This CP from Cincinnati has a strong following on AC with articles on cooking, travel, parenting, and tips on eating healthy. She’s a full-time working mom with an 18-month old son, and is currently working on her Master’s degree.
When E Harmon isn’t exploring AC for the latest articles, you’ll probably find her working on her art business with her husband. How in the world does this CP squeeze in time to write for Associated Content? I found out how this busy mom makes it all happen:
S: How did you get started with writing for AC?
E: My husband and I had our first child in July of 2006 and I started graduate school the following year. I knew that money would be tight and needed a way to bring in some extra income. I honestly thought that AC was some sort of scam when I first found it in January 2007. You mean I can really get paid to write about whatever I want to? I love to write! I have been hooked ever since.
S: Your favorite content category to browse at work:
E: I always look at the parenting section. Raising my first child is a challenge and I can use all the advice I can get!
S: Do you write for other online sites or publications, or are you an ‘AC lifer’?
E: I only write for AC. I would love to write for other places, but I do not have the time so I’m loyal to AC for now.
S: Your most popular/most commented/newsworthy article?
E: My article with the highest number of page views is How To Start The Biggest Loser Competition in Your Office. My coworkers and I really did this so it was written from experience. I know the success of the show has helped with the high page views. I am pretty proud of the article My Space: Incredible Resource or Necessary Evil? which was also written from experience.
S: Name one website you visit at least once per day:
E: Associated Content and Facebook
S: One reason why everyone who’s anyone should read your work?
E: I write about a very wide variety of topics, so much so that I am sure that anyone can find something of interest! Oh, and I need the money . . .
S: Your favorite form of caffeine?
E: Believe it or not, I drink very little caffeine. J I do love Diet Coke but opt for the caffeine free kind!
S: A favorite hobby when you’re not writing for AC:
E: Art. My husband and I also have an art business as another side venture. We call our art business HarmonArt.
S: One pearl of wisdom for any AC Content Producer?
E: Don’t let negative comments about your articles bother you. If you write about anything the least bit controversial it will happen. Don’t worry about and be happy you got a page view from that person!
S: Your favorite quote about writing or otherwise?
E: “Inconceivable!” Vizinni in The Princess Bride.