Are you an introvert? If you don’t know what Introvert means, it means a person is who is shy, prefers to be mostly alone all the time and their energy gets drained more easily during social interactions. So, the opposite of an extrovert.
If you don’t know about me, I, myself, am an Introvert.
Here, I want to talk to you guys about the experiences of being an introvert while blogging. But all of that depends on my personal experience because other introverts are different in every way. If you haven’t read my past blogging journey, then you should probably read that first before reading this to understand where I’m going here.
Anyways, the point is, not all bloggers are introverts but I can see that the majority are high. But that doesn’t mean that extroverts can’t blog. And of course, introverts who blog can still be successful even if they feel shy or uncertain when it comes to webinars, courses, social sharing, blogging events and meetups.
Blogging is like a place where you get to put everything that you’re thinking of out your mind on a post and just let others read and get a clear message of what you’re saying. That’s why I’m going to be listing down why blogging is a good way to express oneself when they’re an introvert. And just to let you know, this is all from experiences based on my personal life as a blogger.
So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let’s get right into it.
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You’re shy when it comes to social sharing and meeting other bloggers in the community
It can be disheartening to say the least that the point of blogging mostly is to get people to read your blog, not just the work itself. When it comes to social sharing for me, I’m really happy that there are Facebook blogging groups to join and share my post to different bloggers who can relate and actually read my hard written post as well as explore and read other bloggers’ work.
I never went to a blogging event before because I don’t have my own car and I have to study for my final exams this year but hopefully next year, I can search up blogging events near me (I live in Australia btw) and meet other bloggers face to face.
Another thing I’m also shy and anxious about is, what if I’m the only 19 year old there? Aka the youngest among all those successful 20s+ entrepreneur? But then again, I always meet new people of all ages when I play my video games. But that’s different, isn’t it? And I’m turning into an adult! But that’s not the point.
I have social anxiety so it gets pretty awkward for me when I meet new people in person (pfft, don’t you know how that feels?) But this could also be a good thing because you get to create new connections, learn to slowly become confident and you’re actually talking to people who actually do the same thing as you! Real connections always comes up meeting in person.
You love working at home because you get to stay in your own comfort environment
I think I rather work in my own environment rather than somewhere where I am forced to work in a cluttered and dull environment. I mean, I have excuses!
Like, when I work in my own environment (aka my room), I have everything there. If I need something, I can just get it right in the spot and I know where to get it because it’s my own little tiny mess.
Another thing is, I get more ideas and motivation because my room setting is how I want my room to be. It’s like looking at home décor on Pinterest but it’s actually in my room. Since my room is lighter, I am able to concentrate better and not have to work in a dark and dull room.
And, the best part is, you can bring blogging anywhere with you (unless you got a WIFI connection) like a café or library. I love working in libraries because they’re quiet and the books on the shelves are like motivation for me to complete my work.
You’re your own BOSS. No rules, no one to control you and you get to do whatever you like
I mean, who doesn’t love to be their own boss!? Ok, I must admit, it’s gonna be tough when I got to do everything myself but it’s all worth it in the end.
What’s good is that once you make an earning, you get to hire your own assistant (but I don’t even have enough to pay for my own employees lol).
The point is, when you’re blogging as an introvert or just blogging in general, you get to set in schedules and deadlines freely. Like squeezing in a few hours per night to add in blogging or like me, I always make a day like Friday and Saturday to do my blogs because it’s a free school day. And what’s the best thing about it? No strict rules!
You get to speak out your opinions and mind!
Like I said, it’s hard to speak your mind out in public unless you’re really good at public speaking then I say, go for it!
The thing about being an introvert is that it’s difficult to speak out when you get this heavy feeling in your chest called anxiety. And, the worst part of it all, you have this feeling to not screw up but then you think you’re going to tangle your words and actually screw up and you’ll be embarrassed! Well, that’s how I feel when it comes to public speaking.
When you blog, you’re able to write anything and everything that is on your mind and you don’t even need to worry about other people’s feedback or opinion until after you published it.
You’re also able to re-read and edit the post for xx amount of times that you need to fix any issues with grammar or punctuations. Are you also having problems with grammar or punctuations? Then I suggest getting Grammarly. Don’t worry, it’s free and I’m using it now to write this post and all my other posts.
This is all my point of views on blogging as an introvert meaning being shy about social interactions and sharing, the comfort of your own environment, being your own boss and especially speaking your own mind! Do you relate to these things too?
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Hey, hi, hello there,
I’m Ellen Tran, an 18-year-old Australian/Vietnamese lifestyle blogger at ZyraKuma. I blog about lifestyle, self-wellbeing, productivity and relationships. I hope to inspire you guys and help those in need to become their better selves as well as combine art and blogging together (my two favourite things).
I’m currently a student, learning about art and design. Hopefully achieving to become an Illustrator because I love drawing.