Why Share Your Story on FMMW?

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on August 25, 2011

As a professional writer all my life, I have never had any problems opening my thoughts, heart, and emotions up to others.

And so the entire concept of Five More Minutes With has never seemed awkward or scary–instead, I view it as a forum for consolation and commiseration. . .an inspirational-tribute website.

But although an old high-school buddy of mine is intrigued by the Five More Minutes With concept and website, he voiced trepidation about actually sharing his story. And especially about revealing his true identity.

“Dave” says:

“I feel happy and accomplished when I’ve finished writing something, regardless of the subject matter. But it is a difficult and sometimes grueling process for me.

“This is the main reason that I have historically been and remain a terrible personal correspondent to even my favorite people.

“I feel a compulsion to write something that meets my standards of being both meaningful and really saying what I want it to say.

“So I tend to agonize over language.

“I’m flattered that you find my words worth sharing, and I’m willing to allow them to be shared in any forum where they might be enjoyed or appreciated in some way.

“I would prefer to remain anonymous, at least for the time being.”

Do you have a story you’d like to share? Are you too private to share your name?

Then please consider posting anonymously.

One writer said that sharing her story with the Five More Minutes With audience was more cathartic than years of therapy!

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