Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BLOGGERS ARE THE NEW STORYTELLERS

Every human has beautiful stories to tell, and that includes YOU.

Watching The Academy Awards always reminds me of how amazing our society is at telling stories, especially through film. But guess what? Folks in Hollywood are not the only storytellers and film is not the only medium for storytelling.

There are so many other brilliant ways that people have figured out how to tell stories – through cave paintings, songs, dances, puppet shows, poems, plays, musicals, quilts, scrapbooks, and now through blogs.

Some say that bloggers are the new storytellers. Coolest thing? Anyone who has access to a computer (and that can mean a library user!) can read a blog or create one. You are in a prime position to tell your story!

A final thought, brought to you by Daniel Pink’s opening to A Whole New Mind:

The keys to the kingdom are changing hands. Th future belongs to a very different person with a very different kind of mind – creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. These people – artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers – will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.
Sandhya Nankani, pictured above, is one of my favorite bloggers!
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