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Some of us are serious bloggers, compelled to show up every day and persecute people with our words. Others blog for personal pleasure, to document their lives or share with a close-knit group.

Whatever the reason for blogging, I have yet to meet a blogger who didn’t want more readers. What if it were as easy as a few clicks a day?

Thanks to Brisbane, Australia writer Cate Russell-Cole, I have been experimenting with a platform called Triberr. Click here to go to the home page: http://triberr.com/

Triberr is a platform for bloggers to share each other’s posts across their various networks. Each tribe is set up by a moderator or chief, and the rules of the tribe are defined by its leader. Triberr members can follow as many tribes as they like, or they can petition to join a tribe.

With tribes on blogging, writing, reading, photography, travel and more, chances are good that you might find several tribes that interest you. Or, you can set up your own.

You don’t have to be a blogger to take advantage of Triberr. You can follow tribes and discover new blogs to read, blogs you may not find any other way.

I have joined one tribe so far. I share other tribe members’ posts on Twitter every day, usually with a teaser of my own. I can also approve all posts from another tribe member, and they will automatically post to my Twitter and Facebook feeds without more effort from me. It’s easy. It takes almost no time. And, it has been a great place to network with people beyond my own blogging community and expand my reach.

If you want to find new readers, I highly recommend Triberr. It’s new. It’s early. Now is the time to join a tribe.

In other bloggity news, I am slowly – VERY SLOWLY – updating my list of links to other blogs. If you see yourself there, please make sure you appear as you would like. If you do not, please be patient. I am adding links for my most interactive community members a few at a time, and I will get to you.

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  1. Thanks for this Andra, another way to spread the word about authors :)

    July 8, 2013
    • I believe there are tribes for that purpose, Chris. Please let me know how it turns out for you.

      July 8, 2013
  2. Dena #

    Sounds great! Going to check it out now. Thanks for sharing, beautiful Andra. xo

    July 8, 2013
    • Your little Roman James is a cutie, Dena. I’m so happy for you.

      July 8, 2013
  3. Thanks for the tip and the link Andra!

    July 8, 2013
    • Hope it is a good thing, Rob. I know you’re sick of social media. Twitter is the primary place I promote posts through Triberr, and it is the place most of the other bloggers promote me.

      July 8, 2013
      • Yeah, I signed up using Twitter, and hopefully will have muddled my way into the Random Bloggers tribe. I’m starting to like Twitter a lot more since I started blogging.

        July 8, 2013
  4. Thanks, Andra. What a great idea.

    July 8, 2013
    • Let me know how it works, Donna.

      July 8, 2013
      • I’m having trouble finding anything I want to re-blog, but I’ll keep trying. I wish they had a better feature to find blogs that are similar to mine. It’s pretty general and broad and blogs that seem the same in nature classed themselves in different categories.

        July 8, 2013
  5. This is very interesting, and I am now looking at their page

    July 8, 2013
    • If you sign up, please let me know.

      July 8, 2013
      • I have signed up under the same name, but I can’t work out how it works for the moment. There seem to be loads of Tribes with about 5 members. It looks good in principal though, and I appreciate the tip

        July 8, 2013
  6. Thank you Andra! More members welcome: the more, the merrier and the better outcome for everyone.

    July 8, 2013
    • I need to join a few more tribes myself. Yours has been awesome, Cate. (But I knew it would be.)

      July 8, 2013
      • *blushing furiously* It’s not just me, it’s the tribe members. Two more great people have joined thanks to your post. I owe you a bunch of flowers.

        July 8, 2013
  7. Thanks for sharing Andra. Will digg & tribe.

    July 8, 2013
  8. Andra, you read my mind. YES, I absolutely would love more readers AND more interaction on my blog. I will go check this out immediately. Thanks for the tip.

    July 8, 2013
    • James, I hope it works for you.

      July 8, 2013
      • I joined two tribes this morning and thus far no response from the chief or the Indians. LOL I updated my profile and connected my social media connections. I added the plugin to WordPress and activated it with my api 35 character number. I tested my RSS feed which now works. Now what?

        July 8, 2013
      • James, all of these things take time. It took a couple of days for a chief to get back to me, because managing the tribe is not usually their primary job. :) Be patient. You will hear something.

