Dude, Where’s Your Tribe?

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Social Networking Tips

If you are not currently in a tribe, you are missing out on one of the hottest trends on the internet right now!  What in the world am I talking about?  Well, Webster’s Online Dictionary (www.merriam-webster.com) defines “tribe” as a social group comprising of persons or groups having a common character, occupation, or interest.  Well, the cyber tribes of today are no different. A cyber tribe is simply a group of cyber friends that create a social network to help each other find success. Not unlike the nomadic tribes of the past, we stick together with common causes and offer our support from one web site to the next.

Many characteristics can link these loyal and like-minded individual tribe members.  They can be linked by city origin, a professional sports team, famous people or simple things like pizza and cars. Tribes can be a very influential social network that persuades public opinion and even moves business decisions. A successful tribe can take a message, be it individual or corporate, and in seconds have it on blogging sites and social networks around the world.  This message can then be picked up by other tribes and spread through their network causing a second wave of distribution.  The possibilities are endless.

This is so big!   Two of the biggest problems you and your business will have is getting people to your blog site and moving it up on search engines so people can find you.  Well, this takes care of both problems.  When you belong to a tribe, you have access to numerous people that will visit your site in the name of helping you out and then you do the same for them.  That takes care of traffic, which will in turn drive you up higher on the search engines.  This is crucial because they love to see that your site is active and people are visiting you.  It is definitely a win/win situation for all the tribe members involved.

So, how do you get involved with one of these wonderful tribes?  You can either join one that is already established, which I had the privilege of doing, or just start your own.  Search all the social network sites for people with the same interests as you and approach them with the idea.  Believe me, no one is going to pass up on a way to get free traffic to his or her blog/website.  After you have assembled a group of at least 20 people to start, you can begin spreading the wealth around by syndicating each other’s content.  You can start with a group of any size, but the bigger the better; so all your visits don’t come from just a few people.  Concentrate on building the group larger and larger as you go along.

Ok, now that you have your tribe started, it is time for the “oh so powerful” tribe syndication.  Syndication means commenting on each other’s blogs posts and videos, retweeting their content, tagging them on FB, joining them on Linked In and basically sharing their content on every social site you can think of.  This does take a lot of time because you want to do this for each person in your group, every single week.  Because this is virtually impossible if you have a large group, you might want to break the tribe into smaller groups of say 5 or 6 people to form mini tribes. You concentrate on that mini tribe for a few weeks and then trade for different members for a few more weeks until you get around to everyone.  Rinse and Repeat…

Even though having mini tribes may help with the workload problem, it is still each person’s responsibility to engage in the process.  Everyone has to have accountability to his or her group or it won’t work.  Each and every person has to dedicate themselves to the process of showing up and participating every week.  In fact, I would strongly suggest having some rules in place for habitual no-shows that everyone agrees upon from the beginning.

Again, this is a very powerful tool you can use to get your content out into cyber space.  Take full advantage of it!  Please feel free to contact me on my blog if you are interested in joining the tribe I belong to or want more information.

Yours in Success,

glynahumm.com

Comments

23 Responses to “Dude, Where’s Your Tribe?”
  1. Getting ready Gylna for the Tribal Pow Wow tomorrow night. Great post on what Tribes will be doing in the future.
    .-= Nelson Schroeder´s last blog ..“My Hero had Feet of Clay” =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Nelson – I love Tribin!

  2. Val Wilcox says:

    Glyna,
    Love this article! You really carried through on the main points of a Tribe. Everyone pulling their weight is so essential. Tribes take Masterminding to another level, at least to my way of thinking.

    Wonderful,
    Val
    .-= ValWilcox´s last blog ..Dude, Where’s Your Tribe? =-.

  3. “Tribes make our lives better” 🙂
    pg 3 TRIBES by Seth Godin

    Thanks Glyna bringing more awareness to the Tribe!

    Rebecca 🙂
    .-= Rebecca David´s last blog ..Coming Soon! =-.

  4. Glyna,
    The title of this post alone is so funny, it draws me in immediately. I love your sense of humor and how it comes out in your writing. And yes indeed, being down with a Tribe is the greatest thing ever online these days! Glad to be a part of yours… 🙂
    ~Mary Lou
    .-= Mary Lou Kayser´s last blog ..Hard Work and The Power of Plastic Shoes =-.

