08 Sep The Week Gone By
When I started the My Friend Alexa campaign with Blogchatter, I had little understanding about Alexa ranking, page views, and SEO listings. I had signed up for the campaign expecting it to be replete with difficult tasks described using technical jargon which would go right over my little head, much like the spaceship that hovers every now and then.
Instead of giving pages and pages of SEO-internet jargon, the campaign was one of those that encouraged you to regularly blog. Easy enough to follow, I know, except that all of the last week (also the first week of the campaign) was hectic, maddening, pulling my barely visible hair out (At the rate which I pull my hair out, it’s some alien-y miracle that I am not already bald.) because I have been juggling a handful of time-consuming activities. Yes, yes, I see you there rolling your eyes at me, muttering how everyone has a busy life. But the truth is that I don’t have time to even stare into space, something which is more critical to my existence that even breathing. (No, I am not going to quit breathing to save time, thank you very much!) And yet I am unable to do it. Just imagine!
Clearly, you don’t believe I am that busy. Let me list here how much work I have on these frail shoulders of mine. (Stop with those pointed glances at my thick tree-trunk-like arms!)
We are in the process of shifting houses and there is major renovation work going on in the new flat. So all through the day we (read me; my parents are made to sit comfortably in one clean corner as I oversee all the work) are hopping from room to room. It’s true! Every time we settle down in one room to rest our tired limbs, the construction labourers enter the same room and shunt us out (they’re just jealous of us sitting there idle) only for us to enter another room and be shunted out again just moments later.
Until yesterday we had the kitchen platform which obediently doubled as the only clean shelf- mobile charging station-dining table-chair. Even that black granite multi-utility super-apparatus no longer exists as the labour saw us sitting there one day and objecting to our moments of peaceful respite (I knew they were in cahoots with the enemy alien camp!) promptly brought that down too. So now we have nowhere to sit, eat, or even stand as the whole house is a live example of how much rubble an empty house can produce. There should be a rubble-producing contest so we can be awarded the first prize in a world championship.
I am taking My Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter – a campaign where every day I have to read at least four blogs and spread the word about the posts I like most. Now while this is a great way to discover new blogs and reading each one hardly takes a few minutes, the reality is that when we come back home from the new flat we are so bent from fatigue that our chins are almost touching the floor. You only need look at our drooping heads and long faces to know how exhausted we are. By the time we freshen up and finish dinner, reading a book that’s only waiting to be picked up is an activity that seems like climbing Mount Everest; opening the laptop and reading four blogs is like a mission to Mars. But I get it done. Yay, me! And it’s been showing results already.
My Alexa rank at the end of 7 days is 8.7 Million. Whoopee-Doo!
Next on the list is the editing of my novel. The less said the better.
Fourth is completing some assignments I have for an upcoming course I have signed up for. That takes up a lot of time because you see I have no understanding of the English language and the fact that I turn to the Internet every time I am asked to spell cat is proof that I am no different from the apes I descended from.
Fifth, writing a blog post – about anything, as ridiculous as this one even! Now, this is something that I have been failing to do regularly since the past many months. But now that I have committed to it I might as well honour the commitment.
Let’s not credit this new commitment towards blogging to the My Friend Alexa campaign, the to-do list of which appears in front of my eyes like a guillotine (yes, the guillotine still exists, if only in my mind).
So even as I was wondering which topics to write about, one came to mind as easily as the spaceship does every other day – new blogs I’ve been discovered from all the reading I’ve been upto.
I shall be sharing the first set of blogs I discovered and loved reading in my next blog post. (Have to follow the instructions of writing two blogs a week too, you see. 😉 )
What have you been upto? Have you discovered any new blogs? Let’s play catch up. Use the comment box below to share your latest updates or give feedback on the nonsense I’ve poured out above.