30 Days 30 Articles Challenge

November EzineArticles Article Writing Challenge!November 30 Day 30 Article Writing & Submitting Challenge:

  • There are 30 days in November.
  • Write 30 articles & submit them to EzineArticles this month.
  • I will coach you every day this month via Twitter giving you:
    • New content source ideas
    • Writing tips
    • Time savings strategies
    • Article title tips
    • How to write compelling copy
    • Keyword & keyphrase research
    • Resource Box tricks to improve CTR
    • How to leverage the tools we already provide you to get the highest return from all of your article writing & marketing activities.
  • Follow us on Twitter to get the daily free training delivered directly to your cell phone or via the web: http://twitter.com/EzineArticles/

Feel free to share via a blog comment on this post how you’re doing and if you’ll be accepting the challenge. The prize? For most newbies, ending the month with your 1st 30 articles gives your website traffic a great starting boost and I’ll be coaching you the entire month via Twitter.

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Adrian Miller writes:

Cool idea. I’m game. I’ve already submitted a bunch, but there are 30 more to come:)

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Colleen Bain writes:

Hi .. I’m on Facebook .. does EzineArticles have a group on there too or do I now have to join Twitter too?

Is it me or is it a bit difficult trying to keep up with yahoo groups, facebook, etc. LOL … anyone have suggestions? Did anyone write an article on this issue yet? I’d love to read it!

Colleen

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Christian writes:

Your on. With the holidays so close the extra traffic will be well needed.

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Dan Kaufman writes:

Quite a challenge Chris. I’ll commit to seeing how many articles I can get written this month. My issue continues to be coming up with new fresh ideas but here we go…

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Colleen,

EzineArticles does have a fan page on FaceBook, but for this campaign, we’ll only be using Twitter as the primary training vehicle to share daily tips, motivation, inspiration and encouragement during the challenge.

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Cindy King writes:

What a cool idea!

I will be looking out for your Tweets!

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Gary writes:

You’re on! 30 articles in last month for my first month and I’m looking to get even more in this month – just getting better and better all the time! And all those people with new computers for Christmas will need something to read after all…

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Kay Baker writes:

I think it is a great idea. I will definitely need some extra traffic as this is going into our really slow season. Kay Baker

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Pearl writes:

It is Nov. 3rd today. Looks like we need to write more than one article in some days. :)

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Sandy Shaw writes:

Chris – What a month to run your 30 article challenge! November will prove to be my poorest month for contributing articles since joining – as I am about to leave for ONE MONTH’S SPEAKING and TEACHING at Pastors and Leader’s Seminars in KENYA – three one and a half hour sessions each day! – in Nairobi – Kisumu – Bungoma – and Bemula.

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Very challenging. I’m in

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Martin Gray writes:

Okay, this is a big challenge for me wit a fairly new blog. Its also out of season but I’m game.

Looking forward to seeing if my writing quality improves and if my traffic increases too.

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Kristine writes:

Oh, I really need this right now… I’m in!

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Lisa Granger writes:

I’m game. As mentioned by Pearl, since today is the 3rd, will have to write more than one article in a day, but I’m up for the challenge.

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carol stanley writes:

i really like writing for ezines…it is professional, well followed…One comment ..Sometimes when an article has been refused it says something that is really not relevant to the article..Like..I know we can put our url in resource and it said I could not…

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CoachDavender writes:

Excellent idea, Christopher! I will be participating.

This Wednesday (5 Nov, 2pm east) am interviewing Cara Lumen on how to write and post your first article on EzineArticles:
Book Yourself Solid Radio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bookyourselfsolid

We’ll mention your 30-day challenge on the show.

success to all!
– Davender Gupta

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sybille writes:

I have already written and have 10 live articles posted. Wouldn’t that put me over the quota?

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sybille writes:

I have already written and have 10 live articles posted. Wouldn’t that put me over the quota? I would like this challenge.

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Angela writes:

Sounds like a great idea to me. Looks like I had better get writing. Looking forward to your tweets.

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Blaine Moore writes:

I’m game, it’ll get my butt in gear to actually submit some articles which I’ve been very lax with.

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Teresa O'Neill writes:

Great challenge …guess I need to sign up for twitter first!! and it was on my list of things to do

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Sybille,

For brand new Basic members who submit their 1st 10 articles; Our team will be stepping up our review of accounts with zero article submission credits remaining so that we help you reach your 30 articles goal.

If your 1st 10 articles met our posted Editorial Guidelines, included high quality original content; You may qualify for our Platinum Unlimited membership level. :-)

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This is wonderful. I accept.

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Jeanette writes:

Hi Chris,

I just got this email one minute ago! 7.25 AM Pacific on Nov 3. How’s that for snail email? My email account was open. I didn’t just open my email three days later and find it.

