The Power of Story
I love a good story, I believe we all do. I also believe everyone has a great story to tell. The problem is, everyone’s too busy to tell or listen to them.
We live in a world of 140 character information fragments. Whether you’re a corporation, non-profit or individual, you have a story to tell. Over a year ago, I was convinced that social media was the place where my organization needed to be, where I needed to be.
However, I didn’t know where to start. I needed to find my voice on a platform that worked for me. After attempting to meaningfully engage others over Facebook and Twitter, I realized those platforms weren’t a fit for me. Then, a friend introduced me to Instagram. Truth be told, I didn’t see the value in Instagram at first. I didn’t see the value in photos captured on my mobile phone. My early posts consisted of food and of my kids. It’s drastically different now.
Beyond sharing my photos, I began to tell my story, sharing my life journey with the Instagram community. The conversations revolving around those posts have been awesome, involving people from all around the world. I have the privilege of learning about their journeys too. Instagram challenges me to become a better photographer and storyteller. I am compelled to shoot more and think more deeply of my circumstances.
There is power in a good story. Are you telling your story?