8. Don’t tell stories. That’s what parties are for. Stories require personal interaction; a screen between you and your reader is hardly sufficient to create a meaningful interpersonal connection.
No one wants to read about your life. You didn’t click on this link because you want to hear about my day or know about my life, do you? (In the rare instance that you do, thank you – I love you!)
But the majority want information for themselves; they read when there’s something in it for them, they click when my words offer them some incentive. It’s less of a selfish intention and more of a tendency of human nature.
It’s just something to keep in mind if you want your writing to connect with others. Stories are fine, as long as they are anecdotes, structured to demonstrate a broader point that people can relate to. Continue reading
So, I’ve decided to change things up a little bit.
After all, change can be beneficial.
Of course, I’m still adjusting to the new layout and there will probably be a couple technical errors on old posts for the next couple of days as I continue to adapt, but I think these things will smooth themselves out soon.
I’d love some feedback! Please vote in the poll! It is 100% anonymous; I don’t even know who votes which way.
And if you’re brave enough, please leave some feedback! Tips, suggestions, complaints, concerns?