You don’t need to use link bait to get traffic or to generate comments on your blog. That is because the easiest and most effective way to generate comments and interaction is to blog about blogging.
There are few things that bloggers like to talk about more than blogging. That is because the majority of us are interested in growing our readership and expanding our reach.
It doesn’t matter whether we agree that comments are not currency or say that we blog because we love to write. This is not profound or insightful, it is common sense. Look around the blogosphere and you will find 2,8762,382 posts about how to become a better blogger.
I’ll spare you my snarky comments about how most of those posts are noise and how few of them provide practical advice. There is a reason that most blogs have a life of 90 days or less. You can blame some of that on unrealistic expectations and some upon ineffective use of resources.
Social Media Is About People- Triberr’s Role
Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest and all of the other social media platforms are sometimes mistaken for being the engine that drives social media. That is simply inaccurate.
People are what power social media.
What I like about Triberr is that it provides an easy way to meet other people. I am not just talking about like minded individuals either. Triberr offers sort of a central gathering spot in which bloggers can meet and begin relationships.
That is where I have found the biggest value. It is responsible for my introduction to Gini, Jayme, Danny, Mark, Kaarina, Judy, Mark, Jens, Craig, Bill and a ton of others who really should be mentioned here. Posts about Triberr stimulate discussion and make me think about what I am doing and why.
Thought is a good thing. I don’t like everything about it.
What I Don’t Like
I am not a fan of the Triberr commenting system. It is a nice idea but if you don’t have it installed on your blog those comments are lost. It reminds me a bit of some of the challenges that RSS presented when it got to be big. People stopped visiting blogs and spent their time elsewhere.
It has had a significant impact upon Twitter and created more noise and confusion. You have to work extra hard to carry on conversations. If you have a lot of tribesmen it makes it more challenging for you to not be seen as someone who spends more time broadcasting and less time engaging.
If you are not strategic about building and joining tribes you can find yourself in a position where your content is rarely shared and or placed in a position in which tribesmen are upset because you don’t share their content.
What I Like
I love the exposure to other bloggers. I have met some remarkable people and good friends have come from that. That exposure to other people I might not have met has been wonderful because I have learned a lot.
Triberr has helped to create and build the community around my blog. It has been an invaluable source of information and I am grateful to Dino and Dan for starting it. I see it being worth the tradeoffs that have been made.
It provides opportunities for growth on a number of fronts and that is always a good thing. It has become one of my favorite social media tools and resources.
Questions for you
Do you use Triberr?
Do you like it?
Do you have tips for using it?
I am curious to see what would happen if I blogged about wanting to raise a million dollars. Do you think Triberr can help?
Why do people insist on dressing up their dogs in ridiculous clothing?
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
Disneyland or Disneyworld?