10 Article Writing Tips for Newbies or Beginners – Pt 2
Presented by Honey B Wackx
7. Publish and Announce:
Once your Blog is ready you may want to use some automatic tools to publish and announce it. First do a search for Blog hosts and select those which best suit your needs. Join one or more and publish your Blog there.
Then search for Blog announcers and RSS announcers and use them to get your Blog noticed.
Now that you have that out of the way, find an article wizard that will post your articles to free publishers. Note that this is not nearly as effective as it used to be. If you do this at all make it the last thing you do.
You can post them one at a time by hand if you are really bored and have absolutely nothing else to do. Using an automatic poster or software you can publish articles to hundreds of sources in an hour or two. That’s an easy way to go.
Now, have some patience. Many of the places that host articles are timely and your articles will be reviewed within twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours. But, many others will be days and weeks later therefore never date an article – a sure way to get rejected.
9. Rejection – “sorry your article has been declined”:
Be prepared for some places to reject your articles. Do not take it personally. It usually has little to do with you or your article.
Some article databases routinely reject articles for spelling errors when there are none or where there is more than way to spell a word. And, just as in any other endeavor some editors or reviewers get so far behind, the easiest and fastest thing to do (and perhaps the only alternative) is to reject everything. You will learn who these are over time.
Then there are those who seem to run your articles through the meat grinder. If they find certain words, irrespective of how they are used, your article gets no farther, it’s rejected. These are people who can’t even publish the Holy Bible because it contains words that offend them or their readers. Ignore these folks who are so heavenly minded.
Remember, as in everything else in life, there is an exception for every rule. Make use of these article writing tips for newbies.
10. Keep cranking out articles:
Since most authors, especially newbies, prepare only one copy of an article against the advice of most seasoned authors it is important that the newbie keep his chin up – keep the faith. That will be easier as more and more of your articles are accepted and published driving visitors to your website while creating those all important back links.
It is not necessary that every place you submit to accept everything submitted to them. After one or two hosts publish your article on any given subject, search engines tend to penalize you anyway by ignoring additional postings. This is close to spamming and while it could help someone find you, it probably won’t.
It is not necessarily, the more the merrier. The additional listings will not increase your page rankings or links reported by the search engines. It is more important to get published in places with the highest Google page rank possible.
Everybody has knowledge about something. How many good ideas or situations you could have written about but have you lost because of waiting or no time to write it down? Don’t procrastinate!
Write down that situation or knowledge you have into an article before it is gone forever. Turn it into something of interest others would like to read about – and in the process get a link back to your website that helps you rank higher and receive more traffic.