You really caught me on a bad month for this challenge. But, I will definitely consider closing Twitter and writing articles on the days I’m not presenting seminars or traveling. How’s that for being vague?

I need Twittervention.

As always, you have a great idea.

Joy~

Jeanette

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Hi Chris,

Count me in! I do this so as to get myself committed to writing good articles, as well as to learn how to be better. Oopss.. It’s already Nov 3 and I just got one in. O.K. Got to get going.

Cioa

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With the challenge of autism on my plate, I will try! Who knows? Maybe I’ll succeed!! :)

Thanks for the challenge. That’s what we all need!

Mary

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Pam writes:

Yippee! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m in! and so is Lulu – my end tattling friend.

Pam

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Lynda Stucky writes:

I like this challenge. Even if I don’t submit 30 “submitable” articles in 30 days, I’ll have a “stash” to use later. Lynda Stucky

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Hi Chris!

This is a very good idea! I started writing at least one article per day after participating of Suzanne Lieurance’s article challenge last year. An article challenge is a very good incentive for everyone!

I only think that you should give a trophy to the winners!

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Shirley Bass writes:

I will try. No promises, but I am looking forward to your tweets.

Shirley Bass

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Kristi Ambrose writes:

What if we’re super freaks lol and we submit WAY more than 30 in a month?!? I mean 30, that’s like.. wow. I write more than 30 articles a day on most days of the week!

Good luck to those who are trying to do this challenge! Its always good to have a challenge and a goal in life to better yourself and your aptitude. Just make sure you don’t rush the process and lose the quality and the integrity of the article; if you do that, what’s the point in even writing?

Have fun!
Kristi

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carol stanley writes:

There has to be some kind of prize for our hard work..

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Blaine Moore writes:

Carol, there is a prize. You’ll have 30 articles out there and you’ll have the momentum to get 30 more in December.

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Jeremy writes:

I am taking the challenge today.

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Ann Stewart writes:

I always need a challenge, but can’t promise I’ll be able to see it through. That’s a lot! But… with your expert help and tips, Chris… who knows! I’d sure love to!

Bless you,

Ann

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Ramalingam writes:

Interesting idea to get regular article inflow to your site and at the same time provide article writing training via twitter.I am also eagerly looking forward to your twitter programme.An idea with a dual purpose.

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Karen A. Davis writes:

I’ve received your e-maisl for quite some time now, but never submittted an article. I accepted your challenge and submitted my first one right away. Thanks!

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ntathu allen writes:

Yes! What an excellent idea. I love a challenage and look forward to sharing the space and growing. Thank you. A wonderful idea. Ntathu.

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carol stanley writes:

will we get an honorable mention on the front page..Now that would be worth it all.

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Deborah Dunn writes:

Hi…
With another book deadline for Simon and Schuster looming in April, and Stupid About Men being released in February, it’s all I can do just to keep up with my blog.
Hate to miss the opp though!

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anni writes:

Yup. I’m in. Lost a month due to an awful, awful virus attack on my computer, so I have to market like mad. Great idea. Now I have to commit and set time apart every day despite all the product design catching up I have to do.
Anni

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I’m Game. Teach me.

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Jaz writes:

Awesome this is what I’ve been looking for…, I’m In…

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Kathy Cothran writes:

I’m always up for a challenge! I’ll get my fingers moving!
Kathy

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Idris writes:

Just count Me in…, eager to get the platinum….

:)

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Rachel writes:

An article a day keeps the boredom away! I’m in.

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Chris,

I’ve been enjoying your Tweets and like to write. I wonder how to include first person quotes in the articles as supporting evidence of the points of the article.

Care to start with the resource box and go up the submission form?

Thanks for promoting my articles.

Michael Glowacki

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Surajit Ray writes:

Great challenge and i am totally game for it !!

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Mel Menzies writes:

Count me in. I’ve already submitted a number of articles, but 30 more are on their way as of now.

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Dhyan Atkinson writes:

Okay! I’m already doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – in November. a 50,000 word novel in 30 days) – why not add 30 articles to EzineArticles too! You’re on! I’ll see if I can get my first three articles in by this evening!

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liz zed writes:

taking on the 30 day challenge Chris. thanx for the inspiration.

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peiying peng writes:

i am under duress. from liz zed the previous commenter. but then again, with a hint of willingness to do this. see my blog post: willingly put myself in a bind.
http://www.mymoneydoctors.com/public/department33.cfm?ID=52

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Nikki M. writes:

Good idea. I’m in!

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I’m in! I just started submitting articles again so this is perfect timing to get into a steady rhythm.

Thanks, Chris!

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Jordan Pearce writes:

I have a short attention span but I’ll consider it. :)

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Ellen Bristol writes:

Great idea, just what we need to prime the pump for year-end attention. I’ve got dozens of half-complete articles embedded in our newsletters and white papers so it’s easy to re-purpose them.

