Welcome to another Story Monday. Before we delve into what I want to share with all of you, I want to take a moment and apologize for not posting anything last week. There isn’t really a strong reason for my absence, other than it was an off week. However, I’m back with something brand new for you!
Well, it’s not new for the blogging world, but it is new for me.
If you remember, I made a request some time ago for your stories. In fact, you can read that request in my post In Search of Stories. What I finally realized about this request was that it might be a bit overwhelming or intimidating. Perhaps, not very clear either.
So, I’m going to make it easier. Instead of tasking all of you with the burden of coming up with stories (or with wondering what part of your life’s story you want to reveal), I will start posting interviews. These won’t be the hard hitting investigative interviews you might find on other blogs (or news sites), but the discovery style interviews that help unfold your story and let us see just a little bit of your world.
Why am I doing this? I’ve said it often, and I’ll keep saying it, I believe in the power of story. It is within the context of story that we begin to understand, to relate, to see each other beyond the simple labels pasted on us.
This will not be the only content I post to Story Monday, but it does open the doors to some very exciting possibilities. My interview postings will come in the form of videos, audio clips, or text depending on the wishes of the interviewee (and the logistics of the conducted interview). I had wanted to post a video to kick this off, but the setting I chose would have produced a very poor quality video. So, I abandoned it.
Do not fear, Story Monday will still contain lots of great fiction. Either my own, or from those brave souls who deem my blog worthy of their creativity.
My first interview will be posted within the next couple of weeks.
Now, what about you? Would you like to tell your story? Contact me and let me know. I’ll be in touch and we’ll get things rolling. If you’d rather have a fiction story posted, by all means send it my way. I’d be happy to take a look and discuss posting it with you.
Know of any great interviews? Leave a comment and a link below to some of your favorite interviews so we can all enjoy them.
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