The art of taking notes is a field of its own. How many times have we all said either, “Oh, I never remember jokes” or “I should write that down, that’s great!” when we’ve heard something outrageous or amusing? A big part of my performance has always been to communicate with an audience or radio listener…or in this case, the reader. The goal of the art form called performance is to ultimately capture, rivet, or at a minimum, maintain the audience, listener or reader's attention.
If it’s your personal experience you are sharing, chances are pretty good that someone else has had that same or at least similar experience, perhaps in a peripheral sense. In other words, something like that, but not exactly, happened to them but they can still relate. Better yet, they might wonder, “Did that really happen?”!