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How To Tribe

This post was most recently updated on March 27th, 2014

donnamerrilltribe.comAs you may have noticed, I have the word “tribe” in my blog title, right after my name:  donnamerrilltribe!  People have asked me why?  Why do you tribe? And the biggest question of all is “What is a tribe?”

This all started with Seth Godin’s book “Tribes.”  It all became clear to me that to create a business, we do need a symbiotic relationship with one another.    

Human beings can’t help it: We need to belong. One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a tribe, to contribute to (and take from) a group of like-minded people. (Tribes, p.3  Seth Godin).

A tribe is a group of people, sharing ideas and helping one another.  It is common for bloggers to join a “tribe,” alternatively called a “blogging community” or “blogging cooperative” among other similar labels.  There are many such groups that bloggers have formed and joined in the last few years.  

While each of these tribes vary in procedure, what they all have in common is a foundation rooted deeply in the principle of reciprocity.  

Say you join a tribe that has 30 members.  The rule of that particular tribe may be to leave a good comment on 5 people’s blogs each week.  Then you need to syndicate (share) each blog on 2 of your social sites, perhaps Facebook and Twitter.  In turn, those 5 people will do the same for you.  The next week, you are grouped with 5 different people and you repeat the process.  With me so far?

So what happens is that you are getting different people continually coming to your blog and you are reciprocating to each and every one of them.  Now you become friends with Google!  You see, Google loves your blog when they see it become socially interactive in this way.  It indicates to them that your blog is highly relevant to your visitors.  So Google starts ranking your posts higher and higher.  

As a result of your higher search engine ranking, your readership starts growing.  Now I’ve been doing this for a couple of years, and I notice that not only will those five circulating people come to my blog, but some come each and every time I put up a post.  Now I have 10 to 20 active readers giving me a steady flow of organic, therefore “good” backlinks.

Not all tribes conform to the example above, but they do all conform to the principle of reciprocity.  That’s the defining nature of any tribe.

If you want to go further, you might try joining a Facebook Group that performs the functions of a tribe.  I have one with about 8 people in it and they never skip a beat.  Some bloggers in that group blog a few times a week.  On a daily basis, I repeat the syndicating process with each new blog post that is linked to in the group. Each time I link my post there, everyone in the group reciprocates in the same manner.

Now here is where it gets interesting:

You leave a good comment on someone’s blog.  Another person reads it and says to themselves “Hey I like what she said.”  So they come on over to your blog and start following you.

Things start growing organically and that my dear friends is the best quality readership you can get.

BUT IS THAT ENOUGH?

Not for me!  A few months ago my Mastermind friend, Adrienne Smith introduced me to Triberr.  I’m not one for automation and I did not want to join another group.  But in a mastermind group, we nudge one another to improve.  So I gave it a shot.  I joined Triberr and noticed I wasn’t getting traffic. Hmmm, I must be pushing the wrong buttons again (like I always do – lol)   

IT GETS BETTER……

Another friend of mine in the same group, Barbara Charles, wrote a tutorial about Triberr.  In my comment to her I said it was a great platform, but I’m not receiving any approvals.  “I must be screwing things up here”…..

IT GETS EVEN BETTER

The co-founder of Triberr, Dino Dogan, saw my comment, went into my account and fixed my problem.  I was so uplifted by Dino taking such a direct interest in his subscribers, that I just wanted to shout this out to the world.  Imagine… little old me, just one blogger in the scheme of things out there just commenting on a post.  Dino dropped what he was doing and came to the rescue.  Now that’s what I call good customer service.  

Now I reach 1.5 million people from all the tribes I am on in Triberr.  Think about that.  This blog amplification platform is working so well that I’m making connections with people like wild fire!   

Because there are so many posts I need to syndicate in this tribal platform, here is how I do it organically…

1. I keep my Triberr open all day.
2. I view 10 people’s blog posts at one time.  I can choose to click “approve” and syndicate these post to Twitter, FB or LinkedIn.  That just depends on the post.
3. If something catches my eye, especially in my niche, I click on the post, read it, comment on it and syndicate it all over the place.

The reason I do this is because I don’t want my Twitter account to look automated, which it is not.  I want to engage and be engaged more personally, and that is what results from using this daily strategy.

