Indie Authors – How To Use Triberr to Grow Your Blog

Indie authors need to leverage all kinds of social media in order to effectively sell their books.  Running a blog has been a great way for me to get the word out about my horror books, mystery series and other writings, but it’s also a way to share information that helps my book marketing.  And in that vein, I’ve got a great tip for you.  It’s called Triberr.  A friend and fellow author, Bert Carson, asked me if I’d post a video with Triberr tips, so here you go.

Indie Authors and Triberr

Before the video, some quick information about Triberr.  It was started by Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo (you’ll see their pictures on the Triberr homepage).  Their idea is simple: have a site in which everyone in your Tribe tweets your new blog posts, and you do the same for others in your Tribe.  All you have to do it approve the tweets and Triberr does the rest.  It’s a great way to build your blog following quickly and effectively.  I’ve seen a huge increase in followers and comments since I joined Triberr.

Indie Author and Triberr Tips

I’ve created a short video with some Triberr tips (you can click Full Screen for better viewing).  I am by no means an expert but I’ve gone over the basics, and included a few extra things that I do to help those in my tribe increase their blog exposure.

I noted in the video that sometimes you have to manually import your blog feed.  You do this by clicking that black-and-white button I showed in the video.  Go to settings-RSS settings.  You’ll see your blog feed listed and Manually Import.  Simple as that :).

You have to be asked to join Triberr but the community is growing so you can find Tribes to join.  You can also request an invite.  Visit their FAQ for more information.

Running a blog can be hard work.  It would be great if I could just say hey check out my horror books!  Buy my Reed Ferguson mystery series.  And everyone would go and purchase the books.  Alas, it’s much more difficult than that.  But a blog can help get you there.  So consider Triberr…and no, this is not an affiliate for me :).

What are your thoughts?  Other Triberr chiefs, please post comments with your tips.

Triberr is growing.  Share these tips with others (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, StumbleUpon and more :)) so we can all make Triberr successful.  Thanks!

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About Renée Pawlish

Award-winning author Renée Pawlish writes the bestselling horror book, Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the Reed Ferguson mystery series, short stories and non-fiction ghost stories.
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21 Responses to Indie Authors – How To Use Triberr to Grow Your Blog

  1. We are new to Triberr – and it did take us a few tries to get things rolling, however in the past month we’ve watched it improve and grow before our eyes. A great tool for bloggers who just want to reach more people, whether you are promoting a book, or just blogging while you distract yourselves from the screenplays you’re trying to finish (um, oh wait, that’s us…). Give it a try, and if you’re looking to join a tribe with a sense of humor, send us an email ;)

    To Renee – thanks for this awesome visual aid, I’m sure it will be helpful to many members, we learned a few new tricks too!

  2. Hi Renee,

    I dont think many Triberr members realize this, but when I conceived of Triberr, I had independent authors in the front of my mind.

    Indie authors epitomize the spirit of the creative class. Indie authors also epitomize the exploited class. Large publishing houses were/are able to take the majority share of profits from creative work in sole part due to their distribution capabilities.

    Well, what if we took those distribution abilities away from them and gave it to ourselves? Enter Triberr :-)

    Thnx for writing/video-ing about us. This is so cool :-)

    • ReneePawlish says:

      You are most welcome. I did not know that part of Triberr’s history, but that is cool, and I for one thank YOU! Triberr has been great for me and I encourage all indie authors and anyone who wants to grow their blog to check Triberr out. Many thanks Dino for your comment.

  3. This was a helpful video – especially about the manual feed (for some reason, I’ve been having issues with my RSS feed). Also, on the right hand side of everyone’s Triberr “home” page you see their Triberr badge – you can click on the little Karma icon and give someone extra karma (and tweet it as well) if you feel magnanimous. I do this for fellow members once a week or so, but also for deserving (IMHO) people outside the tribe whose posts I run across via bonfire or someone else’s tweet.

  4. I should add that you might have covered the Karma badge toward the end – my video thingy crashed about 3/4 way thru) :-(

  5. Oh, yes, my twitter followers have increased since I’ve been on Triberr. Just wish I had more time for book marketing and making more connections.

  6. Triberr has been a great resource for me – and I would recommend to people who are joining Triberr to take advantage of building their own tribes. This way, you can bring in new members who have similar blogs as well as add existing members with the same sort of interests. I started two of my own tribes and have been very happy with the results.

    My other tip for Triberr – limit your own personal tribe membership – don’t be afraid to leave tribes that aren’t working out for you, (people aren’t tweeting posts, people have different blogs than the kind you want to tweet to your followers, etc.). You will actually discover that your blogs get more traffic than less, and you Twitter stream will clear up so that you can concentrate on re-tweeting the blogs that you know your Twitter followers would be interested in reading. :)

  7. Jo VonBargen says:

    Wow, thanks for this Renee!! I only wish I’d had it a week ago before expending all that blood, sweat and tears! lol Great info here for what I’m sure is going to grow into an extremely valuable tool for the independents among us. I’ve already seen a marked increase of hits on my blog stats daily. Well done…and thanks again!!

    • ReneePawlish says:

      Darn, I wished you’d had it earlier too lol. Glad it’s helpful. I’m really enjoying Triberr myself. Thanks for your comment and good luck!

  8. This is helpful, thank you! Recently joined Triberr and on that learning curve!

    • Renée Pawlish says:

      Sure, just remember it’s give and take – I’m seeing a disturbing trend – people who hop on triberr when they want everyone to tweet their posts, but they don’t reciprocate. It only works if everyone shares each other’s posts :). Thanks for your comment.

  9. LynneinPborough says:

    Thanks for this Renee. Just what I’ve been looking for. Recently joined and am trying to work out how it works. I’ll read your other posts on Triberr too. Really helpful and user friendly video and post. For this user anyway. Thanks.

  10. I joined, but it says it can no longer import RSS feeds and so I asked for help with it and they told me they don’t, but I can export. I just made a home page and prefer to do my blogging from there rather than blog at several different sites, so I deleted my account until they allow us to import.

    • Renée Pawlish says:

      I’m not familiar with that. I just write my posts here and manually import them on Triberr’s site (it used to auto import once you set things up), and then it shows up in the tribal stream. So there’s no blogging from different sites. I wish you the best of luck and thanks for your comment.

  11. Renee,

    Thanks for the video and the insight. I am registered for triberr and George Washington Day is my learning day for triberr.

    Thanks again.

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