• Geoff, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you so much for writing about us.

    I cant wait to see you at the TribeUpNYC, it will be the start of something magical :-)

    Founder of Triberr

  • What an awesome story, Geoff.
    Great, actionable tips at the end as well.

    I’m so pumped that you’ll be speaking at TribeUpNYC in a few weeks. Really looking forward to getting to meet you in person.

  • I have struggled a lot with Triberr. There is one huge problem I have, and it still is a David and Goliath problem in a way. The main engine behind success in Triberr is being able to join a lot of different tribes. To be able to do that, you need to start your own tribes, get people to sign up, etc. Since most people I know are already on Triberr and are bigger fish than me, I’ve had VERY little luck in getting my own tribe started. I also can’t join any more tribes without paying money because I’m out of bones. Although I like Triberr, I have been torn about paying money to join tribes because, frankly, I don’t have a TON of expendable income.

    I also struggle with Triberr because of tribe dynamics. I have never gone the automated route and was really happy when automating became optional. However, it seems like there’s an expectation that you tweet anything that goes through. I have spent two years trying to build my credibility online, and that has meant I’ve always been picky about what I share. Is failing to share a tribe-mate’s post making me a bad triberr user? At times I think so.

    Ultimately, it has felt to me like you still needed to be kind of a someone in order for Triberr to really work. The networking facet of it bends a significant advantage to people who have a lot of followers or a bigger social media presence.

    I could be wrong about that, but that is the way it has felt.

    I’m still hanging in there in the tribes I’m in, but I’m just not seeing the kinds of advantages you talk about here, nor have I over the last year or so that I’ve been in there.

    My 2 cents.

    • Well I can’t help you with the feeling thing abut people bigger than you. I do know most folks know the name Margie Clayman.

      My thinking on tribes is not to overinvest, actually, rather to become a part of more tribes in your subject matter area and serve as an ambassador across the board. I do think if you add three good comments to each area you will get accepted. It’s worth the investment.

      And like you, I curate. And if bloggers expect me to RT every thing they write, they are sorely mistaken. I owe it to my following to do more.

      In short, Margie. Be you. And if you want to be the only other person in my tribe, I’ll gladly have you ;) For a while. Until I need to roam. LOL.

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  • I can definitely relate to your story, Geoff. I’m proud to call you a tribemate as well. I spent a lot of time on Triberr this summer and I can’t believe how much my little blog has grown in a short time. Not to mention the great connections made along the way. I owe a lot of thanks to Triberr for reviving my passion for blogging

    • Absolutely, and I count you in that group of connections, I have made, Matt. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  • Triber does rock.

    I will tell you that when I was using it last year I had the most social interaction on my site then any other time before.

    However, I kind of opted out when they went through some changes last year in terms of how things were done.

    This post has brought me back and as you can see from the comments a great post might be “how to use triberr” as to be hones it can be a little hard to figure out for the newbie.

    That being said. I’m a fan of the platform.


    • Well first, welcome back.

      Second, I think everyone’s style and posts would be helpful and insightful. Personally, I’m such a rogue I’m flying against the tribe method within Triberr and having success. Others may have a completely different take on how to make this work. One size does not fit all is my opinion.

      Thanks for a great comment!

  • I too am a big fan of Triberr. Having only joined recently, I have been amazed at the
    impact it has had on my blog and twitter accounts, and have really
    enjoyed getting to know the other bloggers that are involved. I think
    that your advice to curate intelligently – be willing to share and help
    other bloggers – is great, and is really the essence of being part of a

  • Thanks for sharing this Geoff. I just started with Triberr and it’s making a difference. I’m looking forward to getting better at it as I come to understand it more, and this post is quite helpful.

  • What’s the best tutorial for Triberr? I’m new to Triberr and want to utilize it without losing interest before I even get started.

  • I’m with you Marjorie – I have tried and tried to figure out Triberr and I REALLY want to make it work, but I can’t get a handle on it. Before the change, I would diligently make comments in Tribes and even after leaving more than 3 never received an invite. Maybe I just didn’t past muster ;) I’ll keep trying but every time I try to figure it out, I get frustrated and leave and typically don’t return until I read yet another post on how wonderful it works for everyone.

    Sigh. I really am trying. I promise.

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