Techniques

5 Best Tips for Capturing Life Stories

By Dan
November 12, 2021

Have you ever noticed that listening to songs from your childhood makes you feel nostalgic? Or how the smell of a family recipe reminds you of summers at your grandparents? By revisiting songs, sights, and smells associated with experiences, we can resurface our life stories. So break open the old albums, take a walk where you grew up, and cook grandma’s famous peach cobbler. 

 

Do You Remember Your Favorite Old Songs?

 

Sometimes those memory cues are a little too far, so to help you out, we have a digital memory lane at MyStoriesMatter that you can “walk” down. With playable songs on our timeline in the sidebar, pictures of nostalgic movies and events, it’s sure to help you remember many life stories. We discuss this concept more in-depth in our other blog post.

Be Ready to Capture Life Stories as They Come

Did something pop up in your head that you want to write down before you forget about it? Are you short on time? Use Mindpops to jot it down and finish it later. MindPops can be found on the top right of your screen. You will find it in the same spot on our mobile app!

Who Has the Right Version of the Event?

No one’s memory is perfect. Fortunately, most of our best life stories are ones we made with other people - and if we work together, we can help each other paint the most accurate picture of the memory. Collaboration can be found on the right side when you click ‘add a memory’ from the sidebar. The Rashomon effect is discussed more in this article.

Don’t worry about perfection

While grammar and spelling are important in an academic and professional setting, when it comes to capturing your life stories, it doesn’t matter on My Stories Matter. Only you can choose who is seeing your personal life lessons when you add a memory. We do not currently nor plan to sell your information to anyone.

 

Organize into Collections

Group your memories into different categories! Just like how you have folders of your dog pictures, you can also categorize your memories! Like your memories, we keep your memory collections private so only those you allow can see them.

 

Want to know more? Sign up at MyStoriesMatter today! You can also reach out to us for any questions or comments.

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