        July 8, 2013
      • I will be patient and wait and see what happens. :) I need to realize that not everyone lives online like I do. LOL Oh wait, even I have to focus on OTHER stuff ONLINE so that makes a lot of sense. (giggle) Thanks

        July 8, 2013
      • Andra, how will I know if someone has responded to me on tribeer? Will I get an e-mail notification? I used my jcmoffitt@icloud.com e-mail address and never got anything from signing up earlier this morning. Maybe I need to go check the spelling on the e-mail I gave them, maybe I screwed it up. Meh

        July 8, 2013
      • I went back and checked.

        July 8, 2013
  9. I use Triberr. It initially made a huge difference. Now I think it increases my traffic by about a third. I recommend it.

    July 8, 2013
    • I wondered whether you used it. Glad to know another blogger who’s seen results.

      July 8, 2013
    • Hello Chazz, what tribe are you in? Did you start your own tribe or did you join one or several? I joined and I think I have done all that I can do including leave some messages. Now I am in a holding pattern I suppose.

      July 8, 2013
      • Hey James. Shoot me an email at expartepress [at] gmail [dot] com. I’ll be glad to answer your questions. ~ Cheers! Chazz

        July 8, 2013
      • Chazz , sent you an e-mail yesterday and it bounced. I just copied the first part of your e-mail address straight into gmail so hopefully it worked just now. Thanks

        July 9, 2013
  10. This sounds like a good way to cut down on the work of trying to post everywhere! I am overwhelmed with work today, but will be checking this out when I can breathe again.

    July 8, 2013
    • It does automate things considerably, Helena. And of course, all dilettantes need more readers.

      July 8, 2013
      • I signed up, but am honestly so swamped I haven’t had time to explore.

        July 8, 2013
  11. Sounds like a good idea, Im gonna try it out too.
    Im veeery slow when it comes to social stuff, I havent even set my g+ page properly (I blame g, for me its been a hassle to deal with it)

    July 8, 2013
    • If you have a question about G+, shoot me an email. I probably know the answer.

      July 8, 2013
      • Ill try to get things done today, if my connection becomes stable.

        July 8, 2013
  12. This sounds good. Great even. But one more place for people not to fill out their complete profile. Should I go through and click out all the Gravatars of the comments proceeding this one on this post and call out the people who haven’t bothered to fill in their profile with their blog address? I can feel my blood pressure rising. I shall contain my rant. I promise to not let my head explore.

    But please folks, before you sign up for another service and wonder why your hits aren’t going up, make sure you have filled in your profile and done what you need to do on the services you are already using.

    Thank you. (Going to take my meds now.)

    July 8, 2013
    • *Cringing* I hope I’ve filled out mine………….I usually try to take care of that right away…….unless it’s Facebook, which is telling me my profile is only 46% complete right now……..and that’s fine by me.

      But, Carnell is right. You will only get a return on an investment if you actually make an investment, and that means following the rules, paying attention, participating, and generally giving more than you get.

      July 8, 2013
      • OK, so I will be really bad and plug my post on this. But only because I care. And because I am tired of trying to follow missing links. Or bad links.

        So, for some tips please check out http://www.michaelcarnell.com/steps-to-prove-you-are-a-professional. Not for you of course Andra! All your stuff is beyond good. :)

        July 8, 2013
      • I still don’t have my email address as my domain name, though. And, I have refused to move my blog to WP.org.

        July 8, 2013
      • Well, the org vs com is no big deal for you, but you really should use your own email address. Just sayin’!!

        July 8, 2013
      • I don’t know how to set it up. But, I know I need to do it. In fact, I need several of them.

        July 8, 2013
    • I concur with Michael and Andra. If you want exposure and for folks to find you, you must create an online presence. Michael’s article he linked to is awesome and gives all the gory details of how to do it.

      July 8, 2013
  13. Thanks for the tip :)

    July 8, 2013
    • You’re more welcome. Please let me know how it works for you.

      July 8, 2013
  14. Thanks, Andra. Will check into it.

    July 8, 2013
  15. Thanks, Andra. You are my blogging Yoda.

    July 8, 2013
  16. It takes me a while to come around to new styles, but I’ll see if it’s something for me.

    July 8, 2013
    • It may or may not be, Nate. I just throw these things up as ideas after I try them myself. They work for some people. They don’t work for others. If you do try it, please let me know how it goes.

      July 8, 2013
  17. Wonderful idea…I’m going to jump over there today!

