Taking the Yakezie Challenge
Yesterday I enjoyed interaction with fellow Texas blogger Crystal from Budgeting in The Fun Stuff blog. She was guest blogging at a personal finance blog I have followed for the past six months, called GetRichSlowly.org.
On Crystal’s comments, I noticed a reference she made to the Yakezie Network, and how much assistance she received from that group to grow her blog.
So, I headed over to Yakezie to find out what it was all about. Turns out the content there intersects at a place I am interested in (personal finance and lifestyle). There I also read about the “Yakezie Challenge”. The goal of the Yakezie Challenge is to grow your blog through “selflessly promoting others”, something that resonates well with who I am as a person.
I am marking today as the start of my 6 month challenge. The goal is to crack the top 200,000 site rankings on Alexa.com. That will be a tall order, since at present my humble blog is located at number 11,775,772! The method is to selflessly promote others, and to write consistently. I have already set a goal of writing 5 days a week, so the consistency requirement resonates well.
So…off I go. Up and up!
Update: After only 12 hours of participating in the Yakezie Challenge, my Alexa rating has improved from 11.7 million to 9.1 million! I will keep updating this improvement!