Get Ready for #HAHD 4!

Updated on April 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Get ready, because the 4th “100 Articles in 100 Days Marathon Challenge” (#HAHD) begins in just a little over 2 weeks!

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 Saturday, May 1st and 11:59PM CT-US Sunday, August 8th. Once those 100 articles are approved, you’re qualified!

Prizes and Sign-Up Details

  • Prizes for completing #HAHD 4 are YTBD and will be announced prior to May 1st. We’re always open to [reasonable] suggestions, so leave a comment and give us yours!
  • You’ll be able to start signing up online in the next few days. Registration has already begun! Check out the left navigation bar on your Member’s Area Home page for the sign-up link.

Looking for a little inspiration and motivation? Before the start of the challenge, invest a few minutes checking out “What is the Point of Doing the EzineArticles Challenge?” by Matt Lenzie for an insightful look at the benefits of undertaking and completing an #HAHD challenge.

For More Information:

Are YOU planning to take the #HAHD 4 Challenge? If so, let the rest of the article writing and marketing world know by leaving a comment below. Then really solidify your plans 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 writing and marketing begins by announcing your intentions to participate in #HAHD 4. Prepare yourself: Write and submit one article every day starting today. That way when the challenge begins on Saturday, May 1st, you’ll already have developed the habits you’ll need to succeed!

* 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. Members may qualify multiple times under multiple author names.
  2. Participants are required to sign-up for this challenge prior to its completion on August 8th.
  3. Qualification is based on submission date, not approval date, of articles. However, articles must inevitably be approved to qualify.
  4. 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.



Yes, let’s do it again! Thanks to all at EzineArticles for doing this.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 12:43 PM


Keith writes:

Of course I’m in!

Lost count last time around the 150 mark – target is 200 for this round.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 12:46 PM


Marte writes:

Yes, count me in!

I got busy writing for clients and fell behind in February, so missed out on #3. I appreciated having the mini-challenge to do so I didn’t feel like a total loser!

Glad to give it another whirl.


Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM


Sam writes:

I didn’t complete the last challenge, as a result of starting way too late, so I’m definitely doing this one. I hope a mug will be included in the prizes again – I’m yet to acquire an EzineArticles mug (I’m outside the US & got a mousemat instead when I reached Platinum status), so hopefully I’ll get one this time around! : )

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 2:46 PM


Blaine Moore writes:

I’m in – since I’ll be starting at the 100 days to go (well, 98 days to go since I don’t submit articles on the weekends…) I should have an easier time than the last challenge when I really started at 30 days to go.

Since I made it last time, my goal this time is going to be 200 articles. I’ll have to note where I’m at when I start so I can actually figure out how many I have this time without manually having to count them!

Looking forward to it…

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM



When you enroll in the #HAHD Challenge we track your progress for you. After you enroll there will be a status bar on the left side of your members area.

No more manual tracking is needed :)


Blaine Moore writes:


The tracker only counts up to 100 and then it stops. :)

If I’m aiming for 200 in the next challenge, I’d need to count the extra 100 on my own.

Not that that’s a problem.



I understand :)

P.S. Watch for a change on the tracking for #HAHD 4 :)


mikevideo147 writes:

agree with you



Thanks for doing this again! This time I will complete it…ah year I also hope for the mug :-)

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 3:59 PM



I completed one challenge in the past. It was so much fun and provided a great sense of accomplishment. I’ll enter the #HAHD and see if I can do it again.


Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 4:11 PM


Cathy Chapman writes:

Yes, I’m pumped. I completed my first challenge and it was great! Really had me disciplined.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM


Elisabeth Kuhn writes:

Well, I got “this” close in #3, so now that I know how fast I can write articles if I have to, I’m going to pace myself a bit better and get them in with some time to spare…

My suggestion for prizes…

Of course, the mug is the real trophy. And beyond that… maybe some high quality gel pens to write with on those note pads?:

Definitely offer those Year-long Premium memberships again as prizes. And myabe a few extra 3-month memberships too, to motivate us even more and increase the odds.

I.e., 10 year-longs and another 25 3-month memberships for the top 100 submtters…

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM


Nuno Oliveira writes:

I hope to start writing a good number of articles for the next competition. I take a while to write each one because quality is important for me…

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM


Nuno Oliveira writes:

I agree with Elisabeth Kuhn, some 3-month memberships would be welcomed, and who knows, maybe some people would continue as premium members, it would be a win-win situation.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 5:23 PM


Mary Ransom writes:

I am new to the site but I am excited about the challenge, count me in and wish me luck.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 6:03 PM


Andrew writes:


Thanks for the link!