HERE IS A GOOD TRICK I USE:

I use FutureTweets.  Once a month I schedule my own tweets to appear 3 to 4 times a day for the entire month.  I write my own inspirational quotes.  I also like to put upbeat messages on there, too.  No links…just short statements.  I get more re-tweets from that than anything else.

Sometimes, I’m inspired to tweet something “social” like: “Had a great day at the spa. When was the last time you gave yourself a gift?”

Using Twitter like I do any other social platform, has gotten me more readership and followings quicker than ever.

So you see my friends, we all need one another in order to make a go of our business.  Tribing on different platforms works!

How about YOU?  Are you in a tribe or a community that shares posts?

Blessings,

Donna

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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54 Responses to How To Tribe

  1. Rachel Lavern
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    March 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Yes Donna, I am in a tribe and this post reminded me that I am also a part of Triberr. I have never done anything with it and, in fact, received an email approximately once a week and I never open them. I need to revisit that.

    Love my tribes 🙂
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  2. Beverly Knox March 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Hi Donna I always say seeing is believing. When people see traffic going to your site they automatic think that it’s information worth taking a look at. A Tribe help push your information and I think that is a very good thing to your corner.

  3. Steve Borgman March 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I’m a fellow triberr. I use it primarily for a different blog I write. But I’ve found it to be a great way to meet other great writers in my niche while also promoting their content and getting my content in front of more eyeballs. Thanks for your writeup on this platform!

  4. Raena Lynn March 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    You know I’m a fan of tribes, and both of us joined Triberr at the same time. I’m seeing some great results since I’ve joined and it has inspired me to take a serious look at the power of Twitter. I’m using Tweet Deck which was referred to me by Adrienne Smith. It is a great tool. I’m curious about Tweet Future. Is it a free program? Thanks Donna!

    Raena Lynn
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

      Hi Raena,

      I remember the days of scratching our heads trying to figure Triberr out on our mastermind group. We were the resistant ones lol.

      But here we are and it’s going great. I do need to get my hands on Tweet Deck!

      I’m using Futuretweets and it’s free. I schedule my own tweets for the month all in one sitting. I usually do 3 – 4 a day. I know it is great to do more, but I need a VA for that.

      I tweet inspirational quotes of my own. Sometimes things that interest me like film noir. Just any old candid stuff that comes to mind. I usually get the most retweets on them.

      I just want to show Twitter I’m human lol

      See you Wed. Nite!

      Donna
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  5. Patricia Gozlan March 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Nice to ” see you again” here on your site.
    This idea of Triberr seems quite interesting I had read your posts on google plus about it and I just realized the benefits it offers.

    The only tribe and interesting one I am in is B3 where I have met you and other interesting people.
    The snow ball effect of being part of more than one seems exciting.

    Can we connect with a specific target market on Triberr or is it more generic?
    I’m asking this as my goal is to increase my conversion rate.

    Thanks Donna and best wishes from Switzerland!

    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

      Hi Patricia,

      Well you made it to Switzerland! Hope all is well there.

      As for Triberr, you can choose a target market. There are many tribes with different niches.

      All you have to do is look at “tribes” and you will get a very long list.

      And BTW B3 has a tribe too. Kimberly started it and a few have joined.

      If you need more information, let me know.

      Donna
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  6. Lisa
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    March 10, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Hi Donna, I really love Tribber. I’m in 35 tribes now and it’s really increased engagement and views on my blog. I’m picky about which things I do share and try to read many of them at one time or another. I will comment on ones I have something to say on as well.
    Dino is wonderful and always there to help members whenever they have an issue. I see they will be making changes on the 18th. Must read up on those too.
    I haven’t heardd of Future Tweets. Something else for me to check out. Do you use it the Buffer as well Donna?
    Thanks for sharing Donna.
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi Lisa,

      I use Future Tweets because it is so easy to do. It is a free program and it is the most user-friendly one I found. I don’t have time for yet another learning curve he he.

      No I don’t use Buffer. I know I have it on my blog, but honestly don’t know what the heck it is all about.

      Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you around the tribes and on Triberr!
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  7. marquita herald
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    March 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Great tips Donna. I’m also a member of Triberr and I approach distribution in a similar fashion. It’s a great system, though it took me awhile to come up with an effective system to manage it all because in addition to a blogger community and author groups, I also belong to a Twitter syndication group. Fortunately I’m able to not only manage the content for that group but I can automate the spread of distribution. In other words, I can set an account to automatically distribute new content anywhere from 1 hr to 2 days from the time it’s published. Obviously there is significant investment in time to set it up, but once done it’s easy to manage/update and saves me a LOT of time.
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  8. Amanda March 7, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Hey Donna, thanks for your well thought out and comprehensive post. Social networks can be a mindfield of information and there seems to be so many popping up to join. I\\\’ve been with Triberr for around 8 months and have definitely seen a rise in the views of post. I need to get better at visiting and commenting, there are some really great posts. I hadn\\\’t heard

    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

      Hi and welcome Amanda!

      There are so many networks to join on the social platform. It can make one dizzy! Besides Triberr, finding a good community on Google+ is a great way to make connections.

      I find that too on some Facebook Groups. There is only one on Facebook that I had most success with because all the bloggers there are dedicated and have reciprocity in their hearts.

      See you around Triberr!
      Donna
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  9. Tonya Stephens March 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Thanks for explaining your blog name..great name by the way and for remindin me about Triberr. I remember Adrienne wrote about Triberr recently in one of her lists of things she uses. I made a note then to go check it out but of course I got busy with other things and never did. Thank you so much for putting this in front of my eyes today because yesterday when I was manually sydicating my blog on Facebook I was thinking there has to be a better way! It was my sub concious trying to get me to remember Triberr but I never would have except for your blog post today!
    Gosh I’m so relieved!
    Thank you,
    BTW do you have a Tribe I should look for @ Triberr?
    Tonya
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

      Hi Tonya,

      Well, I’m sure glad I reminded you. Posting on Facebook doesn’t cut it much anymore with all the changes.

      Triberr has been great and no I don’t have a tribe ..yet lol.

      See you on the social sites,

      Donna
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  10. Neamat Tawadrous
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    March 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I have to say that I heard the word Tribe a lot but I well understood its meaning once you explained it all here. Great explanation.

    This is a second or third time I read about Triberr as being a good source for traffic. I think I should give it a try. It really sounds great.

    Thanks Donna for this thorough explanation of a tribe and for all the suggestions you mentioned here.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

      Hi Neamat!

      Might as well try Triberr…it’s free! They do have a paid version of it too, but starting off…free is fine.

      I’m sure you will find many tribes out there that fit your niche. If you keep hearing about something..it’s time to pay attention lol!

      Donna
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  11. Dee Ann Rice
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    March 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Donna,

    I loved this post. I was captivated all of the way through.

    You are so right about tribes. We all belong to one or more and without our tribes we would not make it. I have said several times in several posts that we are all so lucky that we have such a great blogging community. Everyone supports everyone else. I have met some fabulous people online.

    I love triberr. I have used it in the past and have just recently gone back to using it. That is so neat that the co-founder helped you out. I will have to go and check to see if my posts are being approved. I remember in the past that they were but have not looked lately.

    Thanks for a great post.

    Dee Ann
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      Hi Dee Ann

      There have been some changes in Triberr that makes it a whole lot easier to work with. Although I’m a newbie at it, it has increased my readership and being me, I have to get in there and start relationships with others.

      It is impossible to do it all, but I’m chipping away at it one person at a time. When I see a captivating post, I will go in there and comment.

      I love Tribes because since I started, I did so with tribes. I have made the most incredible relationships with so many people. I just love it!

      Donna
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  12. Taylor March 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Hey Donna! I love Triberr too. I never realized how much I\’ve come to rely on them until the site was down for those two days. I think I\’ll try keeping it open and dealing with a few posts at a time while mixing or scheduling personal tweets as you described. My stream has been on autopilot. 🙂
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi and Welcome Tayor!

      I see you often in Triberr and feel like I know you already. Yes reaching out like you just did is a relationship builder.

      I know we cannot reach out to all those posts on Triberr every day – we would be chained to our computers lol.

      A few at a time works great.

      So happy we connected,
      Donna
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  13. Sue Price
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    March 5, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Hi Donna

    Oh I think I am meant to hear this message today. The second post I just read on Triberr. I am embarrassed that I have not put the time in.

    I of course get the whole tribe idea. I too loved Seth Godin’s book and I think I read it just as I was first coming online. I have been in several but still have not mastered Triberr. Seeing your stats here has just put it to the top of my priorities. That is an awesome reach you have!

    That was awesome that Dino did that for you.

    I also agree that as human beings we need to belong. I have very good friend who for many years has referred to her like minded friends as her tribe.

