100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge

Explode Your Traffic, Prospects, Publicity & Profits… and get a FREE MUG!

We know a good idea when we see one; and this just might be one of those ideas. Although this isn’t an official EzineArticles program, we thought it warranted a little EzineArticles mug love.

Sign up for Jeff Herring’s 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (HAHD) and you could win a limited-edition #HAHD mug courtesy of EzineArticles.

You can find more here: http://100articles100days.ning.com You’ll get support and encouragement from a community of over 400 other members already enrolled in the challenge. Not only that, on the site you’ll find:

  • An Interactive Blog
  • A Listing of Events
  • A Place to Upload Your Videos
  • A Discussion Forum
  • Focus Groups
  • And Much More!

And the best part? EzineArticles will give one of these fine, limited-edition #HAHD mugs to everyone who completes Jeff’s challenge by submitting (100) articles on, or before, 11:59:59PM CDT Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

The idea for the challenge was born on Saturday morning March 21, 2009 while Jeff Herring, Felicia Slattery and Keith Goodrum were talking on Twitter. Keith suggested the name, and before they could barely blink the idea went viral on Twitter and just took off. However, the official start date is March 20, 2009.

So you need to get started right away with creating and submitting your articles. For them to count in the HAHD Marathon Challenge mug give-away promotion you will need to submit them to EzineArticles.com on or before July 1, 2009 – your “Traffic Independence Day”.

The Fine Print:
– All (100) articles must be by the same author/pen name
– Winners will be chosen and verified by July 8, 2009
– Those who believe they have met the challenge requirements must request the mug and provide shipping information via a form or email address; details on where to give us that info will be posted here on July 1st.

Be sure to follow us on http://Twitter.com/EzineArticles/ for daily article writing & marketing tips, strategies & insights to help you succeed in a big way!

Are you in?

Add a comment to this blog stating that you’re going to commit to be one of the expert authors who writes & submits 100 articles in less than the 100 remaining days.

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Lance Winslow writes:

HAHD? Wow, someone who is ADHD could win that one? 100-articles in 100-days is an awesome accomplishment. Basically, it is one article everyday for over three months. Not only is it a great way to set a strong pace for your article writing success, it’s a great way to form a habit. Indeed, I bet some of the folks that accomplish this feat will take this new found skill with them.

Great idea.

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Edward writes:

The whole thing sounds great … except for one thing. You should give the mug absolutely free if someone accomplishes what you just described.

Could win just isn’t motivating enough. For me anyway.

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Donnette Davis writes:

A mighty challenge! I think this is not one for the faint-hearted… :) But I think it is achievable with focus, dedication and determination… 100 different articles on homeschooling, parenting and education… in 100 days… might just take up the challenge. :)

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cynthia mcneill writes:

I accept the challenge to write 100 articles by the July 1,2009 deadline. I think it is an Awesome Idea.

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Andi Enns writes:

I’m doing it! I can’t wait to complete the mission!

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Wow, what a challenge, lets give it a try! I am game for it!

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Marc writes:

Edward,

Anybody who completes the challenge as defined and sends us a request gets a free mug. The offer was phrased that way (i.e. “might”) to prevent folks from assuming we would give a mug simply for enrolling in the challenge.

Hope that makes sense! =)

Sorry for the confusion.

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Kevin Lankford writes:

Hello all,

I am excited about #HAHD! It really has my juices flowing and my creative mind in high gear. What I’m saying is I am definitately in.

Kevin Lankford

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Crystal Booker writes:

I too accept the challenge to write 100 articles by the July 1, 2009 deadline.

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Christine Breen writes:

I’m in! I want another Ezine mug.

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Fran Rokicki writes:

Starting spring market, so, for sure there will be lots of information to share and comment about. Sounds real good to me! Count me in!

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Christine Breen writes:

Hey Edward, is your last name Cullen? I see you give piano lessons and I just had to wonder…

LOL

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ken long writes:

i am in 7 articles in 7 days so far; each day gets easier

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roger andout writes:

Wow – what a fantastic scheme. I will “have a go” and write a hundred unique articles for ezine to publish without and decent dofollow links in the contextual heart of the body.

I checked republished versions of my articles and not one included the lame author signature section – pah phut.

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I just completed an analysis for a workshop to coaching, business consultants in late April on article marketing. I noted that in 4 years since I started submitting article, ezinesarticles has added 154,000 authors. Only 0.05% have over 1,000 articles and 1.3% have 100 to 999 articles.

As Lance said, this is just an a article day. By embracing this challenge (yes, I am in) keeps your marketing fresh and engaging, but more importantly allows you to add value thereby showcases you as the Red Jacket separating you from all those other gray suits.

Chris – It would be nice to know how many actually accept the challenge and how many actually complete the challenge.

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Nick Jones writes:

OK, I’m in. 100 articles? Pah thats noth… ok, it’s a lot.

But I can do it!

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I’m in! Starting late with the challenge but it’s never to late. Good luck everyone.

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Jack Gordon writes:

I accept the challenge to write 100 articles by the July 1,2009 deadline. Awesome Idea.This will push me to my limits and force me to focus and take action.

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Karen Sielski writes:

Game on! I love this idea and have a goal of 100 articles in 100 days.

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Kate Sanner writes:

I too accept the challenge. Thanks for the opportunity!
Kate Sanner

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Jason writes:

Count me in! I left my 1st mug in CA with my aunt, so I need a new one anyways. I’ll have 100 written within 10 days!

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Lynn Rickert writes:

aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh I’m probably crazy, but yes. I accept the challenge!

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Michael Gorzka writes:

Hello, I’m in too! I want more website traffic, a greater readership *and* a sweet Ezine mug =)

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Olivia writes:

I’m in, but I’d like to know if articles submitted under pen names are counted. I write under my name and two pen names. Is it 100 per name?

Olivia

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Just what I need is another mug. I have been intending to publish additional articles so now I have been put to task. I will – between now and July 1st – submit 100 articles for publication. I just hope that they meet with the exacting specifications required by the editors…..

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All,

We will publish the number of participants that COMPLETE this marathon no later than July 8th 2009.

Glad to see so many of you are UP for the challenge.

It is possible and I am certain you can do it!

:-)
-Chris

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Gail writes:

I would love to sign up but I just submitted my 36th article and I got a message saying I ran out of submissions. My article went to the draft folder. Boo Hoo :>(

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Keith Goodrum writes:

Chris,

Wow, thanks for putting up the cool prize for anyone who completes the challenge. I don’t think Jeff, Felicia or me expected it to get this big.

Good luck to everyone who joins!

Keith

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Shannon writes:

I’m in. It’s a great idea. When I first started article writing, I remember reading a comment from an author who wrote that they committed to three articles per day – and never any less. At that time, that seemed to be alot. But, I wondered if I could do that long term and decided to commit to setting a quota for myself. What I learned from that is that writing articles is honestly a matter of habit. You can train yourself to just do it. Now, it’s so much a part of my day that I feel guilty if something comes up and I don’t meet my quota (which changes depending on what’s going on. ) This is a great way to get more of us into a habit that really becomes easier as time goes on. :)

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Darlene Norris writes:

OK, I just signed up on Jeff Herring’s site. Since I’m already behind, guess I’d better get busy!

This is a great idea. I got a little burned out on the article writing, but this should help me get my motivation back.

I have to say writing articles works! My sales are really starting to take off.

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John Maher writes:

Okay. I’m late, but I’m in. Actually, I just sent in my first article, so 100/100 seems a bit steep. Hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. \All the best to all of you. maher

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Donna Beasley writes:

Okay, I’m in. Trying to grow traffic to my website so I’ll take up the challenge. Donna

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Sean Mize writes:

Count me in! This is a great contest…thanks! I have about 4 of your mugs already…and I really love it when I get one in the mail. It is so much fun to be working online AND drinking from one of the EzineArticles mugs. So now I want another!

Sean

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Jan Malloch writes:

As two-thirds of my website traffic comes from my current articles, I can’t wait to see the awesome results I’ll have by 1st July!

As a Positive Thinker & Achiever, I am already sitting at my desk drinking from my EzineArticles mug :-)

Jan

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Sherri Stockman writes:

Please count me in for the challenge!

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Tom Larsen writes:

I’m in too! This should be fun, challenging and creative!

Tom Larsen

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Gary Cooper writes:

ok I’m ready as I’ll ever be Chris won’t hold myself back any longer thanks gary coop

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Phillip Weber writes:

I’m in!

Can’t wait to see the results of this challenge!

Phillip

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Giri Anantha writes:

I’m interested in getting in on this too, but what about those who have a certain amount of submissions only? I think Gail also touched on this when she said she made a 36th submission and it wasn’t given the green light. If this is not a problem….THEN COUNT ME IN!

Giri

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OK! I think it might take something like this to commit. GADS! Enough of my empty promises to myself.

ONWARD.. I can just smell my success! YAY!

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scott writes:

Ok, I will bite. :)

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Nick J Jones writes:

This should be one almighty undertaking. But I have been trying to push my article writing forward, this is a great spur.

Plus, who doesn’t like free mugs – the amount of cuppa’s we writers go through, we need all the mugs that we can get.

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Lloyd Bembury writes:

I’m in this is the perfect oppotunity to grow my business!

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39 posts and no one asked why there is a # sign before the HAHD.

You guys must all know what HASH tags are. I’m impressed! :-)

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Marcus Baker writes:

Pretty new to online marketing but always loved writing and always up for a challenge especially if it can also drive traffic to websites. Not sure if I can do this but hey ready to give it a go. One question though… is there any limit to the number of articles EzineArticles will accept from new people?

Bring it on!!!!!

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Evelyn Fielding writes:

Oh, goody goody! I am so all over this challenge. I collect coffee cups from weird places–I have three from Florida with the names Shawn, Brenda and Beth on them… I bought them at my local Goodwill here in Northern Minnesota.

What, you guys don’t have hobbies?

I do have a question: the contest started on March 27, right? Does that mean I’m already up 8 articles, or do I have to register with Jeff before any are counted?? I’m confused…

Good luck to all! We’re in this together, friends!

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Scott Cameron writes:

Count me in! The challenge has been accepted.

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Jodi writes:

I already signed up when it first started. I’m a little behind but I think I’m at about 9 articles right now. It’s really fun and motivational!

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Wilma Woodson writes:

I’m in. Just got my 10th accepted today and have one ready to submit as soon as I get the go from EzineArticles.

Only 89 to go!!!

Wilma Woodson

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Linda Houle writes:

I signed up right at the beginning, because although I’d opened an Ezine account, I was slow to get started actually writing and submitting.
This challenge gave me the push I needed to get started, and I’m going to make it to the finish line!

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Marc writes:

A Note on Submissions:

There are limits to the number of articles you can submit based on your membership level. However, these limits can be raised under various circumstances. As a Platinum Member you have unlimited submissions.

To learn more, see either of these blog posts:
Roadmap to Platinum
Learn the Secrets of Membership Levels

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Marc writes:

Evelyn,

It doesn’t matter to us when in the 100 days you register with Jeff. All that we’ll be looking at is if you submitted at least 100 articles under one author/pen name between March 27 and July 1.

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Lisa Mason writes:

I’m in!

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Marcus Baker writes:

That answers my question. Thanks Marc. Where there’s a will there’s a way.

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“39 posts and no one asked why there is a # sign before the HAHD”

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I dunno… what is it?

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ntathu allen writes:

Yeah- I am excited! Thank you. Just what the doctor ordered. I am in.

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Susan Vik writes:

Count me in!

