This Instagram project was a great way to tell the story of me! I have always had a lot of interests, and as I was taking pictures over the last couple of weeks, I was trying to capture all of those interests so my storify could represent where I like to spend my time. I found it extremely difficult to one, remember to take pictures and two, decide what I wanted to take a picture of. I have always been pretty private when it comes to social media. I like using Facebook, but I have a hard time putting my thoughts, and even pictures, out there for my social network to look at. In a way, I feel like I’m bragging or being too showy. On the other hand, I really enjoy “stalking” my friends and social network and love when they posts thoughts and pictures, so maybe I should be less shy and post about myself too.
Why tell your story? With ever increasing busy lives, it’s important to tell your story in order to connect. Through social media, you have endless opportunities to connect with people you know in the “real world” as well as people you have never met face to face. These connections can help you on your journey with personal passions or professional goals. Putting yourself out there only gives opportunity for collaboration and support to reach goals. My personal storify posted above is a way that I put all my interests out there so someone in my social network may discover that we share a common interest and therefore letting us connect and collaborate on another level.