Latest posts by techwriter (see all)
- BOOK REVIEW: “Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen - July 10, 2017
- 12 Top Characteristics of a Good Technical Writer - July 3, 2017
- What Are the Qualities of a Good Technical Writer? - June 28, 2017
Let me share the true story of something that happened to me thanks to article marketing…
Over 2 years ago when I was writing articles on anything and everything that caught my fancy, I wrote an article about a world-class pianist after listening to one of his amazing performances on my car radio. I was really moved and elevated by his music and I wanted to pay him back by praising his art on a public platform. So I wrote a great review and posted it on a high-traffic article marketing site and then… forgot about it… I was not even sure if ANYONE would even read it (hah!)…
Fast forward, a year later…
One day, out of nowhere, I receive this email from a guy who claims he is the pianist about whom I’ve written! Wow! I first thought someone was pulling my leg. I checked and double-checked. Yes, he was for real… He was basically thanking me for the heart-felt accolade and how my totally voluntary article made him feel good as an artist. Since I collect celebrity autographs, I asked him if I could have his autograph. He wrote back telling me he would be delighted to do that if I provide him with my address. I did that immediately.
A week later, I had this well-padded envelope in my mail box from a serious talent-management firm in New York City. I opened it, and there it was! A great 8×10 glossy photo of my favorite pianist with a long inscription hand-written personally by him and signed underneath… PRICELESS! Today that picture is in the best corner of our living room, in its own precious frame, a reminder of the good things that can happen through article marketing.
I did not expect that to happen when I first started writing articles but it goes to show that, once your article is out there on the Internet, it acquires a life of its own. So be careful what you write because you cannot take it back once people start reprinting them right and left. And if you write about the stuff that you really believe in, share some good and useful information that would help others, rest assured your good deed will come back to you in multiples as your good karma, sometimes in terms of more business, and sometimes in the form of a great personal autograph from a world-famous artist!
Write well, live well, and enjoy!