I'm going to piss a lot of people off with this, but the truth is 99% of these newbies couldn't write an article if they had the outline in front of them and a "miracle article writer" software to create the content.
I grew up in a generation that valued the written word. I was fortunate because my mother embedded in me the need to be able to read and understand by the time I started school in the early 60's. My fondest memories of my childhood were all pretty much centered around the library and the vast accumulation of knowledge that could be accessed there.
I'll never forget the time when I was in the 5th grade and suddenly we didn't have to rely on the once weekly class trip to the school library, we were free to go every day before and after class. I read "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" (Jules Verne) in one night!
I'm dating myself a bit, but I hope it helps me make my point. I grew up when B&W TV was the norm....slide rules...my first calculator (in college) cost almost $75 and could ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, and DIVIDE.
People don't read anymore, everything is handed to them. Their computer entertains them, their phone does everything but wipe their butt, and hundreds of channels of satelite tv keep them fat and on their as..couches.
(Have you ever dammed a creek with rocks and sand to make a swimming hole?)
Fact is most of the current generation couldn't write their way out of a paper bag.
And I'm not talking about "non english speaking or writing", most of those people are intelligent and try, they just don't understand the many correct variations of the english language.
I'm so sick of trying to find good written content...
Its a pain in the ass, but I'll write my own content from here on out, damned if I'll post some of this rehashed drivel at an article site just to get a link, what if a "real live human being" sees that crap and thinks I wrote it?
I'll be dammned if I'll take that chance with my reputation.
(sorry for the ramble, I'm on my 4th beer)