#Triberr, #Amazon & Other Things Ellie Wants to talk about.

Last week I joined Triberr. The web based site which helps people form ‘tribes’ of like minded bloggers – making it easier to find each other and promote each other. Thanks to D’Elen McClain I was able to join a great group: Steamy Sexy Sensual Romance.

For newbies, here is my suggestions on what to do when you first join:

– If you have more than one blog, you’ll need to select ONE of your blogs to link to your account, along with one of your twitter names. (again, some writers have multiple names/blogs)- After you’ve done the sign up, BEFORE you do anything else, go to the button on the top called ‘bonfires’. That’s where people post comments as well as listings asking for ‘tribe mates’.- The whole process centers around ‘tribes’ – groups of people with similar blog categories, who cross promote each other on twitter. The easiest thing to do is find an existing tribe which has people of similar interest, etc. To do that go to bonfires.

– Once you click on bonfires you’ll notice a category list on the side. The ‘looking for tribes’ list has both people looking for a tribe AND tribes who need people. Scroll through and see if there’s anyone who is looking who you’re a good fit for. Leave a message for tribes which look like a good fit.

– AFTER you join a tribe when you click on the ‘home’ button, the blog posts which are from members of your tribe will show up as a list.

– Before you start approving posts, etc, go to your settings, under your name. Once you are on the setting page, click on ‘content’ settings. There you will see an option on *HOW OFTEN* you want the tweets from your tribe sent out. Say there are 10 posts from your tribe, you might want to space them out so you have something posting every hour. Or there are 25 posts, you might want to space them out every 30 minutes. You’ll need to decide. The default is every 20 mins, which can also keep.

Okay, back to the home button.

– When you click home, after you’ve joined a tribe, there’s a box with four sub tabs. The default is TRIBAL STREAM, this is the blog posts you’ll then tweet about.

TWO: Use the gear thing on the upper right corner if you need to change the title of a post, I put RT in front of all of mine, other people handle it in other ways. Some people have really *undescriptive* titles (Six Sentence Sunday #38!) which could be from anyone, including me!, so that’s why I do the RT thing.
THREE: once the title of the post is how you want it, THEN click approve to tweet it. Also hit the thumbs up button below that.

Each tribe will have rules about how often you have to retweet the posts. Do be sure to read them!!

There are many sites and even books which go into lots on how to get the most out of the medium, I’ve just posting what I’ve learned in my first week.
Now on to Amazon.
Other news, my blog tour is over. Still waiting to hear from KGBabbles about who won, I’ll be sure to contact the poster as soon as I hear. I also did NOT receive an email from Cupids Literary Connections. Best of luck to all those who made it past the first round! I love the site and the hostess, I’ll definitely be back for another shot.

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