#HAHD Marathon Challenge Update

We’re officially past the halfway point – less than 50 days to go!

Can you believe it? We’re already more than half way through the second EzineArticles 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD). The huge number of authors who have taken the #HAHD pledge is astounding. If you’re not one of them, there’s still time to qualify – but you’ll need to start writing and submitting TODAY!

If you’ve already committed to the challenge, we’d like to take this opportunity give you an update and to clarify a few less-than-clear points about the prizes we’re offering.

UPDATES:

  • There are still more than sixty First 100 Qualifier slots available! Remember, it’s the first 100 members who submit a minimum of 100 qualifying articles AND send a prize claim email to hahd@ezinearticles.com that will win the fleece throw, the hat and the invitation to a private 4-hour Article Marketing Teleseminar hosted by Chris Knight!
  • There’s still time to qualify! Any articles submitted after 12:00AM CDT, Saturday, August 1st, will automatically count toward your #HAHD total whether you’ve pledged to enter the challenge or not – so you may be closer than you think! Even if you’re starting at zero, there’s still time – many authors have qualified in a lot less time.

CLARIFICATIONS:

  • You need to be one of the first 100 authors to submit at least 100 approved articles AND send a prize claim email to hahd@ezinearticles.com to receive one of the First 100 Qualifiers prize packages.
  • There is no need to verify your actual number of submitted articles before sending a prize request email. We will verify this information upon completion of the challenge. So if you believe you’ve qualified, simply send the email and we’ll take care of the rest. =)
  • We will issue an announcement via Twitter and the blog when one-hundred First 100 Qualifiers emails have been received and accepted. So for now, if you believe you’ve qualified, simply send the email and we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll receive an email back from EzineArticles acknowledging receipt of your email prize request.
  • All prize qualifications are based on the submission date of approved articles, so any delays in article review will not impact your ability to qualify.
  • All prizes will be shipped upon completion of the entire challenge, regardless of when you qualify.
  • You do not need to make a blog or Twitter pledge to qualify for any prizes.
  • 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.

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.

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M. Dawson writes:

I want to take the challenge, even though I’m starting halfway through!

Comment provided September 24, 2009 at 4:05 PM

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Stephanie Frykholm writes:

Wow, I just learned of this challenge…I’m a brand new internet writer. I’m going to see what I can do despite the time crunch! Actually, many of us writers do best under time pressure, don’t we?!

Comment provided September 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

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John Flynn writes:

I, too, just learned of this article writing marathon… But I’d like to go for it! Thanks for the opportunity to get rewarded for our efforts — even the “losing” contestants win by getting more traffic to their sites… :-)

Comment provided September 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM

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Marc writes:

John,

You’ve definitely got the right attitude! Good luck!

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John Flynn writes:

Thanks, Marc!

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Araceli Morris writes:

I just learned of this challenge today! Will take up the challenge and try to make it.

Comment provided September 24, 2009 at 8:09 PM

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Glen Averill 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 24, 2009 at 10:05 PM

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Kamsani writes:

I want to take the challenge and start submitting today.

Comment provided September 24, 2009 at 10:48 PM

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Nicky 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 25, 2009 at 2:23 AM

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Willox Perez writes:

Awesome the challenge is great :) I pledge 1000 by November! :)

Comment provided September 25, 2009 at 12:18 PM

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Larry writes:

Yes, please do count me in. I love challenges like this. Pray, I can submit all articles before due date. Thanks

Comment provided September 25, 2009 at 9:56 PM

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Doreen Richmond writes:

I also want to take on the challenge – I was informed about the marathon yesterday. This means more effort but I like the idea.
Doreen

Comment provided September 26, 2009 at 7:03 AM

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LU writes:

I emailed in about one week ago, having finished my 100 articles and have not got a response. Did I turn in my email in time to qualify for the prizes?

Lu

Comment provided September 26, 2009 at 8:05 PM

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Marc writes:

Lu,

Yes, you made it.

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Sarah McCormick writes:

Just found out about this, but I’m game and I’m bringing it!

Comment provided September 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

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Rubeina writes:

I am still very far from reaching 100 but I am determined to finish the challenge. I want my mug. :)

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 2:42 AM

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I must tell you I am really working hard on this, I am almost at my TAHD contest. I just added a zero to make it interesting. I am not sure, if I am there yet, but I think I am very close.

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 10:51 AM

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Valorie 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 12:14 PM

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Valorie writes:

I am just new to writing articles and decided to take this challenge as a way of “just diving in” rather than simply dipping my toes in the waters of article writing. I can do this!

Comment provided September 27, 2009 at 12:18 PM

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I am just four articles away from having my hundred articles this time.
This is the third HAHD challenge I have been in; the first one was in the spring of 2007 when I challenged myself to write an article every day for 100 days. I did it in 78 days then, and the rest is history. Writing and submitting articles to EzineArticles is the single most important activity I have done that has helped me to build the online business I currently have.
Connie Ragen Green

Comment provided September 28, 2009 at 9:31 AM

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Ozer Tayiz 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 also intend to be one of the first 100!

Comment provided September 28, 2009 at 2:20 PM

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Marc writes:

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! =)

Comment provided September 30, 2009 at 10:35 AM

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GK Eckert 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 October 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM

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GK Eckert writes:

I’ve begun already. I’ll give it my best shot. Here we go!

Comment provided October 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM

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Mike McMillan writes:

I’m on in Chris!

Comment provided October 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM

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Tara writes:

I’m hoping to qualify for the HAHD soon. This is my first challenge and I hope to finish this one and sign up for another in the future. It’s very inspiring.

Comment provided October 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM

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Wayne writes:

Phew! Now that was a long haul. I never thought I would get to 100 articles but now I have more than 10 days to spare:-)

Comment provided October 28, 2009 at 8:35 AM

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Update: 388 expert authors have reached the 100+ articles each level of submission since August first, but less than 100 have claimed their prizes yet.

November 8th 2009 is the deadline.

Comment provided October 30, 2009 at 8:56 AM

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Meggin McIntosh writes:

Yipee! Just made it and have a few in the queue so I’ll have a few over!!

I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it this time…but there’s something about that mug (plus Achiever is in my top 5 Strengthsfinder themes).

I’m ready for the next one, Chris. Let us know when it will be!!

Comment provided November 1, 2009 at 2:40 PM

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