Sometimes new bloggers start a blog with a collection of free articles. When you’ll submit an article in the article directories, people will have the right to use it on their blog. This is not copy/ duplicate content, this is called sharing. So creating an article collection blog is way easier than producing your own posts. But with this kind of a blog, you won’t be able to attract a large audience and here are the valid reasons,


I don’t know the author

You’re putting the name and the source of the author but as a reader I’m unable to reach him. Personal blogs are much more appreciated because I can see who the person behind this blog is and I can connect with him in different social media sites.

I won’t get answers

Whenever I post an article, you post comments. Why? Because you know that someone is there to help. I receive questions and suggestions via comments. On a collection blog, you know that you’re unable to ask the real writer and the collector is unable to solve my problem. This is why collection blogs are less engaging.

Not a focused plan

When I follow a writer, I feel that this person is working with a plan and I can get to a destination by following his lead. On a collection blog, there are multiple writers with multiple plans. If you try to follow everyone, you’ll fail.

Has no continuity

When a blogger writes an article on his blog, he keeps the original continuity of his plan. Like I did this on day one and now doing this on day two, but writers who write on directories will not create detailed and continued posts.

It’s all about self promotion

Directory writers just write for promotion. They want the readers to click to the link back to their ebook page, affiliate site or they are bloggers like me who wants new readers. A blogger will give his best for his readers because it’s the final destination. With an article from the directory, you won’t get highly packed informations, only teasers.

Why not read from the original directory?

The reason why people love to come back to a blog is because there is unique and fresh content every time. If you know that these articles are from a directory, so why not read from the original directory?

What do you think?

  • Do you run an article collection or produce your own content?
  • Would you love to read from an article collection for a long time?
  • Why or why not?

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