PE articles are true stories about something that happened to us (or occasionally to someone else).
Why write PE? I suggest four reasons.
1. It’s a natural place to begin. An experience is something you know and feel and it means you've grown because of working through the problem. (And yes, there must always be a problem.)
2. You use your life experience as the raw data.
3. The story doesn’t involve research (unless you need to check facts).
4. If you’re in touch with yourself, you can write PE because you have felt the moment and you aren’t the same person you were before the event. In some way you have changed. The opportunity to change is what you offer readers.
Why not start with the easy-to-sell article? Personal experience articles usually require no research.