Are you a blogger? Do you understand that your readers are a tribe you lead? Think about it, even if your readers don’t interact – they all have something in common – the motivation to spend a part of their day visiting your blog. That’s powerful and you need to understand the dynamics of modern tribal behavior to better lead and grow your tribe.
Seth Godin leads many tribes - including a very large tribe people who read his blog. Chris Brogan and Hugh MacLeod also lead big tribes of blog readers – perhaps you’re a member of one of these tribes? I’m a member of all three. If you’re a blogger and you have regular readers – you lead a tribe.
When you begin to see your blog readers as a tribe you’re leading and growing – you’re much more attentive to the needs of the tribe - enabling you to be a better blogger and increase your number of blog readers.
Here are a few tribal facts that all bloggers need to be aware of:
* It’s a privilege to lead a tribe of blog readers – they’re not really “yours” and you don’t own them – they only choose to hang out with you for their benefit.
* Make sure you understand why the tribe hangs out with you and continue leading them in that manner – being a benefit to them.
* Understand that the members of your tribe will grow it for you. They’ll tell others about your blog and the tribe will grow.
* Don’t make any changes to your blog or blogging without first thinking about how it will affect your tribe of blog readers.
These are only a few things to get you started thinking about your tribe of blog readers. Stay tuned – much more to come.