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Steve Hill writes:

There is no real point in submitting 30 articles this month unless you are going to continue to do so.

It is like trying to lose weight, you need to make lifestyle changes that you stick to otherwise any gain is short lived.

Consistency is the key, in my opinion, with article marketing. Submitting ten articles each month is far better than submitting thirty one month and only five the next.

I personally can understand why Chris has set this challenge, it is not rocket science and I do personally submit an average of one article per day, I have been doing this for the last two years.

It is also important to regularly update your own website with fresh content as this itself will help to attract additional backward links pointing to your site over the longer term.

Steve Hill
The How To Stop Stuttering Centre

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Marvin Brown writes:

I think that it is a great idea. I’ll be on vacation for a week but if I wait for when it is convenient I will have as many articles up as I have now, 0. I haven’t tweeted much but I look forward to that too.
Thank you, Marvin

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Well, I will keep writing articles! and I will keep following Chris at Twitter, so I will be with the group – my acceptance is obvious!

However, I don’t know if I will write 30 or more articles this month because I’m writing additional informative pages for my second site and still editing my new long ebook with too many examples of dreams and translations!

If I was not so busy and also having in mind something else about translating people’s dreams with the help of one of my students, I would accept the challenge more than sure that I would certainly write more than 30 articles this month!

But now, I don’t know!

I accept the challenge, without promising anything.

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Lance Winslow writes:

I believe I will also accept this challenge and attempt to write 30 quality articles before the end of the month. And since this is National Novel Writing Month, it’s good to see Online Article Authors also up for the challenge to accomplish and achieve “30 in 30”

What a terrific idea.

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Deborah Dunn writes:

Dunno…got to finish my book contract with Simon and Schuster for Stupid About Men, and Survivng Stupid, plus I’ve got to start marketing. All a bit overwhelming. I’ve got all the writing I can handle right now!

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Kate Williams writes:

I’m on! I’m racing to get a new set of 30 pages up at my newest website so will churn out an article to drive traffic to each new page. Thanks for the challenge!!
Kate Williams

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Evelyn writes:

I’m all in. This will be a great motivator for me, and the traffic won’t hurt a bit either. Maybe it will also make up for the fact that I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year.

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Cindy Hartman writes:

I’ve contemplated this since your email arrived. I have been busier than ever, refuse not to finish something I start, but here goes…. I’m in! YIKES!

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Kevin Leland writes:

I’m souped… I’m as “newbie” as you can get…but I made $150.00 in my first month! I will definitely do an article per day for this, as I repurpose some of the things I’ve already done. Plus, I’ll get all caught up on the last three days by midnight tonight…Ambitous? No, unemployed!

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Nicolette Goff writes:

Wow – guess I’d better get busy! Only 27 days left.

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Mike writes:

30 articles sounds good to me. Time to get crackin’!

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Rats! I’d love to do this, but I have no submissions left on my Beginner’s membership and the “Upgrade” button has been deactivated! Ack!

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Siva Parvati writes:

I accept the challenge. Looking forward to daily coaching from the website since I don’t have Twitter on my cell phone.

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Shannon writes:

You’re on. It’ll be a good challenge and practice for me considering that I want to be a Journalist some day.

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Mel Menzies writes:

I’ve just submitted my 8th article and been told I can’t send in any more? Does this mean I can’t take up the challenge? How disappointing.

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brad writes:

I’m down .! 30 sports articles!

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Sarah Gasu writes:

Bring it on, nothing like a challenge to get the creative juices flowing!

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Count me in as well.

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Shane Bryan writes:

1 down and 29 to go!

This is a challenge I’m gonna try to make. Been meaning to get some articles going for awhile. This is just the sort of push I need to get going.

Thanks.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Great Attitude there Kevin! Take no prisoners! Rock on!

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Hi, Great idea. I will be taking part. This is a good way of getting me to write an article a day. In my case I am starting a few days later – and will catch up.

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Wendy Merritt writes:

I didn’t hear about it until 11-3-08…I hope I can make up these three days and they will count? I am excited…no more excuses to get it done…thanks for lighting a fire under my butt! LOL

I am in and look forward to getting your coaching Tweets!

blessings,
Wendy

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Joi writes:

The challenge has been thrown down… I love it! EzineArticles is more like a community than just an articles directory. That’s one of the things that makes it so special AND so successful.

I’ve been at the vet for two days with my youngest cat, Alexa, who broke her leg in two places. Needless to say, I’m behind on the 30 – but she’s home now and we’ll catch up.

What else have we got to do?!

Thanks for the challenge!

