The Non-Definitive List of E-zine Directories

Written by Martin Avis

This article is written for anybody who reads, publishes or plans to publish and e-zine or newsletter.

Whenever I read aboutrepparttar best ways to promote an online newsletter, listing in e-zine directories is always mentioned as one of those 'no-brainer' things that every publisher should automatically do.

So I figured, why not? Everyone else seems to be doing it, I'd better dorepparttar 124354 same.

Not so easy. Inrepparttar 124355 first place, try looking up 'ezine directories' on google. I got 1690 results. A lot of those results turned out not to be a directory, but a list of other directories. The list seemed endless.

Inrepparttar 124356 second place, most ofrepparttar 124357 lists of directories I found turned out to be hopelessly out of date.

So I decided to build my own list of e-zine directories

As I started followingrepparttar 124358 links I hit up against one ofrepparttar 124359 worst aspects ofrepparttar 124360 Internet. Here is a list ofrepparttar 124361 14 principle reasons why so many ofrepparttar 124362 links turned out to be useless:

1. Site no longer exists 2. Site appears to exist, but content is all pre 1998 3. Site appears to be running, but many links are dead 4. Message says 'Site no longer maintained.' 5. Site so badly designed, navigation impossible 6. Site caused my eyes to bleed (figuratively!) 7. Site bombarded me with multiple pop-ups 8. Site not relevant (no e-zine list) 9. Site appeared to be a scam 10. Site redirected to a different URL 11. Payment required to list e-zine 12. Site offered no explanation, name or logo 13. Site no longer accepting submissions 14. Site 'under construction.'

According to my 'History' file, I have visited over 800 sites inrepparttar 124363 past 3 days. My back hurts, my eyes hurt and my brain has turned to jelly. But I think that I have done it!

All told, I have boiled these 800 'possibles' down to a list of 33 e-zine directory sites that all work, and all accept submissions. That list can be freely accessed onrepparttar 124364 BizE-zine web site at

The Empowered Parenting Ezine: Great Advice for Today's Parent!

Written by Joan Bramsch Ezine Goals

Empowered Parenting Ezine is enjoying it's 4th year of continuous online publication. Our mission remainsrepparttar same -- to provide Today's parent with information, advice and how-to articles by experts in many fields, so your parenting job is manageable while you gain respect and still have fun!

Joan Bramsch is "Parents' Cheerleader!" She's also a veteran parent, grandparent, educator, writer and publisher, and she owns and administersrepparttar 124353 EP ezine which serves Parents and their families, giving encouragement, providing information, reminding all to enjoy life.

"Parenting is most adults' _other_ full-time job; it's time they were recognized and valued." She hopes to be your champion and your counselor, plus, she promises to encourage you to berepparttar 124354 Best Parent you can be.

"I write Positive stories for children, books for parents, how-to's and parenting manuals," says Bramsch (think of branch on a tree and put an 'M' in it!). "I taught school for a dozen years, from pre-school to adult education. My husband Bill and I have five grown children - all good citizens and self-supporting, thank you, God! :) And we love to spoil our seven brilliant grandchildren."

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