I joined the Yakezie Challenge on 7th March 2012. I don’t remember what my alexa rank was then, but today its 336,332 and a few weeks later it will be well below 200,000. My aim is to get within 100,000 by 7th August 2012. Please don’t calculate the months, because I did not join Yakezie to improve my alexa rank. I am already good at it. I joined it for reasons greater than alexa.
I don’t remember whose blog it was, but I do remember the Yakezie badge in the sidebar. It read: “Proud Member of The Yakezie Challenge”. I had never see anything like that before and hence, out of curiosity, clicked it and, hence, got answers to all the three questions :
But, didn’t I mention it earlier that I did not join Yakezie for alexa? Then why did I join Yakezie?
Well! I joined Yakezie for power. History has proved it time and again that it is easy to defeat an individual but not a network of powerful individuals. You all must have heard about John Chow; Google had banned him in its searches for a time long enough to destroy any one’s online career, but he survived and is one of the most successful bloggers of our time. How did he survive the attack of Google? How did he manage to get huge traffic to his site without Google? He could do it because he knew the power of network. He knew that power of personal relationship with peers and readers. John Chow’s huge fan following in twitter and facebook did not abandon him when Google attacked.
The thing that happened with John Chow can happen with any one of us. We have all become too much dependent on Google. We write a great content and no one comes to read out post because Google has not yet promoted us to the category of the VIPs of blogosphere. Why has it become so difficult to become successful in the blogosphere? Because we bloggers come out struggle all alone in the blogosphere that is already filled with giants. If we have to make ourselves visible then we will have to either make a network or become part of an existing one. I chose Yakezie.