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Lance Winslow writes:

Oh Joi, I am sorry to hear about your cat, but maybe you can help other pet owners by writing articles on your experience, such as:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Pet-Insurance-Considerations&id=1555867

http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Cool-Cat-Book—Book-Review-on-the-Beauty-of-Cats&id=1110514

http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Lance_Winslow&o=&ecat=Pets:Cats

I always recommend that whatever challenges life throws at you; turn them into articles to help others. Adversity builds character and think how much person strength of character you can put into your articles!

Let’s face it writing 30-articles is not easy, so, it pays to use life experiences to help make your points. Think on this.

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Audrey writes:

Excellent idea Chris. I’m in and I’m also looking forward to your tweets.

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Jeremy writes:

I like the idea and hope I can drive more traffic to my web page

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Great idea! Let’s get going!

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Lavente Tan writes:

Nice one.. time for me to crank out more! =) I am in!

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Sourabh writes:

Yes, I am ready to take this Challenge. I propose to publish articles on IT, Security and Management. Please let me know more subjects pertaining to your requirements.

regards

Sourabh

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Sue writes:

great idea, I am new to writing articles no I could use some help.
Sue

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Clare writes:

Sounds like a great idea – I need to get some more articles written and one a day should be do-able. I’m a little late joining but luckily I’ve submitted two this month already.

Good luck everyone

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I’m on for the challenge Chris. Your newsletters are full of great tips.

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Dawie writes:

What a wonderful way to get in motion for the holiday season.
I think we must accept this challenge for every month. I’m in boots and all.

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Linda writes:

Ok I am always up for a challenge Chris, do the article submitted from the first of Novemeber count?

Bit worried about Donalds comment quote: Rats! I’d love to do this, but I have no submissions left on my Beginner’s membership and the ‚¬“Upgrade‚¬ button has been deactivated! Ack! End quote: What does this mean?

I didn’t know there was a limit on the number of articles you can submit?

But provided I am not limited on how many articles I can publish hope to get the 30 done?

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Jill writes:

I am up for the challenge. I will write 30 articles.
Thanks,
Jill

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Jan Verhoeff writes:

I can’t resist a challenge! I’m in…

Jan

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I have already written about 25 articles for EzineArticles.com and would definitely be part of this 30 articles challenge. Your challenge is really a great driving forrce to bring out what had filled my mind over the few months.

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Jan Malloch writes:

If you follow Jim Herring’s advice, then it is no problem!!

I look forward to submitting my articles!

Have fun!
Jan

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Debbie writes:

Hi – fantastic idea!

Count me in

Debbie

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My editor finally sent me the long chapter 9, turning 118 pages into 76 only, after removing repeated explanations! so I’m reading the first edition today! and I don’t think I will have time to write any article, however I can see that the article I wrote in order to participate of the premium approval last week is attracting many readers!

I didn’t have time to write it, but I tried very hard to, and the result was that I wrote only paragraphs with conclusions – so that I wouldn’t need to make it too long.

This is a great tactic: write only what is more than essential: only important conclusions – and you’ll have written a short 400 ‚¬€ 500 words article in only a few minutes, giving important information and advice condensed in a few paragraphs.

This kind of article is preferred by most internet users, because nobody has time to read too long articles! But if you want to write a good article, you usually need to write a lot!

So, a good solution is to simply expose only the results of your thoughts/research, etc! and then give certain shape to your article, including a few explanations. You can write great articles this way, without delaying too much.

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Ohhh waa! I am moving across the ocean in a few days… so WAAA! I cannot participate. Totally bummed!

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PS I ‘Stumbled’ this page though, so fellow Stumble Upon friends get this thing rollin’ OK?

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Miriam Walcott writes:

I’ve only just started submitting articles but I look forward to challenge. At this stage I’m four days behind so I’d better get going.

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Gordan writes:

Hi Chris!

I love your idea about 30 articles. My only problem is that I am brand new in IM. I only registered for Twitter but didn’t use it yet. I don’t have website yet, I am using Squidoo as my landing pages and so far I have several EzineArticles. I am very interested to learn and who better to learn than from the best.
If you will guide me I’ll do the challenge.

Gordan.

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Himanshu writes:

Challenge accepted!

But can someone please tell me if we have to submit 30 articles or can we submit only 10-12 articles too for this challenge ? will they be accepted then ?

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I’ll be keeping an eye on this and will have a go when I have more time!

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Shwetha Prasad writes:

This is great, i accept.

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Steve Lorenzo writes:

Chris,

An interesting challenge, indeed. I’ll take it.

Even if I subscribed to your site a while ago (sometime in the beginning of August, I recall) I didn’t have enough time or I wasn’t forcibly driven into this as your call just did.

So, I just submitted 2 articles today (I have to cope with the late jump in) and I’ll surely continue later.

However, the coaching would be great, yet your Twitter account has to follow me too, I suppose.
I think that, in order to be able to communicate there, we have to reciprocate this somehow.

