Emily's Salem blog
In February 2009, I started a blog about life in Oregon's often under-appreciated capital city of Salem. Desperately Seeking Salem was about searching for the sublime, the silly and the surreal in a place that is trapped between being a big city and a small town. In September of 2009, the readers of Salem Weekly named DSS Salem's best blog. Blogging life in Salem also served as inspiration for my local column in the Statesman Journal, which ran until December 2011. I continue to teach blog writing to small groups and to speak about blogging for small groups and contribute regularly to our family business's.