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Introduction:

For two years, I wrote articles for the eHow website. In that time, I created over 400 articles.

It Made Me a Better Writer

Putting the how-to articles into steps, while trying to be concise and as clear as possible, taught me to be a better writer. Writing every day is good practice.

I Gained Many Writing Friends

Reading and commenting on other writer's articles gave me an idea of what kind of person they were. Interacting in the forums helped seal the friendships. We shared our goals, cried over our problems and encouraged each other to try new things. I'm still in daily touch with a core group of them.

I Earn Residuals

Although eHow closed its Writer's Compensation Program, it still pays residuals for the articles on the site. I look forward to that deposit in my Paypal account every month.

It Forced Me to Learn About SEO

Now I know things about keyword density, Google Battle, backlinks and other things that drives traffic on the Internet, that I never would have bothered to learn without my eHow experience.

It Gave Me Skills and Confidence

What I learned in two years on eHow can be applied to many sites. I'm much more effective on Squidoo with the skills I picked up on eHow.

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  • tracyann 4/10/2011

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    Good list.

  • snowfence 2/20/2011

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    Thanks for the ehow list. H5!

  • Apalmer001 2/12/2011

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    I love your article, it really hits home.

    eHow was my first and I wish we were still able to write for them. I love writing on any topic I choose and that is one reason I am enjoying LM5. I get to pick what I want to write about on my article lists.

  • bossypants 2/9/2011

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    Me,too. eHow was my "first" in so many ways and will always be dear to my heart. Nice list!

  • NancyHardin 2/8/2011

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    We may not ever forget eHow, but we move on. eHow was good for me in many ways, just as my experience with Demand Studios was good for me too. They both helped prepare me in different ways for the challenge of internet writing. Great list Virginia.

  • clewand550 2/8/2011

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    I wish that I would have written for them before they changed over. Heard a lot of good things about the company. They sure are a well known company. Nice list.

  • ListingToTheLeft 2/8/2011

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    I love eHow, always will as long as we keep earning residuals, and even after (hope there's no after). I learned SEO and being tough (it's necessary as an online writer) and not taking deletions, criticism personally.

  • ElaineChastain 2/8/2011

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    I loved eHow too and learned so much at eHow writer's proverbial knee. We'll miss it but we will survive.

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