3rd #HAHD Marathon Challenge Begins 1/1/2010

The 3rd “100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge” (#HAHD) begins Friday, January 1, 2010 at 12:01AM CST-USA.

[Please Note: This post was updated on February 3, 2010 – Enrollment procedures have changed. For more information, click here]

They say the 3rd time is a charm. Well get ready, because the 3rd #HAHD Marathon Challenge begins this Friday!

To help kick it off, Christopher Knight, EzineArticles Publisher and CEO, will be hosting a public webinar/teleseminar on Friday, January 8th from 11:00AM-1:00PM CST-USA for anyone attempting to complete the #HAHD Challenge! Watch the Blog and Twitter for more details.

TO QUALIFY: There’s no need to sign up! Just submit at least 100 articles of 400 words or more between 12:01AM CST-USA Friday, January 1st and 11:59PM CST-USA Saturday, April 10th. That’s only one 400-word article per day for 100 days. Once those 100 articles are approved, you’re qualified!

QUALIFICATION PRIZES:

All qualifiers will receive:

  • #HAHD Certificate of Achievement (frame not included)

Upon email request, all qualifiers will also receive:

  • Original Limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD Trophy Mug
  • Limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD Mouse Pad
  • Limited-edition EzineArticles Giant Beach Ball
  • Limited-edition EzineArticles Hat

ADDED BONUS:
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 find out more about the #HAHD challenge?

  • Follow the hash tag #HAHD on Twitter [learn more]
  • Follow EzineArticles on Twitter
  • Join Christopher Knight, EzineArticles Publisher and CEO, for his public webinar/teleseminar on Friday, January 8th from 11:00AM-1:00PM CST-USA

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 articles right now so they’re ready to submit as soon as you get up on Friday! 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 Thursday, April 15, 2009.
  3. Prizes will be shipped to anywhere in the world via USPS to the postal mailing address listed in the member profile and to verifiable postal mailing addresses ONLY.

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Tyler writes:

I’m ready to take up the challenge.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 12:31 PM

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Marvin writes:

I’m not sure why I have held back in the past but I commit to 100 articles. Tax day is a good target date.

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My first article will be posted today and I am writing freely and easily and with great joy. I will write 100 articles in 100 days at 400 words and each will be my own original article!

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Pop Breedlove writes:

I am starting late. Feb. 02/2010 but lets do this. The only problem is that for some reason my account will not let me submit articles. Something about i am not an authorized author or something. I sent in a request to write but have not recieved any thing back yet. I submitted a few articles today and they are saved in my account. S some body please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks,

Pop Breedlove

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Pop,

I looked into your account and it appears as though whatever the issue was is resolved? You have been successfully submitting for the past few days.

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Zack Lim writes:

I declare that I will write and submit at least 100 articles with 400 words before April 10.

This 3rd version of HAHD challenge seems to be harder than the previous 2 HAHD challenge as the article must have at least 400 word articles.

I will try my best to overcome this difficulty and complete this challenge :)

Zack

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Lisa writes:

Very excited! Ready to go with a 3rd HAHD challenge! :D

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 12:53 PM

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Hi Chris!

This is a challenge that I can accept, since I usually write at least one article per day. The word count is not a problem; I dont write too short articles anyway.

As a matter of fact, Im trying to keep them around 500 words, while before I used to write longer ones. I finally understood that you were right for insisting that its better to keep them short and very objective than writing too much.

When we write too much we tend to talk about too many things at the same time, what means that the articles title doesnt exactly define its topic, and our readers dont have enough time and patience to read everything…

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jenniferminge writes:

looking forward to participating in my first challenge. my goal is to win the prize.

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Kaye Bailey writes:

Great Event. This will be my first time participating, but I”m in and looking forward to the motivation this challenge will bring. Thanks Chris & All for putting it out there for us!

Happy New Year

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 6:41 PM

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DrValerie writes:

Well, I didn’t make the first challenge–life intruded–but now that I am a full-time writer, I guess I have no more excuses, eh? So count me in!

I’m really looking forward to the push this challenge brings, as I have this tendency to get distracted by soooo many interesting things in life.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:06 PM

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I completed HAHD #2 and really enjoyed it. Count me in for HAHD #3! It’s a wonderful opportunity to be in the company of fellow authors!

To writing 100 articles!

Kind Regards,
Tara Kachaturoff

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TC writes:

Great incentives to get me to write more articles. I will give it a shot.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:21 PM

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Hi Chris,

Ready for the 3rd Challenge. Missed the previous two but this time I am going to make it. BTW there was some mini challenge also going on right? Which will be ending on 7th Jan and for which we have to write 25 articles and the prize is the mug. Please let me know if this right.

Waiting for the third challenge. All set to enter 2010 with the purpose.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:37 PM

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Lisa writes:

Holiday Mug/ mini challenge is:

Submit at least 25 qualified articles between 12:01AM CST-USA today (12/23/09) and 11:59PM CST-USA on New Year’s Day (1/1/10).

You have until the 7th to submit the email that you qualified but the articles have to be written by the 1st.

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Thanks for the assist, Lisa! :)

The only thing I’d add is that more information about the Mini Challenge can be found here:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/12/write-articles-earn-a-holiday-mug.html

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Hi Chris,

Just waiting for the third challenge.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:38 PM

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Chris Johnston writes:

I’m looking forward to it. My writing skills will definitely improve writing an article a day.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:42 PM

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Ann vonBehrens writes:

I am ready for this challenge. What perfect timing with the new year and my resolutions to increase traffic!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:45 PM

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Angela Wills writes:

Woohoo another challenge! I’m working on the mini-challenge you have for the mug for Dec.31st and I’m in for this one too.

Looking forward to seeing the results of all this article marketing :)

Angela

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 7:46 PM

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Michael Smale writes:

You guys are definitely motivating me to get writing… One hundred articles in one hundred days is a big ask though. Perhaps if I make a New Years resolution, actually on second thought, that’s probably the worst idea! I think I’ll give it a go (now that’s commitment for you!)

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM

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Dorit Sasson writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I pledge to write 100 articles before April 10th. I’m up for the challenge. This is going to be FUN!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:12 PM

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Dorit Sasson writes:

I’m up for the challenge. This is going to be fun!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

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Dorit Sasson writes:

I’m in! This is going to be fun!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM

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Nicky Jameson writes:

I’m up for it.
Nicky Jameson

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:19 PM

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Frugal Expat writes:

One of my writing action plans for 2010 is to start publishing more articles in EzineArticles..

Well, I guest there is no other better way to start it than to take this challenge!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

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Count me in!
According to Pythagorean numerology January 1, 2010 is represented by the number 5.
A five has all the characteristics of CHANGE.
What a perfect day to commit to a behavior guaranteed to change my article writing habits.
Thanks for the invite.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:33 PM

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Meggin McIntosh writes:

I’ve met the challenge the previous two times…so I guess I must keep adding to my collection of mugs. YAY! Love EzineArticles.com!!

Meggin

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:35 PM

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Terri Forehand writes:

I plan on making this challenge a part of my writing plan for 2010. It comes at just the right time for me as I have resigned from my day job and am making an attempt at freelancing for a living in 2010. It is now or never.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:37 PM

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Lisa writes:

Congrats on your choice to freelance. I’ve been doing it for 10 years and never looked back. I have some tips and articles about freelancing and writing on EzineArticles and my website if it helps you any.

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Martin Haworth writes:

I’m fascinated by this concept! I’d never considered freelancing as a profession – I need to look into this and see what’s involved!

What a good idea!

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Angel writes:

Looking forward to the challege!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM

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Glen writes:

Wow, 100 articles in 100 days. An added incentive for something I should be doing anyway.

Here it goes …

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 9:02 PM

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Nick Walsh writes:

Wow… I have a lot so say… but this might be a stretch. Hm… Politics, Religion, Foreign Policy, Climategate, Mid term elections, Information Technology, the Disease business…, health care reform…. Political Correctness… hmm… ok. I’ll give it a stab. I do have an internet business to run, but we’ll se what comes up. 400 words isn’t really that much. I think maybe it would be one lunch break and one coffee break.

We’ll see.

Nick.

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Karen Miller writes:

EzineArticles has helped my company over the years to “get on the map”. No more excuses…. I am IN on the challenge this time… Can’t wait to see the results from combined efforts of my words and EzineArticles reach across the Net.

Chris, thanks for being a positive force in the coming New Year!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 9:31 PM

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Kurt writes:

The pessimist in me says that 40,000 words. :)

The optimist says that’s a lot of words…

Up for the challenge, wishing everyone the best

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Russ writes:

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan we are gonna have a BALL. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 9:39 PM

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Vitaliy Dubinin writes:

Hi Chris,

I’m very excited to accept this challenge. I promise to myself to write good-quality 1 article a day for the next 100 days. I was going to do it anyways, so thanks for the extra motivation!

Vitaliy,
Israel.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 9:39 PM

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Sean G Murphy writes:

Great Success to all who start, and success will come to all who finish the goal they set. Thanks EzineArticles for help many to reach their goals in more ways then we can imagine. Happy writing to all.
Your friend and student, Sean

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 9:44 PM

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Sean Farrell writes:

Can’t wait to start. I have been wanting a mug for a long time and this is good motivation to get more web traffic also. Good luck everyone! Sean

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 10:23 PM

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David Singhiser writes:

I will write an article a day for the next 100 days. I need the practice and . . . well crap, I’m already at a loss for words. . . self-discipline!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 10:33 PM

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Dwight writes:

I am ready and am excited to be a part of EzineArticles.com!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 10:33 PM

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Wayne Turner writes:

I just received my package with the free gifts. So I am game for the next challenge. For those who are contemplating this challenge, forget about the gifts. Why? Because the spinoffs are incredible. In the last three months I have gone from nothing to 33 to now 3 on Google for the keywords, Learn Digital Photography. It can only be because of my HAHD submissions. I still cannot believe that I am no. 3 on such popular keywords. HAHD #3 here I come.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

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Karen Miller writes:

I am ready for the challenge!
My goal is to complete the 100 articles in 100 days!

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 10:54 PM

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hosea writes:

Still hesitating to take up the challenge. Would like to have an Ezinearticle t-shirt than the mug.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 11:09 PM

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Malika Sharma writes:

I am game for it!
Wow!

This is the first time I am going to participate in the HAHD contest. I am more than excited.
Good luck to other members.

Regards
Paula1234

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Robert Fenn writes:

I am willing to give this a try. This will be first first HAHD attempt.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 12:34 AM

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Nicola Lane writes:

I love these challenges! I’m going to build a nice collection of EzineArticles stuff! But I would have preferred a fleece – I’m disabled so a beach ball is of limited use to me – Perhaps that will come back next time! Onward!

