I just got a fascinating holiday gift from my great friend and (sometimes) writing partner Troy and his wife Katie. It’s from a company called StoryWorth and the basic premise is pretty simple – at regular intervals (anywhere from once a day to once a month) they email you a question. You then answer it in as much or as little detail as you wish and email it back to them.
The subscription lasts for a year, so there can be anywhere from a dozen to literally hundreds of these “stories” you’ve answered for them. And all of these questions are open ended, tell us about your life kinds of things. At the end of it all, they take all of the stories you sent, along with pictures if you so desire, and print them up in a hardcover book. Pretty cool deal, really.
Of course, since the entire purpose of this blog is to leave some sort of mark, something that says “hey, I was here on the planet!” Then, with the arrival of the daughter, it made sense that I would use the blog to let her know stuff about me just in case I depart before she has a chance to ask questions (not that I have any plans in that direction, mind you, but being of a certain age, it’s always something to take into consideration).
So naturally, I’m going to take this opportunity to answer these questions and post them here on the blog, amidst other posts about life and what have you.
So there you go. The first question just came in so I’ll be getting to that shortly. If you want to follow along, I’ll tag them all as #Storyworth so they’re easy to find. Thanks for coming along on the journey. Have no idea what we’ll see, but it should at least be interesting.