    Great post Donna and thanks for another prompt to get serious with Triberr.

    Sue

    • Donna.Merrill
      Twitter:
      March 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

      Hi Sue,

      I remember the day that Adrienne introduced us to Triberr. We were all on that mastermind group and my first thought was “oh no another thing to do!”

      Because I was reading that Twitter is becoming more of a leading edge on the social sites, I knew I just had to make time and get myself on that platform. The one I was ignoring for so long.

      The proof of the pudding to me was to see how many comments Adrienne always has on her blog. How effective she uses Triberr! So I started. Now I’m hooked!

      I have been making good relationships there and am enjoying it.

      As for Tribes – I cannot exist without them. Not only does it bring readers to my blog, but it also gives me a chance to visit other bloggers every day and each day I learn something new. Can’t beat that!

      Donna
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  14. Positively Pampered Patty March 5, 2013 at 1:12 am #

    What a great post, you gave me some great insight on how to use triberr with twitter so it doesn’t look automated. I worry about that now that I have joined so many tribes and my reach is a lot larger than it was a month ago. I will look into future tweets as well. Thanks!
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      I do worry about automation also. This is why I use Triberr this way. I know it takes a longer time than just clicking the approve button all at once, but what happens when people see this? It clogs up the twitter roll.

      I also like to comment on Triberr blogs. Of course, I cannot do them all but I’m getting there. It is all about making connections and yes it takes some time but it is worth it to me.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Donna
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  15. Gladys
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    March 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Hello Donna
    Wow, I could feel your spirit in your writings.
    First thank you for the comment on bullying. It is an epidemic, but we are voices for those that are silent.
    But now to your awesome article. Donna this is all so new, but so inspiring. The motivation ranks high with all of you ladies. Thanks for that, cause I need it.
    I love you put the word tribe right there with your name. It lets everyone know you belong. You are right,human beings NEED TO BELONG. It is the way it suppose to be. But in belonging we give and we take.
    I love your information and excited to learn from you.
    I just started with Triberr, it is new, but I am also a part of Barbara’s New Beginner’s group, so I know I will be learning from them and of course from the mature and advance ones’.
    I think I will use your recommendation, you keep triberr open and your eyes open for those that jump out to you.
    Certainly I will be on the look out for all you write on your site.
    Thank you so much

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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

      Hi Gladys,

      Welcome to my blog! Being a part of Barbara’s New Beginner’s group will certainly help you.

      I am so happy that you were motivated by this post. Also good to see you on our “Tribe” on Facebook. Visiting posts there will surely teach you a lot. It still teaches me!

      I’m sure we will cross paths each week and am looking forward to reading your blog,
      Donna
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  16. Barbara Charles
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    March 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Hey Donna. First of all, thanks for the mention! Truly appreciate it!
    Absolutely I’m in a tribe – a number of them, one with you Donna! 🙂 It’s so great to be involved with people who reciprocate and work for the benefit of everyone. When I discovered tribes I noticed how easy it became to get people to your blog. Not alot right away, but gradually and with consistency it became apparent to me that this was the right thing to do. Tribes work wonderously when everyone is participating.

    You also know I am a avid fan of Triberr. Nothing has worked better for me. Thanks for writing about tribes. People really need to know the value of them and how they work. You explained it perfectly!

    Barbara
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

      Hi Barbara!

      Yes we are in many tribes together. Since I’ve met you I have seen your blog take off with light speed!

      Reciprocity is the key to Tribes and the more you give, the more you receive. Plus it is a great way to get great back links from bloggers out there that take their business seriously.

      Donna
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  17. babanature March 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Hello Donna,
    what an interesting post. i have joined triberr for years but recently know how to utilize its full potentials. Triberr is a great place to be and i also love justretweet and blokube because they make blogging even more easy. Thanks for the lovely post and do have a sweet week ahead…
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks so much Babanature!

      Like anything out there, if we use our social platforms wisely, we can benefit from it.

      Donna
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  18. Sylviane Nuccio
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    March 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Excellent post full of great advice. I am so glad that you’ve gotten the co-owner of Triberr to react to your comment. I can only imagine how happy you were.

    Shamefully for me I’ve been too busy thus far to take a close look at Triberr, but since every time I hear about it, it’s rather great news, my little finger is telling that I’ve got to use it no matter what!