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 12:37 AM

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Tetka Thu writes:

Commitment made….I am in on the challenge…
Look forward to having fun….

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 1:21 AM

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Jon writes:

I wanted to do the last one but i shrugged it off, not this time.

I’m in.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 2:37 AM

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Wayne Turner writes:

It is easier than you think. I took 60 days to write mine. Little spurts do help and it keeps you from feeling under pressure. One Sunday I wrote 20 and then from there on it was easy with articles in reserve. As long as you have something to write on:-)

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Ozer Tayiz writes:

I was late for the second one, I’ll definitely complete this one. Count me in!

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 5:40 AM

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Debbie Jeffrey writes:

Hi Chris

Thanks very much to you and your team for doing this for writers. I always feel great when I’ve submitted an articlle. I’m looking at 400 x ‘great’.

Happy New Year And Good Luck Everyone!

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Nicola Bird writes:

I am damn well going to do it this time – thanks for spurring me along!

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 6:00 AM

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Susan Kersley writes:

I made it to the first 100 for the last challenge and was thrilled to get my mug and fleece and cap and mousemat so very motivated to keep writing regularly and go for this new challenge!

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Lisa Granger writes:

iI solemnly pledge to write 100 articles on or before April 10, 2010.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 6:08 AM

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Dez Futak writes:

AWESOME IDEA!
A challenge worth shouting about :)

I did my own 90 day video challenge last Fall & I was aware that I wasn’t matching it with article submissions, so this is a terrific way to start 2010.

I’ve got some videos lined up for a website I’m launching on January 1st, so I’ll compliment them with an Ezine article per day as I release the videos.

Lots of Red Bush Tea & almonds (OK, and some really good quality freshly-ground coffee) here we go!!!!

Dez.

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Dennise Ryder writes:

Very cool! I’m in for sure!!

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 6:36 AM

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Ashley writes:

EzineArticles has been such a traffic booster for my site that I couldn’t imagine not writing articles. 100 articles in 100 days is very achievable and its fantastic to see so many motivated people ready to give it a shot.

The amount of traffic this will bring back to everyone’s site will be the greatest prize, but I must say you do give brilliant incentives Chris. Thanks for providing the opportunity and I look forward to earning tons more traffic and your inspiring prize along the way.

Good luck to all.

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Holly Cooper writes:

400 words will be a challenge for me, but I’m in.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 7:06 AM

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Loretta writes:

Yes, i’d like to participate in 2010! Great start to a New Year for Renewed success.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 7:57 AM

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Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 8:21 AM

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I was in the top 100 in the last competition and want to be in this one also.Thank you EzineArticles for helping my wife and I spread the word about how we feel.
Article writing is an expression of who we are, freely and without judgement.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 8:24 AM

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Herman writes:

How you begin the year impacts the rest of the year so I’m going to receive this challenge as an opportunity to increase my immediate and long term traffic plus generate more customers.

Thank you

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 8:31 AM

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Tina writes:

Sounds like a fun and an article marketing plus for my new website.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM

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Melinda writes:

I’ve seen these challenges in the past, but always when it was too late. I’m definitely in on this one! I need to do some article marketing anyway so having a challenge like this will definitely keep me motivated!

Thanks EzineArticles!

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Hanne writes:

100 articles…100 days. Whew! With my schedule it’ll be a little tight, but I’m game! :)

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Yes, I’m in.

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Nicolette Goff writes:

Great way to start the New Year. I’m in.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 11:23 AM

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Melinda F writes:

I’m taking this challenge. What a great way to start off the new year! ;)

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Mylinda writes:

Sounds like fun. I commit to 100 articles in 100 days.

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Jim Hickey writes:

Perfect timing; the challenge will help keep me on track for my overall plan… Consider me in!

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 1:27 PM

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Phil Johncock writes:

I’m in! Plus, I added a twist … 100 blog posts, too, in 100 days (#HPHD)!

Thanks, Chris, for doing this! Prosperous writing to all in 2010!

~Phil
PhilJohncock.com

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 2:36 PM

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Janet Dhaenens writes:

I haven’t published any yet, but I’ve been working toward doing so for several months, so I’m going to step into this challenge and see what I can do.

I think it will be a big adventure…

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 2:41 PM

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Nanaimo Hotels writes:

Something for me to aspire to! Getting ready to write my first article and now I that I know of this challenge, I’ll work towards it! Good luck to all those that take it on.

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 2:54 PM

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Andrew Peel writes:

OK I failed the last one so I will give this one the best I have. I pledge to submit 100 Articles in 100 days beginning 12:01 Friday Jan 1st of at least 400 words long.

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In the last 28 days, I have written about 14 articles. My personal goal is to be writing at least 1 daily. Tough, but realistic and aspirational. Targets bring out the best in us.

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Terrence Silver writes:

I feel great about writing 100 articles in 100 days. this will be great training for me and a great way to train myself to become a better writer and a better marketer. Hurrah for EzineArticles and their commitment to make people better writers!

I accept the challenge.
Terrence Silver

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 4:03 PM

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Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

To paraphrase an old poster, “The challenge is not always to the swiftest, but to those who keep on writing.”

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This sounds like a nice challenge, we will aim for surpassing the 100 article mark withing 100 days.

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May I ask you a question?

When you say that “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!” what do you mean?

How will the top 100 be judged? Based on the number of submissions or on the quality of their articles?

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Lisa writes:

It’s total number of submissions throughout the duration of the challenge – not based on quality of the articles.

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Thank you, Lisa. I thought so. All challenges here are based on the number of submissions… while when we discuss at this blog for example, we keep saying that “quality is more important than anything else”.

At the end, EzineArticles keeps trying to make us authors write many articles, without ever giving us any reward for their quality. This would be more complex, of course, but I believe that it is necessary too, if we want to be loyal to what we keep saying here.

What do you all think about this matter?

Comment provided December 29, 2009 at 5:34 PM

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Christina,

Quality is built-in to the challenge through our editorial process and by the fact that articles need to inevitably be approved in order to qualify – hence the delay from the end of the challenge to the announcement of the winners.

Ideally, you want to write a LOT of high quality articles. Our biggest challenges are educating members about what makes an article “high quality” and combatting those who would try to “game” our system.

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Christina,

I agree with your complaints and certainly see your side of it. However, I’m unsure why you insinuate that someone who writes a lot of articles must be sacrificing quality. I write 100s of articles per week (for my own marketing and for client assignments) and I do not feel that I sacrifice quality in any of them. I average 25 articles per day, based on word count, each with the same level of quality and attention put in them.

I have over 10 years experience in article writing as a professional. Someone with 4 years of experience writing articles may not be able to do the number that I can but they should certainly be able to write more in a shorter period of time than someone who has been writing articles for 6 months. The more you write, the better you will get as well as the faster you will get.

EzineArticles is encouraging a balance of quality and quantity. These challenges foster that by giving authors who want to write more the motivation to do so.

My goal for this HAHD challenge is to write 1,000 articles in 100 days and I assure you that my quality of writing will not be sacrificed in any way.

Some people sign up for these challenges and don’t make it to 100 articles but if they do 30, or 50, or even 75, that may be more than they would have written had they not been motivated by the challenge. I think anyone who attempts it, whether you make it to 100 or not, has succeeded.

EzineArticles encourages us to improve quality by giving great tools all throughout their site. There are even videos ( / wave Gary) to help you improve the quality of your articles and reduce rejections. The reward for quality is being published and the resulting traffic you receive.

Sure, we’d all love a gold star stating that our articles are better than someone else’s. But honestly, EzineArticles editors are not magazine editors. It’s not their job to pick out the cream of the crop, only to ensure the “crop” is staying within certain basic guidelines on quality. Sometimes there might be a slip here and there but for the most part, their system and human editors are go above and beyond.

Marc said it best:
“Our biggest challenges are educating members about what makes an article “high quality” and combating those who would try to “game” our system.”

Anyway, you asked what we thought so those are my opinions. :)

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I don’t like the idea of competing based only on the quantity of my articles, and I’m sure than many other authors agree with me, because they care more for the quality of their articles, and they cannot easily write tons of articles like you, so they sacrifice their time and productivity in order to produce articles of superior quality.

I believe that contests based only on the productivity will give rewards to authors that simply repeat the same information with different words without giving any new information to their readers, and to authors that write about simple topics that interest everyone and thus, who can easily produce 100 or more articles, while authors that write about complicated or rare subjects cannot easily write so many articles.

However, their articles are much better than the articles of authors who simply repeat the same information again and again. So, I believe that authors who write special articles should be rewarded first of all, and only after them, the authors who can easily produce many regular articles.

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Lisa writes:

“However, their articles are much better than the articles of authors who simply repeat the same information again and again.”

On this point, I 100% agree with you. You bring up great points here. This is one of the challenges that I face every day as a full time content writer.

I have to create content for my clients and also marketing articles for myself that stand out from the crowd, offer something unique and valuable to the reader and that don’t get buried amongst all the other regurgitated crap out there.

I have been frustrated before to have an article that I worked hard on and that I felt was very valuable to the reader get buried below hundreds of articles on similar topics that basically all sound the same.

When I offer my advise to other article writers, I always say “write as many as you can without losing quality”. For some, that may be 100 in 100 days, for someone else, that may be 30 in 100 days.

You need more articles to keep up with the people who are trying to scheme the system by rewriting the same content over and over but you need to also offer something of value so that you stand out in the sea of “authors” as a true expert in your field.

In one of the HAHD teleseminars we discussed the importance of a balance in quality and quantity. I wonder if anyone from EzineArticles has a transcript or replay of that anywhere…

Personally, I like the HAHD challenges. I think it’s a great way to bring authors together with a common goal and even those who don’t make it to 100 learn valuable information throughout the course of the challenge and their writing improves as a result.

But if you don’t like the idea of competing based only on the quantity of articles, then I encourage you not to compromise that. You are correct to honor quality so much and I admire you for that. Don’t ever change that about yourself!

However, I also invite you to challenge yourself to learn over time to write more articles without losing that quality that you admire so much. I don’t know how long you have been writing but I assure you that if you maintain this same respect for quality and challenge yourself to write more, you will find in time that 100 in 100 days without losing quality will be an easy task for you.

Happy writing!

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Martin Haworth writes:

One of the beliefs I have is that the appreciation of the point of any article is as much in the lap of the reader than purely what the writer provides.

That’s not to encourage poor writing, but it is likely that a writer may hit a button with the way the message is put across.

I believe I write with the best standards I can offer in my writing, but evidence and feedback I’ve had is that sometimes, a point I’ve made and perhaps not been too happy with, was the one that readers ‘got’ best of all.

I just try my best to be creative, have fun in what I do and then let my readers make what they can of what I do!

