In April 2017, I took part in my first #AtoZChallenge of blogging. A blogathon of sorts with 26 posts a month going up on the blog in an alphabetical order, one every day barring the weekends. It turned out to be a terrific experience for me. It was the first time I could see an increase in the number of visitors on my blog. I realized the value of regular blogging and the significance of numbers in the blogging world. Number of posts, number of visitors, number of likes, number of comments, number of followers… and then one number that I discovered to be of paramount importance: the Alexa rank of my blog!
Now, I had heard of Alexa before when my siblings spoke of how it was an integral part of their homes with the Amazon Echo. “Alexa, play this song of Ed Sheeran”, “Alexa, what’s the weather like today?”, “Alexa, what’s the time in Washington D.C. right now?” seemed to be an ongoing din in their homes. That’s when it struck me that there was indeed an Alexa that was ruling over the visibility and popularity of my blog in the big wide web world. As soon as I heard of it, I quickly looked up this all-important number of my website. To tell you the truth, I was aghast.
Ouch! Never in my life have I ranked so low in any of my endeavours (ironically, higher the number, lower the ranking in this case).
How painful to know that all my writing is not reaching out to enough readers online. It’s time to make a conscious effort and take the initiative to pump up the numbers in all my blogging efforts. And there comes Blogchatter, the savior for us newbie bloggers, with it’s #MyFriendAlexa campaign. So here I have jumped on to this bandwagon right away – the season Two of My Friend Alexa this September. An interesting period for bloggers to write, read, share, comment and interact. Post September, I am anticipating seeing a better number in all numbers for this blog. And more importantly, I am eager to connect with a lot many who would value what I have to offer here.
I truly hope you are one of them and will stay connected.