I was just thinking earlier today about the impact that an article a day would have on my website traffic – so this is great timing.

The incentive of a mug is the icing on the cake.

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Catherine writes:

I’m in for the 100 articles in 100 days, which will no doubt bring me over 100 strikes of strategic luck.

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Lisa Granger writes:

I’ll certainly give it a try! Haven’t submitted articles in a while, this is just the motivation I need.

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I’m in! This time my kids are NOT TOUCHING my mug!

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Tara writes:

I accept the challenge to write 100 articles by the July 1,2009 deadline. I just found out about it, so need to get going and get caught up!

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Ronomundo writes:

This is an awesome challenge! But I’ll do the research and post them! Challenges are cool.

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I needed an extra incetive to get some more articles out there for myself (I just need to quit selling so many until July 1st!), count me in.

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Holy cow. I just opened this email while I was taking a break from writing an article and completing a chapter in one of my manuscripts. Big task hope I can measure up….I’m in.
Do my radio shows count? Help I have tons of those…if only I can download them as well.

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shwetha writes:

I am in, I want that mug:).

Just one doubt thought, do you mean 100 articles per author account or 100 articles under each author (if you use pen names). TIA for your reply.

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Dan Kohlmeier writes:

I’m in. This may motivate me to do what I should be doing anyway. Great idea!

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Patty writes:

Would love to be in on this Challenge provided that I can get the necessary upgrades on my account at the right time :D Hopefully that will happen will have to get started writing tomorrow :)
thanks!!

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Cameron Mackay writes:

Just joined the challenge, after receiving an email (on 7th April) telling me the challenge starts on 27th March (!!). Now that’s some kind of handicapping system… thanks Ezine!!

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Count me in, I think that’s a great idea.

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WoooHoooo !!! Call it crazy but I’m up for the challenge. What an awesome idea. 100 articles in a hundred days or less? It’s doable besides I’d love to have that Mug to match my free writing pad :)
Thanks,
Krystalina

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Lance Winslow writes:

I have a question? Has anyone ever submitted;

100 Articles in one day?

10 articles a day for 100 days?

1 article a day for a year?

I mean if we all do 1 article in 100 days then it would make sense that once this habit of writing an article every single day became ingrained in our daily endeavors, then it makes sense we could in fact keep it up for a year? Right?

I mean it is possible. I am quite confident that a good percentage of the online article writers that take this seriously will pass this 100-day challenge, and it’s a lot like “taking it one day at a time” really. So, those that complete it will be extremely happy with the results in increasesd traffic, and they should be able to carry this on for 365-days?

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Lisa Mason writes:

Totally agree, Lance. I usually do from 10-30 per day, depending on length and assignment. Not all are for eZine as I write for a living but it is definitely doable and once it becomes habit, it’s pretty easy to pull off.

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Darren Chow writes:

Hi,

It’s a really good challenge. I think a few details need to be filled in:

– how many winners will be selected
– can international writers join, or is it just U.S based writers?

I’m sure many writers would be interested to know the above.

Darren

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Yihan writes:

Yeah this will be a great challenge for me as well. I’ll be motivated to write!

I accept the challenge!

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Tim Scott writes:

Count me in! Time to get the ball rolling.

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Paul Forcey writes:

I am coming into the game late, but I will give it a go. I like the other mug I got from you guys so one more won’t hurt!

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Cheow writes:

Nice one Chris, for implementing this challenging program.

I am definitely up for the challenge… I can feel the same adrenaline when I am competing for a running marathon ;)

Now is time to write my articles!

Cheow

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Dr Amit writes:

Done, guys, get ready to read 100 articles related to cosmetic surgery, lasers and plastic surgery within the next 45 days. I already have 19 on, so just 81 to go. Catch me if you can guys. Best of luck to all of us.

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What a great idea and incentive to keep writing! Count me in.
Carolyn

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scott writes:

Could you give us an idea what topics are in demand? I could write about many things :)

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Marion writes:

I’m in… gee, I have a little catching up to do… go to go write, see ya!

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scott writes:

Submitted my first article: 10 days to get approved? That seems like a bit of a barrier to entry, though :)

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A great idea – just the impetus I needed to kick my rear into gear. I am in – 100 articles in 100 days. I take it we can submit more than one a day and if we have to miss a day or two can make up for it with several submissions – just thinking I might have to double up on a few occasions.

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Ram Gunjal writes:

Wow…I am so excited and going to do all these things right now.

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Elijah Bitson writes:

I am in. I want my mug!

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Arthur Webster writes:

With a new web site to work on, this could not have come at a better time. Thanks for the motivator.

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Stella Mak writes:

I’m in! Though I’m not even sure if the mug can be sent all the way here to Singapore? I’ve committing myself to the challenge even though I have less than 100 days left now but I think it’s a good way to ensure that I stick to submitting articles!

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Gunter Eibl writes:

Excellent idea. Publishing 100 articles will give you a boost in traffic and rankings. This should motivate people to get articles done!

Gunter

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Jeff Boo writes:

I’m all in to take the challenge! I mean, why not? It’s a win-win situation.

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Marte Cliff writes:

Sounds like a great way to get motivated – count me in!

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Cara Reynolds writes:

Put me down! I seem to be writing at least one article a day anyway, and I was worried that ezine would see me overdoing it. This way I can write away with their blessing!

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richard writes:

Well I’m definitely up for the HAHD challenge! It will be my first and will, no doubt, give me the motivation to produce articles more consistently.

I’m relatively new to article marketing, so this kind of challenge is a fantastic idea for getting people like me off their backsides and into action.

Looking forward to getting my very first EzineArticles mug! :-)

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

OOOH Goody! Another mug! Thanks Chris, that was just the motivation I needed to keep up the pace! I love the one that I got the last time. I use it every day! My family knows that if they break it, they will be in for a very grouchy DeAnna! I think I can I think I can I think I can! I want that mug! LOL

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Lance makes a great point. Article writing needs to be part of your daily marketing habits like calling to follow-up with someone.

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Judy writes:

OK… I’m going to try!! I just did 6 new articles this last weekend… so I’ve begun!

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I’m in! Great challenge!

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Brian Maguire writes:

Hi Great Challenge – I am up for it!

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prativad.com writes:

Sounds Great

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Query to increase your 100 articles in 100 days motivation: Will you be one of the few who are less than 2% of all Ezine authors currently having 100 plus articles or stay one of the many, 98%, having less than 100 articles? Pretty telling statistics aren’t they?

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Mike Bach writes:

Got email only yesterday but count me in.
Signed up to ning site and ready to go.

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Jeffrey Grill writes:

100 Articles. I’m in.

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Sherry Harris writes:

I’m in…this is the kick in the pants that I needed! Thanks…

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I’d love to win a mug! Can’t wait to see what it’s like to have 100 articles up!

Have a bit of a start now, am finding it a very beneficial habit in the am, it gets the creativity flowing in other areas as well.

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Sleep is over rated and what’s on TV anyway? I’ll give it a shot.

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Gotta play, should be fun!
Thanks

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Gail writes:

I signed up yesterday. An article I submitted last week was just accepted today. Does it count toward my 100 articles? I have two more waiting to be approved. Will they count if accepted?

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Marc writes:

Patricia,

Yes, your radio shows count. You can’t post the audio, but you can definitely have it transcribed, clean it up and turn the content into a busload of articles! =)

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Marc writes:

Shwetha,

To qualify, the articles need to be submitted under the same pen name/author name.

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Marc writes:

Darren,

The mug promo is open to ALL EzineArticles members – both USA and international. All we need is a valid postal address.

There will be an UNLIMITED number of winners. =) All you have to do is meet the qualifications and submit a request with your postal address at the end of the challenge.

Details for submitting requests will be posted here on July 1st.

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Marc writes:

Scott,

Finding the topics that are most in demand is a big part of the strategy of article marketing. If we could answer that question, we would be amazing indeed!

You need to find the hot buttons in your niche and field of expertise through research and experience. The target constantly moves and is different for everybody. Look through this blog history for plenty of direction and inspiration.

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Nora Jeanne Hirsu writes:

Yeah… I am in. I can do it…

Definitely…

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Leanne,

Yeah, wouldn’t it be great if this challenged assisted a bunch of expert authors who normally would have been in the 97-98% group of never having achieved 100+ articles?

All,

Reiterating that this contest will only be considered “won” when you have 100 articles submitted & accepted under 1 single author name.

Kathy,

Here is a non-technical definition of a HASH tag:

The HASH tag # is a way for a group of people to identify or tag a thought so that all can participate in the shared experience.

Patricia,

You might find this blog entry interesting:

Audio To Articles

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John Faulkner writes:

Can I write 100 articles about wine decanting? I intend to give it my best shot starting today. Have back up article ideas on how to pick lottery numbers and associated topics. Can’t wait to fill up my #HAHD mug (with champagne of course).

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anne clarke writes:

Well, count me in. Writing away.

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Denis Ledoux writes:

Count me in. I’m starting late, but I can do it. 100 Articles by July 1, 2009? That is the deal isn’t it!

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This challenge couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’ve just completed my first book and these articles will fit right in with my marketing plans. Good luck everyone!

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Chris – The results will show those who really want to grow their businesses and those who continue to say they want to, but fail to take action. As Lance said, it is just an article a day. Given that most people waste at least 12 minutes a day, watch over a couple of hours of TV, this really isn’t that much of a challenge unless you have a very narrow niche market.

John – Have you considered writing book reviews on wines and related topics?

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Julia writes:

I only just found out about this yesterday but I am in have already submitted 2 with another 4 ready to submit. This is probably the incentive I needed. Thank you and good luck everyone.
Julia

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Jyotsna writes:

Sounds awesome. I am game :)

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Zeny writes:

I have done a good article in Time Management in workplace, completed a comprehensive marketing plans etc. Count on me I love to write and I want to take this challenge. I will enjoy doing this.

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Susan Anderson writes:

Whoohoo! I’m in.

Do you have to put all the articles under one name or pen name?

Do they count if spread between two pen names?

Thanks for the push.

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Susan,

We’ve covered this a few times. :)

Here it is again:

To qualify for the contest, your 100 articles must all be under the same AUTHOR name.

Sorry, 50 articles under one author name and 50 under another author name do not qualify.

You could qualify more than once by having 100 articles submitted & accepted under more than 1 author name.

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Susan Anderson writes:

Thanks Chris, and sorry for making you state the obvious.

Qualifying twice.. hmm now there’s a thought.

Guess I’ll go over the posts a wee bit more carefully.

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Kathryn writes:

This is a CONTEST? I just thought I was doing it for my own good :D. Do we have to upload all of our articles to this website to qualify or just to ezinearitles?

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Kathryn,

If you want to qualify for the free limited-edition #HAHD EzineArticles mug, yes, they all need to be submitted to: EzineArticles.com

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Kathryn raises an interesting nuance. Yes, this is a contest in that there exist certain criteria and a reward of an Ezine mug. No, this is not a contest in that you probably should already be submitting at least one article per day if article marketing is part of your marketing goals.

A word to the wise, do not procrastinate. I would suggest that all articles should be submitted no later than June 22, 2009 so that allows for a 2 week window for approvals. The criteria is two-fold: submitted and approved. You would not want to miss the free mug opportunity because you waited to the last moment.

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Greg Phillips writes:

I believe the official start date was March 23rd, 2009 — the day of the innaugural teleseminar Jeff, Felicia and Keith had!

