Health Activist Writers Month Challenge,  Inspiration,  Lessons Learned,  Life

Six Sentence Sales Pitch

It’s day 29 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today’s prompt is: Six Sentence Story.

Six Sentence Story. In this day of micro-blogging – brevity is a skill worth honing. Can you tell a story and make it short and sweet? What can you say in six sentences. Check out some here:

I thought that I’d take a practical approach to this prompt today and come up with something that might be helpful in the future.  Like an elevator speech.  You know, a quick introduction speech for those times when you only have a minute or so to tell someone who you are, what you do, and how to find more information about and get in touch with you.  So, here goes.

Hi, I’m Mike Durbin and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure in December 2008 at age 24.  I write a blog about living with those issues as a 20-something. It’s called My Diabetic Heart and can be found at The website contains my diagnosis story, posts on daily life, and various resources have helped me along the way.  Let me give you a business card with the web address and contact information so you can check it out when you have a chance and reach out with any questions you may have.  It’s nice meeting you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.