What the what is "2 Favorite Parts"... ?
Are you a business owner who struggles to tell your story?
You know it’s important for you to connect with readers, but you’re not sure how.
You’ve done everything you can think of to build community, whatever that means. You post to social media and publish content and send out insanely consistent newsletters, but … crickets.
You have expertise. You’re motivated. You know your sh*t.
But no one cares how much you know, amiright? They want to know how much you care.
Don’t worry, we’re not going soft around here. (Unless that’s your image.)
It’s just that, your story matters. It’s powerful. When you share bits of yourself and do it effectively, you’ve set yourself apart.
Your story, your narrative, is how you engage your audience. It’s what distinguishes you from everyone else doing that thing you’re doing.
I get it. You’ve got a ton of great ideas, but sometimes it’s hard to put them into words.
It’s time to unlock those stories. But how?
Keep It Simple, Silly!
Let’s tell a few stories…
I’m so happy to have you here!
I’m a writer from CT who helps others unlock their stories to add more compelling content to their websites. You know — living an examined life and paying attention to the words we use, whether it’s in our writing, our thoughts, what we read, or what we watch.
Or as I sometimes like to say: I use my words and I help others use their words.
Our personal stories can be fascinating, can’t they? Our journeys and our lessons, the ways we sometimes feel so alone before realizing that this is exactly the journey everyone else is on, too.
I hope my stories inspire you.
So as a guest of 2 Favorite Parts, you will:
- Read about language and mindset — words matter, whether it’s what we write, think, say, or read. (Woo-woo is real, y’all.)
- Receive writing tips
- Read compelling stories
- Be entertained
If you join my email list, you’ll receive this kind of content weekly. Also join my Facebook Group, Words and Woo-Woo, to discuss!
Who is this Genius behind 2 Favorite Parts?
Introducing Karin Crompton…
Once upon a time, I was a reporter. I wrote for newspapers, and I did it for almost 20 years.
And as much as I enjoyed meeting people and telling their stories, I always felt pulled toward something else. Something that was mine.
I wanted my own business.
So I did it. Repeatedly. Sometimes I succeeded, and sometimes I failed spectacularly.
I did freelance writing, network marketing, flipped houses, sold on eBay, sold on Amazon … created a website.
Always — always — I’d analyze. Success or failure, I’d look at what had happened and try to figure out why things had gone the way they had.
I went to conferences. I read books and blogs and listened to podcasts. I networked — as much as any introvert networks — and asked lots and lots of questions.
Always — always — I’d study my craft. I’d figure out who was the best in the business and learn everything I could about them and their approach, their mindset.
It’s the journalist in me. I know how to find information and I can very quickly figure out who knows their stuff and who’s faking.
And here’s something I learned: the people who are really successful are often pretty normal people.
Their stories are really stinkin’ similar to anyone else’s stories. What they do better than the rest of us is focus, pivot, and remain consistent in their efforts.
And they connect. They weave great stories, no matter the industry. Something about them compels people to want to hang out with them, read their materials, do business with them, buy from them.
As a reporter, I did thousands of interviews and wrote hundreds of stories. Same thing: whether famous or unknown, people are strikingly similar. And great stories are everywhere. I enjoyed covering a small town and its cast of characters as much as any large event.
The name “2 Favorite Parts” emerged from a bedtime ritual I have with my son, Daniel, when we lie in bed and I ask him, “What were your two favorite parts of the day?”
Why two? Well, it can be a lot of pressure to choose just one, and many days, three is too many.
We practice gratitude on the regular around here. So you’ll often see me riff on subjects related to mindset, personal development, and even some pretty woo-woo stuff like the Law of Attraction.
I believe we should all follow our curiosity and see where it takes us. And that we should tell stories.
So let’s get to it! Welcome, and enjoy.
Fun Facts About Karin
Get to know Karin a little better!
“Fun Facts” are a cool way to get to know someone a little better and add some personality to the photos on the site. So here are some about me. 🙂
- I have a dog and 2 cats
- I can juggle
- I started my career as a sports writer and have been in the Red Sox and Yankees locker rooms (scary as hell)
- I’m extremely shy but a lot of people don’t believe it
- I went to Haiti two weeks after the earthquake in 2010 and have wanted to return ever since
- I made up a newspaper as a kid and wrote an op-ed declaring that we should have pancakes for breakfast every day #RealNews
- I played high school softball for my mother and we went undefeated and won a state title my freshman year
- I think Nutella is totally overrated
- Ditto for the beach
- I am deathly afraid of spiders
- I have dance parties with my son, Daniel, several times a week