How To Write an Ezine Article

Written by John Mussi

Writing can be fraught atrepparttar best of times but it never ceases to amaze me just how much more difficult we make it by our approach. Writing an Ezine Article is no different to writing anything else. You need to approachrepparttar 136098 task in a professional way. There is little point in attempting to write anything whilst trying to answer mail, doingrepparttar 136099 dishes or groomingrepparttar 136100 pet. You have to giverepparttar 136101 article your undivided attention.

There is no set formula forrepparttar 136102 equipment you choose to write with, it just boils down to personal preference. Some people prefer to use a computer, others prefer a typewriter and some still like to use pen and paper. Selectrepparttar 136103 one that you are most comfortable with. Here are ten tips on how to make writing an Ezine Article a lot easier:

1. Allocate time

This will ensure that your train of thought is not interrupted. There is nothing worse for a writer than to have a good idea ruined by an interruption. To help yourself think findrepparttar 136104 quietest spot inrepparttar 136105 house, put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign up and closerepparttar 136106 door.

2. Remove all clutter

When you commence writing you do not want to be distracted by anything so clear your desk or table top of everything apart from your writing paraphernalia.

3. Select a topic

Most people find this one ofrepparttar 136107 hardest things about writing and yet we are spoilt for choice. You can write about an activity that you enjoy, a sport you play, a hobby that you have, work experience, health concept, travel experience and so on. The choice is endless. Haverepparttar 136108 courage of your conviction and go for it.

4. Choose a title

Choosing a title is just as important as selectingrepparttar 136109 content. The title has to capturerepparttar 136110 gist ofrepparttar 136111 content whilst atrepparttar 136112 same time be eye-catching enough to enable an editor to pick your article out of thousands of others.

5. Planrepparttar 136113 content

There is little point in rambling on for countless pages and hope to retainrepparttar 136114 readers interest. All writing whether a book or Ezine Article will need to have a beginning, middle and an end. Write down some basic points about your content. Then use headings and follow up by expandingrepparttar 136115 headings. Once this has been achieved, organiserepparttar 136116 content so that it makes sense whilst retaining a beginning, middle and end.

How To Publicize Your E-zine Online

Written by Chip Rowe

Once you've created a webzine, how do you getrepparttar word out? This short guide offers some strategies to letrepparttar 135753 world of readers know about your work.


Once you have your e-zine or webzine in place, visit, and and submit your URLs (if you have a lot of pages, it's wise not to submit more than five URLs per day). Don't pay for services that promise to submit your site to hundreds of engines. It won't affect your traffic as much as just hittingrepparttar 135754 larger ones. For a primer on howrepparttar 135755 various engines work, visit It offers a free newsletter that gets into tons of details about how engines work. Anytime you make a major change to your site or add new pages, submit or resubmitrepparttar 135756 URLs.

The next step is to enter your URL atrepparttar 135757 major online directories. You'll save yourself a lot of time if you prepare enticing 25-word, 50-word and 100-word descriptions first. "If you can explain your zine in a sentence you have a fighting chance," says George Myers Jr. of LitKit. A one-sentence description can help you focus onrepparttar 135758 audience you're after, and it helps when you're deciding where to place your e-zine in directories. Yahoo! isrepparttar 135759 largest directory, followed by Open Directory. A good guide to smaller engines is

Yahoo seems to prefer sites that have their own domain name; even then you may have to submit several times before you're listed. Don't do it more than once every two weeks, and chose your category carefully (suggest a second category if it applies, but don't get greedy). Submit your webzine under specific topics, such as Travel or Humor or whatever best describe its content. Yahoo! no longer accepts free submissions to Business categories; instead, it charges a $299 annual fee.

Finally, promote your e-zine by sending announcements to various services that alert surfers to new sites. Post a notice torepparttar 135760 Usenet group alt.ezines. If you do a non-commercial paper or electronic zine, post a notice on alt.zines. Announce new non-commercial Webzines on comp.infosystems.www.announce, or any e-zine at

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