    July 8, 2013
  18. Good Luck Duck #

    Thanks, Andra. I signed up, now I’m biting my nails and biding my time waiting for my login info to arrive.

    July 8, 2013
    • You ought to really benefit from it, Roxanne. Your blog is really specialized, and you’ve done such a good job of targeting it to the right places.

      Incidentally, I hope the caption on your bug photo in your last post did not apply to your situation. I have been thinking about you and wondering how things were on that front. I hope everything turns out as your heart desires.

      July 8, 2013
  19. This sounds great Andra. Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    July 8, 2013
    • You’re most welcome, Nancy. Please let me know how it works for you.

      July 8, 2013
      • I certainly will. Just requested membership to a health & fitness tribe. Fingers crossed they’ll let me in. ;-)

        July 8, 2013
  20. Hi Andra, is their a particular tribe you’d go for (as a writer)?

    July 8, 2013
    • I joined Cate Russell-Cole’s tribe because I know her. I applied to another one. I can’t remember which one, but it was a bunch of writers writing about writing. They rejected me because I don’t write about writing. I just write. Ha. I think that one was Becca Campbell’s tribe.

      July 8, 2013
  21. Wow! I’ll look into this! Thanks for the head’s up.

    July 8, 2013
  22. It sounds like a great way to discover new blogs. Thanks for the tip Andra!

    July 8, 2013
  23. This is very cool, Andra – thank you for sharing!

    July 8, 2013
  24. I will try it — I only feel bad because I follow very few blogs because I don’t get a lot of “me” computer time. But I read yours all the time. Feel free to reassess my blog and see if it’s one you’d recommend too! I think my solution is to fight for more “me” time, eh?

    July 8, 2013
    • Claudia, we all have to execute this journey our own way. I’m honored that you choose to read my blog as part of your me time. Thank you.

      July 8, 2013
  25. Thanks, Andra. Triberr sounds pretty neat. I love the name and the concept. I’ll have to check it out.

    July 8, 2013
  26. Hey Andra, it is like you took a peek at my “to do list” and decided to help with #1. Find a way to reach more readers! Thanks so much for the tip, I will check it out.
    Lisa

    July 8, 2013
    • So glad to hear it, Lisa, and to help. Please let me know if it pays off for you.

      July 8, 2013
  27. Thanks for the tip, Andra. Sounds like a better way to find like-minded bloggers without the hit-or-miss tags used by WordPress.

    July 8, 2013
    • Possibly, Phillip. I’ve found the community to be very giving so far.

      July 8, 2013
  28. Andra, thanks for this tip. As usual, there you are, out ahead of the crowd :-) And sharing.

    July 8, 2013
  29. Hi Andrea, that’s such a great way to build a community. I’ll check it out now and let you know what I think.

    July 8, 2013
    • Thanks, Christine. There are several travel/photography tribes there. You’d fit right in.

      July 8, 2013
  30. omtatjuan #

    Is this site easy to use for a Internet moron like me?

    July 8, 2013
    • You have a blog. Ergo, you are not an internet moron.

      It is pretty easy to use.

      July 8, 2013
      • omtatjuan #

        Correction: An Internet moron with a blog….. :) tell me it’s easy to use.

        July 8, 2013
      • I think it is very easy to use.

        July 8, 2013
  31. I meant to comment earlier, but I think I lost the battle with twitter’s login. And I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say then, but now I have something else entirely on my mind. Obviously, this one has stuck with me.

    There’s this attitude that I’ve seen in a couple of blogging conferences (I’m not gonna say names) that if you try to join a tribe and the people don’t reach back to you, you shouldn’t be offended because they may have already formed their tribe and all be at the same place and blah de blah bullshit and malarkey.

    I prefer your attitude (and Cate’s) infinitely. If I, as a blogger, had only been able to connect with people at my own blogging level when I started, I’d have wound up with a nontribe who had nothing in common with me. Because I ain’t no mommy blogger, but it was easier to find them than the writers, and I had no idea how to look. Took me six months of studied stupidity to get my brain around the whole thing. And the reason I WAS able to was that people who knew what the hell they were doing were nice to me. They said hello now and then and friended me on facebook (yes, I know, nexus of evil and all).