At least that’s what I’m counting from…

~ Greg

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Greg,

You can use whatever start date you’d like. :)

To qualify to receive an EzineArticles limited edition #HAHD mug though at the end of this contest, your 100 articles would need to be submitted no later than on, or before, 11:59:59PM CDT Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

I expect quite a few will be done this and next month with their 100 articles because… they can.

I would recommend everyone who is participating in this contest who might wait till the last moment to submit your articles…that you may come up short, get an article rejected or need your account to be reviewed for an upgrade so you can submit more articles. Early bird gets the word, or worm I mean… :]

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Bob Crawford writes:

Great idea! This is just the thing to get me back on track with my article writing… I’ve been focusing on some product work and have been ignoring my articles and blog posts.

Thanks, looking forward to lots of great motivation!

Peace,
Bob

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Lance Winslow writes:

Oh My God! Sean Mize just finished his 100 articles since this post.

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I’m in. Thanks for the challenge.

Just submitted my second article. Only 98 to go . . .

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Jeff Herring writes:

Hi Chris!

Thanks so much for blogging about The http://100Articles100Days.com Marathon Challenge

I have never seen something like this go so viral so fast and the group of folks in the challenge are so action oriented and supportive of each other – they are awesome!

We are all looking forward to our “Traffic Independence Day” Celebration on July 1st!

Hope you and your team can keep up ;)

Jeff Herring

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Shannon Herod writes:

I am going to get me one of those mugs. This group of #HAHD ers are awesome!

Shannon Herod

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Isn’t it interesting how we all just WANT that mug!

Too cute!

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Claudia Loens writes:

Love this challenge! It’s fun and motivating. Thanks for getting us started!

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Jan Verhoeff writes:

Just doing my part… This is a great bunch of people, and I’ve noticed a LOT of NEW writers.

Welcome to the ranks everyone! It’s great!

Jan

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Amy Korn-Reavis writes:

I really appreciate this challenge. It has motivated me to write 9 articles so far about sleep. I think I will add some articles about managing a sleep lab as well.

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Chris Cobb writes:

I wasn’t going to join HAHD initially because I thought there was no way I could do it. But then I said, “Why Not!” I don’t know if I will make it, but I’ve written several articles more than I probably would have. As Jeff always tells us AMTCers–G.U.T.S. (Go Use This Stuff). Thanks Jeff & Chris for the encouragement.

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Marcus Baker writes:

Ah the joy and pain of the long distance runner… Now I understand.

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Gina Bell writes:

LOVE the #HAHD marathon challenge!! Giving my clients marketing a motivating kick in the derriere is a passion of mine and now, I have Jeff Herring and the EzineArticles team to motivate ME :) Thanks Guys!! This is just what I needed.

~ Gina Bell

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Jay Koch writes:

I am a couple days behind the pace, but I have articles planned that will get me caught up before the weekend.

Thanks to HAHD for giving me the impetus to get this writing done!

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Joshua Tucker writes:

I’ve gone from 0 articles to 34 articles in 14 days because of this. Shooting for 100 articles in 50 days.

Rockin.

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Ian Scott writes:

This is going to be a great challenge! I’m enjoying it so far… while I learn more about AM.

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Karen writes:

I’m delighted with this challenge as I’ve had a major break-through–no, several! Yesterday I wrote an entire article only thirty minutes. Unheard of for me. And the article pleased me mightily. I tweaked it submitted it thirty minutes later–no need to let it marinate overnight.

Today I wrote TWO articles. Stand back, world. I’ve been unleashed!

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Dvorah Lansky writes:

I have had articles and ideas in my head for MONTHS and months. The focus of the HAHD has enabled me to accomplish more in the past few weeks, as far as article writing, than in the past 6 months put together.

Thank you for coming up with this challenge!
Heck, I’m even more motivated now, that coffee cup is WAY cool!!!!

All the best,
D’vorah

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Darren Moore writes:

Hey All!

Well someone told me about this yesterday, so i registered and started today…. Got 5 up in one go….wheeeeey heeey … who’s the daddy?

All the very best to everyone, what an awesome idea and probably one of the best ways to get my new business venture rolling the right way.

Bye for now.
Darren

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Sandy Rees writes:

I’m so glad I joined the #HAHD challenge. It’s been great motivation and I’m very pleased with my progress so far. Thanks to Jeff and Chris for this challenge and this site!

Sandy Rees
Fundraising Coach

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This has been an awesome challenge which has really motivated me into the whole idea of driving traffic to your website with article writing. I love it. So far I’ve done 7 articles since it began so I’m behind schedule, but I’m going to be catching up fast.

Jacqueline Wales

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Judy H. Wright writes:

Hi Guys!

It is always something when you guys get together to spur us mortals on to write, write, write.

Today we were out to lunch and the waitress made a dumb remark and I said, “Wow, I should write an article about that.”

Best of luck to all of us who are interested in expanding our audience and automated pay day.

Your friend,

Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke
http://www.ArtichokePress.com

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Drjohnhayes writes:

Terrific idea. I want the cup too!

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I am just starting this challenge which means that I will need to write 2 articles a day to get caught up. I know I have a lot to share so I’m excited and think it will be fun. Plus I know that consistent action will really get things moving in my business.

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MaryJo writes:

I did accept the challenge and now I’m already behind. Arghh!

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Terri O'Neale writes:

I’m in…and writing. Even though I did not start on time on the 27th, I think I have caught up now. Hope to finish this one like I did the one in November…but that was only 30 articles in 30 days.

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Robin Hardy writes:

Love the challenge, and I was excited to accept. Sure put a fire underneath my behind! Thank you Chris for getting me going again!

Robin Hardy

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I all over it! Count me in I commit to writing 100 articles in 100 days.

Thanks for creating this promotion.
Anthony

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Ohhh Jay! The other mug seeking ants are ahead of you. tee hee.

For the first time I am really taking this article writing goal seriously.. who knows why! It is way funny to me. It isn’t the mug I don’t think, it is just the idea of a prize. Yet we already get a prize for it if we do it, more traffic where we want it.

OK Space Bunnies the race is on!

Kathy

PS Hey… Is there any chance of not including Lance and Sean in this? Just kidding!

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Jeff Herring writes:

Judy – looks like you are beginning to see thru “article eyes” even over lunch and a dumb waiter – keep it up!

Jeff

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Neil Smith writes:

I feel so supported in this network. It motivates me to take the article-a-day challenge that Sean D’Souza put to me years ago. I’ve always wanted to do this to improve the New Zealand financial literacy tools I have on my site, and now I have a team of friends taking a similar challenge for themselves!

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Gail writes:

I just went Platinum and Ezine is approving my articles super fast so I should hit my 100 by July 1.
Ezine rocks!!

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Andrea Williams writes:

Chris:

I love that you are being so public with your support.

I’m encouraging all of my private clients to use the HAHD challenge as inspiration and leverage for getting their online writing strategy really humming: articles, edited or shorter versions for blog posts (then linked to social networking sites), and use as features in one’s own ezines. A triple threat!

So busy coaching others, I’ve challenged myself to do the same. I’ll get there. I want another mug, too!

Andrea Williams
freshstartcreative.com

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Steve Bynum writes:

I am having a great time at this. I just enjoy writing. It’s fun to see what you can accomplished when you normally don’t do something as a habit.

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Michelle writes:

I’m writing my articles but honestly don’t know that I will finish 100 by the deadline since I started late and am busy with so many other things. however, this is still a great challenge because even if you do 60, that’s sixty articles with your links out there that may have taken months or even years to get accomplished.

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David Brown, MD writes:

The http://www.100Articles100Days.com idea was simply a brilliant brainstorm among @JeffHerring, @FeliciaSlattery, and @KeithGoodrum and everyone was ready for this idea. It’s a free community that is very supportive of each other. I joined on Day 1 & was member #76 at the time, & I thought it was a good-sized group – now there’s 10X that many members and it’s not stopping. It’s very inspirational. Thanks for supporting it, Chris.

David B. – I’m @ZenDoc on Twitter.

twitter.com/zendoc

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Nicola writes:

As an international author I would not normally get a mug – but if you are posting these special ones overseas – Brtillianrt!

I was already in, I was one of the first to sign up – this is an unexpected bonus!

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Terry Allison writes:

The ice is off the lake giving me lots of inspiration to fulfill my quota in the challenge. Thanks Jeff, Keith and Felicia for a great motivator.

Terry Allison
YourTeleseminarManager.com

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Kate Sanner writes:

Day 4 since I signed up and just submitted my 4th article; will use the weekend to do a few more to be on track and finish on time.

This is great!! It’s motivating and exciting (and I so want “THE MUG”). Thanks again for this inspiring opportunity!

Kate Sanner

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I’m in – and have completed 2 and have 3 more in progress. Thanks for appealing to my competitive spirit:)

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Amelia Brazell writes:

Oh, I am in. Already submitted the first 7 articles. And, will hit the 100 by the deadline. Developing 100 titles right now.

I find it easier to write in sets or series of 5-7 articles on a related topic. Hopes this helps those who get stuck. Once I get started, they just seem to flow one after the other.

By the way, my articles are getting approved in just hours not days. Hat’s off to the Ezine Article editorial staff.

See you in print.

Amelia

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Jean Wise writes:

I have already signed up but so far not submitted. Am I bad? my goal is to begin this week and get as many as possible. I know catching up will be hard but this challenge has inspired me to try and build up the number of article I submit. I don’t think I would have tried so hard if it weren’t for teh fun of doing this as a group and the twitter encouragment.

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I want my mug!

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I’m up for the challenge and I love all the excitement that has been cultivated around this opportunity.

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THE mug Kate?

No way!

‘I’ want ‘THE’ mug!

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Steve Fultz writes:

i’m in it… been a great process!
encouragement, support… staying up with the pace.
get in on the group… you’ll be glad you did!
steve

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Micheal Savoie writes:

I am already on the way to 100, but I managed to get a little bit behind, so now it is a matter of sitting down and writing a few articles each day until I get back on pace!

Thanks gang for putting this on!

Micheal Savoie
twitter.com/michealsavoie

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Jack Gordon writes:

A mug? its the thought that counts,its priceless ,keep on keeping on,smile and watch it go viral.ya gotta love the internet.

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Maritza Parra writes:

This HAHD marathons challenge has really helped get me in gear and creating a ton of article content. Especially with Jeff Herring’s amazing article templates. Getting my articles done 30 min in the morning!

Great challenge, thanks!
MAritza Parra

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Paul Forcey writes:

I wonder if we are all after the mug or if it is just that if everyone else is doing it then we feel we should.

I have had 2 approved already and just submitted the 3rd one.

I will try and write some more over the weekend.

I feel it will have to be done in fits and starts though, I can see the end of june being a mad time!

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It’s just great to connect with other writers and have some fun along the way.

And besides Jeff Herring made us The Coolest Couple do it or we would be thrown back in the mud.

–Pat & Lorna

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Jeff Herring writes:

Pat & Lorna – that’s right, thrown back in the mud with the Red Dress on…

You two are great examples of “action takers” who are constantly moving forward – proud to call you friends!

Jeff

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Jackie Bubis writes:

I’ve been pondering getting started at EzineArticles for several years. When I saw the challenge, I knew it was perfect for me. I posted my first article last night. Yay.

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Hope writes:

What an awesome memento for the occasion, Chris! :)

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Jan writes:

I am thrilled to be part of this 100 in 100 challenge. I am a little behind right now. I have 10 articles done; but it’s not much to catch up so I think I will sit down at my computer right now and write my next article.
I am going to get myself one of those mugs and it will be used frequently and will sit right here on my desk to remind me of what can be accomplished when one puts their mind to it.
This was a fantastic idea and I have no doubt that it will move our businessses forward faster than we could ever have imagined.
Thanks for the creative idea.

