First things first, I bought a domain, created a Facebook page for my blog and logged in to my dormant Twitter account. One of the few accounts I started following was Blogchatter.
So, when Blogchatter tweeted about a campaign called #MyFriendAlexa I signed up for it, though I was clueless about what it entails. I had studied Digital Marketing and so knew that Alexa had to do with website ranking.
Soon my gmail was flooded with emails on the campaign.
Why every blogger should participate in #MyFriendAlexa
I seriously feel every blogger, beginner or veteran, should participate in this campaign. #MyFriendAlexa takes your blog to heights.
- I had to upload a minimum of 8 posts on my blog, i.e. two posts per week. This gave my writing a boost and threw me in a writing routine. As it was my first blogging campaign I was very sincere.
Blogchattershared with us a weekly reading list where we had to read blogs and comment and share a post from each every day.
The reading list was a great opportunity to let everyone in the blogosphere know about you, that you have joined the gang. In fact, #MyFriendAlexa proved a great way to read amazing blogs without having to make an effort to search for them. Imagine, you are getting a reading list right in your mailbox and you just have to click and read. Saving you the hassle of searching in google and then shortlisting the ones you like. I
- I also learned the most important lesson of
blogosphere, not to expect reciprocation from every blog you visit. You may want to read and share a blog post by XYZ blogger but it’s not necessary XYZ also wants to do the same. There is no entitlement. This, in fact, is a great understanding amongst the bloggers, which I just love.
The best and funniest part of #MyFriendAlexa is that the biggest loser is the winner. Baffled? Let me explain.
My blog had no rank when I entered #MyFriendAlexa, of course mine was a fairly new blog no one knew about and so no one would visit. But by the end of the campaign, I had both a global and India rank. And, the biggest surprise was yet to come.
When Blogchatter revealed the biggest losers, I was one of them, the third winner of #MyFriendAlexa 2017. My happiness knew no bounds, my first blogging campaign and I won?! Unbelievable.
How was I a winner by losing?
Let me explain further.
A weekly reading list is rolled out to every participant where each of us visits the blogs mentioned in the list, pick a post to read, comment on it, and share on Social Media Channels where sharing on Twitter is mandatory. Last year there were around 70+ bloggers so even if 50 or 40 bloggers visit your blog, your blog would get a rank.
Ranking entirely depends on the footfall on the website, the higher number of visitors landing on your website the lower will be your rank. And #MyFriendAlexa gives you just the needed opportunity.
What else I got from #MyFriendAlexa apart from being a loser
- Every blogger appreciates a fellow blogger and provides genuine feedback which is accepted warmly by the latter.
- Entering #MyFriendAlexa gave me an awesome community in the form of
Blogchatter. I have made some great bonds in this virtual world which go way beyond the friendships in the real world.
This year, as per Blogchatter, the registrations have already crossed 200. Just imagine the amount of footfall your blog would get. Go ahead, register here if you haven’t yet ( You can’t miss it, buddy).
Hey, so I’ll be meeting you in the campaign, right? The
Meet you soon!