JUNK BLOGGING for rank? Is it becoming kinda like SPAM?

Last Update: October 28, 2015

OK. I bit on the 90 DAY CHALLENGE because I found the following benefits:

  • I love a way to keep myself honest. (I already blog daily on my website to ensure I grow my content.)
  • I would love to see what other people do in a day, a month, 3 months. (I get new idea almost every time someone shares their system/work style and I read a TON of your blogs)
  • I got a grip on the blog volume myself by resetting my email settings so I wasn't thinking more sensitively about those who haven't. I only have 1400 followers but the blog numbers were already way too much for me. (However I still read blogs, everybody - I SWEAR PEOPLE! I just go to activity and read them without being forced to delete so many every day.)
  • 90 Days can sometimes pass with no FEELING of progress if you don't track it. (I think it's just a cool little idea to watch the time suck, which has absolutely been a challenge for me and I'm a seasoned "work at home" business person.)

(Here's my other blog about THE BLOGS!)

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/supportworx/blog/s...

HOWEVER, PERHAPS THE BLOGS AREN'T THE PLACE FOR THIS COOL LITTLE IDEA?

  • I think the 90 Day Blogs are pissing people off. Plain and simple.
  • Who wants that? That's the last thing I want to do. Is it seeming kind of like BLOG-SPAM to people?
  • I especially don't want to be seen as the blogger striving for any "Cheap Pop"... not here anyway LOL. It can really lower the respect some of the OG's might otherwise have for your contributions, and you as a business person.
  • And the top guys who continually blog REAL HELPFUL CONTENT here are super important. I value their opinion.
  • As Boomer said, I don't think any body appreciates "RANK SPANKING".
  • I would call it JUNK BLOGGING. It helps your rank because the ranking system doesn't know if you're talking about what came out of your chicken that day, or what came out of your website. BUT IT IS A LITTLE SILLY, AND OBVIOUS... and irritating. I can totally see that. (Of course, if I was still getting blog emails I would just be - again- deleting the ones I didn't need and the 90 day Challengers are really obvious.)


IT'S TAKEN ME 7 MONTHS TO GET MY 102 RANK - NO BIG DEAL - NO PREMATURE RUSH

  • Do I suck at speed? I don't care. I don't know if I really NEED to rank unless I REALLY deserve it. I don't think I want to get it "cheaply".
  • "POWER-RANKING" is obviously a bit of self-aggrandizement for shameless self-promotion. Especially at the rate of 3 blogs a day.
  • Why don't we just not inundate the system with random stuff to climb up in rank?
  • If we have that much time we could absolutely put it into our own websites, like Nathaniell said, THEN COME BACK HERE AND HAVE SOMETHING TO BLOG ABOUT!
  • When I came here I looked to the top 25 (AMBASSADORS) as people who:
    • Knew enough to help me.
    • Had time to help me.
    • Would be kind enough to help me

AND THEY DID HELP, IMMENSELY! EVERY TIME I ASKED, AND QUICKLY.


If the Ambasssadors were "POWER-RANKING" with "JUNK BLOGS" could they truly have been of so much help to me?

I doubt it.

The Challenge blogs are kind of junk. Let's face it. It's work related, but it's a bit of junk too, honestly. Like hanging around the water cooler just BSing about work while other people are grinding away nearby... it's kinda bothersome at the extreme.

Anyway, I'm backing away from the Challenge in terms of blogging. I may keep the checklist going on my own, and do an update somewhere down the line. But thanks to everyone who was so cool and supportive! If any of you want to do a private challenge with me just private message me and lets form a little group or something! I'm all about discipline and I'll help anyone in any way I can.

-Alexx

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KatieMac Premium
Very well said it has taken me 19 months to get my rank and I did want to do the 90 day challenge as I thought it would be good for me to work on the blogging skills as it does not come naturally to me, however as you said some people are hacked off with it,, I doubt anyone set out to spam or doctor rankings, so will make my own challenge in a different way, however I do have to say once I have said something it drives me to get it done .. perhaps I will whisper and that might work
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SupportWorx Premium
OK! WE CAN WHISPER! To each other, maybe... not the general population that's probably sick of my chicken pictures after only 3! AHHA -Alexx
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KatieMac Premium
ha ha ha too funny might be the same with my Scotland pictures
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TopAchiever Premium
Thanks for sharing your heart honestly.

Yes, I think the key points are the 3 you mentioned:

Top 25 (AMBASSADORS) are people who:

Know enough to help others.
Have time to help others.
Would be kind enough to help others
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SupportWorx Premium
Thanks TP... I'm honored when any of you top guys agrees with me. I really appreciate the MATERIAL contribution you make every single day here. -Alexx
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome Alexx! :-)
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daviduk Premium
at's a lot to take onboard, good post.
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SupportWorx Premium
I know David. I've only been here 7 months and it takes me a bit to realize maybe a new good "sounding" idea will have different ramifications than I see at first glance. I hope it at least sparks some individual thought toward a quality of contributions here. -Alexx
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dickw Premium
Hi Alexx
I see your point. There is clutter in our blogosphere and that is wasting everybody's time.
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SupportWorx Premium
Well and succinctly put, Dick. As usual. -Alexx
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Brookline Premium
Agree, I hate those afflicted with blogging diarrhoea, no time to waste on trivia
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SupportWorx Premium
True. I gotta agree. -Alexx
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Shawn Martin Premium
This is perfectly alright to me, and I have been an ambassador for a very long time and just recently dropped out for a bit
If someone is just being active for the low rank it will show in their ability to help others.
I have been enjoying the blogs myself :)
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SupportWorx Premium
Yeah I just think the people were Ambassadors, like you, when I got here are really the "GO-TO" people who not only contribute but can take the time to be of help individually, and I really appreciate you for that, Shawn. You really helped me a lot. -Alexx
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks Alex, and I agree. Sometimes people play the system and do not deliver, but they are easy to spot. No system is perfect, i think ours is pretty real :)
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SupportWorx Premium
Well, it's easy for us to spot... most of the time. But the newer people, or less business-minded people, may think the socializing passes for work. It's like in the realtor world - my first "real job" after my 10 year 4 year degree - we used to say "hanging around the water cooler isn't working. But most realtors spend 80 percent of their time doing BS, and 20% working, if that. And it doesn't help anyone, especially them and the new people they also contaminate. But there was power in numbers and it was very difficult for the brokers to get a handle on it without alienating the bulk of the employees who might perhaps dribble one listing a year in HAHA They all hated me but all I went there for was to work. I wasn't in a popularity contest. -Alexx
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Shawn Martin Premium
I hear that. It is easy for me to help people because I am full time here. It seems I am always online because I am/ 20% is being kind really :)
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SupportWorx Premium
Yeah, it totally is Shawn! I almost said that also! -Alexx
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