Interviews With Successful Ezine Publishers - Jan Tallent-Dandridge

Written by Ken Hill

Jan Tallent-Dandridge is publisher of Rim Digest, a marketing and small business ezine with informative articles, helpful tips, fun info and lots of freebies that goes out three days a week: on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Interested potential subscribers can see it here: or write to subscribe at

KH: How important has publishing an ezine been to your business?

JTD: For this particular business, it was 100% necessary as my real *JOB* IS my ezine. My main income stream is from ad sales so it is imperative to keeprepparttar ezine going. My secondary business, digital products, relies on mentions in my newsletter as well as other forms of promotions.

KH: How long have you been running an ezine and how many subscribers do you have?

JTD: It will be three years on Feb. 10 of 2003 and I have over 31,000 subscribers. There are weeks I will pass 32,000 and then lose up to 500 with bounces and closed accounts, etc.

KH: Do you submit your ezine to directories and/or announcement lists and if so how effective has this been in gaining new subscribers to your publication?

JTD: Rim Digest is listed with most ofrepparttar 124267 main directories and I am sure this helps a lot with gaining subscribers. I also use software to remindrepparttar 124268 directories and update my listings whenever major changes are made, such as when I addedrepparttar 124269 extra day to my publishing schedule when a nice number of my subs asked me to.

KH: Do you write and use your own articles to promote your ezine? How valuable has writing articles been in promoting your ezine?

JTD: I do not write nearly as many as I should; I have about 25 articles published. I always try them out on my publishing friends for feedback before I even use them in my own ezine. I do know that this isrepparttar 124270 best and quickest FREE form of promotion there is!

Man Needs to Stand Upside down sometimes to See Things Better!!

Written by Khalid Osman

An Issue From: "Thoughts Generation"

The place ofrepparttar current thought: Eritrea (onrepparttar 124266 upper eastern part ofrepparttar 124267 Horn of Africa).Onrepparttar 124268 main street inrepparttar 124269 capital city of Asmara.

The time: Just three years after Eritrea independence from Ethiopia on 1991. The independence was acheived through an armed struggle lasted for 30 years.

The occation: As a journalist working 30 years on this field,10 of them in Eritrea alone,I used to gatherrepparttar 124270 topics for my job fromrepparttar 124271 streets,the people,the Europian weather those days,the smelling ofrepparttar 124272 national feelings andrepparttar 124273 experience of a revolutionary front changed cloths,cars and of course seats and secretaries.

The scene: An old field fighter,used to leave his camp atrepparttar 124274 morning to wander acrossrepparttar 124275 Independent Street.He crossed towardsrepparttar 124276 same place ousiderepparttar 124277 Cathedral where he used to stand upside down for a while several times a day. His hands onrepparttar 124278 earth and his feet onrepparttar 124279 Cathedral`s wall he seemed to be more happy than when he faced this picture standing on his feet.He looked deeply atrepparttar 124280 people,the buildings,the cars and whatever or whoever there passed by.He changed this position,each time he got satisfied.The last time he got satisfied was just half an hour afterrepparttar 124281 sun set.He stood up and walked his head waved left and right.

There was a deep sorrow and regret on his eyes.

He had his last attitude every day,before his daily 4 doubles congnac.He left his last joke onrepparttar 124282 audients`ears inrepparttar 124283 last bar on his way to his camp.

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