As usual, I was in the flow of things – working on multiple projects, barely finding time to do some of my own writing & blogging. That is when multiple things happened in quick succession at BlogChatter. The BlogChatter Badges came out and soon the first month-long blogging campaign was announced – #MyFriendAlexa.
Before that many other challenges & campaigns like Half Marathon, Half Time 2016 etc. were continuously happening. I had managed to participate in only one or two. As I was distancing from blogging, BlogChatter came to the rescue again. The adorable Blog Chatter Badges and the Alexa Campaign stirred me up (or would it be appropriate to say ‘lured me’).
The Alexa one did seem like a major headache at first when I went through the mail.
But the eerie sense of a tight exam time table faded away once I began taking time out to participate in these small tasks – reading blogs, tweeting, connecting with other bloggers.
What seemed like an impossible chore at the start become one of the most engaging activities I did through the day. Just reading these diverse blog posts of so many different and unique awesome bloggers engulfed me into this warm sense of community which I had lost touch with.
Come to think of it, I had never really experienced this togetherness when it came to blogging before. Maybe a few times – like through BlogBuddy program – I had experienced it. But for majority of the time I spent on blogging, I was mainly operating in a silo mode, without much thought to the main aspect of blogging – the community.
This realization came to me as I was engaging with this lovely community and it also reminded me of my teacher’s stern words…
If there is anything that blogging shall always represent it is community. It is building engagement and interactions with peers, readers and even potential sponsors to amplify your efforts online (and offline). Else if you believe in idea of silos, perhaps Microsoft Word would be just fine!
On the second day, I was overcome with such a sense of joy and gratefulness when I was going through all the blogs listed for that day’s reading list. I had spent the entire day out cycling around the city, attending several meets, and I had reached home late. Despite of that I was eager and bubbling with energy to go through another set of blogs and interact with these awesome bloggers.
I moved from ‘I am not getting time to write even a single blog post a week’ to ‘ I can easily read 4 blogs per day and write 2 blogpost per week’ just in the first day of #MyFriendAlexa. So I am really excited to see from where to where my blog moves through the month… 😀
Day 1: Alexa Rank: 2,364,529 Day 30: Alexa Rank: :):):):):)
Again I am truly grateful to BlogChatter for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful family of bloggers, and giving me countless opportunities to learn, grown and participate in so many unbelievably awesome activities and campaigns.
So it’s not just a tagline…
Blog Better with BlogChatter
it’s the bottomline!!
Something which I really thought I wouldn’t be able to keep up with, ended up reinvigorating my spirits and revived the blogging shaitan in me. So here’s to #MyFriendAlexa! Now I will be going to check out 4 new blogs, connect with new bloggers, and do some tweeting after publishing this post.
I am taking my Alexa Rank to the next level with Blogchatter
Alexa Rank: 2,364,529