How does one measure the power of a Love Tribe?
How about a Book Launch Party!
Hi I am Juliet Easton from Athens, Georgia. I am writing about how powerful your tribe of social media friends can be. Thank you so much for inviting me to guest post on your blog Michael. I am a marketing strategist. And I am also a poet. I’m in the middle of a launch party on Facebook for my first book ever, “Muh Boots Haz Rainbows: #PoemADay Days 1 – 100” which contains a series of 100 poems and song lyrics that I shared, one per day, on Facebook beginning December 2, 2013.
My goals for this book launch are hitting #1 in poetry and breaking the top 100 in the Kindle store. And my tribe helped me hit #2 in Poetry in the Kindle store the first night of the Facebook launch party. And we hit #3240 in the Kindle store overall.
My love tribe is not all my friends & followers on Facebook, my social home base. It is not all my followers on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. It is not all my Linked In connections or my subscribers on YouTube. My love tribe consists of friends that I interact with on a regular basis in these virtual spaces, primarily Facebook. My peeps. My family. These are the people who have my back. And I have theirs.
Isn’t that what social networking is really all about? Connection. Interacting. Supporting each others’ goals. Applauding successes. Giving virtual hugs when life presents challenges. This is what love tribes do.
I feel that it’s not nearly as important to have a large number of social media connections as it is to deepen the connections you have. A small number of people who love you and what you do can help support your goals far more powerfully than a large number of casual connections can ever do.
If you want to take a peak at my launch party-in-progress and see a love tribe in action or join us, you are invited.
I will update this post over the next few weeks with progress on how this all works out and I’d love to hear about your love tribe in the comments!