V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #37: Story

My very first blog post on this site is entitled “Relevance of Story“. It was inspired by the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie whose Ted Talk: The Danger of a Single Story, challenged me to think differently about how, as a teacher, I approached my craft. Her words are also a recipe for living compassionately.

Each time we open a blog post and read, we are touching a part of someone’s story. Every time we commit our words to the page, we are presenting a part of our own story. It’s never a complete picture.

There are many ways we might approach this challenge: dig up a story from our timelines, tell a story about the future, offer a story through images, or even uncover the story of another.

Not sure, what I’m going to do yet, but I have a feeling this challenge will uncover much – looking forward to your responses.

To participate: create a post with a focus on story, tag it with VJWC, link back here, and enjoy the creativity of this community.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

42 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #37: Story

  1. i believe in the power of story, i have quoted her in my blog post before too, after reading her books. just finished writing one before i came across your prompt. will link up soon.

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  2. I like your observation that a blog post represents a piece of the blogger’s story – true, I think, even when the post is fiction or shared content – that it registered enough with the poster to be presented indicates affinity with the content. Applies also to the “hate posts” flying about – often saying more about the one posting than the one targeted.

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