  5. Love the energy is this post. I can sense the power and positive
    benefits of joining arms in a niche all working together to grow.
    And the tips for starting up a syndication alliance are great.:)

    Like you said dedication is going to be a key.
    Accountability – right?
    .-= Robin Lynn Brooks´s last blog ..First Colors of Spring Planning My Garden =-.

  6. BethAllen says:

    Great post on tribes, thanks Glyna!

    Yes, gathering with a tribe is all about raising the vibration of the collective ~ everyone must share a common passion and a common commitment ~ and with that, the sky’s the limit!

    I love the energy you bring, keep it coming!
    .-= BethAllen´s last blog ..BethNelsonAllen: Do You Squidoo? http://is.gd/aShg2 (via @donna_tribe) =-.

  7. Tribes are incredible. I have to copy everyone else and say I love your energy, too. It is like you can just feel it when you read this. It is amazing.
    .-= Jaden Daniels´s last blog ..Does Law of Attraction Work? =-.

  8. Dude… where is your TRIBE?

    Well Glyna, I dare say that you have found yours! Just stepping in to your world of GlynaHumm.com is a pleasure. There is a vibration of order, strength, and vitality about this blog… it’s clean, colorful appearance invites you in and is easy on the eyes.

    Sorry.. got carried away with the feel of the place! (LOL) Back to the blog…
    You make some great points about Tribes… their formation, inner workings and reciprocal benefits and strengths.

    I think that you made a strong case about how advantageous it is to be a member of a tribe and why everybody should seek out such alliances.

    thanks for sharing…

    Chris

  9. Glyna Humm says:

    You guys are awesome – thanks for the great comments!

    Chris – you crack me up:)

  10. jean says:

    Hi Glyna,
    belonging to a Tribe is such a great feeling, no more struggling on your own
    you explain it so well,
    accountability is so important and a must for everyone.
    I love the community.
    .-= jean´s last blog ..Knowing ‘Your Why’ =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Jean – I totally agree with you – our tribe rocks!

  11. I share the same thoughts with you on this whole Tribe concept Glyna.. It is so powerful and yet so underestimated by some people.. Tribes can really unleash the power of syndication.. It is also amazing to see that others are able to step up their game and bring their voice out! Tribes are really taking over and I’m glad to be a part of it.

    ~ Farzad Taghavi
    .-= Farzad Taghavi´s last blog ..My Cutting Edge Insider Tip’s & Tricks Series – Lesson #1 “You Need To Acquire The Right Mindset!” =-.

  12. The tribe concept is brilliant! 🙂 Absolutely love love love the tribe!

    Great post Glyna! 🙂
    .-= Anna Johnston´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I agree with you Anna – tribes are awesome!

  13. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I am so glad you found this helpful:)

  14. Glyna,
    We are huge fans of the real benefits that everyone can enjoy by participating in a tribe. You nailed it on the head though in your comment that you must make the efforts to receive the rewards, and this is no different than just about everything else.
    Thanks for thoroughly explaining the benefits and work behind a successful tribe!
    Dave and Dawn

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – I love the tribes I belong to. They have made all the difference in the traffic to my blog! Thanks for the comments:)

  15. Matthew Neer says:

    Glyna, tribal syndication is one of the easiest ways to get OTHER people to promote your content online. This in turn, generates massive exposure for your blog and in return all that is asked of you is to simply tweet, comment, and syndicate one of their posts. It’s totally a win-win for anybody involved with tribes online. #TribeTSA
    .-= Matthew Neer´s last blog ..Network Marketing Lead Generation =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Matthew – I love my tribes and couldn’t do without the syndication and also meeting great people like yourself! Thanks!

  16. Nick Logan says:

    Glyna…I’ve been out of the loop for the last few months. I had to stop by your blog and see what you’ve been up to. You truly “GET IT” when it comes to Tribes…

    I have a helicopter friend who has his own business and his own website etc. I was showing him around a blog and all the advantages a blog has over a website. He knew exactly what I meant. Having a website does not mean people will actually go to it.

    He understand instantly how powerful blogging can be and to add on top of that…the POWER OF A TRIBE!!!
    Nick Logan´s last blog post ..Blogging For Beginners One of the First Steps

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Amen Nick:) Belonging to a tribe has been one of the most important things I have done since being online. Helping each other succeed is what it is all about! Thanks

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