Happy Days


Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 6:50 PM


Rose writes:

Oh Yes! I do plan on entering this one. It will be my first :)

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 8:46 PM


Lisa writes:

I’m in again. Welcome to the newcomers as well. :)

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM


Russ writes:

Yur hair was a different color before wasn’t it? White or silver or was that someone else. I’m thinking it was you cause you had that crooked head. With the new color it’s hard to tell if it’s you. It’s godda be you.


nassorn writes:

Wow… I missed #3.

I definitely take #4 challenge.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 9:59 PM


mikevideo147 writes:

I like marathon, I hope I will join in it.

Comment provided April 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM



I am in for the fourth HAHD Marathon. I was not able to complete the 3rd Challenge due to some personal problems and professional obligations. But this time round I am very determined. So bring it on Chris I am ready for this one as well.

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 1:38 AM



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

Marc, all entries under one author name, but different niches are fine? Do confirm – tx

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 2:37 AM


Gareth writes:

Count me in, I forget about the last one until there was around 20 days to go! so this time around I will be good to go on launch date :)

I am not sure on the prizes that have been offered in the past, but the EzineArticles mug is famous so that should stay.

Elisabeth made a good point on the membership levels.

Maybe EzineArticles could have some experts write up a quality ebook guide on how to make the absolute most from article marketing using EzineArticles? I know EzineArticles does loads to aid writers but a complete professional guide would be a great handy reference :)

Good luck to all in the challenge!

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 2:51 AM


Andrew writes:

I’m resting… maybe…

But I’ve just thought of the perfect prize surely.

Author’s Brew! –

After all we need something to put in our coffee mugs right?

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 5:07 AM


Jenny Mary writes:

cash prize! cash prize! cash prize!

im just hoping, guys!


seriously, ‘think its fun.

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 6:54 AM


Jean Buschke writes:

Okay I folded like a tent during the last challenge!
This time I will do it…not for you but for me! :)

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 8:19 AM


Dane Fletcher writes:

I’m getting ready for the 4th @EzineArticles HAHD Marathon Challenge beginning May 1st! #HAHD

Comment provided April 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM


Stuart Wallace writes:

I solemnly swear that I’ll complete the 4th HAHD Marathon Challenge. I could not complete the 3rd one because I came to know about it a month later (boo hoo) but this time lez go for it folks!

Comment provided April 15, 2010 at 10:42 PM


Smit Chacha writes:

I am in, although I think 400 words article is a bit too much….

Comment provided April 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM


Randy writes:

O.K. I will try again. Started quite late last time. Didn’t make it, but I have a whole lot more articles online now.

Comment provided April 16, 2010 at 1:45 PM



What a fantastic motivator to discipline the mind, I’m really looking forward to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Comment provided April 17, 2010 at 3:00 AM


Jo Baker writes:

This is my first time as a HAHD marathoner but I am in!!! Thanks for doing this again EzineArticles…Here goes!!!

Comment provided April 17, 2010 at 5:28 AM


Erline writes:

Great Stuff! Thank you EzineArticles for doing this for all the writers.

Comment provided April 17, 2010 at 7:02 AM


Clive Anderson writes:

My goal for the #HAHD 4 will hopefully be in excess of
the required 100 400 word Articles as I am looking to
move things forward on a massive scale from here on in.

I’m still confused as to how to gain more readers as I am
using keywords correctly, but just not enough readers, so
I will need a lot more Articles in order to see better

Any tips here would be welcomed, but off now to get
started… No time like the present!

Warm Regards

Clive Anderson

Comment provided April 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM



Just as a suggestion, you might want to run through our free training and spend some time surfing the Blog. We’ve really made an effort to identify and communicate best practices for article writing and marketing. Those two sources may help you find the key to boosting your readership.


Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Marc,

I really appreciate you getting back to me and offering the good solid advise that you did. I followed your advise and ran through the free training as suggested.

I feel that most of what it says is being done by me, except using different author names.

Would you say that maybe I should be writing more articles that relate to a specific subject that have low key word ratings in order to dominate that niche?

As with everyone I am always learning and looking to learn, but even the Articles I feel I have spot on with the keyword rich titles, as well as first and last paragraphs just don’t seem to be getting the views that I would expect.

Is it about backlinks perhaps, I have no backlinks to any of my articles, but have heard it mentionewd on many occassions?

Thanks again for your help.

Warm Regards,

Clive Anderson



Glad to hear you went through the training and it yielded some results for you.

I spent a few minutes reviewing your article reports and a few of your articles. You are doing MUCH better than you realize. You have some CTR and view numbers that many Expert Authors would be envious of!

