18th Using Free Articles or Other Free Materials as Your Content

write articleSometimes when we ran out of stuff to write, we tend to look for free articles to stick into our blog. That might be a good idea to keep up with our blogging schedule but the quality of content might not be that good. Plus, there is a problem of repeated content. If the article is good then a lot of blogs might be using it too. Here are few tricks that you can use to solve the above problems. Don’t use the whole article. Copy and use just the parts that you need or feel important. Highlight or quote it into your post. Remember to give credits to the original author by mentioning names and a link back. Next is to include your opinion regarding the articles that you used. You may mention the reason that this article was chosen. Express your feeling either agreed or against with what was said in the articles. You may also relate to other issue that this article reminds you of. Surely there are certain reasons that a particular article was chosen for your blog. All you need to do it tell the story without holding back. That will make your post or blog unique. Here are 2 of my example posts.

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11 Responses to “18th Using Free Articles or Other Free Materials as Your Content”

  1. The only problem with this sometimes is finding a free article worth quoting. There is so much spam out there these days.

  2. Kumo says:

    Yes, that is true. I think the free articles site might also face some problems because of this.

  3. carol says:

    I just tagged you with the Entrecard Meme!
    Thanks,
    Carol

  4. I love this idea, but I have a question about it – would doing that violate any agreement you may be making with the article site or author?

    In other words, are there any article sites that require that the entire article be printed, or none of it at all?

    Just something that popped into my head after reading this post.

    Namaste,
    A. Caleb Hartley
    http://www.environmentastic.com

  5. Kumo says:

    You are free to use the articles from the free article sites. If you’re not sure about it, just drop an email to the author and request permission to use the article.

  6. Jason says:

    I have tons of articles, but they were not free, you can find a little better quality if you pay. But it is still the same thing, most of the articles are on sites with the same unedited content. I have not used any for blogging4cash as I write all of my stuff there, I do how ever use them on niche sites.

  7. Kumo says:

    Agreed. It is best to write the content ourself. This is the last step that I’ll do if I really don’t have the time to write or nothing to write about.

  8. ArahMan7 says:

    Thank you for sharing, Kumo. For me, I used to write to the authors themselves to avoid any complications later on. I don’t want to be branded as a “Plagiarist”.

    Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

  9. Kumo says:

    That sure is a good way to do it. Cheers.

  10. carol says:

    Great Tip! I think it’s always best to write your own article but sometimes the muse just isn’t in so this is a way to at least get inspiration.
    Thanks.

  11. Kumo says:

    It is best to know more options as it might come in handy someday.