It’s that time again – time to welcome my new followers from the week. You definitely can’t build a network alone, and you can’t build a career alone, either. With that in mind and a big boost in readership this week, I thought I’d take some time out to mention some of the folks who have been there to help – my fellow members of the tribes on Triberr.
What is Triberr, you ask? To simplify, it’s a site where like-minded bloggers can band together to share their Twitter readership by agreeing to tweet one another’s posts to their followers. It’s like a force multiplier: your reach can suddenly expand from however many followers you to the followers of the other tribes. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know people in your chosen community. Like these people!
Wringing Out Words – Shannon, known as @queryaddict on Twitter (not queries, noooo), describes herself as a “Writer of urban fantasy & paranormal romance, agented, wife, mother to furry children, farrier.” Sundered and Bound are her first two books on Amazon.
CJ Gosling – CJ, known as @CJGosling on Twitter, is the author of ‘Shadowlands: The Guardian’, with a second book due out next year.
Believe! The Official Blog of Mimi Barbour – Mimi, known as @MimiBarbour on Twitter, says that “I write the newest genre – SPIRIT-TRAVEL. My books tend to be witty, heart-wrenchingly beautiful love stories – or so I’ve been told in a review I’ve memorized.”
HiJInks Ink – A joint venture between CJ and Shannon, HiJinks, known as @hijinksink on Twitter, publishes urban, epic & YA fantasy, YA westerns, PNR & sci-fi.
Conversations on Tech, Arts, Literature, and Business – Jon, known as @jonreid on Twitter, describes himself as a “Code monkey (programmer), reading, drawing, and family. Living on The Rock – Newfoundland.Tech Columnist @western_star.”
Lorraine Eckhart – Lorraine, known as @LEckhart on Twitter, describes herself as “#mother#advocate for special needs. (her) new release THE#CHOICE #romance #mystical #suspense What would you do for someone you love?”
Angst – David, known as @got_angst on Twitter, is the author of the new fantasy novel Angst.
I Wanna Be… – Marie, known as @mmloughlin on Twitter, is a “Writer of Urban Fantasy and blogger of (pseudo) random things.”
With apologies to Sandy Hunter, whose twitter name remains a mystery to me. You can check out her site, though, at The Rage to Write.
The Manicheans – Johanna, known as @themanicheans on Twitter, describes herself as a “Dark fiction/UF/SF/horror writer.”
ChickletsLit – Trish, known as @VAChicklet on Twitter, is a “Lover of Life & Laughter. My day job is a paralegal, my 24/7 is observer, good listener & gr8 friend. Love reading & writing. One day you’ll see me published.”
Micheal Rivers – Micheal, known as @micheal_rivers, is from North Carolina, and “write(s) fiction, paranormal and suspense thrillers.”
A Measure of Madness– Jen, known as @JenD_Author, is an “Aspiring Paranormal-Suspense author. I play with ghosts and monsters, and I like it.”
Like a Bump on a Blog – Amberr, known as @Amberrisme, is a “Mom/Wife/Friend/Writer/Travel Blogger/Social Media Observer/Nature Lover/Wildlife Advocate/BS Allergies/Mischief Maker/Humor Champion”.
Krystal Wade – Krystal, known as @KrystalWade on Twitter, says that she writes to escape the boredom of her 50-mile commute.
Dinner with God– Martin, known as @MagWrites, is a “Songwriter & Author of Dinner with God, based on a true story. It will forever change your perspective on love, loss & sacrifice.”
Van Heerling Books– Van, known as @VanHeerling, says he “would rather live seeking my own dream and fail everyday, than to live one day pursuing someone else’s dream, for which I carry no faith.”
James Ross– James, known as @golfnovels, says he is a “Survivor w novels for adults & YA. STL golf setting-Soc. issues incl. hypocrisy-cancer-real estate-discrimination-justice-reoccurring characters.”
Ami Hendrickson– Ami, known as @MuseInks, describes herself as a “Writer (& ghost). Speaker (rarely shuts up). So many loves: horses, dogs, books, movies, family, & WIPs…”
The Zen Zone – Karina, known as @karina_cox, is a “pondhopper | globetrotter | prosewriter”
Toonopolis– Jeremy, known as @toonopolis, describes himself as “a SAH dad/author. I write YA comedic fantasy in a cartoon world (Toonopolis). They said I’d never grow up. Toonopolis: Gemini=Kindle Bestseller (Cartoons)!”
Dear Hearts – Eri, known as @DearHearts, describes herself thus: “Wife, mother, Author, Ohio hermit and I blog all about it (lol).”
Well Read – Sheilagh, known as @SweetSheil, an “Author will soon epub LovesLaboursWon(paranormal)”.
Write Into Print – Known as @ukeditor, it is a “one-stop resource for writers: proofreading; editing; writing assignments; mentor service.”
Dean Frank Lappi – Dean, known as @DeanLappi, is the “Author of the dark fantasy/horror novel Black Numbers where true magic is created through advanced math and sexuality. Editor at Fantasy Island Book Publishing.”
For anyone in the tribes that I missed, I’m sorry. I had to draw the line somewhere, and I try to limit it to 25 links a week. I refuse to leave you all out, though, so here’s a list of Twitter names for everyone else. Please, go dive in and check them out, too!
@LynnetteLabelle @BWitzenhausen @lgoodwin80107 @LynnHallbrooks @StoriesByEdward @JAustenwannabe @WodkeHawkinson @KellySGamble @TweetTheBook @RobinKBayley @moondustwriter
Thanks for all the help, folks. It’s helped make things a bit easier.