Take a look at the articles that have high numbers in BOTH of these two columns: Views and CTR. You want to scrutinize these articles and find out why they are performing better than others. Then simply write more articles like these. Narrow the focus of your niche(s) and focus on just articles that you’re an expert on AND that work for you. There’s more on that subject here:

Another suggestion would be to make your Resource Box much more robust. There’s some great ideas here:

Do these two things well and there’s a good chance you’ll see a significant improvement in your numbers.


Clive Anderson writes:


Hopefully you can appreciate how much I really do value and take action from your advise and help.

Have followed the two links that you provided and am already in the process of re-vamping my resource box’s.

I thought Gary was great and as you can probably tell by my articles I am certainly trying to refine my niches, in fact it is more of a searching process, and as soon as I discover which subject I can micro niche into I shall then be focussing 100% on that.

Your kind words about my own work certainly motivate me and give me more confidence in what I am doing and I thank you greatly for that…

Are you sure that these top marketers are not making it all happen on outside intervention though such as backlinks as I had already stated?

Thank you again Marc,

Warm Regards,



This is a great topic to cover publicly – thanks for keeping the dialogue open.

I don’t want to down-play the importance of backlinks and proper SEO since they’re both an important part of the successful online marketer’s mix. However, from an article marketing standpoint, it’s important that the product you’re producing (articles) are of high quality and are laser focused on the niche you’re trying to reach. You can spot these articles by those high numbers I mentioned earlier.

Since you have the data you need, I would suggest you build an inventory of articles to generate some baseline numbers for those specific micro niches. Then polish and re-polish that formula until you get articles that are producing killer numbers consistently.

At the same time, I would suggest you think about how you can market your articles through improved landing pages, embedded widgets, cross-promotion via social media, etc.

Think about driving people to your articles, where you’re selling nothing but goodwill and information, as the first step to CTR vs. having your articles be that first step.

Finally, as you revamp your Resource Box, focus on building your credibility as an Expert Author in addition to getting people to your site. That way, if they explore your other articles, one of THEM may be the key to get them to visit your site.


Clive Anderson writes:

Thank you Marc,

This is so good, it is as if you are in my head, only having the answers and not the stress and pressure that create the questions and searchings.

What you say makes so much sense right now so I guess I am right at that point, and especially about the polishing articles to produce better quality using every facet available to do so.

Funny too is that fact about the landing pages as I keep thinking about producing a middle man for my articles to point at so I have more control of what the reader will be experiencing next.

I am amazed at how many articles in the 60 day period have thousands of visits (obviously this is one of my goals). I notice from the source that a majority of these articles are using TOP keywords for that area.

Would you suggest that this is a better avenue to persue or would you recommend using the lower end keywords, but producing more articles relating to that subject in order to dominate those lower range keywords?

Or am I barking totally up the wrong tree?

Can’t thank you enough Marc, this is so informative and helpful to me…

Warm Regards,




I do believe we’re writing and ebook here! ;-)

There are 3 parts to the equation: Views, CTR and conversions (ie: user action on your site).

We can provide you with the first 2 pieces of information so that you can determine which articles draw in the readers and which ones have the content and Resource Box to draw them to your site.

Once they’re there, however, you need to gather information on which articles create the highest conversion rate.

Find those 3 elements for your niche and then combine them into creating articles that really produce for you.

Good luck!


Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Marc,

I think I’m finally getting there (at least I hope so)…

Since your last entry I have taken on board all that you have said and tried to implement it into my own article production.

Even short term the results are looking quite good, but I’d hoped you would be the judge of my efforts.

You help and advise is and will continue to help my efforts improve within

Hopefully others will be able to read into this and realise just what a great wealth of knowledge you posses when it comes to offering assistance.

Personally I have found your short input with me a great source of inspiration and I shall continue to chip away until I am creating ideal articles that tick every box.

If you have any thoughts or input in regard to current progress I am as always keen to learn.

One thing that is a bit off track, but I was wondering if there was any update as to when there will be additional information on the affiliate program.

Warm Regards,




Glad to hear things are working out for you! I must confess, however, that the advice I’ve offered does not come from me alone. I’m simply the liaison between our members and the awesome behind-the-scenes team here at EzineArticles. The knowledge I’m able to share now has been hard-won by many dedicated people over the last 10+ years. It’s also the result of members, like yourself, who have pushed the envelope of Internet and article marketing to achieve greater success in this constantly changing online medium.

