How To: Expand Your Twitter Tribe
“The tribe has spoken; please leave the tribal council immediately”. To most of you who have watched Survivor, the reality show, would find this familiar.
What is the first thing that comes through your mind when you talk about a tribe? Most of the time, it reminds us of people or groups of people living in the Amazon. True, but when you look at the bare essentials, a tribe is often related as a community.
Seth Godin talks about ‘tribes’ in one of his great videos at Ted, where he asked people to create a community of people that would believe in them. I talked about community in one of my recent article about twitter influence.
Have you got a tribe yet?
Most of the twitter users we know already have a tribe or a community of people who they connect with every single day; whether they realize this or not, and you could tell by the way they engage with each other or who they choose to respond to on Twitter.
Tribes are important because they are the one who would make us or help break us, they are the one who would retweet our tweets, they are the one who would help us. Instead of waiting for people to look for us, we should look for them.
If you don’t have a tribe and is looking for one, here are some places you can find a tribe:
People • Follow askaaronlee (too promotional.. *clears through*)
- #blogchat – if you’re a blogger and need blogging help
- #usguys – Amazing group of people who will welcome you and will ring the tribal bell when you join.
- Tweetdeck directory
- Tweet find
- Tlist aka Sulia (now)
- List atlas
- Mashable directory
Those are some places that would get you started to look for a tribe, start by following and engage with 5 people a day, it would definitely help you along your way. What about you? Where do you look for a tribe?
photo credits: pasukaru76 (sry bad internet)