One of the best ways to convince bloggers to comment on a blog is to blog about blogging. It is like waving a red flag in front a bull, we can’t help but lower our horns and charge into the fray.
Thirty days ago I took a shot at proving that point by posting about Triberr and some thoughts about what it could do for bloggers.
My position on what I like and dislike about Triberr hasn’t changed. It still serves as one of the best tools/resources I have found online. It is has helped introduce me to some very fine people and made it possible to build this blog more effectively and efficiently than I can do without a separate marketing budget.
It also has provided an opportunity to experiment a bit and I love doing that. I am a huge proponent and fan of experimenting with social media. The platform as a whole really lends itself to that.
So what I did was join a super tribe and now I am watching/waiting to see if this turns into a huge success or if it will be a mistake. I share some of those thoughts in the video below and on Jayme’s post about how not to use Triberr.
But How Do You Measure The Impact Of Triberr On Your Blog
I touched upon this in a comment I left at Bill’s blog.
A few thoughts to consider:
The extra reach that Triberr provides is good, but it is value is limited. If you figure out how to make it more than just broadcasting a message and convert it into engagement you have a stronger tool to work with.
Engagement is your best friend, at least when it comes to monetizing your blog. It is a tool you can use to sell sponsorships and those are usually better than trying to sell ads based upon CPMs, CPCs and CPAs. Most of us don’t have enough traffic to make those work as well as we would like them to.
Sponsorships are different. Flat free sold each month means you know exactly what you are getting paid, but that is tied into a different conversation.
Each of us needs to ask and answer why we are here and what we hope to accomplish. It is not something you have to share here in the comments. It is just what we need to know to help construct a plan of action. That plan doesn’t have to be anything more sophisticated than just have fun,it all depends on what you want.
If you don’t know why you are blogging or what you want to accomplish you are going to find measuring the impact to be challenging. It is not just about how Triberr can help increase your reach and or augment the social proof of your influence.
There is a bigger picture here, but you can’t really touch on that without more data and that doesn’t come without answers to those questions.