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I started talking about the quality because I think that it would be good if EzineArticles would care about it too, instead of emphasizing always the productivity.

Of course the ideal would be having quality and quantity too, but this balance is quite difficult in our busy daily lives.

Asking to your question, I’m writing articles in English online since the beginning of 2007. I’m an expert on my field but I’m also a real writer. I could have written many regular articles without any problem, simply repeating the same information in different ways, but I try not to, respecting especially the readers who read all my articles.

Sometimes I repeat many basic truths because this is unavoidable, since each article must stand by itself and it is written basically for new readers, but I don’t feel well writing articles that are mere repetitions without any new information or advice, and this is why I usually write only one article per day, while I could write 10 per day, and perhaps sell more this way.

I wonder if perhaps this is what I should do, like most authors. They repeat and repeat, but they have many fresh articles online everyday, what means that they have more possibilities to get the attention of new readers that don’t know that they have already written the same things a hundred times…

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Cathy Chapman writes:

As a therapist I find that I often have to repeat the same concept in multiple ways for some people to finally “get it.” Sometimes it’s a new metaphor, sometimes its just changing phrasing. At times, they just need to “hear” it over and over again.

Since they’ve already read one article, they don’t think they need to read it again. A new article saying the same thing in a different way is the answer.

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Lisa writes:

Fabulous point you make, Cathy.

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Martin Haworth writes:

People perceive their information differently than we write it.

That’s common sense, as perception is internally driven from experiences and prejudices that others lay on us (and we absorb, of course).

So, when I write and sometimes repeat a topic, albeit differently, it comes from a thought I’ve had and I then get to writing on the basis that I enjoy the creative experience and that someone might ‘perceive’ more from the different angle that I then share with them.

That’s why defining ‘quality’ may often, if it’s outside the parameters of, say spelling and grammar, be quite arbitrary.

For example, where say, the structure of an article ‘should’ be a certain way (as defined by perhaps purists), that’s not going to suite everyone.

Interesting debate – with the bones of a 400 word article from me just on this thread!

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The debate is always my purpose when I participate of the discussions here. I think that we have to express our thoughts instead of simply saying “OK, I’m going to accept the challenge”…

I agree that we have to repeat the same information many times in different ways so that our readers may have a global vision, and so that they may fix in their memory the basic points of what we present.

I also agree that sometimes we repeat the same thing, but it seems to be totally different because we focus in different aspects of the same reality.

I only don’t agree with the importance given to the productivity, believing that quality should be more honored than quantity.

We can understand the quality of an article if we analyze its basic characteristics, even though there are many different ways of judging what quality really means.

However, I’m not so sure if I should consider the quality so important, because perhaps many regular articles full of repetitions will bring more traffic to an author’s website, than a few superior articles with new information.

You never know which ones will be so successful that they will bring you traffic without interruption for years…

Perhaps the best thing for an author is to repeat the same information many times in many different ways, so that he or she may have always many fresh articles online, and once in a while, write something totally different, and spend time looking for the right keywords, etc, trying to prepare a special article that will attract many readers for a long period of time.

It depends also on the author’s personality… I feel too bored when I repeat the same things. I like to give always new and different information.

Other authors feel comfortable repeating the same things, or even doing it automatically. I believe that this should not be allowed, but the search engines accept it without any problem, facilitating dishonest authors that simply repeat the same words or that steal other authors’ creations.

If duplicated content was really forbidden, we should really care about quality.

However, even the search engines accept documents that are only “a little bit different” from other ones, without punishing these repetitions, and they even give them the first page, if they have enough links. So, why should we care so much about always producing new content?

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I accept the challenge!

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Jess Guim writes:

This is going to be my first New Year’s resolution – 100 articles in 100 days. It’s hard to fulfill. But I’ll see if I could challenge myself. Please count me in.

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Christine writes:

This is a new challenge for me. I am new at this writing gig. This should keep me focsed.
Christine

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Steve Owen writes:

Chris, count me in. This will be my first Marathon Challenge and I’m looking forward to it. Great incentive to do what I need to do anyway.

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Lee Franzen writes:

This will be tough, but I accept the challenge!

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Margreet Dietz writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge.

And then on April 11, I am registered to run the Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands, so what a perfect way to write about the preparations in daily articles called The Diary of a Marathon Runner.

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Warren Griffin writes:

Hello Chris,
Count me in as I pledge to write 100 articles in 100 day starting Jan 1 2010! Wow..

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Angela Linton writes:

Count me in… thanks.

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Mark writes:

Going to take this up. Am away for the first bit of it, which is a shame, but will certainly get to 100. I need to, for the sake of my future!

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rishad writes:

Chris, I hereby try to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Helena writes:

I am excited to participate in this challenge. It will be tough, but exactly what I need right now.

Thanks Chris for the challenge and motivation!

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Great idea and an even better motivator. I am going to take the challenge!
Thanks!

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Hello Chris,

Now that my hand is in yours, I am motivated and ready for this challenge. Right now I’m on the track and standing in the block.

Namaste!

Joseph

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A complex contest where we would reward the best articles for their literary quality, and then for their success, would be very interesting.

Then we could study and see why these authors write well and are successful, so that other authors may follow their example.

Quantity is important, but we certainly prefer articles that give new information to their readers, and that are very well written.

I prefer writing a very nice article that will bring me traffic forever than writing many not so nice ones that will be read only by a few people, even if I have to spend more time writing it, and then improving it, changing a few words that are not so good keywords, etc…

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Warren Griffin writes:

I agree with Christina. Although quantity is important in building dedicated readers, quality is just as if not even more important. We have to remember that our readers are not stupid.

They need strong content based upon what will be relevant towards what they are looking for which is the reason why we are all here.

Even though I have only 10 articles submitted, I have learned the importance of thorough research and blending with keyword relevancy to bring strong traffic to my blog… Great comment Christina!

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Dee McCrorey writes:

I’m ready to step up and take the challenge and will be tweeting my experience (using the #HAHD hashtag, of course)!

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Amanda writes:

Since I’m jobless from 1st January and will be attempting to earn a living as a WAHM who freelances, writes, homeschools and privately tutors this challenge comes at just the right time.
New Year, new career, new start and new challenges… count me in!

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blacksmith writes:

I hereby try to write and submit at least 100 articles before the arrival of 2010.

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Martin Haworth writes:

Yess!!

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Martin Haworth writes:

I’ve also realized that this is the perfect opportunity to write a (OK, short!) book, so I’ve mind mapped the 100 ‘chapters’ and as I write, I’ll be loading them into a Word template.

I wonder if anyone has any advice about writing a book this way?

Martin

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Lisa writes:

I do! :D I wrote a book with each HAHD challenge (the last one soon to be released). The second one was 100 Days to… and was written like a devotional. So each day when I wrote my articles for HAHD, I wrote a page/chapter for the book. Feel free to contact me if I can help in any way. Good luck on the contest and your book.

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Martin Haworth writes:

Will be in touch!

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Janis Ihrig writes:

I am excited to accept the challenge to write 100 pages before the deadline.

This inspires me to write every day and is excellent practice as a writer.

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You dont care so much for the articlesquality if you keep incentivizing the productivity without paying special attention to the way they are written, and to the information they provide.

Many similar articles are approved, even though they are mere repetitions of previous ones. Sometimes your system identifies an article as similar to a previous one, while it is totally original, and while many other repetitions are not perceived.

For example, you accept many articles which are full of grammar mistakes… If you really cared about “High Quality” they would be rejected…

I believe that you should reward the good articlesquality without caring about their quantity (once at least). The number of submissions is always important in all your challenges. Sometimes however, a superior article surpasses many common ones, because it gets the attention of the entire internet.

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Christina,

To my knowledge, we’ve never auto-rejected a “totally original” article as derivative or duplicate.

If you have an example where you think a “totally original” article was rejected as duplicate, please post it here publicly in a blog comment including the article title and article body. I’ll dig into our data and let you & everyone else know why specifically it was rejected.

Alternatively, you could also take this issue privately via email with our support team.

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Many times one of my new articles is rejected, and then I have to send a message to your editors. I have to emphasize that they should Read it, so that they may verify that it is totally original, otherwise they may tell me in their message, when answering mine, that “our system identified your article as similar to article 204, best regards… the end.”

I have then to send them another message, and tell them that your system is Wrong, and they should Read both articles in order to verify that the new one is totally different from my article number 204…

When they read it, they accept it of course, but my article stays there waiting for their edition a long time… (Right now my article “Why You Forget Your Dreams” is posted as “draft” because your system identified it as similar to another one, and I had to send a message to your editors… It will be approved for sure when they will read it… but it is waiting their edition since the beginning of this week, without any reason.)

On the other hand, many times I repeat a few basic truths in many of my articles, afraid that your system may reject them because of the similarities, but it never perceives the repetitions.

I only repeat basic facts, but I have read many articles of the same author where he or she repeats Everything…

However, all his articles are accepted as if he was giving new information to his readers, without any problem…

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Marketers transform one article in 10 different ones by changing their words and sequence, your system doesnt see the repetition, and you reward them for their productivity without paying attention to the fact that they are simply repeating the same information in different ways.

On the other hand, your system identifies one of my very original articles as duplicate because I dont change the way I repeat certain basic truth in a sentence… and your editors delay accepting it.

Why dont you give points to the participants of a challenge, instead of caring only for the number of submissions?

For example:

1- Is this article well written, without grammar mistakes? One point for this author.

2- Is it original? Another point.

3- Did he submit many articles? Another point… and so on.

This way real experts and real writers will be rewarded, and new authors will have the chance to compete with old ones if they are real experts in their fields.

But besides all that, you should also care about the possibilities of each one. For example, an author who writes articles about “How to make money online” has more possibilities to write many articles, because he or she has a lot to talk about, and his topic interests many people, while an author who writes about “How to find water in a desert” will never be able to write 100 articles about this subject…

If his or her articles are superior though, why shouldnt he be rewarded for them? Why only authors who write about simple topics and have a lot to write about should have the chance to be considered top authors and be rewarded for their work?

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Martin Haworth writes:

Hmm, this part of the thread is a real puzzle to me as I don’t think I’ve ever had an article rejected, except the once when someone wrote an article I needed in a hurry elsewhere. I submitted it to EzineArticles as an afterthought and forgot to Copyscape it – it had been used elsewhere.

I DID get my knuckles rapped then – quite rightly so. It put me off others writing for me.

Other than that, I’m pretty pleased to say that my writing has been up to the quality required most times.

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Cathyy Perkins writes:

Martin – I had the same thing happen to me years ago when I started writing articles. I was in a different niche then and had someone write an article for me. It was rejected and I was crushed! Then I found it word for word somewhere else.