The Affiliate Program is still a work in progress for us and remains so for a variety of reasons. I hope to be able to provide an update soon but as of right now there’s no launch ETA. You can sign up at to be in the first group notified.


Clive Anderson writes:

Hi Marc,

Hope you and the EzineArticles team are doing well, I know you are all certainly a golden asset to me and my EzineArticles endeavours.

Not just with the Article side, but also the wealth of knowledge that you all posses and share.

Since my last post here I have had my head down and totally focused my Article writing efforts in a single direction as you suggested would be a good direction to gain clear results.

You were absolutely right Marc, I am really starting to see results based on the Articles that I have been submitting, Thank you.

Additionally I am also over half way with MORE THAN 50 Articles written for this HAHD, and bearing in mind that I am certainly no speedy Article writer I am pretty pleased with the process.

I have set some goals, got myself all motivated and will not be taking my eye off of the ball until the job is done.

Thanks again.

Warm Regards,



Hi Clive,

Congratulations on your growing success! I’m glad to hear that you took my advice to heart. I had no doubt it would work, so the true praise goes to you for making it happen! :)

Keep in mind that I’m the mouthpiece for an entire team of experts here, so your kind words belong more to them than me. The advice I gave you comes from many more years of experience than I have personally.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!



Matt Lenzie writes:

Thanks for the mention there guys! I was wondering why I had received so many hits to my article especially as the challenge had finished!!

Best wishes,


Comment provided April 17, 2010 at 1:03 PM



Thank YOU for the article! It’s a great testimonial and just in time for #HAHD 4.


Beamer writes:

Awesome! I just missed the last one and was so hoping there would be another. Can’t wait to get started. And I agree with the suggestion of Author’s Brew – even though I’m relatively new to EzineArticles and don’t even have a mug yet.

Cheers everybody!

Comment provided April 18, 2010 at 8:50 AM


Michael Grisso writes:

Haha. I’ve never done this before, but it definitely sounds motivating. I’m in for a 100/100 action.

Comment provided April 18, 2010 at 11:45 AM



I was in qualified for the first and second but couldn’t get through with the third because of the death of my father. I will certainly qualify for this. I should however suggest that the prizes should be something that can reach ALL who qualify. I am saying this because neither I nor my friend here who also qualified for the first two ever received any of the prizes. This is likely a delivery issue that I think should really be taken into consideration.


Comment provided April 18, 2010 at 3:06 PM



We’ll be contacting you privately regarding your prizes. After reviewing our records, I can assure you it was not a delivery issue.


Ty Lamai writes:

Hi Marc,

I think I agree with Chimerenka. I reside in Nigeria and I really can’t understand what is happening.

1. I qualified for the 3#HAHD contest.

2. I received a pen, notpad, letter, and a mousepad.

3. Is that for becoming a platinum member or is that part of the gifts for qualifying for the contest?

4. I received a gift coupon for a cafepress-EZA cartoon mug. Yet to receive the mug itself.

5. I am yet to hear anything about the beach ball. Should I still expect it?

6. I have registered for the 4#HAHD contest and will achieve it easily (set a personal goal of 200 articles).

7. What gifts are the gifts to expect for this contest?

Will really need clarification as necessary.

Thank you!

Ty Lamai



The pen, notepad and mouse pad were sent to congratulate you for achieving Platinum status as stated in the letter.

We will be contacting you personally regarding the #HAHD 3 and cartoon mug prizes. My guess is that it’s simply a mail delay. We frequently see them in your country. :(

The list of prizes for #HAHD 4 is here:

Hope this information helps!


Ty Lamai writes:

Hi guys,

I achieved the goal of 3#HAHD in less time than required and look 4ward to doing better this time!

Count me in.

Ty Lamai


Godfrey Thaxter writes:

I am looking forward to this new challenge. I found out about the previous one 34 days late but I was still able to write and submit 120 articles. Now that I know on time I will take that up a notch.

These challenges provide a platform for setting some writing goals that I know many people are struggling with. Having a set time frame to write a specific amount of articles works well for me as I’m sure it does for others.

Thanks to EzineArticles for this opportunity!


Comment provided April 18, 2010 at 6:32 PM



I am getting ready for the 4th @EzineArticles #HAHD Marathon Challenge beginning May 1st!

My first time – looking forward to the experience!

Comment provided April 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM


Mark writes:

I haven’t written 10 articles in 100 days so I think I am perfectly suited to join this challenge. Kind of like never having ran more than 10 minutes on a treadmill and signing up for the Ironman competition scheduled for next week. I can’t lose.

Comment provided April 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM



I’m in – tried for #3 but got into the swing way too late. Now I know how to do this and WILL!!!!

