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1. Performance: Tracking the performance of your articles is important to your article writing success. Use the My.EzineArticles.com Performance page to monitor your articles’ traffic over time, compare your articles, analyze your article’s statistics, and get the search terms used to find your articles.

2. Email Alerts: Feel like you are falling behind on scoping out your competitors or keeping up with the Expert Author community? Don’t worry! We’ll come to you. Sign up for Email Alerts to receive insider information, updates, announcements, writing tips, and new tools.

3. Title Suggestions: An article’s title has to be positioned just right to attract readers and search engines. Let us do the “work” of writing laser-targeted titles for you or simply use the Title Suggestions as inspiration for your next article.
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#HAHD 6 Gets Underway Today

The sixth, and final, 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD) is underway!

Just think, if you dedicate the time to write just one article every day for the next 100 days, you’d add a completely new dimension of success to your article writing and marketing campaign. So why not start today? After all, today marks Day 1 of #HAHD 6. Have you signed up yet?

The Challenge

To be eligible for #HAHD 6, sign up now through your EzineArticles account. Once you sign up, your objective is to submit at least 100 qualifying articles of 400 words or more anytime between 12:01AM CT-US Monday, January 10th and 11:59PM CT-US Tuesday, April 19th.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, we’re also holding a Double #HAHD Challenge. Write an additional 100 articles (total of 200) in the same time limit and you’ll be rewarded with a bonus prize!

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#HAHD 6 is Coming Up Fast – Starts January 10th!

Are you ready? The 6th, and final, “100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge” (#HAHD) begins in just 4 days!

This challenge (and article writing and marketing, in general) requires a “marathoner’s mentality.” It takes a strong commitment to write high-quality, original articles consistently over a long period of time. That’s exactly the level of consistency you’ll want to develop if you want to be truly successful at article writing and marketing.

To qualify*, sign up and submit at least 100 qualifying articles of 400 words or more anytime between 12:01AM CT-US Monday, January 10th and 11:59PM CT-US Sunday, April 19th. Once those 100 articles are approved, you’re qualified!

#HAHD 6 will be the final installment of this writing marathon series, so step up and help make it the most productive challenge ever.

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#HAHD 5 Wraps Up Tomorrow

The 5th #HAHD Marathon Challenge comes to a close on Friday, December 31st at 11:59PM CT-US.

This deadline will be here before you know it. Keep submitting your high-quality original articles to qualify.

To complete the Challenge, you must successfully submit 100 qualifying articles of 400 words or more during the 100 days of the Challenge, which ends tomorrow, December 31st. If you’ve signed up for this writing marathon, you can check out how close you are to the 100 article mark and any other goals you set for yourself with the #HAHD 5 progress bars in the Author’s Area of your account.

If you’re already past 100 articles and looking for more of a challenge, aim to qualify for the Double #HAHD Challenge. Write an additional 100 articles (total of 200) in the same time limit and we’ll reward you with a bonus prize!

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#HAHD 5 Starts Today

The fifth 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD) is underway!

If you set a goal today to write one article daily until December 31st and achieve that goal, you’ll have 100 new, high-quality articles to your credit by the end of 2010. In the spirit of that thought, today marks Day 1 of #HAHD 5. Have you signed up yet?

The Challenge

To be eligible for #HAHD 5, sign up now through your EzineArticles account. Once you sign up, your objective is to submit at least 100 qualifying articles of 400 words or more anytime between 12:01AM CT-US Thursday, September 23rd and 11:59PM CT-US Friday, December 31st.

Along with the successful completion of this challenge, you’ll:

  • Get more high-quality traffic driven back to your website.
  • Grow your readership.
  • Develop a reputation of quality by sharing your unique expertise in your niche.
  • Put yourself among an elite group of Expert Authors who’ve completed an #HAHD Marathon Challenge.

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#HAHD 5 Starts September 23rd!

Are you ready? The 5th “100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge” (#HAHD) begins in just a few days!

