Authors who write their own articles have been (and will be) around MUCH longer than the ones who spin articles. (Go ahead and argue this if you want, but I see it every day - and there is no evidence of this trend changing)
As I read recently in a very good article marketing ebook, if you take short-cuts or cut any corners, then you will not last.
I have seen it, as have dozens of article directory owners. We see it all the time.
And don't think that we (or our editors) don't know when we are reading a spun article. It may be rewritten well or even damn good, but it's the same information.
Disclaimer: I do not approve of or suggest spinning articles.
If you are going to spin and submit, I would suggest submitting those articles far apart from each other (among other things - like rewriting it)
Why? Because if our syndication websites start getting feeds and articles that have the same article in them just written in different ways...guess what...they're going to drop us like a stinky turd and look for another content supplier.
This causes us to lose inbound links and eventually, traffic and search engine love.
Some people will have you believe that syndication from article directories is dead...but that is simply not the case. At least it's not the case for the article directories where I can see stats from...and I'm sure it's not the case for EZA.
Don't forget that this is our internet business, just like submitting articles is working for your business. Although there is the longstanding, unwritten rule I speak about all the time - Content for Backlinks, that doesn't mean that we have to accept every article.
Be smart about what you are doing and proceed with both caution and common sense.
Remember, We've seen thousands of "spinning authors" come and go...but we also see thousands of authors every day - the ones that actually write their articles - who have been around for years and obviously continue to enjoy internet business success and the good fortune that comes with doing a little work.
Just some more food for thought.