Jan

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Tamo Willsat writes:

Wow what a great opportunity to buckle down and get the skill of article writing under my belt (hmmm to belt reference without even trying, may be I should write 7 tips to hold up your pants) and coffee mug ta boot (I guess I got apparel on the brain)

I am 20 day behind so I am a bit intimidated but may as well give it a go…

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Cameron Mackay writes:

Really getting into the challenge now. Just finished my 5th article. I’m a little behind, but catching up fast. Watch out!

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John Yazo writes:

This contest was a great idea and a great way to get writers that are just starting to get a system going by setting the number of articles that they need to do per day and a big plus to all of us.

I really hope there are more of these types of contests to keep all of us communicating with each other. It is creating a nice community of writers.

Thanks
John

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Truby writes:

This challenge at least has got me to write more articles that could only help my online business. What an awesome concept to come up with this challenge.

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Beth Lane writes:

This contest is a Hoot! A fun way to create articles and products and workshops I’ve been thinking about and procrastinating on for ages!

Great Idea, Jeff!!

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Eric Werner writes:

This is great for anyone who could use motivation to develop the habit of constant content creation. I’m in

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Toni LaMotta writes:

I have worked with Jeff and been on his seminars where he suggests writing an article a day. I tried for awhile and then slowed down. This challenge has given me the incentive to do it for 100 days. I’m well on my way. I look forward to that mug!
Dr. Toni
The Midlife Mentor
reinventmidlife.com

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Carole writes:

Yikes, 20 days in and I’m already 10 articles behind! I gotta go get to work ;-)

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Yolanda Early writes:

I love this challenge. It’s helped me up my productivity overall. Things that had been getting put off are getting done. That mug justs adds extra incentive! ;)

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Joshua Peacock writes:

Finished about five articles, more to come! This challenge is great. It is going to inspire people to really promote themselves. EzineArticles.com rocks!

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Hadley Finch writes:

Writing an exciting, illuminating article about relationships each day for the HAHD challenge almost matches the intense demands of producing-writing for a TV news magazine show.

I’m inspired by the HAHD challenge. Yet I haven’t figured out how to fit my creative process and lengthy articles into the recommended formula of 300 words in 30 minutes. My recent article revealing 7 Secrets Of Lasting Love took two days to write.

Wishing you inspired ideas and speedy execution!
Hadley Finch
tribeofblondes.com

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Fabio writes:

I’m in Chris. Can’t wait to finish and continue on submitting quality articles to EzineArticles.

All the best,

Fabio

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Angela Linton writes:

I like the challange. I am a lot behind, I have 99 more articles to go, but I am getting there.

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19 articles submitted and approved since I learned of this challenge on 4/6/09. Just checking email as this a non-working day for me. In 4 days, almost 20% of the goal is completed. Not too bad for someone who had weekly appointments and meetings with clients.

Amazing to read the comments about not being sure if challenge can be achieved. Sounds like there is a lot of negative self defeating talk out there or what I prefer call the “Weasel Words of Life.”

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Darwin writes:

“forced” productivity is a great thing. Knowing there is accountability is an awesome motivator.

All in all it is a win-win-win situation. Jeff who, “teach his “children’ well” gets exposure, EzineArticles gets exposure and we get exposure from the articles we produce and publish.

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Jinger Jarrett writes:

Hey, I already got the notepads. I really love those. Thank you. Can’t wait to get the mug. :)

Jinger Jarrett

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Marte Cliff writes:

Writing an article a day is something I knew I “should” do – but was another one of those things that didn’t get done when I was busy.

I’m hoping to use this challenge as a way to create a habit of getting an article (or two) written every day.

Thanks for giving me a prod to do what I knew I should be doing!

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Jan Masters writes:

I’m so impressed with all the writing that’s going on! Me included. lol This challenge is such a perfect idea for us writers to keep on keeping on with the ideas flowing and getting our messages out there. Kudos to Jeff for being so inspired AND acting on it!!

Gratefully!
Jan Masters

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Wyteria Jacobo writes:

Count me in. I’m flexing my finger muscles and warming up the keyboard. If it takes only 21 days to form a new habit, this new consistent writing habit should be old hat by July 1.

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Ken Turner writes:

What a great idea.
Jeff Herring is certainly an inspiring and encouraging mentor.
He breaks things down into simple steps and makes you believe that you can do a Hundred Articles in a Hundred Days. Keep following his advice and you will do it.

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Rafael Marquez writes:

The best part about the 100 article challenge, is the challenge part. The worst part, is the part about the challenge :-)

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All,

Congrats!

You just helped this blog entry become our most commented blog entry ever.

This blog spans 4+ years, 1,315 blog posts, and 14,303 Comments posted life-to-date.

To those noticing our article review speed increasing, yes we’ve been hiring more Editors and some recent new hires have been coming up to speed.

Nicola,

For this contest we’ll be shipping the winners the limited edition #HAHD EzineArticles mug to any valid postal address on planet Earth.

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Mel Inglima writes:

When I twittered that I studied at Jeff’s feet and got both inspired and a little smelly (wink) I got more DMs about Jeff than about my goal!

Jeff, I’m sure you didn’t take offense. Hopefully it got a couple more people to sign up! Anyway, good luck to everyone. Let’s have fun.

The Mel

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Tina Williams writes:

This challenge has been an awesome inspiration! I am in both Jeff Herring and Felicia Slattery’ membership programs and they are incredible mentors. Keith is great to follow on twitter as an ongoing supporter and motivator.

Another suggestion-make sure you get on all of ezines lists. The information you get for free is better than some of the info I have paid for. Look in the upper right hand corner here and sign up to get these posts in your inbox and get on the list for instructional info.

Thanks to all. This is what social marketing is all about–building relationships to support each other toward success!

@Tina_Williams
@newoldmom

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Kelly Rudolph writes:

I’m having a blast writing 100 articles. The challenge is great inspiration and motivation to keep writing and reap the rewards!
Thanks Chris and Jeff!
Kelly Rudolph

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Donna Payne writes:

I drink my Folgers from my EzineArticles mug every morning! I’d love to have another one.

Excellent challenge and motivation to boot! YOU CAN DO IT!

Donna Payne, The Web Coach
Follow me on twitter @thewebcoach

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I was one of the first people to sign up for the challenge, it’s really got me moving! I hope to get the 100 articles done, but even if I don’t, I will have a lot more submitted here than I did before the challenge!

Gillian

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Brenda Smith writes:

Great timing for this challenge as I just started a new blog last month and need to stay motivated to produce lots of content!

I started the game a bit late so have some catching up to do…but plan to finish the race…

Cheers,
Brenda

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Alright lets get this to number one!!!

–Sean Patrick Simpson
**The Mindset Apprentice**
Twitter @vpsean

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Jane Aslett writes:

I did register (late) so have a bit of catching up to do.
Everyone is sure going to be busy, particularly you guys at EzineArticles!

Thanks for the opportunity to really get into article writing.

Good luck to all.

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zannie rose writes:

I found out about this at twitter last week and enthusiastically joined in, and have written 3 in three days. I intend to keep up at the rate of one article daily, and now the momentum gathers I am even wondering if I can catch up and complete 100 by the end date of this challenge, which would mean 100 in less than 100 days, can I do it I ask myself!!!
Chris will have a task on his hands, reading all the new articles too, an avalanche of articles.

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geez, chris what a great idea. write in two niches and you can get two mugs, or in 8 and you can get, wait let me see, 8 mugs and have a tea party! Somehow, I think I’m sticking to one mug. gimme, gimme, gimme. if i finish early do i get it sooner? if i write 200 in one author name, do I get 2 mugs? (i wouldn’t be holding my breath, were i you!)

it’s fun. thanks for the prezzie, chris and the great support! jeff, thanks for the idea. almost more than the writing, the community has been fabulous! (Of COURSE The Wedding Priestess thinks the community matters!)

thanks for inviting me out to play with all these swell new friends.

ok, i’ve been polite. Let’s get clear: Wedding Priestess is slightly more than halfway to her mug. coveting going on!

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Adriel writes:

Christopher Knight & Jeff Herring-

Count me in too! Many thanks for putting up this challenge… now it’s time (with writing effort) and get to work:)

Until later,

Adriel Yapana

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Judy writes:

I will try… but I am going to try to keep my quality level up for each article. If the quality suffers, I’d rather fall short of the mark.

It is making me get back to something I’ve been putting off… writing articles for the great EzineArticles.com!

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Tia Singh writes:

Yikes! I’d better get a moving on!! I thought the official date was March 20th not 27th? Which one of us has it wrong? I hope me, cos then that’s a whole extra week haha.

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rob b anderson writes:

i had to tell someone this one. i have signed up for and will do the 100 articles easily.
but
and it,s a big butt, i will have to do 110 articles. you see i come from a bi-lingual country (actually 11 official languages) and it would seem than my “english” is clearly screwed up. i keep getting my articles rejected (well only 10%) for poor grammer, and the joke is i cannot find the problem. low IQ is so challenging.

ahh, supposedly i must keep typing!
bye

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Mike Bach writes:

So far have written 4 which amounts ot one a day nearly since I got notification.

Has been a great idea and a another way to get more information across to my readers.

Have a list of the next 30 to write very soon.

Regards

Mike

Rapid Fat Loss Personal Trainer in Manchester

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Elisa writes:

I’m all signed up!

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Dan Goodwin writes:

Hi all,

I’m in and have 25 published so far, 1 pending.

The official site at time of writing now has over 800 members!

http://100articles100days.ning.com/

If we all write 100 articles, that’s quite a mass of new content on it’s way to EzineArticles Chris!

Have you got that many mugs?! : )

Good luck everyone,

Dan

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Dan,

We’ll get the mugs ordered by the crate if we have to!

:)

In fact, I was just thinking we should find a way to get & give stats on the 800 participants so that everyone knows whether they are on track, fell out of the race, are nearing the finish line or have already won the race.

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Jan Masters writes:

Already got some great ideas about topics to write a general article about, and then articles about the component parts of that article, and then ultimately turn these into info products: ebooks and/or audios! I know that the energy of Jeff and this collective is triggering some amazing waves of creative energy! LOVE IT, love this group, and can’t wait to see how everyone flows with this!!

Happy Easter

PS Now I really AM gonna get me that mini laptop to take everywhere with me!!

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Nigel Chapman writes:

I am in :) If I don’t reach 100, I want the mug anyway – cos I will have written more blogs than in my entire life! :)

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Charles writes:

Wonderful idea on a lot of levels.

Not sure if I’ll do it, starting late, but I’ll give it go.
Keep up the great work and ideas guys.

Health, Wealth and Happiness….always.

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Peggy Ferguson writes:

Great Idea!

I’m feeling compelled to reach and teach and this gives me a non-traditional venue with which to do that.

Peggy Ferguson, Ph.D.
peggyferguson.com

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papaleng writes:

Count me in and thanks for putting up this challenge.

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I noticed that someone, posted a comment that this ‘contest’ is ’20’ days into it. It started on April 6th didn’t it? So there is plenty of time is anyone starts ‘now’ to catch up and be in the running… Right?

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Mark Thompson writes:

I am going to try to make this difficult for myself and earn a full set of Mugs.. ..Hope my brain doesn’t explode

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Dan Goodwin writes:

Chris Knight said:

“In fact, I was just thinking we should find a way to get & give stats on the 800 participants so that everyone knows whether they are on track, fell out of the race, are nearing the finish line or have already won the race.”

