I have been reading the Yakezie website as well as some of the member's websites for the past month or so. Yakezie looks like an excellent community of personal finance bloggers and lifestyle bloggers who blog about many different topics including saving money, debt, making money, health, travel and more. The reason I am drawn to this community is because it is unlike any other community that I have ever come across online.
What I mean by that is that while the members of Yakezie work hard each day on their own blogs they also work very hard at supporting each other. Support includes everything from moral support and encouragement to tech support.
When you first decide that you want to build a blog or a website, creating it and writing your first few pages may be easy. The difficult part is getting noticed in the vast blog universe.
Sam, the creator of Yakezie understands the difficulties of getting noticed and believed that by building this community he could bring together some of the best bloggers who were more than willing to support and promote each other’s blog so that they could all get noticed and achieve an Alexa ranking of 200,000 or less.
Sam also writes a blog known as Financial Samurai. In one of his blog posts titled “Creating Powerful Friends: Samurai’s Alexa Ranking Challenge” he provides very helpful tips on how to work on and promote your own blog, as well as how to promote the blogs of all the other members.
As soon as I read that post I knew I wanted to do my best to become a part of this community.
While blogging each day can initially be fun, there will be days where I will lose my focus and my momentum.
Joining a supportive community allows me to make new online friends, provide support and inspiration, and receive the motivation that I will occasionally need to keep going.
The Yakezie site is full of valuable information and I plan to spend some more time there so that I can catch up with everyone and learn more.
While a huge part of the challenge is to promote and support everyone else, I also need to work on my own blog, with the intention of achieving an Alexa ranking below 200,000.
Considering most new sites start somewhere in the millions, I can easily see why this is called a challenge.
I have a long road ahead of me, but I am ready. I’ve installed the Alexa toolbar based on what I have read on some of the other personal finance blogs. I do not understand all of the benefits of using the toolbar yet, but I’m sure I will learn soon.
My Alexa ranking as of today is: No Rank
My goal is to be below 200,000 by August, 2012.