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Increasingly, Article Submission Websites make Authors Pre-register
As I post articles I’ve written online, I’m encountering many more content sites that require a password. Authors need to provide personal information and sign in before being allowed to submit to them. For instance, of the five most recent article content sites I found, all but one of them require a password. It’s probably a necessary precaution, to reduce the quantity of inappropriate submissions and spam they’d receive otherwise. In my opinion, shoddy articles aren’t that different than spam. Everyone who writes or posts articles should feel some responsibility to maintain writing quality. Readers deserve no less. And when too many articles are considered a waste of time (or worse blatant sales pitches) the effectiveness of Internet articles is undermined for us all.
Tailor Your Posting List to the Readers You’re Writing for It takes a while to develop a list of places where to post your articles. Some of the sites contain a very broad range of topics. Some will post whatever is submitted. Some are very specific about the topics they will include. Some select only a few of the best from the articles they receive.
Part of developing your list of places where you submit is getting to know their preferences. Then you should match what you send them to their requirements. That’s the way to get the best exposure of your message - to precisely those readers you want to reach. Better to cull sites where the fit is not very good than to waste time and effort on inappropriate and unused submissions.
The Registration Process is a Form of Commitment Even when the registration procedure is quick and simple, it should make you pause. Is this a site that matches the type of articles you produce? Will you be willing to submit more content to them on an ongoing basis. The effort needed to register and keep track of passwords is only worth it if you'll be submitting regularly.
So as you scan through this list, don’t think about signing up for all of them. Choose those that fit. Then only send them articles that are sure to delight their readership.
Websites Where You Must Register before You Submit
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Dr. Lynella Grant Consultant and Author - Promote yourself, business, website, or book with online articles
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