Relax, I do not mean the pandemic! (Though it feels like it, right?) Today, 3 years ago, I posted my first blog for Story Telling On Purpose. You can read it Here; don’t worry, it takes like 30 secs and it not a literary work of art. If anything, it is just a measuring stick of where the blog is now, versus 3 years ago. Probably the better thing to really focus on is why I started the blog in the first place:
- Help you find the storytelling places
- Help you find places to try and practice storytelling
- Help you find articles, videos, and other information resources to help you improve your storytelling
Why these things?
I’m the type of person that when I find something that really speaks to me, I am ALL IN about the subject. And while the answers to the questions above existed, it was just hard to find. So the blog serves as a way to help people find the stuff a little easier. What have I learned? Here’s the short list of some of the stuff:
- The storytelling community is far bigger that I originally realized
- Storytelling has MANY genres, not just the personal narrative stuff I started with
- Storytelling has a place in performance, in work, in teaching, and in passing down legacies
- Storytelling is one of the best tools to connect to people not like yourself
- People can do storytelling full time for a career
- People know what stories are, without really knowing how to a story put together
So What Now?
I’ll be spending the next few months making tweaks to the blog and the brand. I’m already planning for changes to the blog site to be in line with the return of in-person shows.
Comedy is becoming another aspect of what I do, and public speaking has always been another area that I have been heavily involved in. Taking an idea out of one person’s mind and putting that idea in the mind of others is fascinating to be. All of these are ways to do that.
How’s Story Telling On Purpose working for you? I’d love to hear what you like about it, and what you would like to see next. Send me your thoughts at My Contact Page. Looking forward to hearing from you! And remember, tell your story on purpose.