Telling Your Story

Here’s a reminder from Elisa Camahort Page of BlogHer.com about why blogging and bloggers who tell stories about themselves and their activities can change the world. It is less than 10 minutes long and worth your time.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words (or more today) on the topic “telling your story.”

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

6 thoughts on “Telling Your Story”

  1. Every human being has lived a story. Like stories, some are long, some short; some exciting and some lacklustre. But story all the same. A lot also depends on how it is told. A few years ago I took it upon myself to write the story of my grandparents lives’. There were some critical gaps which even my father(75years) could not fill.The protagonists themselves were no more, making the act of recreating the past more difficult……

  2. I listen
    while you tell me
    why you weren’t here
    what got in the way
    how hard you tried
    to be here
    for me
    but you
    were not
    I was alone
    and am alone still
    as I listen
    to you telling your story

  3. Aside from yourself, telling your story can also be done by people who have known you throughout your life or by people who get to know you well at any particular point during your life, such as family members and close friends. They’re the ones who know about your dreams and aspirations, trials and tribulations, successes and failures, likes and dislikes, joys and sadness, trepidations and fearlessness.

    I associate my story as resembling the famous quote from Teddy Roosevelt’s 1910 speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. To summarize the gist of its contents, it begins by stating that the critic doesn’t count. The credit really belongs to the “man in the arena” (in my case, the woman) who courageously strives, makes mistakes and comes short time after time but continues to struggle in order to accomplish the deeds that have been set out, and in so doing, knows the joy of having accomplished them in the end; but if by the worst circumstances failure results, at least one fails while daring greatly and in doing so, will at no time be on the same level as those who have never known victory or defeat.

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