Frequently asked questions
What is Share With Shy?
Ryan Safann, a good friend of mine, once said that we get to live multiple lives through each other’s stories. On this blog I share my personal stories and on the podcast, guests share their business and personal stories to encourage and motivate you. Well, I decided to take it a step further and created a platform where you can share your personal struggles, fears, trials, tribulations etc that you have overcome. We learn from each other so your story can help another. Share With Shy is a platform where you can share your story on this website. It can be posted with your real name, anonymously, or with a pseudonym.
What kind of stories are you looking for, for submission?
Anything that’s inspiring and or motivational. If you once had self-image issues and have overcome it, that’s something to share. Have you been in a relationship that included domestic violence? Suffered from depression or anxiety and would like to share how you're working/worked through it? Have you been in a relationship and was deeply hurt by what happened and found a positive way to bounce back? Were you physically abused? Have you had trust issues? Were you a pessimistic person and now you see the benefits of being positive? The situations are countless. Send me an email at email@example.com title the subject: "Share With Shy" and briefly tell me what’s the story you would like to share and I will let you know if it would be a good fit for submission.
I’m fearful of telling the entire story because of the parties involved.
Totally understandable. Know that their names don’t have to be mentioned. A synopsis of the story is just fine. If you need help conveying your story without mentioning names, I can help.
Is my submission confidential?
Your story is being shared on this website and on my social media so technically, no. However, if you would like your name to remain anonymous, then that will absolutely remain confidential. If you shared a part of your story not mentioned in the final publication and would not like it to be known, then that too will be confidential.
Do I have to list my real name?
No. Your real name is completely optional. It can be submitted with your real name, anonymously, or with a pseudonym.
How do I make a submission?
Kindly send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Title the subject: Share With Shy.
Can my story include profanity?
What is the procedure of submission?
Once you send an email to email@example.com with the subject titled Share With Shy, I will review your email and let you know if the story is a good fit for submission. If it is, you receive an email, to which you will confirm that you give me permission to publish your entire story on my website and parts or all of your story on my social media. Once you confirm this, I will grammar check your work as best as I can and will send it back to you for your review. Once agreed upon, I will then post it on the website. Once posted, you will receive an email with the direct web link to your story. I will then schedule a date and time for it to be shared on my social media. Feel free to share the link on your social media or repost/share from my page.
I don’t think I am a good writer but I have a story I would like to share. Can my story still be submitted?
It sure can. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and briefly tell me what the story is. Once it’s a good fit for submission we can set up a phone call. With your permission, I will record the conversation and take notes. Once the conversation has ended, using the recording and my notes I will write up your story. Please note that there is a $25 nonrefundable fee for this option. Once completed I will send to you for your review. Once approved I will then let you know of a publication date and an approximate date and time for when it will be posted on my social media.
Would you be able to provide information that can further assist me with the issue I have shared?
I will try my very best to find a reputable online organization that can assist you and the readers. It will be listed at the end of the submission once published. I will also recommend contacting your insurance company for help with finding a therapist or social worker. If there is someone or a company I have experience with and I recommend, I will mention that as well. However, it must be noted that the purpose of Share With Shy is for you to share your story or to read someone else’s story and gain strength, motivation and inspiration from it. It should not be used solely as a means for mental and or behaviorial health. I do not have behavioral health licensure.