More About Christy Karras

Busy! Working!

That’s where I’ve been. It’s pretty easy to keep up with my doings, though, as most of them have been for the Seattle Times. In case you missed ‘em, here are the highlights:

My recent favorite is a travel story I wrote about hiking and hot springs in Oregon’s Cascades. I just found out today that it’s had twice the number of web hits a Times travel story usually gets. I’m going to pat myself on the back and say it’s because it was a great story, but more likely it was this photo, which ran with it:

(A bunch of young adults relax in volunteer-maintained tubs at Bagby Hot Springs in Oregon.)

You may notice that prominent in this photo is a young woman in a skimpy bikini. She got a lot of positive comments online.

Here’s the photo I wanted to run with the story:

(A couple relaxes in the McKenzie River, Oregon.)

How much do you want to bet that the page was designed by a man?

Another of my favorite recent stories was about why country music is so popular. It is, even in Seattle. I was surprised by the number of people who emailed me and admitted they’re country fans. I hope that makes those folks fans of mine. I need all I can get.

Finally, one of my favorite stories ever was a recent one about a tattoo artist who creates tattoos for the chests of women who’ve had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. It started out as a “Hey, would you like to write a preview story of this upcoming tattoo festival?” and became something much more. These are the stories that make me like what I do, ridiculous pay and lack of job security be damned.

1 comment

1 Kim { 09.21.11 at 4:12 pm }

What’s that saying? Sex sells? I guess anything to get an audience…
Thanks for the links to your articles! Glad you are busy and well :)

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