Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Martha J Zimmer in Today’s Author Showcase
Sitting at her computer with a window to one side and a children’s playroom on the other, Expert Author Martha J. Zimmer balances her motivation to address her readers’ struggles with diabetes against the priceless antics of children and their little tragedies.
Passionate about finding and writing the best books for children, Martha has asserted her writing abilities in her pre-teen children’s fantasy series, The Smallborn. When she could no longer bury her worst fears, she became a reluctant diabetes Expert Author. “Though my father died from complications of type 2 diabetes, I was not interested in the disease at all. Even after finding out I was a diabetic I was still not interested,” Martha stated. “But it finally intruded into my life enough to make me pay attention.”
After years of researching, testing, and treating her disease, Martha started writing as part of her refusal to give up and give in to type 2 diabetes. Writing down her research, her tips, and her insights into the disease, Martha commented she became an article writer without realizing it. “As a type 2 diabetic who spent years in denial before deciding to come to grips with this life-altering disease, I somehow became an expert on diabetes,” she said.
Then joining EzineArticles in September 2011, based on a recommendation from her web host to drive pre-qualified traffic back to her website, Martha began publishing articles and confirmed her web host’s recommendation:
“[It] turned out to be great advice. EzineArticles has brought more traffic to [my] site than Google, Bing and Yahoo combined… There’s a lot of help available for [HTML] codes, editing, and keyword tutoring at EzineArticles. And it’s so easy to track how every article is doing. It feels good to see how many are reading [my articles] and how many have visited my website because of them.”
With so much information available, researching diabetes can reveal tons of impersonal articles that may leave audiences reeling or unsure. When considering how she can help her audience through her articles and her website, Martha stated “I search my own experience… There’s a lot of good advice out there, but I want to make it personal and relevant. There are enough medical sites about type 2 diabetes.”
Martha has an incredible knack for orienting her reader into the article, providing important information and details while ensuring the reader is not overwhelmed. Recognizing her audience may either have diabetes or is researching diabetes for a loved one, Martha’s personal touch on her articles provides a level of sensitivity and enlightening value that is unsurpassed.
Although reluctant at first, Martha has found providing her insights and experiences rewarding. “Writing about type 2 diabetes has become more satisfying than I ever thought it would,” she said. “The hope that the things I find and share might help someone cope with the condition makes me want to keep digging through the news and digging into my own experiences as well. I’ll keep doing it.”
Thank you Martha for sharing your inspirational story and incredible articles with the EzineArticles community! Do you have a question or comment for Martha? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below.