That was the LAST time I had someone else write an article for me. The writer obviously ripped off someone else’s content and sent it to me as original.

Cathy Perkins

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Martin Haworth writes:

Hmm, I guess ‘live and learn’ comes to mind ;))

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Happy New Year!

You didn’t understand what happens sometimes: the EzineArticles system detects words and phrases that are similar to the ones used in previous articles, concluding that my new article is a duplicated copy.

This happens to me sometimes because I’m honest and I don’t care for the words I use when I repeat a basic truth in an article, while the professional marketers who transform 1 article into 10 different ones pay attention, so that they may use different words and a different sequence in each article derived from the first one, because they know that if they would use exactly the same words and sequence, EzineArticles’s system would discover their fraud.

EzineArticles’s system never gets them, while it detects my repetitions as if my new article was a duplicated copy when I repeat something using the same words… Then I have to send a message to the EzineArticles’s editors and tell them to Read my new article, so that they may observe that it is totally original: I only repeated a basic truth in a sentence…

All my articles are accepted, of course, because I always write something new, besides repeating a few details in many of them, because they are indispensable for new readers.

I’m talking about this problem here so that EzineArticles may improve their system and catch the impostors who simply repeat the same things in 10 articles, without giving any new information to their readers, and so that EzineArticles may understand that if they only care about productivity in their challenges, they are giving prizes to impostors that simply change their words in each article, instead of rewarding real authors, who write new articles always, giving always new information to their readers.

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Hi,
This seems to be a technical issue. I’ve been writing articles on EzineArticles and I faced this kind of an issue only once where the system rejected my article saying it was a repeat of the previously submitted one.
I must admit, it was my mistake and was submitting the same article again. In my opinion the EzineArticles system is very robust when it comes to initial screening of the articles. I’ve faith in them.

Cheers..!
Aashish Washikar

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Mich Andrews writes:

I’ve been waiting for this third challenge to start.Let’s give it a go.

Good luck everyone.

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Dan Goodwin writes:

I’ve had a slow year this year, article wise, this is the kickstart I need to get going into 2010.

Thanks Chris, good luck everyone!

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Shawn Namtrow writes:

I’m in! I will submit 100 articles in 100 days. Then the winter months will be over. What a great way to put the winter days in.

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Judith Allison writes:

I commit to this for two reasons: it will greatly increase my exposure in a short amount of time and it will also add to the wealth of knowledge already on EzineArticles.

I like a good challenge.

Judy

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Michelle writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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I am in for the 3rd HAHD Challenge. To a new year and more outstanding articles from all of us.

Samantha

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Bring it on, Chris. I will submit a minimum of 100 articles between the 1st of January and the 10th of April. I am looking forward to a new coffee mug!

Bill Lewis

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Laurie Giles writes:

I am ready to submit 1 article every day for 100 days!

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Sabrina writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I missed the first 2, I was praying you’d have a third. May seem silly, but I’ve wanted an EzineArticles mug for a LONG time! :)

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Sandra Rouse writes:

I need the motivation to get jump-started again. I am up to the challenge.

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Suzanne writes:

Hey,

Can’t wait to get started. Fellow article writers can also win the Golden PJs Award if they meet this challenge and let us use one of their articles at lkarticlechallenge.com.

Happy New Year and Happy writing, everyone!

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Linda Riddle writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Thanks for issuing the challenge. I need to be “held to task”.

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Linda Riddle writes:

Thanks for issuing the challenge. I need to be “held to task”.

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Linda Riddle writes:

I accept the challenge. Thanks for providing the “carrot” to spurring on our writing.

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Mark writes:

Even without the prizes this is a good challenge. Im in!

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JTPratt writes:

I’m on board – and I accept the challenge! Put me down for 100 articles in 100 days! By the time it’s all over, spring fever should be just about over!

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

I’m in.

And by the way, will articles submitted tomorrow, New Year’s Day, count towards BOTH the HAHD challenge and the 25 articles in 10 days Christmas mug challenge?

Thanks.

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Elisabeth,

Yes, they will. You are a very observant author. ;-)

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

cool! Thanks! Count me in!

Elisabeth

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Diana Kipka writes:

My pen is already busy so I guess I’m in for this challenge right at the start – no excuse not to finish this time around.

Thanks to Chris and Penny and Marc and the rest of the EzineArticles team for all their hardwork.

Diana

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Robin writes:

This challenge is a great idea. Count me in!!

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David Walshe writes:

Yep, I’m in! This is a good way to focus attention on the discipline of writing regularly.

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Laureen Falco writes:

Yes, I will definitely take you up on this challenge to write 100 articles in 100 days. I’m in! Thanks for posting this!

Laureen Falco

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Carla writes:

I’m not sure what I’m getting myself in for, but I’m in :). I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge and conquering it at the end of 100 days.

To all those that are taking part – enjoy!

Regards
CArla

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Tommy Mountain writes:

I’ll do it because:
– time frame is cool, one unique article per day… is enough ;D
– 100 articles… gonna need to:
> repub on my blog in articles section,
> make just one page linkin to all the written articles on ezine,
> get into that scudo/weblens..

anyway that’s loads of content to write and not only a pleasant but also fruitful mission to signup for! :)

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Peggy Hurd writes:

Count me in.

Peggy

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Kush Agarwal writes:

Wow… I have a lot so say… but this might be a stretch. Hm… Politics, Religion, Foreign Policy, Climate-gate, Mid term elections, Information Technology, the Disease business…, health care reform…. Political Correctness… hmm… ok. I’ll give it a stab. I do have my regular studies to do, but we’ll se what comes up. 400 words isn’t really that much. I think maybe it would be one lunch break and one coffee break.

We’ll see.

Kush

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vandana rajesh writes:

Great idea, haven’t been able to join in the previous two times, but this time wish to be a part of this and submit my 100 articles.

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Vitaliy Dubinin writes:

I pledge that I write eve day 1 high quality article, as always for the next 100 days!

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B Milbourn writes:

Hi Guys

Many smokers feel they are challenged today because they have decided to quit for the new year. I help them quickly and easily but this WILL be a challenge for me.

I accept and will commit to submit 100 articles of 400 words within the time frame.

Good Luck With Your Resolutions

Bee
THank you for this challenge

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Chad Williams writes:

Chris,

I’m a skeptic… of my own abilities. I challenge myself to stick with this and deliver 100 fresh articles – by April 10th, 2010

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Steve writes:

Nothing ventured nothing gained, and lets face it we SHOULD be putting out content every day shouldn’t we?

I am in!

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Donna Houston writes:

Hi All

I pledge to write 100 articles of good quality and at 400 or more in 100 days.
Missed the first one
Did not complete second
Totally up for this.

Happy New Year everyone

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Well ,Count Me in Chris.
I will do my best to compete in this awesome challenge

I think it is not that hard
Writing 2 article a day will result in 100 completed in 20th Feb

See you with my pic with the prize :-)

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Jeff Herring writes:

Hi Chris & Team!

I’m excited about starting off 2010 with the 3rd #HAHD Challenge, and the great results folks are going to have.

I just posted about it on my blog and am encouraging all my students and members to get involved NOW!

Thanks for taking up the challenge of the challenge!

Jeff

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Thanks Jeff!

I tweeted about your post 2 days ago:
http://twitter.com/EzineArticles/status/7332184087

:-)

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Yalonda writes:

It’s on! I’m moving from procrastination to progress!!!

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Cathy Chapman writes:

OK! All the excuses I had before are eliminated. I’m ready to go. 100 articles in 100 days … or less days … or more articles~

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Celia Lewis writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Gulp! I have been trying to get into the habit of one/day but life keeps interfering – This time, I’m committed! Cheers to everyone who is picking up the challenge – Happy New Year indeed!
– Celia

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Sharon Evans writes:

I’m in – I need to do this anyway for many of my sites. Having a concrete number to plug into my planner works great.

Also motivated because I received my Expert Author mousepad yesterday and now it’s staring me in the face. Another motivator is that great pen Christopher had sent in the mail that arrived with the mousepad – for those of us with pen fetishes – what a great trick.

good luck to all, and to all a good write!
Sharon C Evans
Enterprise Architecture & Writing Coach

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Jery Goodwin writes:

I attended a seminar in Orlando put on by Michael Penland and Ted Ciuba was ther showin me how to really write articles quickly with a voice recorder and some free software, so I am going to write the 100 in 100 days, in fcat I am planning to exceed the 100m articles. Anyone want to see if they can do better than I?

If so go for it.

My first article is going up in just a few minutes and I will probably get in at least 2 more before the end of today.

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Sarah Arrow writes:

Hi Chris, everyone
I am going to attempt it :-)
Not done 100 before, done 30 consecutive in a blog competition, and that had a positive impact on our traffic, so I’ll give this a go.

Wish me luck!

Sarah

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Dorothee writes:

It? a pity that I just now (Jan. 1st, 18:00 h) read about the holliday mini challenge……
Why don’t we get a little newsletter about these challenges?

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Dorothee,

We announce all challenges in advance in the blog and via our newsletters. You can sign up to receive these email newletters here:
http://subscriptions.EzineArticles.com/

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Martin Haworth writes:

Sadly, I didn’t realize this, so I’ve now added a few! Thanks for the heads-up!

First article gone too!

Martin

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Jean writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I am going to do it with joy in my heart and spellcheck by my side!!! :)

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Dan Goodwin writes:

Love this approach Jean – “I am going to do it with joy in my heart and spellcheck by my side!!!” – a great philosophy for us all. Best of luck…

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Kelley writes:

My 2010 goals include building a new website and products to help people learn to build an online business.

I’ve read over and over again one of the best ways to get traffic is to constantly create new content. I am committed to making this site successful so count me in on the 100 Articles in 100 Days!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to improve my skills.

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Janet writes:

Hello Kelly;
Working on a website is so much fun. Before you start, I’d like to recommend you go to my site and see How I Built My Site.
self-esteem-the-simple-truth.com
Good Luck!

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ntathu writes:

OK…third time lucky ….started previous challenges but never finished…..so here goes. Thanks for the opportunity and blessings which follows.

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Laura Miller writes:

I take you up on your challenge to write 100 articles in 100 days

I know I can do this and look forward to the challenge

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Lola writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Tina writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Tina Golden writes:

I just signed up as an author a few days ago so this challenge is a perfect way for me to get my feet wet. I will obviously have my work cut out for me as I will have to make platinum status the first time around in order to be able to submit enough articles to qualify. I’m going to give it a try!

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I too make my pledge…..so do articles from the ‘snowman’ challenge….submitted today, count in these? :P

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Kate Sanner writes:

I completed the first challenge (and am happily using my #HAHD mug!) but was unable to take part in the second, so I’m very happy to have the opportunity to take up the challenge again. – Kate

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ray writes:

I am ready to commit to this article writing challenge.

