Tell me a story.

Robb Lenardson shows the fun side of a work trip to Gulfport. (He also learned Google Reader today and he emailed photos from his cell phone).

Anna Lenardson is the one who blogged the trip from Gulfport, giving a heart view of the trip AND putting up photos on flickr.

Becky McCray tells the story of the failed 2007 wheat crop with a photo montage. (She also was on today’s episode of the Jeff Pulver show)

Andrew Swanson keeps his parents involved while on a trip with his girlfriend’s family (and keeps up the family tradition of food photos, although he doesn’t drink coffee.)

Talked with a guy in real space today who worked for an organization which collapsed because of a ill-timed merger. Walked into my office and saw a guy from the other organization in the merger online at gchat. (It wasn’t the fault of either organization or either guy. Both were hurt.)

Heard the story of the last year from another guy today, an out of the blue stopping by.

So?

1. I’m realizing that I like talking with people, or listening to them. Most of the time.

2. Watching people get into and expand their new media expertise is wonderful.

3. Stories are how we help each other understand our hearts and beliefs and values.

4. Seeing stories helps.

So this weekend, check out these stories and then tell someone a story about what matters. (You could even share it with us.)

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One response to “Tell me a story.

  1. Thankfully, all our stories don’t have to be related through high-tech means–not at all to discount the WONDERFUL possibilities high-tech presents. That fact is a very good thing for me, since that’s not “where I live.”

    In working with children, I’m still amazed at how a good story, well-told, with only the simple low-tech addition of a visual or a hand motion or a funny voice, will keep the children’s attention–and, will communicate in a memorable way. “Remember when you told us about…?” is still a comment that blows me away. I wonder if the disciples or members of any of the crowds that followed Jesus ever said that to Him?

    On the other hand, I am fascinated by all the ways you are finding to tell your own stories and those of others, and are encouraging and helping others to share stories on their own. You’re doing a great thing in that–definitely a multiplication catalyst. Just yesterday, I had the chance to refer someone to your “foggy” post, since it seemed to fit right in with a need expressed.