‘Twas The Knight Before Christmas, EzineArticles Style
By Former EzineArticles Managing Editor, Wally
‘Twas the night before Christmas, at EzineArticles.com,
Not an Expert Author was submitting, the servers were calm;
The bandwidth was ready, should an article appear,
Perhaps from an International Author, perhaps from Tangier.
The editors were nestled all snug by their desks,
While the dev team was sleeping, algorithms in their heads;
And Chris in his office and I in mine,
were doing year end reports and reviews to sign.
When out in the lobby there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my office to see what was the matter;
Opening the door I flew like a flash;
Right down the hallway length did I dash.
The lights in the lobby on an EzineArticle Mug,
Something…er…something, anyone know a Doug?;
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a BMW tricked out with a lot of gear.
When the driver hopped out, it was such a site,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Knight!
More rapid than a fast web page load his team out came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name;
“Now Tammy! Now Abby, Now Rick, Chad and Tracy,
On Jason, On Kiyohe, On Holly, Kirk and Casey!
From the Start of the Blog, To the End of the Forum,
Let’s go approve those articles, with lots of decorum!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
That EzineArticles.com Team, jumped to their PCs with a cry.
Affiliate links, PLR and bad articles away they did blew,
Creating more support and contact us emails, for me later to do.
And then, in a keystroke, I heard an editor call,
“We have another affiliate link”, I heard them all bawl.
As I drew in my head, affiliate marketers I did curse,
Down the hallway St. Knight came looking no worse.
He was dressed all in Nike, and shorts did he wear,
Rather odd I thought, for Wisconsin December air.
A bundle of Dell notebooks he had flung on his back,
Luckily for his cardio, he gave not a hack.
His eyes how they twinkled, as he removed the PLR,
Those promotional articles, they couldn’t reach the bar;
His droll little smirk, making bad articles decline,
Approving the good ones, even with an ascending hairline.
He turned to his notebook and opened the lid,
Making sure to use a Firefox browser as he did;
A blog post he set about to all EzineArticles authors,
Saying thank you for 2006 and many more years to follow.
“The articles you’ve sent, have helped grow this community,
They bring joy, information, answers and unity.
As we end 2006, 300,000 plus articles approved;
I look forward to next year so this community can improve.”
And thanks to our editors and our development team,
This great group of people I hold in esteem.”
He finished his blog post and then he hit send;
Double checking his spelling, so as not to amend.
He sprang to his beemer, the door unlock engaging,
and away he did flew like a beeper a paging.
But I heard him exclaim ‘ere he drove out of site;
“Happy Holidays to all, and your article submissions I invite!“
Hope you enjoyed this parody!
To fill in the blanks for those we may have lost in this little story, when Wally mentioned “Chris”, he meant the other Chris who leads our dev team and not myself…herein referred to as “St. Knight”… as if, but I digress. Also not included in the story (not on purpose, but we couldn’t figure out an easy way to work everyone in) but I did want to give a mention that Rick and Chad are in the dev team and April is our Accounting Manager. As small as our team is, everyone’s role is critical to the success of the project.