Deborah Ng a blogger and freelance writer recently brought up Associated Content on her blog. She pretty well let it be known she has a low opinion of the site. Her pets who read her blog ripped all the AC writers in the comments. They made fun of us and of stay at home moms who write there. Many people who claim they are editors or have other jobs with real media, say they reject any AC writers for other writing jobs. At first I was mad. Now I am just resigned to the fact that I AM a no talent hack. I had hoped to improve my writing and write for magazines and write a novel some day. My only problem with AC is I don’t know how good or bad I am. They don’t tell us what we do good, they just accept the article. Sometimes in a rejection they will say what is bad. I have had about 4 rejections out of over 50 submissions. 3 were because they were not interested in the subject, one was due to really crappy sentence structure on my part. But I won’t give up on AC writing, it really does pay and it is still is cool to see my stuff published, even if it is online. I will just put away my delusion of being a “Real” writer and have fun with my hobby at AC.
January 31, 2007
No Talent Hack