The power of persuasion – that’s what it is. Subtle or obvious – it works. Every time! At least with me it does. Especially, I guess, when one’s sub conscious mind is half inclined towards it already!
Through the gentle art of persuasion Alexa has finally worked it’s charm on me.
For most people out there, Alexa would probably be the virtual assistant developed by Amazon, who at the drop of a hat or rather a command, drops everything to do as bid.
For bloggers however, My Friend Alexa is a hugely popular Annual Bloggers Campaign – where participants are required to post 8 mandatory blogs on designated days of the month and the rest of the days we engage with other participants. We like, we comment, we share. The philosophy behind this being – we, the community of bloggers/writers, stand by each other in our writing journey. If not we, then who?
The campaign is in its 5th year now and I have been ignoring it the previous years. So what happened this year? Let me tell you.
In the past few weeks, my various social media feeds are full of informative posts, enticing invitations and encouraging mentions of the latest names from the Who’s Who of the blogging world who have signed up for the campaign. Very tempting indeed! But the last straw for me was a suave Leonardo di Caprio meme on the theme! When this guys tells you to do something, you don’t ask why. You just do or die! Never mind the exaggeration folks. The situation calls for it.
So finally, the persuasive tactics et al have worked and I have taken the plunge. I have officially signed up for #MyFriendAlexa.
Through the whole of October you’ll be seeing a bit of me and then some. Although the others who have registered will be blogging away with some theme in mind, I have none. I’m taking it as the wind blows. Let’s see where it goes!
Stay with me, my readers, through my forthcoming campaign and cheer me on from the ringside.
Like, comment and share my posts. That would be a tremendous boost to my enthusiasm and energy levels just like the encouraging cheers and the glucose supply handed over to runners on a marathon. For this is a marathon – a blog marathon!