Article Series

An Article Development Rant:

I am not a big fan of article series where an author with have Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, etc…

Article Marketing does not lend itself to help you increase your credibility when a reader or a publisher has to work hard to try and find the other “parts” to your incomplete article.

A better solution is to NOT create any articles that are dependant on other articles in order to be a complete story or idea development.

Make sense?


G K Lim writes:

I agree 110% with your opinion that article series are not popular. As an ezine editor, I never use article series. I find it frustrating waiting for Part 2 or Part 3 to arrive. By the time they arrive, I am into another edition of my ezine and I have forgotten what I put into the previous edition. Sorry, what I did yesterday is easily forgotten — I move forward.

Comment provided February 24, 2005 at 8:16 AM


James Hussher writes:

I never publish articles in series but I may occasionally touch lightly on a particular concept within an article and mention, “I have written more extensively about this in other articles devoted to this issue, however, for now suffice it to say that….

For example, in an article for new homeowners about mortgage maintenance I may briefly discuss late payments and foreclosure but not go into an all-out in depth foreclosure advisory in that article.

Hopefully that is acceptable. Each article does stand alone but an intrigued reader is welcome to visit (via my resource box) my website to read further.

Comment provided July 22, 2008 at 8:48 PM


Daniel Euergetes writes:

Okay, I’m guilty of this! From now on I will use the Top 7 Tips format and build 7 stand-alone articles off that!

Thank you greatly for this post! It’s just another way to improve my writing!

Comment provided March 5, 2010 at 10:47 PM



Dear Fellow Authors:

I’d have to say that I’m tremendously guilty of the Article Series Syndrome. I tend to lend my writing to this because of all of my years of teaching and having content spanning within 3 – 5 days for a week of lessons.

What an experience in the World of Syndicated content!

Thank you for all of the helpful directions as I agree with Daniel, “It’s just another way to improve my writing!”

Comment provided January 14, 2011 at 10:19 PM


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