Top 10 Reasons to Thank You for 2010

Now that we’re a few weeks into 2011, it seems appropriate to take time to reflect on 2010 and the things that have helped make EzineArticles great … namely you.

We appreciate all that you’ve done to help us make EzineArticles what it is today. In honor of this mutually beneficial partnership, we’d like to show our appreciation and share the top 10 reasons we’re thankful for our members like you.

10. Together, we’ve kept EzineArticles the #1 article marketing site on the web for more than 10 years running.

9. You sent us your high-quality, original content. In return, we sent you increased traffic to your website, improved credibility and additional media exposure.

8. We’re all a part of a community of over 360,000 Expert Authors worldwide.

7. We made the EzineArticles Formula. You made it a huge success.

6. With your help, we’ve made EzineArticles.com one of the top 100 most-visited websites in the world, according the Alexa web rankings.

5. We rolled out our Title Suggestions Tool and you gave it rave reviews.

4. We all gave our seal of approval on the new BETA site design of the Blog.

3. We strengthened the article writing and marketing community by providing Blog, Facebook and Twitter posts combined with your valuable feedback and interaction.

2. As a team, we worked together to develop the new submit page for faster and easier article submissions.

1. Together, we’ve shared our passion for EzineArticles and helped make 2010 a year filled with massive amounts of pre-qualified traffic back to your website or blog!

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Quick Steps to Resubmitting an Article

The right way to handle a rejected article.

Before publication, we put all articles through the review process of two different human editors. When an article doesn’t pass review, an email is sent notifying you that your article has been placed in Problem Status.

When that happens, the most important thing you can do is not panic. It’s not the end of the world, and most of the time any issues can be fixed in a matter of minutes.

Nonetheless, there’s a right way and a wrong way to handle rejected articles. This video will walk you through the steps you should use if it happens to you.

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Looking Back at the 1st EzineArticles Formula Release

The EzineArticles Formula is wrapping up its very first class and so far feedback has been great.

Students tell us that the value they’re getting is tremendous!

It’s been truly rewarding for Marc, Chris, Penny and me to interact with all of the students, answer questions and deliver the personal one-on-one training that’s part of this course.

We’re happy to say that in the process we’ve gotten a lot of great compliments about the course and I wanted to share some of those with you today.

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Your Own Article Writing Genie

What would you ask of your own article writing and marketing genie?

There are times when we all wish we had our own magic lamp with a genie inside to grant us wishes.

The childhood story of Aladdin tells of the mystical adventure of a boy who finds an oil lamp, rubs it, and has a genie pop out who grants him three wishes.

The story is designed to get us thinking about what we’d ask for if we were granted just three wishes. It can also help us reflect on our own article writing hopes, dreams and wishes.

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Expert Author Case Study: Angela Wills

Today’s Expert Author Case Study introduces us to Angela Wills, whose passion for helping other home-based business owners compelled her to start her own internet business, MarketersMojo.com, on the topic.

In 2007, Angela started working from home full time. Since then, she’s maintained a daily blog along with a series of podcasts, marketing presentations and a weekly “Tips” email sent to subscribers.

Writing articles for EzineArticles is one of the primary ways Angela promotes her business. She uses it because it’s a free way to build up a consistent stream of traffic and get exposure to completely new audiences she may not get otherwise.

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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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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 December 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:

  • Two lumpy paragraphs is like eating frozen fruitcake. Break up paragraphs, throw in headers and it’ll be mouth-watering.
     
  • “Best of” lists are everywhere this time of year. Why not write an article w/ your thoughts of the “best of” your niche?
     
  • Write an article readers cannot resist! Plain articles are easily passed up – write something NEW and inspiring.
     
  • You’ll be amazed at how many little mistakes you’ll catch if you read your article aloud before you submit it. Get vocal!
     
  • Create great articles by asking questions. Fresh questions build discussion. Start asking questions to stimulate thought.
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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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Quick Case Study: Paula Eder

The 20th edition in a series of posts that highlight one Expert Author who has achieved success by doing just one thing exceptionally well.

For more than 35 years, Paula Eder has helped individuals and organizations achieve their personal and professional goals by aligning commitments with values. She shares her expertise through a combination of coaching sessions, teleclasses, state and national conferences, eBooks, blogs and of course, articles.

She also teaches graduate students how to develop time management concepts for successfully completing research projects.

Based on Paula’s primary niche (Time Management), it’s no surprise that she works every day on improving the efficiency of her article writing and marketing efforts.

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From My Desk To Yours – 21st Edition

FOREIGN TO ME
By: Penny, EzineArticles Managing Editor

The article writing and marketing industry is a global community made up of people from hundreds of different countries with almost as many different languages.

In fact, EzineArticles Expert Authors come from a total of 230 different countries, territories or islands.

In a perfect world, we would have a section of the site devoted to each different language spoken by our authors. However, supporting each language would mean we’d need a full complement of editorial staffers who speak each individual language in order to provide our current high level of member service. As a result of this logistical challenge, we are currently only accepting articles written in English.

That means you have to know and understand our Editorial Guidelines, speak the English language and then be able to write high-quality articles.

Writing Articles With English as Your Second Language (Or Third or Fourth)

Implementing a successful article writing and marketing plan can be difficult in itself, but it’s even tougher if English isn’t your primary language. To remedy that, I’ve gathered some “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for non-native English speakers to follow as you implement your article marketing campaign.

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