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Why I choose to participate in #MyFriendAlexa

#Myfriendalexa has been an important part of my blogging journey. I have read about it in Dr Amrita’s book and Luckily I heard about it in august and I was able to participate in September. Being clueless about this challenge, after asking my friends I was confident that I’ll now participate in this challenge.

There were so many circumstances that I faced during that time but in the end, I did it. Why I choose to Participate in #Myfriendalexa every year is:

1: Reading:

You will discover many new blogs on some fantastic topics with fabulous writings. The more you read, the more you understand about the writing style of other people, their perspectives.

2: Writing:

Isn’t it good that we Are most active on our blog these days? Yes, It’s one of the reasons I love this challenge. This is the time I am most active on my blog. With lots of reading, there is an improvement in your writing too.

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3: Interacting:

Here, we not only interact with likes and comments, but we interact to know each other. Yes, I have made so many friends through this challenge whom I am grateful to. We get a new perspective on our articles from this interaction.

4: Stats Matters:

One of the most important thins is Stats. Yes, You’ll see Improvement in your Blog stats. Well, not only blog but social media too. #Myfriendalexa by Blogchatter is a wonderful initiative to give bloggers a new start to their reading and writing on blogs. It helps us to improve our Alexa Ranks.

5: Learn, Fun and Balance:

Here, you not only enjoy but learn so many new things that are helpful in your blogging career. With daily reading lists, to twitter chats, we enjoy it all. We have our mentors who guide us and make this journey worth. Here we learn to balance ourselves between our work and our blog. Ultimately, we will learn to multitask from this challenge.

6: One of the best Blogging challenge in India:

Yes, It’s one of the best challenges that I have come across. Want to grow your blog? Do participate in the coming year.


I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatterโ€™s #MyFriendAlexa.

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    1. vidhya thakkar

      Next year

    2. Supriti

      My friend Alexa is a great competition. I was so skeptical to opt for it in the first place. A pre-schooler at home, busy schedules made me believe that I won’t be able to keep up with it but I am determined to defy all norms. S thanks a lot for sharing

  1. Yes, I totally agree. I have participated in previous years and noted huge changes in my traffic as well as Alexa Rankings in addition to actually finding many new blogs that I still go to even today

    1. vidhya thakkar

      Yess so true

  2. Debdatta

    This is my first time taking up this challenge. But seeing veterans like you returning to the challenge every year helps for 2 reason – to know it must work and that its possible to keep the flow.
    Thanks. This being the first post I read for the challenge, only motivates me further.

    1. vidhya thakkar

      Hehe thank youuu

  3. Trapti

    Yes exactly, MyFriendAlexa is one of the best challenges. I got to know about this amazing challenge when I was participating at AtoZ Challange this year in April.

    This is my first experience with this challenge.

    You are right, there is an awesome chance to interact with each other apart from liking and commenting.

    1. vidhya thakkar

      Yess so true

  4. Srishti

    True! #MyFriendAlexa is a great challenge by Blogchatter which offers an opportunity for bloggers to connect with each other, learn new things from fellow bloggers & take your stats high.
    This is my first time and I am very excited ?

    1. vidhya thakkar

      YESS so true!!

  5. Shreeya Sharma

    This is my first time participating in Alexa, and truthfully it seems a bit daunting because I rarely can make up time to write blog posts with college and exams and assignments. But I really want to change that and create a concrete schedule for my blog, because I am not giving it its due. And what better way than a fun challenge like #MyFriendAlexa? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Seeing people like you who have been doing this for years gives me the confidence that this might actually work out for me and will help me organise my time better to include blogging.

    1. vidhya thakkar

      YESSS so true!!

      1. Vidhi Virani

        This is my first time for this challenge and i am very sure its gonna help me find my way in this challenging blogging world. Also a very big thanks for introducing this challenge to me.

        1. vidhya thakkar

          hehehe thankk youuu

  6. Richa MIna

    i totally agree with you. these are my points too for participating in #myfriendalexa

    1. vidhya thakkar

      hehe thank youu

  7. Completely agree, its a boost for the blog.
    Reading, writing, interacting this all helps bloggers to grow.
    Have made some lovely co-blogger friends from Alexa participation from previous years.

    1. vidhya thakkar

      hahha true

  8. Surbhi Prapanna

    Completely agree with you Vidhya and I am doing it again for same reasons.all the best #Surbhireads

    1. vidhya thakkar


  9. Swiddle Dcunha

    It’s my first time Vidya. Super excited. Looks like you are a veteran in #MyFriendAlexa.Your article says it all.

    1. vidhya thakkar

      heehee thank you! hope you enjoy this journey

      1. Amrita

        Lovely of you to mention my book Vidhya.I too enjoy taking part in My friendAlexa

  10. Pallavi Acharya

    You have summed this up so neatly! And your reasons resonates with mine too!

  11. kushal

    This is my first #MyFriendAlexa.. its encouraging to read all the benefits…

  12. Rashi Roy

    Yes! You have noted down al the valid points. Looking forward to your posts.

    1. Anurag Singh

      Thy is awesome post

      Vidhya ji apna student bana lo plz

      You are awesome writer and understanding too

  13. Vartika Gakhar

    Absolutely agree, Vidhya. This challenge gave me a kick start to get back to writing and yes, I noticed significant change in my rank last year and hope to see even better this year too. Also, I love the part of discovering new blogs through MFA. Good luck to you.

  14. Dev Thakkar

    This is my first time participating in an blogging event hope this will help me grow. And your provided information did help me to know what exactly blogging is thanx

  15. Ninu Nair

    It is my first time on #MyFriendAlexa…I missed the bookblogtrain and was so disappointed! It’s amazing how you are so dedicated about blogging. Hope to read your posts. #thatchedroofreads

  16. Alpana

    I totally agree. I need to get back into reading more again. I have been writing regularly but couldn’t spare quality time for reading due to other commitments. But now with MFA, I am hoping to start the reading habit once again.

