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I have up until now used an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of my articles. This has had a few disadvantages, in that it's not as flexible as I wanted, and the more articles being kept track of this way the more complex and cluttered it gets. I decided to switch to a MediaWiki setup, installed on my desktop PC, instead.
During May I listed six articles on InfoBarrel (8456 words), down from the previous month. Although writing targets were (nearly) met, a good chunk of the writing done is in a large, unfinished article and an even larger, unfinished article series.
During July, excluding outsourced articles, I published 16 articles on InfoBarrel (10,777 words), 2 articles on Seekyt (1,357 words), 1 lens on Squidoo (723 words) and 1 article on TopicSpotter (655 words). The grand total for personally written articles published in July was 20 articles and 13,512 words. I also published 4 outsourced articles on Seekyt and InfoBarrel totalling 2,540 words.
I run a small article directory, and I come across a lot of articles that are clearly written for search engines, and not to be actually read by people. This is a bad idea for many reasons.
If you're looking for an on line income, and you have a knack for writing about any given subject, then you will always be able to get work through company's such as Freelancer and the many other article marketing sites available on line today. To...
Article spinners are utilities designed to take an existing article and rewrite it, creating different "unique" variations of the same article, and thus avoiding the penalties that search engines appear to give to duplicate content. Duplicate content is where the same identical article is posted on multiple sites.
During April I got 14 articles listed on InfoBarrel (13,959 words), nowhere near as many as the previous month. A good part of this was caused because, due to offline events, a substantial proportion of the planned writing target (more than half) was done in the last week of the month, with several days of writing 3-5,000 words.
During March I got 54 articles listed on InfoBarrel (48,036 words) and five on Seekyt (1,871 words). The Seekyt articles were all substantially smaller. This included a fair amount of work from February, but not all of March's work (or even February's) has been published yet. The total number of words written in March was 32,011, so the writing target is still on track.