Otherwise, you’ll update and I’ll see it, but wouldn’t be able to ask you anything directly, right?

Regards,
Steve Lorenzo
knowhowvault.com/wordpress/

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Vern writes:

Chris, I always love a challenge. This gives me great motivation as well seeing so many other authors vying for the cup too ;) will there be a gift for the first person who crosses the 30 articles mark by this month?

Sincerely,
Vern

PS: write on, guys!

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Hi Chris,

What you’re doing here is very cool.

I don’t really know where to submit this question, so I’m just going to ask right here on your blog.

Have you ever considered doing an Advance-Plus membership for members who outsource their article marketing to professional marketers who submit the articles on their behalf?

What I’m think of is a trust-based understanding, where you know that the people managing these accounts will be editing the articles professionally – this way, there is no real need to be “put in the queue” and have to wait for your editors to review the articles – you could put publishing control directly in the hands of these select authors.

I would imagine that a membership like this would be great for authors, in that they’d get their articles published immediately; and it would benefit you because your team would be able to focus on being productive in other areas.

I would also think that a membership of this sort would require maybe a quarterly “check in” from your editorial staff- just to be sure that things are running smoothly and the quality of the articles is being maintained.

I haven’t really been active on this blog, so if this already came up in a different conversation, then I apologize for not knowing. But it’s something you may want to consider.

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Lance Winslow writes:

That is a pretty good idea Dina. It would certainly assist in helping authors and editors work together and thus, maintain high quality while going after big quantity.

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Hi Dina!

I had said something similar, but as a complaint.

I believe that the authors who are serious and present a professional work, providing constantly original content of very good quality, should be respected and have many advantages at EzineArticles, like immediate approval, or the possibility to see their articles in the front page again when they decide to update them, and many other privileges, exactly because they provide the best content. They give more, so they should receive more.

I complained about the way that the best authors are treated, and I had as an answer for the impossibility to give them all the advantages I was asking for that ‚¬“there are many authors who try to gamble the system‚¬.

I think that we need a differentiation, what would be good not only for us authors, but also for EA’s editors, as you mention. I believe that excellent authors shall not be treated like bad authors. There is a very big difference between both.

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Sally Huss writes:

Great! I’m in, although starting a bit late. 1 and 1/2 articles a day — I can do it. Thanks for the challenge.

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Steve Hill writes:

Lance,

The link to your website appears to be broken.

Steve

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Dina writes:

Cristina,

You get more of what you want in life if you learn to express your “complaints” as positive suggestions.

It also helps to explain up front that you are willing to “cooperate” or “bend” in order to receive what you just asked for.

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Melody Jackson writes:

This is perfect! I’ve been slow at getting my first 10 up, but count me in, Chris.

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If you only care about attaining your goals, diplomacy is really recommended; however, you cannot be diplomatic when you are defending justice, because this is hypocrisy.

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Excellent Challenge! A good stretch goal to get the mind excited and stimulated. Looking forward to getting my creative juices flowing again.

Thanks for providing the spark.

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Marc Marseille writes:

Wow 30 articles in 30 days sounds like quite a challenge. I am in! This will definitely test my writing skills…

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Jen writes:

Misson completed. 30+ articles already submitted and accepted.

Hopefully I’ll finish 100 more by the end of this month. After that, I need to cutback.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Good Job Jen, I think I have completed and submitted my 30 also. But I plan on doing 300 so, still more work to do I see. I did write a recent article on “goal setting” and what to do once you accomplish your goals and how to re-set them. See you at 100 and raise you 2.

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Jen writes:

Hi Lance,

Don’t get complacent. I figure that if I continue at my current monthly pace and you stopped, I’ll catch up to you in 10-11 years.

Be afraid… be very afraid. :)

PS. Chris have I mentioned how great that traffic search feature is lately?

PPS. If I had to estimate, I’ll say I’m writing at least 30 more articles a month because of it… not only that, I’m doing it in 15 fewer hours due to less keyword research!!

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MzLinda writes:

Hello. I am looking forward to taking on the 30 day challenge. Don’t know if I can write 30 articles – schedule is too full. However, I expect I will learn quite a bit. So bring it on!

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JUDY S. Jones writes:

Hi,

Great idea. My article was published today. This is a great challenge for me to get in the habit of writing more articles. Count me in.

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Vern writes:

Hey Jen,

Would you mind sharing a few tips and strategies on how you did this and how you actually did effective keywords research in less time than you usually needed?

Vern

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Lance Winslow writes:

Jen is a very smart cookie and she knows that FEAR is a big motivator and thus, I am afraid!

So, I will write 5-articles on the FEAR FACTOR this week!

What are you afraid of my fellow article authors? Did you know FEAR articles can be written for nearly every category at EzineArticles. It’s a great strategy. First, you state the problem and what happens if you do not find a solution, then you explain the solution and you have a great article and if you use a Fearful title, it will be a high traffic article too.