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Wynelle Burns writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Yes, my husband and I are missionaries in Colombia, South America working in education and I do love to write so looking forward to this!!

The challenge has begun……………

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Albert Reustle writes:

I am ready for the challenge. This should help me focus on building and growing my business through writing articles.

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This will be my first challenge! I’m ready!

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Gary Speer writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Wes Wyatt writes:

I WILL write and submit 100 Articles or more before April 10th, 2010 as part of the 3rd Annual #HAHD Challenge!

Have a DYNAMITE day!

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Jayne Waldorf writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!
I’m looking forward to HAHD Challenge

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Charles Moore writes:

Yes, I’m in too. So I had better get started!

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Dan Harken writes:

I pledge to submit at least 100 articles between now and April 10th.

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Marian Morgan writes:

I just signed up for the challenge. Two articles today! i hope that doesn’t disqualify me starting on January 2nd. The reward is in the doing… no matter the outcome.

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Janet writes:

Day two and ready for the second article. A lot has been happening for me so this is like a personal journal. Thanks for the challenge! Let’s get motivated.

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Shawn writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

This is exciting stuff!!! I am going to shoot for 250 articles total.

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Ok- I’m in.

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Jake Emen writes:

I will be signing up for this and will be getting going at the start of the week! Instead of planning an article per day, I’m going to try to sit down and knock out batches of 4 or 5 once or twice per week. Good luck all!

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Cheryl G Burke writes:

As always, looking forward to the comraderie from EzineArticles gang! I’m in! This will be for personal accomplishment as I attempt to write 100 short stories in 100 days! A fete I have not yet attempted!
Thanks for the FUN!
Blessings one and all!
Cheryl G

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Hi

The articles submitted by me on 31st december were approved by 1st jan will they be counted in HAHD or not.

The date on them as live articles is 1st Jan.

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Unfortunately, those articles submitted on 12/31 would not count. All challenges are based on the DATE OF SUBMISSION.

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Lisa Angelettie writes:

Hi EzineArticles Team!
I’m very excited about the 3rd HAND challenge and will ask my community of article writers to step up to the challenge as well:)

While I hear some of discussion of quality vs. quantity, it’s important to remember that part of successful article marketing is the ability to produce content on a consistent basis. This challenge will definitely kick everyone into gear. You can’t slip up and still qualify at judging time!

Best,
Lisa

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Boston writes:

100 articles would double my output over my lifetime. I think I’m up to it, but man, that’s a scary number. I just did 25 in a week for the mug, I feel good that I can do this too.

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Susan Kersley writes:

What’s amazing about these challenges is how motivating the possibility of winning another mug is, though it’s monetary value is small it’s emotional value is enormous!
And the thought of another one got me writing regularly too!

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Alison writes:

Ready to give it a go!

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Bernie Landry writes:

I’m committed to do the 100 articles (1 a day). Bernie

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Jill Carpenter writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I would love a mug – and I would really love that membership! Gotta be in it to win it.

Thank you in advance for the opportunity/challenge and the great prizes.

Ok, I’m off to writing.

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Darrell writes:

First one submitted, 99 to go!

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Michael Levin writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Nadine Huegel writes:

What a great idea – I have committed to this challenge and have tweeted it.

I have a question:
Will the webinar on 8Jan be recorded for those of us who live in an ‘unfriendly’ time zone equivalent.

I live in Australia and by my calcs, the webinar will start at 4am??

Looking fwd to the challenge.
Nadine

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Yes, the webinar will be recorded this time. and a written transcript will also be made available. (Sorry, no transcript will be available.)

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Hi Marc,

Is there any way I can find out which article was submitted on 12/31 because the approval date on all of them is of 1st Jan.

Or should I start counting my articles from 2nd Jan. Please help. Right now I have a total of 11 articles.

Thanks would really appreciate your help.

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I will hand your request off to our Member Support Team. They’ll be able to answer this better than I.

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Keith Goodrum writes:

I was on the fence about this one until I saw one of the prizes was a Limited-edition EzineArticles Giant Beach Ball! That closed the deal for me :)

It still blows me away how a conversation on Twitter between Jeff Herring, Felicia Slattery & I has turned into this.

Wow, amazing…

Keith

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Sherry writes:

I’m three days late..but I just subitted my first article in the challenge. I’m so excited to be a part of this! Good luck to everyone! I’m already getting great ideas for other articles and products just from doing the first one!

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sherry writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

AM I TOO LATE TO GET STARTED NOW??? And can i submit more than one on some days and have other days off? as long as i get 100 in 100days?

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Sherry,

You are not too late at all. You need only submit 100 articles in the 100-day window. How many you submit per day is totally up to you – and by all means, give yourself a day off occasionally!

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Carrie writes:

I’m ready to take the challenge. It will be good for me to get into a pattern of writing regularly. And I really want a mug.

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Will writes:

I will definitely be doing this. Thanks EzineArticles just hope this does not affect the time it takes per submission.

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Barry writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

This will be a fun challenge. Looking forward to filling up my treasure chest with the HAHD prizes.

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Jeanine writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

**Forgot to do this the other day in my excitement to post on Twitter, but I am doing it and have submitted 4 articles already since Friday. Love it!

Jeanine

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Mike Nielsen writes:

Hi Marc,

I love this idea and I’m hard at work writing articles for the challenge. I have an idea for you though. At the top of the sidebar on my blog (the website address I supplied with this comment) I have put a small piece of HTML showing my progress so far and a link back to this blog post. Unfortunately I have to update it manually everytime I submit a new article.

I would just love it if you guys could create a small piece of javascript I could add to my blog that displayed my current status in the challenge. As far as I’m concerned it would be perfectly OK if you included an ad for the competition in the output.

First of all, this would make it easy for people to show how they are doing in the challenge. Secondly, it would be a good way to get more article writers to join the challenge.

Best regards,
Mike

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Lisa writes:

Great idea Mike and it looks good on your blog (I checked it out). Neat! :D

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Jan Smith writes:

Hey Mike, that piece of javascript looks great on your blog and so does your blog, BTW :-) Good Stuff! Makes me realise the stiffness of the competition so I had better get my roller blades oiled!

Count me in.

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Dave Lyon writes:

Great challenge, count me in!

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Mike,

An excellent idea. I have no idea how easy/difficult it would be to make it a reality, but I will definitely pass it on to our development team.

Thanks!

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Frugal Xpat writes:

Hi Mike.. Brilliant idea! Indeed it makes the tracking process easier.

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Joan Gosselin writes:

I’m up for the 3rd “100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge” Coun me in!

Joan

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James Humphrey writes:

I’m excited and Can’t wait! What an adventure this will be.

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Kenny Taylor writes:

On this day, 5 Jan 2010, I will move forward with publishing 100 (or more) articles with 400 (or more) eye-catching-mind-stimulating-heart-uplifting words, leaving EzineArticles Readers “hungry for more”, by the midnight bell on 10 April 2010-CST

Dvorakian Keyboard Warpdrive….”Engage!”

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Jodi writes:

Gonna give it my best college try.

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Melanie writes:

Totally up for this! I need challenges to keep me focused and help me grow. I enjoy competitions of some sort with myself especially because I love the way it feels when you are done and you accomplished what you set out to do! Great idea!

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rubeina writes:

Just found out about the third HAHD, I hope to finish on time for this round! Good luck everyone :)

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Gotta have that beach ball! I think the 400 word articles are a good challenge for me. They have more detail and serve my readers better.
Connie

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Kim Hinxman writes:

Looking forward to this….a first for me!

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Susan Klopfer writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. This is sooo nuts, that I’m just going to go ahead and do it. Bring it on!

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I already have 11 approved article and I am aiming to write two articles per day. God how I want that cup.

All the best to fellow writers and thanks to Chris, Vanessa, Penny, Ben, Marc, and all the other members of EzineArticles.

You guys shook me out of my inertia and now I am writing everyday.

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abhishek shandilya writes:

I am ready to take up the HAHD challenge and re-grouping my creative energies.
Thanks for stimulating my thoughts and energies.
Will be looking forward to the challenge.

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Melvyn writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Rosalie Lynch writes:

OK. I’m crazy about the EzineArticles coffee cups – got 2 cups now and I will submit 100 articles in 100 days with at least 400 words to win my third. And, what can I say about the hat? I wear it when I walk around my neighborhood inspiring people to live healthy by walking.

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Lisa writes:

That’s great Rosalie, I wear mine when I walk and also when I coach kids’ sports. Get asked about it a lot. :)

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God How I want that cup and that hat and of course beach ball to play with my son when he is old enough to play. LOL

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Quesea writes:

This is my first time taking up the challenge.

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Bea Magnan writes:

I accept the challenge. It will motivate me to get moving.

Besides, the more I write, the more I learn about writing (if that makes any sense)

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Reuben Linden writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Gaurav Barot writes:

“The pen has heeded to the passion
That in the mind frolics
Writing is a thrill that the brave savors
Brandishing this juggernaut is a notch better
Than keeping it safe behind”

That I am in. And how!

See you all at the finishing line.

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Louise Kaelin writes:

I successfully completed the first challenge, but didn’t finish the 2nd. I’m grateful for the opportunity to try again!! Looking forward to it.

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Nancy writes:

Hi Chris and all challengers. Great fun these HAHD and great prizes. But, the best, of course, is the extra traffic it generates.

Thanks to EzineArticles!

– Nancy

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Mike Finding writes:

My goal is to get the coffee cup!! This is my first attempt – knew nothing about EzineArticles this time last year and so I need to get under way!!
Have an excellent year everyone!!
Bye for now

Mike

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Hi Everyone, Count me in. I hope to finish the 100 Articles in 100 days to enjoy more traffic to my website and to know that I can. Good Luck everyone. I better get started.
Gail J Richardson

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Dee writes:

OK I am going to try this. That beach ball is just too great to pass up.

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Barbara Morgan writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I’m going to try to do this challenge. I’m new to writing articles, so I really don’t have a lot of ideas yet. The only way to get better is to write more. This challenge will help me, I hope.

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Nancy writes:

Hi Barbara,
That is exactly what happens, or at least what happened to me during the last challenge. The more I wrote, the easier and more inspired it became…. This challenge will change your relationship to “authoring” forever.

Best of luck to all those accepting the challenge.

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Jill Carpenter writes:

Hey Barbara,

LOL, I just submitted a nice article about getting article ideas but awaiting approval. I want a mug, but I could really use the paid membership. I’m up to date with submissions but looks like I’ll have to jump ahead now to insure everything gets approved in time.

