After three years of writing on Open Salon, there are some fabulous posts that get buried or posters who are new, or those I just did not discover until much later. I have already discovered some new writers and some great old posts because of Koshersalaami’s Open Call.
“I'm not asking what your readers liked. I'm asking which of your posts best represent what you want your new readers to know about you.”
I boiled mine down to my Interests: Memoir, Music, Genealogy, Poetry. I tend to write “3 parters” but I will link to only part 1. If you are interested, feel free to continue.
My First submission has to be the reason I found Open Salon in the first place.
This is true; this is how I found Open Salon. I then fell in love with the place and have never left. I continued on to write of my other obsessions.
Memoir: I’ve been writing the story of my life, for my whole life (at least it seems). Discovering Open Salon has given me the best outlet & let me discover that I am not alone in my experiences. That, too, is great comfort.
2. The Unforgotten Series (Part 1)
3. Tales of A Sales Man (Part 1)
4. Lured (To The Cult) (Part 1)
My other Obsession has been Genealogy. I started in about 1996 (long before Ancestry.Com was what it is today). I spent hours at the National Archives looking at micro-fiche (which makes me REALLY appreciate Ancestry.Com) and put together many branches of my family tree. The one I’m most proud of is the Italian side, where I not only retraced back to the 1600’s, I finally went to visit the town where my grandfather was born in 2010 and met living relatives I didn’t know existed. I’ve got many posts of that trip too.
Music is very important to me. Growing up in NYC in the 60’s opened up a lot of experiences (ahem!)
And finally, one thing that I discovered after writing on OS for a while is that I loved poetry. I had never really written poetry; Dabbled a little in my 20’s. But I discovered I loved to write it. I have taken down much of it over the past 3 years, but here is one example, and a poem that is very meaningful to me.
9. Imagine (Poetry)
Thanks Kosh for this opportunity to look back and re-live the past three years on Open Salon
Oh Wait....One More Obsession!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Make that 2)