Ryan Biddulph 4 Tips to Tell Powerful Stories through Blogging!
I just found out some folks in Cambodia use FRONTLINE to treat lice.
Yeah; the stuff dogs use. Or humans use to treat dogs for fleas.
A friend relayed another friend’s harrowing tale. Grim.
But I see the image vividly;
“a human being, being pestered by lice steals dog’s FRONTLINE to ease their suffering.”
Did it happen that way? Of course not. The vet, I mean doctor likely prescribed FRONTLINE. Or maybe the pharmacist did!
In any case I saw a clear picture in mind before writing this post. Which is tip #1 to become a powerful storyteller through your blog.
Stories not only sell. Stories tell a tale unlike any other through blogging. Most bloggers recite Pablum; droll, dry, 3rd voice style, practical tips. All well and good. But to shine, tell stories. Stories enchant, entertain and educate like no other vehicle.
Follow these tips to rock out your storytelling skills.
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1: Tell Powerful Stories through Your Blog – See the Story
Calmly imagine the story to tell. If you lived it, relive it.
If you did not live the story simply relax to allow the image to show on the screen of your mind.
I take a moment to picture stories before weaving tales. You think in pictures. So, if you actually picture-think the story before writing you’ve a clearer image to share with readers. That’s why Pinterest is such a powerful traffic platform.
Take a deep breath. Step back from the laptop. Collect yourself for a moment.
Allow the story to play on the screen of your mind.
Record the story playing in your mind as a blog post.
2: Be the Story
Being the story means putting yourself in first person shoes to better capture the experience. TWIT
Readers sometimes note how my storytelling makes them feel like they stepped into the story, living within the picture.
I taste, touch, feel and smell my story by being it, tapping into my emotions after visualizing the tremendous tale.
This takes practice guys. If you’ve not visualized and felt stories for a minute – perhaps since childhood – begin today.
I suggest meditating daily to quiet a racing mind.
For this post’s lead in I both visualized seeing human FRONTLINE users and also saw myself in their shoes.
After scratching my head a few times I could easily recount the terrible tale because I was being the experience, stepping into the mental picture to make it come alive.Seeing brilliant writers in action, helps you tell stories in vivid detail. Click To Tweet
I bet you now understand why Facebook Loves Stories, through “Reality TV Style Live streaming” and why the 2018 Facebook Algorithm Change is returning the platform to community and story telling!
3: Feast on Wicked Story Tellers
Ok; maybe they need not be wicked. 😉
But feasting on works of the world’s great story tellers makes you a better storyteller through osmosis.
You read someone like George R. R. Martin. He is a writing genius to many, able to fire up your imagination like few authors. (He is also from New Jersey; like good old RB.) After enjoying a few chapters of his work, you slowly become a better storyteller one blog post at a time.
Seeing brilliant writers in action, helps you tell stories in vivid detail.Tell brilliant stories by learning from the greats. Click To Tweet
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4: Tell Powerful Stories through Your Blog: Add Details
He peeked out behind the painting.
His reptilian head darted around nervously.
Skeeters for dinner? Methinks so.
Quick as a flash, the tiny gecko chirped and sprinted to safety, living to fight another moment….and another mosquito.
This situation literally transpired as I wrote these words.
I’m living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 7 weeks. Lizards everywhere.
The little chap ducked out from behind the painting as I wrote the number “4” for this tip.
I told the story, adding details to the incident to make the image come alive in your mind.
Review the details; descriptive adjectives and power verbs helped you see the gecko and his nervous, flighty behavior.
Add details generously to your blogging stories.
Since you think in pictures, adding details does some of your reader’s legwork for them.
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What tips can you add to this list? How are you telling powerful stories through your blog?
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So are you going to Change your writing style even a wee bit? Start telling powerful stories through your blog today!
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About the Author
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging from Paradise.
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