I wrote my first article for PoC back in December 2009 under my married name at the time. After that article, I went on to write about many of the cats who had owned me over the years. In 2010 I went back to my maiden name and began using Elisa, which is my middle name, for my professional articles. What drew me to PoC in 2009 in the beginning were the stories told by the readers of how they rescued or adopted their own cats.
PoC somehow drifted away from the reader’s stories. Michael has asked many times for people to send them to him and he’d publish them. I feel a lot of people want to tell the world about their cat, but don’t have the time to spend editing a story or feel they don’t have the writing skills. That’s where I hope to help.
Do you have an interesting story about how you became a human servant to your cat? Whether through rescue or finding that one special cat at a shelter, readers love a happy ending and your cat finding a forever home with you IS a happy ending. I’ve posted three articles this week under the new topic and have linked them as “sources” following this article.
If you have a story you want to be told, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include 2-4 photos. All I’ll be doing is checking for spelling and grammatical errors, spacing the paragraphs and adding the photos. Your name will go at the top as the writer. It doesn’t have to be very long. People aren’t looking for long articles since everyone is in such a rush these days.
I think this new project (of something old) will attract readers. Be sure to share this post with your friends.
Photo courtesy of Carmen Linda Conklin of C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter