, he is also a member of our crazy social nuts tribe!
I also started a tribe for power women as well as one to support our #GetRealChat community. Each tribe will have a different focus and set of objectives.  I’m also working with Dino and we are discussing some awesome ideas for partnerships.

 

Say what you want about Triberr, I am standing by them!

Their intentions are good. They have a vision to help the little guy. Yes the big guy benefits too but will benefit more if there is a genuine focus on others.

You Don’t have to auto tweet.  I have my tribes set on manual. This means that the tweet will not be sent until I manually approve the tweet.  I review the blog posts and tweet good, quality content only.

I have been invited to numerous tribes. I joined only a few.  I left a few that were focused only on numbers.

Will you see some potential good content from newbie bloggers coming from my stream? Absolutely! And for those nay Sayers that want to judge me for such go ahead.  You were once a newbie.  Unfolllow me if you so choose. Look past yourself and do some digging to your own objectives.

Open your mind and realize your audience may appreciate reading content from someone other than your social rockin’ self and all your rockin friends.  I have been amazed by how my following has enjoyed my shared content from a few peeps almost brand new on the social block.

 

Benefits of Triberr

1. Enables you to put action where your social mouth is. Simply stated time to practice what you preach my friends.

2. Offers a solid community built on trust. People are trusting what you write is credible, accurate and ethical. The coupon, super sales pushers won’t last long in a standard tribe focused on quality content.

3. Extend blog readership. Keep on creating good content and you’ll be amazed what the numbers will do. Focus on the people and the numbers will come.

4. Opens your mind.

5. Takes your content up a level. It will challenge even the best of writers and bloggers to write your best stuff!

6. Variety of content and a new potential source of inspiration for your audience.

7.  Makes it easier to share some of your favorite content.

8.  Pay it forward. Remember the people who helped you get on the map. Here is your chance to pay it forward in a big way.

 

Success tips

1. Know the tool. Take the time to read the blogs, and learn from others. Don’t just sign up and go auto tweeting from day one.

2. Don’t get number hungry. Focus on the numbers and you lose the point. Stay focused on the people.

3. Start with manual tweeting. Don’t go auto tweeting the first day. Take the time to get use to the content coming from the folks within your tribe.

4. Take your time. Don’t feel pressured to tweet all content. Review what you need to review the best you can with your day job.

5. Listen for queues from your audience as you begin to tweet content. Watch the comments, number of retweets. You’ll get a feel for how they are liking a specific author or topic of content.

6. Focus on variety, not robots. Join other tribes that are not like you when invited. I have joined one tribe in particular with a focus on “giving.” It has some newbie bloggers that are developing good content. I am blessed to be part of their communities.

7. The highest number of twitter followers don’t always get the most clicks! Some of the peeps in my tribes with 1500 followers get exponentially more clicks than some with 25k!

8. Invest in people. At the end of the day, you can never go wrong by investing in people.

9. Further foster the growth of your community by leveraging other social network platforms that make sense for your members. For example, I have a Facebook group for the Social Nuts tribe. We actively engage in conversation, work out any issues tha may arise with content, team members etc.  It’s important to let the team also manage themselves. Don’t be a dictator. Be there to lead but let them storm, norm, form and perform somewhat on their own. I wrote a post about this recently.

10. Stand your ground.  Stay true to what you believe in. If you join Triberr and it works for you, then don’t let the nay sayers make you drop out. On the flip side if you join and it just isn’t working, don’t be afraid to leave. However, do it nicely. Remember relationships are more much like bridges in that they are very easy to break but not so easily rebuilt after being broken.

 

Risks

1. Know the tool. Don’t go into Triberr blindly. As with anything that you authorize with your Twitter or other social network accounts, know what you are signing up for. Don’t sign up, never read or learn about it and then be upset when it starts auto tweeting content.

2. Things may get crazy. When you first join it may seem a bit over whelming. There is a lot to Triberr. However, it is worth the investment!

3. Yes it will take time. As stated earlier, investing in people takes time. Some of the best time you can spend though, guaranteed!

 

I will be writing more about Triberr in upcoming posts including tips, experiences and interviews with Tribe members. I am interested in stories of changed lives, inspiration. If you have such please let me know and we can discuss.

Your Triberr Story?

What is your Triberr story? How has it helped you and your brand? What tips can you share others?  If this is the first you have heard of Triberr I am interested to know your thoughts? Do you think it is something you would like to learn more about?

 

About the Author

Pam Moore

*Forbes Top 10 Social Media Women, Forbes top 50 Social Media Power Influencer - CEO / founder of Marketing Nutz, full service social brand, digital marketing agency. Social media marketing speaker, author, strategist, consultant, coach, & trainer. I help businesses of all size integrate social media into the DNA of their business, connect with target audiences to nurture authentic customer relationships. 15+ years experience working with Fortune 500, Franchised corporations with 4000+ local franchises to entrepreneurs and startups!

  • http://twitter.com/BrandonPDuncan Brandon

    Well, Pam, you asked for shareable tips, but you pretty much nailed all of them. I’m only commenting to be polite at this point. (KIDDING!)

    Very in-depth post. When I was first invited, I walked in with caution and almost immediately ran the other direction. Initially, Triberr was a bit spammy to me and I didn’t want to ruin the chance of building a reputation. So, I dropped it. About a month later, I was invited back with the assurance that things had improved. And they have. I stand by what Dino and Dan are doing also. While it doesn’t truly level any playing fields necessarily, it does give little guys like me a boost. Sometimes that’s all you need.

  • http://twitter.com/dancristo Dan Cristo

    Pam,
    Wow. I’m not sure if there is such a thing as the perfect blog post, but if there is, this is it. 

    There are so many bloggers talking about the same social media topics in the same way. This is different. This is a real and personal story about your experiences and growth. 

    I love how you’ve mentioned people who have stood out to you in the community. I love how you’ve taken the time to look back in old DMs and respond to people. I especially love that story of how you helped that family that relies on traffic to their blog to put food on their table. 

    You are changing lives, Pam.
    Thank you for sharing that with us.

  • Brian Rice

    Pam,

    What a great post!  Thanks so much for mentioning me and Business2Community (happy to have you as a part of our blogging community) – it has been wonderful getting to know you and I look forward to future collaborations. 

    All the best!
    Brian

  • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

    There have been many posts written about Triberr, and some of those were amazing. But this post is by far the most personal and the most inspired of them all. Thank you Pam.

    Everything you said regarding trust, focus on people, etc. I second it. Triberr is a different kind of social network and it requires a ton of trust amongst members to share in each other’s audience.

    Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece. Even tho I knew part of this story I really enjoyed getting the full view :-)

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Wow, thanks so much Dino. You know you hold a special place in my heart. I am glad you got to understand the bigger story as I knew it was bigger and even goes deeper than what is written here. Put simply, there isn’t a day that I don’t think about it. 

      I thank you for challenging me. I thank you for being real and standing by what you believe. 

      Yes, trust is a key factor in success with Triberr just as life. If you get focused on numbers only the tribe will lose trust in you. 

      The piece was written from the heart. I didn’t spend a lot of time wordsmithing as I didn’t want to change what came from within. I am glad you like it and hope that it will bring some awesome new pay it forward peeps to the Triberr community. At minimum I hope it challenges people to think about the words they preach daily in tweets, blogs and more. We really need to put into action what we preach to others to do!

      Blessed our tweet and life paths crossed buddy! 

      <>

      Pam

  • http://digitalb2b.wordpress.com/ Eric Wittlake

    Pam, thanks for the inclusion. I was, frankly, shocked to get an invitation to your tribe having had the ‘honor’ of pushing you to manual mode! And what a personal learning experience for me that was as well, having written headlines (poorly I might add) really only for myself before that.

