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.
More and more, I feel like I’m walking a fine line that separates my online world from my offline world. I am very much IN the present moment when it comes to my clients, their needs, and the world of small businesses and entrepreneurs. I get what makes them tick. I understand their bottom line. And I really enjoy telling their story and making them shine. (Oh my, was that a rhyme?)
I am also very much IN the moment when it comes to my online world of Twitter, Facebook, blogging and just being ‘social’. So much so, that it’s creeping into my day to day activities and horning in on my spare time. I found a soul mate in that regard last night when I stumbled upon Antonia Harler’s most excellent post Are We Too Busy Tweeting To Care? As I told Antonia, I have an escape hatch when my twitter and online addictions become a bit much: my kids. I wonder how engrossed I would be if my kids weren’t my escape hatch.