The month gone by! #MyFriendAlexa #MondayMusing

Thank youfor being myrole model! (1)

The month of September has been an eventful one. Thanks to Blogchatter´s #MyFriendAlexa campaign!

My new blog ´The Tina Edit´ was publicly announced on 2 Aug 2017. I was lucky that I had an Alexa rank reflect right away. Typically, it takes about 3 months to show the Alexa ranking for a new blog. Sometimes, blogs do not even show an Alexa ranking due to low traffic and readership. I must thank all my readers especially for showing such love and support ever since I announced the new blog.

Exactly, a month after the announcement of my blog, the #MyFriendAlexa campaign kicked off with over 100 participants. As on 1 Sep 2017, my Alexa Rank globally was 4,040,370 and in India, it was 1,67,693.

More than the number crunching, this campaign really helped me focus on writing, meet new writers, read varied perspectives and learn along the way.

A month later, here are the stats as of 1 Oct 2017.

  • My current Alexa Rank globally is 1,335,966 and in India, it is 50,464. That´s a neat 67% drop in global rank and 70% drop in India rank.
  • While the #MyAlexa campaign required a minimum of 8 blogs to be posted this month, I managed to write 32 blogs and read over 100 blogs this month alone. I have ventured into Flash Fiction which is completely new territory for me and it was a surprise to discover how much I enjoyed it.
  • In just 2 months, my blog has 7630 hits as of today
  • 516 people follow the blog via email subscription and 47 people follow via wordpress.com
  • The profile of readers is diverse with the bulk of readership coming in mainly from India, US, Australia, UK,UAE, Canada, Italy, Spain, Singapore amongst the other countries.

My key takeaway from this experience can be best summed in this quote –

´Tiny drops of water make a mighty ocean´

Yes, if venturing into your own blog and building a loyal reader base seems like a huge task like the vast, expansive ocean, #MyFriendAlexa has taught me that every drop of water, blog post matters into helping your dream materialize.

Yes, there´s a method, a definite patten to all this madness!

Here´s a big shout-out to Team @Blogchatter and all the participants of #MyFriendAlexa

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As one challenge comes to a close, here comes another one – I’m participating in the Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge through October and will be following the prompts suggested. #MondayMusings 

 

16 comments

  1. Dear friend its so nice to see your commitment to your blog. I can’t imagine 32 blogs a month though with flash fiction I am doing around 16 to 20 per month. I am going to set a nw record though with daily blogging from next week as I travel for 2.5 months and am almost back to living a single life. Will have more time to connect with all of you

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    • Hi Akshata! Thank you so much, my dear for the kind and encouraging words. You are an inspiration for your passion, discipline, focus and sincerity. I look up to you for handling work, home and writing at the same time. Have a great time…I´m sure you´ll rock as always and have lots of fun stories, experiences and photos to share. Love and Cheers!

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    • Hi Vasantha! Absolutely, my dear! You said it right! Apart from seeing the ranks go down, what´s exciting is that we write more, better, meet more writers and read more. So, its all great at the end! Keep stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Cheers!

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  2. This so cool. I started blogging just for myself.now I realise there’s so much to do in blogging. Learning a lot from you fellow bloggers. Your post now makes me want to check my Alexa rank :p. But definitely, now will start research on how to increase my ALexa rank. 🙂

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  3. I have achieved a lot from each of the seasons. It was my first last year and did not have clue how the community works. It has really help me evolve. I got my self-hosted blog and now my rank is much better in one month. All the Best to you too.

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  4. It has been an incredible month indeed! I saw a great change in my alexa rank… Started with 4,092,848 and ended with 953,390 by end of September And the best part is it still continues to improve 🙂 Happy to connect with you in problogger challenge as well 😀

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  5. What a great start to a new blog. Wish you all the best. Hope your readership base grows further. It grew by at least one today 😊

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  6. You super woman! Congratulations.

    That ranking is no mean task. That too in such a short span of time.
    And the fact that you manage a kid and a home too side by side. Super duper indeed my dearest Tina❤️

    More power to you and your pen!

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