Writing is about telling stories. Even the best of nonfiction writing involves using storytelling to inform, persuade, and entertain. Fiction, of course, is all about telling stories.
So, why is it that most of us writers neglect our own stories?
Look at me! I’m a professional marketer. I’m also a journeyman storyteller. I knew that I need to write my memoir in order to establish the platform that would empower the other nonfiction writing I wanted to do. I also know that my story is a powerful tool to gain support from readers.
And yet, before my website got deleted by my own mistake and my hosting site’s upgrades, I hadn’t really taken the time to tell my story where it could, potentially, count the most.
I’ll be working on rebuilding my website content. I’ll definitely make a point of telling my story, too.
Meanwhile, why don’t you take a look at your own site and see if readers can find your story. If not, maybe that’s something you should fix.