How To Move the Blogging Industry Forward

I spend countless hours thinking about how to make Bloggers more successful. But first, let me define what a “blogger” is in my mind.

Anyone who creates content online, minus Twitter and Facebook status updates. That’s it…pretty simple, right?

From a Blogger hobbyist, to a Blogger Journalist, across Writers, podcasters, and vloggers. All are Bloggers in my eyes.

Big Blog Adventage

Big blogs have multiple authors, staff, editors, they publish many times per day, and generally can pull off things singular bloggers can’t.

That’s where Triberr comes in.

Triberr gives small bloggers the features that were previously available only to blogs with deep pockets, staff, and editors.

Let’s list them, one by one.

Content Distribution / Traffic

When Dan and I started Triberr, the first problem we wanted to solve was how to enable new Bloggers to effectively compete for Attention in the Blogosphere that’s really not set up for small Bloggers.

Today, Triberr sends around 2 Million visits (per month) to blogs that previously barely had any traffic. So, we think we have effectively solved the traffic dilemma for new Bloggers.

Content Generation / Guest Posts

Then we rolled out ReBlog feature. This enables Triberr members to obtain content for their blog.

It’s a lot like having a guest post, but way easier. Learn more about it here.

ZERO Loss of Engagement

Triberr comment system does something NO OTHER comment system can do.

It carries the comment from one ReBlogged instance of the post, to the next. So your blog post might get ReBlogged 10 times, and all 10 instances of that blog post will have the same, exact, mirrored comments.

Learn more about it here.

Content Identification

This is something we’re going to tackle next.

Blog posts are incorrectly identified in the blogosphere. If you write a guest blog post on my blog, when people go to tweet it, it will say “via @dino_dogan” because I’m the blog owner.

Well, that’s wrong. It should say “via @post-author”, whoever the author of the post happens to be.

The author of the post should get social mentions, and Google should be able to correctly identify who wrote the post. Alas, that’s not the case at the moment.

Monetization

We’ve figured out how to get Bloggers to make money.

This is the issue we’re tackling next. If you want to know what we’re doing in this regard, you’ll have to watch this video.

Staying Cutting Edge

What gets you there, won’t keep you there. We know this, and we are determined NOT to rest.

To constantly stay at the very tip of the speer, Triberr has decided to take proactive measures.

One such measure is to start a new conference.

#TribeUpNYC

TEDx has “Ideas worth spreading”, we have “How To Advance the Blogging Industry”.

Triberr is teaming up with Internet Media Labs to host an epic conference in which the world’s leading bloggers will meet to discuss how to advance the blogging industry.

A jam-packed day of seminars, discussions, and networking, focused on how bloggers can convert their content, knowledge, and influence, into a product people will pay for.

We have invited world-renowned thought leaders to share how they have risen to the top, and what needs to be done to make that path available to others.

The whole shindig is focused on one, single thing. How to take the next giant leap as an industry.

Featured Speakers

Geoff Livingston will present Attention: How To Get It, Keep It, and Leverage It

Geoff is a distinguished keynote speaker. He has presented for SxSW, Mashable, TEDx, Hubspot, Procter & Gamble, Comcast, Dell, the U.S. Army, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, Radian6, and many others.

A former journalist, Geoff has authored three books, most recently co-authoring Marketing in the Round with Gini Dietrich.

Robert Moore will present How To Find Your Audience, Build Relationships and Create Advocates

Robert is the Co-Founder and CEO of Internet Media Labs, an NYC based internet technology and media company.  IML builds platforms and applications that allow both businesses and consumers to harness the power of the real-time social web.

A life-long entrepreneur, Robert has been building successful businesses for over 20 years.

Lena West will present How To Leverage Influence to Drive Real Business Growth

Lena is a blogger for Huffington Post. She is The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty”, AlleyCat News’ “25 Women of Silicon Alley”, The Women’s Congress’ Entrepreneurial Champion for Women in Business and was dubbed an “Entrepreneurial Hero” by NCWIT.

She is a dynamic speaker that dispenses a no-nonsense kind of advice, and you will enjoy the hell out of her, guaranteed.

Brendan Fitzgibbons will present How To Be Funny

Brendan is a blogger for The Onion, Cracked magazine, and RollingStone.com. He is an accomplished Stand-Up comic and an actor.

He will share the secrets of how to write entertaining, funny, and compelling content.

Dino Dogan (hey, that’s me :-)) will present MythBusting the Blogosphere

Dino is a blogger at DIYBlogger.NET, Founder of Triberr, Strategic Marketing Consultant for hire, a speaker, and an author.

Join Us for this EPIC Event!

Check out that early bird discount…I mean, how could you resist that? :-)

September 22nd, at 1PM in NYC. I will be there. Will you?

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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  • http://twitter.com/aksomitis Linda Aksomitis

    This looks awesome and is a great service! I’ve just reblogged my first post from a fellow Triberr and do have a concern about my blog’s security though, since I have shared my username and password with the service. I’m assuming there’s lots of security on your end, right? Also, what about copyright? I found one image in the imported blog had been linked from a Flickr user that retained all rights, so I removed it from my post.

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      Hi Linda,

      Awesome to have you on board :-)

      In terms of security, we’ve done everything that needs to be done in these kinds of setups. Credentials are encrypted, passwords arent visible to humans, etc.

      To minimize the exposure even further, you could use username/password thats ONLY used for ReBlogs. Ya, this purpose-specific account would need to have Admin privileges, but you’d have a back door into your blog with your main account.

      Anyways….I can talk security all day :-) My fav topic. All will add is that I use it and I feel perfectly comfortable with it.

      Onto the copyright issue. You did good, Linda.

      Obviously this is not something we want to police, and I dont think it’s necessary.

      Authors have a choice to give credit. If they dont, their stuff will be less likely to get reblogged.

      You, as a reblogger, have the opportunity to set things straight, which you did.

      I think people will find the equilibrium with this stuff. As we build various features, we assume people who use Triberr are well meaning, intelligent, and good. So, until proven otherwise….

      :-)