It wasn’t too awfully long ago that my neighbor told me about Associated Content.
Excited but a little apprehensive about this AC adventure, I finally was born into a new community of Content Producers on May 18, 2007.
My journey into AC land was a little shaky at first, because here I was in the midst of not knowing what to write about and as a little baby, I had to learn the rules, and also figure out what I would need for my trek.
This is not a story; it is a way of life and hopefully a help to others who have a need to learn.
I can’t even begin to relate to you the countless hours I have spent on not just writing, but also on reading others material and critiquing it.
I could have learned the hard way and never went and read what other’s had to say. However, AC is a give and take community!
Oh, I suppose one could thrive on their own words alone, but come on, throw someone else a bone once in a while.
Being AC friendly can open up a world of so many things. Not only can one build relationships with people, but they can share expressions, pictures and earn money along the way!
Actually, when I got my first rejection, I took a while before I decided to jump back in and resubmit again. I am sure glad I did that!
Some mistakes I have made is, not writing enough content at first and also, not reading others work. I actually did think I was here just to submit my own articles and that was it!
Now, some 50 plus articles later and not to mention those other CPs to whose pages I have subscribed. I have definitely found a great new thing this last year of 2007 and I will be looking forward to doing even greater things in the New Year!
If I was to try to describe to you what I thought AC compared to, the only thing that comes to my mind is; it is a close match to that of an Art Gallery but instead of an Art Gallery, it is an art of every different kind of people that can pen a creative design with writings that express insight, inner beauty, and so many other things that are too numerous to mention here. A work in continual progress where everyone gets a piece of the pie!
Signing up and becoming a member is the easy part. What a person does from that point on is totally up to them.
One could just sit and look at a screen all day and not do a thing. Or maybe even a week or a month. But obviously, they must have joined AC for a reason.
Don’t just sit there, write and write and write some more! You will never know till you try!
Everyday with AC is an adventure within itself, because just today I found some new stuff because I finally decided to mess with the tools menu button. Wow, it took me that long just to go there! Well, none the less, I finally did it and I found a neat link to some other cool stuff.
I’m not going to tell you, you will have to find out for yourself too. Just take the time to do it and don’t be afraid to go there. It’s as harmless as AC itself.
If you still don’t know what to do, you can click on the link at the top of this page, where it says “What is AC, Watch It Here”
Whew, when I first started out on AC, I remember thinking, and actually giving it a thumbs down at first because after viewing the ppv quota I thought this is gonna be a long hard journey to get anywhere.
But now, some 1500 plus clicks and still going, I am ready for the New Year and up for the challenge!! Although I have no set goals, I know I will write and hopefully make the front page with something I have to say.
Now, it’s your turn: As a new CP, what will you do? As an old CPer, what will you change?
Whatever you do, happy New Year, and may God bless you with some intriguing things about which to write.