Now Chris that WOULD be cool. I think it’d be motivating too, whenever I’ve done courses or challenges in the past it’s helped to have some kind of graphic or visual display of my progress… Can’t wait to see what you come up with : )

Dan

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Micheal Savoie writes:

I had been falling behind, because of life…lol, but last night I managed to know out four more articles, so now I am only 9 behind where I should be, thanks for the motivation!

Micheal
twitter.com/michelasavoie

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Dan! What a fantastic idea:

“We should find a way to get & give stats on the 800 participants so that everyone knows whether they are on track, fell out of the race, are nearing the finish line or have already won the race.”

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Donna writes:

You guys inspire me to keep going. I’ve got to pump it up this week.

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Again I want to add my appreciation for this project – it has given me a bit of impetus to do something that I planned to do (post a flood of articles) but did not seem to get around to.

I do have a question- I see references to “registering” in the comments. I did not see any place to register for this contest – have I missed something? Does my original post to this blog constitute my registration? Does it matter – do you just count them up on July 1?

Thanks – hopefully those are questions others might have to.

Dan

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Gail writes:

In fact, I was just thinking we should find a way to get & give stats on the 800 participants so that everyone knows whether they are on track, fell out of the race, are nearing the finish line or have already won the race.
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Awesome idea! That would be a huge help and it would make me work even harder.

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OK, never mind, found the sign up on Ning –

Still think it is a great idea … got to go write some article!

Dan

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Naomi Giroux writes:

I joined! Now the panic as set in. I will strive for the goal of a 100 but still think having a bunch of articles will be great.

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Let’s see 160,000+ authors at EzineArticles, 800 authors accepting the hundred articles in 100 days. This only reinforces why so few, in this case .5%, have success. Now of that 800, how many will actually achieve 100 articles?

Hey, Chris, how about a gold star by those names in the experts author’s list who actually complete the challenge?

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Darre Moore writes:

Chris….

This is just as much a message to you as it is to Leanne Hoagland-Smith….
Not sure about a Gold Start for the professionals amongst the community, but an extra special big one for the people who are doing this for the first time..!!

Best of luck to every one.

Darren
(1st time publisher)

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Hamid writes:

I wish it was not HAHD.. at least instead you could substitute MI for the H next to D…Then I would loved to participate….

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Cathy Chapman writes:

Yes, I’m registered and in.

I just read the comment about the transcripts to radio shows. I’m thunking myself on the head saying, “Why didn’t I think abou that.” I have hundreds of pages of transcripts of talks I’ve given.

I’ll be submitting like crazy with two interludes to get upgraded.

Waaaay Coooool.

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Carra RIley writes:

Aloha, I saw the original tweet on twitter and signed up when there were only 36 people on the page for HAHD. I am experiencing a huge learning curve but this challenge and the twitter hype sent me in a direction I had not gone before. I am meeting people in cyber space who are going to help me with my business. Everyone is supportive so it makes the event fun and soon to be profitable. Thanks for sharing and it was very cool to see it go viral in front of my eyes. Your friend in Maui.

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Evelyn writes:

I joined to 100 articles in 100 days on the third day, and it’s been a TON of fun. I have ramped up my article writing productivity, and I have made many great connections on the HAHD network.

I look forward to getting my mug. ;-)

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This has almost become cult-ish…

My life has changed! I am reformed. I am now a writer who cannot help myself for the pure unadulterated passion of meeting my goal of 100.

Ohh it makes me…

SWOON!

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Jeff Herring writes:

Kathy – you are cracking me up with that one – an Article Marketing Cult!

Just keep writing….

Jeff

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Heather Markel writes:

Great challenge! I’m in full swing with article ideas. It’s the perfect anti-writer’s block experience, wow! Thanks! And, I want one of those mugs! Can you throw in a certificate of achievement, too? LOL!

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DEEP down in the forest of ever, forever of EzineArticles, there are CREATURES!

Ooohhh! YES.. !!

indeed…

There are motivated writing “Jeff-Smetts” (I take that liberty to phrase it such) who by a most brilliant pattern of creativity, find their pathway leads to what they do indeed ‘need’

and

that is fair lassies and lads… PRODUCTIVITY!

“TRUE STORY”

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If you think writing 100 articles is a stretch, here’s an inside factoid stat for you:

In the last 30 days, 64 of our members submitted 100 or more articles *EACH*.

If they can do it in 30 days, you can do it in 100 or fewer days! :-)

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Terry Beachboard writes:

HAHD is a big bite, but it will be very rewarding to anyone who finishes!

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Jeff Herring writes:

Good Evening EveryOne –

I’m so excited about the tremendous response from everyone to The http://100Articles100Days.com Marathon Challenge!

I want to take a few moments just to make sure we are all on the same page going forward from here:

To qualify for the challenge you need to…

1. Become a member over at http://www.100Articles100Days.com – easy to do, take you about 5 minutes tops…

2. Submit your articles to http://www.EzineArticles.com

3. While we “officially launched” on Monday March 23, any articles written and submitted and accepted by EzineArticles from March 20th to July 1st count…

Even if you are started now, get writing and keep writing, and celebrate your “Traffic Independence Day” on July 1.

Thanks for all you are doing…

Jeff Herring

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Dolly Yeo writes:

Thanks to Ezinearticle for providing the platform! Submission of article is a breeze, user friendly. Thanks to Jeff – 100 article challenge awakens my resistence to write. The creation of HAHD is a very supportive and encouraging forum. One article a day really builds up the momentum and breaks the old pattern. Thanks to the players’ who are so supportive and encouraging!

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Janak Mehta writes:

Great Job on setting this challenge up. Let’s see if I can beat this!

-Janak
PReasy.com

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shelbyLaneMD writes:

100 is a big challenge. So, as a physician, I visualize being the expert writer and interviewer. I’m writing articles and doing teleseminars and blog talk radio, all at the same time.

Content for articles is springing up everywhere. I’m currently working on “hormones and your health, unraveling the controversy”.

So if you have a question, I’ll make it my article, featuring you and your question, as I interview the best experts in the world.

It can be any question and I’ll research the best answer. 100 answers in 100 days equals 100 articles.

Ask the experts, I’ll write the articles.

the agelessdoctor

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Susan Carter writes:

I commit to posting 100 articles (or more) by July 1, 2009.

I’m really excited and I hope we all meet our goal.

Yahoo!!!

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Beth Serata Miller, ABC writes:

The 100 Article Challenge is a great motivator, not if it could only carve out the time, too. I am committed to meeting the deadline, just a bit behind. Thanks to Jeff and Ezine for the fabulous encouragement.

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bet (Elizabeth) writes:

My middle name is late, so I’m late starting, but the Good Lord willing I will write 100 articles. I have not written any yet and really don’t know how to send them to e-zine, but here goes.

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Well,I fell behind already, but I’m going to play catch up so I can get another mug to go with the one I already have, not to mention all the extra articles ;-)

Now what’s the thing about the EzineArticles notepads? What do I have to do to get one of those?

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Elisabeth,

I am behind too so we are in the same boat.

I thought this challenge began on April 6th cause that is when the blog went out announcing it. (yup a tiny complaint) I think I am almost up to date anyway though.. I have been thinking of just about nothing else!

Went to a party yesterday and all I could think of was, “How am I gonna get an article out of this!” lol

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Kathy,

thanks for making me feel better. About the party and thinking about how to get an article out of this.. That’s so funny!

I have to think more like that…

Elisabeth

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Jeff Herring writes:

ATTENTION all http://100Articles100Days.com Marathon Challenge Members!!

Special Free TeleSeminar Tonight just for you!

100 ARTICLES 100 DAYS – ‚¬“How to Meet the Challenge and Make Every Article Count‚¬

Monday April 13, 2009

5 pm PDT / 8 pm EDT

No Opt-in Necessary

Complete Dial-In Details and Action Guide available to 100 Article 100 Days Members on

http://100Articles100Days.com

Learn how to meet the challenge, make every article count, and celebrate your “Traffic Independence Day” tonight!

See you then, and

G*U*T*S
Go Use This Stuff!

Jeff Herring

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Lisa Mason writes:

You guys are great and totally on the right track. I write for a living and I try to find article angles everywhere. I carry index cards and a pen with me everywhere I go so I don’t forget an great ideas. Some of my best ideas come from waiting rooms. :p

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Kari Baxter writes:

All right, I’m behind, but I’m in! I can do this. It will be a great jump start for my business. And I want my first Ezine mug!

Here we go……

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Shelagh Jones writes:

OK, so I’m a bit late, but I can do this….

First article submitted today (my VERY first one to Ezine Artilces, so hope it’s approved…!) and plan made for the next 10.

Thanks for the nudge to get me started..!

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Mamilee24 writes:

Interesting. Too bad I am not in for this. I’m a bit late and this will be quite a challenge.

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Denise fay writes:

I’ve signed up and have started two and have one approved. It’s in the plan – tough going – but certainly challenging and motivating.
Thanks for idea…here’s to Traffic Independence Day – 1st July 2009.
Denise

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Corinne Mitchell writes:

When Sheryl Loch told me about this challenge, I couldn’t wait to sign up. Chris, you know how much I love Ezine and this challenge is really inspiring me to write more articles ~ something I want to do and know will contribute to my success.

Good luck to everyone involved!

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John Panico writes:

I am committed. It is a daunting task. But if you don’t have a goal, you will never get anywhere.

Definitely, this challenge has been motivating and empowering. For the first 2 months of the year, I had 2 articles. I finished 7 in my first week, so having the committment is the motivation I needed.

Thanks to all. Looking forward to the mug.

JP

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Jeff Herring writes:

Think you don’t have what it takes for this challenge?

Think you don’t have 100 articles in you?

Then check out this video => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vB59PkB0eQ

My thanks to co-conspirator Keith Goodrum for reminding me about this video…

Jeff

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WHOA!!!

Check out that video from Jeff Herring…

It’s a Must See for people like me. Thanks Jeff, I needed that, I really did. I’ve got 6 down and 94 to go, But I can do it “with a little help from my friends”.

Krystalina

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Well, with the updated starting date, I now have 10 articles down, 90 to go! I had three that I thought didn’t count but they do, so this is great.

Which means that by the time I reach the 100 mark, I will have 210 articles!!! Yeah!

Just for perspective, I had my first article accepted in September or October of 2007 I think. I have fixed and resubmitted it, so I can’t see the original date anymore.. But still.

That means my first 110 took me about a year and a half to write, and so if I can add another 100 in 100 days and keep up with that pace, all sorts of things can happen!

BTW, I still don’t know how to get an EzineArticles notepad!

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Jim Smoot writes:

Never too late, right? There is still plenty of time to get it done. Count me in.

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Keith Goodrum writes:

Thanks for the mention Jeff.

That video reminded me of another one I’ve used to give me a jolt of motivation.

Check it out ==> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNJTDt9d6Kk

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Saw this on a blog:

“Well, what now? I think I’m stuck. I’m having a writer’s block and still have 98 articles to go until the deadline on July 1. I also am not sure if every article I submit will be counted as there are no specific categories on which type of articles you can write about. So I’m assuming that any article I submit on ezine and gets published will be counted.”
http://scribblings.pointblog.co.uk/100-articles-in-100-days.html

Answer: Writer’s block happens often when you don’t know WHY you are writing articles. Get clear on the WHY and the “HOW” happens naturally.

Any article that we’re able to publish counts as part of this challenge.