TO QUALIFY:* You’ll need to sign up and submit at least 100 qualifying articles of 400 words or more anytime between 12:01AM CT-US Thursday, September 23rd and 11:59PM CT-US Friday, December 31st. Once those 100 articles are approved, you’re qualified!

Sounds simple enough, right? We’ve added a couple of bonus prizes to give you an extra push and the Personal Goal progress bar is back again so you can set and track your own personal goal above and beyond the 100 articles needed to qualify for #HAHD.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, we’re also holding a Double #HAHD Challenge. Write an additional 100 articles (total of 200) in the same time limit and we’ll reward you with a bonus prize!

QUALIFICATION PRIZES:

  • All Qualifiers Receive:

    1. Downloadable #HAHD Certificate of Achievement (frame not included)
    2. Limited-Edition EzineArticles #HAHD Mouse Pad
    3. Limited-Edition EzineArticles Multi-Purpose Padfolio
    4. Limited-Edition Data DVD with EzineArticles Videos
    5. EzineArticles Member’s Pen
    6. EzineArticles “My Next 10 Article Ideas” Notepad
  • Double #HAHD Challenge Bonus Prize: EzineArticles Flash Drive Pre-Loaded with Article Templates
     
  • Added Bonus: The top 100 members for total number of approved submissions will also qualify to be selected for 1 of 10 FREE 1-year EzineArticles Premium Membership subscriptions valued at $697 each!

Registration has already begun! Check out the left navigation bar in your Member’s Area Homepage for the sign-up link.

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#HAHD 4 Wrap-Up

This post was updated on August 20, 2010 at 5:50PM

Congratulations to everyone who qualified for the most successful #HAHD Challenge ever!

The 4th 100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD) wrapped up this past weekend and the results are in:

Results:

  • 2,615 Authors enrolled in the #HAHD Challenge
  • 220 Authors completed the #HAHD Challenge (Completion Rate of 8.4%)
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more details as we finalize and verify the list of qualifiers for the Challenge and the Double #HAHD Challenge

Prize Status:

  • Certificates of Completion – All #HAHD qualifiers should have already been notified of your successful completion of the challenge by the appearance of your printable “Certificate of Completion” on your Author’s Area home page. There is no need to send a prize request email.
     
  • #HAHD Prize Packages – We will be mailing the prize packages (mug, tote bag, wall clock and mouse pad) in the coming weeks. Please allow additional mailing time for locations outside of the continental U.S.
     
  • Top 100 Premium Drawing – The top 100 qualifiers by total number of submitted articles will be entered in a drawing to receive 1 of 10 free 1-year EzineArticles Premium Membership subscriptions valued at $697 each!
     
  • Double #HAHD Challenge – Double #HAHD qualifiers will begin receiving their leather-bound journal packages in the coming weeks.

In the spirit of healthy competition, the 100 Miles in 100 Days Running Challenge (#HMHD) was launched alongside #HAHD 4. Congratulations to everyone who signed up for this NIKE+ Running Challenge and especially the 15 competitors who completed over 100 miles.

Again, congratulations to everyone who qualified for these challenges! Watch the Blog, Twitter and Facebook Fan Page for details on the 5th #HAHD Marathon Challenge scheduled to begin Thursday, September 23rd. In the meantime, remember to continue the positive (and profitable!) habit of submitting at least one article per day to really turbocharge your article marketing success!

#HAHD 4 Final Stats:

  • Of the 2,615 Expert Authors who enrolled, 261 (10%) successfully qualified with 100+ articles.
  • Total Qualifiers = 261, Double Qualifiers = 68, Triple-Qualifiers = 22, Quadruple Qualifiers = 14
  • Total qualified with 500+ articles = 10, with 1,000+ articles = 2. Top qualifier = 1,056 articles
  • Top 100 qualifiers article count cutoff = 129 articles.

#HAHD 4: Final Days Countdown

The 4th #HAHD Marathon Challenge comes to a close on Sunday, August 8th at 11:59PM CT-US.

