Posts Tagged ‘content producer’

Who in the World is Heather Adams?

In Who in the World? on February 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

heather-adamsThis North Dakota native was a music major in college and actually hid the fact that she could write from the newspaper.  However, her creative talents took over and she now works for the local newspaper as a reporter.  Heather K. Adams is also making her rounds on Associated Content, turning out articles about parenting, music, cooking, health and education and other lifestyle topics.

She says she is now addicted to writing, and is working her way up to becoming a professional freelance writer. I caught up with Heather to find out how she fuels her caffeine addiction, and her best picks of noteworthy CPs:

SK:  How did you get started with writing for AC?

HA: Actually, it was someone who knew Sabah who got me started on AC! I’m a reporter for my local weekly newspaper, and he encouraged me to read Sabah’s content on AC. It took me a while to get into the groove of things, but soon I was hooked.

SK: Your favorite content category to browse at work:

HA: Since I work at a newspaper, news is my favorite category to browse at work. That way, if I get “caught”, it’s at least related to my line of work. I can’t imagine what kind of grief I would get for reading one of Kelly Spies’ articles on sex toys at work!

SK: Do you write for other online sites or publications or only on AC?

HA: Not really. I’ve posted a couple articles on Constant Content, which were accepted right away, but they are just collecting dust. I’ve started looking into other venues, but I’m content at AC for now.

SK: Your most popular/most commented/newsworthy article?

HA: Sexual Abuse of Toddlers: Six Behavioral Signs to Look for in Your Child I have mixed feelings about my best performer. It was such a difficult article to write because it was so personal. I shed many tears when I was writing it, but I felt the need to get the information out there to help other parents who have found themselves in the same situation. When I check the page views every update, I’m torn as well. On one hand, I’m happy that my article is helping so many parents, but on the other, it’s sickening that so many people need the advice offered in that article.

My next highest evergreen performer is Lost Tampon: Symptoms, Removal Tips, and Prevention.  Make of that what you will!

SK:  Name one website you visit at least once per day: Read the rest of this entry »


AC Announces Best New CP Awards for January 2009

In News on February 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm

The verdict is in!

January’s best new CPs are:

Brooke Lorren

She’s a formal naval officer and homeschool teacher who’s been busy writing about consumer issues, being frugal, and education.  Don’t miss Healthier Fast Food Menus for Families on the Go.

B.A. Rogers

This writer’s motto is “The whole world is fascinating.”  Indeed.  Be sure to check out Don’t Miss the Babies Eating Lemon Craze and Keep Your Butts Off Waikiki.

Coral Levang

She’s working on building a coaching and speaking business in 2009, but is also publishing a library of eclectic content on AC.  Don’t miss Time to Take My Head Out of the Sandbox and Finding Your Balance in Life.

Congratulations to all, and welcome to AC!

Weekly Roundup: Olympics 2008 Fever Hits AC

In Weekly Roundup on August 11, 2008 at 6:00 am

If you missed the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Beijing, fear not.  Many a CP managed to capture the moment and then some, and Olympic Fever has officially hit AC headquarters.  This week’s roundup is a list of great articles that offer some unique perspectives on this summer’s grand event:

Learn about the scandals and controversy about the opening ceremonies in The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony: Scandals and True Talent Sure to Impress, courtesy of Laura Acevado.

Enjoy this play-by-play of the kickoff with 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies Begins Amid Political Fireworks, courtesy of saul relative.

msands gives us some tips on making the most of this year’s games with the Parent’s Guide: Watching the 2008 Summer Olympics with Kids.

Sean Anderson gives us some insights about the scandals with China Divulges Partial Truth about Tibet as Olympics Approach.

Mark Whittington offers his take on the games with The Beijing Olympic Games Begin.

If you’ve been curious about the architecture of The National Stadium, learn more with The 2008 Olympics – the ‘Bird’s Nest’, courtesy of Carolyn M. Kenney.

You won’t find actual hyperlinks in this article by M. Nurrizqi Putro Utomo, but you will find a great roundup of websites to keep you in touch with the latest news and commentary about the Olympics.  Be sure to bookmark 2008 Olympics – Best Websites to Follow the Olympics.

Weekly Roundup – It’s Officially Okay to Wear White!

In Weekly Roundup on May 27, 2008 at 8:00 am

Now that Memorial Day revelries have subsided, it’s officially acceptable to parade around in your favorite white outfit for the season.

Whether you’re at work or just hanging out, here are some fashion tips for summer from fellow CPs:

Start with the basics with Fashion Don’ts for Spring and Summer: The Errors to Avoid for the 2008 Fashion Seasons courtesy of the chronicler.

A new addition to the family probably has your hands full, but you can pick up some shopping tips with Summer Fashion Tips for the New Mom, courtesy of Kendra Dahlstrom.

Guys can finally put together that summer wardrobe with a few tips from T.W. Payne; check out Men’s Summer Fashion for some great pointers on beachwear and more.

Embrace your social conscience with some Fair Trade picks; learn about Summer Fashion Without the Sweatshops, courtesy of Farzin Mojtabai & Jason Cangialosi.

Still looking for the perfect hat?  Take a look at Country Gentleman Hats – Elegant Summer Clothing for a tasteful selection of caps and brimmed hats ready for your summer closet.

Turn back the clock with a retro look and pick up some inspiration from days gone by.  Take a look at Vintage Pin-Up Summer Fashion, courtsey of Tanya.

Don’t forget the accessories!  erica williams provides us with the Top Six Bags and Backpacks for Summer Fun.

Weekly Roundup – Cashing in That Stimulus Check

In Weekly Roundup on May 5, 2008 at 6:00 am

The web is all abuzz with tips on using  that stimulus check on its way for most of us.  Have you made plans for a shopping spree?  Ready to pay off those high-interest credit cards?  Or are you just going to save it and rack up a few dollars of interest this year?

Here’s what CP’s think about this year’s gift from the IRS:

yapbuzz makes it easy to calculate when you’ll actually get your gift with Stimulus Checks Deposited Overnight.

If you’re a struggling content writer like Chadd De Las Casas, you’ll need to read this article on How the Economic Stimulus Plan Could Help Struggling Writers.

Modern Impressionist debates whether the stimulus package is really valuable with Stimulus Package Including Tax Rebate Checks – Too Little, Too Late?

Robbrian joins the critical crew with Stimulus Package – A Deception

If you want to get more bang from your buck, read Shawn Zapalac’s tips on How to Make Money Off the Tax Rebate.

Play it smart and avoid the temptation of the spending spree with decker’s tips:  Rebates Will Be Coming – A Few Tips to Spend Wisely.

Look on the brighter side of the tax rebate debate with JMichol’s article The Proposed Economic Stimulus Package Will Help My Family.

Weekly Roundup – Power Up Your Online Habits

In Weekly Roundup on April 25, 2008 at 7:00 am

When you’re logging in hours of online time for research, blogging or just killing a bout of boredom, don’t miss out on these great tips your fellow CPs have discovered:

Squeeze in some quality reading for the day with Eric Fleming’s tips on How to Download Free E-Books Off the Internet.

Thinking of launching a website?  Make sure you pick up the right web host with David Hamilton’s Tips and Tricks to Help You Choose the Best Web Host.

Valentine’s Day may be long gone, but Jasmine Starr shows us Where to Find Love Notes on MySpace and How to Use Them.

Do you really know how to Google?   Learn How to Fully Utilize Google’s Features from kataztropy.

When you’ve got some time to kill but don’t want to drop off the internet just yet, give your AC articles a boost.   Erich Rosenberger shows provides A Review and Introduction of StumbleUpon.

If you’ve been procrastinating Mother’s Day, don’t miss out on gadgets and gifts for your tech-savvy Mom.  Amy Cox lists some Mother’s Day Gifts for the Technologically Savvy.

Need more time in your day?  Learn about Practical Life Hacking – Technology and Pitfalls, courtesy of Digital Ink.

The Daily Find: How to Stop Interruptions When Working at Home

In The Daily Find on April 13, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article:  How to Stop Interruptions When Working at Home

The Author: K. Ray

Why It’s Worth a Read:  If kids are screaming, pets are out of control and the neighbors keep popping over for a chat, it’s time to take control and establish some boundaries.  Read up on these strategies to make your home office as productive as possible.

The Daily Find: Steps You Should Take If Your Computer is Ever Stolen

In The Daily Find on April 12, 2008 at 8:00 am

The Article: Steps You Should Take If Your Computer is Ever Stolen

The Author: John Messina

Why It’s Worth a Read: After filing a police report and canceling your credit cards , there are a few more important steps to take if that laptop mysteriously disappears.

The Daily Find: 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

In The Daily Find on April 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article: 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

The Author: Stephanie Modkins

Why It’s Worth a Read:  Because you forgot to start that poetry club in the garden and need a few more ideas to celebrate the season.  These are some fun tips for anyone ready to enjoy the warmer days ahead.

The Daily Find: How to Think Correctly

In The Daily Find on April 10, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article:  How to Think Correctly

The Author: Ralston Heath

Why It’s Worth a Read:  All this time, you could have been doing it all wrong…