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Al Bullington writes:

I’m in… Writing 100 articles in 100 days is a worthy challenge… I want that mug!

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lewis colyn writes:

I’m in for this. I was set to do some article marketing any way so this will be an added incentive

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I’m joining in! Have only 11 articles altogether, but many planned and this is a good productivity challenge for me to do my articles faster and regularly. My topics will be infant or baby pottying, about elimination communication, infant potty training, cloth nappies, reducing the environmental impact of diapers and similar issues.

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Assuming we get there, can there be a special button for the ‘qualified’ to place on their sites? (Like it says on the mug?)

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King J. For writes:

Sure, why not? It’s an awesome challenge and one that is worth doing. I am on a personal target of 1,000+ articles in 100 days! I am stating it here to PUSH myself, :) Watch out for me – after taking a pause for nearly three years, I am back to actively posting.

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Velma Garnes writes:

This is great and the kick in the rear that I need. I’m up for it! Great way to force me into a habit;o) Plus I want to see if it’s possible. Good luck to all!

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This challenge is the real puller for me to finally sign-up and start submitting my article. Looking forward to learning more from the experts here. :D

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Hey Everybody,
I just submitted my 10th article. Hooray… I just have 90 to go. “I know I can, I know I can, I know I can, I know I can…” I want that Mug, Yesseree-Bob, I Do!
Krystalina

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Neil Smith writes:

Its easy to start, but to keep going is the key! Its really hard! But the support of the group is wonderful! What a great idea. (My first article is accepted).

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Marcus Baker writes:

I didn’t start till some time in April which means one of my first goals towards success has been to catch up. At first I just ignored this but as with all things if you shine the light towards the dark one has a better idea of what needs to be done.

The challenge started March 23rd and at one article a day this means by the end of April 21st, ideally we would have submitted 30 articles with 70 to go. I am at 10 with 90 to go so it means I have 20 still to do to catch up. So in effect if I continue to write one per day as per normal plus another per day to catch up, it will take me another 20 days of writing two per day to make up the shortfall.

Now that I am into the swing of things, I am sure I can do that and now my goals are a while lot more defined. Maybe working it out like this will help others too. Onward…. If anybody can we can!

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Wow, this will really help me stick to my daily writing schedule!

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In just 2 days, the #HAHD challenge will be 30 days young. As a gentle nudge, you should have 28 articles approved and at least 2 in the hopper. Commit to writing one article a day even if you cannot submit it. Then when you have time submit all ready to go articles.

Remember do not wait until the last moment. Procrastination may keep you earning that special Ezine Mug and that would be a terrible shame.

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Gail writes:

After a late start I guess I’m on target. I have 28 articles approved and 3 waiting for approval. I can feel that mug in my hot little hands…

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Neil Smith writes:

Catch up, you can too. I submitted 2 articles yesterday. One was just finished off, then the other on another topic just came to me.

Look in your in box, create a question and make it an article (lots of editing required).

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Suzanne Holman writes:

Jeff has a way of motivating us to be so creative and productive! And Chris with EzineArticles.com is the consummate professional when it comes to article marketing! We’re all blessed to have both of you to move us forward in getting our word out to the world!

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Neil Smith writes:

Hope for newbies. Submitting the fourth article was a breeze compared to the other ones! Two accepted now, and two in the pipeline!

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John Faulkner writes:

I would never have tried to write so many articles without this challenge. Sure concentrates the mind.

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Marte Cliff writes:

Many of us were behind when we started, so need to write more than one a day to keep up. And then some days are busier than others so a day gets missed here and there.

I’m keeping myself on track by making a notation at the bottom of my daily planner each day – it tells me how many articles to go and how many days left to do it in. When I see the same number 2 days in a row, I know I’d better get with the program!

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An easy way to keep track is to put the article number in the file. For example, this is how I coded an article that I just recently had approved.

090423-29-B-Sales-Stop-Talk-Ask-Right-Ques

The first 6 numbers indicate the year, the month and the date of submission. The next number represents what number this article represents for all articles submitted for the current month in this case 29. The “B” stands for Category, then Sub Topic of Sales with a few words describing the title.

Being goal driven, I have used this numbering system for over 3 years and it works very well. This way I just need to look at my file folder and I know immediately how many articles I have submitted for the month. Possibly, this may help you and others keep track.

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Since we began this challenge EzineArticles has published 42 new articles by me with 5 in waiting. After I click “Send Comment” I will begin to write another.

Tic toc, tic toc.

I think the goal for me has changed. It is not if I can write 100 articles in 100 days, I can see now that yes I can. The goal has changed for me and become,

“How MANY can I do in 100 days?” … tic toc, tic toc

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Jeff Herring writes:

Kathy!

B – E – A – UTIFUL shift in mindset!

Jeff

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Lisa Granger writes:

Leanne, that is a great idea on how to keep track of you postings. I’ve already lost track and know I am way behind still. However, I know I can catch up. I’ll start a tracking system similar to yours and see how it work out.

Thanks for the idea.

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Lisa and Leanne, that’s too much for me, makes my head spin thinking about it. Why not just check on your stats on EA? maybe I am missing something?

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Lisa – Thanks for the feedback.

Kathy – If you are only posting to EzineArticles, maybe such a system is not necessary. However since I post to several other selected sites, I want to be able to know what has been posted where and to keep track of my current monthly goal to write at least 15 articles. Also sometimes I am not online and this system works well for me.

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Leanne.. ahh I see! Well DA then to me! I think I might have to consider your system. lol

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Neil Smith writes:

Three live articles. I’ve got some motoring to do!

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Here is what I would say to the ones who are behind.. OMG.. been there a zillion times and on a trillion levels.

Start now…

Do what you do with the inspiration endowed and press on.

Ohh man, I have made promises that I have not been able to fulfill for whatever reason, BUT.. I think the whole thing about this or about life itself really.. is what are we going to do…TODAY!

Don’t you guys agree?

Isn’t that the road we all travel on? Gosh I hope so cause without the idea of,

“I will press on regardless”

… I am undone.

Press on.. LIFE TAKE ONE! ONWARD… yup! Gonna keep writing! Smiles.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Good points Kathy!

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This evening I was asked where do you find the ideas for your articles? I am reminded of one of my most favorite movies. You must listen with your hears, your eyes and your heart. From billboards to bumper stickers to book to radio talk show hosts, you can write hundreds if not thousands of articles.

Two keys are needed – one be open by listening and as Kathy said “press on.”

My favorite quote is by Yoda – There is not try – just do. Or in Nike words – Just do it.

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Neil Smith writes:

Its definitely a matter of pressing on! Thanks.

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I am going to give it my best shot! Thank you, Ezine, for the opportunity!

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I started a bit late as I was ill, but I am up for this challenge and will have my 100 articles posted on time!

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Heather Adrian writes:

I saw this a little late, but I am in!!!!!

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Wonderful opportunity to share and maybe win the cup! Or was that a MUG!

Looking forward…PaTrisha-Anne

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I somehow got bumped out of Jeff’s Ning group, but I’m still doing the challenge.
Chris, I hope it will still count even if my Ning account isn’t working for that site.
Connie
@ConnieGreen on Twitter

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Connie,

Being included in Jeff’s Ning group is not a requirement to earn the #HAHD EzineArticles limited edition mug. :)

All,

There’s still time as we have many members ROUTINELY write and submit 5-10 articles a day. If they can do it, you can too:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/05/take-the-100-articles-in-50-days-mega-challenge.html

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Toni LaMotta writes:

Chris,
There was once talk about being able to see where we are in this challenge.. eg. how many articles still to be written. Is that possible? Is that going to happen. I keep losing track.

Thanks for all you do to help all of us market!
Dr. Toni
The Midlife Mentor
reinventmidlife.com

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Lance Winslow writes:

Connie, that’s too bad because you are a great author! What’s that quote; “I wouldn’t want to join a group that would have me as a member?” Don’t worry, I didn’t bother to join at all. In fact, I am trying to see if I can compete against any random 50 members for this contest rather than just 100 articles.

I see Jeff is using his tribe to kick a few members off the island as per his “Cartoon Blog” comment? Maybe he gets a kick out of it.

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connie, go, go, go!

no idea what’s up with the ning group. weird. what’s not weird, your writing! keep sharing your wisdom. Lance has got the right idea. (although whew, i’m writing like crazy but not as fast as you lance! you’re remarkable!)

when we get our mugs, we’ll have to have a virtual coffee/tea party and hoist our mugs at the same time (ustream it chris, are you listening?) all together now.

having fun, learning lots and becoming a better writer! not bad for a contest!

Ann Keeler Evans
The Wedding Priestess

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Ann?

Honey.. You shine.

Rock on.

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Kathy,

That was the kindest thing. And if you don’t think this was exactly the day that I needed someone to see me and say that!

Thank you.

You know, people have no idea how important these media outlets are for those of us toiling alone on our little computers (or our little easels) somewhere. Poof, just like that fairy dust sprinkles into our lives!

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Marte Cliff writes:

I think the virtual coffee party sounds like a great idea… when we find out when the mugs arrive, maybe we can plan it!

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Lance Winslow writes:

Marte,

I guess we better ask the guy in the “Toga-Mask” Outfit what the best blend of local native coffee is best first. I’d hate to offend him and end up dinner?

I bet that cartoon guy is a lot of fun, the life of the party, I just want to stay on his good side while we are all determining what type of coffee to put in those mugs!

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Count me in on this one I think I am a little bit over half way with the pen name Trey Osborne. So if we write 100 articles under two pen names we get 2 mugs is that correct?
If so I might write 100 for both my other pen names so I can have a set of 4 Ezine mugs

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Thaddeus,

If you write 100 articles each per pen name, we’ll send you a mug for each one.

Example:

Write 100 articles under 10 different pen names = 1000 articles and you’ll get 10 limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD mugs!

:-)

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Bill Stewart writes:

Just discovered HAHD today 15 May – ouch! I have to go 2 per day and more. There’s nothing like a goal to get you going. I’m in!

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I’m in!

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Aakash Shah writes:

Seems I have been in different world since past 2 months, Its 20th May today and I have noticed this post only now. Still 10 days to go.. So what say how about 100 articles in 10 days!!!
I was too busy writing for other clients. Actually have provided around 500 articles in past 2 months so if it was me submitting those articles here it would have been FAHD.

Actually I had submitted few articles some days back so there are 85 articles left now.

Hope to cover the lost time too soon.
Count Me In.

BTW Submitted 14 other articles today.

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Quincy Barrett writes:

Joining the party a little late… but I’m in! Looks like I have some catching up to do, but it’s still manageable.

See y’all at the finish line!!!

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Bill Stewart writes:

Well I reached my first goal – 10 articles published and Platinum status. Still got a long way to go…

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Bill,
Congratulations! I see each article as part of my journey in building my online empire. Looking forward to seeing that for you as well.

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Lance Winslow writes:

My Gosh, there is still a whole month left on this thing. It seems like it is going on forever! I wonder how many folks have already hit or are very close to the hundred articles already?

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Lisa Mason writes:

I hit 100 about a month ago (currently at 300+). I know of at least 3 of my Twitter friends who have now reached 100. One was just on Thursday I believe. Lots still going strong- good writing guys!

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Is that true? I get confused. Here I have been scrambling because from one message to the next, it seems to change. It IS July 1rst then and not June 1rst?

Here is a problem I am having with all of this now, cause I ain’t no Lance or who is that other guy? I forget.