This deadline is approaching fast! Keep submitting your high-quality original articles to qualify.

To complete the Challenge you must successfully submit 100 qualifying articles of 400 words or more between Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Once you officially sign up in the Author’s Area of your account, you can use the #HAHD 4 progress bars to monitor how close you are to the 100 article mark and any other goals you set for yourself.

Remember that submitting more articles means more high-quality traffic driven to your links. Also, completing this challenge will boost your reputation as an expert in your niche.

As a reward for completing the Hundred Articles in a Hundred Days Marathon Challenge (#HAHD), we send each qualifying member an assortment of cool limited-edition EzineArticles logo gear.

If 100 articles isn’t enough of a challenge for you, we’ve also upped the ante this time by adding a Double #HAHD Challenge! Write an additional 100 articles (200 total) in the same time frame and we’ll reward you with more special prizes!

QUALIFICATION PRIZES:

  • All Qualifiers Receive:

    1. Downloadable #HAHD Certificate of Achievement (frame not included)
    2. Original Limited-Edition EzineArticles #HAHD Trophy Mug
    3. Limited-Edition EzineArticles #HAHD Mouse Pad
    4. Limited-Edition EzineArticles #HAHD Canvas Tote Bag
    5. Limited-Edition EzineArticles Motivational Wall Clock
  • Double #HAHD Challenge Prizes:

    1. EzineArticles Leather-Bound Journal
    2. EzineArticles Premium Pen
  • Added Bonus: The top 100 members for total number of approved submissions will also qualify to be selected for 1 of 10 FREE 1-year EzineArticles Premium Membership subscriptions valued at $697 each!

Participating in this writing challenge is just one way you can set personal goals and stay motivated to write. Leave a comment to share your experiences of this #HAHD, past Challenges and how you stay motivated.

Give this Cartoon a Caption

So you think you’re funny, huh? Well it’s time to prove it!

We need your help in coming up with the perfect caption for this cartoon. Submit a funny EzineArticles-related caption via the “Comments” below or on our Facebook Fan Page. In one week we’ll pick the one that makes us laugh the hardest.

If we select yours, you’ll not only receive honor and appreciation from the EzineArticles community, you’ll also receive an EzineArticles cartoon mug with this cartoon (and your caption) on it! Plus, we might use your captioned cartoon in a future Blog entry.

So take a well-deserved break, get your thinking cap on and submit your best EzineArticles-related caption(s).

People love to laugh. So when you’re done sending us your caption, why not weave a little humor into your next set of original articles? Your readers will appreciate the breath of fresh air.

This contest has ended. Click here to view a list of the winners.

Author’s Brew Becomes a Reality

What was once merely an April Fool’s Day gag is now part of the real world of EzineArticles … and a reward for those who have already completed the #HAHD 4 Marathon Challenge!

Less than 3 months ago, we had a little April Fool’s Day fun at our members’ expense by running a Blog post featuring a mythical line of highly-caffeinated beverages called Author’s Brew. These beverages were said to be formulated for the unique demands of article writers and marketers and were guaranteed to help you write and submit more high-quality, original articles than ever before.

When we revealed the ruse, many people were disappointed. They had genuinely hoped for a line of high-octane beverages designed for the special needs of sleep-deprived authors. It didn’t take us long to realize that we needed to make Author’s Brew more than just a figment of our somewhat twisted imaginations. So we got to work developing a beverage that was just a bit more “tangible.”

Introducing: (The Real) Author’s Brew.

A generous blend of Kona and other medium-roast Arabica beans, Author’s Brew is a smooth, yet robust and flavorful coffee. Its delicious aroma and light acidity disguise its invigorating kick. With 135mg of caffeine per 8oz serving, it’s guaranteed to help prevent and eliminate many common productivity killers like:

  • Writer’s Block …
  • Afternoon Slump …
  • Motivation Deficit …
  • Garden Variety Laziness …
  • Early Morning Hard Starts …
  • and an Overall Lack of Ideas!

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