Comment provided April 20, 2010 at 2:56 PM



Yee Haa, finally have the experience behind me to happily and confidently participate in this. Very much looking forward to it ! I will LOVE having the HAHD certificate hanging on the wall in my office, what an honor :0)

Comment provided April 20, 2010 at 5:28 PM


Eslam Talaat writes:

Unfortunately I couldnt do it in the last time
but I think I will make it this time

Comment provided April 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM


Cheryl G Burke writes:

Thanks for the opportunity to publish works on such a fun site, have such great comaraderie, and receive personal gifts of time management,as well!
Blessings Upon You All!
Cheryl G

Comment provided April 22, 2010 at 6:31 AM



Yay! I’m glad it’s back.

I didn’t notice it last time until it was about a month to the finish. I thought it may be a little impossible for me at that point and I was hoping there would be another chance soon.

Prizes: Maybe a cool mouse pad with some saying like “I completed the EzineArticles Challenge.”

You guys rock!

Comment provided April 22, 2010 at 11:58 AM


Blaine Moore writes:

It’s doable, Bellaisa…I didn’t start until the email went out for the 30 day mini challenge, and I got all 100 done in 25 days (and only writing 4-5 days/wk, at that). My total article count is now only in the 120 or 130s, so it’s not like I had a ton of experience before hand. :)


Alexandra writes:

I am getting ready for the 4th @EzineArticles #HAHD Marathon Challenge beginning May 1st!

Its Rock, Sure I am In and have to prepare now.

Comment provided April 22, 2010 at 8:36 PM


Alexandra T writes:

Thanks for the opportunity and sure I am in.
This challenge always rocks.

Comment provided April 22, 2010 at 8:38 PM


MJ Schrader writes:

Looking forward to this contest. After deciding my schedule would be too hectic to get 100 articles I had a change of heart half way through the contest and wrote 100 articles in 48 days! I already had 8 that worked, but wanted to see if I could do 100 in 50. This time I plan to write quite a bit more!

Thank you for the new challenge
~MJ Schrader

Comment provided April 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM


Pradeep Kaur writes:

I am new to EzineArticles, but I am sure this challenge would be fun! Please count me in! :-)

Comment provided April 23, 2010 at 3:15 PM



Yes. I am getting ready. As getting ready to start this time, hope will conclude successfully.

Thanks for announcing the challenge again !

warm regards.

Challa S.S.J.Ram Phani

Comment provided April 24, 2010 at 2:33 AM



I’m so excited! Count me in! :-))
(now panicking, how do I achieve writing 1 article per day)

Comment provided April 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM


Robert Deveau writes:

I loved receiving my mousepad, pen and notepad for becoming a platinum author. Looking forward to receiving even more prizes.

Comment provided April 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM


Shawn Du'Mmett writes:

With only 1 live article since I joined May last year I have entered this with the awe of a rabbit in the beam of oncoming headlights.

I just hope my articles are good enough… I’ll certainly be ‘going for it’ :)

Comment provided April 24, 2010 at 10:00 PM


Owais Siddiqui writes:

It would be nice to win an iPad or a laptop with EzineArticles Expert Author printed on it.

Comment provided April 25, 2010 at 3:58 AM


marie writes:

please count me in

Comment provided April 26, 2010 at 11:05 AM


Craig Dunstan writes:

I’ll do it. It will be my first time.

Comment provided April 26, 2010 at 11:48 AM


rodney southern writes:

Count me in folks! Would love to knock out that many!

Comment provided April 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM


Lisa writes:

Hey Rodney! Welcome to the party. :)


Ed Przybylski writes:

I look forward to the challenge here.

Comment provided April 27, 2010 at 12:32 AM


Jake Emen writes:

I’m in, and this will be my second time after completing the third challenge…. but what are the prizes going to be?

Comment provided April 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM


We’ll be announcing prizes on Thursday.


Jennifer Hart writes:

This is great! I just started using EzineArticles and am excited to begin with a marathon! Let’s do it :)

Comment provided April 28, 2010 at 3:07 PM


Uma writes:

Ooh I love a challenge! I’m up for giving it a go. Thanks EA

Comment provided April 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM



Sounds like fun. I can use this to help jump start links to my next affiliate site network, I’m in. I would very much like to see an iPad as one of the prizes.

Comment provided April 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM


Carrie Gibson writes:

I can’t wait to do this. I enjoy the challenge and know that this will sharpen my article writing skills.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 8:26 AM


bryan writes:

This will be a fun and challenging contest. I look forward to having fun writing articles, as well as finding great niches to shares.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM


Jeff Mesina writes:

Glad I stumbled upon this today!