It goes back to the whole issue of quantity verses quality. Reflecting on this race I think quality has taken a back seat. Yeah, the more I write the better I get, and who knows, even though I feel somewhat inadequate now, because of the ‘machine’ factor, maybe I am a better writer than I was a year ago, so it’s all OK. And yet.. ‘Oh!’ …ya know? I am concerned about it now. As an artist I no longer let ‘anything’ leave my studio until I ‘know’ it is the best that ‘I’ can do. There are paintings I have painted over, because after growing I have looked at them, and some just didn’t measure up. New standards are continually set. It has to be the same with writing, unless I am selling something I don’t really appreciate.. still not even that. Quality loses when quantity is the most significant goal. I know.. then make them both the goal and of course I do, it is just that I worry my best effort is not being set forth. If creativity reaches a dry spot something has to feed it to make it better. I think creativity itself deserves that effort. Understand, this is not my way of bailing out.. I’m just saying.

Funny though.. yes I agree, ‘gosh’ and darn, it really does seem like this has been going on a long time. Too funny.

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Lisa Mason writes:

July 1st- Independance Day :)

Quoted from original blog post: “And the best part? EzineArticles will give one of these fine, limited-edition #HAHD mugs to everyone who completes Jeff’s challenge by submitting (100) articles on, or before, 11:59:59PM CDT Wednesday, July 1, 2009.”

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Thanks Lisa. Gads I guess I should have been more curious and discovered it for myself.. daaa!

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Lisa Mason writes:

No worries. There is a lot to read here. Also, I’d love to talk w/ you more about your quality-quantity comments. I have a lot of opinions about this. You’re on the Ning group right?

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Lisa Granger writes:

You know the quality issue is one also I am concerned with. I have a few articles that I did not submit because after reading them they really sounded crappy even to me. My intention is to try and rewrite them when I get a chance.

This is one of the reasons why I’m moving so slowly I still have a long way to go, but I have speeded up some during this month.

There were some articles I submitted that were not of my best standard, but I have a commitment to finish this challenge, and finish I will.

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Yes I am. I confess though that it isn’t a site I check in on all that often. I will though.

I maintain that there is no way of getting better at anything without raising the bar. I am personally not interested in selling my art on Ebay or Etsy.. I want more than that. It is a lot like wanting to be a movie star, but if you don’t aim that high you might as well sit home and do ‘production’ crafts, so you can sell them cheap. It is the same with writing or anything at all don’t you think? With writing the aim is to write something stunning; beautiful; funny or scary; painting a picture with words. All of this leads to my concerns. Not necessarily in regards to EzineArticles, I get this, but I am talking about the broader picture of creativity itself. I just don’t want my efforts to produce, to create a habit of sloppiness in me. I think that can happen in anything, be it baking a cake or cleaning your car. I am not unique with any subconscious need to do well. I think for the most of EzineArticles authors write with the same sensibility. I just choose to draw attention to my own efforts or possible lack quality effort on the horizon while attempting to produce.

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Lisa Mason writes:

Very good points Kathy and I agree with you. However, I do want to point out one thing. For many people (but certainly not all), the more they write, the easier it becomes. Some people can write 20 per day without losing quality b/c they have been doing it for so long or b/c they are so passionate about it that they write with ease. For other people, trying to do 2 per day would stretch them too far and result in lower quality articles. On some days, you just don’t feel inspired to write. Trying to force it could lower your quality.

I never believe that quality should be sacrificed for quantity. However, I do want to point out the fact that some people can maintain a high quantity w/o losing the quality. For those who cannot, I agree with you- don’t allow big numbers to ruin the quality of your content.

I think the main point to be taken from the HAHD challenge is to continue the HABIT of writing every day. It’s teaching us to be consistent. If you write one per day for a week and 4 of those are excellent quality, you can submit them. If the other three are lacking a bit, you can save them, edit them, rework them until they are 100%. The point though is just to stay consistent with your efforts to write something every day- no matter how big or small it is.

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Lisa.. oh my goodness, WONDERFUL points. I thought about it all last night and worried as I do about every stinkin’ thing, that perhaps I should not have included some of my thoughts about this, that perhaps it was/is not the right venue. But, I always think, or hope I guess, that I am presenting things that are perhaps on someone’s mind as well. So I go ahead and put my feelings out there. Yes to what you wrote, the idea of creating a habit, and that the more we do just about anything with a routine, quite naturally, we get better at it. There is no ‘waiting’ for inspiration to slip through the skyline that will overwhelm us with outrageous creative juices. I used to do ‘production’ pottery for a living (ug!) and what that taught me was that ‘whatever’ we call our passion, must be met with a pattern of consistency. Inspiration cannot possibly meet us at the gate, if we are not standing at the other side of it. So YES to all you wrote. Thank you for your enlightened viewpoint.

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Nice to connect with you on Twitter Lisa. Too funny, when that came through I did not connect that it was you. Happy day, happy writing… to everyone.

And Jeff? I am still a “Jeff-Smett”, I will indeed fulfill my commitment. July 1rst.. plenty of time.

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Amanda Goldston writes:

What a terrific idea.
I am coming to this quite late on 30th May so I need to really get going, as I have 31 days to write 100 articles.

I am up for the challenge. I so want one of those mugs!

Oh, yes, I almost forgot all the extra traffic, potential sales and income it will bring as well!

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Steve Cadley writes:

OK I am in! 100 Articles in 100days I am starting a bit late seems I have 30 days left to get 100 articles submitted. So I need 3 articles a day between now and 7/1 – Well I’ll give it a shot. People tell me I have alot to say let’s see if I can turn that into written words. Off to write a few articles. Tally Ho

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Vins writes:

Coffee in dat mug would just be too sweet without sugar+ 100 articles. 4 down 96 to go !

god bless me !

vins

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Ed Brooks writes:

I have been far too busy writing and submitting articles to put myself on this list until now. I hope I still get credit for the whole 100 days.

This was a great idea and it shows me how many people are pulling in the same direction!

Write on!

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Marc writes:

Ed,

As long as you’re signed up before the closing date, any articles written within the 100 day window will count toward your total.

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I’ve got 66 published w/4 waiting… OK so I have 70 total now.

Soo I better get….

WRITING!!!

Yikes!

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Lisa Mason writes:

It’s not too late. You guys can do it! I’m impressed by so many people who are sticking with this, even those who started late.

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Kate Sanner writes:

I have 59 published and 2 more awaiting approval. 61 down, 39 more to go!

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Ava writes:

It’s late in the game, but I’m going to jump in! I appreciate the encouraging emails that EzineArticles continuously sends out.

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Rahul Majumdar writes:

Hi,

I’m really getting into it very late in the game, but I figure if I keeping hitting three-pointers, play tough defense, rinse and repeat, then I can pull this off.

Sorry for the basketball analogy, but felt it was appropriate with the NBA Finals just concluded :)

Thanks for the inspiration everyone!

Rahul

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Wooo-Hoooo I Did It !!!

Yes, it was a Challenge, but…

I’m so proud of myself. I couldn’t have done it without ALL you guys out there throwing in your “RAH, Rah, Rah, We Can Do It” Comments.

So where’s the bell to ring, or the button to push to get my #HAHD Mug? Oh I can already feel that Mug in my hand, Wooo-Hooo!!!

For those of you that are still plugging away, “Keep it going, you CAN do it”, we’re All in this Together!

Thank You Ezine and all you participants :)

Krystalina

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OMG.. Krystalina you DID it!! YAY!

I am writing at this very moment. I gotta say that I totally respect ‘anyone’ who in fact does it. I have quite a few to go despite all my boasting that I ‘could’ do it.. OK.. enough jabber.. back to it!!

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I’m with Kathy on this (Kathy, whom you know is THE most encouraging person!): Way to go Kristalina. and way to go all the rest of you (us) who made it. once the mugs arrive, we’re going to have to have that HAHD moment and lift our mugs of accomplishment to our mugs of pride!

mmm… wonder what the next challenge will be because this was certainly helpful!

but for now. hooray!

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Kate Sanner writes:

Congratulations Krystalina!! WOOHOO!!

I have 17 more to go and I appreciated your encouragement.

Kate

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Congratulations, Krystalina! Way to go! I still have about 5 more to write, but I wanted to enjoy this process.
When I wrote a hundred articles 2 years ago, I rushed through it and did not fully enjoy the process. It’s true, writing along with all of you is much more satisfying!

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Marcus writes:

Well done Krystallina….. I have 14 to go but the finish line is in sight and that is a fantastic motivator!!

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Ed Brooks writes:

I just submitted my 100th article under one pen name. I had 100 earlier but not as just one pen name. But that’s a whole aother story. When it is accepted I’m there. Woo Hoo!

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Gail writes:

I have 110 in but I can’t seem to stop. It’s true – the more you write, the more you write!

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Lisa Mason writes:

Gail- that is very true! I’m on a roll myself.

Congrats to everyone who has completed already or is nearing the finish line. Good job!

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Ann, you cutie! and I am not forgetting my pal Shirley. I wrote 4 yesterday so onward! Pass the cookies and milk please, I am gasping for energy.. tee hee.

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rob b anderson writes:

hi all.
i was going to ace this challenge easily.
when i do write articles, 10 a day is easy. and i was already on 25.
however i came here to tell you all that it is sad that i am not going to make it. the reason – at the time i had just started to do the content for 18 new websites that i am launching. i knew it would keep me busy, but was due to finish 2 weeks ago.
and then i would do the 75 articles. no problem.
er, but true to form i am running 3 weeks behind.
so i will still be doing 200 articles in 20 days, but it is going to fall into next month.
i am dissapointed. next time.
well done to all of you who hit the target.
cheers

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Okay I’m not sure if I made a comment here on this thread or not, but I’m in. I do have a question. Is it that we have to have 100 articles SUBMITTED by July 1st or 100 articles LIVE by July 1st? Please clarify. By the way, for those that care I have 38 live and 12 pending! Whoo hoo!

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Hey Rob,

Let your disappointment be short-lived and pat yourself on the back for a good start. Apparently you have the talent and skill to have met the Challenge, and you just had your hands full, and some!

I think that all of us that participated and are still in the Challenge have made some sacrifices along the way. As a matter of fact, I declined one writing job; told my client I was working on another project and was not available. Thankfully my client will check back with me this week, and I will be available. But it was a risk I took, because I was on a mission! I really loved this Challenge!

Anyway, I wish you the best on the launching of your 18 new websites, that’s a Challenge in itself. And like you said, “next time”.

Oh yeah Kathy, those cookies and milk were really good at the end of the Challenge to relax, thanks for the idea :)

~Krystalina~

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DeAnna T,

100 articles submitted by July 1st that we accept.

Example: If you’re at 97 articles live by July 1st and 3 articles in review queue, don’t worry as we’ve already got a plan for that:

By the end of Tuesday July 7th, we’ll know who qualified and who didn’t.

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Chris,
Thanks for clearing that up. I was stressing out b/c I thought I had to have them all LIVE by July 1st. Whew. I can breathe now. LOL

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Terri O'Neale writes:

I give up…I just read the fine print. I have been writing my heart out under both of my pen names…one for my doula work and the other for my nonprofit e-course, which is my top priority right now as the launch is approaching. Now I read that I would need 100 under one of them. I am so argh right now.

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Denzil De Vries writes:

So I’m in on the challenge…getting a limited edition ezine mug is just too much of a temptation.

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bet writes:

Thanks for the inspiration. I gave it a good try, but with computer problems and I still don’t have a functioning printer, I am giving up. Not quiting writing articles, however. This got me going.