    This post should be very useful for a lot of people and will share it 🙂
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

      Hi Sylviane,

      Not shameful at all my friend! You do have your hands full! The one thing I found on Triberr is that there are many writer’s groups there. Hmmmm
      Maybe that would be fun.

      You can keep is small and join one or two groups if you don’t have time. But when you do, it is a good platform. Just like the one we have together on Facebook only larger.

      You have been the busy bee lately and I wonder with all that writing that you do for yourself and others: Do your fingers hurt?

      Donna
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  19. Theuns March 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Hi Donna Great Post.All I can say ,Tribes Work I do get more eyes on my blog and it is great to learn from People that come to your blog.Regards Theuns
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      Hey my old friend!

      I’ve missed you!!! I know how effective your blog has been since you joined in our community.

      Donna
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  20. Adrienne
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    March 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I am SO happy you didn’t ignore my suggestion Donna and you actually put forth the effort and joined Triberr. You are the perfect example of someone who doesn’t like learning these types of platforms but did it anyway.

    Dino and Dan are very hands on and they love what they’ve created. They definitely want all of us to continue praising it so they are more then willing to help when there’s an issue. I’m so glad that Dino was able to come to the rescue and resolve your issue.

    Tribes are so important whether you’re in a blogging community, a Facebook group, a Mastermind group or a platform like Triberr. As we’ve all learned, we cannot do this alone. We need other people to help and support us so thank goodness we are all here for each other.

    Thank you for the mention and I’m so glad you’re thrilled with Triberr.

    Have an amazing week.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      If it wasn’t for you Adrienne I would never be there.

      I remember on our mastermind group how you taught all of us how to use Triberr. You are my teacher when it comes to this platform. I am so glad I listened to you and ran with it.

      At first, it was difficult for me to get out of my box, but you egged me on. You made it so easy for me and were there when I had those annoying questions for you. And boy did I have many! lol

      I will always be grateful that you showed me and the rest of the gang on our mastermind group the importance of being on this platform.

      Plus, now I know why there are so many comments on your blog. You have successfully used Triberr to reach out and make great relationships. Some day I will have the honor to be the first comment on your blog…he he he By the time I get there I’m like number 62.

      Thanks again Adrienne for being such a good teacher,
      Donna
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  21. Corina Ramos March 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    This is a great post Donna and I can relate to you personally. I recently joined Triberr and am having the same issues you did when you started out but with the tips you shared I’m definitely going to try that approach in hopes that it’ll work out for me as it has for you 🙂

    I’ll definitely check out Barbara’s Triberr tutorial :)I can use all the help I can get, LOL 🙂

    I’m like you in that I don’t like automated responses, I want to connect with people…I love to talk when you get me going 🙂

    I really like people like Dino who take time to reach out to their customers…that’s very inspiring and I agree with you about Adrienne, she’s a gem! I’m using Hoot Suite to schedule my tweets and this has also helped me keep an online presence for when I’m handling offline stuff.

    Thanks for putting this together for us and I’m so glad I’m tribbing (did I say that right, LOL?) with you! 😉

    Have a wonderful week Donna!

    • Donna.Merrill
      Twitter:
      March 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

      Hi Corina,

      I’m so glad to tribe with you also! When I was disillusioned about Triberr, Dino came to my rescue. That clinched the deal. Anyone that takes a personal interest in their service is good enough for me.

      So I tried harder and now making awesome connections with so many great people.

      Donna
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  22. Rebekah Radice
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    March 4, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I absolutely love Triberr Donna! I was introduced to it several months ago and have found it to be an enormous relationship builder. I have seen a couple negative reviews on other blogs and believe they are missing the point of the platform entirely. It isn’t a simple automation tool just as you said above. It is meant to facilitate conversation and allow your blog to grow organically through mutually beneficial and strategic partnerships. It really is a beautiful thing if you make the most of it!
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Hi Rebekah,

      Triberr is an enormous relationship builder for me too. What I like about it the best is that it is not a simple automation tool. I just can’t go there!

      If we make the most of it, we can grow organically from it and that is what I like about it the best of all.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Donna
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  23. Harleena Singh
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    March 4, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    Very well explained Donna!

