As she makes her way to the 10 million – yes 10 million – page view mark, Kassidy Emerson has attracted a steady following with thousands of articles about gardening, DIY and home improvement, family and lifestyle topics. She’s an AC rockstar who’s been with AC since February 2005 and has worked as a professional freelance writer for over a decade.
With over 5,000 articles published on the web, you’ve probably run into a few when searching for how-to articles and product reviews. Here’s what Kassidy has to say about promoting her content and her plans with AC for 2010 and beyond:
SK: How long did it take you to become an AC addict?
KE: I started when the site was rather new. AC was craving content and I was searching for a decent site to write for. When we found each other, it took time for me to trust AC because so many similar sites had gone belly up. Once I determined they were here to stay, we clicked, and I’ve been an AC addict ever since.
SK: Why have you stuck with AC for so long?
KE: I’ve written for similar web sites over the years. I can honestly say that I’ve never written for such a top-notch site before. AC values their writers. They reward good work and performance.
SK: Out of all of the topics you write about, how do you decide which ones to develop or focus on in any given month?
KE: I think ahead to upcoming holidays and special events. I also think about articles that match the month. Examples: Sept.-canning produce, Oct.- raking leaves, etc. I then brainstorm possible article topics. The ones I feel inspired about, I write.
SK: If you could start your AC writing career over again, what is the one thing you would do differently?
KE: I would have gotten serious about writing for AC earlier. (see #1)
SK: Do you use any social media tools to promote your content? If so, which ones?
KE: Mainly Digg and LinkedIn.
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