CHMS - this is interesting. I put up a post showing an example of a website where the blogger writes a headline such as "What is the Best Way To Vacation In WidgetWebmasterPlanet"
Then he places two big blocks of adverts immediately after the headline.
Then writes a ONE SENTENCE article - about 28 words.
The ads run fine and he is well indexed.
The mods removed the post I guess because I posted the exact URL so folks could take a look at a classic useless site that is doing fine.
On some of our sites we deliberately break up articles to make it a little more difficult for content thieves - but this may also confuse the search engines unless you are already well ranked and an authority site I think.