Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Stephen J. Blakesley in Today’s Showcase
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Expert Author Stephen J. Blakesley may have begun participating in article writing in 2010; however, he has cultivated an incredible 50 years of valuable experience and insight.
As an entrepreneur, trainer, speaker, and author, Stephen has pioneered tools for employee selection, development, and performance, as well as provide consulting services in executive recruiting services and success management. These keen insights have provided valuable, exclusive material to share with his audience. “Possibly what distances me from other authors is my direct experience in the area about which I write,” he said. “Half a century is a long time.”
From articles to books, as well as social media sites and videos, Stephen has established an incredible platform chockfull of refreshing content. “I believe that writing puts you in the expert category and helps establish your credibility,” he stated. “I still find it awesome that 7,000 people I have never known or spoken to, know me and my work. That is definitely good.”
In the beginning, Stephen claimed his initial article writing goal was to write one article per week, but felt this pressure for quantity was overpowering the need for quality in his articles. “Lately I have committed to quality over quantity,” he said. Gaining inspiration from reading, Stephen attempts to seek out a new way to apply what he has learned. “When I want to write and nothing comes readily to mind, I grab a book from my library and read,” he said. “It does not take long for a topic of value to surface.”
Like every new Expert Author, Stephen has encountered many challenges. Those he considers to have faced consistently include providing an in-depth explanation of a concept and writing captivating titles as well as a compelling Resource Box.
To overcome these obstacles, Stephen turns to reading, research and testing, as well as EzineArticles many tools and resources. “EzineArticles works hard at working in a professional way with their authors,” he commented. “They produce a professional product and help others to do so.” As a Premium level member, Stephen claimed, “my favorite Premium member benefit is the quick turn-around on article approval.” Stephen has also added many of EzineArticles free tools and resources to his article writing efforts. “I find the tutorials to be beneficial. I have watched many of them multiple times….” he said.
In the final words of his interview, Stephen described the often overlooked value article writing provides Expert Authors who submit quality, original articles and he offered this advice: “Do not discount the value of the articles you write when establishing yourself as an expert.”
Take Stephen’s advice and begin writing your next set of quality, original articles to establish yourself as a leading expert in your niche today.
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