So, follow Jen’s advice and be very afraid!

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All,

If you posted a problem or a concern in this thread that had something to do with your existing account or a private matter; know that our support team will follow up with you privately today.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to write 30 articles in 30 days especially if you have existing content in your blog, forums, old ezine archives, ebooks, books, etc. that you can repackage. Always best to repackage your existing quality unique content into articles before writing new articles as this strategy provides you with a higher return on time.

Reiterating that we are reviewing accounts within 1 business day that have zero submission credits remaining… so rest assured that if you’re new to EzineArticles, once you submit 10 articles, we’ll review your account within 1 business day for potential upgrade to Basic Plus or Platinum Unlimited status.

If you’re new to Twitter and just signed up this week, be sure to upload your picture / avatar and short 1 sentence bio to your Twitter profile…if you want to be taken seriously. :) Good for credibility building.

Those looking for a prize: We’re considering it. For now, the prize is that you get a chance to get a piece of the traffic pie as we deliver almost a full million visitors PER WEEK to our members overall. More articles listed with us = more chance to get a piece of that pie.

We would give a name mention to everyone who submitted 30 or more in November, but have considered this and shot the idea down in order to protect our members from being slammed with spammer requests to submit content to other competing sites.

To some people who write articles daily already, this challenge was easy. Same goes for someone who does 200 push ups a day when asked to hammer out 25 push ups. It’s a non-challenge. Therefore, I leave it up to the advanced article writers to create your own challenge. :)

Michael,

Best to not include first person quotes in your articles as it will appear that you’re quoting yourself and our editors will reject it on the basis that you’re writing a press release instead of an educational article.

Steve H, and others who mention similar thoughts:

I totally agree and some people often need a reason to re-commit! :) I know I do my best to eat healthy and do fitness things daily; but every once in a while I have to remind myself to recommit to this or that personal or business goal and it helps to have an event to participate in or look forward to.

Himanshu,

Whether you complete this challenge or not is up to you. We will still love you as a member if you submit 1, 10, 30, 300, 3000, or more.

Steve L,

The @EzineArticles twitter account does not have to follow you back in order for you to follow it; but we do have to follow you back in order to allow you to direct message us via Twitter (something we prefer that you don’t do as we prefer doing member support directly and privately via email).

That said, it’s our intention to follow everyone who follows us on Twitter and have setup a system to ensure that happens this month.

Dina,

I’ll answer your question in the near future via either a private reply or a public new blog entry.

Jen,

Glad to hear the Traffic Search Terms feature is saving you 15 hours a month! That is huge! :)

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This will certainly help me out. I need to catch up it is already November 6th!

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Darren writes:

I have accepted the challenge! Is there anything special I have to do to? I already follow EzineArticles.com on Twitter and have my Twitter linked to my profile…

I also publish some articles under a pen name, is there a way to have them link to a pen-named Twitter profile, as they don’t automatically sync to my main one?

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Darren,

Anything you need to do? Get writing or repackaging to create your 30 articles in 30 (or fewer) days and submit ’em.

Right now we don’t have support for multiple Twitter accounts in accounts with multiple author names but we just added the feature to our to-do list and will get started on it this week.

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Darren writes:

Hi Chris!

Gotcha – I apologize, I didn’t realize the 3rd bullet (daily coaching) was based on completing the 2nd bullet (posting 30 articles). I am glad I asked!

I will probably have the 30 articles completed mid-month as just adding a few a day. If the total of articles between both accounts hit 30, do I quality, or does it have to be under my name exclusively?

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Jan Verhoeff writes:

Isn’t the “coaching” the encouragement we’re getting on Twitter each day? It doesn’t look like a separate thing to me.

Jan

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Jen writes:

Hi Vern,

Most of the time now, I do the keyword search starting in EzineArticles, using the traffic search terms from my previous articles.

I just look through my high view and high published articles and use the keyword phrases that people used to find the article.

Then, I quickly go to google and check them out to make sure I want to use them.

Before, I’d just go to google and pick out highly searched keywords.

Now, I don’t bother with that and instead go for the keywords that have previously gotten me the results based off what it says in the EzineArticles traffic search thing.

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Jan,

Yes, the daily Twitter posts is the coaching/encouragement component to this challenge. You should notice that I’ve stepped it up from our normal Twitter posts plus our support team is monitoring public discussion of issues so that we address those privately or publicly fast.

I guess it would have been nice if I would have setup a separate Twitter account just for the coaching, but I didn’t want to fragment the existing @EzineArticles account.

What’s really cool is that several participants are also Twittering what they are doing in terms of this challenge and I’m re-tweeting the best ideas for everyone to learn from.

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Vern writes:

Hi Jen,

Whats ironic is that I logged in and decided to ‘maximize’ my time by looking at my high view articles and you are *absolutely* right!

