Friday, October 28, 2011

Follow Friday - 28 Oct 2011

Follow Friday
28 Oct 2011

Today, I want to share a post that actually dates back a couple of years but is just as useful today as then. It comes from professional personal historian Dan Curtis, a source I recommend fairly regularly. This one is: "What's the Difference Between Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Life Stories?"

This post describes "an array of life writing approaches," which is what I like. Especially as we get older, we often wonder where we should place our priority in writing about ourselves, our family and/or our ancestors. This post provides a very good context for these considerations. Check it out. I think you will find it useful.

What do you think? Which approach works for you? I'd love to hear your story.

Comments welcomed.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. It's such an important question to ponder--Where should we prioritize our efforts . . .ourselves? . . . our family? . . . our ancestors? Unfortunately the link to the other article seems to be broken so I don't know what that author suggested suggested--but personally, at this point in my life, I tend to focus on ancestors. I can't distance myself from my own life enough to write about it well.

  2. Hi--I stopped back and used the link to go to Dan Curtis's site. There was lots of great information on it--as well as links to other interesting sites. Thanks for recommending.

  3. Thank you for your comments, Sheryl. Yes, Dan frequently has really useful information. I enjoy following his posts. ;-)