Finding Your Blogging Tribe.

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Have you found your tribe?*

Just as in real life, people (and their blogs) come and go in the blogging world. Women you consider to be good friends today might disappear into the ether tomorrow.

And, since it’s difficult to judge tone and intent from a few flat lines of text, it’s easy to inadvertently offend someone—sometimes to the point where she no longer wants to associate with you (and your blog).

That abandonment can hurt. It can make you wonder what you did wrong—and why no one seems to like you anymore.

So, the problem becomes, how do you find your tribe? How do you find those women who think like you do and write about the same things as you do? Who laugh at the same jokes and cry the same tears?

How do you find the friends who will always have your back—in good times and in bad?

Sometimes you make a connection through a shared experience (like a pregnancy) and form a rock-solid bond.

Sometimes you make a connection through sheer persistence—commenting and tweeting until the person on the other end can’t help but notice.

And sometimes? Sometimes it’s just luck. You stumble on a blog, start reading, and before long find yourself saying, “me too! Me too!” Then, when she visits yours, she finds herself saying, “oh, I know. That’s so true!” And a friendship is born.

But even so, it’s hard to hang on to those people. Everyone’s busy, and when caught up in work,  life, and keeping your own blog up and running, it’s hard to give your blogging peeps the love they deserve.

I think that’s where Triberr comes in. I’m just getting started with it, but from what I can tell, it’s designed to make supporting your best blogging peeps effortless.

How it works is this:

  1. Someone sends you an invitation to join their tribe (membership is by invitation only).
  2. If you accept, you not only get to be in that tribe, you also get three tribes of your own to populate as you wish.
  3. Everyone within a certain tribe is networked together, so every time you tweet a post, they automatically tweet it out too.
  4. Suddenly your posts are seen by thousands of people you’ve never met, but your tribe mates have—increasing your chances of not only getting seen, but also of finding new friends—and making more of those lasting connections.

There’s a lot more to Triberr than that, but that’s the basic premise.

So even if you’re overwhelmed by life and can’t spend the time you should, your friends are there for you—keeping your blog strong and your traffic high (and you’re there to do the same for them).

And that? Is pure awesomeness in my book.

What do you think about Triberr? Have you joined yet? Do you want to be part of my tribe? Let me know if you do—I have lots of invitations to give out!

Photo courtesy of Sean Dreilinger.

Mama’s Losin’ It

16 Comments on Finding Your Blogging Tribe.

  1. Miriam T.
    June 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm (5 years ago)

    I completely agree that joining the right tribe is SO important. When it first came out, I was randomly invited to a Tribe and got linked up with some blogs that were posting content that weren’t the right fit. I completely left Triberr at that point since I didn’t like the lack of control over my tweets. I’ve since found a Tribe that is more aligned with my posts and it’s going well so far.

    I’d definitely recommend that people check out the other blogs in the potential tribe to make sure there aren’t any content conflicts.

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    • Amber
      July 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm (5 years ago)

      That’s a really good idea! I’ll have to remember that.

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  2. Rebecca
    June 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Sounds like something I’d like to try out. How cool!

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    • Amber
      July 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm (5 years ago)

      I’ll keep you in the loop. I have to figure out how to do it!

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  3. Cam
    June 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm (5 years ago)

    what a great idea. i’ve started doing something similar with a fellow blogger. i’d love to be a part of your tribe! thanks for sharing. :)

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    • Amber
      July 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago)

      Cool. Stay tuned…

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  4. Crystal
    June 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm (5 years ago)

    That sounds great! I’ve done stuff like BlogFrog and Networked Blogs, but I haven’t tried anything like a tribe before! I’d love to give it a try!

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    • Amber
      July 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago)

      I’ll let you know as soon as I figure it out!

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  5. Savvy
    June 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm (5 years ago)

    I came over from MommaKats. I’ve never heard of Triberr before. I’m not sure if my blog is a fit, I’m a crazy diying momma that doesn’t fit in a box. Seriously after seven kids I just can’t fit, but I’m up for anything that saves time and makes managing that time easier.

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  6. Erin
    July 1, 2011 at 8:59 am (5 years ago)

    As previously stated, I am a social networking shipwreck. I tried and failed. I failed to see the point, can’t figure it out – just end up frustrated…but…

    that being said, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to belong to ANY “tribe” that included you:)

    YOU RULE!

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    • Amber
      July 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago)

      Social networking does have a big learning curve. It’s worth it in the end though, I swear!

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  7. Adrienne
    July 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never heard of that social network. I’ll have to check it out. I liked this post. The relationships we form on here are much like those IRL. We do have to click (find that special something)with each other.

    This blog design is beautiful btw!

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  8. Allison @ Alli n Son
    July 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I was wondering what Triberr was. Now I must check it out.

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  9. BalancingMama (Julie)
    July 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm (5 years ago)

    So glad we’re connected! I often feel like we’re experiencing the very same issues. I like Triberr when I control my own tribe. I only want to promote quality blogs, but I only have control of it in my own. I find I’m now promoting a couple giveaway/review blogs, which have a valid place out here, but I normally wouldn’t retweet those all the time.

    I invited YOU because I’m happy to share your posts!

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  10. BalancingMama (Julie)
    July 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm (5 years ago)

    And BTW, if you have a couple great bloggers to recommend, let me know and they can join MAVERICK. I prefer mostly parenting content and only occasional product stuff. Would love 2-3 more quality members! :-)

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    • Amber
      July 5, 2011 at 10:19 am (5 years ago)

      I’ll send you a DM with some addresses…

      Reply

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