Friday, August 31, 2007

Article submission

Article submission is a great way to do propaganda about your business, your blog, your website, or yourself too.

If you are writing about your business or your blog a good authentic article fetches you a great number of traffic.

If you are writing about yourself then it gets you the ‘expertise’ value.

Many search engines crawl and hook onto the keyword and keyword phrases of a site to put it in their results list. If your content contains a good number of keywords and keywords phrases, your site gets a higher position in the search engine listings. Ofcourse this does not mean that you keep stuffing the article with key words and phrases just about unnecessary.

Content for certain subjects need indepth knowledge. This can be done with research. Today research is just a click away in most of the cases.

If you are bent on getting traffic to your site and you do not have the time to write the articles then you can take the help of ghost writers.

Keep in mind to not plagiarise. Copy and merely pasting of part or whole of the content is known as plagiarising. This is definitely not advised. If you don’t have the time or the right resources then wait. There is absolutely no need to hurry. Content is the key to getting the reader tuned into your article and retaining the reader too.

Almost all of the time a plagiarised article submitted will never be released. Add to it if you have an account with that particular website then a plagiarised article can lead to suspension of your account. So be very careful.

Coping with your 'writer’s block'

Writer’s block. This is a situation that almost all writers go through sometime or the other.

Usually this condition takes place at the start of a writing project. Once you have crossed this block then it is back to smooth sailing. The main task for us writers is to tackle this block. First thing first. Accept it. Realising and accepting it is crossing 25% of the condition and moving towards the smooth writing stage.

Over a period of time you will learn how to realise it just as it is about to take place. Having realised and accepted it the next stage is to tackle it.

What do you prefer and how best you are comfortable is the question. You have to figure out if you are more comfortable on the computer or first on paper. Where can your thoughts pour out. Make this position clear within yourself.

Next is to understand the surrounding environment. Do you like noise, sitting at the balcony, coffee shop, or generally TV or music going on in the background. Or pin drop silence. In what situation does your mind start to function better.

Try to write whatever comes to your mind. The palace you are at. The thoughts that are chatting in your mind. The color of your room. Simply put, whatever comes to your mind pen it. Put it down. You never know these musing could come handy later on.

Hopefully by now you start getting focussed.

Similarly a block can come in-between the writing project. Suddenly you find yourself either not thinking anything or probably thinking too much to be organised. This is the right time to take a break. Do something else. Watch TV., listen to music, chat with someone. Simply put just move away from your workstation. Then come back again. You should feel refreshed by now.

And continue to write. Happy writing!