how it works

Just like life, we’re making it up as we go. Here’s the gist.


You write on your blog. Like most things, the more often you do it, the better it will be. You can write on Thursdays. You can write on days that start with “T”; you can write on days that end with “Y”; you can write on the first of the month, or the last of the month. Just write.


Link your blog post on our invitations blog by replying to the invitation. Most Thursdays you will find an invite. If you need some magic, stop by before you write for inspiration. Otherwise, just leave a note + your URL in a reply to each invitation.


Here’s where the magic happens. It’s good to write and it’s powerful to own your story. Magic happens when you let someone know their words impacted you. Take pause when you feel something and relish when the words dance. Read and respond and don’t miss the sparkle.

Grab an image, if you want.

Feel free to copy one of the images and add it to your post to help other story collectors find our community. You might offer an invitation for them to join us. Grassroots communities are the very best.

Our arms are wide open.

If you find us, it’s because you’ve followed an invitation. We like it that way. Invite your friends or the person you wish were your friend. This isn’t an exclusive community. It’s wide open invitation to anyone wishing to find the magic in sharing stories.

Feel free to share your blog posts on social media. That’s awesome. And, definitely link us to your blog posts as an invitation for others to join. Please! This is the best way for a grassroots community to form.

Grab an image from above and add an invitation like…

I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us.


At first we thought there wouldn’t be a hashtag, but our story collectors thought differently! If there’s going to be a hashtag, then it only makes sense that it sends a little SOS for magic!

Sometimes we Zoom.

This is fun. You’ll have to spread the word and share the code. Every now and then, just because the sun is out or maybe because it’s grey, we decide to Zoom. Even better is if you invite a handful of story collectors to Zoom.

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