Second HAHD Challenge Begins

The second 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD) begins tomorrow!

Get ready, because here we go again! And this HAHD challenge is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever! 1,000 EzineArticles members qualified for the first HAHD. This time, we’re aiming for 10,000 qualifiers and we’re offering the prizes to make it happen!

TO QUALIFY: There’s no need to sign up! Just submit at least 100 articles between 12:00AM CDT tomorrow (Saturday, August 1st) and 11:59PM CDT Sunday, November 8th. That’s only 1 article per day for 100 days. Once those 100 articles are approved, you’re qualified!

QUALIFICATION PRIZES:

Limited-Edition EzineArticles #HAHD Mug & Mouse Pad

All qualifiers will receive:

  • HAHD Certificate of Achievement (frame not included)

Upon request, all qualifiers will also receive:

  • Original Limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD Trophy Mug
  • Limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD Mouse Pad

 

Limited-Edition EzineArticles Fleece Throw Blanket & Hat, plus admission to the private 4-hour Article Marketing Teleseminar hosted by Chris Knight!

The first 100 members to qualify and submit a prize request will receive:

  • All of the above plus…
  • Limited-edition EzineArticles Fleece Throw Blanket
  • Limited-edition EzineArticles Hat

PLUS…

  • Invitation to a private 4-hour Article Marketing Teleseminar hosted by Chris Knight, EzineArticles Publisher & CEO (Valued at $10,000)
  • Access to the Article Marketing Teleseminar Replay and Downloadable MP3 File

 

ADDED BONUS #1:
The top 100 members for total number of qualified submissions will also receive a chance to win 1 of 10 FREE 1-year EzineArticles Premium Membership subscriptions valued at $582 each!

ADDED BONUS #2:
In addition to all of these great prizes, each of your approved article submissions will reward you with increased traffic, improved credibility and additional sales!

Want to learn more about the HAHD challenge?

Are YOU ready to take the HAHD Challenge? If so, put your pledge in writing by leaving a comment below. Then really solidify your commitment by tweeting your intentions, too (don’t forget the #HAHD) – or click [here] to let us write your tweet for you!

Your renewed dedication to article marketing begins TODAY. Write and polish your first article right now so it’s ready to submit as soon as you get up tomorrow! Then do it again the next day, and the next, and the next…

 


* The Fine Print:

  1. To qualify, all articles must be submitted under the same author name. Articles from multiple author names may not be combined.
  2. Those who believe they have met the challenge requirements for any prizes must send a prize request via email to hahd@ezinearticles.com prior to Monday, November 15, 2009.
  3. Prizes will be shipped via USPS to the postal mailing address listed in the member profile and to verifiable postal mailing addresses ONLY.

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Thaddeus writes:

Nice, I qualified the first time but for some reason forgot to submit my email to get my free mug. Anyways does the same rules apply where it is per pen name as well?

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 4:24 PM

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Thaddeus,

Yes, same rules apply where all 100 articles need to be under one single author name.

In other words, if you wrote 100 articles in 100 days, but you spread them around 2 or more author names; even though they were all under your single EzineArticles account, it would *not* count. All 100 articles must be under one single author name to qualify.

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Thaddeus writes:

I was asking if I wrote 100 articles for two different pen names would I qualify twice?

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Meredith writes:

I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge. (gulp!)

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 5:08 PM

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Jenny Melbourne writes:

You can do it! Just get your butt in gear and write!

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Thaddeus,

Yes.

In the 1st #HAHD Challenge, we had one member who qualified twice. Yes, you can win twice. :-)

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 5:31 PM

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Angela Booth writes:

Do you have to write one article a day, or could you write three articles one day… none the next… two the day after… etc.

I know it’s a silly question, but enquiring minds want to know. :-)

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Ed Fry writes:

I’ll give it a go!

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Hadley Finch writes:

I enjoyed a little vacation after completing the first HAHD challenge, and I’m excited to climb the HAHD mountain again!
Hadley Finch http://tribeofblondes.com

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Dave Green writes:

Oh let’s DO this!

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Ardell Nagle writes:

I will give this a try sounds like fun. Should help to improve my writing.

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Jan writes:

I was off to a great start the first time around, but things got in the way and then I felt that I was too far behind. It’s great to have a second chance and be able to start right at the beginning. I am looking forward to going all the way! Wow, 10,000 of us….that would really be something.
Good luck everyone!

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Cheryl G burke writes:

Wahootie! Here we go again! Chris, I love EzineArticles and all of you are super folks! You keep abreast of the needs of your participants, always commendable! Really glad to be a part of your community of writers. This is a great place to share the talent and camaraderie of others.
Thanks for the fun, “affordable” site!
Blessings to You and All,
Sincerely,
Cheryl G Burke

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Cheryl G burke writes:

Chris,
I noticed Angela mentioned her curiosity as “silly” question, not so! We all want to let her know, there have been some pretty, “silly” comments made on #HAHD and none have been “belittled” for it! Hopefully, taking advantage of this opportunity is taking advantage of gaining some experience, in the midst of friends! May we all, “Write Away” and enjoy the benefits of EzineArticles and their hosting hospitality!
Cheryl G Burke

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Eb Netr writes:

I’m sipping tea from my first mug right now and jotting down ideas for another 100 articles. I love a challenge.

EzineArticles is the best way to get traffic and polish your writing skills at the same time.

Way to go, Chris.

All the Best,
Eb

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Joel Helfer writes:

I qualified for the first challenge and received my mug. Thanks. It was a fun challenge, and I am looking forward to the next one. Glad you are doing it again, because I have written more than two articles since the first challenge.
Joel Helfer

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Keith Elliott writes:

Sounds like fun! Count me in.

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You can definitely count me in for this one! But are you guys going to take 10 days to approve them? If so, I may not get all 100 of mine approved until NEXT YEAR! LOL

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 6:33 PM

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*When* the article is SUBMITTED is what counts for the 100 articles in 100 days challenge; not when we approve them.

Also, we are already improving our speed from being 2+ weeks behind to being less than 10 days behind for Basic members.

Lastly, earn Platinum status as we’re within 1-3 business days for all Platinum members right now.

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Ryan Wegman writes:

I am stepping up to the challenge 10 articles 10 days 10 topic spells success hey hey.

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Marte Cliff writes:

Alright! I’m ready to do it again.

Thanks for another opportunity to kick myself into gear.

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Lynn Jordan writes:

Great! Thanks, Chris.

Life derailed my efforts last time. I’m getting back to writing, so this comes at a great time.

Does it matter if the articles come in through Article Submitter?

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Donald Spanitz writes:

I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 09 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge.

Lets do it…!

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 6:40 PM

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Kimberley Simon writes:

I’m “in” – website content is offline for updating; articles will be ideal, aligned companion work. Whoo Hooooo!

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 6:53 PM

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Meggin McIntosh writes:

Just opened my box with the mug and other cool stuff from the last challenge…and I’m ready to go again! THANKS for doing this!!

Meggin

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Linda Smith writes:

Here I go…sounds daunting, but just thinking about it has generated about a dozen topic ideas.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

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Christopher M. Knight writes:

Angela,

You could write and submit all of them as fast as you’d like.

Some members will probably write 2-5 a day and others may take August off and write/submit them in Sept-November.

In fact, I’m not a fan of writing 1 single article every day for 100 days as it feels like a waste of time efficiency. Would be better to write at least 2 to 5 per sitting or day…but we’re each wired differently. :)

Jeffrey D,

If you were Platinum, you’d find that we’re caught up today. Unfortunately, Basic level members are still 7-9 days behind, but we have a new plan that starts next week to help us reach our review response targets.

Lynn J,

It doesn’t matter how the articles get submitted to us, but it does matter if we accept them.

BTW, a lot of articles submitted by 3rd party article submission service providers never make it to us from our experience.

As of this post, I’m only aware of one 3rd party article submission service provider who has signed up for our API ( http://API.EzineArticles.com/ ) that allows them to submit directly to us…and it’s not the one you mentioned. Sorry, I’m unable to disclose who it is.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

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Russ writes:

I’m not gonna make no pledges but I can tell ya this much – I gonna give it my best shot – or at least a good shot at any rate.
Hey I requested that you give out a certificate rather then a mug. I’m so glad you decided to go with a certificate. I don’t know how much my suggestion had on it but thanks a lot. Your writers will be happy and the ones that aren’t will get the mug anyway.

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Lisa Mason writes:

Had fun on the last one. I’m in!

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I just tweeted out that I’m gonna write up 100 Articles within 100 days.

I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!

See you all at the finish line!!

Matt

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

Okay here I go again! I’m a sucker for free stuff. I collect mugs so anything to get another mug. But a mug, blanket, and a hat–wow. I’d better get out of vacation mode.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM

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CynthiaCharleen writes:

Hello DeAnna. I met you at Matt’s last spring and hope you are well. I hope you got your free stuff coming soon…

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Ethel J Perrins writes:

I’m new to EzineArticles, but I’m game. Sign me Up!

Jean

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:44 PM

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SK WONG writes:

Make it a Goal and challenge to keep my mind active. Start brain storming on (may be) 5-10 different areas.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

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Brenda writes:

So glad you’re having this again! :-)

I only completed 40 last time, but it is the most I ever wrote and it continues to be a great benefit for me. It was a warm-up for this challenge… and I have a greater appreciation for regular consistancy and not getting behind…

So here we go – I’m in and all the best to everyone!

Cheers,
Brenda

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Byron Edgington writes:

Articles-shmarticles, this ought to be easy.

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Lilliann writes:

I’m ready to give it a try.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM

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Crystal Booker writes:

I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 7:58 PM

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Kathy Vincent writes:

OK! I am going to go for it! This is definitely the “kick” I need. Dear Lord, give me strength, time and creativity.

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Melanie writes:

What the heck, I’m in! I can’t seem to pass up a challenge. LOL

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Thom Lane writes:

Okay Chris, the timing could not be more perfect. I’ve just completed an Internet writing class and I’m just itching to get some articles. Watch out Stephen King!

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Sherry Harris writes:

I am excited. It was a blast last time writing 100 articles. Plus, the chance to win an: Invitation to a private 4-hour Article Marketing Teleseminar hosted by Chris Knight, EzineArticles Publisher & CEO is fantastic.

Since there are only a limited number of winners for this, I think it is about time to hold a EzineArticles convention in Las Vegas!

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I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge.

Let the fun begin!

Blessings,
Flora

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Marilee Knapik writes:

I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge.

I’ll give it my best effort

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 8:28 PM

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Ivette Muller writes:

I heard about this and it sounded like a great challenge…I will give it a try! I don’t know if I’ll finish, I have two kids under the age of 2! But I will give it my best shot!

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Internet T1 writes:

Nice post!

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I’m ready to take this on!!

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Ezine’s getting better through time! More power!

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Evelyn Mayfield writes:

I only just discovered you, and have submitted my first articles this past week, before you notified us about the challenge.
I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 8:46 PM

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Wendy Streater writes:

I missed the last one. I so want the mug. Looking forward to the challenge.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 9:28 PM

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Adam Sisterhen writes:

Wow! What an Awesome event. I’m looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to compete in the 2nd HAHD. I wish you all the best of luck!

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Melissa Powell writes:

Count me in. I’d like to give it a try.

Question, I noticed someone asked, but I didn’t see an answer. If I miss a day, can I make it up by doing more than one in a day? How many can one write in one day?

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I’ll jump in and give this a shot. :) Thanks for the motivation!

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 10:09 PM

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Angie Prince writes:

Your challenge sounds intriguing, and sounds like a great learning opportunity as well as discipline opportunity. But I am not that familiar with you nor your articles, so I have a few questions. Thank you for bearing with me…

Okay, I am REALLY ignorant of this whole process. You say you have to approve the articles…

Do I get to choose the subject for each of the articles?

Is there a designated length they are to be?

If we write the articles, may we also use them on our blogs if we choose?

In other words, who “owns” the articles once written?

What requirements typically meet your definition of “approved”?

I am trying to see if I am a good candidate for this challenge as I am not that familiar with EzineArticles…I know, I have a lot to learn! (For example, what is interesting to me to write about may not appeal to large numbers of people e.g., GRIEF! So would that mean my article might not be approved because there’s “not enough demand” to know about that subject? …because if that’s true, this probably would not be a constructive endeavor for me!

Have I surpassed the question limit? Ha! No really, I do appreciate your patience with me!

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James Mason writes:

Just building my first website, so why not write my first articles too?
Sounds good, and I know I need writing skills so count me in.
Have some friends that may like the idea too..I’ll throw it their way, see what happens!

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“Trying” is not in my vocabulary… DOING is… I am up to the challenge, let’s do it!

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi
This is great timing for me. Just waiting to get my Platinuim (fingers crossed). I have just started writing and I love it.

Good Luck everyone!

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Michael Shank writes:

Hey – I appreciate the challenge, so I’m jumpin’ in!

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I wonder if this challenge required a dail article or if they can be submitted bunch wise – me being away on a holiday would require t his.

Comment provided July 31, 2009 at 11:56 PM

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Good luck and happy writing to all participants! This challenge is great, it helps to stay motivated and procrastination it not an option anymore.

Gunter

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Marcus writes:

Well I know I can do it because I did it last time :) :)

I took the month of July off to focus elsewhere but I’d like article writing to be an ongoing part of my marketing portfolio. Today (August 1st) I am pledging to do the second #HAHD challenge between 1 August and 8 November, 2009. I am sure it will be as much fun, will definitely further entrench a very lucrative habit and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more than I currently know. Let the challenge begin!

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BET writes:

I started the last challenge too late, so gave up. This time I am committed to finish 100 articles and submit them. I’m with Sherry, let’s have a convention in Vegas. I’m also with Angie.
What is the point of flooding the internet with articles? I have finally wised up and I delete all the free junk etc. from the gurus. Good luck all!

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Terri O'Neale writes:

Last time I got almost to the end before I read the fine print and discovered that since I have two pseudonames under which I write (one for fundrising, my old profession, and another for pregnancy, birth and family, my new career), I could not combine them. So this time, I accept and will be competing in BOTH.

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Dark Knight writes:

Sign me up…

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Jo writes:

Hi Chris – Do we need to submitt all after today ? My ezines account is awaiting upgradation and I cannot submitt more articles as of now :( Pls help me !!!!! I’d love to participate in this one too….

Also, how to claim the prizes first ?

Comment provided August 1, 2009 at 1:22 AM

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Rob Anderson writes:

hi Chris.
i was one that bombed out last time.
but i am up for it this time.
did you do a RESULTS post about the last one.
i would love to know how many qualified, and what the stats were month by month.
PLEASE TELL US!!!

thanks.
rob anderson

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Tracy Shaffer writes:

This sounds fun, I’m all over it.

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Zack Lim writes:

Hi Chris,

Thanks for issuing this challenge and I will take the challenge.

Your bonus is very attractive and it will definitely motivates us to take massive action.

All the best to the rest of the authors who are in this challenge too :)

Zack

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Sonya writes:

I LOVE a challenge and this one is a good one. I’ve been saying, I want to finish my book! This will give me a way to do it chapter by chapter with all the sub-sections broken out. And not allow for procrastination. I always tell people, give me a date – I work best under a deadline. And here it is. My deadline.

I hereby pledge to give my 100% commitment, energy and efforts to writing 100 articles before Monday, November 15th.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Now, I it’s time for me to get BUSY :-)

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John writes:

Hey Chris,

Looks like I’ll be having a few sleepless nights getting these articles up, so count me in!

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Mohammad Yousuf writes:

Hello Chris

I’m absolutely new to this HAHD thing. But it seems very interesting and challenging.

Please count me in.

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Paul writes:

Sounds like a challenge. I’m in! so … I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge.

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Chris Collings writes:

Yes I accept the challenge… Goodluck to all the other writers taking the challenge

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Just what I need to really get started!

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Jeffrey Minner writes:

I pledge to do my articles as well. I am going to need to keep myself on a schedule to accomplish this but I really like the idea. It will help keep me motivated and it will be neat to look back and see by how far we passed the 100 mark!

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Coralie writes:

Count me in! I get plenty of traffic from the small number of articles I’ve submitted so far so I’m hoping this will be both fun and good for my siite!

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Jerry Walch writes:

I’m up to the challenge. I write daily for several other sites but the idea of producing one hundred articles in one hundred days for one site is a real motivator. I”ll be waiting for you at the finish line.

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Jason Cline writes:

I’m in.

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I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before Nov 8 for the 2nd HAHD Challenge. What a major growth experince it will be.

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What an energizing challenge. I’m in!

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DanHo writes:

Woohoo! Bring it on. And good luck to all of the students participating in our version of the challenge for Dr. Mani’s Charity.

And to all the other members of EzineArticles, I wish you much success with your article writing & marketing endeavors over the next 100 days.

Regards,
Dan

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Tracy Riva writes:

I’m really looking forward to being a part of this competition thanks for creating it for writers like me.

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What is the definition of #HAHD?

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HUNDRED ARTICLES IN HUNDRED DAYS

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Susan Kersley writes:

I’ll take up the challenge!

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catherine Ford writes:

I Catherine Ford pledge to write a hundred articles and take up the challenge.

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OK.. I had honestly decided not to do the second challenge because I need to do art, BUT I think this time around I will actually write more about art and what inspires me as an artist. Last time I did mostly poetry and oof I was really stretching for inspiration at times.

OK then.. I’m in! Off to start writing then. Don’t tell my husband.. gads he got so sick of me whining about not knowing what to write about! lol!

Hey! Where the heck is everybody’s pic? I want to see your cutie pie faces as we converse.

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Marti Norberg writes:

Wow! Sounds like a great challenge and great fun. Count me in!

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Robin Wright writes:

The timing of this challenge is perfect. I am a new writer and this is a great goal for me to focus on.

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Pam Golden writes:

I’m in!! Thanks so much. I was hoping for another shot. Got started in the last one but came upon a hitch in my giddyup and fell right off that horse. I’m saddled and ready to ride.

Thanks to the great Jeff Herring, and you Christopher Knight.

Pam

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Herman writes:

Thanks for the motivation and challenge to write and submit 100 articles before Nov 8, 09..it’s gunna be tuff as I’m already consumed with multiple tasks.

Can I submit articles already posted on my blog or do I need to rewrite them for EA?

I often write articles for my blog but don’t submit them to EzineArticles thinking you only want uniquely written ones.

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Well… I just pumped this challenge up like crazy on my Twitter as well as submitted my first article.

YAY!

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Art Haule writes:

I’m in. Didn’t make it last time, but this time for sure!

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Tantawi Sagara writes:

Hey, I’m joining on this. Has it begin yet? The timezone differences made me confused!!

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Jeff Herring writes:

I really like the number of folks who are excited about a second shot at 100 articles in 100 days.

My challenge to you is this – however you do it, one a day for 100 days, several in one day, or any other combination, JUST DO IT! (thanks Nike)

You are gonna love the results in traffic and So. Much. More!

Jeff

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Sarah writes:

I am so into this. I am up for this challenge too.

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Tantawi Sagara writes:

Just finished writing, and has sent my first articles of the day.. Yihaa!!!

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Laurie Mueller writes:

OK, I’m in. This sounds like a good exercise….and one that will require some really good focused energy. Weehooo…..I’m with you all!

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Shannon Brown writes:

Hey there Ezine,
I am up for the challenge. I am new at this but I enjoy writing, and especially enjoy a good challenge. :)

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Richard Coto writes:

What a challenge! Whatever happens from this is a win-win for any participant. I just wrote my first article and it got approved this week, so from that I am inspired to continue to expand my writing prowess!!

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Cynthia Mock writes:

I would love to accept, however I am still waiting on my first article to be approved. Should I wait to start or begin writing.

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Lauren Miller writes:

Yup! Count me in! Thanks, great challenge.

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sayyadsjn writes:

hi sir thanks for the above chance…i want to more learn with you…i want more writing for you….thanks joining me on the above chance…..

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CynthiaCharleen writes:

count me in…Cynthia Charleen

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Louisa Chan writes:

A challenge indeed, and a good one! It’s a wonder how things will happen once a commitment is made …

Louisa

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Lisa Granger writes:

Okay I’m in. I’ve found out early enough, so I have no excuse not to finish.

I’m writing these articles under a new author name to promote my new website.

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Sophie Milch writes:

I’d love to be part of this challenge! Bit of a problem, my account is set on Basic and I have reached my maximum of 10 articles it won’t let me submit anymore!

Hopefully you guys can look into this?

Regards
Sophie M
Comnauts.com

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Tracy Riva writes:

Can’t wait till I have all 100 articles turned in. Ii’mstarting today and aiming for five a dayso I can be one of the first to hit 100.

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Cheryl G burke writes:

#HAHD Wahootie, here we go again! What a great group this EzineArticles Group is! super to participate and spend a few minutes each day, giving for the benefit of others! This one sounds more like a race, than a marathon!!!! However we achieve the end, we must enjoy the journey, if time is an issue, just do one, a day, but be sure you appreciate the moments you invest in each article! That is really what we want to do! Enjoy!

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Christy Paige writes:

I pledge to have this knocked out in a week.

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Cherrathee Hager writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

This should be really a lot of fun and is giving me the boost I need to keep writing and improving. I’ll have the hot chocolate ready for my mug!

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Shannon P writes:

I just got my mouse pad, pen and paper for becoming a platinum member. I soooo need the mug too!

1 down, 99 to go!

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Thomas Wolf writes:

This is a great challenge and I’m definately going to it it. Having a goal like this makes a lot of sense in becoming a better article writer, because practise definately makes perfect, or at least makes a lot better,lol.

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Russ writes:

Cheryl G burke what did you do just get off the good ship Lolypop?

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Russ writes:

As Jack Nicholas said “we don’t need any crazy were all stocked up here.”

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Marte Cliff writes:

Russ and Cheryl… The Good Ship Lollypop sounds like a good idea to me.

Life in the U.S. is just waaaayyy too serious lately. I vote for enjoying the ride – with a smile.

Tracy… 5 a day is a VERY ambitious goal… let us know if you manage it!

OK – gotta go get #2 written…

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Rob Anderson writes:

Captain anderson here of the GOOD SHIP LOLLYPOP!
would all pre-booked passengers please stop advertising fun.
it is my job to advertise the fun part of this trip.
for any newcomers that might want to be part of the fun part of this TRIP — empty your pockets and hand it all in to me, i will resell it all back to you later.

all prices of tickets depends on what was in your pockets “+)

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Eric Roberts writes:

Great program for motivation to begin the process and move forward to include article writing as part of standard routine! Count me in for the challenge.

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Badal writes:

Nice idea, I will getting huge traffic for writing and huge commissions from my company

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Kha Ton writes:

Sound likes a lots of fun. I do not know I will be able to make it but will give a try.

Thanks
Kha

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Just posted article #2.

I suppose Lance has already finished the whole 100.. gads.. go ahead then just warm up with that blanket! lol

I am numbering my articles this time and keeping them in a file on my desktop. Interesting thing is that last challenge I did mostly poetry and it was a ‘struggle’ to get to the 250 word min. I confess I did it in part because I was doing a bit of competing for the top 10 poets on EzineArticles… tee hee. This time I am going to go for articles though, they seem to go a lot faster and before I knew it I had 500+ words. Learning everyday.

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Beth Bridges writes:

I missed the first HAHD, so I’m glad to have another opportunity.

Here goes… :-)

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Lisa Mason writes:

I didn’t even know you put poetry on EzineArticles. Can you believe I’ve been around as long as I have and didn’t know that? Anyway, I’m rooting for you again this time Kathy! You can do it. :D

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Lisa.. you gorgeous lady, THANK YOU~ MmmmmWAA!

So funny with the whole competition thing, I am normally not competitive one bit. If someone feels a race is all that important? I want them to win too! Odd and not all that good in so many ways.. lol.

But once in awhile… I don’t know ‘what’ comes over me… I become an obsessed woman!

Reflecting on the whole thing, I say…Viva la competition! It gets the deed done.

Ohh but wait… IF YOU want to win Lisa? I am rooting for you too! ~HUGE smile.

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Lisa Mason writes:

haha So true, Kathy. Competition can be a great motivator. Root for me to beat my personal goals of writing more in the 100 days than I did the last time. I set my sights a little higher this go round but I love the results I’ve been getting from all the article marketing. <3 and e-hugs!

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Marcus writes:

Last time was a bit of a race for me since I started 20 days into the competition. Loved the additional challenge against time but think doing so compromised quality for me now and again. While the added prize incentives are tempting I’m choosing to take it a whole lot slower so I can refine my key word skills and also produce consistent quality.

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Lisa.. ABSOLUTELY! I support you ~Hugs when you need them, for as long as you want.

and for ME TOO!

~Kathy /;~)

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Christopher M. Knight writes:

Hi All,

WOW, this is going to be one heck of an event!

I just took a break from enjoying some quiet time in the sun to read & respond to 100+ blog comments.

Here’s my thoughts/comments from the questions posed:

Shannon P,

You must be an International member where we don’t send the Platinum mug to your country, eh?

Good news: We ship the #HAHD mug WORLDWIDE to all who complete the 100 articles!

Christy Paige,

You’re going to knock it out in a week? I have no doubt you could.

All,

Top author in the last 1.5 days has already submitted 45 articles. I suspect first to 100 will happen by Monday night, August 3rd.

Cynthia Mock,

Don’t wait. Submit all that you can. We’ll catch up to you.

Jeff Herring,

Good to see you have your Gravatar working. :)

Tantawi Sagara,

We’re GMT -6

At the time you commented (blog comment #90), it had already started 11 hours and 48 minutes ago.

Herman,

You *CAN* submit articles you already have on your existing blog or website.

While we like unique articles only, it’s more important to us that you have the exclusive rights to the articles you are submitting than they be exclusive to EzineArticles. ie: We should not be able to find your articles anywhere else on the Internet under someone else’s name or “no name”…

Repackaging your existing articles is a great place to start to kick off this contest. For many, all 100 articles I suspect may be articles they have already written for other purposes. :-)

Kathy,

Thanks for bringing up a good that we all want to see everyone’s pic in this thread.

ALL: If you don’t see yours showing up, you’ll need to get with the Gravatars program. It’s free, fast and gives the added bonus of being Internet-wide!

Joseph S. Spence, Sr.,

You’re not alone in asking that question as it appears we didn’t communicate it well enough.

HAHD =

H.undred
A.rticles
H.undred
D.ays

The # sign before the HAHD as in “#HAHD” is a hash tag so you can follow along in Twitter.

In the meantime, be sure to follow us @EzineArticles (Article Writing & Marketing Insider Insights) and me at: @ChrisKnight (Entrepreneurial Internet media thoughts, fitness, mobile lifestyle, gadgets, and lifestyle).

Sonya,

The deadline for this #HAHD Challenge is November 8th at Midnight CST (GMT-6), not Nov 15th. :-)

Jo,

All accounts are reviewed M-F for the Basic+ or Platinum upgrade decision.

We’ll be giving more guidance in November how to claim your prizes. Most likely we’ll do what we did last time where you simply sent in an email with your updated postal address or indicating that your postal address in your account settings is correct.

Dark Knight,

No need to sign up for this challenge to enter, but you will need a free EzineArticles account if you don’t have one yet.

Also, you (and everyone else) is welcome to join @JeffHerring’s site: http://100Articles100Days.com/

Bet & Sherry,

No promises, but we’ve already discussed it internally. It’s on our minds.

Frieke Karlovits,

You can submit daily or not; WHEN you submit is not as important as completing the 100 articles some time in the next 100 days.

Angie Prince,

Yes, we have 2 humans who review every article submitted before they go live on the site.

Yes, you get to choose the subject of all of your articles.

Designated length is 250 to 5000 words with the sweet spot being 400-800 words for each article.

Yes, you can use your new articles on your own website or blog.

You own the copyright to your articles.

Please read the Editorial Guidelines for more info on what standards an ideal article would be for us.

Rather than ask yourself if you’re a good candidate for this challenge, it’d be better for you to figure out what’s in it for you? If you have a website already and need targeted free traffic to it, that’s a great reason to enter! If you’re new to writing and want to use the challenge as a kick start to your article/content marketing goals, that’s also a great reason. If you’re trying to raise your media profile or looking for media interviews, another great reason.

Melissa Powell,

How many articles can you submit in one day? The current record is over 6000 in a day, so I’m pretty sure we can handle whatever you write and submit our way.

Most people can write 7-15 new articles a day once they get in a groove… while others may only write 1 or 2 articles every other day. Figure out what works for you and go for it! :)

Sherry Harris,

I’ve already been to Las Vegas twice this year already (Affiliate Summit in January and then Tony Robbins/Chet Holmes 5 day event in late Spring)… But, always like a good Vegas trip!

Russ,

Yes, I recall that you did suggest a Certificate. Glad our marketing team listened to your idea. :)

All,

Keep the comments, encouragement, pledges & commitments coming!

I’m off to go for a run with my FiveFingers Sprint 47’s (I’m training to run 10 miles barefoot later this year)… Just something I’ve never done before that I wanted to do. Who knows… Probably crazy idea. I do know that my Half-Marathon 13.1 mile event in September will be with shoes on.

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Chris … REALLY!

You guys..

Don’t be lazy or shy or whatever QT-pies.. POST your pic! It is sooo much more entertaining to see who we are responding to. If you don’t want a pic of YOU? Post your interest/niche at least. If you are into fairies? Post one. If you are into vitamins post many. Mo betta (Hawaiian style talk) is to post YOU… even from a distance, give us a FACE!

Yay to the thought of seeing your LOVELY smile.. or at least its shadow.

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Sonya writes:

I just have to say with all you troopers who have done this before, thanks for the sharin the love.

I feel like I’ve joined a virtual sorority (sp?)!

And Christopher Knight?! Rock on . . . (with your barefoot fivefingers sprint). You’ve created an awesome community, here.

Okay, back to writing.

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Florin writes:

I am joining into this challenge starting today, and will write and submit 100 articles by November 8th. Looking forward to seeing the results!

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Sonya writes:

Question. If I had previously submit a couple articles prior to August 1st, but had to edit them, so then “unsubmit” them. I, then Re-submit them after editing, Which “date” would they count for. Would they count toward the 100 submissions, submitted after August 1st? Or would they count for the date first submitted? They were never approved or made “live”.

Is the question clear?

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Wow, this challenge seems to take off again. Here are some tips how you can write more articles in less time and how to never run out of ideas:

1. Subscribe to free Google alerts by email. Just create an alert for your favorite niche topic/keyword and Google will send you plenty of stories (= ideas) about your topic every day.

2. Write like you talk, means just write down what comes into your mind. Don’t stop. Don’t go back and edit. When you talk with a person you don’t do that either, right. So write like you talk. Edit when you are finished with the article, not earlier. Most writers are stuck and waste so much time with an article because they stop writing to edit what they wrote.

3. Just put one main idea into one short article. If you have 10 ideas to write about then write 10 different articles about it. Don’t try to write one “great” long article and try to cover all 10 ideas. In most cases this results into a bad dry article anyway. People prefer a fast and easy read.

4. Write the article title after you have finished your article and not before. You will find out that you can write a much better title much faster after you have finished the article.

Good Luck!

Gunter

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Willox Perez writes:

This is awesome! :) Ready for the challenge thanks for the cool add ons :)

By the way that coffee from the last challenge was awesome! :)

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Sonya,

There is no “unsubmit” option. The date we review for this challenge is the original or first submission date of the article. There is only *one* submission date and that is the first time the article was submitted (no matter what happens to the article after that). To answer your question, No, they would not count in this challenge as they were submitted prior to August 1st.

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Hi Penny,

Guess I have missed this one. But for the 3rd HAHD the date of commencement is 1st January right. So which all articles will qualify for that one.

Please do let me know.

thanks and regards

Swati

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The articles that would qualify are the ones that are submitted and approved within the dates of the new challenge. Look for those dates in a new blog post prior to January 2010.

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Linda Dessau writes:

Chris, I love what you wrote about “batching” the task by writing several articles in one sitting. That’s exactly what I just wrote on Twitter about how I would approach this IF I were to do it. So OK, here goes: I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Richard Jarman writes:

I was kicking myself for not being a part of the last one. this time, I’m in!

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Han writes:

OK this sounds like a great challenge and the kick up the behind I need BUT I have used all my submissions, am waiting for my last 5 to be reviewed/approved while keeping my fingers crossed for platinum status (makes typing very hard LOL). Am I going to be able to make 100 submissions if I don’t get the coveted platinum status? If so I guess you better count me in….gulp!

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Han,

I have responded to you privately.

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Karl Hindle writes:

I pledge to write and submit 100 articles for the 100 article challenge (round 2).

Karl Hindle

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Debra writes:

Hi, Just wanna make sure that “Articles from multiple author names may not be combined” in the Fine Print means that I cannot combine my “alternate author names.” (Which I hope I’m misunderstanding and that I CAN combine all my articles using my alternate author names.)

Thanks!

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Lisa Mason writes:

Debra, It means that if you have 2 author names, you can submit 100 under one name and 100 under the other name (adn qualify for 2 mugs) but you cannot submit 50 for each name and claim it under HAHD.

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Lois writes:

looking forward to the challenge, this will encourage me to block some regular writing time into my schedule

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S. Manaher writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I am new to all this but, it should be fun!

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ManieE writes:

I am still on the Basic Level. Will that be changed as I submit more articles and get more approved. I assume I can take part??

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Lance Winslow writes:

When is the next contest, I have completed this one.

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi
I have 9 articles in my 100 article folder. I am stuck on basic waiting my 10th article being put up. As soon as I’m okay’d to go I will a have double figures to upload. Loving the good will on the blog and excited that every day more people read the 9 articles I have up.
I am aiming for 3 articles per day, on target so far.

Great that Lance has finished ao thats why you are Ezine’s top writer for volume.

Happy writing

Donna

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Han writes:

Hi Penny,

I can’t find your private reply to me – it may have fallen foul of my spam folder which has just cleared itself out – sorry, would you be able to send it again?

Thanks!
Han

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi

I really recommend having a troll through old document folders, as I have just uncovered a number of first drafts that can easily be quickly adapted for articles.

Happy writing

Donna

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Thomas Wolf writes:

Hi

I’m enjoying the challenge, looking forward to achieving Platinuim.

Totally amazed that Lance has managed to complete this already, he must have had his porridge that morning.

Good Luck everyone

Thomas

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Rob Anderson writes:

this message is for lance.
hi…
please let me know where to send you a list of my article titles, so you can knock them out for me quickly.

thanks.

rob

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Lance Winslow writes:

Thanks Thomas, but I’ve been working like a madmanm with no sleep, and my porridge is in the pot (hot) but it’s nine days old!

Smart idea Donna, I have some old folders too, it’s amazing all the stuff we keep around on our computers, good call, NEVER WASTE KEYSTROKES, much of that old stuff can indeed be converted or reworked and made into cool articles.

Lance

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Lisa Granger writes:

I think the last time I made a comment here my e-mail address was added incorrectly and I am not getting updates on comments.

So just for the record I am officially in the second challenge. Need to get writing though, for I have not submitted anything yet.

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Hope Wilbanks writes:

Count me in! Let’s see if I can make it to 100 this time around. :) Great tips here, by the way, in the comment section!

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GOPAL writes:

WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA TO WRITE 100 ARTICLES AND WIN THE AWARD AND EARN THE POST.
ONE CAN WRITE MORE THEN ONE PER DAY.
WHAT IS THE LIMIT TO WRITE PER DAY?
THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING MY DOOR.
I AM NOT SURE I WILL GET IN.

GOPAL LITTLE MASTER

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Lisa Mason,

Thank you for explaining the *fine print* issue to Debra.

Debra,

As Lisa explained, you can submit under your alternate author names, but all 100 articles must be under one single author name to qualify. This means you can win twice if you submit 100 under each name. :)

Lance,

Wow, Way to bring it!

Han,

Please check your email address on file. It may be wrong. I will resend the message once you verify.

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Lisa Mason writes:

Penny, You’re welcome. Thanks for keeping an eye on this thread and helping answer all of our questions. :D

Good job Lance! Time to sleep and eat that porridge :p

I have completed 100 but they haven’t all been published yet. The Editors are on them super-fast though, as always.

Donna, great idea on digging up the old stuff. I do that as well and found some of my old drafts lying around to be resurrected.

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Adoley writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Han writes:

Hi Penny,

Yep, my email is correct and I have received email alerts about this forum so should all be working fine :-)
Han

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Adoley writes:

Game on! I’m psyched and this will get rid of any writer’s block.

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Lovie Hobbs writes:

Hey Chris,

Count me in. I like a good challenge;-).

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Michelle writes:

I’m in! :)

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Diana Kipka writes:

Chris and Penny, I’m starting late but still game to try…count me in! This is my 1st challenge…and hopefully not my last.

Curious to know if prizes will be sent to winners outside the U.S.

Diana

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Diana K.,

Yes, prizes will be shipped everywhere in the world via USPS (United States Postal Service).

Congrats Lance! I confirmed you were the first member to 100 articles this month!

So far, 2 others have also reached 100 or more articles this month.

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Lisa Mason writes:

Diana, I started late with the last one and still finished early. You can do it!

Chris, do you know why my emails would get kicked back from the HAHD email?

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Russ writes:

Chris,
How am I supposed to be one of the 1st to hit 100 articles when you guys will accept only 5 articles from me. I just tried to submit an article, only #6, and refused to accept it.

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Theuns writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Barbara Busey writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. I’m one of those who also tried the first time, but life got in the way.

So I’m on a roll right now… But two questions:
1. I’m sometimes flagged for “meta tags.” Why? I follow all the editorial guidelines–I do not put any links in my article. Can’t figure out how to fix them!

2. Because I had invalid URLs in several earlier published articles (because of changes to my web site), I revised them and re-submitted–after Aug 1. Just wondering if those dozen or so articles will count as part of my 100 this time around or not…?

To your words’ worth…
>Barbara

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This is the 5th day and i have already done 5. On average i plane to write 1.8 article per day. I am just waiting for the upgrade from Basic. Currently i can submit the ones i have done. I will certainly come out heroic in this challenge.

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Lisa writes:

Barbara,

I know you can do it this time!

“1. I’m sometimes flagged for “meta tags.” Why? I follow all the editorial guidelines–I do not put any links in my article. Can’t figure out how to fix them!”

It could be your using HTML or Smart Quotes in MS Word when you create your articles. Submission systems have trouble reading the formatting of these. See here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Microsoft-Word-Smart-Quotes-and-Article-Marketers-Dont-Mix=&id=15624

“2. Because I had invalid URLs in several earlier published articles (because of changes to my web site), I revised them and re-submitted–after Aug 1. Just wondering if those dozen or so articles will count as part of my 100 this time around or not…?”

They will not count because EzineArticles counts the original publish date, even if you pull them off to edit and resubmit. Anything with an original submit date of August 1st or after will count.

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I just submitted article #5. Yeah I fell off the wagon and one is a poem.. lol. I sure don’t want to do what I did last time, which was put it off, tell myself that I can catch up, and realize I have to write 20-30 in the last few days! So it’s good! I am feeling pretty confident and more organized this time.

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HEY!! YOU GUYS.. You need to post your pics! Where are all those sun shiny faces?

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Barbara Busey writes:

I would like to thank LISA for being the first — and only — article author to answer my two questions! Yey, Lisa! THANK YOU!

The problem with the Meta Tags was NOT the Smart Quotes, but I did learn something from EZA’s customer support area. I will share here in case anyone else doesn’t know this tidbit: If you “Turn WYSIWYG OFF,” you’ll see all the code in the article. So you’ll see if there’s anything there that says “meta.” In my case, it was extra spacing at the top of the article. Who knew?!

Once I did that, it was easy to clear up the problem.

Okay, so I was stalled, but I’m back in the saddle again!

To your words’ worth,
>Barbara

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Lisa writes:

Barbara: You’re welcome. Anytime, I try to help. Glad you solved the problem. Seems I had the same prob back when I first started submitting. It also happens with WordPress. Once you get on a roll, it will be faster and easier to submit without any little snags like that.

Kathy: You’re gonna do it this time; the last one was preparation. :D

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Oh Lisa.. I DID it last time! Yup I got all my presents from EzineArticles and drink from my cool cup ! Sooo CHEERS! ;+D

But this time I am going to pace myself better! And with every article I write I become a better writer, so that is a note to you guys that are just starting. Just write!

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Lisa writes:

Oh, I’m sorry. :( I thought you said you didn’t finish but you just meant you had to push hard at the end there.

You’re VERY right; the more you do it, the better you become.

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Joshua writes:

Ok I miss my mug because of I went on holidays the last time. Not this time I am going to finish the challenge :)

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S. Manaher writes:

So how many more spots left for the top 100?

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DanHo writes:

Just submitted article 100 for #HAHD unless I miscounted. Waiting on 22 to go live.

Article #100 was a masterpiece if I do say so myself!

Regards,
Dan

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Donna houston writes:

Hi

I am still writing 3 articles a day for my 100 article folder. As still patiently waiting for my tenth article in Basic to be reviewed. I have over 12 articles ready and waiting and will be writing more today. I hope that in writing 100 articles I will soon be Platinium.

Happy writing

PS Can I second S Manaher, how many spaces are left in the first 100.

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi

I know it is early for you guys but I’ve just got to 16 articles in my 100 folder. I am very happy with my progress so far and aiming for completing by end of August.

That’s great DanHo

Cheers

Donna

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Theuns writes:

Donna i love your Attitude go for it you can if you think you can.I star yesterday and just put in my second one so i am still a bit behind.LOL:-)

Theuns

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just did my 6th article in 6 day. I am still waiting for an upgrade from basic to have them posted.
This is surely going to be a major growth experience.

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Shawn writes:

So how many more have gotten to 100? Wanna se what my chances are. :)

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Jo writes:

I’m still stuck on Basic Plus due to suspension.. waiting for upgrade, already written 17 articles.. but they are just saved on my PC :(

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Russ writes:

Jo
Suspension? Don’t leave us hanging it’s not fair. It’s godda be a good story tell us how you got suspended so we can learn from your experience.

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Lisa writes:

I finished a couple days ago but I’ve only heard a handful say they are complete/near complete so you guys should all still have plenty of time. My personal goals for this 2nd challenge was 1,000 articles so I still have 800+ to go.

I started about a month late on the last HAHD challenge and I saw others start late with me and we still pulled it off so hang in there!

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Shawn writes:

1,000!!! Wow, they need to get that ezine affiliatte going… you would be their top producer! ;)

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Marc writes:

Shawn, Lisa, Dan and all,

I’ve got good news for you. Lisa’s request was the second through the door and there have been none since. So as of right now there are still 98 slots available to qualify for the “First 100” prizes.

And don’t forget, it’s not official until we get that prize request! (Ahem… Dan)

But don’t wait, the requests should start pouring in this weekend.

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S. Manaher writes:

I’m on this, making OK progress so far, tonight should be a big night.

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Cathy Perkins writes:

Are you a blogger? If so, repurpose your blog posts into articles. Simply expand your posts into 300 – 400 words and you have an article.

Hope this helps with ideas for your 100 articles!

Cathy – The WordPress Wizard

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I have just earned Platinum. Thanks Chris and your wonderful EzineArticles Team. This is a great community!

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Donna Houston writes:

I have just got Basic Plus so can start uploading my articles again, thanks alot you, Ezine folk. Still keen and excited and 97 places still to go for.

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93 to goal, slowly but surely.

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Thomas Wolf writes:

Well keeping it up so far, but will have to start saving some articles now, as cannot submit any till they upgrade my account. I realise you got to keep the pace going, I have no doubt that will succeed. But I’m looking more at my own goal of doing it in under 50 days, you got to keep stretching yourself havn’t you.

Hope everyone else is enjoying the challenge as much as I am, keep it up folks.

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SK WONG writes:

Burning my midnight oil and weekend oil to come out with more ideas to write. 5 in queue and 8 approved. I guess I am not too far behind.

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Donna Houston writes:

Still on track and looking forward to the weekend. Uploaded 7 articles today but had a backlog. So pleased to be Basic Plus and aiming for Platinium. Just ahead of the one a day but hoping for a burst of inspiration over weekend.

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DanHo writes:

Just completed #HAHD!

Submitted prize request, too. :)

Good luck to everyone!

Regards,
Dan

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S. Manaher writes:

Grats DanHo!

I just need my articles to be approved faster so i can get into the top 100 :)

This is very exciting though, not knowing if i am close or not.

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Leslie Cardinal writes:

Thanks for putting out this challenge. I’m in! I look forward to the fun and the learning and all the great group of people in the challenge.

Leslie

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Also waiting for my tenth article to be reviewed before I can submbit more, still on Basic. I have a few more ready!

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Shannon writes:

Forgot to make my pledge, but I am in for the challenge. Submitted 8, soon to be 9, articles already. This is great motivation!

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Marcus writes:

I seem to be having a problem accessing the members area of the site to submit articles today. (Sunday) After logging in I am seeing a black screen which shows a menus in dark blue and purple but it is clearly not functional. Anybody else experiencing this?

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Cheryl G burke writes:

Am I missing the answers to questions when asked? Want to know if I am tracking all the fun QnA’s! This one from Marcus is interesting. Find answer yet?
If not, go over to EzineArticles.com home- They will get right back to you! Super Gang!

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Chris, I am stuck! I can’t move because the system states I cannot submit anymore articles until the ones submitted so far have been reviewed and an upgrade rendered. How do I complete the pledge under these conditions? It will take seven to ten days to review one article and I have submitted twenty-five out of the 100 articles. Based on the math calculation, November 8th will be here before I will be able to complete the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Will you be able to lift the restriction? I am ready to “Bring it on!

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Donna Houston writes:

hi Joseph

I am in the same position, What I’ve been going is continue to write articles, store in a folder so that when the restriction is lifted you can submit a load in one day.

I got upgraded to basic plus have uploaded 10 of a possible 25. But what I will say is that it believe it is possible to write 100 articles in 100 days and upload. But I don’t think it is possible to be in the first 100 if you are Basic or Basic Plus. I am trying but I think there will be hundred people before I succeed time wise. Don’t give up it is good practice.

Good Luck

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Christopher M. Knight writes:

All,

Without looking into anyone’s specific account in this thread, I do know that we upgrade or extend Basic Plus status because when the content is high risk for us…ie: Not ideal… perhaps it’s either thin or mentions a brand name that the member doesn’t own… or they’re writing in categories that are higher risk (no, I won’t name them).

Other times it’s due to formatting issues…ie: Our goal is to do no editing to the article to accept it.

Keep in mind only 2 self serving active links are allowed in the article and preferably they should both be in the RESOURCE BOX.

Platinum authors don’t use bold or italics around their self serving links or call out wild attention to their resource box. Tasteful use of Bold or Italics are ok… less is best.

I can share that we have full-time attention being given 5 days a week to reviewing accounts that are at zero submits remaining.

We also did just hire another round of Editors who are beginning their training next week while last months class of newbie Editors will hit the floor…so these delays that are beyond our own internal article review speed targets hopefully will be a thing of the past. Drives me nuts when we don’t meet our speed targets.

We’re also testing 2nd shift. Don’t know if anyone caught that we’re reviewing articles now from 7:30am till 11pm M-F… in our attempts to get ahead of article submissions. I don’t know how long we’ll keep this 2nd shift going, but we’re trying something different.

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rubeina writes:

I just tweeted about it. Haven’t started writing yet for #HAHD but will start this week, I am already 20 days late but I think I can catch up :)

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Shawn writes:

Yeah I have noticed allot of work being done early and late. TY TY TY If we do submit something and it is flagged with issues, do you stop reviewing other articles until those are fixed? Just wanted to see what I should expect.

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Yogitha writes:

That’s quite a nice challenge. I am taking it up :)

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90 articles to goal. When you focus on writing atleast 1 article per day, you will not be overwhelmed. Forget the 100, focus on 1 each day. Thanks for being a wondeful community!!

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Shawn,

We will review all articles in your account unless the account is in a suspended status.

My recommendation for you is to learn from other articles and if you have one or more articles in problem status, review them so as not to make the same mistakes in future articles. This will also help you in achieving the Platinum membership level which will provide you with unlimited submissions.

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Jo writes:

Submitted 18… waiting approval…and upgrade to submitt more :)

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Shawn writes:

Penny, ty for your quick response. I currently do have Platinum status but have run across a few errors in my grammar and spelling. I thought most of this would have worked so i guess I will wait until I fix the rrors and also wait for the other articles to be checked.

Thanks Again!

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Richard writes:

I’d like to participate in this challenge, but I just opened an account… having a hard time getting my initial 4 articles reviewed.

It’s been over a week.

I plan on submitting 300+ articles for this challenge.

Side Note: I’ve already written hundreds of articles for EzineArticles.com last year (under my wife’s name). She has over 1,000 articles and millions of article views.

So you can expect quality articles… and lots of them (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Rich

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Richard,

We’re at 8-11 days for Basic level members and 1-2 days for Platinum members (same day for Premium members).

Expect to see this delay disappear as we head into 4th quarter.

In the meantime, I recommend you max out your account as quickly as possible submitting all 10 articles…as that’s the only way we’ll be able to review your account for potential upgrade to Platinum Unlimited status (which will get you faster review & member support response speed).

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Yogitha writes:

Chris,
I am still on the basic level. But the articles amount to 10 as of now. But they were all submitted on different days. There’s one article which is live and the rest yet to be approved. Would I still be qualified to the ‘Platinum Unlimited Status.’ Or, should I upload another ten at one stretch to go to the next level? That means I will have to wait for another 20 days to become a Platinum member. I have 100 articles ready but I am unable to upload them because of my basic level status.

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S. Manaher writes:

Hey Chris, am I still in the running? I really, really want that Ezine mug :P

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Yogitha writes:

Chris,
I have completed 10 articles. One is live and the rest nine is yet to be approved. I however have 100 articles and not able to upload it because of my ‘basic’ status. The 10 articles were all submitted at different days. Should I submit it at one stretch to get qualified for the platinum status or is it that I will have to wait for all these articles to be approved, upload another 10 at a stretch. That means I will have to wait for 20 days, right? I know my question is a little silly but just wanted to know, as I have all the articles ready. Help!

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Christopher M. Knight writes:

We usually won’t ever extend Basic level membership after your first 10 articles.

Here’s some insight into how it works:

If your account isn’t suspended or terminated (don’t freak out) after the first 10, then you are upgraded to Basic Plus (allows 25 more article submissions) or Platinum (Unlimited submissions)…

Is this challenge unfair to brand new members who want a shot at being one of the first 100 members to reach 100 articles submitted? Yes, it is.

Success happens
when opportunity
meets with preparedness.

Just like you don’t run the Boston Marathon as your first event ever, so this competition is also like that.

Perhaps you set your goals on reaching Platinum status during this challenge and the next one you can be one of the first to reach the 100 articles.

Here’s a quick 6 min video that gives you more:

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Matthew writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I managed last time, and will do this time!

Matthew

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Lisa writes:

For fun/ those interested:

How I reuse my EzineArticles mug boxes: http://freelancewriter4hire.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/how-i-resuse-my-ezine-articles-mug-boxes/

Keep writing people!

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S. Manaher writes:

Hey, well, not sure why I got one, BUT I GOT A MUG!!! It’s very nice and I display it proudly on my desk where I write.

Anyhow, so I think I have 20 more to write and i hit 100. How many others have already hit aside from the 3 mentioned? Anyone else close too? :)

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Lisa writes:

“Hey, well, not sure why I got one, BUT I GOT A MUG!!!” Was it your expert author mug? Does it say “I heart Ezinerticles” on the side? The HAHD one is similar but will have the hashtag on the other side.

Congratz on being near the big 1-0-0!

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Diana Kipka writes:

I have a question regarding platinum status.

Do I have to write under my main author name to achieve this level? Or is it achievable through a combination of all articles submitted under the main and/or the alternate names. Or do I have to achieve platinum status for each name?

Diana

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S. Manaher writes:

Ahh, yes it must be the “expert author mug”. I didn’t even realize i would be getting one, so that was a nice surprise today!

Looking forward to more prizes, maybe even that 1-year EzineArticles Premium Membership. That would be sweet! Not to mention the tele seminar with Chris.

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Samuel writes:

I will do 5 articles per day, 25 per week!

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Cheryl G burke writes:

Got caught up on most of the entries here! Such a group to belong to! Though it takes time, it is fun to see who responds here! One day at a time! Visions of Ezine mugs, all around the world (won’t be in the first 100 but man am I enjoying the marathon walk, one day at a time!)
CG

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Marc writes:

Diana,

Platinum Status is awarded to the human being behind the author name(s). So it’s based on the quality and quantity of the person behind the one, or multiple, pen names. When you achieve Platinum, all your pen names do as well! In essence, Platinum status is ACCOUNT wide.

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S. Manahar,

That would be your Platinum Membership mug. It’s sent to all members when they achieve Platinum Membership status. Congrats and enjoy!

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Diana Kipka writes:

Thank you Marc for your clear and concise answer to my quandary…great to know!

DK

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Timothy Sweezy writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I look forward to the challenge. I feel it will keep me focused on writing and help me to hone my skills at the same time. Thank you for the opportunity.

Tim

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LaTricia Smith writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Dane Fletcher writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

That handbag looks awesome!

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I qualified for the last one and requested for the mug. Well, I have yet to receive it. I don’t know how this would work out in this new competition cos I really do no have an issue with qualifying 4 times over.

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Chimerenka,

I’ve passed your concern about the missing mug on to our Support Team. They will be contacting you directly.

Sadly, despite our best efforts, many of the packages we send to our international members disappear during their journey or seem to take a very long, slow route. Sorry to hear that your package appears to be one of them.

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S. Manaher writes:

100 articles in 18 days!!! Prize request submitted.

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Jenny Melbourne writes:

I pledge to put in 100 QUALITY articles before the end of this week; and more than 800 articles before the end of your CHALLENGE.

Jenny Melbourne

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Go Jenny! We’ll be watching and rooting for you!!

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DeAnna Troupe writes:

I’m going to have to sit this one out. I just found out that we’re going to have some major changes in our family situation. Good luck to all participants!

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Matt Couch writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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I’m game! I pledge to write 100 articles by Nov. 8 for the 2nd round of #HAHD.

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marsha writes:

ok, i’m in! :-)

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Rosalie Lynch writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. I just was alerted to this wonderful challenge so I’m behind already..however, that has never stopped me from catching up and being successful. Here I go…see you at the finished line.

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Leon Cautillo writes:

If an article of mine is accepted on August 1st would that be the way i could track the number I’ve submitted so far?

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Jo writes:

Hi.

Is there a way to check how many articles I’ve submitted so far – Also, it is submitted articles or approved articles ?

Chris – I’m still stuck at Basic Plus level :( I emailed EzineArticles team for an upgrade twice, and I was given Basic Plus again as all of my earlier 25 articles were not checked by them. Do I wait after writing next 25 ?

Also, how do I know who all have completed the challenge so far ? :)

Thx,
Jo

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Jo writes:

Lol.. I missed the pledge.
I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge :)

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Ejiogu Vitus writes:

Sure, that’s the “expert author mug”. I didn’t believe it’ll come so soon, that was a pleasant surprise!

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. I promise nothing less. Just watch me grow… I MUST be successful! Here I go…see you on top!!!

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Hey Pastor Vitus Ejiogu, you sound so optimistic, let’s pray God will take you there. It’s a possibility… don’t give up!

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Kevin Rutter writes:

I am ready to give it a go…

LLLLEETTTS GETTTRRRREADDDYYY TO RUMBLE!

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Donna Houston writes:

Glad that so many folk are still excited about the challenge. I had a wee break and am now back and ready to go again. I find I have a burst of articles and then have a few days break but not too long. I am ready to catch up.

Does anyone know how many have completed the challenge already?

happy writing

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I achieved platinum status some weeks ago. does it mean that i will also get the mug for “platinum quality author?”

By the way, i have entered the HAHD Challenge. I am writing an artcle per day. I have 10 to upload plus the 10+ i have already uploaded.

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Dan Morris writes:

I’m in (for the 2nd time).

I’ve got 8 written, 92 to go, 79 days to write them.

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Carolyn Anderson writes:

count me in.

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Marte Cliff writes:

Well, I thought I was cooking along with this, but suddenly I can’t submit an article. I keep getting a message telling me there’s an HTML tag in the body of the article – but there isn’t!

Anyone else experiencing this?

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Jo writes:

Hi Marte,

This error occurred once. I had used excess spaces between paragraphs. Try removing those and do click on preview to check.

Hope this helps – Do lemme know :)

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Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Brian Garvin writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

We were one of the winners of the first HAHD competition, and we plan on entering all the future competitions as well. This really forces me to get off my duff and get some unique content out there which ultimately helps EzineArticles as well as our businesses.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this.

Brian Garvin

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Ric Merrifield writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Christopher Kabamba,

Yes, you’ll get a Platinum mug if you live in the USA or a special care package if you live outside the USA.

The #HAHD mugs though are shipped worldwide.

Donna,

How many completed the challenge already?

73 members have submitted 100 or more articles since August 1st.

15 members have submitted more than 200 articles since August 1st.

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Penny, Managing Editor writes:

Marte Cliff,

Typically, Meta Tags are brought over when pasting from Microsoft Word if this is what you are doing.

To see the prohibited code in your article, you can “Turn WYSIWYG Off.” (What You See is What You Get Editor)

From here, you can remove any prohibited HTML code or “Meta Tags.” Or, if you have the ‘WYSIWYG On’ and see large amounts of blank lines before or after the article body, I suggest removing them.

To avoid this prohibited HTML code in the future, you can use the “Paste From Word” feature on the WYSIWYG Editor. To do this, “Turn WYSIWYG On” and click the Blue “W” icon to ‘Paste from Word.’

Turning the WYSIWYG off is sometimes preferred as it allows you to see everything.

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Bill Tamminga writes:

You’re a master Chris. I’m late to the game, but I think I can catch up.

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Mike Bond writes:

Yes please, I’d love to have a go! It’ll give me a good kick in the pants, too!!
Many thanks,
Mike

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Melody Myers writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Great to see so many of my students commenting here. Keep up the great work, everyone!

I am halfway to the hundred articles for this challenge, and loving every minute of it!

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Karl Hall writes:

Looking forward to getting stuck into this one! :)

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Ashish writes:

Hello Chris,

I have got around 450 Published Articles in ezine in the month of August, but they are from different authors under my account. Am i still eligible for the early 100 prize?

Are you also Planning to offer prize for Top Submitter?

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Ashish,

To qualify, all articles must be submitted under the same author name. Articles from multiple author names may not be combined. However, each author name MAY qualify, which would qualify the member for multiple prizes.

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Ashish writes:

Count me in for this contest as well :-)

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Michael Singh writes:

This will be fun. Count me in …

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Samuel writes:

Completed! 100 articles submitted!

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Samuel,

Congratulations! Don’t forget to submit your prize request to hahd@EzineArticles.com once those articles are all approved. There are still plenty of unclaimed slots in the First 100!

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Lance Winslow writes:

Congratulations Samuel! Way to go!

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Samuel writes:

Thanks Lance! When can I ever have as many articles as you ;)

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Lu YOung writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Samuel writes:

Yes, I emailed already, I am surprised that I made it to the first 100. For those who are on the way, keep on keeping on, it is simpler than you think, just do it!

I was just wondering why am I still a basic plus author?

http://ezinearticles.com/?expert_bio=Samuel_Ng

At this point of time, I got 50 articles live and 55 articles pending.

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Samuel,

Sorry, we don’t post publicly our membership status level decisions.

Your email to our member support team will receive a private response.

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Liam Milligan writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Ashish writes:

Hello Chris,

One of my Author Robert K. has completed 100 Articles since 1st Aug. Please let me know if i am eligible among the first 100 Members.

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Andrew Peel writes:

I have started the challenge, missed a few days have a week off so I will be catching up. So I pledge to do 100 Articles in 100 Days. And erm what do we international submitters get as prizes?

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Marc writes:

Andrew,

The international members get the exact same prizes as the U.S. qualifiers. =)

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Michel Maling writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Paul Graham writes:

Yes, count me in too Chris.

Shouldn’t be too difficult (gulp!) ;-)

~ Paul

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Lisa writes:

Welcome to the party, Paul!

(And others just joining in)

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Jo writes:

Hi – Can someone clarify is it 100 submitted articles or 100 approved articles ? Coz I have submitted over 100.. but when I emailed to claim my prize.. I was told I have 32 ? Pls help to clarify ! Thanks :)

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Lisa writes:

I’m sure Mike, Chris or Penny can correct me if I’m wrong but here is how I understand it Jo,

It’s 100 submitted during the time frame of the challenge but you can’t claim the prize until they are all approved.

So let’s say you turned 10 in the night of the deadline and they didn’t get approved and published until 2 days later, they would still count for the challenge. However, you can’t claim the prize until they are all approved.

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Lisa writes:

So if you give them time to be approved and then resubmit your prize request, you should be A-ok.

(hit enter too soon and it sent my message hehe)

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Jo writes:

Hey Lisa – Thanks bunches for helping me out here.. So I did complete the challenge – YAY..but no prizes for me.. Yet.. sigh :( Should I be happy or sad ? LOL.

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Lisa writes:

Well, all prizes go out at the same time anyway so we all have to wait. :p Congratulations on finishing and doing it early in the game. You should be happy. :D Good job!

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Jo writes:

Oh yes thats true.. though I was hoping to qualify for the first 100.. that wud be something to write home about, now wouldn’t it ? Last I heard there were still a few spots left.. I guess. ? ;)

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Shannon Brown writes:

Hi, I signed up for this challenge back when it was first announced but due to some health problems have been inactive. Is it too late to try to qualify? Is there a limit to how many articles you can submit per day? What is the last day to submit for qualifying? Thanks

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Lisa writes:

There were still some slots and they haven’t updated us in awhile so here’s crossing my fingers for you, Jo!

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Marc writes:

Lisa and Jo,

Believe it or not, we have plenty of First 100 slots still available. Although many people have qualified, it’s the first 100 who qualify AND submit a prize request that will receive the prizes. Hope that makes sense!

And Lisa, we appreciate the assistance you provide fellow members on the blog. Thanks and keep up the good work! =)

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Lance Winslow writes:

This is true, in fact, I for one decided not to apply for the contest because I thought it was not right for someone like me to take a prize from a new article writer that is working so very hard to write their 100-articles. They deserve the prizes, just like I did when I first started.

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Jo writes:

Gee thanks Lisa. That’s nice of you :) Have an awesome day ! Cheers !

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Lisa writes:

Shannon,

Welcome back. Hope you’re doing better. The contest runs from 12:00AM CDT Saturday, August 1st to 12:00PM CDT Sunday, November 8th so you have plenty of time left.

There is no limit to how many you can submit per day once you have been upgraded to Platinum status. If you’re not yet at upgraded status, there’s still time for that as well. Just submit the maximum number of articles you can for your current account status and wait.

They’ll get to you! :)

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Shannon Brown writes:

Hi Lisa, Thanks for the quick reply. Gonna get busy doing some writing. :)

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Ashish writes:

Hello Marc,

2 of my authors have completed 100 Articles since 1st Aug, Please let me know if i am eligible for the first 100 slot.

Comment provided September 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM

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Marc writes:

Ashish,

If your two author names indeed qualify, then simply submit a prize request for each name to hahd@EzineArticles.com – There are still many slots available for the First 100 prizes, so your authors should be two of them!

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Jeff writes:

I have completed the second HAHD challenge. I completed the first but didn’t even know about it until I noticed the certificate in my account. I am pretty excited about being one of the first 100. Now I need to see if I can win one of those premium memberships :)

Comment provided September 14, 2009 at 9:04 PM

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Marc writes:

Jeff,

Congratulations! Now just make sure you submit that prize request to hahd@EzineArticles.com ASAP. =)

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ChanelLatrice writes:

Hello,

Though I am starting late, I pledge to submit 100 articles by the deadline.

It will benefit me in more ways than one. I appreciate the opportunity to sharpen my writing skills while creating content I need for my blogs, website and radio show anyway! So it works out well, doesn’t it?

Peace and Blessings,

Chanel Latrice

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Nancy writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Just found this today, but I can do 2 articles/day and catch up!

Comment provided September 17, 2009 at 3:12 PM

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Michelle D writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Clive Anderson writes:

Sadly I wasn’t a member when the last HAHD Marathon was going on, but having since discovered EzineArticles and experienced what a really great website it is I will certainly commit to creating 100 New Articles before the 8th November 2009.

I do have a little question though. If someone was not a member on the 1st of August 2009 when this HAHD Marathon was launched and joined after that date can they still be included?

I am not a member of Twitter and nor do I wish to be. Will this effect me in any way with regard to this competition?

Looking forward to continuing to read all your great articles and submitting some of my own.

Warm Regards

Clive

Comment provided September 19, 2009 at 5:16 AM

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Clive,

Doesn’t matter when you become a member. You can still start and finish this #HAHD challenge with plenty of time to spare.

You do NOT have to be a member of Twitter in order to participate in this challenge. It will not hurt your chances of completing.

Best of luck and Go for it! :-)

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Lisa writes:

Welcome to the others joining late. I started the last challenge late and still made it. You can do it, too!

Comment provided September 19, 2009 at 10:20 AM

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for the warm welcome. It is always nice to hear from people that are or have faced a similar challenge to the one that lays ahead…

If someone had said to me a few months ago that down the road I would be setting myself the target of writing 100 articles I probably would have laughed.

However the simple truth is that I am looking forward to it all immensely.

Thanks again for the nice welcome.

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Chintamani writes:

Hi

The competition gave me a great push to submit more and more articles. I am a bit lazy person but with this challenge I worked hard and I am very happy to announce that I have just crossed the 100 article approval deadline.

EzineArticles gave me a status of expert writer on taxation and personal finance and now I realize how important it is to put your thoughts in writing regularly.

Thanks a lot EzineArticles, you encouraged the writer inside me.

Chintamani

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Melissa writes:

I submitted 100 articles!! I am waiting on the final approvals. Is the first 100 slots filled? After my articles are approved, I will request my mug. This was really motivational. Even though I write a lot after I read this blog, I “raised” my personal bar.

This was really a positive experience.

Thank you.

Cheers,

Melissa Evans, The Guru of Implementation

Comment provided September 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM

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Marc writes:

Melissa,

Congratulations! There are still slots available for the first 100 since many who have qualified have yet to submit their prize claims. The FIRST 100 HAHD QUALIFIERS TO SUBMIT PRIZE CLAIMS will receive those special prizes!

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W.D.Smith writes:

Getting started late but I pledge to do at least 100 articles before this #2 HAHD is over.

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Ashish writes:

Wow, I thought The top 100 slots are already filled. I have already submitted the prize request for 3 of my authors that means I will get 3 Prizes :)

Comment provided September 21, 2009 at 11:55 AM

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Marc writes:

Ashish,

That would be correct! As long as each author has a minimum of 100 articles (total of 300 for you), you would qualify 3 times.

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Clive Anderson writes:

I’m just one article away from completing 50%. Ok that may not be great news to some writers, but as I only joined on the 1st of July 2009 I think that is pretty good going for a newbie to EzineArticles.

I’m going to be going full out with my writing here and my goal is to achieve at least 500 articles in my first year.

I cannot wait to hit the first 100, that will be such a great feeling…

Wishing you all, wealth, health and happiness.

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Karen Monasingh writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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CorrieHowe writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Marte Cliff writes:

Boy, this is getting to be a hassle!

I think you must have hired a bunch of new people with questionable reading skills.

Never before have I had articles rejected.

I understood your concern a week or so ago when all of my websites turned up with blank home pages due to a hacker – or perhaps it was the WordPress worm. I got that fixed and re-submitted the articles.

But now… its getting worse.

Today you rejected an article that was approved over 2 years ago! That on top of accusing me of stealing content a few days ago because I posted an article that was taken from my own blog that clearly shows my own name.

And now, someone has “borrowed” one of my blog entries for their own blog, and even though they clearly show the source and the link back to my blog, you’re telling me that you can’t use it because my name isn’t on it and it’s on someone else’s site.

Well, I can’t prevent someone from borrowing my content, and I’m flattered that they want to do so. And since they show the source, I don’t see what your problem is. They aren’t claiming authorship.

I thought it might be fun to finish this HAHD challenge ahead of time – maybe even be one of the first 100.

Now I think not. These hassles are just eating up too many hours of my time.

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Keith Elliott writes:

Marte, that doesn’t sound like it’s much fun. I sincerely hope that the good folks at EzineArticles get it sorted out to everyone’s satisfaction – especially yours. Could you let us know if and when they do? Thanks. Let’s hope it is just an unfortunate misunderstanding.

Comment provided September 21, 2009 at 11:56 PM

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Marte Cliff writes:

Thanks for the good wishes Keith.

I hope so too, but it seems like it just snowballs. Ever since the worm thing I feel like they’re looking for something to find wrong.

Could just be me being paranoid, but my first 240 or so articles were accepted without a hitch – and now it’s something every time I turn around.

And I really don’t understand suddenly objecting to an article they accepted 2 years ago.

I have plenty of other work to do, so taking time to submit articles for rejection seems like a poor way to spend my time!

Thanks again,
Marte

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Lance Winslow writes:

Personally, I think it is good that EzineArticles is checking for stolen content and using an internet based plaigarism checker, because nothing irks me more than folks lifting content. Marte, points out one of the obvious drawbacks to doing this. Still, it really stops the PLR articles, and it can improve catching the cheaters. Of course, every once in a while such a system is going to make a mistake.

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Marte Cliff writes:

Yes Lance, of course you’re right. The whole point is to eliminate the PLR articles and the cheaters.

But when you write all your own content, it really feels awful to be called a thief! I felt kind of like someone had slapped my face. All they’d have needed to do was glance at the sidebar to see that it was my blog.

And… I see no way to do anything about the article that someone placed on their blog. I don’t think they really did anything wrong, since it is attributed to me by means of the link to my blog, which is clearly displayed at the top of the article.

So… what? I see no way to “fix” that one.

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Marte,

No one is calling you a thief.

Seriously… :)

Always disturbs me a little when members think we’re accusing them of stuff when we’re simply asking for supporting information [if there is any].

We don’t take it personal and it’d be less stressful for both of us if you didn’t take it personal.

I looked into your account right now and all articles are currently approved. All is good.

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Lance Winslow writes:

I hear what you are saying Chris, really I do, but personally, I take “Every Rejected Article” personally. It is a personal issue to me and to most of the writers here. Now with that said, I realize I probably shouldn’t, but I am pretty certain, I will not change my mindset on that, and due to my study of human nature, I bet others feel the same way.

I’ve never had an article rejected for plagairism, but, I’ve had duplicates due to my own errors, mostly in the beginning until I got organized. Those never concerned me.

I get upset when I feel my articles, especially on politics, get censored, due to not being politically correct. And I take it personally and as a personal challenge. Sometimes I wonder if you have a little PC Socialist Liberal algorthm in your software to reject “common sense” or reality based conservative leaning libertarian based articles and political commentary.

And although that sounds funny and utter ridiculous, it has crossed my mind. Ha ha ha.

Keep up the great work, but don’t be surprised when folks take things personally, our articles are ideas, concepts, thoughts, experience, observations, they are ours, so, they are or much of them really are personal. See that point?

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Lance,

Politics..Fun, Fun. :)

You shouldn’t take rejections personally because when we review articles, we don’t. We can’t because if we did we would lose focus of what we were reviewing and why. With 6 1/2 pages of editorial guidelines, we have a lot to remember (as do you).

One difficulty we face in reviewing political articles is the personal opinions that are often attached to them. We’re not a freedom of speech website but we do allow political opinions.

If you’re going to submit them stay away from hate speech, language that is insulting, or mud slings against an individual. These we will not accept. What we will accept are articles that contain well thought out arguments with respect to the party you are speaking of.

I’m not saying this is what you have done. These are tips for anyone submitting political articles. Also know that if the articles gets too controversial, we may put it in the personal opinion category.

I’m glad you value your article enough to challenge a rejection; you should, your writing is your experience and hard work. Understanding why we won’t allow an article is important for your future submissions and your learning. But, it’s never personal.

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Well Penny, you are right. I must say that I am hard hitting in my political articles and not afraid to say the truth.

For instance, if President Obama lies, by definition he is a liar, and thus, we should be allowed to state that fact. Just as we find out now that John Edwards lied about fathering that child in LA, he is thus, a liar. Elliot Spitzer was a lawyer and lied to the voters about being ethical – he was not; so he was a lying lawyer. Whereas, this might be considered “name-calling” it is not slander if it is the “truth” and I’d hate to see my articles reduced to only misrepresentations of the truth for not stating it, as that would make me no better than them.

Today, we see many who’ve been elected by way of mass media distortions and character assassinations, now in office, like little kids in a sand box, they run and tell the teacher; “he called me a name,” of course, no mention that they are the ones who knocked down the shining sand castle on the mound, and stole the golden shovel that built it.

So, you are right, we should just let the “Socialists” take over our nation using race-baiting techniques, hypocrite-tactics, and childish complaints of “name-calling” and continue to dish it out without taking it.

Is that your premise? Is that what EzineArticles really stands for? Socialism, PC, and censorship in the “opinion section” and category? You see, I spent 6-years listening to Los Angeles Westsiders, who called themselves liberals but were closet socialists, some communists call President Bush and Conservatives, Little Hitlers, Liars, Scum, and you name it. Now they’ve used that name-calling as a platform to get elected and control the House and Senate, White House and soon the Supreme Court. But oh, no, we better not say anything even close, even when that shoe fits them better than OJ’s glove.
So, whereas, I agree name-calling is not right and lacks decorum, not suitable for this website, which is a “cut-above” the sound and fury, chaos and controversy, and contrived and crisis driven media, still, if an author is stating fact, then, well, if those facts are accurate, I feel they should stand. But, that’s how I see it.
I’ll obviously have to post my truthful hard-hitting political commentary elsewhere. I believe, truly I do, that many of your editors here are Liberal-Obama-Rama-Socialist-Millennials and the reason they cull such articles is to protect their “savior in chief” not because of the rules in your guidelines.
Indeed, Iove EzineArticles, as much or more than the next article author, always have, still, this issue with political content, really gets my blood boiling, because we are hurting America by not allowing truthful content in this venue.

Those are my thoughts on it, thank you for explaining to me your position, and I will take this into consideration as I work towards my 20,000 article goal by Jan. 1, 2010.

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Lance Winslow writes:

Marte,

I completely understand, and yet, I know you and I know you have integrity, I know you’d never do anything like that. Not only because you are a stand up copywriter and serious about honesty and integrity, but also because professionally it would be suicide for you to plagiarize.

I also know I’ve been called some pretty disgusting things that were not even close to the truth in my life. And it took me a while to simmer down. Here is one situation.

I wrote an article in 2005. Someone took it and placed in on their blog in 2009, as if it happened yesterday. The corporation that was mentioned felt damaged and defended their integrity by trashing me online on their coporate website, which ranked extremely high. Fact is in 2005, it was the exact truth, but in 2009, the whole world had changed and their industry along with it.

The company actually thought I’d slandered them, when the misunderstanding came from someone who lifted my content from somewhere on the Internet, content that had be taken legitimately from here, but that the blogger took from the secondary and posted it without a date in the present.

Total misunderstanding, but I was called everything under the Sun over the whole ordeal, yet, I did nothing wrong. It was pretty upsetting because it was in an industry that I do a little bit of consulting in and it stained and tarnished my reputation online.

So, I know how you feel about mistakes by computers and people that label you a theif, plagairizer, or some other nonsense.

I can personally vouch for your work and integrity, and the awesome quality of your articles, sometimes I wish I had your superior skills, I bet most of the article authors here do.

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Marte Cliff writes:

Lance – Thank you for all your kind words. I appreciate your support.

You really did go through something with that old article. I hope they retracted their “trashing” when they figured out what had happened.

Old content of all kinds can cause problems, especially today with things changing so fast. I spent a couple of hours this morning trying to research information on how credit scores affect mortgage interest rates – and nearly everything I found was out of date and no longer applied.

I guess all these problems are just the price we pay for the convenience of the Internet. I, for one, wouldn’t have a business without it.

I suppose we should monitor our own articles and remove things that no longer are valid. As if we didn’t have enough to do!

Thanks again for your kindness,
Marte

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Lance Winslow writes:

Marte,

Yes, it is rather unfortunate when you are using a search engine to do serious research on important topics and all you get is old-junk. Still, sometimes you want the old stuff for the record. This is why I like that new feature at Google where you can go to the top and expand the left hand tool bar to narrow your search by date and other filters.

I’d thought about what you said, actually even had that same conversation this evening with another person about old stuff and the need to find information online. And why the most recent is indeed relevant but by the same token it’s important that folks do not cover up the reality of the previous period, even if it was only 5-years ago.

For instance, I could remove all my old articles that discuss the FED decisions under Greenspan, as he isn’t the FED Chairman anymore, and yet, those old articles are in a way ever-green because they are date stamped here, and they are an important perspective of the previous. And they give us an understanding of the flow of things, decisions and potential future changes.

If I’d removed the article in question, which was true when it was written, that wouldn’t help the history of what really happened in the world, and we shouldn’t forget the past anyway, or we are “doomed to repeat it” and in this case someone did something unethical, something they shouldn’t have; lifting content and then posting it without a date. Worst of all it was a no-nothing AdSense Blog site, the kind that clog the Internet.

So, in this case it wouldn’t have helped, but in the case of eroneous information such as that in your search on credit scores and mortages, it is more serious, because if things are changed consumers, who “need to know” get bogus information, the exact opposite of the intent of the Internet.

Perhaps, this is why I enjoy the new feature Google has, where you can find the information that’s old if you want it, and the newer information is “supposed to be” displayed first. Of course, in this case where you were doing research, the Internet failed you, and it happens way to much.

Another thing that hurts the flow of information is blogs with bad information on them, made up stuff, purported as factual.

Anyway for all those that think Marte and I got off the topic of a HAHD Challenge, let me remind you that these are topics we all should be writing about to bring about change, improving the Internet and the world of online article authoring.

Please everyone read this thread and write about this topic if it interests you. I think Marte and I touched on about 16 topics and sub-topics here, and if you choose to write about them, you are going to be 16 articles closer to your goal. Please consider this.

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Markus Taylor writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Keith Elliott writes:

Marte:

It would seem by Chris’s post above that all has been sorted out. Good show.

I have always had the impression that Chris was a pretty good guy anyway, and I really was hoping this was nothing more than a misunderstanding.

It appears that this may have been the case.

Back to work now!!

Keith

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Diana Kipka writes:

Lance,
Although this is still off-topic, I want to send a big THANX to you for the tip on using the new date/timeframe feature on Google.

I was not aware of this option but certainly see it’s vast potential now…it pays to continually explore even the most familiar territories that we regularly visit in cyberspace…

Thanks again
Diana

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Marte Cliff writes:

Lance – thanks for airing my thoughts! Just as we take a compliment personally, we do take rejection personally. We can attempt not to, but we do anyway. And yes, if we can see that it was our own error, no big deal. But those are not as serious.

My recent rejection led to my account being suspended. That’s the one that felt like a major slap and a major accusation. I did get an e-mail saying that ALL of my articles are now accepted… but nothing saying why they decided that the one that was posted on someone else’s blog was now OK.

I don’t write anything political – although from what you said, my guess is that you and I are on the same side of that issue.

But I do tone down my comments on the pharmaceutical industry that I believe is killing millions today. I kind of “assume” that if I said what I was thinking it would be rejected as too controversial – or too anti-something.

Thanks also for the tip about Google Search. I didn’t know that was an option, but now I’ll check it out. When dealing with the mortgage industry today, even a week can make a difference if you’re trying to convey current news!

Thanks to you too, Keith, for your good wishes.

And yes, I do agree with you. Chris is a good guy.

Marte

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CynthiaCharleen writes:

how many slots are left for the challenge completion?

Comment provided September 22, 2009 at 11:30 PM

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Cynthia,

Believe it or not, there are still about 70 slots available. Significantly more than a 100 authors have already submitted enough articles to qualify, but since only about 30 have submitted their prize claim to hahd@EzineArticles.com, 70 slots are still open. To qualify for the First 100 prizes, both conditions need to be met.

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Jo writes:

Hi All,
I have been facing similar issue with my ezines account – Well not exactly same as Marte, but due to a copy paste error (I had to copy to MS word – I was looking for ideas) and accidently pasted 1 to my ezines account. I am well aware of NO plagrism policy and I myself, being a content writer, hate copied content and use copyscape to pass each article I send to clients. Due to this error my account was suspended last week and even after 2/3 emails to ezines, I have not heard back from them till date – Maybe coz I have 70 plus articles pending for review in my account and they are already over burdened ? I am not really sure, but such errors/emails should be addressed atleast. Anyone knows what happens to your account in such cases ?

Comment provided September 23, 2009 at 12:22 AM

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Jo,

I cannot provide specifics on your account but it has been addressed. You can check your email for a reply from our Member Support team. :)

All,

We review all articles to ensure that they are 100% exclusively owned by you. If we find your article on the web and it is not attributed to you, your account will get suspended until we discuss it.

Some tips to avoid this from happening to you:
1. If you are going to post the same article elsewhere, please add your name to that article on that site. We use this a check to verify exclusive rights to the content and if your name is on it, it means that you own it.

2. You do not need to restrict your articles to our site. You can submit them to multiple sites if you wish. I suggest that if you do, submit them to us first especially if you choose not to add your name to your articles on another site.

3. If you have a pen name, be sure you are using it correctly. You don’t want to submit an article with us under “John Smith” and then submit it under your pen name “Jack Roberts” on another site. This is confusing to us and to your readers. You build credibility in your brand by associating your content with the same name. Your readers will lose trust in you if you do this and we won’t accept your article.

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Jo writes:

Thanks Penny :)

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Melissa writes:

I did it!!! I submitted my email to request my prize because all my 101 submissions have been accepted.

This was great!!

Write On!! :)

Melissa

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Melissa writes:

I did it!!! I submitted my email to request my prize because all my 101 submissions have been approved.

This was great!!

Write On!! :)

Melissa

Comment provided September 24, 2009 at 9:47 AM

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Marc writes:

Melissa,

Congratulations! I’m looking at your email now – it safely made the trip to our headquarters. =)

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V K Rajagopalan writes:

Great!

I completed more than 100 articles in Aug-09 under pen name “R Kalpana” and I have also sent the email for prize claim.

Now, let me see how many more articles I can submit by 08-Nov :)

Raj

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Faisal Farrukh writes:

Hi
Is this HAHD program still on? I just found the mail in my junk folder last night! Please let me know quickly.
Thanks
Faisal

Comment provided September 25, 2009 at 3:05 AM

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Is this #HAHD challenge still on?

Didn’t you read anything in this post?

;-)

Yes, it’s still on. You’ve got till November 8th.

Go for it.
-Chris

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Faisal Farrukh writes:

Thanks Chris!

I already have some 15 for review. Shall submit more from today. I hope you will consider me.

Let me see the race now.

Thanks Chris.

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Chris, Today EzineArticles.com confirmed their acceptance publish my very first article submission. A result of stopping long enough from working in my business, towards working on my business, a by-product being to share what I know with others.

I welcome this Challenge to help remind me to consolidate a daily writing habit. Therefore I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

If nothing else this will continue to move me towards exciting horizons. Regards Melody

Comment provided September 26, 2009 at 7:16 PM

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Darren Welder writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 7:39 AM

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Daniel Welborn writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 4:06 PM

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Clive Anderson writes:

How can I say this without sounding a little selfish… I think I will just say it and hope that readers will know what I mean.

I see that the 100 slots are going like wildfire now, which is a shame as it leaves little chance of Article Writers like myself the opportunity to achieve that target when I am only just over the halfway mark.

Don’t get me wrong, I think I am doing ok and on track to hit my 100 Articles by November 8th, but I currently can only write one or two articles a day.

This means that I will probably not get the Invitation to a private 4-hour Article Marketing Teleseminar hosted by Chris Knight.

It just seems that those who will actually get that invite are the writers who know a lot of what he will be sharing and the new guys like myself that are just starting out in this formula of marketing and could probably get more benefit out of such an offer will miss the boat.

I know it is down to me and all the positive affirmations etc, and of course I am and will continue to give it everything I have got to get there, but I just thought it was a statement that was worth sharing and throwing in the pot…

Warm Regards

Clive

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 4:45 PM

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Clive,

An analogy:

I run full and half marathons. To qualify for the Boston Marathon… known as the premier marathon event in the country, I have to run a full marathon under 3 hours and 15 minutes for my age. I can run at that pace for about 10 miles but not 26.2 miles yet…therefore, I’m disqualified from even being able to ENTER the Boston Marathon.

The first mover advantage component to this #HAHD competition is just that…to reward those who can accomplish it.

To the rest, know that there will always be other competitions in the future…keep doing your best till then. :-) …meanwhile, it looks like you are on track to complete the 100 articles before Nov 8th and that already puts you in a rare group!

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Chris,

Very good, your analogy is certainly a good one. And maybe a little sad too.

It also goes without saying that what you have said is very true and nicely put.

I shall and continue to press on at the pace that I am able to, I really do want to create more quality than quantity, however quantity for targets and competitions :-) …are important too.

Thanks again,

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Robert Hillman writes:

Hi Clive,

Don’t give up Clive, a few suggestions would be perhaps set a limit of about 260 words for your articles, write shorter,laser targeted articles.
There is also an interview that Chris did a short time ago with fellow Expert Author Dan Ho. Extremely good listening, more gold nuggets in this audio than I could talk about. It is available as a free download on Dan’s web site affiliatearticlewriters.com/

Warm Regards

Rob H

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 8:41 PM

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Rob,

Thank you for your good advise, I can see that writing shorter articles would benefit, however once I start writing I cannot seem to gauge an article in terms of words.

Giving up is neither in my nature or vocabulary, and would certainly never be an option. :-) In the words of Will Smith the Actor. “There’s no need to have a Plan B – It only distracts you from Plan A.”

I’m more than 95% sure that Article Marketing is the way forward for the Anderson camp so looks like I am here to stay …hopefully, providing I make it to Platinum.

Once I start writing it just seems to flow. I suppose I could split them, but again it is knowing at what point.

I must really thank you for the link to the Dan Ho and Chris Knight interview. I can only state further that anyone serious about Article Marketing or Affiliate Marketing take an hour out of their life and listen to how professional Chris actually is. They both know their business, but Chris impressed me no-end…

Thank you again Rob, it is really nice to know there are others out there that are willing to listen and help. You needn’t have posted a reply, but you did and that reply was wise and exceptionally helpful.

Thanks :-)

Warm Regards

Clive

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Thanks Rob & Clive!

Here’s a link to the free MP3 & PDF 26 page transcript:

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Jo writes:

Hi All – I have submitted over 100+ articles since the beginning of this amazing new contest. I have even send an email to claim my prize but haven’t heard back from EzineArticles team. Does that mean I qualify for the first 100 slot ? Or should I expect some sort of confirmatory email ?

Comment provided September 28, 2009 at 4:36 AM

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Lisa writes:

Jo, You should have received a notification that they received your request. How long ago did they put it in for you? I’m sure they will be able to check for you if you didn’t get your confirmation. You should have still made it in the top 100. They said they were going to announce once the first 100 were taken and I have not heard that yet.

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Lisa writes:

Sorry, I meant to say “how long ago did you send your request”. My mind is going in so many directions today. Can I blame it on Monday-itis?

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Jo writes:

Hi Lisa – I sent my request 5 days ago.

Comment provided September 28, 2009 at 2:17 PM

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Lisa writes:

Jo,

I’m sure if they see this post, they will take care of you but I would suggest forwarding your original request to hahd@EzineArticles once again and stating that you wanted to check status because you did not get a confirmation. They’ll take care of you.

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Marc writes:

Jo, Lisa and All #HAHD Participants,

We have hahd@EzineArticles.com set up to auto-respond with a confirmation email. In Jo’s case, and all others, a confirmation email is sent upon receipt of the request, so you may want to check your spam folder.

Let me reiterate: When you’ve submitted 100 articles, send us an email. We will cross check all the dates and qualifications at the end of the ENTIRE CHALLENGE to confirm both our first 100 qualifiers and all qualifiers. The email you send only serves to notify us that you have intentionally reached 100 articles as part of the #HAHD challenge, and not simply because you’re a prolific author who may have no interest in competing.

Please do not send multiple email requests or attempt to get any member support via this email address. All member support questions, including article count or status questions, need to be handled directly through Member Support.

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Lisa writes:

There ya go, Jo. Don’t send another one (my apologies) unless you discover you sent to the wrong email the first time. If you sent to the correct email, the auto-confirmation may have went to your spam.

Thanks Marc!

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Nick East writes:

Hi i confirm that i have taken up the 100 day challenge to write one article a day! phewwww !

Comment provided September 29, 2009 at 5:04 PM

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Jo writes:

Yups got a confirmation that I completed the challenge. Yay yay :) Hope I made the first 100 !

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Jo, I am certain you made the first 100. I completed the challenge today and made the first 100 as well. They still have about 35 spots left for that, if I am not mistaken.

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Jo writes:

Thanks Connie. How do you know you made the first 100 ? Coz Marc mentioned above that we will be sent an email AFTER the competition ends ? :)

Comment provided September 29, 2009 at 10:18 PM

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Marc writes:

Jo, Connie and All #HAHD Participants,

As of the moment of this writing, there are still 42 First 100 slots available. I’m still amazed at how many authors have qualified for #HAHD, yet how few have submitted the prize request necessary to qualify for the First 100 prizes! I guess it helps to thoroughly read the contest rules.

Watch the blog for notification that all the First 100 slots are filled. Until then, any author who has qualified for #HAHD and then submits a prize request will receive a First 100 prize package.

The key to winning all the prizes is this:
– Write quickly
– Write and submit often
– When you reach 100 articles submitted, send a prize request email to hahd@EzineArticles.com
– Keep writing and submitting (just in case any of your articles don’t get approved on the first pass)
– Keep writing and submitting
– Write and submit some more articles
– Write a few article sets, then submit them
– Write and submit a few more
– Rake in the prizes at the end of the challenge! =)

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Marc said yesterday there were still about 40 spots left in the first 100, so I know those were not taken by today.

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Nancy writes:

Congrats to those of you who have done your 100 already! Boy, oh boy, this gives me hope that if you can do it in half the time, I still have time! Whoo, hoo!!

Comment provided September 30, 2009 at 10:19 AM

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Jo writes:

Lol. Thx Marc. Even though I have qualified.. I am still writing and submitting more :)

Comment provided October 1, 2009 at 3:30 AM

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Nicola Karesh writes:

I knew there was a reason that I came here tonight! Sounds like a fun way to stay focused!

Comment provided October 4, 2009 at 10:12 PM

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Nancy writes:

Help! I’m waiting for my author membership level to be changed so that I can submit more articles…. But, I’m still writing.

I’ll have them ready to drop in when the time comes.

Good luck to all of us!

Comment provided October 5, 2009 at 11:22 AM

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Larry Moore writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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BET writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Would some kind soul tell me how to link my article to my webpage? I have tried every combination of URLs. Meanwhile, I’ll write articles. TIA Bette

Comment provided October 6, 2009 at 1:28 AM

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This article tells you want you’re looking for:


Essential HTML Skills For Article Authors – 7 Tips

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BET writes:

Thank you. At this rate, I may be ready for the next challenge. >)

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Reina writes:

Chris,
This gives me one more reason to write more articles! Count me in.

Reina

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Mike Bond writes:

Another silly question from he who’s mentally challenged.
Do you yourselves count the number of articles someone’s written, or do we as the writers have to? If the latter, I haven’t a clue how many I’ve written to date for the HAHD.
I really want to finish this challenge, but as other writers have noted, clouds get in the way! Please would you kindly help me with this question, though? If you would tell me how many I’ve written so far, I’ll make a point of keeping track from now on,
Many thanks and best wishes,
Mike

Comment provided October 6, 2009 at 8:48 AM

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Mike,

Sorry, we don’t have a tool to make this easy for you or us to tell you how many you’ve done so far or how many you have left to go.

One rudimentary way to tell where you stand:

Go to AUTHOR TOOLS, VIEW MY ARTICLE REPORTS and you’ll see that they are listed by PUB DATE order from newest to oldest.

Since you know the competition started August 1st, just copy and paste the whole bunch of data of your article title list from August 1st thru today and paste that into your handy-dandy text editor tool that includes a line count on the left (EditPlus is what I use and recommend).

When I do that with your data, I see you’re at 35 articles live and 4 pending which means you most likely submitted 39 articles so far since the competition began and have 61 to go.

Everyone else who has this same question:

Either do the above suggestion to get a rough guess or if you absolutely must know, email our member support team privately and within a week we’ll get back to you.

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Nancy writes:

Hi,
I’ve been counting the articles by the name I call them on my computer.

I started with Beggars can’t be choosers, so each one is Beggars 1, Beggars 2 and so forth. When I hit Beggars 100, I know I’ve done it!

Good luck to you all! I love this.

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Everyone,

I hope all is going well and you are happy…

Here’s a silly question that perhaps is a little, no actually a lot off of topic, but I thought just as easy to ask here than submit an email to support. Only as I thought it would be an issue other members had come across before.

I’ll put it how I think it probably is, but if I am offline or wrong please feel free to pick me up where need be.

I want to write quite a long article and rather than simply have one long one I wanted to break it down into several smaller articles.

Ami I right in thinking that in order to do this I should use exactly the same title all through the series and at the end of each title add Part One, Part Two etc?

On top of that should I add Anything to the end of each part stating that this article is part of a series and see Part Two etc to continue reading this article.

Or am I barking up completely the wrong tree.

Any help offered or light that anyone can shed on this matter will be received most gratefully. :-)

Thanks in advance…

Warm Regards,

Clive

Comment provided October 6, 2009 at 12:26 PM

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Clive,

Great Question.

First, I want to express my thoughts on articles parts. They’re not the best and we prefer that you don’t use them. Here’s why:

1) They are not distribution friendly and your chances of getting your articles republishes decreases.

2) They rarely are successful at standing alone, and for the same reasons, become cumbersome to read because the reader has to visit more than one article to get the maximum experience.

Now, if you have an article that is long and you want to break it up into smaller parts, you can do this in chunks. I would recommend that you find the key points that you want to hammer out and individualize each article to deliver on each one of those points. This way each article has a topic and you are able to narrow in your focus to each point. This gives you the opportunity to generate KEY points that you may not have wanted to discuss in a longer article.

Here are a few blog discussions that we have had on this before and I think you would all benefit from them:

http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2007/05/convert-article-parts-to-stand-alone.html#more-965
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2008/07/top-7-tips-creates-8-articles.html
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/06/write-with-distribution-in-mind.html#more-1442

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Penny,

Thank you for your honesty and taking the time to compile your worthwhile detailed reply to my post.

I totally take on board what it is that you are saying here as well as understanding your viewpoint.

Not only that, but for the principles that you ahve stated I wholeheartedly agree.

As you may be aware, I have already submitted a couple of lengthy articles over two or three entries. I have tried to do this using your key points principles, but in some instances it does not always turn out the way it was perhaps intended.

I’m ok with the non recognition for for articles I do in this fashion as they are done for basically sharing rather than gaining.

In the future I will give any articles I create in this way much more attention in trying to create them using the key points scheme that you suggest and of course as they are not greatly liked will try my best to steer clear altogether where possible.

Perhaps I will just allow the long articles to be exactly that…

One other thing is anyone reads this! Why is it that some people here have a photo attached to their posts HERE and others do not. After all I have my photo attached to my account. Is it perhaps to scary to show people without forewarning them? :-)

Thank you again for you help and great guidance.

Warm Regards

Clive

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Lisa writes:

Clive,

They are Gravatars. See: http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/07/gravatars-come-to-EzineArticles.html

Pretty nifty :)

Lisa

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Lisa,

What can I say… :-) Thank you.

Pretty nifty indeed, gravatars huh, well they say you should learn something new everyday, and today you have been my teacher.

I reckon if I stuck around here long enough asking questions that pretty soon I would have a degree in article writing and everything associated.

Thank you again, very kind.

Warm Regards,

The now visible, Clive

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Lisa writes:

Very welcome, Clive!

EzineArticles should set up a forum so we could have all this great information that comes out it these blog threads in one place (and organized).

There are a lot of golden nuggets in these blog thread comments that we can all learn from!

Have a great day,
Lisa

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Nancy writes:

Hi Clive,

I’m going to take a shot at this, because I have just done the same thing, although not for this challenge. That was what I did. It was a four part article.

Comment provided October 6, 2009 at 1:17 PM

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Keith Elliott writes:

Clive:
Thanks for posting that question – I want to do the same thing, except I can see that I may need 6 or 7 articles to cover what I need to do. And none of them will be any too short.
Keith

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Piyali writes:

I am just confused whether you need to have a platinum membership to be in the challenge? Write now I am in basic membership and waiting for an upgrade to my membership status.

Comment provided October 6, 2009 at 11:39 PM

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We review membership accounts daily for potential upgrade, but are backed up by a full week right now.

Know we will get to your account very soon.

More on membership status level upgrades:
Platinum status – [PDF]

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Marc writes:

Piyali,

Platinum membership is NOT necessary to compete in the challenge.

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Nancy writes:

Keep writing!

I have been waiting also, but trust that this will be cleared up before the end of the competition. I am grateful that I ran out of submissions now, rather than two weeks from now!

Keep writing.

I am finding that I’m writing more quickly and better! This is well worth the work, even if we don’t get to succeed for the competition. We will succeed anyway.

Thanks to EzineArticles!

PS, I would like a mug though…

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Robert Choat writes:

I started late in this contest. After I’m approve for the higher levels, I’ll submit more articles (some of which are already done). I plan on reaching the 100 mark by the completion date or sooner. That will challenge me to do 3-4 articles per day. As of this writing I’m on my 19th.

Comment provided October 8, 2009 at 1:57 PM

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Tom Womack writes:

I’d love to participate but for the 2nd time, my submission limit has been met ?

I’m encouraged to submit more articles but now, for the 2nd time, message says I can’t submit any more until review by the EzineArticles editorial staff.

I haven’t seen this in the guidelines anywhere, thought once we had passed initial stages of acceptance, you wanted us to continue submitting articles on a regular basis.

Comment provided October 8, 2009 at 3:24 PM

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Tom,

Check your email for a response from our Member Support team.

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Nancy writes:

Robert and Tom,

Me too. I started late and need 3 or 4 articles a day to complete the challenge. I’m banking articles. I have some in, one pending, and that’s my last before platinum. I have 10 in the bank (saved on my computer) waiting for platinum! Whoo, hoo!.

There’s a reason they call it platinum. My writing is getting better and better, and faster and faster with every day spent on this challenge. At first, I thought I was doing well to write one or two articles a day….

Good luck to you all!

Comment provided October 9, 2009 at 8:56 AM

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Robert Choat writes:

Nancy,
I have 12 in the bank right now and working on 3-4 per day until I reach 100+ total articles. Also I still have to get to platinum status. If not on time at least I’ll have the experience of writing that many articles and plan on continuing the same though not at that rate – maybe 2 per day until I reach 1000.

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Nancy writes:

Christopher,

The end date is November 8th. Does that mean that all articles have to be submitted by that date, or approved by that date?

I’ll try to be done early, but this is a challenge to me…. LOL.

Thanks,
Nancy

Comment provided October 9, 2009 at 8:59 AM

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Nancy writes:

Hi Robert,

Next challenge, to 1000! Great idea. I’m in!

Thanks for the idea. What’s your area?

Nancy

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Robert Choat writes:

Nancy,

My main focus is peak performance with other areas regarding leadership, hypnosis, and NLP.

And yours?

Bob :-)

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Robert Choat writes:

And fitness…

Bob :-)

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They must be SUBMITTED by 11:59PM CDT Sunday, November 8th.

They do not have to be approved by that date.

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Diana Kipka writes:

Chris
I’m not familiar with CDT in time…what is its relation to EST?

Thanx
Diana K

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CDT or CST means Central Daylight Time or Central Standard Time.

ie: Same time as Chicago or Mexico City.

ie: -5 Hours Daylight Saving Time from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) or UT (Universal Time)

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Nancy writes:

HI Robert,

Law of Attraction, some NLP, hypnosis, dreams as they support LOA.

And, then the areas of life affected by our attitudes, and positive thinking (LOA) such as health, and finance.

We’re like cousins!

Nancy

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Robert Choat writes:

Nancy,

Excellent! Yes, we are kindred spirits. Keep yourself moving forward as you reach 100 articles and beyond.

Bob :-)

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John Eather writes:

I look forward to meeting this challenge and future challenges over and over again.

Comment provided October 10, 2009 at 5:46 AM

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Steve writes:

Hi All

Oops I seem to have arrived a little late to the challenge but hey I will still give it a good go.

I hope everyone is doing well with their own challenges.

Best regards
Steve

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Edward Smith writes:

Only just seen this, but count me in.

Comment provided October 11, 2009 at 7:45 AM

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Joshua writes:

I have an article which has been flagged as being a problem.

I have used the contact form from the link in the email they send me to contact support but still no reply. Should I use the contact feature from within the author dashboard?

I want to know what is wrong in my article. It’s the first time that i get this type of problem

Comment provided October 11, 2009 at 8:12 AM

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Lisa writes:

Joshua,

I suggest you stick to exactly how you contacted them. Help requests have ticket numbers associated with them which help the staff identify the problem with your account. Also, if you send another request, it will be bumped to the bottom of the list and will just take even longer to get to anyway.

I don’t know how long you’ve been waiting but I know they are a bit backed up and trying to get to everyone quickly. I’m sure you’re in the queue somewhere so I would just be patient.

In the meantime, just keep writing. Don’t worry about it too much. Once you find out the reason for the flag, it will help you avoid it in the future.

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Joshua,

It appears you contacted us via our PUBLIC contact us page. In terms of priority, these are the emails that we respond to last or about a full two week delay right now.

For faster service, always contact us from within your membership interface in the upper right corner button that says, “CONTACT”…

Your ticket is on deck for response today.

Everyone else:

We hired several new Member Support team members weeks ago and another who started training today. It takes us 5-6 weeks to fully train new member support people which means when we get behind, we’re unable to catch up fast; but we have hired beyond our expected incoming email demand and hope to be meeting our internal member support response speed targets in 2-3 weeks.

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R Kalpana writes:

I have a similar case as Joshua.

An article which I had submitted on 27-Sep-09 was flagged. I was asked to contact support to know the reason for the flagging.

I have written to support and have, in fact, sent two reminders till date.

But I am yet to hear from them as to the reason for the flagging.

I cannot correct the article unless I know what the problem is.

Hope I will get a reply soon.

Raj

Comment provided October 11, 2009 at 10:38 AM

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We’re backed up on responses by about 5-7 days for Platinum members and 12 days for Basic members.

I see your (4) open emails in our ticket system and they will most likely be answered in the next day as they are processed in the order they came in.

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They usually tell you what rule you have not followed when they send out that email. Sometimes it is that your article does not fulfill the titl’s promise, or that you have too many keywords within the article. They are very reasonable.

Comment provided October 11, 2009 at 3:25 PM

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi

Still writing articles for the challenge.

Is there any places left in the first 100 as I know that more than 100 have finished the challenge but had not requested the prize place.

I will still finish the challenge but would still like to know.

Cheers

Donna

Good luck to everyone that has come late

Comment provided October 12, 2009 at 3:14 AM

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Marc writes:

Donna and ALL #HAHD CHALLENGERS,

As of this writing, there are still 34 slots available for First 100 qualifiers. Many, many more have reached 100 submitted articles, but only 66 have sent in a prize request email. Remember, you must be one of the first 100 authors to submit 100 qualifying articles AND send a price request email to hahd@EzineArticles.com in order to receive the First 100 prize package.

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Rick Weaver writes:

I have sent several emails to hahd@EzineArticles.com announcing my completion of the challenge. I have heard nothing back. Is it possible I am being blocked by a spam filter?

Comment provided October 13, 2009 at 9:41 AM

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Marc writes:

Rick,

We’ve received your email request and I’ve confirmed that a response email was sent to you. Is it possible we’re being blocked by your spam filter? ;-)

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Hello Chris,

By God’s grace, I have successfully completed 100 articles. But I am a little curious to know if I made it to the first 100.

Thanks,
Yogitha Ramamoorthy

Comment provided October 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM

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Marc writes:

Yogitha and All HAHD Challengers,

There are still 27 slots available for the First 100 prizes, so if you’ve submitted a prize claim email to hahd@EzineArticles.com AND submitted 100 qualifying articles already, you’re in!

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G. W. Smikle writes:

I have started late, but I am going to give this a shot. Its always great to have a challenge and this one is worthwhile.

Comment provided October 16, 2009 at 3:20 PM

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Just completed submission of the 101 article for this challenge. Sent the email as noted. Glad to have this goal complete ahead of schedule.

Article marketing is for me the most effective marketing strategy and the most cost efficient. The added value as I have written before is the more you write the better you think and the better you think the more you write. Thanks again to Ezine for this opportunity.

Comment provided October 17, 2009 at 2:53 PM

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Diana Kipka writes:

Hi Leanne
Wanted to say thanx for your encouraging POV and hope that you don’t mind if I adopt the following phrase/theme as my mantra…”the more you write the better you think and the better you think the more you write.”

Cheers
Diana

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Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Comment provided October 18, 2009 at 3:27 PM

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Diana – Please feel free to use that observation. As someone who has spoken on the value of article marketing and also use this statement when working with educators, I truly believe it its power.

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Allison writes:

It’s 21st October and I’ve got just twelve articles to go! I fell behind when I went on holiday for a week but I’ve since caught up and got ahead again.

Looking forward to succeeding in the next week!

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Just posted my 19,000 th article, all written by me, without the aid of any derivative software, PLR junk or ghost writers, I can tell you this, my HAHD is starting to feel like ADHD as my brain is tired. I was hoping to make 1,000 articles during the contest, but I lost count at 483, and I am so beat up from all this hard work I have no idea what number I am on. I hope all you out there are doing better than me right now, I am pooped.

Comment provided October 21, 2009 at 7:37 AM

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Lisa writes:

Awesome job, Lance!

Today makes 1 year since I signed up with EzineArticles and my original goal was to have 1,000 by then, which I made.

I also pledged a personal goal of doing 1,000 for this HAHD but I lost count as well. I think I am around 400 so I will fall short of that goal but it’s been fun!

I write so much for my daily job that sometimes my EzineArticles are such a great break from the routine.

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Nancy writes:

Congratulations Lance. I have been underestimating all the writing that people do and yesterday realized that many of you have written a tremendous amount! Good for you.

Nancy

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Lisa writes:

Lance is correct when he says there are certain techniques and steps you can follow to learn to write more in less time and without losing quality or falling to “cheating” shortcut methods.

I highly encourage anyone to take him up on offers to help. I’m also open to people who want to email me or talk to me on Twitter (yes, I know some people hate that place :p) about writing questions. I also post articles and blogs regularly about how to write faster and better.

There are many awesome resources from EzineArticles and the authors here that can help- articles, blog postings and their comments sections, videos, FAQs and so much more! By helping each other, we help EzineArticles be a better place- which in turn, helps us all.

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Keith Elliott writes:

Lance, that is truly outstanding! I’m still trying for my HAHD! A little perseverence and I think I will get there. Congratulations on 19,000 and good luck on your goal of 20,000 by 2010.

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John writes:

I have submitted more than 100 articles in the last
couple of weeks. They have all being approved but
most are scheduled to be posted daily up until
January 2010. Since they have been already being
submitted and approved, doesn’t that make me
qualified for the HAHD contest already?

Comment provided October 21, 2009 at 8:51 AM

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Marc writes:

John,

That would be correct. The HAHD Challenge qualification guidelines are based on the date of SUBMISSION, not the date of approval or publication. Provided that the article is submitted within the challenge dates and is approved, it qualifies.

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John writes:

That’s good to know. Thanks for the quick
response and yes, that makes I have made
it, :D I sure hope I am one of those lucky
ones chosen for the grand prizes!

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Congratulations to Lance, Lisa, and Leanne! I met the HAHD goal in 58 days, so I am very happy. It is interesting to see that we all have different goals that work for us.
Lance – I have followed you since starting online and have always done my own writing as well. There are people on page 1 of the ‘experts’ who have others do all of their writing. I understand that they are still following the rules of this site, but I find it much more satisfying to write my own articles.
Good luck to all – article writing and marketing has changed my life forever, by bringing me business and turning me into a published author.

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Lisa writes:

Thanks Connie, I usually follow your articles when auto-tweeted and find them interesting and useful. Keep up the great work!

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Everyone,

Having just made Platinum yesterday I am still pretty much on a high, but then I see how many Articles you guys are able to do in such short periods and think you are all pretty amazing.

When it comes to goals and targets you are certainly setting the benchmarks for the rest of us mere mortals to head for.

I for one hold you in the highest of respects.

Thank you for sharing…

Warm Regards,

Clive

Comment provided October 21, 2009 at 2:46 PM

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Robert Choat writes:

Clive,

Congratulations! Now it’s time to get rolling on the submissions, right? You can even bank some of them on your computer and then submit them later, that’s what I’m doing. I currently have 25 banked and 34 more to go to reach 100. I made Platinum level earlier this month.

Cheers,

Bob :-)

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I remember that day too! I ran around the house shouting; I’ve been accepted!

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Clive Anderson writes:

Yes I’m pretty excited right about now, not only does it feel like I have achieved something pretty major, but am now well in the grove for making bigger and brighter things attainable.

Almost like being accepted for an important club…
I’m so near to the 100 that I can taste it, with less than twenty to go I can really see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This is more important to me to achieve as a goal rather than the qualification prizes as it will then be the stepping stone towards my target of 500 Articles for my first year with EzineArticles.com.

I have no idea how some of you seem to be able to write several articles in a day, but I could certainly use some of it, lol. I guess it is just another learning curve, the more I do the better I will get at doing more in a shorter period of time.

If I can write 500 articles by July 21st 2010 I will be a very happy man…

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Lisa writes:

Awesome! You can do it, Clive. I just hit 1 year yesterday. Was a nice feeling seeing what I had accomplished in that time :)

Lisa

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Well, I know the feeling, and best of all – it gets easier as you go. Boy at first it was really hard for me, I wasn’t a writer, I even got a D+ in journalism class, the worst grade I ever got in all of my schooling, totally devastated, now I’d like to find that teacher and show her some articles! Whoorah!

Go get em’ Clide, and it’s going to do great for your online businesses.

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Clive Anderson writes:

Lisa / Lance,

I raise my hat to you both…

It is pretty amazing what you are both capable of and I shall use your achievements as something for myself to aspire to.

Thank you for the uplifting and kind words, (even if you did get my name wrong Lance).

Warm Rehards,

Clive

Comment provided October 22, 2009 at 1:13 PM

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Sorry about that Clive, I guarantee that won’t happen again. I won’t begin to tell you how many people botch my name both first and last. Now I know how they feel, ouch!

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Clive Anderson writes:

Not a problem Lance,

It is an issue of minor importance… unless you were writing me out a cheque(check) of course. :-)

I promise never to mention it again, just so long as you share your wisdom as to what it takes to be such a successful article writer.

On a serious note, if I might ask. At what point would you say roughly, you would expect someone to see a beneficial growth of business from writing articles?

500 articles, 1,000 articles, 1500 articles or more.

Lance please don’t feel obligated I am just shooting in the dark as I can obvioulsly see you have accomplished this over and over. It would just be nice to hear what it actually takes from someone that can not only talk the talk, but has walked the walk…

Thank You,

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Keith Elliott writes:

Clive:
Somewhere on the site Chris Knight has a comment something to the effect that the magic number is somewhere between 250 and 2,500 articles. I know that is quite a range, but gives us something to aim for. I believe it was in an interview he did, as I remember hearing it on audio about two or three weeks ago.
Lance may well have had a different experience, being the consummate expert he is at this.

Keith

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Clive, I do also remember the audio Keith refers too, it sounds reasonable. Still, what I have found to be most important is consistency over time. I know for a 3-year priod I was averaging 13-articles a day. I guarantee you, you don’t need that many. 2-articles a day would be “killer” for article marketing. But, I do also think you need a good base of articles and so, Kieth’s comments are completely apropos here.

Mostly, what I found is that if I write “trendy” popular articles about Paris Hilton type stuff, then it is those clients that come to my website. I found out, they ARE NOT my target market, so that is something to think about. You need to write about things that your “ideal client” or customer is interested in. But by the same token, do not assume too much, play around with it a bit. I remember in my days of franchising, I thought I had the perfect “franchisee type” in mind and always looked for them. Turns out my perfect clients I thought would succeed the most, were not our top performers. So, remember that tid bit too.

Now in retirement, I run a Think Tank and so, I have to try to guess what high IQ people might be thinking about and guess what? Yah, I know you already know this but they do not care what Brittney Spear’s dog had for breakfast, so I have to write articles that would have me in front of my potential think tank members; nano-tech, climate science, geo-politcs, book reviews, UAVs, artificial intelligence, design, personal tech, etc.

If you will think of it not in quantity but go into the minds of your future customers, and write articles for each of those “types of people” and perhaps 1-2 per week for each major type of personality within your niche. I do not mean to complicate your question or dodge it, it’s just this is what I’ve found, and it really is sound advice. I am winning in that regard, I am finding the right people for my article marketing efforts. So, try to think of it in those terms, rather than just “X number” of articles. I hope that helps.

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Clive Anderson writes:

Lance Thank you for not only taking the time to answer my question, but to cover the ground with such great detail and explanation is more than I could have hoped for.

In fact I am pretty glad that you stated what you have as that is pretty much where I am at, at least with the variation side of things, I even created a brand new website simply to cover one area that I not only have a keen interest in myself, but also know it is a booming market place, so hopefully I am getting something right.

You say not to write 13 articles a day… You have no idea how glad I am that you stated that as to be honest I doubt I could do half of that figure, but the one or two quality articles should certainly be more than achievable. (Probably the latter)

I will certainly take on-board your quote about putting myself into the minds of my future customers, I think this is not just good advice, but worth its weight in gold, a good point to focus on with every sentence I feel.

Having heard both you and Keith mention an Audio with Chris I remembered myself that I had heard him mention a figure on the interview with Dan Ho (Scaling Article Writing & Marketing For Affiliate Marketers), but it is always nice to get additional clarification and added beneficial information from someone who also knows what lies ahead when it comes to relatively new members like myself.

http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/06/scaling-article-marketing-for-affiliates-the-pdf.html

I cannot thank you enough Lance for your clarification, to the point of printing it off so I have a target clear in my mind on a day to day basis. I do have plenty of wall space left however, so anything else you may think I could benefit or gain guidance from would certainly get my full attention.

Thank you again.

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Keith Elliott writes:

Clive:
I can shed a little more light on the subject you are discussing. Several weeks ago, I was on another site of which I am a member, and one of the fairly new people was able to provide us with information on this very subject.

He was doing article marketing only, and in the short span of less than 3 months had managed to get 700 articles up. I don’t think it would be proper here to quote his exact income over a 4 month period, starting from zero, but I will say this.

His 4th month produced well over $6,000 in income from his article marketing efforts.

So, there we have a number which worked extremely well for this individual.

From having several PM’s with this fellow back and forth, it is safe to say that he was spending 12 to 16 hours every day getting his program off the ground. At the end of his initial success, he cautioned others not to go to quite such extremes, as he finally suffered from a severe bout of exhaustion. He is fine now, and continues to write.

It should go without saying that he did not use any kind of article spinning software.

Keith

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Diana Kipka writes:

Hi Keith
I just read your bio and we both came to Canada in the same year – I was extremely young LOL…how about you? Our family settled in Ontario – I currently live in TO.

I was wondering if I could get the name of the site that you refer to in your post…you can send it to my email if you prefer dkipka@primus.ca
…definitely would appreciate it

Cheers
Diana

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Angela Wills writes:

I’m really late to the game as I was just clicking around my EzineArticles account and followed the link.

But I know there’s time left at least to get the mug and mouse pad, and of course the benefits of all those articles.

My goal will be 10 per day for 8 days as I have submitted 21 articles since August 1st. I’ve got at least 50 articles I’ve written already that just need little tweaking so this should be very do-able! Thanks for the challenge.

Angela

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Nancy writes:

Angela,
I’m not finished either, but I’m routing for you. I just finally hit 13 articles written in one day, and am so happy to know I can do it. — You can too.

Keep at it!

– Nancy

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Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Comment provided October 25, 2009 at 12:41 PM

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Angela Wills writes:

Hey Tara! Good luck, you can do it :)

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Angela Wills writes:

Ohh I didn’t realize you were already done. Congrats! What an accomplishment!

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Just submitted my 103rd article (just a couple more for good measure) for the challenge and sent my email to hahd@EzineArticles.com. Thanks Connie Ragen Green for your inspiration and EzineArticles for the challenge!

Comment provided October 25, 2009 at 12:48 PM

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Jeff Herring writes:

TARA! – Congrats and I’m really really proud of you. I can’t wait to hear the reports about the traffic you are getting…

I’m not one to normally say “I told you so” but I will now because I told you that YOU CAN DO IT!

Big Smile & High 5!

Jeff

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Thank you Jeff! What a relief to have this done. Today was the last big batch of editing, posting to my blogs, and then posting to EzineArticles.com. I submitted a couple more just in case :)

Tara

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Bonzai Tara! Way to go.

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Tara – you are such an inspiration to me and to so many of my other students. I’d love to interview you about this so they can see that I’m not the only one who writes so much, and that it can be done even if you have other time commitments. Keep up the fantastic work!
Connie

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Riz writes:

I just completed the 100 articles submission onto ezine. Also, I have sent the mail to hahd@EzineArticles.com…may I know whether is there still vaccancies to fill up in the top 100 claimers?

Comment provided October 29, 2009 at 6:07 AM

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Riz:

Congratulations on completing your 100 ezine article submissions. I assume there are still some open places — there were some as of Sunday. I’m thinking they’ll be posting again how many spaces are still available. Nothing like a contest to inspire us to write like crazy! I’m so happy for your success. Now we can both get some rest :)

Have a fabulous day Riz.

Kind Regards,
Tara Kachaturoff

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Riz writes:

Thanks a lot Tara.

And..Good Day to you too:)

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Marc writes:

Riz, Tara and ALL #HAHD CHALLENGERS,

As of this writing, there are still 11 slots available for First 100 qualifiers. Many, many more have reached 100 submitted articles, but only 89 have sent in a prize request email.

Remember everybody, you must be one of the first 100 authors to submit 100 qualifying articles AND send a price request email to hahd@EzineArticles.com in order to receive the First 100 prize package. =)

Comment provided October 29, 2009 at 11:56 AM

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Marc,

That really is good news and has given me a bit more umph… I am ONLY 4 articles away from the magic 100 target.

Therefore hopefully in the next couple of days there will still be at least a couple of slots left and I intend to have my name on one of them.

Thanks again for the heads up…

Warm Regards,

Clive :-)

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Glad to know that I submitted my request and saved the email from HAHD on 10/20/2009. Funny, I wrote an article on how people fail to follow directions.

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Keith Elliott writes:

Clive:

Only 4 to do yesterday…are you done now? Finally got my 100th in last night (late) but will keep on going. You were 6 ahead of me when you posted. I guess we will find out when the first 100 to register their request is done.
Good luck!

Keith

Comment provided October 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Keith,

Phew! I have just this minute completed the 100th one, but still awaiting clarification as to whether they will be accepted.

Have sent an email to support in the hope that they have not yet gone home for the weekend as I will be on tenderhooks if I have to wait until monday to know if I can send an email to receive one of the first 100 prize package.

I’m really hoping they will get my email and hopefully get my articles through… At least that way I will get some sleep tonight.

Well done to you Keith, in all honesty I thought you had been here (EzineArticles) for a lot longer than me.

It is nice to have someone to grow with. Lets hope we both become super article writers together.

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Lisa writes:

Clive,

If you have submitted 100, send your email. You don’t have to wait for them to be approved to submit the request.

And congratz on a job well done!

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for your kind words, help, and advise… :-)

I have just this second had the two articles in question approved so I am over the moon about that.

I will be submitting email directly after writing this, or this, or even this… No but seriously thank you to everyone that has so far got me to this point and now I feel I really am at the beginning of something very special indeed.

The future is indeed looking bright.

Thanks again Lisa, ;-)

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Rosalie Lynch writes:

I am very excited I have finished the 100 articles today. Also, along the way I received the Platium status. This has been a great challenge. Thank you Chris. Your staff is great!

Comment provided October 30, 2009 at 11:26 PM

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Keith Elliott writes:

Rosalie:
Congratulations not only on the 100 articles, but far more importantly on the Platinum status. (Maybe we can get you to stick an “n” in there somewhere.) Just kidding…
I have found that the very quick approval times with Platinum make a big difference. Sometimes it has been as low as a few hours for approval. Can’t beat that.

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Rosalie Lynch writes:

Thank you Keith. Not for sure where the “n” went in Platinum last night. I found it this morning, thanks to you. (ha). I did not know about this challenge until about August 20th and found it fun and educational – not to mention the increase traffic I have gotten to my blogs…even saw one of my articles published in a newspaper on the east coast.
The important thing is to keep submitting articles. Have a super great weekend Keith and thank you for responding to me. You are the best!

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Robert Choat writes:

It’s great to see all the accomplishments of the many people that reached 100 and beyond. Congratulations to all. I just submitted the last of my articles to reach the 100 mark. Now for the next 100.

Bob :-)

Comment provided October 30, 2009 at 11:27 PM

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Nancy writes:

Hi Robert,
I’m right behind you…. well, in a day or so. Congratulations. I am sure you feel great about it!

– nancy

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Robert Choat writes:

Thanks Nancy! Also congrats on nearly reaching your 100. Are you doing the contest next year?

It did feel great for me and I will be involved next year. Also I’m onto the next goal of 1000 by the end of next year. It does seem to get easier as I go along. Hmmm, I still have 2 books to get out by February.

Cheers,
Bob :-)

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Nancy writes:

Absolutely! I’ve become a contest-or. I will join again next year.

And, I’m joining you on your 1000 article goal…. I have begun to map it out. It’s not going to be easy, but, what goal worth doing was ever easy…. Oh, wait, if we’re working on 1000 in 12 months, 100 in 100 days will seem easy, easy, peasy!

Love you.

Nancy

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Robert Choat writes:

Nancy,

It will be a challenge. I was able to do the 100 articles in just over 30 days for this challenge. So I figured by focusing on an average of 3 articles per day it should be easy. Ideas tend to come up all the time. All I have to do is let it. It’s not the writing that’s hard, but the ideas that each article is based on.

Your thoughts?

Bob :-)

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Congratulations to all who submitted the 100 articles. I have given up, as I have had many computer, health etc. problems and have been busted by EzineArticles. I copied Google’s search rules without thinking and was accused of copying someone else’s article. Take some advice from an old woman and don’t quit your job and especially your career for this uncertain business.

Comment provided November 4, 2009 at 1:31 AM

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Nancy writes:

Hi Elizabeth,

Ooops, I already did quit!! I’m sorry you “got busted”. But, now you know. And, I am sure that the articles that were already published will serve your readers and you well.

I haven’t finished my articles yet, but I will do so before the deadline. I thank you for the “congratulations” and will think of you when I submit my last article. I will also send you some love for your health.

– nancy

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Elizabeth shares a great lesson. Make sure you have a written plan of action and have taken the time to make sure it is doable as there are no guarantees be it self employed or employed by someone else. Thanks for your congratulations and may you feel better and get back on track.

Comment provided November 4, 2009 at 2:24 PM

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Cody writes:

Boy I wish I would have found this more than 4 days before the deadline! :)

Comment provided November 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM

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Marc writes:

Cody,

Watch the blog – there will be another #HAHD Challenge starting soon!

Comment provided November 4, 2009 at 9:00 PM

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Shawn writes:

So I never got a notice you received my prize notice so i would be qualified to enter into the grand prize drawing. Just checking if you got it.

Comment provided November 4, 2009 at 9:02 PM

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Marc writes:

Shawn and all HAHD Challengers,

We got your email. The system automatically sends an acknowledgment email upon receipt, so you may want to check your spam folder.

Comment provided November 4, 2009 at 9:37 PM

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Clive Anderson writes:

Qualifying was that important to me that I was prepared to check my emails every five minutes to see if I had gotten a response…

No need the response arrived pretty much instantly. I think it is just a question of keeping your eyes open and check which email address you registered with EzineArticles.com.

I enjoyed the HAHD Challenge so much that I cannot wait for the next one.

I found it a major inspiration for motivation. If I wondered about taking action the HAHD Challenge was always there to make sure that I did…

Great Challenge, Thank you.

I am willing anyone else still waiting to qualify and wish them Every Success!

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Nancy writes:

Hi Guys,
I made it, Whoo, Hooo! I sent in two extra, just in case. I am so happy for all of you who made it, and for those of you still working, there are several hours left!

Good luck. Take courage! We’re with you. This is a great contest where you can win if you just keep slogging along. — Hey, just like life!

Thanks for the opportunity,
Nancy

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Nancy writes:

By the Way, to Marc and the staff, GREAT JOB!

It was obvious that you guys were picking up the pace all during the challenge, editing and approving articles faster and faster. It helped to keep me going, so thank you.

And, the last two days seemed to tax EzineArticles’ website, so I think a lot of my fellow challenge author’s were doing what they had to do to complete the challenge. Congratulations to the webmaster’s for keeping it up. (I think it was down a little yesterday, but not for long. )

Anyway, congratulations to all at EzineArticles too!

– Nancy

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Joel F. writes:

Very cool. I will go for it I think. It is great to help people want to right and reward them more than they already gain from doing so. Excellent feature.

Comment provided November 8, 2009 at 3:45 AM

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Donna Houston writes:

Congratulations to every one who completed the HAHD.

Does anyone know when the next one starts.

Comment provided November 9, 2009 at 7:14 AM

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Donna,

January 1st 2010 at 12:01am CST.

Details to be released next month.

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V K Rajagopalan writes:

Hi Donna,

I am happy to complete the challenge.

As per the latest post in this blog, the 3rd HAHD Challenge is starting from 01-Jan-2010.

So, let us all plan for that already :)

Raj

Comment provided November 9, 2009 at 8:11 AM

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Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Everyone,

Well if that is the case Raj, then I will certainly be participating in that one too.

Congratulations to all those who made this HAHD Challenge at the last minute, if you are anything like me it certainly was a challenge but a worthwhile one.

Certainly got me thinking and working in the way that I want to be. Now that is out the way and behind me my next goal of 500,000 for the rest of the year should be a breeze :-)

No, but seriously it was a nice goal added by Chris and the team and I think it is having a target that makes it all the more important.

Warm Regards,

Clive

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Keith Elliott writes:

Clive:
I read one of your articles, actually more than one, and I wonder if you would be kind enough to contact me at k.elliott@rogers.com
It has to do with your job, and I have a short question. Thanks very much.

Keith

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Marc writes:

Raj,

Right after you so graciously answered Donna’s question, we realized the date was incorrect in the blog and updated the post accordingly.

As a result, I also took the liberty of updating the date in your blog response to Donna so it too would reflect the correct date.

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V K Rajagopalan writes:

Hi Marc,

Yes, I noticed it.

And, thank a lot for that.

Raj

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Rob Anderson writes:

ok.
So i thought that i had better come here and confess.
I promised.
i know.
both times.
and then i went away and did other stuff.
i did finish writing 15 books that i put up onto clickbank.
and i only did 14 articles.
i try to keep my promises ( hell i am still married after 30 years)
so maybe i will have to do 300 minus the 14 for the next challenge.
hmmmm…..

Comment provided November 9, 2009 at 3:44 PM

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi Rob

I did not complete the challenge dispite my very good first week. I too got distracted by other things. But I am very excited about this new challege and will be practicing commitment to regular article writing between now and then to, considering it training.

When will the lucky winners be announced?

I really want my mug next time.

Cheers
Donna

Comment provided November 10, 2009 at 7:14 AM

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Marc writes:

Donna,

For confidentially reasons, we don’t publicly announce the winners. However, all “First 100” and the lucky 10 1-year Free Premium Membership winners will be receiving a notification email.

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Congratulations on all you achieved their first or even second #HAHD challenge. A small suggestion for all whether you completed the challenge or not just make a commitment to write one article a day.

If you know you have some heavy commitments, then write a couple of articles to carry you through those busy days. When you get in the habit of writing one article a day, you will miss when you do not write the article.

So when the next challenge comes in, the habit of writing an article a day is in place and you will be successful in completing the forthcoming third #HAHD. As I have said before and have been quoted: The more you write, the better you think; the better you think the more you write.

Comment provided November 10, 2009 at 10:23 AM

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Riz writes:

Hi All,

Congrats for those who completed the 2nd HAHD challenge. I am too curious to know whether I am one among the first 100 authors. When will the notification email be send and within how many days will the gifts reach us.

Sorry to bother, but just too anxious to have all my gifts!

Comment provided November 11, 2009 at 10:48 AM

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Marc writes:

Riz,

Notification emails will be sent early next week. Prizes will be shipped out no later than November 27th. My guess is that we’ll be able to get them out well before that.

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Riz writes:

Thanks Marc for that quick reply!

Now I will have to keep waiting for the end of this month!:)

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Nancy writes:

Marc

I would be curious to know how many completed the challenge. I am sure that only a few of us actually wrote here and read each other’s postings on a regular basis…. Is there any way you could just post the numbers of those who completed?

Thanks,
Nancy

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If memory serves me correctly, staff did post how many achieved the challenge during the first one, but I cannot find that number right now. What I find surprising is the number of those who accepted the challenge compared to the overall total of authors at this site. Writing an article a day is truly not that difficult especially if this is one of your key marketing strategies. Yes, things happen to all of us, but it is your commitment to make the goal a reality.

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Keith Elliott writes:

I wasn’t a member when the first HAHD challenge ran, so therefore no knowledge of any numbers. It seems to me that there were something like 1,500 authors who were going to give this one a shot. And, yes, it might be interesting to see how many got to the finish line in time.
But Leanne’s comments notwithstanding, sometimes events happen which make the completion of something like this impossible.
It would be nice to think that a large percentage of those who undertook the challenge actually met with success.
And one final point…I note that we were supposed to receive an auto response if we made our request upon completion. I don’t seem to have got a reply, maybe I did something wrong?

Comment provided November 11, 2009 at 3:22 PM

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Robert Choat writes:

Keith,

The challenge was a challenge and when I got into a flow, it became much easier to accomplish. I started late since I joined EzineArticles.com September and wasn’t made Platinum until the beginning of October. From that time until November 5th I was able to complete and submit 108 articles. I had 4 more but didn’t submit until the 9th.

I think that once one gets started on writing – do several at a time. I found that this can be done from 1 – 2 hours, depending on the size of the article. Many of my 600 word articles took about 25 minutes to write. My wife did a lot of the editing afterward.

Your thoughts?

Bob :-)

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Keith Elliott writes:

Bob:
You are absolutely correct about getting into a flow, as you so aptly put it. I agree that doing more than one at a time is also helpful, providing that you have the time.
I, too, tend to write articles far longer than the 250 word minimum for the reasons that Chris has noted on more than one occasion.
Ahhh, but we didn’t know that you cheated! Your wife did the editing???
Just kidding…well done on the Platinum! I think that Platinum is a standard that other article sites need to adopt as well.

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Robert Choat writes:

Keith,

I learned long ago that one should stay a writer and leave the editing to somebody else. I remember that Nora Roberts would write her novels in about a week and send it off to her editor. She stayed in flow (or In The Zone) the whole week as she wrote.

I agree that other sites should have a Platinum level that authors can strive to meet. It’s important in distinguishing quality as well as motivating for the authors.

Cheers,
Bob :-)

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Keith Elliott writes:

Bob:

You are fortunate indeed to have an editor, I have no such luxury.

That could well be the reason my editing is sometimes sub-par.

Keith

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Robert Choat writes:

Keith,

You can ask around. My wife just happened to be the closest to me (though she’s not a professional editor) she just points out to me things that she didn’t understand. From there I’d make any changes. It’s become a teamwork on this. For my books I have a professional do it.

Bob :-)

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Marc writes:

Keith,

We’re pulling the numbers together for total potential #HAHD qualifiers as I type. We should have that info soon.

Amazingly, we’ve only had 106 people submit a prize request thus far (and I see yours in the list) with only 3 days left to do so!

We’ll look into that auto-responder issue as well.

Expect an update from me in the next day or so.

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Keith Elliott writes:

Marc:
Many thanks for your reply. It is entirely possible that your autoresponder worked fine. For some reason, a few of the EzineArticles messages go into my junk folder, most do not. I think I have it trained a little better now. But when I see an EzineArticles message there, I do read it.

Keith

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Marc writes:

Keith,

520 Expert Authors submitted enough articles in the #HAHD time-frame to qualify. Of those, 106 have submitted prize requests so far.

Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing how many of the people who attempted to complete the challenge actually succeeded.

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Elizabeth writes:

Congrats everyone and thanks Nancy and Leanne for your kind words and thoughts. There is a next time and I will do better. E

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Nancy writes:

You are welcome, Elizabeth. It seems that the next one is in January….

I hope that your life has settled down for you. You could bank some articles now, before the holiday scruntch, and then things wouldn’t seem so rushed in January.

In the meantime, I’m trying to keep to my flow, as the boys have been talking about so that I’m not swimming upstream in January.

Take care,
Nancy

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Thanks for the early heads up Marc. Just think for those who responded, they represent .0006% of the writers at EzineArticles. I used 220,000 as the baseline since EzineArticles is growing with new writers everyday and this challenge started 100 days ago.

For those who completed the challenge, they are in a very unique group and should have a sincere sense of accomplishment. This reminds me of some of the stats in the book 212 Degrees.

Comment provided November 12, 2009 at 12:58 PM

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Keith Elliott writes:

Hi Leanne:
Interesting that you should work this out for us. I recently wrote a tutorial – on another website – about dealing with EzineArticles. Don’t worry, it was all positive.

Less than 15% of us go Platinum.

But perhaps one of the most surprising stats is how few articles you have to write to get into the top 1%. I do realize that is changing on a daily basis, but it is still very low. I think it is under 200.

Out of the 220,000 registered authors, I have to wonder just how many are active on a regular basis. By active, I would say something like 2 or 3 articles every month.

Keith

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Keith – You are more than welcome. Right now Ezine has over 221,851 authors.

As to your question from my belief and working with people during the last several decades not very many because they are Playing Captain Wing It by spraying and praying their actions all over the place hoping something will stick; living with failed excuses or I mean goals or writing is a hobby and not directly connected to their desired business results.

Commitment to do what is necessary to get the desired results is truly lacking in many individuals.

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All,

Some Facts:

520 members submitted 100 or more articles during the #HAHD Challenge period of Aug 1st to Nov 8th 2009.

Of the 520, 26 submitted exactly 100 articles each.

9 members submitted 1000 or more articles each during the same period.

73 members submitted 100 articles or more under 2 or more pen/alt-author names *each*.

Congrats to all who stepped up and completed the challenge. For those who started, but didn’t finish… hopefully you also did more than you thought you could do than without the challenge. 2010 will bring a new #HAHD challenge with a twist that we’ll be sharing in December.

Comment provided November 12, 2009 at 3:43 PM

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Keith Elliott writes:

I had a funny feeling that quite a few folks would make the 100 exactly and then stop. Frankly, I’m surprised it was only 26.

And as for the 9 who made 1,000+…wow, my hat is really off to you.

Looking forward to finding out what the “twist” is in the upcoming HAHD series.

Keith

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Clive Anderson writes:

Being one of those people that entered using 100 articles exactly I feel I should add that the target set was a 100 articles, so once I hit 100 approved articles I jumped in the air and sent my completion email straight away.

I could have waited until the following day and submitted 101 articles and done exactly the same and the next day 102. So what I am saying is those 26 that hit it exactly may have just submitted 100 to qualify…

It is just a theory, but hey; it works for me :-)

As for those 9 who managed 1,000 articles I could really do with drinking from your cup. I guess it is just a question of getting better and better, and I will.

I also like the sound of the twist for the next one Chris, but am still equally excited to hear additional information on the launch of the EzineArticles Affiliate system.

I cannot wait to start writing articles depicting as to why people should write articles and join the best place to submit them… EzineArticles.

Thats it for now apart from congratulating all those that managed to achieve the results for this HAHD challenge.

Warm Regards

Clive

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Lisa writes:

Yay! Congrats to everyone and I’m looking forward to sharing a new challenge with you all.

I’m also looking forward to this new “twist”. :p

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My extra congratulations to all those who wrote more than 1,000 articles. I, too, look forward to the twist.

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Marte Cliff writes:

I cannot imagine writing a thousand articles in a hundred days.

If I tried that there would be no time left to write for my copywriting clients. But perhaps those who did it were writing to promote products, rather than services which required their time and attention.

After experiencing a computer melt-down I didn’t think I was going to make it, but did, with one extra article and one day to spare.

Am also looking forward to learning what the new “twist” will be.

Great way to create suspense, Chris!

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Nancy writes:

Wow! 1000 articles in 100 days. That is truly a tremendous accomplishment. You guys raise the bar for the rest of us. Let’s see how many more achieve that this next time. I think it’s like Roger Bannister’s 4 minute mile….

Let’s see.

I looked up some of the top statistics. Lance, did you realize that you have written an average of 354.5 articles a month since 3/05? So, it’s not just for the competition, but you hit high marks month after month. This is extraordinary. Cudos to you and to those others who reached 1000.

Thanks,
Nancy

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Nancy,

No, I had not considered my monthly average, but most weeks I do 100 articles and I write everyday now. Thanks for showing me that statistic, as I head into my year-end blitz to hit 20,000 with only 700 left and 47 days to do it in. 15-articles a day. That’s hard work.

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Nancy writes:

Lance,
I love the way that you read this and respond!

I just wanted to point out, since you appreciate statistics, that I plugged your numbers into a little program I wrote to help me keep track of where I was in this HAHD challenge.

If you want to take one day off a week, to go rock climbing or hang gliding, you could do that if you wrote 17.07 articles per day…. Just saying…. Perhaps a change of pace would help you through it with less stress….

Either way, I’ll be routing for you.

– Nancy

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Lisa writes:

I need to take a day off to go rock climbing… (then write about it when I get back)

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I love rock climbing, and Nancy is right about the 4-minute mile, I do consider that my greatest achievement eventhough it practically killed me to do it, Roger Bannister was my hero during my College Track days. It makes sense to take a break now and again, and yet, one cannot let it become a habit. In track they say that every day you don’t run, you go back a day. In article writing, you should write or work on an article everyday in my opinion. Even if your goal is 2, 5, 10, or 15 articles, or 100 in 100 days, meaning one article. You should write something. If your goal is 15 articles but you find you don’t have time, then write 1-5, otherwise the next day you have 30, and realize you can’t do it, so you skip it and now it is 45. Goal setting is serious business, but really setting the goal is the easiest part, and breaking it down into incremental achievable sub-goals, and you must treat each sub-goal as important as the actual. If you cannot perform up to your 100%, then give it all you can that day, and you’ll lose a lot less ground. Hey, nothing good in life is easy, and it’s very easy to forgo the hard-work it takes to get there. It’s a choice, that choice is yours. I say ditch mediocrity and choose success. But realize everyone has to make that decision themselves. “Never give up!” is my thinking here.

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Diana Kipka writes:

Lance
I’m going to adopt your words “…ditch mediocrity and choose success…” as my mantra leading to the next challenge.

Unfortunately, I let life and serious family matters impede me after I signed up for the last one.

Breaking goals into bite-sized pieces makes sense and doing something everyday even if not achieving 100% just underlines that even more emphatically.

So my goal prior to the next challenge is to reach platinum level and start banking articles so that I can reach the finish line with more than the required 100.

Onward and upwards…

Cheers
Diana

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Well said Lance and thank you.

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Diana Kipka writes:

I am often encouraged as I read the thoughtful entries made daily on this blog. I also pick up some great hints and ideas to propel my writing goals forward.

Please keep up the great comments and sharing of insights…they do NOT fall on ‘deaf ears’.

Kudos to all my fellow writers

Diana

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Make money writes:

Will participate in next challenge.Very interesting idea for blog marketing and marketing online.

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Riz writes:

Did anyone get the notification email of the prize? I havent got it yet! When will I be getting the same?

Comment provided November 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM

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Riz,

Your timing is impeccable! As I type, the award mailings are being sealed and will be shipping this week.

The email notifications should also be going out today or tomorrow – we wanted to wait until all pending article approvals were complete before notifying the qualifiers. For “First 100” qualifiers, this email will contain details on Chris Knight’s private teleseminar to be held Friday, December 4th at 11:00AM CDT.

You’ll be seeing your FREE certificate of achievement appearing in your Member interface sometime soon as well.

Finally, if you’re one of the lucky recipients of a FREE 1-year Premium Membership, you’ll be getting another email this week.

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Keith Elliott writes:

I think the plan was to notify us some time on or after the 15th of this month. But you know what happens sometimes to the best laid plans of mice and men…

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Riz writes:

Yes Keith!

If anyone gets the notification mail, just put up here so that the others can also know about it!

Thanks
Riz

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Lisa writes:

Awesome! Congrats once again to everyone who participated in this challenge. I look forward to seeing many of your names and faces in the next one. :D

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Nancy writes:

I’m excited. I already got a cup. I never thought that there might be more!

Congratulations to the big winners!

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Keith Elliott writes:

Well done to all those who either participated or completed the challenge…and a big “thank you” to all the crew at EzineArticles who has to put up with our sometimes less-than-exemplary writing!

Comment provided November 24, 2009 at 5:17 PM

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Riz writes:

Great Marc! Thanks a lot ……Just thrilled to get my cup!

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Tehmina Mazher writes:

Thanks to all the team at EzineArticles for this marathon. And well done to all those who participated in the competition and won.

I am one of the lucky one to get the certificate but unable to submit the prize request. Can some one please tell me what should I do now?

Comment provided November 25, 2009 at 8:12 PM

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Tehmina,

In order to receive prizes, a prize request email needed to be submitted prior to November 15th.

For more information, check out this Blog post.

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Marte Clif writes:

Wow! I had no idea that I qualified in the first 100 – and was even more shocked to become one of the ten chosen for Premium Membership.

What can I say, except Thank You!

Marte Cliff

Comment provided November 25, 2009 at 8:30 PM

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Riz writes:

Great to see the mail and I am qualified!!!

Hurray!!

Thanks to the entire EzineArticles team!

Comment provided November 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM

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Jo writes:

Yoo hoo I got a confirmatory email that I made the first 100…yipppeee :)
I know it is too early to ask.. but are the prizes sent yet ? I guess those in US would be getting them sooner… I am already eagerly waiting for my care package from EzineArticles :)

Comment provided November 26, 2009 at 12:03 AM

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Jo,

The US folks have already started to receive their prizes. You’re right, though, that those being shipped outside the U.S. will be arriving a little later. Depending on your country’s postal service, it could be a few weeks before you see them.

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Keith Elliott writes:

Apparently, you don’t know how Canada Post operates. “Little” is not in their vocabulary. As long as the arrival time is prior to the 2010 Olympics, then I will have a nice mug to drink out of!

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M MOHSIN KHAN writes:

i am new writer at EzineArticles and very excited to compete.i want to win prizes but i wish best of luck to all participant.thank you

Comment provided November 26, 2009 at 12:24 AM

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Clive Anderson writes:

I am over the moon, but first I really want to congratulate all of those who also entered and completed the HAHD Challenge.

“Well Done I Hope You Are As Happy With YOUR Results As I Am With Mine.” (This is just the beginning)…

Don’t ask me how, but I actually managed to scrape through as one of the first 100 qualifiers. (at least that is what the email says) I simply love this Ezine Article site and really look forward to getting hold of some of the goodies.

Again congratulations to those who also got through and those that didn’t, well I’m sure you will get through the next one that is being launched in January 2010.

I’d also like to thank all those involved at EzineArticles as I really can appreciate the massive workload that you all seem to manage so effortlessly, “Thank You”

Warm Regards,

Clive :-)

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Marte Clif writes:

So fun to get a box in the mail from you today!

Thank you… This makes my 4th mug – pretty soon I can have a coffee party and everyone can drink from an EzineArticles.com mug!

I’ve never worn a hat, but now maybe I should start. I feel kinda proud of that one!

Thanks again,

Marte

Comment provided November 28, 2009 at 6:44 PM

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Nancy writes:

Yes and thanks to all, EzineArticles staff and fellow EzineArticles contributors. You all raised the bar for me. And, by the way, I have seen a big increase in my website’s traffic!

I don’t come from a family, as does Lance, where they are all high achievers. My family was much more mixed. I made the choice when I saw the 2nd HAHD Competition to join those of you who believed that it was both possible and worth doing. I was totally thrilled to see that I was one of those receiving the Premiere Membership (because before I saw the email, I saw that I suddenly had this choice of when an article would be released) and among the first 100 for the HAHD. Thank you so much! And, congratulations to everyone who made the effort, paid attention to the directions, and achieved whatever they hoped for.

I see that this is only the beginning and had already set another bar for myself, based on Lance’s self imposed goal for the end of the year.

My goal set on November 14th, was to do 160 more articles in the 41 days to the end of the year. I am on target for that (even with a slowdown over the holidays).

Thanks to all,
Nancy

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Thank you Chris and all you staff for all your help and support. Pierrette and I really appreciate, yes really, really appreciate your confidence and help. It is nice to fell good when others notice what we do.
I did qualify as one of the first 100 and want to maintain my goals with EzineArticles.
Thanks again,
Pierre & Pierrette Trudel

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Nancy writes:

Thanks Marc, and to your partner whose name I don’t have here right now, for your very informative teleconference on Friday.

– Nancy

Comment provided December 7, 2009 at 12:22 PM

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Our pleasure. You must be referring to Jason our Video Production Coordinator.

We’ll work out some of the rough spots on the next one. :)

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Regina writes:

Hi Chris,
I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Today I received my parcel for being one of the first 100 to qualify for HAHD.

It was really exciting to have qualified and also to get the gifts.

Appreciate the opportunity provided to challenge myself to complete the articles in time and the benefits that this brings along.

Thanks to you and also your staff who reviewed the articles.

Regina

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Jeff Herring writes:

Regina,

Congrats from half way around the world. Pretty cool, huh?

Jeff

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Regina,

Congratulations! I will also treasure my gifts from this challenge. The world becomes smaller when we connect with other fellow writers from afar.

Connie

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Jo writes:

Wow Regina – Seems you are di first to get di lovely goodies :) Enjoy them dear.

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Keith Elliott writes:

Thanks Chris and Company! The coffee in the cup was a nice touch!

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Regina writes:

Jeff,
Real cool! Especially when I am half way around the world.

Connie,
Congratulations to you too! Your comment about the world becoming smaller is so true. These gifts are special for me as well.

Jo,
I thought I might be one of the last considering the distance. Sure will enjoy them.

Regina

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Riz writes:

Hi..

I havent got my mug yet….Just waiting to have that trophy in hand!!

Comment provided December 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

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Riz,

Our experience shows that the postal service of your country can be a bit … relaxed … at times, and “Priority Mail” often isn’t a priority. I’m guessing (and hoping!) your mug will arrive sometime this week.

Thanks for your patience! :)

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Riz writes:

Thanks a lot Marc for that reply!

Even I hope the same!!

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Arthur Haule writes:

Is there going to be a third challenge?

Comment provided December 15, 2009 at 12:02 AM

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Yes, Jan 1st 2010.

Details will be released the last week of December.

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Jo writes:

Hey friends – I got di lovely ezine goodies in di mail today. I was sooo looking forward to them and was thrilled to see them. The fleece is just lovely. Thanks to ezines staff :)))

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Jo writes:

Hey all – I have a question. What is the ‘general error – contact us for more info’ ? When all do we get a general error in submissions ? I have contacted ezines twice but no revert – So, was thinking if someone here can help me and I can fix it to move on :) Thanks guys !

Comment provided December 17, 2009 at 8:37 AM

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Lisa writes:

Hi Jo,

The General Error usually happens when your problem does not fit neatly into one of the categories the editors have to choose from.

One example of when I got this General error was an article about HAHD but I mentioned EzineArticles too much and it came off as promotional.

When you contact them as instructed in your account, your petition goes into a queue and will be answered as they come to it. Sometimes it takes a couple of days and if they are really backed up, it might take longer. Just give it some time.

I have gotten these before and been able to read my article and their guidelines and figure out what I think I did wrong, then correct it and resubmit but your only way to be 100% certain of the problem is just to be patient. They’ll get to you!

Good luck,
Lisa

P.S. Glad you got your wonderful goodies!

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Regina writes:

Hi Jo,
Enjoy your goodies!

Regina

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Star Riley writes:

Me thinks it is only another month till this challenge is over I am going to kick it up a notch.

With so many other things going on in my online business its hard to keep up best to all see you at the finish line :-)

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Will E Riggs writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before November 8th as part of the 2nd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Comment provided February 10, 2010 at 9:57 PM

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