WriteMyStory was designed as a place to capture, preserve and share your memories. But why would anyone want to do this? Well, for a lot of reasons. In the past years, people have shared their stories and the many ways they would like use WriteMyStory, each a variation on the main theme of sharing your memories and connecting with loved ones.
Take a look at some of the best ways to use WriteMyStory below.
1) Learn more about your family
This is why we created the OurLifeStory.Club storytelling platform – to help you learn more about the people closest to you. Choose a chapter of questions and answer the thought evoking questions. You can also ask your mother, your husband, your friends, or whomever to share their memories and experiences and include their responses in your story. There are chapters about love, life, career, growing up, opinions, you name it.
You think you know someone, but you can learn lots you never knew.
Just one question can bring you closer!
2) Write your memoirs
Those same questions on WriteMyStory can be used as writing prompts for yourself, too. Answer them one at a time and eventually, you’ll have written the story of your life. At any point, you can download a file of your story that we can easily add photos and print your story to a beautiful hardcover book as well.
3) Blog about interesting topics
If you are focused on your memoirs, you might start at the Childhood Memories chapter of WriteMyStory, Memories of your Grandmothers Cooking – with recipes included, Interests or Hobbies. If you make your story public on www.OurLifeStory.Club, it can become a unique blog that many people can relate to and are inspired by.
Just ask Olivia Wilson from www.TheWilsonsOfOz.com.
4) Curate your memorabilia
It’s a collection of all things important to you: photos, videos, historical documents, recipes, artwork, heirlooms, and more. Any attachment you add to your story becomes a part of your Memorabilia automatically. www.OurLifeStory.Club is the perfect place to store these important documents of your life.
5) Create a timeline of your life
You can build a timeline of your life, capturing the most significant moments of your life you never want to forget – special events, where you’ve lived, where you’ve travelled, when and where your most meaningful memories were made.
6) Keep a private diary, a personal journal
Want to keep your thoughts just to yourself? You can, simply by keeping your story private. Record your innermost thoughts in a safe, secure place, and if one day in the future you want to share them,
7) Pass down your family heritage
Record you and your family’s memories, before you lose them.
In business, companies know that when they lose a good employee, they also lose lots of what’s called “institutional knowledge” – crucial information that the employee has learned over time, which perhaps only they know. Institutional knowledge – for the institution that is your family – is lost whenever someone passes away, too, and even sometimes when they move far away. It’s important to save those traditions, history, advice, even recipes, for future generations.
What wisdom would you like to pass to your grandchildren?
8) Understand yourself better
Answer thought evoking questions to get yourself thinking about issues you may have never consciously considered before. You may think you know your own opinions on issues, but writing down answers (even short ones) really forces you to think.
What three events most shaped your life?
9) Have fun answering questions
Got a minute to spare for a break in the middle of the day? Answer a question on WriteMyStory. Browse in the get to know me category for questions that’ll take you just a few fun seconds to answer, like,
What is your favourite book and why?
10) Explore the Our Life Story community
Each person can choose to make their stories private or public. The public answers to questions are available to read and can be a lot of fun to browse. For example, take a look at the great answers people have posted in response to What movie would you see over and over? and What is the best gift you’ve received? It’s a way to learn a lot of interesting tidbits about people as well as spark memories and get ideas for your own story.
Which ways will you use WriteMyStory?
Visit www.OurLifeStory.Club for an easy way to get started on capturing your memories and photos to create a beautiful hardcover book to share with family and friends.
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