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Do you write your articles?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by billybatz9, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    If you have a blog section, do you write your articles? Or do you have others write for you? I think I might want to start paying for article writers. What do you guys think?
  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yep. I write my own articles. Cheaper, and shows the passion of the site.

    I tried "guest writing" for a new PS4 site back when it was a rumor... I found out the cold, hard truth: The owner was scraping news from RSS feeds. I left the site fast enough not to do any further business.
  3. Teginder Ravi

    Teginder Ravi New Member

    if you ask me i would rather say you should start writing your own articles, reason behind is you are the only person who is familiar with your own blog. i do own a website here is mine
    http://www.futurapromo.com/ and i do change the content and write articles by my own, i didn't hire any external writer for making my content. 1 more reason behind you should write your own article is, when you will start writing you will surely do some research about it on Google which would explore new spares of your related field. make sense!
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014
  4. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    speaking about articles I have seen sites take an article and place them on there site.

    And Place this at the END of it..
    Source [Auto Evolution]

    CAN THIS BE DONE? (without permission)?
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Just as long that the whole post is not "copy and pasted." Here's an example: http://www.mw4blog.com/modernwarfare4/a-new-modern-warfare-is-still-happening/

    If you've seen whole article "copy and pasted" don't follow their footsteps - you might be treading their foot. You step on the wrong foot...
    wickedstangs likes this.
  6. SelfSufficientMe

    SelfSufficientMe Well-Known Member

    I went down the guest article road once and ended up canning it. Not that it was hard to get writers but the quality of work was awful and I had to really research these people as time and time again I'd find copy & paste work passed off as their own. Most guest bloggers don't just blog for "exposure" or backlinks they blog to drop affiliate code on your site; place links to sites which don't relate to your own (Googs doesn't like that and get suspicious); and cheat their way into search engines off the back of your site's good name - be wary.

    If you have the money and are willing to pay for good writers or original content matching your niche without any strings attached (no linking etc) then I see nothing wrong with that all. Especially on a blog generating good income for some funds to be set aside to pay for more good quality content.

    Cross posting with another site in your niche is another pretty good way to generate content from other writers for variety etc (although, I don't do this either). My "guest posts" these days come from people I know and trust but most of my content is written by me. I often find great ideas from forum members and "steal" their content (from my forum) to add to my blog in my words.

    My latest forum has an an articles section (Xenzine) it's designed as per the add-on's intent which is to open article writing to forum members - this is an excellent add-on BTW and it allows vetting of content before release plus it looks good. Unfortunately, my small membership base on this particular forum is so small and lethargic that I still end up being the only one populating the articles section lol but in time I hope this will change as my forum picks up.

    I enjoy writing, if you have the time try and generate as much of your own content as possible because only you can write original articles exactly how you like it and with the passion it needs to generate the following you want for a successful blog amongst millions of others. I know that last sentence is a mouthful but it sums it up :)

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