#HAHD Just Got A Whole Lot Easier!

Participating in the 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD) just got a whole lot easier!

Thanks to a recent upgrade to the EzineArticles Member Interface, you’ll now be able to actually “sign-up” for the #HAHD Challenge, check your progress anytime and never have to submit a prize claim email again!

How is this Different?

Previously, you did not have the option to sign-up. You simply notified us when all 100 articles were submitted. You also had to manually track your article submission progress. We have taken the guesswork out so you can focus on your writing.

With the newly added features, you will now be able to sign-up for the challenge, track your #HAHD submissions, and update your address on file to make certain you receive your prizes for all your hard work. Are you ready?

Here’s How to Sign-Up:

  1. Log in to the EzineArticles Member Interface.
  2. Click on the “Sign Up for the #HAHD Marathon Challenge” text link in the left navigation bar.
  3. Verify your postal mailing address and update it if necessary. This address must be correct in order to receive your prizes.
  4. Select the author(s) you want to enter into the challenge. Keep in mind that articles from multiple author names may not be combined. However, multiple author names may qualify individually. Prizes will be awarded to each qualified author name.
  5. Click the “Verify & Sign Up” button to submit your #HAHD enrollment.
  6. A confirmation window will appear confirming your enrollment.

In the left navigation bar you’ll now see one or more progress bars indicating your current progress in the #HAHD Challenge for each author name you’ve selected. Once you have submitted the required 100 articles, the progress bar will be be filled and show “100% Complete” beneath it.

That’s all you have to do – you’ll receive your prizes a few weeks after the completion of the challenge!

Just remember, if your postal address changes before the completion of the challenge, you will need to manually update your mailing address by clicking on the “Account Manager” drop-down menu and selecting “Change Account Information” from the menu.

Note: If you’ve already sent a prize claim email for the 3rd challenge, there’s no need to do anything. Your account has been updated to reflect your enrollment and completion of the challenge.

Even if you haven’t started yet, there’s still plenty of time to get those 100 articles written! After that, you’ll be reaping the benefits of increased traffic, credibility and exposure from those articles for years (yes, years!) to come. Now get out there and enroll, then keep writing!

Leave a comment to let us know how this new upgrade works out for you.

To find out more about the #HAHD Challenge, check out this Blog post.

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hosea writes:

after signup, can we change the mailing address later?

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 12:01 PM

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Hosea,

You can change your address at any time. We ask you to update your address during this process so we are not sending packages to empty spaces :)

Marc discusses in this post how you can manually change your address if needed.

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Meggin McIntosh writes:

This is fabulous! I love this feature. I have my little notes here about how many I’ve submitted and now I can just “see” how far along I am each morning when I’m submitting my two for today (at least that’s the plan!)

THANKS! You guys rock!

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 12:52 PM

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hosea writes:

ya! all the manual tracking are gone and I deleted my .txt file

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Hi Marc!

This is very nice! My work is 39% complete…

Thank you!

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM

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Christina,

Thanks for the compliment. The kudos belong to our Development Team – they’re the ones who brought this idea to reality.

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Lisa writes:

Saw this last night when I was submitting an article and was happy to see they were able to put it into action. Tweeted a message right when I saw it. Tell your Dev team they rock! :D

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM

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Oh, so you’re the one who let the cat out of the bag … ;-)

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Lisa writes:

haha I didn’t say what it was- just that I saw something new that greatly pleased me. hehe

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Owais Siddiqui writes:

85% and counting…
I was wondering if the first 100 have already been completed!

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 5:09 PM

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R Kalpana writes:

Hey,

You introduced this feature dot on time because after activating this feature I just completed submitting my 100 articles for this challenge.

This is a great feature! It takes a lot of manual work off our hands.

Kalpana

Comment provided February 3, 2010 at 10:26 PM

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Lisa writes:

Congrats on finishing!

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R Kalpana writes:

Thanks, Lisa.

Raj

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Michael Parker writes:

After I verified my mailing address it shows 1% yet though I submitted 49 articles up till now since 4th. January “47 articles were approved already.”
I wish you can solve such problems and thanks for these new great features.

Comment provided February 4, 2010 at 4:26 AM

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Michael,

Please be sure your articles meet the minimum word count for this challenge (400 words). If they don’t, they will not qualify.

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Michael Parker writes:

Thank you so much for your fast reply, that’s it then as I noticed most of them are less than 400 words excluding the resource box.
Thanks again for your continuous support.

