If you create your story on Gsmarthub, make sure to include the following:

  • Explain how you overcame your problem. We all want to know what happened next.
  • How did you achieve your goal? What did you do to get there?
  • Did you get help, and if so, who helped you? Who was there for you along the way?
  • What are some of the lessons you learned along the way? What would you tell others in a similar position as yourself?
  • What are some of the unexpected benefits that have come from your experience?

Use a Catchy Headline​

The title of your story is the first thing people will see on social media, in emails, and web searches. A catchy headline makes it more likely that others will click through to read your story. In order to get an audience for your story, you need a headline that:

  • tells its readers what they are going to learn by reading your story
  • is brief (6 words or less)
  • uses keywords that make it easier for people to find when using search engines

Know your audience​

When you think about who you want to reach with your story, it's important to consider how that person will receive the message. For example, if your goal is to inspire young people who are starting their careers, consider how you can create a story that will appeal to them by making it relatable. You might focus on how you were once in their shoes and how the struggle was real. It's helpful for everyone involved when we acknowledge what's happening in the moment and look for ways to connect or engage with one another.

Avoid the dull and obvious​

If you want to write popular content, avoid the dull and obvious. Everybody writes about what everybody else is writing about. If you want your blog to be noticed, don't write something that's been done a hundred times before. Also, don’t waste your time writing about something that nobody cares about—including yourself! Anything you write should be for your enjoyment as much as for the benefit of others.

Write with personality​

One of the most common mistakes I see in blog writing is a lack of personality. Don't be afraid to let yourself shine through—it's okay if your writing voice doesn't sound like anyone else's. When you write with personality, people get to know you better and feel connected to you. They'll trust you more and respect what you have to say when they hear it coming from the real you.

Be authentic, but don't be afraid to have fun with it! If humor comes naturally for you, use it. But don't force it if it doesn't feel right. You can also go straight for the heartstrings or be serious without losing your personality either—just find what fits best.

And don’t forget that putting a little bit of vulnerability into your writing can help people connect to and embrace your message even more! Showing that there are real people behind the words on a page helps form relationships between readers, inspires them, and makes them trust what they're reading more. If appropriate for the message, be sure to share how proud, happy, or inspired all this makes you feel—it's okay if it shows! It will add authenticity and make all of us relate even more deeply with your story.

Inspiring others is easier than you think​

You, too, can make a difference. You can start right now! It doesn't require a special skill set or any money. All it takes is some time to think about the ability that you have to inspire others. I've shared mine with you, now it's your turn to share yours.

Revealing your story is personal and should be done in a way that makes you feel comfortable. The most important thing is that you find someone who can benefit from hearing it—even if your audience consists of only one person—and then share it with them directly or indirectly by writing about it in detail on a blog post or social media site.