Blog Future

The EzineArticles business-blog is about 10 months old now, and I thought I’d reflect on the business-blogging journey that has created 268 blog posts and 442 comments (of which I am very grateful for).

My goals have not changed much since the first blog post on September 8th of 2004.

If there is anything I’m going to change, it’s this: I’ve used this blog as a relief-valve whenever steam built up about things that irritated me or us when it comes to the day-to-day life of building an Article Marketing community… but what I really want to do now is turn some of that less-than-positive-energy around to focus on making this blog a positive training ground to help article authors and ezine publishers figure out the best practices when it comes to using articles to market their businesses.

The more educated the marketplace is about article writing & marketing, the higher return each author can expect — thus our self-interests are aligned with the self-interests of the majority of our registered authors.

Are there any topics that you’d like to see me or the team at EzineArticles address on a monthly basis with this blog?


Dina writes:

Chris: Don’t go changing to try and please us!

Of course you can open up the forum for new topics… but I don’t think you should stop being who you are on the Blog. It makes you human, and that’s a good thing. I just created my own blog and tiny network of writers… and I know now how how difficult it is to manage something like this… I’m so frustrated. It’s like trying to align molecules in space. But it isn’t anyone’s fault, I mean we all have our own agenda.

But anyway. I think a lot of people really enjoy the blog. A little while ago I was thinking of the hilarious Star Trek Christmas tree post from last December and how we could use that kind of humor today… another slice of life… great stuff!


Comment provided June 29, 2005 at 6:56 PM


Edward Weiss writes:

One of the things I’ve noticed is that article descriptions are very important as to whether or not I will read that article.

If the description is more than 3 sentences, I’ll assume the author can’t summarize what he or she is trying to say and won’t bother reading the rest of the article.

Having written abstracts for a living, I’ve found that it’s best to start out with a verb, i.e., (describes, illustrates, explains, etc) and then finish by writing out what the article does. As an example, a description for an article about copywriting might be:

Article Headline: How to Write Good Headlines
Description: Looks at 3 ways to improve headline writing ability.

This gives the reader immediate information about the articles contents and, I think, improves click-through.

Comment provided June 29, 2005 at 7:40 PM



Resistence Is Futile

Would you believe that was my last Star Trek Christmas tree? My sci-fi loyalty now goes to SG1… Only problem is that Hallmark has not made Christmas ornaments yet for SG1 or SG1-Atlantis franchise. Give ’em time.

But seriously, it’s my intention to keep this blog focused on the business of article marketing & publishing. I’ve been thinking for some time that I should create a personal blog about life just for fun and use that to let my creative juices flow (when they can not be contained under one topic or theme)… :-) …as if I need yet one more thing to do.

Comment provided June 29, 2005 at 7:54 PM


Dina writes:

Ed, I agree. I think I could stand to condense my own intro paragraphs. I will put your thoughts into action next round of articles. And maybe one day I’ll take up piano again, thanks to your inspiration. (Yes, I have been at your site).


Comment provided June 29, 2005 at 8:05 PM


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Please read our comment policy before commenting.