For those that don’t know, Triberr is site that helps bloggers spread their posts to a larger audience. You join tribes (for a certain amount of bones which is their “currency”) and then you help the other members of your tribe by retweeting their posts to your Twitter followers and they (should) do the same for you.
Joining more tribes helps expand your reach (mine is currently around 107,400 people). Sounds nice right? I may be reaching over 100,000 people, but there’s no promise that so many people will see the Tweet or click on it. I guess it does up your chances though.
I belong to three separate tribes: Writers and Writing, Indie Ebooks and a specific author’s tribe. Belonging to several tribes ups my reach, but that also means there are more posts for me to retweet. Not everyone blogs everyday but there are a couple of folks in each tribe that do. God forbid I miss a day of tweeting, I get all backlogged and have tons to do at once. Which annoys me to no end.
When I have so many posts to retweet I do admit it feels a bit like spamming. One good thing Triberr does is spaces out your tweets. I’m not sure of the time between each one, but you could retweet twenty posts and they will go out every so often in a space of five hours or so, which is less spammy to me.
I also find issue with some of the posts and won’t always push them through. If they don’t apply enough to writing or books or things I’d normally tweet about, I may give it a thumbs up but choose not to tweet it. I know others who won’t tweet any posts about erotica. To each their own. Ideally, I’d love to be able to read every post before tweeting, but by having so many, it’s just not possible. I do get to several though and have learned some things and found some great free books through it.
I think the idea behind Triberr is a good one, but I’m not really sure how big of a help it’s been for my blog. I get a pretty steady amount of hits daily, but not a crazy amount and not so many from the retweets. I do think it has upped my Twitter followers though, which is nice. I don’t think it’s a bad thing for people to try to broaden their readership, BUT scour the Tribes and be sure to pick ones that best go with the topics you discuss and like to share. Try not to get involved in too many Tribes at once or you’ll be forever reposting.
If anyone else has anything to share about their own Triberr experiences, please feel free to share!