Book Smarts vs. Street Smarts

Do you want Donald Trump’s Apprentice? I do for the entertainment value alone and my friends tell me that I would kick their butts if I were a contestant, but it’s just not of interest to me.

Anway, just thought I’d share an observation: In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had an increase in BASIC level submissions to the point where the booksmart Basic authors are out doing the street smart Platinum level authors. That just shouldn’t be! :-)

Platinum level authors are only ~20% of our total registered author membership, but I expected them to outperform the Basic level members for many reasons… including the fact that Platinum authors have proven they already have a clue when it comes to what this article marketing thing is all about. Only about 20% of the Basic members have a clue similar to the Platinum authors.

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I suspect that “basic” authors are submitting more articles for the following reasons: 1. they’re going for quantity not quality, and 2. Maybe people with less experience in the real world have more time to devote to writing articles.

I’m not saying either of these is always the case, but that’s what springs to this author’s mind!

I don’t know about everybody else, but I have article fever. I wake up at 5 am with article topics racing through my head. I should really have a pen and pad by my bed (I usually end up falling back asleep).

Imagine the quality article output that would happen if we could CLONE OURSELVES!

Comment provided May 2, 2005 at 9:22 PM


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