  17. Brinda

    Well-written post on the My Friend Alexa campaign! All your posts are great, keep at it!

  18. Pratibha

    Totally, totally get you! This is my first time and I am quite liking it!
    #myepicareads #MyFriendAlexa

  19. Matheikal

    I’m in it too this time. That’s how I landed here. ?

  20. Sonia Dogra

    So true Vidhya. My blog is pretty young and I’m discovering so much through #MyFriendAlexa . Also getting to know so many bloggers. Its a great platform. Great to connect with you as well!

  21. Ginia

    Even this is my first time participating in this challenge. I totally agree with you that we get to know about some awesome blogs through this challenge. Also writing is much more inspired.

  22. Gunjan Upadhyay

    Exactly my thoughts on My Friend Alexa campaign. It is my second year in the running and I absolutely love the challenge. Just like writing, we need to work on our readings too. And yes Stats do matter

  23. Abhiijt

    Nice post. My friendalexa is a sure way to improve blog traffic. Best part is one can measure improvement quantitatively. Though a month after the competition, many of us go back to where we came from, but at least we are now equipped with a way to improve traffic.

  24. Anwesha

    I totally agree with your points. This is my first time participating in this campaign and I was skeptical too at first. Actually, I am still worried about getting my articles out on time.

  25. Aditi Kapur

    I agree with you. My Friend Alexa is one of the best blogging ventures in India.

    An informative post on Montessori schools. I’m following your series to equip myself with the necessary knowledge.


  26. This is my first experience in #MyFriendAlexa activity and yes Reading part I am loving the most as I am little Lazy towards it and Alexa has given me the best way to stay longer into the world of reading,which will automatically enhance my writing Capability.

  27. ujjwal mishra

    I am participating for the first time, and I am seeing the difference in the ranking in just 6 days. The reading is also increasing knowledge and network both.

  28. Anurag Singh

    As you know this is my first season

    The post is really helpful

  29. Suha Vijay

    Its a total summary of MyFriendAlexa campaign. You raised all the valid points

  30. Vashi

    I too am participating this year for the first time and it feels like a great learning experience, with a purpose & regular opportunity to hone your craft, all points aptly stated and reading them helped me clear my perspective

  31. Simrit Bedi

    I am participating in #MyFriendALexa for the first time and I am very excited to be a part of it ! Thank you for sharing some wonderful tips!

  32. Gurjeet Chhabra

    yes, I have taken part in #myfriendalexa, first time and I am excited to know its fruitful results

  33. Resha Patel

    It’s the first time I’m participating in this challenge. Amazing to know that people keep repeating each year. Thanks for the encouraging post.

  34. Ruchi Verma

    I agree to you this is one of the best challenges when comes to blogging I am here to improve my reading habit more and more!!

  35. Arushi Seth

    This is my first time and I am very excited to take my blog to the next level. The first week has been great fun reading new blogs and interacting with fellow bloggers. Thanks for this post!! It boosts up my confidence levels!!

  36. Judy Morris

    Amazing to know your reason for participating in this mega booster project for blog. I agree it gives us more chance of reading, writing and yes this is seen in the positive effect on stats.

  37. Prerna wahi

    That’s a fantastic post and I could relate to each of your points. I’m participating for the second time this year and couldn’t have been more excited. Good luck!

  38. Varsha Nitin

    This is my 2nd year with #MyFriendAlexa ๐Ÿ™‚
    It feels like a new positive change each year. It helped me and my blog a lot, looking forward to reading your upcoming posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Asfa

    Even I’m participating for the first time, I will accomplished after drafting 8 post for the month, I want to be consistent with my blog #millennialscribbler

  40. Sandal Jamal

    I totally agree and even i feel super happy & excited to be a part of #myfriendalexa

  41. Shweta Suresh

    It is a great challenge. Challenging but equally rewarding! We can meet so many new bloggers, come across great bloggers, and may even get blogger friends for life. Not to mention the fact that we will be writing up quite the storm in our blogs (and reading too!). Our stats page will thank us and we will often be surprised to see how far the Alexa number has fallen down. I can relate to all the points in your post. Those are some of the reasons why I signed up for this. Here’s to BlogChatter for organizing such a interesting and fun challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Pooja Mahimkar

    I was also one of the last ones to discover about this and participate. I signed up for similar reasons that you mentioned, and so far it is going really well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Samidha Mathur

    This is the second time I am participating in this campaign. Although I couldn’t complete my first one as some unavoidable circumstances. But this time I really keen and excited to complete it successfully. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Paresh Godhwani

    This is my third year and by now I have got the habit of this challenge. Every year, I block September in my calendar for this challenge. I love everything about this challenge. It helps me push my limits.

  45. Manisha Garg

    I totally agree to your reasons. My Friend Alexa really helps to build a connect among bloggers, you read some great content and you become regular in your writing.

  46. Kinshoo

    Yeah same-to-same. These blogchatter challenges are quite motivating and definitely help in blog stats. Let’s rock it.
    #Myfriendalexa #Blogchatter #momlearningwithbaby

  47. Priyal poddar

    This is my second year of #MyFriendAlexa challenge, just loved to be a part of this challenge, just have to work on the reading part.
    Best wishes.

  48. Narinder Bhatia

    Hi Vidhya, i deliberately chose to read this post because i didn’t want to miss out on anything while participating in the Alexa challenge. As you have also captured in your post, there’s so much more that Alexa challenge brings to us than a global ranking. The challenge is a real treat for bloggers, who are hungry for more, in terms of reading more blogs, connecting with more bloggers, learning new strategies and supporting each other. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

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