Gloria Thomas Anderson – Author Spotlight

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that professional speakers are almost always a perfect candidate to be an idea EzineArticles expert author. Motivational speaker & writer Gloria Thomas-Anderson is a great example of this.

What I liked about Gloria’s profile & articles:

Completed profile, including author photo & extended description/bio.

Gloria added her ISBN of her most recent works, Passion For Your Purpose: Discovering Peace, Direction and Balance in your life.

If you’ve followed this blog discussion, you know it’s hard to write a high quality authentic article under 500 words…but Gloria has mastered this.

If I was Gloria’s article writing/marketing coach: I’d recommend adding more vertical spaces between her numbered lists of items (within her articles); to be careful on article title character limits (and if you hit a limit, then change the title to fit the limit rather than cutting a word in half); to be careful on the vertical length of her resource box as it gives the appearance of a 50/50 ratio to content when a 15/85 ratio is an ideal target; and lastly, to be adding consistently to her article inventory each year.

This is the kind of author that our audience begs us for more. :)



Hi Chris!

I tried to write 2 very short articles as Suzanne from the Summer Challenge told us we should write, but my shorter one was a 441 words article. She told us they had to be 250 words articles! I can’t write such a short article! The subjects I write about require explanations.

I like to give full information in my articles because it gives them value.
Usually my articles have to be 600 ‚¬€ 1000 words if I want to say something really substantial.

I think it’s not hard to write short articles successfully, but they usually are too poor comparing with the longer ones, if we consider the amount of information we give.

Their value is important because only if they are very good they can be on Google’s first page with only 2 or 3 basic keywords. I prefer to write articles of that kind than shorter and simpler ones which don’t have the chance to have a good ranking, because there is too much competition in my field.

Comment provided August 13, 2007 at 2:59 PM


Edward Weiss writes:

Interesting articles Gloria. Well written and thought provoking.

One thing I noticed. And it’s not just this author due to the layout of Google ads.

The first paragraph ends up “looking” very long. It might be just 3 sentences but because of the design of EzineArticles, it does not look “easy” to read.

Maybe it’s just me, but I specifically keep my opening paragraph very short. After the headline, the first few lines are the most important for getting an article read.

If it looks “blocky” readers may click away.

Comment provided August 13, 2007 at 4:33 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Wow, I never learned so much in one hour about women and inspiration in my life. Great articles, excellent choice for Top Author Award.

Comment provided August 13, 2007 at 9:01 PM


Richard Jarman writes:

I’m a little confused about the resource box ratio that Christopher mentioned. What is an 15/85 ratio, as opposed to a 50/50 ratio? I’m not sure what we’re comparing…

Comment provided August 13, 2007 at 11:49 PM




I’m saying that the RESOURCE BOX should be 15% of the total word count of the article body plus resource box combined.


In addition, the resource box should have a vertical height of no more than 15% of the total line count of the article.


If your article is 100 lines total of vertical length including the resource box, the resource box should be no more than 15 vertical lines long.

Comment provided August 14, 2007 at 9:19 AM


Richard Jarman writes:

Christopher–Ahhhh! Got it. Thanks!!

Comment provided August 14, 2007 at 11:59 AM


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