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AC Announces 2008 PMA Winners

In AC News on January 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Associated Content has just announced the winners of the 2008 People’s Media Awards.  Read the official announcement from Lisa Gooder here: 2008 PMA Winners Announced

I’m proud to be your 2008 CP of the Year, and am excited for another fantastic year ahead!  You can read my acceptance speech here, or watch this brief video to ‘meet’ me!

A big congratulations to the winners of awards in each category:

Articles of the Year

Carol Bengle Gilbert: “Obama Advocates Change at Leesburg, Virginia Rally

Angie Mohr: “Ending an Abusive Marriage: Important Financial and Emotional Advice

Christopher Cudworth: “Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

News Provider of the Year

Connie Wilson

Videographer of the Year

Greg Reese (aka “Greg Reese from Cincinnati”)

Audiocaster of the Year

Judlyne Lilly Gibson (aka “Second Street Dreams”)

Top Performing Content

Mark Whittington: “John McCain vs. Barack Obama on the Issues”

Steve Thompson: “Common Causes of Left Side Stomach Pain

Pam Gaulin: “4th of July Fireworks in Massachusetts 2008″


Love Is In the Air! Valentine’s Day Roundup

In Weekly Roundup on January 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

‘Tis the season for romance and CPs are busy writing up tips for wooing your sweetheart on V-Day, gifting recommendations and craft ideas.  Here are a few noteworthy pieces of content to get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit:

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Online Lovers by Malina Debrie

Crafting Romantic Jewelry for Valentine’s Day by Cyndee Kromminga

10 Creative Ways to Use Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Conversation Hearts by Shelley Frost

Valentine’s Day for Singles by Sunshine

New Life for Your Cereal Boxes by Jamie Brown

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without a Lover by Secretsides

Valentine’s Day 2009 – Popular Gift Ideas by roastbeast

Valentine’s Day Silk Flower Arrangements by Charlotte Kuchinsky

AC Nuggets: Fun February Holidays

In AC Nuggets, Writing Tips on January 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Having trouble coming up with unique article ideas?

Set your sights on any of these fun holidays coming up in February; get them in now so they enter the queue well before the end of the month!

February Is…

Inauguration Week Must Reads – AC Roundup

In Weekly Roundup on January 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Couldn’t catch the plane or train ride to Washington this week?

Fret not; CPs around the country are drumming up a storm of articles with tips, insights and breaking news about the events.

Here are a few must-reads to help you keep up with the 2009 Inauguration events:

Watch Barack Obama Inauguration Online by Mary Zeiher

Inauguration Events Schedule 2009, Updates and Must-See TV by Donna Porter

Inauguration Day 2009 Schedule Information and Expectations by Elizabeth Eng

Traditions of the United States Presidential Inauguration by jason spraggins.

Locations of Barack’s Obama Live Inauguration Broadcast in New York City by Jesse Schmitt

Best Ways to Find a Place to Stay in Washington for Obama Inauguration by Memphis Vaughn

President’s Inauguration in 2009 Might Set a New Standard by Norm Schneider

What is All the Barack Obama Memorabilia Worth? by Lovn Da Write Life

People’s Media Awards 2008 – The Suspense Continues

In AC News on January 19, 2009 at 1:10 am

The final announcement for the 2008 People’s Media Awards is still pending, and many-a CP is anxiously awaiting the final results.

Hundreds of CPs have been nominated by fellow writers to win awards for CP of the Year, Articles of the Year and Videographer/Audiocaster/News Provider of the Year.  If you want to read up on the buzz in each category, head to the Forums for the complete lineup of nominees.

Here’s a brief summary of top contenders for the CP of the Year award (from the CP nominations).

  • Jcorn
  • Donna Porter
  • Pam Gaulin
  • 3lilangels
  • Momie Tullottes
  • Carol Bengle Gilbert
  • Charlotte Kuchinsky
  • Shawn
  • Angie Mohr
  • Amy Brantley
  • Rodney Southern
  • Saul Relative
  • Sylvia Cochran

AC has stated that the final awards are based on a combination of factors and not just CP nominations.  Several CPs voiced that counting on only forum-basd nominations was unfair because many award-worthy CPs simply don’t post publicly in the CP forum and help fellow writers through Private Messaging, personal e-mail and with their blogs.

Any thoughts on the issue?  Post your comments below, and stay tuned for the final awards results by the end of the month.

The AC Daily Gets a Makeover!

In AC News on January 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Since I couldn’t part with The AC Daily completely, I’ve revamped the look to bring you The AC Weekly, a compilation of blog posts, insights, tips and updates. Since I’m busy producing AC articles and working on several other creative projects, this blog will now be updated on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (thus, the name change).

If you would like to be a guest blogger on this blog, please  send me a PM  via AC and I’ll be more than happy to set you up for a featured post!

In the meantime, enjoy the blog’s new look and stay tuned for updates in the very near future…

Sabah K.