Back to the ranking game...


I am back to the ranking game again, after almost a18 years or so.

I was reasonably good till my Standard Xth, and at that moment the fight was not for among Top 5, or Top 3; it was only about the first place. Below that it was kinda consolation till 3rd place, beyond 3rd and till 5th, it was awful and beyond 5th, it means nobody is bothered about you, which included teachers and the classmates…

Beyond 5th rank, you are out of the ranking game and nobody will track you even, till 5th place, even the Top 3 guys would sometime bother to ask you that how much did you get in the particular exam, as you are still a threat to them and may bounce back if you are working hard enough.

That’s it in those days, it was all about working hard, this part is true even after 18 years but along with that it also matters whether you are working smart too…

After Standard 10th I slipped between 7th to 10th place and went out of ranking and any reckoning and it so happened that because of a Domino effect, I myself gave up that I could again bounce back among the reckoning…And it so happened that I gave up tracking, either myself or for that matter even others, because now it dint matter to me who was 1st or 2nd because I was so down that I could not have been threat to anybody and for me dislodging the 1st one was as tough as dislodging the 2nd guy.

In college, I was there in Top 5 but never worried actually about the ranking as I was not fighting, my soul was not in it. So even when a couple of times when I came first, it dint matter a big deal to me, and I don’t think that even in those times I really gave it all. I guess it was all matter of chance or luck, people thought otherwise…

One of the problem with me is that I always manage to get into “The Zone” at the right moment and my performance really picks up in the zone, and it happens that however casual my approach would be before the big day, I would get inside the zone at the right moment and will peak my performance.

Its one of the reasons is that though I hardly used to study during the college(text books ie), during the exam time I used to get into the zone and managed to score descent manrks.

A few days back I put a Toddler Version of PriceSticker site online. I wanted to learn, study analytics and SEO tactics and so decided to tinker with the site. With one of the DIY web building site, I put a couple of pages together and published it online.

I submitted the site to Google and put the analytics code on the site, but it takes a bit of time before Google’s spider starts crawling and also before you get the analytics.

A couple of days back it happened that the PriceSticker site started reflecting in the Google search, I immediately logged on to Alexa to find out the ranking. Well actually the ranking was not bad to start with considering the fact that hardly there is any direct or indirect traffic at the site, and since then the first thing that I do after getting up is to switch on the lappy, go online, log onto Alexa and check the previous day ranking of PriceSticker.

Now this is seriously fun when you know that Google is ranked number 1 and Facebook is ranked 2 and I am ranked 17,623,478 on Alexa.

So this is kind of David v/s Goliath kind of scenario and much more difficult than pre Standard XIth cases, but surely its fun…

Am lovin it…

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