Join me every Saturday as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Do you like Triberr?
When I first started blogging, I hadn’t even heard of Triberr. It was something I discovered late last year and when I found it, I thought it was awesome. A way to have so many more people seeing my posts and to discover posts I otherwise wouldn’t have. And I’m pretty sure that it did increase my page views. It definitely connected to me other bloggers and expanded my reach incredibly.
So why did I just quit Triberr, then? It obviously was doing it’s job, right?
It was. But it had a side-affect that was way too negative for me. It cut me off from the main place I like to connect with bloggers: Twitter. How so? Well there were so many posts for me to share on a daily basis that every 30 minutes I was tweeting a link from someone in my Triberr feed. And just about every tweet to me was a Triberr tweet. I have notifications for tweets with @BerlsS (my twitter name) on my smart phone, but I started ignoring them because it was almost always just a tweet about my post. Instead I would wait until I could go online and scroll through the hundreds of tweets for the day and try to find any that were actually directed at me.
Suddenly, communicating on Twitter was too much work. And I was missing tweets from people, sometimes not seeing them until hours if not days later. I almost missed out on a giveaway win because of it! I felt like my twitter feed just looked like spam – you didn’t know if the post I shared was because I was actually interested in it or it was just on my list. So what reason was there to pay any attention to my tweets? To engage with me? And if you did and I didn’t respond for hours, days, or maybe ever – why tweet me again?
So even though Triberr was definitely doing it’s job, it was taking away something way more important to me – blogger contact. Sure I love it when I see that a post was particularly popular or that my page views are on the rise. But I’d rather be talking to other bloggers and know that they probably aren’t filtering me off as a spam tweeter than have my post blasted all over the place. And if you want to share a post you read and enjoyed, you can do it from the page – which is the way I’d rather have my posts shared anyway – because you liked it and want to share it with others.
Do you like Triberr? I think it does it’s job, but it’s not for me.