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Lisa Mason writes:

To everyone who is hearing about the challenge late or who just didn’t have the time to catch up, or to those who had other circumstances that kept them from meeting this challenge, I want to offer inspiration. Don’t give up. Every day that you write anything- even just one article, you are another step closer to your goals. Even if you don’t write 100 in 100 days, recognize each article that you do write and appreciate it for what it is. Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t make this challenge and just keep writing. :)

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Marcus writes:

Hurrah… just had my last two articles accepted which means I am at 101 and made the challenge!!!!! Thanks Jeff it’s been fantastic in every way and I am very proud of myself! To everyone else who has already made it congratulations to you and to those who are still on the way, YOU CAN DO IT!

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Kate Sanner writes:

Congratulations Marcus!

Thanks for your encouragement…I have 6 more to go!

Kate

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Congratulations to everyone who has completed the challenge! Lisa is correct; every article brings you closer to your goals, so just keep writing and don’t worry about hitting a specific number. The joy is in the journey.

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Is anyone else having trouble submitting articles? I tried to submit one just now and it kept getting stuck on processing submission. I hope they fix this soon. This is the final weekend of the challenge!

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Lisa Mason writes:

Earlier tonight I had that problem. I just saved, logged out and logged back in and haven’t had the problem since. Not sure if that’s a real fix or coincidence but maybe give it a try.

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Kate Sanner writes:

DeAnna,

I just now submitted one and didn’t have a problem.

Kate

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Congratulations Marcus,
“You Did It, Woo-Hoo!”

Kate,
You’re Almost There and We’re ALL with You!”

~Krystalina~

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DeAnna T,

1000+ submissions have come in since Midnight, so I think whatever issues we had have been resolved.

Around 10pm CST last night we had a 10-12 minute slowdown, but 2 of our network guys were on it.

Everything has been running nominal since then.

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Thanks Chris!

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Dear HAHD folk and Ezine Article folk,

You all are incredible. Look what we’ve done! Written lots and started a community of on-line writers. both are worth gold!

I’ll want to know how many articles were sent in in those 100 days as compared to the hundred before it… my guess is lots and lots more. And the people who wrote are all far more expert in their niches. And the people who read us have far more information.

Jeff Herring was my intro here, but so many people have been great and supportive. Chris, you and your guys have made this so much fun, and pretty easy.

Yahoo. (and I don’t know how formal the request needs to be, but I WANT MY MUG!) (just sayin’) And thanks, to everyone!

believing in you and in your expertise,

Ann

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

I just glossed over that 1000+ submissions since midnight part. That’s amazing!

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Hello from beautiful Montana:

Since I already have too many mugs, I will not race for the prize, but rather wait till after the excitement to turn in more articles.

But thanks for the kick in the behind for submitting more often.

Love ya,

Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship author and keynote speaker

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I keep COUNTING .. waaa! I go to EzineArticles, look at my stats and count one by one. Is that the ONLY way to see how many more articles I need to achieve my 100? Hurry! Time is running out! OMG… I am just freaking! I thought yesterday I needed 14 and then today I counted again and it only comes to like 4. Ohh man… that can’t be! I need to count again I know. OK… back to writing my brains out. Ooops.. wait.. not my brains OUT.. eeewe!

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Lisa Mason writes:

yes, you might need your brains :p You can do it Kathy!

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Kathy, When you login to your back office, you can look at your live articles. If you were submitting before the date the challenge started, just count how many articles you submitted before the contest started. Then subtract that number from however many you have live. I hope that helps! You need your brain to finish the challenge! LOL

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Yes my cutie darlings! .. about how to count.. but here is what I am thinking.. hey maybe, for stuff like this in mind? EzineArticles might NUMBER entries. I am not a math girl but I do know how to subtract, so does that seem like an idea? Or is it already set up that way and I am just missing it? If articles were numbered on our stats or wherever, math would be simple. Hummm?

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

That IS a great idea.

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Kathy,

Since March 20th, 2009… You’ve submitted 95 articles.

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Yay… I am just almost there… isn’t it that BEST thing meeting your goals? Especially when you thought that maybe you couldn’t?

Wow!

Soo Chris?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaeMmD8IOuE

I LOVE YOU guys, for this blog.. for EzineArticles and the feelings of acceptance within this beautiful array of writers.

Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You… (no need to click your mouse.. unless you want to of course.)

Happy day and great to meet our goals.. wow.

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Jane Aslett writes:

Congratulations to all you clever people who have actually met the challenge. Afraid my brain was not able to cope with so many articles and I sort of ground to a halt. However, I will still keep poking along and try to add more articles more frequently in the future.
Cheers.

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Kate Sanner writes:

Just tried posting article #99 to the site and everything froze up. I cannot seem to get on the site in any browser or from any computer.

Thanks in advance for the update.

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Shannon writes:

Same thing happened to me. First it told me that autosave was being turned off and then it just kept saying “done” when it wasn’t. I tried to then log in seperately and see if that article was a draft, but nothing will come up now. Keep getting error messages. I’m sure that you guys are already aware of the issue but this is what is happening from my end. :) Thanks.

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All,

We know… Sorry. Our entire development team is focused solely on restoring membership services.

Our public site is up.

We’ve identified the issues and are working to resolve them.

Until we restabilize, I recommend that you save a copy of your article BEFORE you submit it.

Lastly, watch Twitter for an alert when our membership interface is back up.

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I DID IT!!

Wow.. I mean I feel crying! I do! Course I listened to Agaigio for Strings (Theme song to Platton and Band of Brothers) for the last 2, so granted I am feeling pretty emotional because of that! Gads! But still.. I mean wow! I do just feel like crying. I am just so darn happy with ME that I did not faint and followed through. I know that to some of you guys it is like a drop in the bucket but I just added a whole 1/3 to my number of articles. HUGE!! I think now that I want to pay more attention to keywords than I did with this 100, but its good! It is just so good!

THANK YOU!!

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Yaay Kathy! Congratulations!

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It’s so fun. I’m so proud of all of us. Someone told me Dr. Laura was whining about how cyber communities are not real communities. Obviously she didn’t see this crowd helping one another along down the path. It’s been such a treat to have this commentary popping up. It was fun to see people do it right away and then others finishing and turning around and encouraging one another across the finish line. Thanks for being fabulous, y’all!

Thanks Chris, Thanks Jeff.

Ann
p.s. so what do you think the odds were that ezine’s platform would stutter tonight? pretty good, cause all y’all and me too have just a couple more to add!

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ps. i just posted an article. platform’s up, so, back to work!

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Kate Sanner writes:

WooHoo Kathy! Congratulations!!

I just posted #100 earlier this evening and #101 about an hour ago (my just in case article). Wow! This has been one great ride! Thanks to everyone for their support!

Kate

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yay kate, yay kathy!

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Congratulations and Woo Hoo! to everyone who completed the challenge. I loved writing every single article and will continue to write an article every day. It was great to connect with so many of you here and on Twitter during this time. You made this a very special challenge.

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Lisa Granger writes:

Congratulations to everyone who completed the challenge! Unfortunately I am not able to finish due to circumstances beyond my control. However, before I started the challenge, I had 18 articles written last year. After starting the challenge I now have 76 articles. If it was not for the challenge I would probably still be at 18.

It was fun and I will continue to write. I have two new websites to promote and my first site is getting a complete makeover, so I have a lot of work to do.

I will get a mug at sometime – hopefully – and I think I am better prepared for the next challenge.

Congrats once again to everyone!

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MAJOR congrats Lisa! I mean wow.. you really added to what you had.. so that is darn cool! Happy day!

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Kate Sanner writes:

WOOHOO!! Article 100 was just published! Yipee!

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Toni LaMotta writes:

I made it under the wire as well. Thanks Chris and Jeff for the encouragement to do what I really wanted to do anyway. My other mug can’t wait for its partner to arrive.
Dr. Toni

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Jeff Herring writes:

“Thanks Chris and Jeff for the encouragement to do what I really wanted to do anyway.”

That’s a great quote Toni! Congrats to you and everyone else that made the 100 and congrats to all those that increased the number of their articles and their traffic!

Be sure to join Chris and I today (Wednesday July 1st) at 12 noon Eastern for our

Traffic Independence Day Celebration TeleSeminar

1-404-260-0037

5859880#

See you there!

Jeff

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Yeah! I get to be the 400th comment! ;-)

REMINDER TO ALL:

#HAHD Celebration Free Teleseminar is Today!

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
11am-Noon Central Time

TO LISTEN IN/PARTICIPATE:
Phone-Number: 404-260-0037
Conference ID: 5859880#

Post your QUESTIONS for Jeff Herring and myself here:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/06/hahd-celebration-teleseminar.html

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Ntathu Allen writes:

YEAH…. Congratulations and a massive Group Hug. I started but decided to drop out half-way…however, its been a wonderul journey, learnt loads en route and have throughly enjoyed following everyone’s experience. Mega thanks and blessings to Jeff and Team for all your love, support and encouragement. Stay Blessed

I look forward to the next challenge…..thx
Ntathu

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Didja Win?

How to claim your mug:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/07/claim-your-hahd-mug.html

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Okay excuse me for a second, I’m about to get a little ghetto fabulous here….

I am sooo crunk!
(ghetto fabulous moment ends)

I just submitted my 100th article!!!! Yaay me! It was touch and go there for a minute. I was out for a whole month due to my allergies and pollen. My Internet went down a couple of times, the toilet overflowed right as I was about to finish, but I finished.

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Shannon writes:

Deanna, that post cracked me up. Good for you! That’s pretty impressive after being out for a month. I could not have done it if I had been down by 30 days. I think that I did reach 100 too. It’s amazing what I was willing to do to get that mug! During the summer when the kids are home, I have to get up at the crack of dawn to get anything done. Congrats every one – whether you technically made it or not. It takes a lot of disipline to park yourself at the computer every day, but the rewards are worth it. :)

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Lisa Mason writes:

“During the summer when the kids are home, I have to get up at the crack of dawn to get anything done.”

I just wrote an article about this. :p

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All,

You probably heard the news, but just in case:

The 2nd #HAHD event kicks off in a few hours:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/07/second-hahd-challenge-begins.html

August 1st to November 8th 2009

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:20 PM

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sathish isaac writes:

Wow, nice challenge,I would like to try it!

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To #HAHD’ers from the 1st Challenge.

If you’ve done a video like this, be sure to share it in a blog comment… Just embed the code. It’ll work.

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Gail writes:

I didn’t do a video, but I did a blot post with pics of my prize. I’m very proud of my mug!
Notes from Camp Swampy

http://write-juncture.blogspot.com/2009/08/ezinearticles-100-articles-in-100-days.html

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Gail writes:

I changed my avatar but the old keeps coming up. Anyone else have this problem?

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Lisa writes:

Gail, it will take a few minutes for it to change server-side over at Gravatar. Then if you’re still not seeing the new one after refreshing, you may need to clear your cache.

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Gail writes:

Thanks Lisa! I cleared my cache and the new pic came up.

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Hello Steve,

This challenge was just an awesome one! I have finally submitted my 100th article today and am calming my prizes as follows:
# Hand Mouse Pad
# Hand Trophy Mug
Fleece Throw Blanket
Ezine Hat
All other bonuses from the program!

Awesome!
Joseph

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Linda Credit writes:

I am enrolling today, October 29, 2010 and I am looking forward to this challenge. It’s a wonderful way to get authors like me motivated and driven.

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Jo writes:

When will the next challenge start?

Comment provided March 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM

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I’m afraid to say that we have discontinued the #HAHD Marathon Challenges. They tended to focus on quantity over quality.

Marc

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