Archive for July, 2008|Monthly archive page

AC Announces ‘Best of AC Awards’ with $100 Prize

In AC News on July 31, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Anxious to flex those creative muscles?

AC has just announced its Best of AC Awards for outstanding CPs who submit content on a few featured categories.  They’re on the hunt for unique, compelling, and well-organized content that stands out from the usual lineup in the AC library.  The prize for your efforts:  $100

Here’s AC’s summary of the award:

Each month, we’ll select three different topics and keep our eyes open for Content Producers with especially strong output in each of those areas. At the end of the month (once all applicable entries have been catalogued by our Content Managers), AC’s Community team will award $100 to a single CP in each category, and feature the winners on our Community Page and in the “AC Connect” newsletter.


August contests:


This month we’ll be awarding CPs publishing in these fields…


1)  Entertainment Reviews

2)  Olympics 2008 Coverage

3)  Back-to-School Guides

If you’d like to nominate yourself or another worthy CP in a particular category, visit the AC General Discussions section of the Community Forum, find the thread pertaining to the contests of the current month and post your suggestions.


Click here for more information about our selection criteria.

Need some help for topics on this month’s contest?

Stay tuned for a listing of article ideas on The AC Daily early next week!


Weekly Roundup – There’s Still Time for a Summer Vacation!

In Weekly Roundup on July 31, 2008 at 6:00 am

Even if you opted for a ‘staycation’ this year, you can celebrate the season with a fun trip or getaway and forget about Labor Day right around the corner.  August is the perfect time to soak up the sunshine and make the most of summer days.

AC Content Producers are already enjoying some of these adventures:

Cindy Vee offers some tips and insights for Planning a Fun and Memorable Family Vacation.

Heading to the Big Apple for some summer fun?  Make sure you book up any of these Family Friendly Tours in New York City.  Thanks Andrea!

If the East Coast is calling your name this summer, don’t miss out on these Summer Festivals in Boston, 2008, courtesy of Regina Sass.

Pack smart and save a few dollars in the process.  A. Hermitt provides some great tips on How to Travel Lightly this season and beyond.

Saved enough money for an overseas vacation?   Check out the Hot Travel Spots for 2008 from J. Rica Middlebrooks, and look forward to that one-of-a-kind experience.

If you’re joining Mickey and friends in Orlando this summer, read up on these Travel Tips for Driving Around Orlando, Florida, courtesy of Sheila Murphy.

Heading to the West Coast?  Make your way to the Santa Monica Pier and enjoy a vacation at these Top Hotels Near Santa Monica Pier in Southern California, courtesy of Christine Bude.

Do you experience stress from flying, more often than not?  Read up on these Tips to Help You Travel and Fly Comfortably, courtesy of Chris R.

Returning Soon from Summer Vacation…

In News on July 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm

After a brief hiatus, I’m happy to report that The AC Daily will be back up and running by the end of July!

Check back soon for some fresh new posts including:

1.  Article idea lists

2. Top 10 articles in a spotlight category

3.  Screencasts of writing tips and ways to promote your content

4. Guest posts from CPs

5.  Tools and tutorials to help you make the most of AC

And, if anybody would like to contribute a guest post or interview for the ‘Who in the World?’ section, send me a note and I’ll be in touch!