Its really a diamond in the rough this kind of information. I’m going to change my strategies a little but by integrating EZA’s traffic search tool from now on.

See you at the top!

Vern

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Ayanna Malone writes:

I accept the challenge. It’s just what I needed to keep me writing.

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Gregory Burrus writes:

I absolutely love the idea of the 30 day challenge- guess it is time for me to get busy.

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OK, four articles submitted. Today’s the 10th, so need to catch up with six more today or seven tomorrow….

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Pete Koerner writes:

Okay, I didn’t open that email until the 9th, but I’m on it! I love a challenge! I wrote one on the 9th, and 5 on the 10th and 11th to get me up to 11 on the 11th…

While I’m on a roll, I’m going to try to get ahead of the curve in case of an unforeseen absence from my computer…

I actually thought the first 10-articles for Ezine was a lot of articles!

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Shwetha Prasad writes:

Just submitted my first article in this challenge. Have loads to catch up; just happy with the fact that I made a beginning.

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Eric Graudins writes:

I’ve been “gunna” submit to EzineArticles for some time now.
I’ll be updating many of my old articles that have been sitting on an old website of mine, and I intend to take them off that website today.
How would this affect submission of the modified works to EzineArticles?

So, to compete this challenge I guess I ‘ll have to submit 2 articles per day :-)
Cheers, Eric G.

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Eric Graudins writes:

Footnote to above:
Some of my original content has been copied by other websites without permission, or attribution.

How would this affect such an article if I submit it to EZA?
(P.S. don’t worry about answering my question about using articles from my website. I found the answer.)

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Eric,

Should that happen, you’ll get a chance to prove that the thief ripped your content and that you didn’t authorize it.

This happens a few times a month and we’re usually able to side with the author/member to let their content pass…

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My 30th article was submitted yesterday. Now, to submit another 30 by the end of the month.

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Carol Stanley writes:

This is a very interesting challenge. What it has done for me ..open up new topics that still fall within what my main topic is…More articles more viewers..and that is a good thing…We have to catch up to Lance Winslow and his 14,000…That to me is amazing…carol

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Lance Winslow writes:

Congratulations Leanne, I am one of your fans, I’d say I personally read about 50% of the articles you submit, as those are categories I am very much interested in, people could learn a lot from you, I recommend anyone interested in business topics to subscribe to your articles.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Carol,

Thanks, I hope to hit 15,000 by next Monday, 65 to go. Then, I will give Thanks, thanks to people like you Carol for inspiring me. Everyone should check out what Carol is doing. She is an expert in helping the 70 million baby boomers retiring live happier, healthier, wealthier and thinner. And she is not only a super researcher, she flat knows her stuff. She is another person I’d recommend that you subscribe too. Learn the secrets to longevity, health and fitness, watching your money and enjoying life in your retirement. You’ll love her book, it’s packed with GREAT information!

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Lance, Thank you for your most gracious compliments. I also read yours as well, but not at that percentage. My goal is to get to 2,000 by this time next year.

The challenge right now is finishing my first nationally published book, working with clients (as I am not retired) and keeping balance in the rest of my life. Thank heavens for a written plan and understanding what my purpose is.

A hint to all those other authors attempting to find material. Find articles that give top tips and then write an article about each of those tips from your perspective.

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Terri O'Neale writes:

Thanks for the Challenge!!! Half way through…17 articles = 17th November. The best part is that it is creating a writing habit in me. I don’t write one article every day. Weekends are really hard for me. But I make up by writing more articles on other days.

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Pete Koerner writes:

11:56 on November 17, 2008 — just submitted number 30 — in 7-days! I didn’t get started until the 9th… Thanks for the challenge — goals unlock interesting potential and resources!

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Lance Winslow writes:

Way to go Pete, now that is what I am talking about. I will check out your articles and learn something new today, thanks. Lance

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Pete Koerner writes:

Thank you, Lance! I was just telling my wife that my 30th article was going to be about writing a ton of articles and I was going to call it, “I’m no Lance Winslow, but…” You are an impressive and inspirational person, my friend!

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Geoff Cummings writes:

Having only recently joined I`ve already submitted nine articles, six have already been accepted. I intend writing more during the next ten days, but whether I`ll achieve thirty I`m not so sure. I don`t want to sacrifice quality for quantity.

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Alex writes:

We always have to learn new things and get more experienced.. I am already following you on twitter… still 10 days left, I am sure I can do it !

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Pete Koerner writes:

You go, Alex! I’ve posted 35-articles in the past 10-days; and I’ve never done that before! For anyone who thinks that they are behind schedule because they don’t have 20-articles written yet, you can start tomorrow and still meet the challenge! Just be clear about your task; and then relax about it and let the inspiration come — there’s plenty of help with article templates and ideas provided by the writers and staff here. Curiosity is a more productive energy than stress and pressure. Try being curious about how many articles you might be able to write in 10-days… Then see. You might just be surprised. I know I was!