    And my current tribe is a mixture of experienced and inexperienced bloggers. The ‘tribes’ I’ve heard described before were really ‘cliques’ like in fucking high school. The attitude that a tribe is formed and doesn’t need any new members is bullshit. It’s like saying “I don’t want you to eat at our table”. A real tribe is a living entity with people moving in and out and back in again. I love this concept, and I may even get around to joining Triberr :).

    July 8, 2013
    • I love this comment, Jessie. I meant to respond last night, but I am trying to stay off devices after a certain time.

      I have said it before, but I will continue to say it. Being a success at anything requires sacrifice. The hard thing about blogging is not the writing. It is everything that goes along with the writing. Every day, I show up and give, because to get anything in life, be it readers or anything else, we have to give more than we get. One of the things I love about Triberr is how easy it is for me to give to others, without keeping score about who gives back to me. I know you understand this, but it zips right over so many heads.

      July 9, 2013
  32. You are a rock star. That is all. Oh, and in other news, I’ve been thinking of you because I killed my MacBook Pro (seems that leaky sippy cups and the laptop don’t mix well). So instead of paying hundred of dollars to fix it, I’m considering the new MacBook Air. I recall you mentioning in a comment that you would get an Air next? I’m looking at the 15 inch, and I could eat it it’s so pretty and light.

    July 8, 2013
    • The 15 inch would be my choice. MTM was looking at them the other day, because his new job is going to be a Mac office. He is going to have his Air before me. (Because, you know, I have to make actual money to buy one myself, and I’m not doing much of that at the moment.)

      July 9, 2013
      • Yes, not much actual money making here. So I charged it. I got the 13 inch (I made a typo and I don’t think they make a 15 inch?) I only looked at 11 and 13… The 13 inch is the same size as my fried MacBook… I like it. It’s a lot lighter and faster.

        July 15, 2013
  33. This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m pitching my spiritual memoir to an agent in 3 weeks and one of the things I’m told she looks at is how well you can build a social media network around your subject. I’m going to Triberr right now. Thanks.

    July 8, 2013
    • Tony, agents have said that to death to me. I don’t believe them anymore, but I hope yours means what she says. And, I look forward to reading your book. Please let me know when it comes out. Congratulations on finishing and on getting past this milestone!!

      July 9, 2013
  34. It seems to be like geocities and web rings all over again! :)

    July 8, 2013
  35. I’m always so fascinated, but then completely overwhelmed. I sometimes wish I knew who I was as a blogger, then maybe I’d know where my tribe is. You do give such great guidance, Andra. I’ll definitely look into it. I’m curious!

    July 9, 2013
    • Debra, you blog about what you’re interested in, and because you are a person of depth, that varies. It’s one of the things that makes your blog fun to read, though like mine, it doesn’t build a ‘niche’ or ‘category’ that people can quickly brand, slot in their minds and recognize. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you enjoy doing what you’re doing, however you choose to do it. xo

      July 9, 2013
      • Thanks, Andra. I will take a look at the tribes and see if I can fit in somewhere. LOL! Maybe someone else writes about their tortoise. Ha!

        July 10, 2013
  36. sugarbeechronicles #

    Thank you; this is great information. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get a wider audience and more followers, and to spread the word about fellow writers! :-)

    July 9, 2013
    • Let me know how Triberr works out for you.

      July 9, 2013
      • sugarbeechronicles #

        It was a little hard to set up on my phone, so I completed the process this morning on my laptop. So far, so good; I think I’m set up . . . now to see what happens!

        July 9, 2013
  37. Hello Andra! I was just blog hopping and thought I’d hop over to your neighbourhood :D
    Thanks for the tip and I’m just looking around the triberr site..it looks a little scary, I like to write but I still doubt that I write well enough! The good thing is that it will expose me to more blogs…

    July 9, 2013
  38. Thanks so much, Andra! This is going on my weekly blog round up :)

    July 9, 2013
  39. I just joined the Young Adult Writers Tribe.

    July 9, 2013
  40. Yet another place where I joined and promptly got intimidated and ran away before actually *doing* anything. Not that I make a habit of such behavior. Ahem. Perhaps a revisit is in order?

    July 10, 2013
  41. good morning! Andra and everyone else :) (Andra first coz its her blog :D ) anyway, i am very new to wordpress community and trying to mix up with all you good peoples.hope is there to get some useful tips, cheers! :)

    July 11, 2013
  42. You ARE a leader, a nexus, a hub
    I am a lonely molecule
    I fight for time to write
    Can I hire you?

    July 12, 2013

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