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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!

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Who in the World is Tamara Waters?

In Who in the World? on February 22, 2009 at 10:00 am

head-shot-try-this-oneAs a young girl, this CP would write up her own family newspapers using a toy typewriter for Christmas.  Flash forward a few decades, and she’s cranking out articles about personal finance, home decorating, holidays, education, crafts and history.  She’s a homeschooling Mom who’s happy to share she’s kinda quirky;  I managed to catch up with Tamara Waters to find out how she got started on AC, and who she’s reading right now…

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

TW: I saw an ad on freelancewriting.com for a website looking for content writers. I checked it out and decided I wanted to give it a go. That was in January 2006.

SK: Your favorite content category to browse at work:

TW: Well, I work at home, but when I browse I like Lifestyle, Crafts & Hobbies and Parenting.

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

TW: I write a weekly column for a local newspaper. I write for PNN – Personal News Network (frugal advice and money saving tips) I’ve just started writing for Demand Studios and eHow.

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

TW: Hmmm, I’ve had almost 10,000 hits on an article I did on teaching kids about Easter, but I’ve had plenty of comments from real, live people about a tongue-in-cheek piece I wrote about dealing with a zombie infestation in your own community.

SK:  Name one website you visit at least once per day:

TW: The USGS earthquake tracker – I’m just quirky that way.

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Who in the World is Sophie?

In Interviews on January 17, 2008 at 7:00 am

sophieIf you’ve been reading this CP’s work carefully, you may just pick up a hint of a British accent. Sophie has been writing for Associated Content since May 2007, a British expat who’s been enjoying life across the pond for just a little over a year now. When she’s not writing or developing new ideas for articles, you’ll find her catching up on current affairs online – from the BBC, of course.

She’s passionate about history, travel, and enjoys writing about new products she’s always sampling. I sat down for tea (over e-mail) with this talented CP, to find out who in the world Sophie really is:

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

SS: I have always had an interest in writing and started to do so since the age of 11 when I started writing historical biographies. After moving to America, I wanted to work from home, but I was not sure what to go for. Then I narrowed my search down to writing websites and that’s when I came across Associated Content. It looked like something that would interest me and it offered me the flexibility I was looking for.

S: Your favorite content category to browse at work?

SS: I love to search for articles to do with health, pet care, food and so much more. I have so many interests that I like to search for, that it is difficult trying to narrow it down to just a few.

S: Do you write for other online sites or publications, or are you an ‘AC lifer’?

SS: Although AC is now my main online gig, I have also written for suite101.com, helium.com and triond.com. But AC is by far the best site I have written for and I love it here.

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The Daily Find: Guava – My Secret Fruit for 2008

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

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The Article: Guava: My Secret Fruit for 2008

The Author: Gary Picarello

Why It’s Worth a Read: Since you’re anxious to dig into those five+ servings of fruits and veggies this year, why not throw in an exotic fruit or two? Gary shares why Guava hits his must-eat list for 2008 in this informative and entertaining read.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Penny Greb

The Daily Find: How to Avoid Being Overhwelmed in 2008

In The Daily Find on January 12, 2008 at 11:00 am

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The Article: How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed in 2008

The Author: Vonda Sines

Why It’s Worth a Read: You need a new outlook for the New Year ahead, and a strategy for lowering your stress levels.

This article helps you learn why reasonable goal-setting can really pay off, so you can finally write that novel you’ve been meaning to get around to. Since 2004.

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Who in the World is Jcorn?

In Interviews on January 12, 2008 at 10:00 am

When she’s not busy playing super-reviewer on Amazon.com, this CP can be found sharing her tips and product reviews on Associated Content. From dysfunctional families to shopping and decorating, the award-winning journalist known as Jcorn has got you covered.

She’s determined to put the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional and dig up fresh ideas for a unique perspective on the facets of life. I convinced her to take a break from her Kindle to answer some questions and share a few pearls of wisdome for The AC Daily.

If you’ve found yourself asking who in the world is Jcorn?, here’s your answer to that burning question:

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

J: Another writer on AC told me about the site and I’ve been hooked ever since. I wish I could remember the first person who mentioned it to me because I’d give her full credit here. After I got here, Donna Porter and Carole Bengle Gilbert were helpful as were many others. AC writers are often a great source of support and encouragement.

S: Your favorite content category to browse at work?

J: I go to the AC features of the day section and see what is hot or popular there and in the subsections. Then I check out the work of my favorite writers on Gather. I discover new ones every day. I’d name names but the list would be long, long, long!

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The Daily Find: The Day My Husband Nearly Sold Me

In The Daily Find on January 11, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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The Article: The Day My Husband Nearly Sold Me

The Author: Picasso

Why It’s Worth a Read: It’s time to learn the real reason why you should stay away from camels in Tunisia. And it’s not because they spit. This story will give you a taste of exotic customs at their finest…

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AC Nuggets: Countdown to the 2007 PMA Awards Announcement

In AC News, AC Nuggets on January 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

If you’re not already checking the AC forum pages daily for the latest updates on the 2007 PMA Awards, now is the time to make your predictions for this year’s winner.

AC will be announcing the winner ‘sometime in January’ but as of this post, nobody (except maybe the winners already selected and busy signing affidavits?) knows who or what was won…

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The Daily Find: Women Writers to Watch on AC in 2008

In The Daily Find on January 10, 2008 at 1:00 pm

The Article: Women Writers to Watch on the AC in 2008

The Author: Herstory

Why It’s Worth a Read: If you still haven’t bookmarked some new AC contributors, here’s your opportunity. Support your fellow female writer on the AC network and pluck out a few new favorite authors for 2008. Herstory offers a lovely summary of the talented ladies making their mark at Associated Content–whether it’s unladylike or not.

Who in the World is Jennifer Thompson?

In Interviews on January 10, 2008 at 6:30 am

jennifer-thompsonAfter winning her first essay contest at the age of 12, this CP knew she had been touched by the writing gods to begin a journey towards writing for life. After a brief detour with a career in sales, Jennifer Thompson decided once and for all that building a freelance career and finishing school in her field was a much better path.

Now she’s an aspiring English professor who’s keeping busy with writing on art, history, and English literature for Associated Content while completing her undergraduate degree (with honors) from Park University.

As she counts down the days to graduation this May, she’s building her portfolio on AC and beyond. I caught up with this literary maven for a few Q&As so we can all learn who in the world is Jennifer Thompson really is:

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

J: I was browsing the internet for additional freelance writing work, and came across a blog that recommended Associated Content.

S: Your favorite content category to browse at work?

J: “Work” is freelance writing. I always look at AC’s front page, but my other favorites are Arts and Entertainment, Education, Lifestyle, and Society.

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