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Sam writes:

Just curious to know if there’ll be another HAHD challenge after this one finishes? I’d like to do this one for one of my author names/sites, and then the next (if there is one) for a second.

Comment provided February 4, 2010 at 11:02 AM

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Sam,

I won’t make any promises, but considering the popularity of the #HAHD Challenges I think it’s safe to say there will be more. Good luck with this one!

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Sam writes:

Thanks Marc!

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I just want to say that the 400 word minimum for this challenge has been good for me. I now spend more time crafting a five paragraph article that has more meat to it, and the difference in quality really shows, at least to me.
Thanks,
Connie

Comment provided February 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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Victorya Gold writes:

What if I have heard only today about the challenge and want to participate? Can I submit 3 articles per day ?

Comment provided February 6, 2010 at 10:55 AM

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Victorya,

By all means – many submit 3 articles/day or more to catch up! You can submit 100 articles on the very last day if you so choose. You only need to submit 100 articles within the 100 day window to qualify.

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Midge writes:

I have only just heard about the Article Challenge today. Does the counting of the 100 articles start from the sign-up date?

Comment provided February 8, 2010 at 7:05 PM

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Midge,

No, it does not. It starts from January 1st. It doesn’t matter when you enroll – any articles submitted after the start date of the Challenge will count toward your total.

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EslamTalaat writes:

Well ,Well,Well

Frankly Speaking I was a little bet lazy
But you have motivated me again
See me in the final day of the marathon

Thanks

Comment provided February 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM

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Tehmina Mazher writes:

Hi All,

I have submitted 100 articles and 100 % is appeariing in my account , now I want to participate for second time and submit 100 more articles what should I do?

Tehmina

Comment provided February 14, 2010 at 9:36 AM

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Tehmina,

Simply submit 100 more articles under an alternate author name. You can find out more about alternate authors in this post:
http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2009/06/creating-and-using-effective-pen-names.html

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Tehmina Mazher writes:

Is there any method to qualify again by submitting another 100 articles under the same name. As only in that case I can continue to enjoy the benefits of top expert article of various categories (For example diabetes).

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Lisa writes:

Currently no or I would have qualified a few times over in each challenge. I prefer to keep all of my writing under the one name, however.

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JINGO EDWARD writes:

Hi Lisa, this is Edward from Uganda. I have been following up with your coments but it seems you are a very good writter

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Tehmina,

Lisa is correct, we don’t currently allow members to qualify multiple times under the same author name. That is definitely something we’ll take under consideration for future challenges.

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DanielB writes:

Heck, I’d do it alone to get the Premium Membership bonus. Nearly $600 value, that more than most people are paying on ELance and Craigslist.

Best,
Daniel
CopyStratic.com

Comment provided February 18, 2010 at 3:49 PM

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I didnt know we could win prizes when we wrote 100 articles… better get to work!

Comment provided February 19, 2010 at 1:07 PM

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Aakash Shah writes:

I dont believe myself. I have submitted 100 articles in a single day. It took me 12 hours to do it.
I hope i will submit couple of hundreds more in coming 2 weeks on weekends.

Comment provided February 21, 2010 at 1:39 PM

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Okay, here we go. 100 articles in about 50 days. But if I am dedicated to doing this, I am dedicated to doing it well. My niche is stress management. If you have suggestions, questions, or ideas for stress management, please leave them for me at:
stressjudo.blinkweb.com
Also, if you have suggestions you want me to present on my site or to my list, just leave for me at that same site.
Good luck to everyone!
Rick Carter

P.S. It is really refreshing to see the dialogues and communications between posters going on.

Comment provided February 21, 2010 at 11:20 PM

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Jeanette Joy writes:

I just submitted my first article in too long. I love my big EzineArticles coffee cup!

Congratulations Akash Shah for submitting 100 artilces in a day. Want a job?

Comment provided March 12, 2010 at 3:42 PM

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Charles Moore writes:

What a great motivator!

I was slowing down at only 44%…you were watching me right? :)

Now I know I will finish! Thanks for the extra encouragement to make us get moving and out of the “will I make it” stage!

Comment provided March 12, 2010 at 6:58 PM

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Jayan B writes:

Just what I needed to get myself pumped up.

Comment provided March 14, 2010 at 8:05 PM

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Jackie Jones writes:

There’s nothing to it but to do it.