Goal is to go from where I’m at…3 all the way to 150!

Just reading the comments has got me excited and motivated!

Good luck to everyone :)


Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM



Has the challenge started because I just submitted an article and the bar at my author’s page is still showing 0 percent articles written. The word count of article is somewhere around 800. Please help.

Comment provided April 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM


Joseph Ezie Efoghor writes:

I think it would be great if I am able to make it this time around.

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 2:09 AM


DK Fynn writes:

I’m jumping on this.

Can you use that new EzineArticles plugin to publish blog posts? That is, do the articles that I submit to EzineArticles using the plugin qualify for the contest?

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 10:22 AM


In a word: Yes. =)


Kathy writes:

I’d hoped that “blogs” were not included in the challenge. A blog is not an article, it’s a blog. It’s a random thought and not usually much more. An article has a clearly defined introduction, body, conclusion and most importantly a point. An article is timely, relevant, informative and often even instructional. Maybe it’s the quality of blog that I’ve stumbled upon but they certainly haven’t earned the title, “article”.


Victor writes:

What a great challenge! This will be my first time participating! Good luck to everyone!

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 10:26 AM


Russ writes:

Marc, Chriss, EzineArticles staff and all the peeps doin the 30DC I godda say the quality of yur prizes are EXCELLENT and don’t for a second think we don’t notice. But you guys godda be acknowledged so you know that we know. I first thought “a coffee mug, ho hum” but when I got it I godda say I’m impressed. To those who haven’t got one yet I godda say it’s a very high quality mug just as I know the journal and the pen will also be VERY HIGH QUALITY. Thanks for the nice mug and prizes (I got 2 mugs now and the cartoon mug will be on it’s way) eeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 1:52 PM


Russ writes:

I participated in the last HAHD and I have to admit I found it a little bit stressful. I wrote on subjects I knew nothing about so had to do a lot of research every time I wrote which made it stressful. I learned a lot though as a result and I’m getting some good traffic as well. Oh yea I did succeed in writing a hundred articles.
I thought I would take a break this time but I godda tell you the challenge does put the pressure on you, the NECESSARY pressure to get articles written which would otherwise NOT get written and so for that it is a good thing.
Not committing yet but I can see I’m starting to come around. Why did you have to put that leather bound and premium pen in the prizes that’s too much to resist. But man now yur talking about 2 articles per day.
Will start writing today and see how it goes before I “officially” enter. If I can do 2 a day then yea.

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 2:01 PM


Russ writes:


I liked your dialogue with Clive above (post #31) you say:

“At the same time, I would suggest you think about how you can market your articles through improved landing pages, embedded widgets, cross-promotion via social media, etc.”

Can you elaborate on this, actually I will. “Embedding widgets” you’re talking about putting pictures and videos etc on your website, yes?

“Cross promotion via social media” in other words putting our articles on social media, yes?

“Market your articles through improved landing pages” can you elaborate on this for about 10 pages? How about a few paragraphs, a couple paragraphs? The more you can say on landing pages the better. And where would be a good place to learn more about them?

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM



You’re in the right place for answers, but a little too low on the page.

The answers to all of you questions are in the EzineArticles blog and can be found simply by typing keywords into the Search field under Chris Knight’s picture. You’ll find everything you’re looking for and more!

To get you jump-started, here are a few links:

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Landing Pages –

Videos on Social Networking –



I’m joining this challenge although I am not going to go nuts with it. I will do the best I can to do 100 articles. If I can’t do it, I’m sure the impact will still be great with the increase in number of articles written. All you can do is your best. Don’t stress!

Comment provided May 1, 2010 at 2:48 PM


Anamika writes:

This is great! Count me in! I write on a couple of sites but have not put much efforts on promoting my content through EzineArticles. Now i am going to do it. his challenge serves as a motivation for me.

Comment provided May 2, 2010 at 2:21 AM



Do you love to run?

You’re 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:

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 9:03 AM


Blaine Moore writes:

Heh, great challenge!

I’m not going to get a Nike+ transmitter although I’ll have 100 miles within the next couple weeks so I will just count it as a moral victory. :)

The problem with the Nike+ is that (a) I don’t need one, since I have a wrist watch and a Garmin ForeRunner (which is more accurate anyway), and (b) I don’t always wear shoes when I run, and some of the shoes I do wear wouldn’t have a way to attach the Nike+ transmitter even if I did have one.


Lisa writes:

Going to have to check this out. I run every day. Thanks Chris!


