Article Writing and Marketing Tips to Retweet

Every month @EzineArticles provides well over 100 useful tidbits of information, fun facts and training – We’ve gathered 30 of the best ones from August right here. Retweet any (or all!) of them to enhance your article writing and marketing efforts.

Just CLICK on to auto-populate your Twitter status field.

EzineArticles Tips and Training Snippets:

  • Don’t cite yourself in your article. It’s promotional, confusing and referring to yourself in the 3rd person is just weird.
  • Warning: CAPS. Use only as directed. Excessive use of CAPS can cause traffic constipation and reader termination.
  • When writing articles, consistency is key. This applies to your spelling, word tense, as well as your content.
  • Writing Tip: Use shorter vs. longer sentences. The content is easier to digest.
  • Is your writing coming out like a wet blanket? Use a more positive tone and use ACTIVE vs. PASSIVE language.
  • Tip: Write in your own voice. If you whip out a thesaurus for every other word, your readers will reject your competency.
  • Derivative content makes for some really unhappy publishers AND readers. Be kind, DON’T REWIND .
  • Commonly confused words: ‘Conceited’ and ‘Conceded’ – Do you have an inflated ego or are you true, just and proper?

EzineArticles Fun Facts:

  • We’ve picked the funniest captions in our ‘Give this Cartoon a Caption’ contest. See the winners here:
  • 100 Most Often Misspelled Words In English: – Suggest reviewing this in the coming weeks.

EzineArticles Inside Information:

  • Great news! Our new article submission form is now live. Submit an article today and check out the cool new features!
  • #HAHD 4 Final Stats: Of the 2,615 Expert Authors who enrolled, 261 successfully qualified with more than 100 articles.
  • Premium members scheduled their articles for release during these 2 peak time periods: 10am and 3pm CST-USA time.
  • Premium Article Scheduling Change: The scheduled date is now displayed for pending articles. Go check it out!
  • Self-Improvement: Memory-Training has highest month-over-month email alert growth rate 4.6 percent –
  • Highest new article email alert niches by email memberships: Weight Loss, Sexuality, Dating, Positive Attitude and Careers.
  • #HAHD 4 Final Stats: Total qualified with 500 articles = 10, with 1,000 articles = 2. Top qualifier = 1,056 articles.
  • Fact: We tweet new article alerts for 33,051 members who have 21.4 million total followers (647 avg followers per member).
  • 300 more articles were scheduled for future release by members this month than last.

Motivational Moments:

Misc. Words of Wisdom:

  • I love the smell of fresh articles in the morning, it smells like Traffic! Monitor via Author Tools: My Article Reports.
  • Thanks to @hermandrost for the in-depth blog post on how to integrate social media with EzineArticles –
  • What’s your comfort zone? Identify your comfort zone when writing articles and try the opposite! You may glean new ideas!
  • RT @MaritzaParra @ChrisKnight and @jeffherring on Integrating Social Media & Article Marketing —
  • Don’t bill your 1,000-word+ piece as a ‘little article’ or your 400-word morsel as ‘all inclusive.’ Deliver as promised.
  • Before publication, a mistake is like a tiny tree hidden in a forest. Afterward, it shines like a beacon via @roseydow2

Have you got a Twitter question? Post it here to get some answers.


MyReadingChair writes:

LOVE this post!!!

Thanks for some Friday afternoon fodder for Twitter (@MyReadingChair).

Keep up the fantastic work you do!

Mary Cruickshank
Platinum Expert Author

P.S. Posted a link to this article on my blog.

Comment provided September 3, 2010 at 1:45 PM


Thanks for the link on your blog, Mary. =)


Marc writes:

I’d like to add that if 100 percent of your sentences are extremely short, the article doesn’t flow well. It has a choppy, staccato feel to it (to me at an any rate). I like using a mix of short and medium length sentences.

Words commonly regarded as fluff like “however”, “also”, “such as”, “therefore”, etc, act to blend your sentences smoothly together.

Comment provided September 4, 2010 at 6:51 AM


Carole Jenkins writes:

I love it! A ton of knowledge all in one place. You rock EzineArticles

Comment provided September 4, 2010 at 7:32 AM


Lance Winslow writes:

What do you do if you just cannot comprehend why Tweeter is even a viable or worthy communication device for humans? Personally, I think it is for the birds, and that the person who came up with the concept did too, it was a joke to them, but they are quite happy watching the human race bloviate all day long. This has been my theory from the onset. I remain tweeter-less.

Someone please explain to me what the big deal is with Tweeter – I seriously don’t get it.

Comment provided September 4, 2010 at 9:01 PM


Wendy Ager writes:

Hi Lance,

I felt that way, but I always say, “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”, and that’s what I did.

If you want to see the kinds of things I post, there’s a feed on my website. You will find some other people do this, so you can see the kinds of things people Tweet about that way without having to join Twitter.

I hope this helps you.

Wendy Ager
Get Better Coaching

Comment provided September 5, 2010 at 2:59 PM


Per Nilsen writes:

Great blog. I belive my articles are being much better after reading this. I’m still a newbie to Ezine but this blog gives me hope :-)

Comment provided September 6, 2010 at 6:08 PM


Cancer Cure writes:

Wow, this article is loaded with words of wisdom.

And I really enjoy the witty comments like “can cause traffic constipation and reader termination”.

The wit makes it so much easier to read, and keeps my attention. Yes, I do have a short attention span :-)

Thanks so much!

Comment provided September 7, 2010 at 4:31 PM


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