If its Tuesday it must be “This, That and The Other” day”! I hope you enjoy this week’s edition. Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.
Thought for the day:
“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein
1. How many different kinds of animals are represented in Animal Crackers Cookies?
2. If the telephone company added one more digit to all the phone numbers in one area code, how many new phone numbers could potentially be added?
3. Name the movie: The original was from 1950 with Spencer Tracy and Liz Taylor as father and daughter and the remake was done in 1991?
1. The relative values of health and wealth depend entirely on which one you have left.
2. If everybody minded their own business, there’d be nothing on the news tonight
3. Tonsurphobia is the abnormal fear of haircuts.
4. Always do right; it will gratify some people and astonish others.
5. The only man to hit a home run in the All-Star Game and score a touchdown in the Pro Bowl in the same season was Bo Jackson.
Special Announcement: Nutuba Has Published a Book!
Many of you know the name Nutuba, whose real name by the way is Joel Schnoor. We all read his funny, yet heartwarming, stories about Aunt Ruth. Many of us also told him he should write a book – well he did. It is called “I Laid an Egg on Aunt Ruth’s Head”. In case you missed his recent article about his first book and the publication information please click here. Let’s give Joel a cyber round of applause and wish him the best of luck. His book would make a great gift idea for anyone on your gift list.
And the Survey Says:
I like to ask people their thoughts on various subjects. I asked several AC writers the following question:
Question: How did you wind up writing for Associated Content?
Shirley Mandel: It was through a friend and fellow Writer’s Studio member that I found out about the wonderful website Associated Content. She helped me to navigate through the site and assured me that AC was not too good to be true. It is good for local writers to get together to share info and to spread the success to those of us who are new to the profession. The Writer’s studio is a small group of local writers in Southside Virginia who share the publishing opportunity goodies. Thank you.
Melody Arcamo-Lagrimas: My older sister who is aware of my passion for writing since high school, and that I had started ghostwriting in March of 2008, told me about AC sometime in May of last year. I had previously joined Helium four months before because of her prodding too; and joined Triond (which I accidentally stumbled upon) days prior to joining AC. I was hesitant to join AC at first because I thought it only caters to US-based writers. It was only in July of last year (two months after learning about it) that I decided to give it a try so I hopped in – and got hooked till now.
John Myers: I came across Associated Content a couple of years ago, in the forums of Helium, another writer’s website I used to write for. I was attracted to AC for the freedom it allowed writers to be as expressive as they want to be and in virtually any topic they choose to write about. It wasn’t long after I discovered Associated Content that I abandoned Helium altogether for here.
Bethany Marsh: I have always liked writing, and was on a forum site called MyLot when I heard about Associated Content and decided to join. I love mostly learning about things, such as health benefits of spices, and writing about them. The best part is earning money and making friends!
Greenhill: I heard about AC on a mystery shopping forum and I signed up in November of 2008. I checked it out and it confused me and scared me as I had never thought about on-line writing before. I read a few articles and was not impressed and moved to another site – Informative Post. I wrote there until they went “under” in February. I then took another stab at AC and have been here ever since! There are still things that confuse me, but it doesn’t scare me any longer!
Thank you all for participating! Check back next week to find out what question I asked and who responded! If you would like to answer the next question send me a PM!
1. Animal Crackers has 37 different animals.
3. Father of the Bride
More This, That and The Other next Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
To read more by Abby Greenhill click here.