I'd slow down on the posting, as in not keep posting. Take time to get some feedback and help before you upload articles, there is no race to put out content and you can freely take as much as needed to polish your stuff.
I concur - even if you have, say, four or five articles you want to put up which you think are ready to put up, I'd recommend only putting up one at a time (and then, again, only after getting feedback before posting). It'll help you keep track of everything. It will also help you fix errors before dropping down to such a low rating that the article can't recover when it should.
Welcome to the site!
Don't feel the need to rush to contribute - while it is not unheard of for articles that are posted right away to survive, it is rare. Take you time, get feedback from the forums and chat about sandboxed ideas, then post. Remember that people don't grant special latitude just because an article is your first, and it tends to piss off folks who've been around for a while to see someone say "well, this is my first, and maybe it does suck, but it is my first" as a defense. (Not to put a damper on your enthusiasm of course!)
Thanks for all the feedback. I'm the kind of person who likes to get directly into things, so I jumped straight in…a little too soon, clearly. If they don't survive, I can live with that. Maybe I'll pull something good out of the ashes. I apologize for any wasted time and whatnot, I'm just…ambitious, I guess? Anyway, thanks again for the warm welcome. Thanks also for all the immediate downvotes, too. Gotta make mistakes to learn, amirite?
No need to apologize, it's easy to get wrapped up in the moment. I think my best advise to a new member will always be to just slow down and enjoy the scenery. Read up on the articles, chat it up in the live chat, boogie around the forums, etc, just have fun and work on your articles until you think they're ready.