    I can so well understand the meaning of a tribe once you explained it all so well here Donna 🙂

    Yes, I get it all and I think we do share such a tribe group on Facebook if I’m not mistaken. But yes, sometimes it becomes tough to read everyone’s post shared, nor are we really able to leave a comment at their blogs. Likewise, sometimes when we do head over and leave a comment, there is still no reciprocation from their side – so it’s like a ‘take your chance’ kind of a deal – isn’t it? However, we really don’t have anything to lose as we get to read and learn something new, and try our best to reach out and connect. And that’s our way of working and our ‘karma’ as I say so often. 🙂

    Speaking of Triberr, I truly remain grateful to Carolyn for introducing me to it, and in-fact I still don’t have the full hang of it, but I do manage to reach 2.5 million or so people from the tribes I have joined. Some are from friends, and even if they aren’t really from my niche, we do share each others posts and leave comments and I think that’s absolutely alright too, though I’ve heard one should strictly stay within our niche. Nevertheless, if they aren’t from my niche and tweet my posts, I guess I too can – once in a while it’s alright to break the rules for friends. 🙂 And like you, I too stop often at people’s blog from Triberr and leave a comment 🙂

    Triberr is growing on me, and I would soon be starting on with a few tribes on my own once I get the complete hang of it. So, you never know, we might meet up there too. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us. 🙂 Have a lovely week ahead 🙂
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks for your awesome comment Harleena.

      As for the Facebook Tribes we must be careful there. Some just drop their link and run. Those are the ones I don’t bother with. However I do belong to an awesome FB Tribe and if you would like I can add you to it because you are a great person to Tribe with. You always respond! You always share and you are a fine example of what it takes to Tribe.

      As for Triberr, I too belong in a niche or two that is not compatible to mine. But they are interest tribes for me. I have made many friends there. So you see, to make Triberr effective, we need to stay in our niche, but consider that our niche is composed of many other niches.

      I blog and coach personal development. But because I blog, I do need to connect with some people that are “geeks” lol. Because that is part of the blogging platform.

      In the end, we all learn from one another and that is what I love about it the most.

      Smiles!
      Donna
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  24. Marty Diamond
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    March 4, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Enjoy sharing your posts in Triberr – if you’re open to another member of your FB blog sharing group – I’d be interested – I really like how you’ve built your tribe organically

  25. Steven Hughes March 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Glad you’re enjoying Triberr Donna. The foundation of it is spectacular. The numbers are a bit off inside, so take them with a grain of salt, but core offering works really well.

    I’ve been on Triberr for about two years, it’s been a fun ride. Dino and Dan are good guys, and certainly helps with Twitter shares without a doubt.
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

      Hi Steven!

      I’m loving Triberr even though I’m on it for only a short time. I’ve been connecting with great folks out there.

      I commend Dino and Dan for running a business that “cares!”

      Donna
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  26. Teresa Farrell March 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Great information. Another resource I need to check out. I agree. Technology is great for leverage but it doesn’t replace us. People want to hear from people. Good to hear your Twitter strategy is working, too.
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      Absolutely Teresa!

      Whatever we do organically has more value. Triberr is a great platform where you do have a choice. You can start relationships with people in your niche or find interesting.

      You can just hit approve and tweet their post or share it on Facebook and Linked in, or you can click their post and read it and comment.

      It is an awesome way to connect with others.

      Donna
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  27. Sarah Arrow
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    March 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    I love Triberr to Donna, and Dan and Dino are very hands on.
    I have a few people on auto tweet – I know them and trust them, the rest I share manually about once a day, like you on the appropriate network.

    I need to comment more on the posts that I share, but on the whole Triberr is a fantastic tribe in every sense.
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Hi Sarah,

      I do find that commenting does bring more engagement! I am Loving Triberr!

      Thanks for visiting,
      Donna
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  28. Brit March 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Since I started using triberr a few months ago, the traffic on my blog has increased to an average of 550 a day, but those who comment are few. My page views are at 3+k a day. I just keep plugging along although it would nice to have people speak up. 🙂

    • Donna.Merrill
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      March 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Hey Brit,

      I would say to improve your comments is to have your gravatar set up. Lots of bloggers won’t accept a blank gravatar. Your pic is the best bet. I know you from Triberr, but you ended up in my spam because of that.

      Another thing I would suggest that you install CommentLuv so people that come to your blog can choose what post they want to comment on.

      Triberr is great but have you visited any other blogs like you did here? If so, I wonder if they reciprocated.

      To get more comments, reach out to your niche and you can start a Google community or a Facebook Group that does what I mentioned above.

      Hope things work out!
      Donna
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