Join Our Comment Posse on Triberr

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I’ve exhaulted the value of commenting for ages, including in my column, Why I Comment All the Time. Lately, my life has been so hectic that my commenting has devolved to a slight drizzle. Consequently, so have the comments on my web-site. Think there’s a correlation?

NOTE: We filled up our thirty spots in 24 hours! There will be turnover, so stay in touch for those opening spots!

At #blogchat the other night, we were discussing this very fact and my belief that a Comment Posse is a great way to jumpstart a new blog – and keep an old one vital. So, I’ve started a new Comment Posse.

What’s a Comment Posse?

Simply, it’s a group of like-minded folks, who respect and agree to comment on each other’s columns/blogs. It’s a simple Quid Pro Quo relationship where I scratch your back and you give me a full massage. Just kidding.

I’ve formalized this via a Triberr Tribe called The Comment Posse. Now, I want to invite bloggers who are willing to commit to it! That commitment means you will tweet out everyone’s feed – when it’s relevant to your followers – and you will endeavor to comment on many, if not all of them.

Naturally, it means the same for you – you get your columns tweeted by the tribe and comments in return – it’s called Quid Pro Quo (anyone know what that means?). This does NOT mean you or other tribe-mates have to tweet or comment on every single post in the stream. We will seek ONLY those bloggers/writers that post a limited amount of no more than 6 or so times per week and do not do giveaway type blogs much, if at all.

In my case, I post about 6 times a week, but really only 2-3 of my full-length columns merit comments. My #DadChat pre-post, for example does not, nor does my Radio Show and comic strip posts. If a member of the Tribe wants to comment on all, that’s swell. I hope and expect most all will be tweeted though.

The content of each other’s blogs can and should be varied. I do not want a limited world view with this tribe. There’s value in learning about other things from smart peeps like those that will be in this tribe!

I’m going to monitor the members of our tribe. Susan Cross (@SusanCross1) – is the first member! We have 28 more spots! And I’m going to be a strict Chief and banish those from the tribe who do not participate in body and soul to the Social Media out-lands! Are you in? If so, hit me up with a tweet or email ([email protected]). If you’re not a member of Triberr, join first (it’s free), and then hit me up…but be gentle, please?

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  • http://wichita.schoolofrock.com/blog Jason Ramsey

    sounds like a good idea

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      I did it as much to get ME back to commenting as any other reason!

  • http://generationbsquared.com/ Linda Bernstein

    Ok, I’m on Triberr. What next?

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @WordWhacker:twitter – next is getting your RSS feed hooked up – then I can take you thru the easy steps of approving and sending out the feed in our tribe!

  • http://twitter.com/OrganizerSandy Sandy Jenney

    I joined your comment posse tribe, so I figured I should comment on your post about commenting. lol Great idea Bruce. Thanks!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Now @OrganizerSandy:twitter – that is the way to start it off! TY!

  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

    I’ll be interested to see how it works out.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Well, if I’m TOUGH enough it will work out @TheJackB:twitter 

  • http://twitter.com/heidicohen HeidiCohen

    Bruce–

    It’s important to bear in mind that roughly 1% of readers will comment, especially since it’s easier to share content socially. 

    I’m in.

    Happy marketing,
    Heidi Cohen

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @HeidiCohen – yes, but I’m shooting for [email protected] in our @Triberr:twitter Comment Posse tribe!

  • Patrick

    I’m definitely in, Bruce!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      You are indeed, Patrick!

  • http://twitter.com/dinodogan Dino Dogan

    Commenting of such paramount importance to a blogger. This year we’ll be making few major improvements to Triberr’s comment system that will have a two fold effect. 

    Decrease the amount of time it takes to comment, and increase the amount of juice a blogger is able to squeeze out of every interaction. We have some fun and innovative ways we’re gonna do that up our sleeve 🙂

    Thnx for being an awesome triberr  🙂

    Dino
    Founder of Triberr

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      What makes you @DinoDogan:twitter and @Triberr:twitter so awesome is your constant effort to make it better!

