This Week's View|
by Deanna Lee Birkholm
April 21st, 2003
The Original Amateur Hour
Archive of Ladyfisher Articles
Many of you may be too young to remember it - after
all it started in radio - 1934, in fact it was Major
Bowes' Original Amateur Hour. Ted Mack's Original
Amateur Hour eventually made its way to television
in the 1950s and really wasn't all that much different
that the various 'Star Search' type programs on the
telly now. You're right, there is nothing new.
The great part was just ordinary people had a chance
at 'being a star.' Some did go on to become professional
entertainers and others just went away.
I'm not suggesting you make a trip to New York or LA
and try and get on one of those programs, BUT we have
the same kind of opportunity right here! It's true!
Many of the articles, Fly of the Week, Old Fly, Readers
Casts and travel articles are written by our readers.
You too can be published here.
Will it make you a star?
It will to our readers! And that is not a small number
of people either. We've had as many as nearly a half
million hits in one day here recently. All of them
wanting to read neat stuff. The neat stuff they are
looking for is written by folks like them - not the
'big names'...(we've all read what they have to say).
They (and we) would rather read about your adventure.
Your favorite fly, place, memory. The things which
are important to you - they are important to us too.
Do you have a fly which is really a killer in your water?
How about sharing it here? Maybe an old fly which you've
had for years? Recommendations on a destination? Places
not to go? All really valuable information. No, you
won't get a pay check, but your contribution to the
FAOL website, with your name on it, will remain here
for everyone to read. And just maybe it will spark
an idea for someone else.
Have an idea? Why don't you drop me an
email, and let's see if we can put it together for FAOL!
Like Lefty says, "Don't show knowledge, share it!"
~ The LadyFisher
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