Ria Wallace writes:

After taking a deep breath, I’m in.

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM


Frankie Cooper writes:

I am commiting myself today May 3, 2010 to take the challenge to write 100 articles with 400 words each.

Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM


Cameron Martel writes:

100 backlinks? Time to start article marketing for some new sites of mine :D


Comment provided May 3, 2010 at 2:43 PM


Ray writes:

I am in, I am not sure of a goal. I have never attempted to write this much. I would guess I am aiming for 100 or so.

Comment provided May 5, 2010 at 3:03 PM


Dawnaurora writes:

Okay here it goes. A newbie with slow writing skills challenged to pump out the articles.
Will she succeed? Find out! :)
thanks for the challenge.

Comment provided May 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM


Malika sharma writes:

I am pretty excited about the 4th marathon. I started submitting articles but after submitting 7 articles they said I have ran out of the number of submissions.
Please review my account as I have many articles waiting for an upload.

Many thanks,
Malika sharma

Comment provided May 11, 2010 at 9:57 AM


Malika – You should be hearing from our Member Support team shortly.


Malika sharma writes:

Thank you. Looking forward to it. :)

Comment provided May 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM


Edmund Toh writes:

Great! Let’s do it!

Comment provided May 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM


Taye Adamo writes:

Hmmmmmm! I am quite excited, guess it would be very interesting giving it a shot. No doubt by the time the challenge is over, it would have strenghtened and established my habit of writing regularly.

Comment provided May 11, 2010 at 3:57 PM


Guy writes:

I only found out about this today. So already 10 days behind :(

Comment provided May 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM


Blaine Moore writes:

You can do it, Guy…I got all 100+ in last month in the last 30 days, and you’ve got 90. Just write 2 or 3 articles a day for the first week or two and you’ll make it easy even with 1 per day after that.


Linda Taylor writes:

Wanted to do this last yr. and had good intentions . .. however, THIS yr. already have 3 live articles. Let’s see if there is enough in me to ‘follow thru’ this time…

Comment provided May 14, 2010 at 8:26 AM


Blaine Moore writes:

Got my first 100 articles done yesterday. :)

Comment provided May 14, 2010 at 9:45 AM


Russ writes:

Ok share the joy. How did you do it? Marc give this guy an interview.


Lisa writes:

A better question would be how can *you* do it. If you say, “I can’t do that!” Then take time to think about why. What obstacles are standing in your way- lack of ideas, write too slow, not enough time?

Then you can create a plan to overcome those obstacles and reach your goals yourself. If he does tell you how he did it, that doesn’t mean it’s a magic formula for everyone else. You have to find your own way.


Owais writes:

Russ, I am already at my submission #90. Will probably be over with it by Monday. The magic is concentration and focus on my ideas. I make titles after I write.
Many do it the other way. Different strokes for different folks. If you find the right topic you will too


Blaine Moore writes:

Lots of recycling of old content sprinkled in with a little new content. Mostly looking through things that I’d written 3 or 4 years ago, updating it to be a little more relevant and/or less personal and then putting it into place here. Probably only really able to reused about 25% of the things I’d written previously, and of those maybe 10% as-was, but why let old content sit around gathering dust when it can get some new life?


Lisa writes:

Hey Blaine, while you’re here, I may have an idea for you. I was asked a question that I can’t find on your website or in your articles. So either it has not been published yet, or you haven’t written on it yet. Maybe it’s an idea for your next article. “Why do my chest and ears hurt when I run?” I think it has to do with not breathing properly but you’re the better expert here. If you answer it, let me know and I will direct them to your article/site. :) (you can contact me personally so we don’t derail this thread hehe)


Russ writes:

Wow that’s great thanks a lot for sharing dude.


Chris writes:

Yes, joining this one!

My first challenge! Looking forward to it!

Comment provided May 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM


ed writes:

What types of prizes are given away? and what was the amount that won last year?

Comment provided May 19, 2010 at 3:16 PM


Ed – Here are the prizes:

#HAHD 3 had 202 qualifiers.


car amplifier writes:

wow just 100 articles. i will do my best

Comment provided May 24, 2010 at 10:19 AM


Owais writes:

Already done my bonus 200 articles :)

Comment provided May 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM


Cathy Chapman writes:

I am so impressed. Congratulations!


Owais writes:

Thanks :)
I owe it all to writing and saving for this competition ;)


Latha writes:

Am I late? Just saw this today…

Comment provided June 4, 2010 at 9:08 AM


Nope! You’ll just have to work a little harder, that’s all. As long as you have 100 articles submitted by the deadline, you’re in.