Good luck to you – and Nancy too!

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Jeff Herring writes:

Nancy and Barbara –

This is so true – the more you write the easier it becomes and the more you want to do it…

And then a really unique thing can happen – on days when you don’t write an article, it feels like something good is missing from your day…

Jeff

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Mark writes:

Ok, so I’m a bit late to the party, but I’m only a few articles behind. I will make 100 articles in 100 days. This sort of consistent action is bound to give great results!

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I love being the original inspiration (back in 2007) for something that has grown so big. I have written an article each day since then, and my life has been transformed by the business I have been able to build as a result.
Keep on writing, and don’t let the 400 words requirement get you off track for this challenge.

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Nancy writes:

Hi Connie,
Wow. Thanks for this. I noticed your consistency and now I see how you did it. You simply made a commitment. Hmm.

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Lloyd Pinto writes:

I am ready to take up this challenge!

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Nancy writes:

Hi Guys, Chris, Jeff and Marc,

If a few articles (4 out of 23) are under 400 words, will they count. I just checked, and I have a few above 380 but below 400. Most are well over 400.

What do you say? Shall I not count the short ones?

Thanks, Nancy

Comment provided January 14, 2010 at 8:40 AM

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Nancy,

The 400 word minimum word count for this #HAHD 3rd competition is not negotiable. Sorry.

You can submit articles as low as 250 words, but none of them will count for this competition unless they are 400 or more words each.

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Chris,
No need to be sorry. I am well over 1/day and will keep track. Since many of my articles just come out around 600 words, I am happy when I can keep it closer to 400. I have no regrets about the 4 that are short!

Thanks,
Nancy

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Roy writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I quite like the writing above so decided to leave it as it is. Does articles I already have on EzineArticles count?

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Roy writes:

Ready to take the challenge, does approved EzineArticles from the past count?

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Articles will need to be submitted between 12:01AM CST-USA Friday, January 1st 2010 through 11:59PM CST-USA Saturday, April 10th.

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Roy writes:

Hi Penny, thanks for your reply, I understand that but just was wondering if I enter the challenge now, can I actually submit a bunch of articles that I already submitted to EzineArticles? Just to catch up with the challenge?

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Hope you don’t mind me jumping in here. ;-)

Any articles you’ve already submitted after the starting date will automatically count toward the challenge. You don’t have to “submit” them or designate them in any way.

All you need to do is submit your articles between the dates Penny mentioned. If you pass the 100 mark, then just send a prize request to hahd@EzineArticles.com to claim your prizes.

After the challenge, we’ll verify that you actually did submit at least 100 articles within the challenge window. If you did, and you sent us an email, we’ll send you your prizes!

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Roy writes:

Thank you Marc
I guess Chris made it so easy that I was looking to complicate it. Sometimes you cannot comprehend how easy things are, because they’re soooo easy.

Great stuff
Roy

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Edward Smith writes:

I’m definitely going for it this time. Only saw the last challenge a way through so couldn’t complete it, but will definitely finish this one.

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blacksmith writes:

Ready to take up this challenge!

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Just to keep things clear to me. Am I reading it right when it says all articles have to be under the same authors name so this means you can’t include the articles you write in the same account with a pen name. yes/no
Thanks Gail

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Lisa writes:

Correct Gail, but each author name would qualify if you write 100 per name. You can earn multiple mugs. :)

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You are correct. You cannot pool together the submissions from multiple authors to reach the 100 mark.

The flip-side, however, is that you CAN qualify once under each author name. We had one member who received 7 prize packages in #HAHD 2 (that’s 700+ articles in 100 days)!

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Nancy writes:

Hi Guys,

Whoo. Multiple pen names all winning – There’s a concept.

I wanted to mention for those of you who are trying this for the first time, that EzineArticles is the best site I have found for improving traffic to my website. In addition, the EzineArticles readers are the best I have found at clicking. They click on my ads and they click on Google Adsense ads.

I have tried other sources of boosting traffic, and when I analyze it, I have about 35% more clicks and more purchases when I have a bump from EzineArticles readers. Yeah EzineArticles!

I love you.

Thanks,
Nancy

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WOW 700 hundred articles. I am to slow to ever reach that. I will do good to get 100 in one author. Well gotta go and write some articles. I could use multiple mugs but I do not have it in me.
Thanks for the information everyone. Now I’m clear.
Gail

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Martin Haworth writes:

Just wanted to say how pleased I am to have been given the nudge.

My 46 articles so far (which I would not have written without #HAHD No.3), have had 1563 views – how’s that for exposure I could not have expected eh?

Oh and did I mention how stacked my two blogs are with advance material too?

Regards

Martin

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Louisa Chan writes:

Wow, you have made it easier to join this time, no need to submit application even! Another chance to get the juice flowing.

Louisa

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Scot writes:

I will give it a go as I am in the mood for writing just now. Lets hope my mood doesn’t change until well into April 2010;)

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Ana writes:

I’m a bit late getting in on this challenge, but I fully commit to catching up and reaching my 100 article goal by April!

Let’s do this!

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Malik Sajjad writes:

can any body tell me if i start now and complete 100 articles in less than 100 days, that would i quailfy in this mannar or not??
Please help me out.
Regards

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Malik Sajjad writes:

can i submit 100 articles in less than 100 days and in this way can i qualify for this.
Regards

Comment provided January 22, 2010 at 2:35 PM

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Yes you can. What matters is that you submit at least 100 articles of 400 words or more between 12:01AM CST-USA Friday, January 1st and 11:59PM CST-USA Saturday, April 10th.

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Lisa writes:

Yes, as long as you submit them before the deadline and remember to submit your prize request as stated in the instructions above. You could submit all 100 in one day, provided they all qualify.

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Lisa writes:

Marc and I are always typing at the same time. :p

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Great minds think alike! ;-)

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Jim writes:

I am ready for the challenge. 100 articles in 100 days (or less). It will help motivate me to do what I should be doing anyway.

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That was a good one Marc. But when can we email for prizes. I know I am running behind the schedule I have some articles in draft mode on my profile page and some in writing mode on my laptop. I just wonder when will I get the time to finish all of these.

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Swati,

That email address is already open. You can email anytime after you’ve submitted the 100 articles and before Thursday, April 15th, 2010.

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Hi Marc and Lisa
Well When I submitted my last article there was an option to choose my resource box, however after the article has been approved there is no sign of my resource box and also now I dont get that option of resource box.
I am sure I didn’t use any dead links in my resource box and the content is also within the limit.
Please help.

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The number of votes in my author area is showing as 34 where as when I click on the votes I get the number as 53. Whats happening? Please help

thanking you in advance.

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Brian Garvin writes:

I, Brian Garvin, hereby pledge to complete 100 more articles within 100 days. This is my 3rd challenge and I won the first two. This is playing the game of success and publishing is the best way to retirement, and EzineArticles is even nudging us to get there. You can’t beat that!

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Swati,

I have responded to you privately to address your questions.

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ciara writes:

I am in!

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Grazina writes:

hi from Queensland, Australia
I know it’s late, but I’m in too. I just have to apply the BIC strategy and I’ll be fine :o)

Comment provided January 28, 2010 at 6:12 PM

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Nancy writes:

Hi Guys,
I missed something. What’s the BIC strategy?

Thanks,
Nancy

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Grazina writes:

Hi from Queensland, Australia

I know I’m late but I’m in too.
I just have to apply the BIC strategy and I’ll be fine. :o)

I clicked on “submit comment” and I can’t see it
oh, well, submitting again

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Hi,

As an Indian I would like to write an article on how we can spread a word to save our tigers. My point here is to get maximum visibility I will be posting the same article on my blog as well. Will the article be flagged as a problem article because the blog also contains the same information. I want to use EzineArticles as a source because it provides with the maximum visibility and we Indians need help in any form to save our National pride. Please help.

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Jennifer writes:

Has anyone already completed their 100 articles yet?

Great news is that I have 100 days to start liking coffee since I am dead set on earning a coffee mug for completing this challenge!

Comment provided January 31, 2010 at 3:04 PM

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Yes, many completed the 100 articles in the first few days.

As for starting to like coffee? I’d say forget it. Put whatever drink you like in the mug. I do. :-)

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Grazina writes:

@ Nancy
BIC – Butt in Chair
HOK – Hands on Keyboard
TAM – Typing Away Madly

It’s a writers’s motto – I found it here:
http://www.book-in-a-week.com

I put a scrap of paper with BIC HOT TAM on the top of my computer monitor – my Inner Procrastinator hates it. It works, try it :o)

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Nancy writes:

Thanks Grazina,

Those are very cute. I have made a note of the website and will explore it soon.

– Nancy

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Grant writes:

I’m in.

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Spencer Jones writes:

Just found the challenge notification inside my account. It’s already Feb 3rd. So I am starting late and hoping to finish early.

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Ron writes:

I don’t know… the prizes really are not that great. Do we really want a hat or beach ball that advertises the company’s name. Don’t get me wrong it’s fine quality service but doesn’t motivate me.

Not even with a “chance” to wind a free year membership. I think you guys need to step up the promotion.

Comment provided February 2, 2010 at 10:56 PM

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Hey Ron, I think you miss the point! The “prizes” are not meant to motivate but IMO meant to give you an extra incentive to do something that will help YOUR business!

The articles you are writing are not advertising EzineArticles, but your biz…

Great promotion – 100 new articles on the way… Thanks Chris!

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Tyron,

You took the words right out of my mouth! The prizes we offer are meant more as trophies or tokens of appreciation and recognition.

Offering lavish prizes would open a whole new can of worms, I’m afraid.

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Stuart Wallace writes:

OMG..it’s too late but I hereby pledge to submit 100 articles before April 10 and complete the challenge successfully. Cheers!

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stuart Wallace writes:

I saw it today, and I have missed one month, but am ready to accept this Challenge. Already I have submitted 8 articles.

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I am hereby pledging for the 100-article contest.

I know I am a bit late, but I will make it up for the delay.

I do have one question, though. Where do I upload my articles? By going to my personal account or is there a special link for the upload?

Thanks!

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 8:58 AM

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Mihaela,

I see you’re already an Expert Author, so you don’t need to do anything special. Simply submit your articles the way you always have and they’ll automatically qualify for the Challenge.

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Emmanuel Kamala writes:

I am in!

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What a value driven feature – the #HAHD Marathon Challenge on the left side along with its percentage of completion. Talk about positive reinforcement. Thanks Ezine for your continued dedication to raising the bar.

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Wilma Woodson writes:

Chris, I’m going to give this challenge my best shot.

Wilma Woodson

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Antwuan Bell writes:

Imma a little late but better late than never. Lets Gooooooo!

