InValid Reasons

An author said to us, (I’m paraphrasing) “I don’t like you guys because you allow experts of more than one topic of expertise to post articles on your site. If you don’t stop this practice, I’m leaving”

That’s like saying, “I don’t want to be included in the search engine indexes because my competitors are listed there also” or “because non-experts are in the search engine indexes also right next to my listings”…

*yawn* is not a site of “Prima Donnas” or Article Divas that want exclusive rights for us to only include authors who are experts only on ONE single topic. Geez.

I think what this author was really irritated about, but he couldn’t find a way to articulate it properly… is that he considered himself an article expert ‘purist’ and that keyword/seo authors are ‘less than pure’…

In other words, he was saying, ‘if you don’t write from personal expertise, then you are “less than me”.’

While is chucked full of expert authors who write from personal expertise, we also have articles by authors who are experts at writing articles. See the distinction? It’s subtle.


Jeff Herring writes:

would you like a little cheese with that whine…………..?

Comment provided September 6, 2005 at 11:12 AM


Soni writes:

Dude – read any magazines lately? Watched any tv? A good percentage of all magazine articles are written by freelancers or staff writers who cover anything and everything assigned to them or that makes for a selling query. Most of television is written by professional screenwriters (fiction) or stringers (news) that can and do (for the most part) write for anyone and on any topic that pays. Heck even the documentation that came with your latest purchase was probably written by some pro copywriter who also pitches feature stories, research articles and voice-over scripts.

If you’re going to be fed up with reading non-specialists writing about stuff they don’t specialize in 24/7, you’d better cancel all your subscriptions and quit watching television. And never, ever read the manual.

Comment provided September 6, 2005 at 1:36 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

This is definitely a comment from a competitor or someone wanting to start their own article site? Well then go do it. Competition breeds excellence, the opposite breeds laziness. He is asking you to go against the spirit of free enterprise and the spirit of capitalism. I completely disagee with his comments. Additionally challenge him to a duel of articles on any subject, in any nation, at any time in any medium ever created in the history of human communication. You know I am not bragging, but I have become the best in the world at what I did before retiring and I can tell you that others in the field kept the fire hot and that propelled me to never rest on my laurels or ever stop thinking. Competition is a good thing. Now, “mobile car wash” may not have had as much competition as other fields, but the competition forced me to work harder. Hey what if we were all the same, ate the same food, watched the same TV shows, read the same books, wore the same clothes, etc. Welcome to the Borg? No thanks.

Comment provided September 6, 2005 at 7:11 PM


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