I “joined” Seth Godin’s new Tribes movement a couple months ago by prepaying for his new book Tribes. Buying the booksecured me an invite to Godin’s Ning-based Tribes website which I admit has been very difficult to keep up with. Between the other social media websites one is already invested in, adding another to the mix has been tough, even though it’s highly targeted to my work, goals, and demographics, setting aside the time has required some commitment. I try to check in weekly perform a flurry of activities but it seems that there are a lot of other people who are very active there. There are some interesting topics every time and people are friendly enough – I’m interested in seeing if it has legs.
Godin, as usual, is totally amazing with his book promotion. As I said, I pre-paid for a copy of Tribes, and what did I find in the mail today but a free copy of the book sent directly to me from Godin’s publisher along with a letter from Godin urging me to read the book and then give the copy that I ordered to someone else. Also, Godin is going to be launching some kind of kick-off presentation on October 22nd in New York City. I managed to secure an invite to Monday’s (10/07/08) dress rehearsal. I can’t blog about it until the 22nd though as there is a blackout on the content which I will respect. Does this create buzz and hype? You bet! It’s direct from the master.