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Owais Siddiqui writes:

I’m happy to see my progress now but still I feel I’m way behind the first hundred :(

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Never say never! I am in. Got to push to get a 100 articles by April 10. Woohoo… Gotta start NOW! :-D

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Ken Keiscome writes:

What a great idea. There is nothing like a little competition to get the creative juices flowing. Starting a little late but I will catch up.

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Glen writes:

Does anyone know if articles I write for others (as a ghost writer, using a pen name) will count towards our 100 articles?

I have never used EzineArticles with a pen name other than my own, but will be for some new clients.

Thanks!

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 7:24 PM

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Glen,

Remember, EzineArticles allows only one membership per person, but you can have multiple pen names under that one membership account.

However, in order to qualify for the #HAHD prizes, all 100 articles need to be written under the SAME author name – i.e. you can’t combine multiple author names. But you CAN qualify under multiple authors.

So if you write for those clients under a new pen name within YOUR account, you would qualify.

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Jason writes:

I can make it… Get ready for my articles EzineArticles editors! :-)

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Wayne Holloway writes:

Chris, I am so “pumped” for this challenge. Whew! Just the motivation I needed to ‘shift into high gear.

I promise to complete this task within the ‘window’ of opportunity. Bring it on!

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Nancy writes:

HI guys,

Hey, thanks for the “% completed” indicator. This is another bit of encouragement.

– Nancy

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Harold Hisona writes:

Hi Writers,

Hoping to be one of the top 100 writers to be qualified….

More power to EzineArticles.com!!!!

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Lisa writes:

Chris or Marc,

Question I’m getting asked often now: Since you have implemented the new tracking feature in our accounts, do we still send an email upon completion?

Thanks!
Lisa :D

Comment provided February 5, 2010 at 10:06 AM

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Lisa,

Nope, no email is necessary. If you enroll and write the 100 articles of 400+ words within the time window, you’ll get your prizes! :)

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Thanks! I will pass along the official word.

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Nancy writes:

Whoo, hoo. You guys are great. I’m sure that last HAHD some people missed out because they forgot to send the email. This makes it more fair for everyone.

All you have to do is BIC as Grazina says.

Thank you.

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Abdul Rahman writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

Really excited in doing this ^^

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Dan Pressler writes:

OK…late start and all, I’m all in! I can do 100 articles by April 15th!

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Addy K. writes:

I am in! :)

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Jessica Crooks writes:

I’m late, but I’m still in. Come April 15 I will have 100 articles published.

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Angela writes:

Hello Chris,
I am ready to take up this challenge.

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Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Bigmodo writes:

I hope i am not too late.

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Owais Siddiqui writes:

Chris, I have a 100% completed HAHD Marathon Challenge :)
Now what do I do to get my rewards?

Comment provided February 8, 2010 at 12:18 PM

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Owais,

There’s nothing more you need to do except verify that your postal mailing address is correct for your account. Your rewards should arrive in late April or early May.

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Daniel Robbins writes:

Well I have started slowly but am encouraged by the views on some of my current articles. I am taking up the challenge to complete 100 articles by 10 April 2010. Thanks for the Challenge EzineArticles!!

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GHarold writes:

Ready – Set – Go!
I accept the challenge.

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Muqtada Khalid writes:

It will be mine. Challenge accepted!!!

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Randy Carney writes:

I am starting late too, but let’s go for it. It will be kind of a challenge because I know that I will probably be without internt access for at least one week.

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Woo-Hoo! I missed the other 2. I am in and challenging all comers to write 200 articles in 100 days.
Good luck all.
Remember, make daily progress, and you will not fall behind.

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I am in, and shooting for 200.

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Frankie Cooper writes:

I’m accepting the challenge on Feburary 11, 2010. Better late than never because I’ve got several projects going on right now. One of those projects is to write some articles. This challenge will give me the incentive to write more than I orginially had planned to.

Frankie Cooper
coopersbarnyard.net

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I didn’t even see this until Feb, 12th, but I’m game. Plus, I want one of those cool mugs! Perfect for a hot cup of java while mulling over new article ideas.

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Dave Patrick writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Coming on board late as a new member but as a published author (first book – THE VIEW – published May 2009) hope that I will get the creative writing juices flowing again!
Regards from Scotland,
Dave

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Will E Riggs writes:

I’m ready to take the challenge. Sign me up!

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Will E Riggs writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge.

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Yes, Bring it on..! I’m game for this challenge and I pledge to write quality articles and win this challenge.

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Will E Riggs writes:

I can’t wait to complete the challenge. :)

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Pedro C. writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least one full set of 100 articles per pen name before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge.

Thanks for providing me with a lil’ nugget of personal motivation that will likely bless us all with fat profits, not to mention the enjoyment of sipping coffee from an authentic internet article directory website.

That said, let’s do some finger-shaking @ keyboard!

(-;

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DanielB writes:

Unfortunately, 100 articles written at such breakneck speed likely means sacrificing quality for quantity. Interested to see what people comeup with. I’d do it just to nab a Premium EzineArticles Membership.

Daniel

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Lisa writes:

Daniel,

That topic comes up every time we have an HAHD challenge. I’ve even written several articles on it for that reason.

The key is to find a balance in quality and quantity and if you set a goal of 1 per day, there’s no reason why you couldn’t have both.

I set my personal goals at 5 per day which is reasonable for someone who has been doing it as long as I have.

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Om writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

I am planning to write –

40 Tech Reviews for my site latest-technews.com & take it to PR3 from PR2 & rest as follows –

10 web hosting reviews

10 auto reviews

10 Gadget Reviews

10 Relationship Advices

10 Programming Tips

10 SEO articles

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Your marketing activities as in article writing should comprise at least 60% of your time. As others have said, having written goals or one or two articles per day, using the many resources provided by EzineArticles makes writing articles today a little if not a lot easier than 4 or 5 years ago. Remember if you think you can or you think you cannot, either way you are right. Courtesy of Henry Ford.

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imra writes:

This is a good thing that will improve the writer’s skills.

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Terry Tiessen writes:

I am excited and a bit trepidateous of the challenge, but here goes!

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Sock Nye Tan writes:

Never too late to take up challenge! Time to unveil the hidden potential… 98 articles in < 2 months?! Make it happens!

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M Rasing writes:

I’m going to join #HAHD too! I’m going to submit 40 400-word articles or more to EzineArticles until April 10, 2010! :D

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Katy Anderson writes:

Count me in! I am starting a little late, but I will give it my best shot!

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Well, I am starting very late. But I have also made a massive commitment to kicking my online efforts to a maximum level, so let’s go! 100 articles is nothing if you’re committed to living online, right? If you have ideas, suggestions, or questions for articles on STRESS MANAGEMENT, please leave them for me at:
stressjudo.blinkweb.com
Thank you
Rick Carter

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BigFishND writes:

If I start today I have to write about 7 articles per day to get to 100. That might tough, lets see.

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Aakash Shah writes:

Hello,
Better Late than Never.
Saw the Competition on 19th Feb.
Submitted 100 articles in 14 hours on Sunday. Got 90 Articles Approved today morning.
Planning to post couple of hundred more topics in coming weekends.
Cheers!!!

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Lisa Mason writes:

I like your articles on positive attitude and positive thinking. Good job!

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Aakash Shah writes:

Thanks Lisa..
It has been one of my favorite topics to write on :)

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Peter writes:

Blimey this is a challenge but I’m going to try my best…!! sign me up

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Leigh Mitchell writes:

OK, I’ve only just joined EzineArticles.com and I’ve got one article published Yay, I’m an ‘expert author’! Now I’ve signed up for HAHD yikes the deadline is April 10, I’ve got some work to do…

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Matt writes:

I just started writing ezines, but I’m gonna go for it. I already have a bunch started and I’m gonna get 100!

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Bryan writes:

Wow! I didn’t know this competition has been going on for a while. Never mind! I will take up the challenge

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Valerie Mellema writes:

Been going strong for awhile now, but I’m officially committing here as well.

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keyur parmar writes:

Hi,

i have already completed 170+ articles and its showing 100% completed . Do anything else is required from my side ?

regards
keyur

Comment provided March 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM

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Keyur,

Nope, there’s nothing else you need to do. Considering the number of articles you have already, however, you may want to consider completing the EzineArticles Cartoon Mug Mini-Challenge.

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Is there a way to find out how many articles (approximately) it takes to make it into the top 100?

Thanks.

Elisabeth

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Elisabeth,

Currently you would need about 1,223 articles to be #100. Go to http://ezinearticles.com/?type=experts to see the list.
I am usually around #85 or so, but it changes almost daily. It is a great goal to work towards.
Connie

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Thanks Connie!

I hope though that’s not what it will take to be eligible for the Premium membership drawings.

I probably should have phrased my question a bit more clearly…

What I was wondering about was how many articles it would take to get into the top 100 submitters with the most articles submitted for the contest . I.e., how many articles will it take (approximately to be eligible for the Premium membership drawing. Or is that classified information?

Comment provided March 17, 2010 at 12:59 AM

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Elisabeth,

I wouldn’t call the information “classified”, but it is still a moving target so I can’t give you a definite answer right now.

I will tell you this: Based on previous #HAHD challenges, anything over 125 articles should put you in the running. Again, I make no promises – if you want to be sure, just write as many as you possibly can! :-)

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Hi Marc,

thanks so much for the info. I realize that this is not a fixed number, and ballpark will be fine.

And 125 is positively inspiring… I still have ways to go, but if I can make it to 100 what’s another 25 extra articles if a free Premium membership could be the prize!

And even if iI don’t win it, I’ll get all those extra “views”…

Of course, I’ll keep my fingers crossed ;-)

Thanks.

Elisabeth

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Jackie Jones writes:

Wow now that’s a challenge.
I am getting a late start but I am up for the challenge.
See you at the 100.

Jackie Jones

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Lisa writes:

Hi Jackie,

It’s never too late to get started. You can do it!

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Jackie Jones writes:

Thank you Lisa,

For your words of support and vote of confidence.
I appreciate it.

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Blaine Moore writes:

I had I think 4 articles already submitted since the 1st, but basically I’m starting the #HAHD challenge as of the announcement of the 30 day mini-challenge 6 days ago.

I’ve already made the mini challenge, I’m up to 37 articles, so I think I’ll make the hundred articles without too much trouble.

How many people usually make the deadline of 100 submissions on the previous submissions?

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Pam writes:

Chris, I just joined EzineArticles.com. Is it too late to submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge? Please let me know ASAP! I think I can still meet the deadline and would love to try. How does this jive with the limit of10 free articles of basic membership? Thanks – Pam Foster, contentclear.com

Comment provided March 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM

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Hi Pam,

If you can write that fast, you can still qualify. =)

Regarding the 10-article limitation, just notify our Member Support team when you’ve used those up and we’ll review your membership ASAP to get you more submission allowances.