    Triberr has been an interesting ride for me. I got caught up in the Triberr numbers, and when everything was paused for upgrades a couple weeks back, it really made me reconsider (more on that here, When Measurement Misleads, a Lesson From Triberr’s  Downtime: http://digitalb2b.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/marketing-measurement-misleads/ ).

    Now, I share a little bit less from the tribe, I remove more posts that I simply don’t feel are worth sharing. I modify tweets more, sharing the way I would share an article outside Triberr, and I try to comment more on the posts I share as well.

    Thanks again for the inclusion in your tribe, and all I learned from it along the way!

  • http://www.312digital.com Sean McGinnis

    Great post Pam. Love the personal details.

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Thank you Sean! Glad you liked it :) 

  • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

    Thanks Dan. I truly wrote it from the heart. I had tears as I wrote some parts. I have connected with both you and Dino from when I first heard about Triberr. 

    It challenged me in ways I didn’t know I need challenged. And it does so daily. I hope that my post will inspire others to look past the numbers and look into the hearts, eyes and blogs of those that need them to. 

    Yes, DMs… who woulda thunk I would find gems in DMs. It took Dino to teach me such. 

    I am blessed to know you both and be part of your wonderful community! 

    Thanks to helping change starting on the inside. Thanks for helping change lives so that I can do the same. 

    At the end of the day if we aren’t helping people what’s it all for anyway? 

    Hugs!

    Pam 

  • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

    Brian – thank you for the kind words. I am blessed to be part of the B2C community. Yes, I am sure we will do some amazing things together. 

    My trip to India got pushed by a few weeks BTW. I will have some time to chat mid to late week this week so let’s catch up!! 

    Pam 

  • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

    Brandon – glad you liked it and thanks so much for the kind words.  

    Glad you came back to Triberr for a 2nd round. The tribe and members of the tribe are very important. It’s also important to set some guidelines with a tribe. It’s so important that tribe members communicate and have common objectives and goals as a team. The individual goals can be different but at minimum they need to have an understanding of what they are and if they are a good fit for one another. 

    Yes, I agree. Sometimes a boost is all you need. I am glad I can now pay it forward and give boosts to great content and writers. It’s more than a post when it boosts someone’s biz and life! 

    Thanks for your comment. I look fwd to getting to know you more in the future! 

    Pam 

  • http://twitter.com/JakeDavidow Jake Davidow

    Awesome post Pam. I also got Dino’s DM the other day and thought it was so random! :) Fantastic to see that it struck home for you. I’m trying to get my blog off the ground and am using Triberr as a means to get some much needed exposure and you put forward some good advice. (it’s really tempting to be all about the numbers :)) Your post is an inspiration for me as my blog is only just starting to take shape and it’s good to know that blogging rockstars had to start somewhere too :)

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Jake – thanks for the kind words. Yes, we all start somewhere. I am far from a rockstar. My best advice for any new blogger is to focus on your audience. Spend the time to get to know them. Listen daily to what they need. Give, give, give and connect with your audience every day.  You can and will succeed. Don’t give up.  Let me know if I can ever be of any help for you! 

      Pam 

  • http://twitter.com/janetcallaway Janet Callaway

    Pam, aloha.  What a magnificent post!  It speaks so beautifully to what Triberr is and who you are.  Triberr’s origins and its evolution in this short a period of time are amazing.  Your story interwoven makes it that much more meaningful.

    Pam, your candor and perspective are much appreciated.  As far as I am concerned, your post should be “required reading” for everyone in Triberr and looking to get into Triberr.

    One of your comments in particular resonated with me because I have attempted to get the same point across to so many people.  What you said, Pam, is that your followers are appreciating the diverse, quality content you are delivering to them.  Why people think there followers are one dimensional and only interested in social media or dogs or parenting is beyond me.

    Pam, because your post so touched me, I could go on and on.  However, instead I will share it again in my twitterstream as well as post in all the tribes of which I am a member.  By the way, thanks so much for including me in this post and in your tribes.

    Until tonight on #GetRealChat where you are always Authentic and Real, aloha.  Janet

    P.S.  Congrats on what is happening with your business.  That’s fantastic. 

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Oh Janet, where do I even start with you? You hold such a special place in my tweetchat, triberr and real heart. You have taught me so much just by being you. I’ll never forget the first night you and Steve Cassady tweeted right into #GetRealChat. You joined with all passion and were both givers even before you knew how to retweet. And now look at you! You are helping so many learn and grow. 

      Yes, the diverse content is a huge benefit for Triberr. I have recvd comments from many of my followers that they like the particular content. I have been tweeting some of the intern content lately and have recvd many thank you’s.  I think often times we get stuck in our ways and ruts.  We always need to have our eyes and ears open for what our community really wants to hear vs what we decide they want to hear. 

      Truly blessed to know you and call you friend! Looking forward to paying it forward with you for years to come! 

      Keep up the good work social sistah! 

      Pam

  • http://www.redesign2.com/blog.html Paul Biedermann

    Excellent post, Pam! It is extremely interesting to hear firsthand from an experienced blogger such as yourself, the ways in which Triberr has turbo-charged your blog and helped you do “good things”. More proof that big numbers are not all bad.

    Wishing you even better things to come!
    Paul

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Paul – thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, it’s not about the numbers. It’s what we can do with the influence and the voice. It’s what I pray about above all else. I will not consider myself successful until the day I can truly spend 95% of my time on social good projects.  That my friend will be a good day when that dream comes true! 

      Please let me know how I can ever help you! It’s been nice seeing your tweets and content and getting to know you on Triberr etc.! 

      Cheers
      Pam 

  • http://www.thetop10blog.com/ Tony Hastings

    What an amazing post Pam, thank you for sharing your thoughts about Triberr and for your wise words about how to approach being a good tribe member and how to get the best out of your Triberr experience and the social media world in general.

    I too had initial doubts and took some time time to join in but since I did I have found Triberr to be a very positive place to be. I am presently only a member of one tribe, although that has grown to be one of the largest and I can not only see the benefits in terms of numbers but also in the quality of the content I am sharing and even more importantly in the quality relationships I am forming.

    I am using the manual method too but try to share as much as possible and I do feel the diversity of the content in my stream has increased dramatically. You are so right that we should be looking at the quality of the content and not who has posted it and how established or influential they may be.

    Now that I have found my Triberr confidence I hope to be able to dip my toe in some smaller pools too and I guess that it’s easier to be on Auto in those smaller tribe circles.

    So it’s well done to Dino and Dan for taking Triberr as far as they have in such a short space of time and well done to you for recognising that ‘butterfly’ moment and for sharing it with us in such a thoughtful way :-)

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Thank you Tony. Glad you liked it! I too love the diversity. It’s opened my eyes to a whole new world of content and amazing peeps. 

      I think taking time to join at a pace that is comfortable for you is the key. I also believe it’s important for tribe members to be supportive as new members join and are still feeling out the people, frequency of posts and the actual content. 

      The tribes I have seen be most successful is if they are supportive of both the individual as well as tribe level goals. There needs to be a base level understanding. However, we are all individuals running our own lives and biz’s. So forcing everyone to auto tweet or even manually tweet is simply a recipe for disaster.  

      I agree in that Dino & Dan are rockin’ it. Blessed to know them both as it gives me an opportunity to get to know more peeps like you! 

      Hope the rest of your week is great! 

      Pam

  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

    I sing the same song regarding Triberr every time. The best part has been the connections that it has helped me make with some very fine people that I probably would not have met otherwise.

    Those connections are the most important part of my Triberr experience because people are what make social media.

    FWIW, I think that sometimes some good content does not get tweeted because people rely too heavily upon headlines, but that is a conversation for a different time.

    • http://twitter.com/dancristo Dan Cristo

      That is quite true about the headlines, Jack. 
      I can remember a few headlines from your blog that I was like, “What the heck is this?” Of course the content is always great, but the headlines are hit or miss. 

      Have you played around with the headline testing area at all on Triberr?

  • http://twitter.com/EvanFrangos Evan Frangos

    What’s interesting is I have tweeted @ you multiple times as well as sent you a DM, none of which you responded to. So much for practicing what you preach!

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Evan – not sure when they were sent but I don’t recall seeing them. I do my best to respond to as many relevant conversations as I can. We have been SUPER busy and out of the office some w/client projects & partnerships as of late. It’s a guarantee I have missed some DMs. Given the amount of spam we all get, give a girl a break ;) I do the best I can and truly do try to focus on being real and giving all that I can. I also just did a search on my DM box and didn’t see anything from you. Not sure when it was sent? 

      Pam

      • Anonymous

        Last time tweeted at was July 2, Last DM July 7. Not going to go back further.

    • Anonymous

      Evan – I can testify that Pam does everything she can to reply to every unique request or individual that has a question for her.  I am sure now that you have come to her attention she will help however she can.  I can also be reached at josh@fruitzoom.com if you need anything specific.  Tx.

  • Jasmine DeMarcos

    Hi Pam,

    how timely! I’ve just been researching neworks like Triberr and then perused the Business Tribes on there and came across the 8pm Warriors. I clicked on your picture and came to this lovely, informative article. Thank you for helping me make the decision… I would love to join your tribe. I’m a newbie, but post quality regularly (at least 3x week). I’ll be sending a request to your Chief – hope to see you on the inside soon!

    Natalie

  • Anonymous

    Amen Social Sistah girlfriend!
    Thorough and well thought out post with great advice. I still haven’t ventured out into building my own tribes but I have been so blessed with being invited into other’s tribes including yours. Although I have personally been attacked quite a bit by naysayers for using Triberr, I feel that Dan & Dino are creating something of great value to bloggers. As a brand new (one day in the field) blogger I was invited to Triberr and have had traffic on my blog every single day. I don’t think that this is the same experience that most bloggers have when they start. I am a fan. And I appreciate your sharing this and inviting me to a tribe.
    Positively,

    Peggy

    • http://twitter.com/dancristo Dan Cristo

      Hey Peggy,
      Thanks for standing up for us against the naysayers. 
      We both really appreciate that.

  • Anonymous

    Great post Pam. 
    Triberr has been wonderful for me as well. I’ve been able to connect with so many fantastic people such as @yogizilla:twitter  , @unbounce:twitter  , @connectyou:disqus and more. Thanks to @dino_dogan:disqus  for making such a awesome tool and community!

  • Anonymous

    Great post Pam. 
    Triberr has been wonderful for me as well. I’ve been able to connect with so many fantastic people such as @yogizilla:twitter  , @unbounce:twitter  , @connectyou:disqus and more. Thanks to @dino_dogan:disqus  for making such a awesome tool and community!

  • http://twitter.com/LewisPoretz Lewis Poretz

    Fabulous job on this post Pam. I agree that Dan Cristo and Dino Dogan are doing a great job. In fact, I consider them pioneers like so many others I have met on Twitter, taking chances on never before attempted platforms. These sure are exciting times these days aren’t they? As more naysayers understand the “manual” tweet option, I really can’t see what they have left to frown on regarding Triberr. 

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      Thnx Lewis,

      It’s nice of you to say all that, I really appreciate it :-)

  • http://windmillnetworking.com/ nealschaffer

    Nothing more to say than what others have already said, but thanks for writing an excellent, well thought-out, and most importantly thought-provoking post. Social media is what we want it to be, there are no rules, and it is true that we all have a lot of people to be thankful for – meaning that there are a lot of people out there that we can help as well. The most important benefit of Triberr has been less about the bigger blog reach and more about meeting very similar-minded folks, like yourself, who I would have never known had Triberr not existed nor we experimented and continued with it despite what a lot of people say. Thanks for reminding me of this.

  • http://stanfaryna.wordpress.com Stan Faryna

    Better late than never. To see. To uplift. To give. And to receive!

