It’s the aim of every blogger to become an authority in the blogoshpere. For whatever reasons; little does it matter. And once they accede to a certain level, it’s legitimate to want to reach the summum bonum. I’m sure you’ve made this as one of your resolutions for the new year. Am I right? Well, don’t feel uncomfortable if you haven’t. You can still think about it.
One of the ways bloggers gauge their authority is through the popular social media. Technorati is one of them that lead you to the desired recognition. I said “desired” because you set your pace. You’ll get recognition if you desire recognition. And when you are recognized, you are appreciated, you drive in-bound traffic; you enhance your authority.
However, one thing you should bear in mind. Your degree of authority lies where you are in the authority hierarchy of Technorati (because we are talking of Technorati). You can easily guess that the most authoritative of all would be those that lie in the Top 100. Can you make it? Huh… That’s big achievement. Yeah it is.
Whatever the level of your blog, if you are committed to delivering quality materials to your readership, there’s no doubt you’ll pull traffic to your site (for whatever reasons). People want value content written in a clear, concise and consistent manner. If you can do this there’s no reason why you can’t reach to the top of the table.
Mauritian residing in Rodrigues, Amanoola Khayrattee (pen name Alfa King) is contributing writer and journalist to La Gazette Mag de l’océan indien and This Week News Mauritius.
Retired, former meteorological cadre, trade unionist and OSH consultant, Amanoola has written for in-house union and other journals, publications and magazines. He runs two blogs since 2007: “Alfa King Memories”, and “Le Journal d’Alfa King”. When he is not reading or writing, he is on a 10+ km daily hike in anticipation of his monthly trails.
Amanoola may be reached at [email protected].