WhatsApp introduced “Stories” some time at the end of last year. To be honest, I initially thought it was an unnecessary addition.
Things have changed though- consider me a fan.
Electronic media has made self expression easier than ever. Never before in human history has it been easier to create something and put it out there.
When I posted my first WhatsApp Story, I felt the thrill of self expression. I can so easily tell my story- and you can too! Isn’t that exhilarating?
It was more than expression though. I constantly find myself viewing the world around me with a different perspective. And that is a powerful thing.
Think about it- when was the last time you found yourself looking at everyday life with a different perspective? It was probably after a life-changing event. Or a powerful documentary. Or a supernatural occurance.
This new format awoke a creative drive in me. Creativity is an bottomless pit, and Stories helped push me over. I don’t really care how many people see my updates. I just want to do it because it helps bring out a side of me that I like.
That is all.
P.S.: Apparently, not a lot of my friends knew this side of me existed: