Thursday, May 27, 2010

Associated Content bought by Yahoo

Yahoo bought the media site Associated Content.  I am still writing for Associated Content and I am excited and yet concerned about the buyout at the same time.  I know that nothing on the Internet is stable and most if not everything on the web is subject to change.  That doesn't mean that I have to like it.  I don't do well with change.  I get set in my patterns and ways.

Rumors and misinformation have been passed and hopefully straightened out.  Things will change at Associated Content, the name may even cease to exist at some point in the future.  The content writers will just have to wait and see what changes Yahoo has in store for us.  We shall see.

Here is my latest article written at Associated Content : 

8 Unique Graduation Gifts for Your Grad

Unique Graduation Gifts don't have to be difficult to find. You will find 8 Grad Gifts ideas listed that are Unique and will leave a lasting impression on your favorite Grad.

Thankfully no changes have been made to the publishing platform yet.  Hopefully I will still be around AC at the end of the year and have it all figured out, changes and all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Getting Started in Freelance Writing on the Internet

If you are new to freelance writing and don't have any thing published already in print or online, don't worry. You will just need to get started writing. I was afraid of what people would think of my writing, but I wasn't going to let fear stop me. You shouldn't either!

"Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it." by Lt. John B. Putnam Jr.

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." by Sven Goran Eriksson

The main thing is to start writing, it is easiest to write about that which you have some knowledge. Start with what you know. Then begin writing 400 word articles. Then find one of the online freelance sites I have mentioned in my previous post and get those articles published.

Because you will never know if you don't even try.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Marie M. Daniels Earns New Writing Badge

What is the Hot 500 Badge at Associated Content? Why and how did Marie M. Daniels get this award? 

from Associated Content "Hot 500 are the Associated Content Contributors with the largest audience, and most engaged readers, viewers and listeners. These badges are updated once per month, and grace the profiles of the top 500 active Contributors based on the previous month's page views."

I won the Hot 500 Badge at Associated Content!