Good luck!

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Aashish washikar writes:

Hi Marc,
I’ve reached my submission level as a Basic Plus author. Please review my submission level and enable me to submit article to qualify for the 2rd hand challenge.

Also, a feedback,
The contact us page from the authors area is very slow. most of the times the page expires while sending the mail. Please check.

Thanks,
Aashish washikar

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Aashish,

Sorry to hear about that. I have forwarded your message to our Member Support folks.

Issues like this can best be addressed with a message to our Member Support team. Just click on the “Contact” link in the upper right corner of your Member interface and let them know what’s going on.

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Paul Oghoghorie writes:

Chris, I hereby pledge to write and submit at least 100 articles before April 10th as part of the 3rd HAHD Marathon Challenge. Bring it on!

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Blaine Moore writes:

Other than the first 4 articles, I got all 100 articles in during the last 25 days. Not too shabby…now to keep going for the last 5 days of the challenge!

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

That’s really inspiring. Thanks!

I’ve still got LOTS to go since I keep writing articles for others… got to make some time for my own too! And type really fast ;-)

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You can do it!

While it took me 25 days to do almost all 100 articles, I was only writing them on weekdays, so only 4-5 days per week.

Just gotta buckle down!

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I pledged to write the 100 articles and I am 89% there. Five more days. Yehaw

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Yeah i completed the 3rd HAHD challenge about two weeks ago feeling fine!

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I completed the challenge about two weeks ago! Nice one..

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Hi Chris & Marc;

I am DONE with both the #3HAHD and 30 last articles challenges! Thank you for having such a great impetus to write for website traffic.

And yes, I want ALL the prizes (yah-ha-ha-haaaaa) and am anxiously awaiting the #4HAHD challenge.

Comment provided April 7, 2010 at 9:57 AM

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Dr. Olmsted,

Congratulations! You can expect those prizes in the next few weeks.

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This challenge was fun and…challenging! It’s great to see so many of my students participating. I completed the challenge a few days ago and I’m still writing!

Connie

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Britt Malka writes:

I submitted the last of the 100 articles today. I still consider finishing with another pen name, too, but I’m not sure if I can make it.

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Third challenge down, completed and is now history. A little later than I would have liked, but achieved none the less. An article a day is a very doable goal especially if article marketing is one of your primary marketing strategies.

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Ian Spencer writes:

Finally just finished the challenge with a couple of days to spare.

Looking forward to the beach ball for holiday !

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Will Smith writes:

Just finished!!!! It felt like a marathon too, but really enjoyed it.

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Lisa writes:

Congratulations to everyone who is finishing! Good job.

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Reuben Linden writes:

Think I’m about to become unstuck in this :(
Family priorities have taken over and I’ve fallen way behind in my quest,

I suppose there is always 4th HAHD :)

Well done to those that completed it!,

Reuben.

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Corinne writes:

Yeah I finished the challenge. What a fantastic feeling! Now on to the prizes! LOL!

Congratulations to every one who participated. Sometimes success is measured in little steps.

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Britt Malka writes:

Congratulations to all who succeeded :)

Quote: “Upon email request, all qualifiers will also receive:

* Original Limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD Trophy Mug
* Limited-edition EzineArticles #HAHD Mouse Pad
* Limited-edition EzineArticles Giant Beach Ball
* Limited-edition EzineArticles Hat”

Which email address do we write to?

Comment provided April 8, 2010 at 3:31 PM

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Britt,

We’ve since update our submissions requirements – there’s no longer a need to send an email, but you do need to register. See this post for more information:

http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2010/02/hahd-just-got-a-whole-lot-easier.html

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King writes:

I have successfully submitted all 100 articles with 20+ hours to go before the deadline. 39 have already been approved. If the others don’t get approved before the deadline, does that make me qualified, since the DATE OF SUBMISSION was before the deadline?

Comment provided April 10, 2010 at 6:23 AM

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King,

All that matters is the date/time of submission. If they were submitted before the deadline and they’re approved, they’ll qualify! =)

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King writes:

That’s good to hear, Marc. I put in so much TIME and EFFORT in writing all 105+ articles, so it means a lot to me to quality as I had previously qualified for the 1st and 2nd HAHD.

By the way, I still have about 40 articles not yet approved and 1 in problem queue from the 105+ I submitted. But like you assured, since the submission DATE was before the deadline, they qualify, :)

Thanks again,

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Shawn writes:

Just wanted to see how many participated in this challenge?

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Uhm, just checking…

I thought the deadline was today, April 10, a minute before midnight CST? Or is that wrong?

My counter stopped working — does this mean I should stop now or should I still crank them out and submit them till midnight?

Thanks!!!

Comment provided April 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM

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Elisabeth,

You had the right date and the right minute! Not sure what was up with your counter.

Rest assured, if you submitted those articles on time, and they’re approved, they’ll count.

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Hmmm, maybe EzineArticles is getting a bit overwhelmed with all those last minute submissions… I was impressed with how quickly my articles got approved the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, the counter is still stuck! But I checked the date and I’m good — another 11 hours to go!

Typing furiously…

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ntathu writes:

Thank you. A wonderful process…..whats next?

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

What the heck?! Eery silence, and my counter no longer works, so I’m not entirely sure how many more articles I need to submit.

What’s going on? Has everyone else finished, or have the others (who haven’t finished) just thrown in the towel?

I’m still typing madly… It sure would be great to have the counter back!

And to see some activity here. This feels kind of lonely…

Comment provided April 10, 2010 at 7:06 PM

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Hi Elisabeth,

Yes, I’ve finished…remember its lonely at the top!

Keep going!! If there is a problem with your counter, they will look after you, I’m sure!

Good luck!

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Elisabeth,
You can always go back and count your articles submitted since the first day of this challenge. I write an article every day, so I’m at 109 today because the challenge was more than 100 days, I believe.
Connie

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Hi Jennifer, and Hi Connie

thanks for the encouragement.

About counting…

The problem is that a couple of my articles may or may not have been submitted just before the first of January, so I’m not 100% how many count towards those 100.

And a few are a bit too short, though they’re going to be a bit flexible on that. And considering that many of my articles are 500 words or even more, a few that are closer to 300 might be forgiven???

Also, I’ve been writeing articles for others and neglecting my own, so now I’m playing catch-up big time!

type type type… ;-)

P.S.: Clearly, after seeing how many articles I can write when trying to make that deadline, I’ll be writing a lot more on a regular basis in the future! This is actually quite an inspiring experience.

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King writes:

Elisabeth, the silence is indeed Eery; no word from the team at EzineArticles all day. I can only imagine how incredibly busy they are today, being the last day of the contest.

Yes, you are right – if only the counter is working, it will help a lot. Without the counter it’s difficult to know how many articles are 400+ words as these are the only ones that qualify for this contest. But like others have said – just keep typing, writing and submitting, since you have just few hours to go :)

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Thanks, King, for your encouragement.

I now have 52 articles awaiting review! The last one may or may not have slipped through in time.

Now it will depend on how generous they are about my other articles. In addition to the approximately 49 or 50 I already have (since January), that should hopefully suffice, provided they’ll be generous when it comes to about 5 articles that are on the shortish side. Hoping for extra credit for having quite a few longisher articles…

Keeping my fingers crossed.

My counter has disappeared, by the way!

Whew, what a marathon this turned out to be in the end.

Elisabeth

Comment provided April 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM

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Elisabeth,

In order to be eligible, all articles must have met the minimum word count of 400 words.

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Martin Haworth writes:

Well said – when we are all working so hard to achieve the requirements of the challenge, the rules have to be adhered to by everyone, otherwise the credibility of EzineArticles as a brand will be questioned.

The tools for meeting the criteria are easily accessible on the submission page, so there are no excuses.

Thanks for the clarification Penny.

Martin Haworth

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Thanks for letting me know, Penny. I figured as much.

At least I’ve gotten REALLY close this time! And next time, I’m sure I’ll make it.

I wish I had had a working tracker though (mine got stuck at 53), because then I either would have paced myself a bit better or eased up earlier, when I realized I wasn’t going to make it.

Then again, I’ve got lots of articles out of it, and the editors are reviewing them at record speed, so that’s great! I would have never written those if it hadn’t been for the contest and that last day push..

And I also had no idea I could write this many articles so fast…This opens up all sorts of new possibilities ;-)

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Elisabeth,

I’m glad you enjoyed the challenge. A journey always has its rewards. I’m happy to hear you learned more about yourself along the way. :)

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Amazing! Rules are rules. This was a voluntary contest as most contests are. Yet some people want the rules bent after they accepted the challenge because they were short just a few words or one or two articles for whatever the reason. Amazing! However it it good content for another article or column. Thanks

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Will L. writes:

I am 100% sure that I have completed the challenge yesterday…actually I submitted 101 articles from January 1’st to April 10’th. BUT it never said complete for me on the counter or progress bar, but just remained at 99% for the last 2 articles I submitted.

Did this happen to anyone else?

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Will L. writes:

Why is it that my challenge progress bar remained at 99% for the last 2 articles I submitted? They were both over 400 words and submitted yesterday before 10PM CST.

Did this happen to anyone else where you are sure that you completed but the progress bar never went to 100%??

Comment provided April 11, 2010 at 11:17 AM

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Will,

I’m not sure why that’s happening. If you submitted 100 articles within the time-frame and they’re all approved, you’ll qualify.

Feel free to contact member support if you’re still uneasy.

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Will,

I have contacted you privately regarding this issue. The status bar for the HAHD was working properly.

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Randy writes:

Well,

I didn’t make it, but I have more articles published than ever. Thanks for the challenge.

I also learned quite a bit in the process.

Congratulagtions to everyone who did finish on time.

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Hello #HAHD 3 Folks,

By now you’ve heard that #HAHD 4 is in full swing:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2010/04/hahd-4-starts-may1.html

You’re ALSO invited to join the #HMHD 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge that coincides with #HAHD 4:

All you need is a Nike+ transmitter thingy that costs about $29 to participate:
http://go.nike.com/02frmi0h

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Pearl Beads writes:

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

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John Jones writes:

Sounds like a good plan. write write write… whistle while i work.

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ffl license writes:

I missed out as well. perhaps I should have outsourced the last 20 articles.

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get ffl license writes:

I would like to be contacted if this is repeated. then i can have advance warning.

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I have just started last week and I already have 19 articles. I think I can manage to write 100 before the deadline, or 200 articles. Lets see how it goes!

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Free Delay writes:

How do people write that many articles!!!! It takes me a while just to write one! oh well :-)

Comment provided September 20, 2011 at 4:37 AM

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