Sunday, February 5, 2012

#5 of Mimi's 13 Promotional steps




Posted December 3, 2011

Step 5.  Twitter – About six months ago, I decided that Twitter would be one of the best ways to get news out to the big wide social-media world, and so I worked really hard, gave up hours a day and started trying to build my followers. At that time, I had approximately 400 followers, and I am now over the 2,000 mark. Again, was it worth all the hours I put into it, the effort it took and the time away from my writing? I did meet wonderful people and wouldn’t give up knowing these new friends for anything in the world. So, yes it was worth it. And the proof came when just recently "My Cheeky Angel" the book I self-pubbed and released in September was chosen as one of five best paranormal books of the month, and I was able to turn to my friends on twitter where I know a great many of my votes came from.~~~


Update…last I looked I had 2,400 followers.


*Okay…I know I cheated going straight to step 5 since I hadn’t yet done posts on steps 3 & 4 but I will get back to them later. Right now I’ve just opened my own Tribe on Triberr called Blog with Mi! and I just had to share it with you.



Before I go any further, I guess I should tell you what Triberr is all about. It’s a blogging support network to help you get traffic to your blog.

You need more of an explanation? - Okay this is how I see it.


I used to put out a blog post, and if I was lucky, I might be able to tweet about it a few times a day. My stats weren’t so good unless I went to all my loops and begged friends to come and visit. As time went on, more people did start to come around, but the numbers were still pretty dismal. It helped to write about topics that would draw people, or invite interesting guests that brought along their own friends, but still the numbers were sorta depressing. And, since my tweets would only get to my own approximate 2,000 followers, I didn’t really have much of a reach through the twitter world.


But…once I joined Triberr and was invited to join a few tribes, I found that when all my 77 tribal mates tweeted about each new blog I published, my blog link spanned to over 370,000 followers. The tweets were released over intervals depending on when my mates got around to sending them, which was good. (On Triberr, everyone has a home page with a stream of their tribe mate’s blogs, and there’s buttons by each one to approve sending whichever tweets you feel you’d want your followers to see. Totally your choice.)


Two things necessary to use this social media site: have a blogsite that’s active and have a twitter account with followers….the more the better. Remember many in the tribes have thousands of followers they’ve worked hard to find so it’s imperative that you keep working on your own lists.  


So….have I tweaked your interest? I hope so. If I have, go check Triberr out and join. Research the site so you get a feel for what it’s all about. Watch the how-to videos to get a better idea of what else is available there.  And if you want to join with me in my new tribe, send me an e-mail at: mimibarbour@hotmail.com with your twitter and blogsite addresses  and I’ll be glad to issue you an invitation to Blog with Mi!








For this Valentine's Blog Hop I will be happy to present the lucky winner with a $10 Amazon Gift certificate. All you need to do is leave a comment with your e-mail address. And, I'll be adding your names to my newsletter list, so I hope you won't mind getting a periodic letter from me telling of new releases and special news!


Latest review for My Cheeky Angel!
another 5 stars
so cool!!



5.0 out of 5 stars My Cheeky Angel, February 3, 2012
This review is from: My Cheeky Angel (Angels with Attitudes) (Kindle Edition)
My Cheeky Angel (Angels with Attitudes)

I started reading My Cheeky Angel the other day and couldn't stop.
Somewhere around 2:30 to 3:00 in the morning I finished it but it's been
quite awhile since I stayed up because I just had to see what happened
next. I loved Annie and Ty along with their guardian angel, Celi. It was a
nice twist to have an angel with a gravelly voice from smoking in place of
some ethereal being who seems too perfect to have ever been an earth bound
mortal.

Pat Amsden
(I luv Pat!!!)


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42 comments:

  1. Lots of information to process. All good.

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  2. Great job, Mimi!
    I learned something. I'm impressed with your hard work.
    I enjoy twitter, but I have not perfected using it for a promotional tool by any stretch.

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  40. Hi there,
    What a great turnout for the blog and I'm happy to announce that Teressa Oliver was chosen as the winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Certificate.
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