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Meet AC Rockstar Kassidy Emerson

In Interviews on December 6, 2009 at 12:52 am

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.

SK: Are you on Twitter? Tell us where! Read the rest of this entry »

Meet AC Rockstar Agnes Farside

In Interviews on November 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

annaShe’s one of AC’s Top 1000 Contributors and juggles a full-time job and writing articles on a wide range of topics. Agnes Farside has been on AC since September 2007 and published over 400 articles on crafts, hobbies, movies, gardening, travel, fitness an quilting. Here’s what this AC rockstar has to share with her fans and AC Contributors:

SK: How long did it take you to become an AC addict?
AF: I was hooked right from the start.

SK: Why have you stuck with AC for so long?
AF: AC allows me to write on just about any subject.  The site is easy to maneuver and I love getting paid for my articles.

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?
AF: What I write about depends on a lot of things.  The seasons inspire me to write timely articles pertaining to each one.  Holidays or any upcoming event can also get me thinking of writing an article.  I do crafting, gardening and love to quilt, which provide great topics to write about.  I might write my thoughts on a hot political topic or a personal issue that affected me in some way.

SK: If you could start your AC writing career over again, what is the one thing you would do differently?
AF: I would research more on how to write my articles to be more searchable on the internet.  I would not rush and would profread for errors more.

SK: Do you use any social media tools to promote your content? If so, which ones?
AF: I use FaceBook to promote my articles.  I work full time and do not have time for much more than that.  I have printed cards with my AC url on it and pass them out to people at various venues. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet AC Rockstar A. Hermitt

In Interviews on November 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm

ahermittA busy homeschooling mom, A. Hermitt has been rocking the AC waves since March 2005 and published over 1,400 pieces of content. She’s one of AC’s most prolific writers, publishing on topics including parenting, home and garden, education and interior designing amongst dozens of others.

I caught up with A. Hermitt to find out why she’s stuck with AC for so long, and what she hopes to accomplish in 2010:

SK: How long did it take you to become an AC addict?

AH: I wouldn’t call myself an addict, but it took me about a year to see the value of it.  I submitted a few articles when the website we new and came back a year later to find I had a bunch of traffic, so I started writing regularly.

SK: Why have you stuck with AC for so long?

AH: I’m kind of loyal… like a puppy.

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?

AH: I try to write within the season, pulling events from news or life to write about.  That keeps the writing fresh and relevant.

SK: If you could start your AC writing career over again, what is the one thing you would do differently?

AH: I would have taken a different approach to making videos.  I HATE the videos I made a few years ago.

SK: Do you use any social media tools to promote your content? If so, which ones? Read the rest of this entry »