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Shwetha Prasad writes:

i have a doubt and would really appreciate anyone clearing up this for me. One of my articles which was recently published in Ezine is on another free article site called Submitter which i know i have not submitted (to it) minus the resource box. I am fairly new at this, but as far as i understand, any article can be republished provided the resource box is intact, since here this is not the case – any advise what to do? Thanks in advance for the reply.

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Shwetha,

Contract the party that didn’t honor your reprint rights and ask them to fix it or remove it. If they don’t comply, contact their web host and complain that their client has caused an AUP/TOS violation. This method works 100% of the time, even though there are times when you have to contact the web host of the web host until someone acts.

Also keep in mind that content thieves never rise to traffic power. That means they are annoying, but you should not let them stop you from moving forward because even when you don’t syndicate your articles, people will rip them off. Eventually, you have to decide what is the best use of your time.

There is one way to guarantee no one ever rips your articles: Get off the Internet and don’t post anything anywhere anytime. …this is absurd I know, but true.

Most of our members who have this happen to them find that the greater good or positive results from article writing, sharing & marketing exceeds the irritation of a small minority of Publishers who need an ethics lesson.

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Shwetha Prasad writes:

thanks Chris for the prompt reply. Since there was no “contact us” anywhere on that site, i registered for that site and posted a comment in my own article (felt really odd about that) saying that whoever posted my article to this site(without my knowledge), i would appreciate it if they included my resource box too. That’s it, i am going to leave it at that.

Like you said the time spent on following up on this could be better used for researching for my next article. Once again thanks for your guidance.

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E-Marketing writes:

Do you plan to run this again?. I would like to have participated but missed it

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Caroline writes:

I’m starting this today – bit of a mission as it’s nearly the end of the month already!

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Geoff Cummings writes:

Caroline, you have to be a prolific writer to achieve 30 articles in just the few days left till the end of the month. I wish you success.

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Caroline,

I have no doubt that if you set your mind to it, you can achieve it!

Also, really like that you used a kettlebelle in your expert author photo as it adds more credibility for your related articles.
Caroline Radway

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Caroline writes:

Thanks!

I am not sure I will manage all 30, but I decided to set myself a lofty challenge and ‘fail forward fast’! Better to have written 10 at the end of the day and failed to write 30, than to dither and write none at all (which has been the case for November so far!).

Better stop prevaricating here, too!

Caroline

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Cindy King writes:

30 approved articles as of yesterday, and 3 more in the queue for Monday. This was a great idea, it really made me aware that I need to submit at least an article a day.

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Need some last minute article writing inspiration?

Listen to this short 28 minute interview that I did this week with Ann Keeler Evans on how she wrote more than 250 articles right-out-of-the-gate in her first 6 months with us:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2008/11/zero-to-250-high-quality-articles-in-6-months.html

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martin writes:

If only I’d have known about the relax of the 10 article limit for new members, I would have been in.

Any chance of another similar challenge early in the New Year?

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Kristi Ambrose writes:

Alright for the month of October I had 133, and for November 63 but I have 22 pending :o)

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Caroline writes:

Yay! Started yesterday morning at about 10.30 am UK time and is now just after 11.30 pm. Spent the day Christmas shopping and training clients, but have just managed to submit number 30! Didn’t actually think I’d do it, and pleased I have – thanks for the challenge! Think I’ve learnt to type a lot faster and more accurately in the past 38 hours…

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Pete Koerner writes:

Wow! I never thought I’d feel like an underachiever after only writing about 50-articles in 19-days, Kristi and Caroline! Good for both of you! And good for ALL of you! I feel honored to be a part of this community of prolific writers. Thanks Chris!

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Kristi Ambrose writes:

Well, I don’t know about everyone else, but I do this for a living so large amounts of article in a month is just something that is always there lol. In my first 5 months at EzineArticles I did somewhere around 330 articles? (I didn’t get a nod like Ann did though).

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Kristi,

Sorry we missed you… actually, we missed everyone who submitted 250+ articles under 6 months until Ann.

Ann wasn’t looking for this interview…but want to know how this interview came about? Ann twittered about her success and I found her post…reached out to her and now you know the rest of the story.

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Kristi Ambrose writes:

It’s alright. You noticed me now, that’s all that matters I suppose.

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Mel Menzies writes:

Sorry I didn’t manage to complete the 30 articles in 30 days. A BBC Radio 5 Live Richard Bacon debate on Stepfamilies (the title of one of my books) claimed me. The physical world has rather taken over from cyber space: I have a book launch tomorrow and the possibility of a BBC TV appearance coming up. Perhaps next time? Mel

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