  • http://www.b2bmarketinginsider.com Michael Brenner

    Pam, What an amazing post! Thanks so much for trusting me and accepting my invitation. I was only a few days into myself and have learned so much. As I said to Eric a week or so ago: I joined Triberr to help get the word out on my my blog but what I discovered was the value is in the Tribe community. Thanks again and please keep up the great work and writing you do!

  • http://twitter.com/Neil_Rubenstein Neil Rubenstein

    Great post…I’ll definitely have to check it out and see if it makes sense to help increase awareness for CDH (the birth defect my son has) and generate votes for the FB contest Cherubs is currently participating in to win funding for much needed research. 

  • http://osakabentures.com/english-2/saulfleischman/ Saul Fleischman

    Pay it forward, yes, Triberr is a great vehicle for that; I love helping fabulous bloggers and friends who have hundreds of followers in Twitter, just as I advise those with 200K followers.

    Having always liked what Triberr is about, I have spoken with many people and helped them with misconceptions, fears, etc., and also helped them choose the right Tribe to apply to (usually ths has not been one of my own – I can’t accommodate everyone, after all!)  I continue to find it rewarding, and lately, find that some of the Triberr “old hands” are coming around to my way of thinking: talk with other Chiefs.  I do it all the time.  Share your thoughts with other who have actually spent time working with bloggers who they want in a tribe – strong bloggers who have reservations.

    Bring in more from the outside/less from “inbreeding,” too.  There’s “karma” in that, I firmly believe… I think now, just a few with tribes open to inbreeding are understanding that they do risk being deemed “poachers” – when they stock tribes with high-following inbred members, and sit back, rely on their instant power tribe size and wait for the masses to come to them.  THIS is actually one of the more prevalent forms of bad Triberr karma, and what no one wants to discuss.

    And finally, what I ask of people, other Chiefs, members (i.e. those who are not developing their own Tribes – which is totally okay, of course), is the same courtesy I offer: when you don’t like a post title, or content, or Triberr tweets are repeating, or there are “people problems,” let’s not push buttons.  Let’s talk.  My SKYPE name isn’t difficult to find.  Hear the guy out, who you are nearly certain is in-the-wrong.  We may all learn and benefit from this. 

    I am opinionated, and my tribes have all sorts of requirements and so on.  Darn right – I have put much time into working with people in here, and have found a great many people to be shockingly selfish in how they deal with people.  You learn to protect yourself. 

    With three months of Triberr experience, I am more certain than ever that better than doing everything with a press of a button or a knee-jerk reaction (i.e. invites, and also accepting tribe applicants, removing people, whining to Dino…) – speak with people.  Do this, and they tend to be less likely to cut you off at the knees.

  • http://twitter.com/Erica__B Social Cancer Cure

    Thank you for the great post Pam. From the word “go”, I thought Triberr was one of the coolest social media “tools”. However, I think it needs more exposure to make people realize just how valuable Triberr is.

  • http://cruisesurfingz.com roy m. | cruisesurfingz.com

    Wow, that’s a great review of triberr. I’m convinced it’s the right decision I joined. I have everything on auto though but trust everyone in my tribes.

  • http://BetterBizIdeas.com/ BetterBizIdeas

    Pam, you formed a great Tribe! I think that is one reason for the overwhelming success with your tribe.  The people create great content and have large reach with their networks. I had record traffic yesterday and today for what it is worth :)

    Have a great week!

    Dan Ross

  • http://twitter.com/cyndeehaydon Cyndee Haydon

    Pam I really appreciate your transparency and authenticity – It sounds like an great opportunity to also have a small community keep you accountable and energized for producing great content for your blog consistently. I need to do a better job of this and struggle sometimes when the business success it has generated keeps me busy – haven’t we all been there & yet our blogs are the backbone of our business – thanks for opening my eyes to another community to check out. ;D  

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  • http://twitter.com/youravonrepNYC Maria Santiago

    Gracias Pam, for breaking it down for us. I look forward to learning as much as i can .