I have decided to join the Yakezie challenge. Now you may think this is extremely premature given that I have only been blogging for a month or so – but I am going to give it a shot. I started this blog as a means of finding like-minded people, for self-development and to share some views - and I believe Yakezie will help me to continue to do this.
For those of you who do not know what the Yakezie challenge is, it is essentially a challenge to gain a ranking in the top 200,000 visited sites (according to an Amazon-owned company, Alexa) – seems pretty insane considering this is worldwide!! While Alexa doesn’t monitor every website, at least 40 million webmasters have the toolbars installed, so it is one of the best statistical tools available. The top 10 ranked sites include: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Windows Live, Blogspot and Twitter – which all look like appropriate candidates! Today I am ranked a little under 9 million! haha
For me this is motivation – motivation to keep writing and to continute to attempt to engage readers through my blog. Also, one of the listed potential benefits of being in the scheme is that, upon rising through the rankings, authors may ask you to do book review – HOW COOL IS THAT?! I would love to be given a free book and asked to give my opinion on it! Wow that sounded a little geeky, but nevermind.
Today I will leave you with a question. This question will help me to develop my blog and writing skills:
How long do should an average blog post be? If they are too short, do you think you have wasted your time, or do you ever often skim read things / not finish?