When you were growing up did you ever want to join a tribe? It was not high on my list of of things to do! Then again for many years the only type of tribe that I was familiar with were the ancient tribes and the tribes in third world countries.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or never turn on a computer you know that online tribes are all the rage.
An online tribe is a group of people who gather and and form a group to encourage and promote each other. There are syndication tribes where the members share each others content on twitter, facebook, digg, stumbleupon, etc. There are also commenting tribes where the members comment on each others posts.
There are other kinds of tribes but the kinds that I have participated in and I have to say that the benefits of a commenting tribe are much more significant for many reasons!
More Comments – since the main point of a commenting tribe is to comment on each others blogs obviously more comments are brought to your blog. Generally speaking the law of reciprocity is at work here, the more you give to others the more that you will receive.
Better Quality Posts – There are many aspects of a tribe that can help you to produce better quality posts. You learn from reading other blogs, you gain feedback from your comments, you discover which posts get the most shares, and learning through writing more posts.
Networking – You get to me meet a lot of great people who have similar goals as you do. You can brainstorm with them, ask questions, give your ideas, and so much more.
Gain Credibility and Social Proof – When othersÂ see all the comments that you receive on your blog they will be more likely to stick around and see what you have to say because they see that so many others find value from you.
Discover Your Potential – If you really challenge yourself in a tribe you will find that you can do more than you thought you could. Whether it be more posts per week, more commenting, replying to your own comments, or some other goal you will probably surprise yourself!
Better Alexa Ranking – I have seen a big improvement in my alexa ranking since I joined the Prove It group in January and two other tribes since then. I have heard others share the same from their participation in tribes!
What amazing benefits have you discovered from tribes?
To Your Success,