Answer the following questions and you can find out right now!
Warning: Some of the options have been written in my usual jocular manner. Please ignore any offence that could have been taken from the sentences, and enjoy exploring the blogging expert side of you!
Get a pencil and piece of paper ready, you would need it to write down your MCQ answers!
A. Have you made new blogging friends?
- Not really
- Too many
- Do I need to?
- Are casual acquaintances also friends?
B. Have you learnt new skills?
- Pssshh! Naawww!
- I’ve learned to swim, cook, dance, read books and listen to music all thanks to blogging.
- What? There’s more to blogging than just writing posts?
- Does have a faster typing speed count?
C. Do you help fellow bloggers when they need help with blogging issues?
- You mean, those frantic tweets/posts/messages asking for help? All promptly ignored.
- The moment they need me, I’m by their side.
- How do I know when someone needs help? Telepathy?
- I read the messages, but don’t really know how to help
D. How many social media accounts do you actively use?
- I don’t. My fans will be too eager to talk to me everyday. And, I’m too busy for that.
- Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, GoodReads, Bloglovin’, email subscription marketing (insert any other social media you use daily)
- I guess, just Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?
- I’ve installed the Shareaholic buttons, and same as 3.
E. Do you track your Alexa Rank regularly?
- What? Am I not on the first rank?
- Religiously. I have screenshots of every weekly check I do on the Alexa website/toolbar
- What’s Alexa? Isn’t it that Amazon thing? What’s it got to do with blogging?
- I checked it once, when someone on my timeline shared an update about their Alexa Rank.
F. How often do you blog?
- I logged into my account when the last Harry Potter film was released.
- Daily. Isn’t that the prescribed recommendation by every blogging guru?
- Monthly. Two or three posts a month is the maximum I can manage. And sometimes prompts do the trick.
- Weekly. I try to write more than twice a week on the blog.
G. How regularly do you read blog posts by other bloggers?
- Who cares? They never read my posts anyway.
- Daily. I’ve subscribed via email to all the blogs I read.
- If someone mentions/tags/recommends a post to me
- I check links only if they pop up on me via tweets/Facebook posts.
H. How often do you update older posts by you?
- What? Why would I want to update an old masterpiece?
- I update them with new links and content whenever I get the relevant information.
- Is it really necessary?
- I reread them if some do-gooder has the courtesy to read my old posts.
I. From where do you get the images you post on your blog?
- Images? Naah. It’s all text, rare changes in alignment and the perpetual serif font.
- I click my own pics. Just like I grow my own vegetables.
- I Google Image search them.
- I take them via websites which give copyright-free images.
J. Do you have a free or a paid blog? (Not to be counted for final answer)
That’s it! Now have a leisurely look at your answers:
If you have a lot of 1s, you are certainly NOT an expert blogger. And there are various reasons for that. The prime one being, you’re too arrogant or self-centered or narcissistic to see your own shortcomings and faults. You most likely whine about not having a lot of daily traffic, while ignoring the one or two bloggers who actually take the effort to be nice to you.
If you have a lot of 2s, you most certainly ARE a blogging expert! Congratulations (insert name). You have just won yourself a cash prize and an offer to travel to someplace with no internet connection, because you’ve earned a break! (Just kidding, kindly don’t come knocking on my phone door asking for any prizes. Being an awesome blogger is a prize enough! *nervous grin*). Keep going at whatever you’re doing, and there’s only one thing you can be: better and better everyday!
If you have a lot of 3s, you most certainly need a LOT of pushing to become an expert blogger. Internal and external motivation is a must, fueled with some knowledge about the blogging world around you. Read up about blogging by checking out various Blogger help websites. If possible, join a blogger support group. Figure your way around the blogosphere with the help of Blogbuddies, and set a reminder daily titled ‘Go be a blogger for half an hour’. You’ll pretty much get used to the flow in a pretty short while.
If you have a lot of 4s, you are just one step away from being an expert blogger. Remember, that one step is a gigantic one, and may require you to make drastic changes in your blogging style and schedule. Ascertain whether you really can/want to dedicate a chunk of your time to blogging daily, and then take the leap. If not, then continue the same way, because you are doing pretty much better than 50% of your competition!
Wassup, happy readers! This post is written for the #AtoZChallenge, and this is the third year I’m participating in this challenge. Do keep cheering me on all through this month, as I’m hell-bent on scoring a hat-trick in 2017, at the age of 18! My theme for this year is : The Encyclopedia of Blogging Memories, Feelings and Lessons.
Here’s a special question for you to answer today: Share your score on the Blogging Expert quiz! If you have scored a lot of 2s, do make sure to give us mortals some useful blogging tips 😀