Do you find yourself wanting to communicate with others without actually being with them? Are you tired or drained after being with others? Do you often feel like your words don’t come out ‘right’ when you are face-to-face with others, but they made sense in your head before you spoke them? Does that tend to make you feel unintelligent?
These are a few of the wonderful and classic signs that you are an introvert. The good news is that none of these things indicate that there is something ‘wrong’ with you! You are designed that way on purpose and one of the best things you can do is learn how to work WITH these traits.
Blogging is a great way for quiet and reserved people to express themselves, promote a message, or start a business venture.
Here are some ways to be successful as a blogger and remain true to who you are.
Reflect and Speak Freely
When introverts take (and are given) time to be quiet, to listen, and to reflect, great things can happen. Introverts pull from the wealth of information and a deep understanding of themselves and others that they have taken in through much observation and turn it into great writing.
Blogging, in particular, provides a sense of anonymity while still reaching out to the world at large. It gives introverts a way to be in the world, but not a direct part of it. Blogging is a great outlet for connecting with less risk of draining precious introvert energy. In this way, introverts can finally express all the ideas that have built up in their minds.
Speak With Confidence and Brilliance
Writing our thoughts is less intimidating than speaking them. There is a rich and creative internal life within an introvert. There is a lot that they can share and want to share, but feel intimidated and misunderstood at worst, or shy and reserved at best when vocalizing them. Blogging offers a chance to share that depth without overextending themselves. They are in charge of what is given and when. It provides a great sense of freedom and relief.
When an introvert feels safe enough to express them in an area that they are knowledgeable and passionate about, they will surprise and often dazzle others with what they bring to the table. Blogging and writing become that safe place.
Introverts are often mistaken for not having a strong sense of humor or being the life of the party. However, when they are in small groups or one-on-one, they can have very appealing humor and they can be extremely fun to hang out with. Get them talking about something they love and it can hard to get them to stop talking.
Make Friends and Preserve Energy
While it may take a long time for introverts to become a friend, when they do, it’s a great relationship to have in your circle. Introverts are great listeners and are very aware of their surroundings. They take in massive amounts of information through observation of body language and tone of voice, well beyond mere spoken words or sheer content. They feel and sense things ‘between the lines’, as it were. Sometimes, this can be overwhelming, but again, with time to reflect and ponder what they have absorbed; introverts can provide wisdom and insight into friends or the state of the world that surprises the casual acquaintance.
Blogging is an excellent way to maintain the connection with your friends, acquaintances, or audience without direct interaction, thus maintaining a higher level of energy that can be focused on the quality of their communication.
Introverts are designed to seek quiet space and time alone to recharge their internal energies, rather than by being with people to recharge. It’s not that introverts don’t like people. On the contrary, many introverts thoroughly enjoy friends, relationships and people in general. Being an introvert simply means that it is important to fill their energy reserves in peaceful surroundings without the aid of others.
Introverts typically enjoy being in relationships with a few people that they connect with on a deep level, rather than having a lot of acquaintances that are surface deep. Blogging allows an introvert the chance to speak the deeper and profound things that go through their minds, rather than making small talk while face-to-face with others which can feel painful to them.
Create An Opportunity To Be An Authority
Introverts minds are created to think about the world differently. They possess the ability to reframe and reshape what they see around them into creative and unique expressions. They have very vivid and active imaginations which are essential to creative expression. Ideas come easily to them and often lead to new ways of perceiving the world and circumstances around them. They are also typically, very well researched in those topics and can be wonderful resources for information.
When introverts write, share their knowledge, or create, this depth of knowledge will shine. Many great authors, bloggers, and other celebrities as such as J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Susan Cain, Mahatma Gandhi, and Christina Aguilera have become greatly successful and world renown for their contributions as well as being introverted.
With attention to who you are naturally and only a little bit of nurturing, all of these qualities will help you be a successful blogger. Are you and the readers will come?
Ana Miller is a creative writer. Her topics of interest and expertise range from psychology to all sorts of disciplines such as science and news.