Comment provided March 18, 2010 at 11:55 AM

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Patrick Logan writes:

I see a lot of talk about the 100/100 challange, but what about the 30/30 challange? I’ve even challanged some associates to join me (last week) with that mug in a “toast to our success” when we meet.

Is there any info about this?

Thanks
Patrick

Comment provided March 19, 2010 at 4:01 PM

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Patrick,

I’m planning on doing a status report at the halfway point of that Challenge, so watch for an update on Twitter late next week.

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Patrick Logan writes:

Well Marc…

I made my 30 articles in 30 days… and waiting for the coffee cup. But whats even better… I have 3 been “found” by 3 new business associates because of the articles.

What’s next… Its almost summer… maybe 25 articles that must be written while you’re on the beach… or poolside?

Patrick

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Congratulations!

I like the idea of articles at the beach or poolside … hmmmm … maybe call it the 2 Article Weekend Waterside Challenge!

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Malika Sharma writes:

Hi,
so far my profile shows that I have completed my HAHD Marathon Challenge to 24%. I tried to submit one more article today, but it says I have no more submissions left. Please help, as I am really in need of submitting 100 more articles.
Regards,
Malika

Comment provided March 21, 2010 at 4:05 PM

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Malika,

A review of your account has been completed. You now have more submissions.

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Malika Sharma writes:

Thank you so much :) Love you EzineArticles …

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Mah writes:

Hi Everybody,

Congratz to all who have completed the challenge. I think I have been able to complete this for at least 1 author (only the approved articles count, right?).

One query here, do I need to send that mail after 1 April?

Thanks!

Comment provided March 23, 2010 at 10:35 AM

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Congratulations, Mah! No need to send anything. Provided you signed up for the challenge on your Member Home Page, you’re set to go.

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imran writes:

Hi,

I have completed the 100 articles and the bar says “100% Complete”. Do i need to send you an email for claiming the prize or it will be done, automatically?

Imran

Comment provided March 24, 2010 at 4:21 AM

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Imran,

Nothing more to do. Everything is now done automatically.

Congratulations!

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imran writes:

thank you.

My last 30 articles were submitted after March 10, 2010. It means i can get the MUG prize too without submitting more articles?

Or i need to submit 30 more articles, before April, 10?

Comment provided March 24, 2010 at 8:18 AM

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Imran,

Nope, once again there’s nothing more for you to. If you did indeed submit 30 qualifying articles since 3/10, then you’ve qualified for a cartoon mug!

Congratulations again!

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Third challenge is now complete! Wipe the sweat off the brow, take a depth breath, pat yourself on the back.A little slower completion time frame than the second one. Yet, bottom line the goal was achieved. Just one article a day on average really is not all that much if you are truly honest with yourself.

Comment provided April 7, 2010 at 1:29 PM

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Herman writes:

Congratulations Leanne..I just completed my 100th article today, April 9th, 1 day ahead of the deadline. I feel a great sense of accomplishment…yippeee!

Comment provided April 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM

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Mah writes:

I completed both the HAHD and the 30 day Cartoon Mug challenge. So I hope to get at least 2 HAHD mugs and 1 cartoon one . BTW where do I go and choose my cartoon mug ? :D

Comment provided April 9, 2010 at 2:39 PM

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Susan writes:

Two authors! Plus the last 30 Day Cartoon Mugs!

What a collection! Thank you EzineArticles for adding the extra push…I nearly gave up on one. :)

I should get you to bundle it all in one box to save postage to Australia!

Comment provided April 9, 2010 at 3:04 PM

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Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

My progress bar was stuck at 53 since sometime on Friday, and never moved beyond that number even though I submitted tons more articles since then. I’m not entirely sure how that number on the progress bar related to submitted vs. published articles… right now, I have 52 in the to be reviewed queue.

Anyway, when I checked on it after submitting my last article at around midnight last night, it was gone completely!!!

Help!

I hope you all will count my articles somehow…

Comment provided April 11, 2010 at 5:33 AM

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Tyler writes:

Was your articles above 400 words?

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Joshua writes:

Elisabeth, mine got stuck on 76% Friday. Contact support in your members area. If you submitted enough articles, they’ll help you out.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 8:56 PM

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Tyler writes:

Last time, I did write 200 articles but it was in a variety of names. So didn’t qualify. THis time I’m going to stick through and be the first to finish the challenge.

