Have you seen this? It’s popping up everywhere.
I am having way too much fun over at Tribal Blogs and my traffic has been going up ever since. I can’t believe we are now 147 strong and after only one month with no advertising. All word of mouth.
It’s been great because people are Stumbling and Tweeting and Digging everyone else’s blog posts. Bloggers have been helping other bloggers solve problems and have been asking for advice. It’s been wild.
The reason for Tribal Blogs was to network with other bloggers and to increase traffic, using the toolbar and feed much like Entrecard does, except there aren’t all those crappy blogs that we all have to slog through. Each time I run the toolbar I visit great blogs, which I read because I don’t have to waste my time dropping cards on blogs I don’t like. Each day I am seeing more and more traffic from Tribal Blogs to my own blog. I get more hits from Tribal Blogs than I do from Entrecard which is fantastic because the people who visit by way of Tribal Blogs are actually reading what I have to say. My bounce rate has gone way down which is a really nice thing.
I didn’t expect to have so much fun. I’m not sure why, it’s not as if the members of Tribal Blogs aren’t all entertaining people, they really are. It’s just that you let loose a whole bunch of great bloggers and things start to get silly. Even the most serious topics are fun to read and respond to because we all have the same passion. We want more people to read our blogs and we will be damned if we don’t make that happen. I have met some of the most interesting bloggers on Tribal Blogs and I’m meeting new ones all the time. It never gets stale because someone is always recommending another great blog to read.
Yes, it has been an incredible amount of work and yes, I have created a lot of that work all by myself. What I mean is that I have messed things up by trying to be helpful. The Tribal Blogs IT guy warned me not to touch certain things. He specifically said not to install the update. I remembered for about week that I was not allowed to touch anything and then the memory of it was just gone. When I saw that there was an update available I said to myself:
“Ooh look, there’s a new update. I wonder if it doesn’t do really cool things”
I actually thought that as I was hitting the ‘update’ key.
And then everything crashed.
Joseph fixed everything, because he is an amazing and awesome geeky tech guy. He made me promise not to touch anything again and even suggested, strongly, that I write a little post-it note to myself and put it on my monitor. Which I have.
If you haven’t joined Tribal Blogs yet, what are you waiting for? Come on by, meet some new people, increase your blogs traffic and learn a few new tricks and tips from the pros.
Tribal Blogs is free to join, and if you want to have your blog featured in the toolbar (which everyone is using) and the feed page, you can become a premium member for a mere $6 per month. Pocket change. Come on over, we’re waiting for you!