37 is not much actually, but c’mon, this was my FIRST post on this blog. How can one possibly get 37 retweets on his very first post on a brand new blog?
I am not a twitter celebrity (not even close) and my tweets don’t get hundreds of retweets by default. So if that was your guess – I’m afraid you’re wrong. So what’s the answer then?
The answer is simple. It’s only one word actually – Triberr!
On the image above you can see how Triberr works: once you register there you are invited to import the RSS feed of your blog to the system. And from then every post you publish is being automatically retweeted by the members of your “tribe”.
This is exactly what what I needed for my blogging race.
I met Dino online and asked him for an invite. To my surprise he added me to the most powerful of all tribes on Triberr – “Anubis”. So thanks a lot, Dino, for bringing me to Triberr and huge thanks to mighty Anubis tribe for support!
Instead I want to write a kind of an open letter to Dino. I know he’s really passionate about his startup and always willing to improve it.
So here are a few features I would like Triberr to have:
Tweets Per Day – sometimes it happens, that mighty Anubis posts wa-ay to much. I am not trying to hurt anyone and say that their posts are not valuable, but the logic is simple – the more posts a person tweets in one day, the less important every single tweet gets for this person’s followers. Once your friend tweets 20 posts in a row, will you read all of them? I think that it might be a nice feature to allow people to set the number of posts they are willing to tweet per day.
Author Priority – let’s consider that we have a “tweets per day” setting. But how should Triberr choose the tweets that are more important for you? Well this can either be based on the overall author karma that exists on Triberr, or you should be able to assign a priority level to the members of your tribe. Thus, when guys with high priority post – they will inevitably get into your stream, but when they don’t – others may appear in your stream at that time.
Topics/Keywords – Anubis is huge, but I wish it to become even biger, because all of us will benefit out of it. However the more members we have, the more tweets we should tweet to support each other. But do we need to tweet ALL the posts after all? My answer is NO! It’s all about the topic of the post – I’ll gladly tweet all things marketing, as that is what my followers expect from me. But if I tweet about politics or travel – I doubt that those tweets will get any clicks from my followers. What about allowing to assign categories/topics/keywords to your posts before you send them to the stream? I’d be very happy if I could filter out only the tweets on topics that my followers are interested in.
My single piece of advice for new bloggers today would be to join Triberr right now! For someone with established blog and thousands of daily visitors it may not make any difference. But for those only starting out it’s a huge advantage!