When I joined the Blogchatter community I didn’t know what to expect.
I did do the Daily chatter in 2016 July ,but then it was just writing, reading, linking posts and sometimes sharing.It was disciplined writing.But no connect with other bloggers beyond their blogs.But still I liked it.I didn’t know how much better it can be.So no complaints.
When I found #MyFriendAlexa challenge I was ready for more of the same stuff.What I found this time ,was not really Alexa hacks. But friends connected by shared passion and love for all things writing ,blogging and creativity.It was the best summer camp blogging experience ever.It’s like the ” Kuch Kuch hota hain ” types camp.Just online and blogging.I connected with a lot of people .But some have become dear friends who are now a part of my daily brainstorming routine.
A few things I have learnt about some of them
Darling Dixita our hillstation reader.A friend and my Fiction teacher.There’s Deepa of Kreativemommy.Dancer mother of two daughters writer ,blogger and one of the people who was around everyday chatting , helping and always reciprocating.Twinkling Tina our gorgeous food blogger and mommy of baby Bluey (love the name ).One of the first who answered my call for an interview .Mayuri who doesn’t like code ,writes like a dream.A veteran blogger her “sirimiri” is as gentle as she is her self.
Shinjini who teaches art journalling.This was the first time I heard about this interesting form of art.Mayura the super achiever who does everything with an infectious energy.Menaka who blogs with a determination and passion which never fails to inspire.Bushra a doctor , our dewcool2 who writes about delectable desserts and mouthwatering dishes. A sweet heart.Geetika our boisterous bee an economics teacher blogging from Switzerland.Shalini our soldier’s wife.Priyanka another gorgeous food blogger and Bengali to boot.
Jaibala and Roma always teaching by being the best example.Ramya her posts on self motivation made me want to try harder.KalaRavi with a gorgeous blog full of interior design tips.Anindya another veteran blogger who is a celebrity in his own rights.Travel & food blogger with a style ,that few can match.His blog has got some of the most gorgeous pics.And I am still waiting for his tips.He did say October.Ashu who writes poetry.Mars a.k. a Masoom Jethwa a planetary scientist another poetry write and some of them are not in English.That had a steep learning curve.
Social Maharaj @Atul Maharaj who is always there to help and clear up doubts.Sumit ,Anshul and Abhi ,Samjoth.Hoping to get to know them better.If I have missed people it’s because of Blogchatter .They made 2 different DM groups and these were the people who were in ours to chat, throughout the day.Encouraging each other.Pushing, encouraging, doing everything friends do.Plus we had fun.
What did I learn during MyFriendAlexa?
1) Learnt patience ,persistence from blogger friends like Mayuri who has been blogging since 2004
2)Learnt about poetry .Still scared of it.
3)Learnt about storytelling.
4) Learnt about writing everyday.Ultimately blogging is writing.Even when you right great posts you have to get it in font of your readers .If you are not into paid advertising then how do you do it?All writer writes for herself/himself but also for their readers.So yes, you need eyeballs on your blog posts.
5)Learnt you can still help,others even when you are learning.Sometimes being 1 step ahead ,you might have a view the others don’t.
6)If you have been helped you will always get a chance to pass it forward.Don’t miss out on this.
7)Made my blog the most important priority, after health and family.
8)Explored different contents in my niche that I liked writing about.Other than my in depth topics on health and healthy lifestyle.
Started writing more about mompreneurs and bloggers who were making a difference .That’s the ultimate aim of my blog .To help struggling mompreneurs who can’t spend money on advertising.
The great thing about these posts were they provided a little relief from the intense research I have to do before writing a health post.I still write 1 in depth health post every week .Same frequency as before.But other days I try to write other contents to showcase mompreneurs or help them.
This way my alexa improved.Since I had more fresh content.Traffic increased .
9)I posted atleast 3 times a week.In the last 2 weeks I posted even more.
10)Followed rules of MyFriendAlexa.
11)Read atleast 4 blogs .Mostly I did more.
12)Comment and share throughout the day.
13)Brainstormed with friends.
14)Started editing my old posts.
My complete September reading list.
ReadingList from blogchatter.
The posts I have written this month:
Daily chatter was great #MyFriendAlexa was out of this world.Blogchatter is the ultimate teacher. Not doing their challenges ? Sign up now!I am going to continue reading these blogs.That’s the least I can do.They made my Alexa what it is today .I am going to do the October Ultimate blogging challenge and see what happens next.
I am part of a blogging challenge with a group of bloggers taking my alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter & #MyFriendAlexa.
My Alexa rank Global:2,62409 on 29.09.2016
It was 664,698 on 1.09.2016
My Alexa rank India:109283 on 1.09.2016
its 12511 on 20.09.2016