    • http://thisbeast.com/ netster

      Dino, We can’t sort stream by tribe at the moment? 

      • http://twitter.com/dinodogan Dino Dogan

        The Filter link is tiny, I’ll grant you. But it’s there, right on top of your stream. And there is an option to sort by tribe. Lemme know if you cant find it, but I have a feeling that now that you know it’s there, you’ll def find it 🙂

        • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

          Thx @twitter-94173593:disqus – now, what do I have to do to get more peeps allowed in the tribe – that won’t cost me? LOL…We filled up in 24 hours with GREAT people!

        • http://thisbeast.com/ netster

          Ha ha ha Thanks Dino! I got it! <3

  • http://www.ericpbutts.com/ EB

    So, is this where the commenting begins? My comment is that 30 people sounds more like a small army than a posse 🙂

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Well, we don’t know yet @EButtsCPA:twitter how many people will deliver (comments)!?

  • http://thisbeast.com/ netster

    Wo! This is awesomeness! I’m in.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @netster23:twitter – you need to join Triberr first – it’s free – then I can invite you! 

  • http://twitter.com/SteveCassady Steve Cassady

    Great Community Building and I like the rules.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      We’re full already! AMAZING…and you didn’t get in @SteveCassady:twitter – UGH – but I’m sure we’re going to have turnover so stay in touch!

  • http://twitter.com/SandyAppleyard Sandy Appleyard

    Hi Bruce.  This may be a dumb question and I apologize for it but I wondered if this comment would be just on Triberr or would it be on the blogger’s site, or both?  

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      The only dumb question – I tell my kids – is NOT asking it @OrganizerSandy:twitter – I think when you comment on Triberr, those that have enabled that function, it automatically appears on the website. But, my intention is that we comment on each other’s blogs!

  • http://www.dadblunders.com/ dadblunders

    Bruce,

    As you already know, I LOVE this idea! I am in for sure! The one problem I always have with commenting is finding the time to make the rounds but I “generally” seem to manage alright! I am hoping we can work out the details on the filtering system and I left a comment about in triberr suggestions (so we will see). I have always been fairly committed to making comments on other peoples blogs and even wrote the piece about “Value Commenting” (which 4 months later is still getting tweeting). 

    I do post an occasional product post and have a few more planned for the future but as you are well aware I enjoy writing content that is meaningful and parenting related. (okay one of the reasons I took the review job I have was because it was on video games ….and my mom said video games would never amount to anything)!

    Aaron Brinker

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      As you know @DadBlunders:twitter – we filled up this tribe in a day! I do NOT want the goal of this tribe to be a burden. We each know our own followers – the tribe is as eclectic as can be as far as content so each member needs to ONLY comment when they have and want to say something! As far as tweeting, I think we should endeavor to send out many more than we might comment on – though the giveaways and such will not be often things I tweet. 

      This is to be FUN – not to be pressure or work!

  • David Weber

    This is a very interesting concept, the idea of a comment posse and the commitments made as part of it.  The variations on community, community-building and communitarianism that are continually emerging in the world of digital communication and social media are some fascinating phenomena!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      And YOU, Professor, are my best and most regular and most eloquent commenter! TYVM!

  • http://generationbsquared.com/ Linda Bernstein

    I can’t get my RSS set up. Did you see this?  7 Signs You are Not a Good Blogger | Jeffbullas’s Blog http://bit.ly/14hbdhK I think I’m a good writer, but a lousy blogger. But I will certainly comment on people’s blogs because I want to be a better blogger. As soon as I figure out how to configure my RSS.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @twitter-94173593:disqus – would you please help my friend Linda aka @wordwhacker:twitter with her RSS feed – I had my share of troubles at the starts, as you remember, and still rely on Heather and you to help me out with this stuff. Thx much!

  • Ross Quintana

    I am interested in your comment tribe, and already try and do a lot of commenting. Please send me an invite. My blog is SocialMagnets.net

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Ross, we are full at the moment and I don’t want it to get too big. BUT, there will be both drop-outs and I’ll drop out those that don’t sincerely participate – @Ross_Quintana:twitter