I’ve used Triberr for the past six months, and it has been quite a drama.
Triberr is a new platform where like-minded bloggers can support each other by tweeting worthy posts. I’ve participated in a limited way because, up until now, the application was misguided, political and melodramatic.
I noticed two major problems:
Not just auto-tweets, but the expectation—even requirement—to auto-tweet other tribe members’ posts. I created my own little resistance movement and was nearly thrown out of a few tribes, but I’m happy to say that Triberr no longer has auto-tweeting. Therefore, I’m staying.
Some tribe members strongly believe that since people tweet your posts, you should always return the favor. I do, unless the blog posts aren’t very good or are blatantly self-promotional.
Everything you do and say reflects on your personal brand. You are what you tweet. Quality content is part of my brand, so I’ve had to ignore some barbs from people who I would happily tweet if their content aligned with what my audience expects from me.
Those are the downsides to Triberr, but let’s talk about the upsides and why you should consider this interesting innovation.