A tip to help get your articles approved/accepted faster:
Make sure your resource box vertical line count doesn’t exceed 15% of your article body vertical line count.
Here’s an example from a real submission that was soft-rejected this past week:
The article body was 23 lines long.
The resource box was 25 lines long.
That means this members resource box was 108% of the size of their article body.
Our internal guideline is that your resource box shouldn’t exceed 15% of the vertical line size of your article body. We’ve been known to allow upwards of 20% when the quality and originality of the article body is top notch, but it’s awfully hard for us to justify allowing a resource box that is 108% of the size of the article body.
How do you know your line count? Use any text editor (I use EditPlus) and it’ll give you a vertical line count.
In this specific example above, that means if their article body was 23 lines long, their resource box should not exceed 3 to 4 lines TOTAL.