Triberr just added the ability to give credit where credit is due

Yes, Triberr just keeps getting better and better.

The ‘Home of the Influencer’ that puts the blogger front and centre is maturing at a rapid rate.

triberr adds authorshipAfter the reblogging functionality, the universal commenting system, Triberr Campaigns and being just an amazeballs community of influencers and fellow bloggers, we can now assign the (correct) author to a blogpost.


@HUFFPOA good example of how it’s not suppose to happen is like on HuffPost. When you Tweet an article from there, @HuffPostMedia gets the credit. This happens on all platforms. Try and Tweet anything from YouTube, Mashable and many others and their handle gets attached.

Not the authors, never the authors handle. Now, that just don’t sit right.., now does it?

Your Blog

Even when you have someone else post on your blog and you push it through Triberr this happens (it’s not just the big uns). Your Twitter handle gets attached to the post, regardless of who wrote it.

One thing you can do is add the Twitter handle of the author in the title, this works quite well. But, then you have 2 handle and an ugly title. It’s a work around, nothing more.


Enter the Triberr visionaries. I sometimes get the feeling they go in a sweat-loge and use the spirit world for guidance. But, I’m sure that many a BBQ with a cold beer or two is plenty to spark great conversations where they come up with these mould breaking ideas.

OK, so the author has to be a (free) member of Triberr. I guess you’ll have to be. How else do they get you into their system, besides, if you blog.., you should join Triberr anyway (yeh, I’m a (paying) fan of the platform, so what?).

So, How?

Anyhoo.., the idea is simple.

Suppose you write a guest (or original) post on, after publishing the post gets imported into Triberr. Then, I go into My Posts and select your name. Now, every time the post gets Tweeted it has your name. And when the post gets reblogged, it will still have your name (or handle) attached to it.

It actually quite an impressive piece of functionality.

Not Just Preaching

The boys from Triberr, or Dino in particular, write a lot about how the blogger gets the short end of stick on the bigger (if not all) other platforms.

A lot of people rant on the web, but it seems Dino (and Dan) tend to their flock with great care and actually try and change what is wrong.

If, with that great care they build a platform that gets better and better..,well.., so much the better. And to all (or most) other platforms.., take a look at Triberr and please learn from them. This is a platform that puts ‘social’ first, not the platform (i.e. ads).

Just amazeballs.



The Personal Exodus of A Writer

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I stumbled across a marketing blogger named Geoff Livingston.

In fact, in was through Triberr and Dino Dogan’s tribe “The Ori” that I was introduced to this remarkable man.

Exodus - A New Novel from Geoff LivingstonIn the beginning Geoff wrote about marketing, and I shared his content via Triberr to my followers, because they were well written and well considered posts, worthy of sharing.
I also noticed the community behind the blog, the comments were (are) always interesting and supporting, always adding to the conversation.

As a blogger I know how difficult it is to gather such a following of loyal readers and commenters.

A Change of Pace

One of the reasons I stuck around on Geoff’s blog is because of his more personal articles. Some really personal and really deep. Some even touching really sensitive subjects like antisemitism in the United States. And not just in general, but revealing part of his personal history and conflicts.., heavy stuff.

I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia called Glenside between the ages of 2-8. We were the only Jewish family in an Irish Catholic neighborhood.

We (the readers of the blog) could feel something was up. And when the time came, we all understood the change.

We did not all accept this change, apparently a third of Geoff’s readers decided they wanted nothing to do with this more personal style of writing. Mind you, he still writes about marketing, just a little less.


Exodus: Book One of the FundamentalistsOn 7th June Geoff revealed what his ‘secret project’ was and why his blog had turned such a personal corner.

He’d written a novel.

And he’d been working on this book for 19 (nineteen) years. I was thinking, if this book is as epic as the time it took to write.., then I surely want to read it. And, being a fan of Geoff I signed up to the ‘Exodus’ newsletter and was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy to sink my teeth into.

Now, when it comes to novels, I’m not a fast reader (that’s why I don’t start with Game of Thrones, I’d never finish it, heh). So, I haven’t finished the book yet. And in all honesty, this post isn’t about the book (although I’m loving it already).

No, this is about the personal journey of a writer. A journey put on display for everybody to read, to participate in, to comment on, to enjoy or to reject.


This post is about courage. The courage to take control of your life, to take a step back and re-evaluate, to change what needs to be changed. The courage to put yourself out there, for everybody to see, completely naked. Having 19 years of your life judged.

I watched “We Bought a Zoo” the other day, and despite having seen it before, it still got to me. And the “20 seconds of courage” rule Matt Damon’s character has is something that resonates with me. Because it’s true. It’s all you need to make that step, to hit “Publish”, to face the music. But to do it on a scale and openness that Geoff has exhibit the past year.., man.., we can learn from that.

I’ve learned from that.

Thanks Geoff, and good luck with the book.

For more on the book, watch the trailer below:

60 Pieces of Blogging Advice: Extended (E-book)

I’ve been busy.., really busy. Next to updating my website with the Genesis Framework and Enterprise theme, I’ve been working on E-books. Yes, multiple.

60 pieces of blogging advice - E-book

To kick things of I decided to extend on the 75 Pieces of Blogging Advice. I know.., I say extend and end up with 60 pieces instead of 75. Well, in the blogpost I cheated a little bit in order to grow the list just that little bit further. You have to agree, 75 is a pretty impressive number for a list.

In the book I dig deeper into each point, clarifying it and offer links to resources where applicable. I organised the topics into coherent categories and basically provide a bottom up approach for starting a blog.


I need to express myself, I need to offer something to apiece the masses whom flock to my blog in droves. No, it’s not that good, yet.
I just wanted to write it down, “75 Pieces” was a successful post, one of my more successful ones and that is something to acknowledge. I knew I could extend on it.

Almost free

Yeh, you were hoping I’d offer this masterpiece for free, didn’t ya? Well, it’s almost free.

I followed a great, and extensive (and awfully good value for money) workshop obout Side Income Blogging. The workshop was given by Stan Smith, author of Born to Blog and Head Master at Pushing Social.

It was a seven week joyride with so much information that the data limit on my internet connection got a beating every time we were done.

Mailing List

One of the main pieces of advice, with the tenacity of an African Honey Badger, is; Grow a mailing list. I understand that, Stan even spend a whole hour on that topic. And, after reviewing (and dismissing) my sad attempt at a sign-up-box, I decided to do something about that (see the box below this post).

Stan was such a great motivator for me that I asked him to write the foreword for the E-book. So, thanks Stan.

Rogier gives you exactly what you need for a strong start as a blog publisher. It’s a tremendous resource. Use it. – Stan Smith