Re-manifesto

Posted by on March 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm.

The start of #Life was a strange time for us. We were all finishing college and most of us were unemployed or going into temporary employment arrangements. We were scared, confused, and broke. And we started a blog.

Our lives have changed since then. Jobs dominate the time that doubt once reigned. Sleep patterns have grown far too regular. Booze intake has fallen out of the alcoholic range.

Our lives have become more boring, and our lack of writing is proof of that. But we need to fight it. The focus of #Life has been the passive telling of stories that happened to us. But that ignores what a story really is. A story is an experience we prepare for and choose to go through not because of our daily grind, but in spite of it.

Moving forward, #Life will have the same kinds of stories we’ve told before, and we will find new ways to tell the stories we’re going to search out. The cast of characters might change. The website is going to look different. And we’re going to try and build a community. If you have a story you’d like to share, get in touch and we’ll talk about putting it up. We can be reached by e-mail at stories@hashtaglife.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/hashtaglife, or on Twitter @hashtaglife.

Starting this week, I’ll put up the first of our new stories. Starting today, I’m going to adhere to the new motto of #Life:

A story worth telling is a life worth living.

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