When they say focus only on the media platforms that you’re passionate about, they aren’t kidding. I’ve delved into everything, but I have my favorites – Twitter and Pinterest.
Every month, my accounts grow steadily, and traffic to my site has doubled since I started implementing certain strategies. Previously, I shared how I grow my Pinterest following organically, and today, I wanted to share with you my brand spanking new TCC Blogger Social Tailwind Tribe.
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What is a Tailwind Tribe?
Essentially, a tribe is a Pinterest group. However, it’s best used through Tailwind. While you can get a free month to try it out here*, after your free month, you’ll need to decide if you want to continue using Tailwind altogether. Tribes is free. Tailwind is not free.
I’ve read that you don’t need Tailwind to use Tribes, but I haven’t seen any descriptions as to how to do so. Therefore, I use Tribes through Tailwind.
Why You Should Use Tribes.
When you use Tribes, you instantly expand your reach to include the reach of your Tribe members. For instance, if I have 1,000 Pinterest followers and join a Tribe that has 50 members who each have 1,000 Pinterest followers, my reach becomes 1000 x 50 x 1000.
Now, this doesn’t mean all of these people will see your posts. This means that this many people can potentially see your posts if they are repinned/reposted. Depending on your Tribe’s engagement levels, your reach will always vary. While you can join several Tribes, I recommend no more than 5-7. You’ll need to keep up with all of them, and you want to give your best if you expect results.
Why Should I Pay for Tailwind When Groups is Free?
Ah, the question of the day. You always get what you pay for. In this case, since people have to pay to use Tailwind, they are more inclined to be engaged. With Groups, it’s hit or miss, plus it’s more difficult to track sharing data. Tailwind users are generally more invested in their blogs and their content, so your reach will be higher.
Also, with Tailwind, you can see who shares your posts, and it’s easier to return the favor. My favorite part. I love to share.
How Do I Start Using Tribes?
- Sign up for Tailwind if you haven’t already. Grab a free month through my link here*.
- Join my Tribe, TCC Blogger Social.
- Once approved, you can view the Tribe in your Tailwind Dashboard. Here, you can see Tribe activity and new post shares. To re-share/repin, type the Board Name you want to pin to and Add to Queue. Do this for each post.
- See my notes in red.
Add your post to Tailwind and Tribes by going to the post page, and click Schedule at the bottom left corner of the photo you want to pin. Once, you click Schedule, it will automatically add your pin to the Drafts section of Tailwind.
You can also schedule straight from your post page.
Adding to Tribes is a separate step. Click Add to Tribes and select which Tribes you want to post to. Click Add to Tribe. Gray numbers are your posts to the Tribe, and Green numbers are your re-shares and repins from the Tribe. You should always have more re-shares than your own posts (good etiquette).
Every month, Tailwind sends you statistics (you can also view these on the dashboard). I prefer to just wait for the email, as it’s more simplified for me. Now, I didn’t do much in terms of blogging and marketing my own stuff in May due to personal things, but here was my report. I only started TCC in January, so a reach of 1.7 million in that time sounds good to me.
So there you have it. TCC Blogger Social is open for bloggers of all niches to join. While there are rules to follow for every Tribe, they are more for the members’ benefit. The rules are there to help maximize positive and profitable engagement. We are all paying for this service, so we want to make sure that we’re getting the most bang for our buck – aka, minimizing spammy posts and stagnant engagement.
TCC Blogger Social Rules:
- Pin up to 20 pins per week.
- No duplicate pins.
- Rich pins only. See here for how to make your pins Rich.
- For every 1 pin you share, share at least 1 pin from other bloggers.
Simple enough, right?
Join the TCC Blogger Social Tailwind Tribe.
Other Tribes I recommend are: