I got an Idea! It is not original but it is pretty inspiring.
I am going to add a new section to the blog called – Life as it is – a collection of your struggles and inspiring (AHA) moments. Here we will talk about our struggles and how we are dealing with it on a daily basis. I would like this platform to be real, honest and straight from the heart. No superhuman stories. Just simple everyday mundane struggles, moments of epiphanies and our small DIY projects to deal with it. It could be a story about a discouraging friend and how you dealt with her or about your struggle with abuse or about your finding your passion or about your life lessons or about marriage or anything human.
A story that has a human connect. A real life story. Please remember no story is big or small. Every story matters.
I know it is not a very innovative idea but I feel it is very important for me to do this right now. I am in a stage where I feel we all need a platform to spread our stories and not conform to our blog themes. I have always talked about moving forward but now I also want to talk about the events/incidents that change our perspective.
So here is the plan.
For the start, we will showcase one or two stories every week. I want this process to be very organic so I am NOT planning to invite anyone to contribute. I am expecting encouragement and support from your end. I want you to volunteer and come forward to share your stories. I don’t care about your writing skills or if you are a blogger or not. You could be one of the visitors who has something to share. This is your platform to talk your heart out. I will not disclose your identity here without your permission.
The only rule here is that your story has to be real, about your struggle , your feelings and your desire to change.
Volunteers can mail your stories to me at email@example.com with subject line- Life as it is- my story.
I promise I will share your story here.
To my blogger friends, I have no convincing reason to ask you to contribute here. I don’t care about stats and guest blogging and all that nonsense because I know deep down most of us did not start our blogs to become famous or to focus on website traffic and all that. We started our blogs to write, to share and to express. Keeping that spirit in mind, I hope you share your life here. It does not have to be an exclusive post. It could be an old story or a new one. Whatever works for you!
Yes, you are right. I have not thought this through and I am not even editing this post. I just want it go out there before I decide to drop this idea. It has many loose ends but we will talk care of them as we move forward. Right now I just want our stories to be told here. I am hoping to build a community where we talk about our struggles and help each other to live better.
This initiative is coming from an honest space and I truly hope that I hear from many of you soon!!
If you wish to participate, please leave a comment on this post OR write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org OR connect with me on Facebook . Thank you!