I first must apologize for not posting as often as I would like to. I know Chris feels the same too, but this has been our busiest season ever at 97th Floor, and so much is going on that I almost can't think straight. Don't get offended if we are not posting as much as you might like because we are in the middle of creating some pretty amazing things that will benefit the SEO/Social Media communities in the near future.
That said, I did want to take a second (out of this very busy day) and say "Thanks" to Ezine Articles for sending me a "limited edition" mouse pad, and being ONE of 500 out of 82,000 members that got one. Now, it's not much no, but for me it's all about the thought that counts. I can't tell you how many places I contribute to, and they do nothing for me, so its nice every once in a while to get a note from a website you frequent that says; "Thanks for being a member"!
Here is a picture of the mouse pad I took from my iPhone:
Not even speaking from an SEO view, I really do like Ezine Articles, they have been a good source of targeted traffic for some of my clients, and my own projects (and websites) and bring traffic that really converts well. With me, what matters the most is the quality traffic that converts the highest, and they have done a great job of helping me with that!