7 Tips to Avoid Misperception in Articles

How to prevent having the messages in your articles get lost in translation.

Even the best writers can lose control over how their audience perceives their messages when they write for a global audience. It’s important to remember that every potential reader carries a unique set of life experiences into how they read and perceive your content. Just as you are bringing a particular amount of expertise to your writing, your readers have their own knowledge set they’ll use to interpret your message.

As a result, what you write in an article may be different from what your audience understands from your message. Despite your best efforts, misperceptions can still occur.

In this video, I’m going to share 7 tips that’ll help you say what you mean to say and avoid having your words misperceived by your audience.

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2 Minute Approval Tips: Limit Cited Material

Episode 4 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” video series.

This series is designed to help get your articles approved on the first submission. We’ve looked at past submission records to find the most common reasons why articles aren’t approved on the initial try. Since we know your time is precious, we’ve compressed this information into individual 2-minute videos.

This episode is about providing fresh original content in every article. Articles should be built on your expertise in the form of tips, techniques, analysis and commentary. In nearly all cases, referencing outside sources isn’t necessary to nail down a point. You should be able to use your own expertise to make your point. Instances where you use quoted text should be few and far between. If you must include some quoted material, here are some tips on how to do it the right way.

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2 Minute Approval Tips: Deliver On The Article Title

Episode 3 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” video series.

This series is designed to help get your articles approved on the first submission. We’ve looked at past submission records to find the most common reasons why articles aren’t approved on the initial try. Since we know your time is precious, we’ve compressed this information into individual 2-minute videos.

This episode is about building trust by delivering on the promise of an article’s title.

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Overcoming Writing Obstacles: Create a Writing Ritual

Final episode in the “6 Ways to Overcome Obstacles and Write High-Quality Articles in Large Quantities” video series.

In this video series, our friend Gary has already shared these 5 ways to overcome writing obstacles:

While completing the first five episodes of this series, Gary continued to uncover writing obstacles. He found he spent a lot of time distracted, unmotivated and unable to get his work done fast enough. Gary realized that if he incorporated writing rituals into his own projects, it would help him become a better writer. Unfortunately, he was having trouble figuring out what makes a good writing ritual.

In this video, Gary visits with me for examples of writing rituals, why they are important and how to use them.

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2 Minute Approval Tips: Limit Your Links

Episode 2 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” video series.

This series is designed to help get your articles approved on the first submission. We’ve looked at past submission records to find the most common reasons why articles aren’t approved on the initial try. Since we know your time is precious, we’ve compressed this information into individual 2-minute videos.

This episode is a reminder of the number of links allowed in a submission and where those links can be placed.

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2 Minute Approval Tips: Match Author Names

Episode 1 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” video series. We’ll make this quick!

This series is about getting your articles approved on the first submission. We have analyzed data from our submission records to find the most common reasons why articles are not approved on the initial try. We know your time is precious, so we have compressed this information into individual 2-minute videos.

This first episode is a reminder to check that the person credited for an article in the Resource Box matches the byline of the article.

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Second Quarter Video Roundup

Writing Obstacles, Article Distribution, How Anyone Can be an Expert Author and More!
EzineArticles Quarterly Video Roundup

Our video studio has been busy in the last quarter producing an assortment of videos to help you, our Expert Authors, get the most out of your article writing and marketing efforts as well as your EzineArticles benefits and services.

In case you missed the announcements on the Blog and in the newsletter, here’s a list of the videos we’ve released in the second quarter of 2010, along with a recap of each video’s key message:

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Article Content vs. Real Life – Original Content

Sometimes the fastest and easiest way just isn’t the best way.

We’ve all received email spam written by a machine. It’s easy to spot because it’s often 100% grammatically correct English, yet the content itself is confusing, convoluted or just plain meaningless. In essence, it’s well-structured gibberish.

Believe it or not, email is not the only online medium victimized by software-derived content. Every day we receive article submissions that look like genuine articles, but read like a trip into the Twilight Zone … often to the point of being downright absurd.

In the 3rd episode of our “Article Content vs. Real Life” video series, we move some of that software-derived content into the real world. It quickly becomes obvious just how wrong, and funny, the result can be!

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6 Tips to Editing a Published Article

How to capitalize on the lessons we’ve learned about the Editorial Re-review Process.

FACT: The more articles you have published the more traffic you’ll receive.

FACT: Editing a published (live) article may reduce the traffic you’ll receive.

FACT: Occasionally you need to edit an article after it’s been published.

In February we gave you the option of editing your articles after they’d been approved and published on EzineArticles. In order to maintain the quality of those revised articles, however, it’s still necessary to have 2 human editors review each one as if it were a brand new article. We call this quality-control step the Re-Review Process.

During the Editorial Re-Review Process, your old article version will remain live (published) and will still be working for you to drive traffic back to your site and build your credibility and exposure. Once your revisions to the article are approved, the newly accepted version of the article will replace the old version.

Unfortunately, there are times when the revised article doesn’t get approved. In that case you’ll be notified via email that you have 30 days to make the necessary changes and resubmit your article for another editorial review.

But wouldn’t it be a lot easier to get your edited article approved the first time? Of course. The good news is that over the last several months, our Editors have come to realize that there are 6 key reasons why resubmitted articles aren’t approved on the first attempt. In this video, I’ll share their insights and the tips they’ve developed to help make the Re-Review Process as painless as possible.

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Overcoming Writing Obstacles: Perfection Paralysis

Part 5 of the “6 Ways to Overcome Obstacles and Write High-Quality Articles in Large Quantities” video series.

No matter where you are in the world, you can find countless support groups and 12-step programs for whatever addiction, malady or obsession you might suffer from. There’s everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to Acne Sufferers International. The goal of these groups and programs is to help individuals overcome their inner demons and live happier, healthier lives.

Sadly, our stick figure friend Gary suffers from his own debilitating addiction. One that is undermining his livelihood by destroying his ability to write large quantities of highly-targeted, effective articles. His condition is called Perfection Paralysis. It causes Gary to have an overwhelming urge to make every article absolutely perfect before he submits it to EzineArticles.

Fortunately for Gary, there’s a support group for Perfection Paralysis right near his home. In this video, we’ll join Gary as he attends his very first meeting of Perfectionists Anonymous.

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