Recently a discussion broke out about authors on a very popular online article directory website, some in the industry call it a ?category killer,? as it has over 13,000 authors and some 85,000 articles in it's directories now. The discussion surrounded around the topic of the ?Expert Author Status? and about the quality of information in an article. An author who was irked that another author had written so many articles on so many unique topics made the first comment on the subject. In fact the author had written at least one article in every single category in the website directory. The complaintant had chosen to write on only two topics.
The author the comment was geared towards is me and after much thought on this subject and 2736 articles in 7 months and 670,000 article views and an average click thru rate approaching 3%, I think it is appropriate to respond to the gentleman. First, I understand his frustration having written so very few articles. Yet, I had written over 750 articles on the two-subjects, which were geared toward my profession. Until retiring at age 40 last year; I was involved in the franchising and cleaning industries. The gentleman who complained has only written 10% of that number of articles. Thus if his average click throughs are the same as mine or slightly higher a 4% and if he has an average article view of 177 per article then I believe that my tact is in fact the better model. What I am trying to say is ?I win? and any comments negative towards such facts are ludicrous.
Furthermore I sincerely believe that a person who can only write 75 articles on a subject or two that he or she is a so-called expert in over a 2-year period is unbecoming of the word expert. Secondly it is not fair for someone to comment or call into question my integrity who has only mastered two-skills in their lives that they know enough about to write on because they would have a skewed view of the world and be very limited in their abilities and thinking. Thirdly, since all things in the human endeavor relate to all other things, such a limited view of the world is dangerous, one would have to call into question the complaining author's articles in their entirety and wonder if in fact they should be giving anyone advice on anything at all. I therefore challenge the commenter on my integrity to answer my reciprocal response and ask for him to put up his credentials and stand toe to toe.
The fact is that writing articles on subjects you have an intimate knowledge of is smart, the more things you know and the more things you feel comfortable in writing about the better. The more subjects, topics, industries and knowledge you have all adds to your over all abilities to write articles. Why would anyone limit themselves, their article subjects or their minds? May as well live in a box. Think on it. (article # 2737).