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 12:28 AM

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Count me in on the 4th HAHD – all the excitement the 3rd HAHD generated must be contagious:-)

Marc, all entries under one author name, right? But different niches are fine? Do confirm -tx

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 2:30 AM

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Lisa writes:

Yes, you can write on different topics/niches as long as it’s all under one name and each meets the guidelines, you’re free to write on whatever you wish! (I do)

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Jill Matthews writes:

I’ve just designed my first website and have never written an article in my life. I’m up for the 100/100 challenge. Thanks EzineArticles for the idea.

Comment provided April 28, 2010 at 7:16 PM

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Mah writes:

Received the 2 sets of HAHD gifts yesterday :) Also ordered the mug against the Cartoon Mug coupon. I am all up for the next HAHD .. when does it start ? 1st of May, right ? Well, people count me in.

Btw, what are the goodies this time ;)

Comment provided April 29, 2010 at 12:56 AM

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Mah – Here’s your answer: http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2010/04/hahd-4-starts-may1.html :)

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Amanda writes:

OK I completely disappointed myself in the 3rd challenge. This time will be different. I’m in. I’m motivated and I am definitely ready;-D

Comment provided April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

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Wayne Turner writes:

Would it be possible to mark the package our prizes are sent as promotional material with no commercial value? Us international prize winners have to pay import duties and tax before we can receive our prizes from customs.

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 10:11 AM

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Shirley Bass writes:

Hi, it feels good to be back, after our home burned down on March 14th. I’ve been gone so long that I’m not sure what’s happening.

I signed up for the #HAHD challenge or thought I did. I verified my address, but nothing else came up for me to choose my author name.

I don’t see two bars in my interface. In fact, I can’t see that I signed up for this challenge.

What did I do wrong and how can I fix it?

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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Shirley Bass writes:

I refreshed the page and everything’s okay. Looking forward to the challenge.

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 2:21 PM

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typesofdiabetes writes:

thank you for your step it clear..

Comment provided June 6, 2010 at 10:53 PM

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Robert Deveau writes:

I’m in and this time I’m going to win the prizes.

Comment provided September 16, 2010 at 11:29 AM

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Jerry Wear writes:

Hi to you all I will do this. I willdo my best Iam looking forward to it. THANK YOU JERRY WEAR

Comment provided September 20, 2010 at 3:26 PM

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Ivette Muller writes:

OK, going to give this a try again. I wasn’t able to finish the challenge #3 but it’s worth a try!

Comment provided September 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

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Dr.Ashokan Kannarath writes:

Hai All, I will do it and wish U all of you for the goal.

Comment provided September 20, 2010 at 9:08 PM

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I will join this challenge.

Comment provided September 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM

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Rama writes:

Hi,

Do we need to post on article daily in this marathon or we can post, say, 5 articles in a day and take a break for 4 days.

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 1:40 AM

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You only need to submit 100 qualifying articles within the 100 day period. It doesn’t matter when you submit them.

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Stan writes:

Going for it this time, 100 should be no problem at all ;)

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

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Grace Olugbodi writes:

I’m in!

Comment provided September 22, 2010 at 2:37 AM

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Andrea Amador writes:

Hey there Guys,

Count me in. I loooooove this great new feature. It takes all the guesswork out of manually tracking.

Thank you, EzineArticles for your constant, continued dedication to service. Love you guys.

Sincerely,

Andrea

Comment provided September 22, 2010 at 4:09 AM

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gopal writes:

What a idea to move big to write articles to EzineArticles.

What if?
You love it.
You sign it.
You get gift.
You make image.
You grow big.

Chance to avail, God himself knocking your door.

Comment provided September 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM

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David Achi writes:

All the credit is your’s. Am in this full time, and just keep loving it.

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David Achi writes:

Am really glad about this contest. We will see on the last day of this. Love you guys

Comment provided September 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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David Achi writes:

Its really a boost to jerk me up. I move around with my pen and note-pad. I love this

Comment provided September 23, 2010 at 8:40 AM

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Linda Schneider writes:

Hi, guys. I entered, but my accepted articles are not showing up on the left in the #HAHD window. Shows 0 articles. I’m so motivated by the little things. Any idea?

Comment provided September 27, 2010 at 8:01 PM

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I passed this message on to our Member Support team. They’ll be contacting you privately.

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Marc Turner writes:

I got my 18% complete today. I am very happy.
Cheerrss!!!

Comment provided October 6, 2010 at 2:23 AM

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