I am getting ready for the 4th @EzineArticles #HAHD Marathon Challenge beginning May 1st! So I’m already WAY behind — this being June 4th. But I’ve neglected article writing for so long — this will really be a big help to me. All the Best to everyone…

Comment provided June 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM


Lisa writes:

You can do it!


Blaine Moore writes:

Lisa has it right…you can do it!

For #HAHD 3 I managed to get all 100 articles in during 24 of the last 30 days. :)


K Jones writes:

how did you do that?


K Jones writes:

Hey, I might try this the next time around. I have only just submitted my first articles here this week. I dont’ even have a live/linked profile yet. I didn’t find out about this marathon until today. I still can’t find the prize list. I was wondering if every time we submit an article does it take a week for it to be approved/disapproved? I’m new here (as an author), duh. lol


Comment provided June 9, 2010 at 4:37 PM



Why not try it now? We’re not even to the half-way mark yet, so there’s still plenty of time! :)

You’ll find more about the prizes here:


Dermound Antiq writes:

Hi There!

I am new in EzineArticles has one live article only and 2 in queue.

Just wondering, what is the prize for this contest?

Comment provided June 12, 2010 at 7:26 AM


You’ll find more about the prizes here:


Maxine writes:

I think there should be more of a focus on the quality of articles rather than just the quantity… and perhaps special prizes for this would do the trick.

Comment provided June 25, 2010 at 3:40 PM


We’re currently working on a project to address this fact. Unfortunately, to rewards system based on quality is a subjective matter — which is a much more difficult program to manage than an objective measurement like number of articles in a set period of time.


Annemarie Musawale writes:

I am getting ready for the 4th @EzineArticles #HAHD Marathon Challenge beginning May 1st! Since its my first challenge, I’ll go for 100 articles.

Comment provided July 20, 2010 at 2:39 AM


Matt Lenzie writes:

I’m definitely looking forward to the 4th EzineArticles challenge, I ran out steam at the beginning of the 3rd challenge and did not complete it.

This time, I am ready, willing and definitely able! I will certainly aim to have a few articles ready in preparation which hopefully will help!

The traffic which I was receiving following the 2nd challenge was incredible! Now just need to get those levels back up again!

Comment provided July 20, 2010 at 9:02 AM


Mary Ruddy writes:

I only joined EzineArticles a week ago but I love a challenge so I am definitely going to give this a go! :)

Comment provided July 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM


Sharanyan writes:

This is a Good News, Let me try to submit 100 Articles before this deadline, Maybe i will won this price too :)

Comment provided August 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM


dan writes:

this is going ot be my first:) i wanna know what the prizes are..

Comment provided September 17, 2010 at 10:38 PM


Lisa writes:

Dan, check out the prizes and other info here: #HAHD 4 is now over and #HAHD 5 starts Thursday. See more info here:


Stephen Canning writes:

Definitely in on this!!

Comment provided September 19, 2010 at 2:47 AM


Nick writes:

Ok – this year is going to be the one – get so engulfed in client work I think this is going to be the year for a little “me time” and focus on my own work – here we go…

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 4:58 PM



COUNT ME IN TOO. Couldn’t finish the last two challenges but this time round I am going to make it. However one request is to please reintroduce the EzineArticles trophy mug which I want badly.

ALL the best to everyone.

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 5:56 PM


Adam writes:

I agree with the other two. Having a few months for a premium membership would be great, but it wouldn’t do anything for the already premium members.

I already have a trophy mug, but I would love it if you gave sweatshirts or maybe even the adsense earnings from the pages for one month. I know that won’t happen, but it would surely be nice.

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 6:32 PM


Fran Aslam writes:

Seeing everyone doing it, motivated me to sign up
for HAHD4.

Here I come HAHD4

Fran Aslam

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM


Russ writes:

Good idea. Do HAHD#4 while the rest of us are doing HAHD #5!


Lisa writes:

No need to be rude…

Fran, we’d love to have you join us. #HAHD 4 is now over and #HAHD 5 starts Thursday. See more info here:


Russ writes:

Lisa yur right I just couldn’t help myself. (It was my way of telling her she’s in the wrong place a little guidence as abrupt as it was)
But admit it, it is sorta funny. a little bit.


Russ writes:

Why is everyone suddenly being directed to this old location (HAHD #4) and making their commitments here? It’s kinda funny.

Comment provided September 21, 2010 at 8:37 PM


Russ writes:

It’s hilarious actually.


Dave Hale writes:

I’m in. This is my third time around with at least 200 articles.

Comment provided September 22, 2010 at 4:40 AM


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