Or, “Why I love Dino Dogan, but not Triberr.”
If you’re not familiar with Triberr it is an invite only community of bloggers. Every time you publish a new post, everyone in your tribe “automagicly” (new word coined by Dino Dogan) tweets it to their followers. I’ve been a member of the tribe known as Anubis now for approximately 10 days.
The concept sounded really exciting for me, I love to be a ‘tester’, and so I thought I’d give it a try. And this is the part where I explain why I love Dino…he (and his buddy Dan Cristo – that’s them right below)
developed this program in an effort to give credit and highlight bloggers and their posts that rarely saw the light of day. He wanted the rest of us to feel what it must feel like when you are Chris Brogan or Jay Baer or Brian Solis and anything that you post gets automatically retweeted without it ever being read, simply because of who you are.
That’s a generous spirit he has and I admire him greatly for it. That’s why I want this post in NO way to be perceived as bashing Dino, Dan, my Triberr Tribe or anyone who hearts Triberr. This post is about my experience and my struggle to get on board this train and ride it to blogging happy town.
My Thoughts on Triberr
Here are my initial thoughts as someone who is a member of only one tribe and has not yet expanded my reach. When you join, you are placed into a tribe and then given the option to create 2 or 3 tribes of your own. I have not done that. Before I began creating my own tribe, I wanted to make sure I could send the invite and 100% recommend this service /beta project. Otherwise, why send it?
And so our relationship began:
Some folks might say having a rapid increase in Twitter followers is awesome. I am not one of them. I thrive on comments. I enjoy a good RT, but usually prefer that it be a RT because you’ve read my post, not because it’s me. I know. That sounds crazy. Call me a purist. Call me a prude. Better yet, call me authentic.
I know the jury is still out for Triberr and all the folks involved, but for me, I think I’m going to have to leave the tribe. And believe me when I say, “It’s not you, it’s me.”
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. And I want to say a big Thank You to Dino Dogan who actually read this post before anyone else and encouraged me to post it…a true gent!