Being An Introverted Blogger

When I think “blogger” I think of peppy, well dressed women with perfect hair and perfect lives. I think of people who aren’t afraid to network, talk on their Instagram stories, and go after what they want. I think of people who love making new friends and being surrounded by constant interaction.

Yet, I’m a blogger and none of those things describe me. I don’t think there are a lot of introverted bloggers out there. I don’t have a perfect life (but that’s kind of the purpose of this blog). I don’t like networking and it sounds awful but I don’t like making new friends.

I’ve forced myself out of my comfort zone a lot by being a blogger. In some ways, I think it’s been very helpful. I’ve built up the courage to speak to my audience and I’ve made connections with a lot of people. Even though it makes me uncomfortable, it’s all part of my mission. I just want to help and relate to people and I can’t just write things down and then hole up and not respond to those people I’m trying to reach.

It’s taken me years as a blogger to do things that some people are just naturally good at. When I first started blogging, I was vulnerable on my posts but that was when only 100 people were reading. Now I have to force myself to open up a little more and not care about the consequence. I write about doubting my relationship, job, life, and friends – things everyone in my personal life can read and judge me on. But it helps other people, so I’m going to keep pushing myself to do it.

When I started influencing on my Instagram, I had to first come to terms with the fact that not everyone is going to like my content. I don’t have the same perfection as other bloggers. I just started speaking on my Instagram stories a few months ago and just a few weeks ago I started sharing personal struggles in my Instagram captions. But I see people relate and it keeps me going.

It’s hard to be an introverted blogger – I have to push myself outside my box while still maintaining who I am. I’ve thought about stopping many times before, but it’s helping me better myself and introducing me to such wonderful people. What more could I ask for?

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15 thoughts on “Being An Introverted Blogger

  1. Yes!! I love this! I posted similar thoughts a couple of months ago. It’s hard being an introverted blogger but it’s worth it! I have had to come to terms with the fact that my Instagram will never have professional pictures and that’s okay. I talk myself out of quitting every single day and I’m not sure that will ever change. But we blog for a reason and it’s important to remind yourself of that when you feel like quitting. You are helping others by sharing. Thanks for sharing your story πŸ™‚

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  2. I feel like non-bloggers have a misconception of bloggers. They expect us to be loud, in your face, argumentative, and always calling out people in current events. I don’t think we’re anything like that. I’m introverted too. I feel like most bloggers are, which is why when someone share something, it means a lot more because we know how hard it is to pull those words out and let an audience read them. I think that’s why bloggers are so supportive of each other – we’re all the same on some level.

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    1. I think as introverted bloggers, we have found a community of bloggers like us because that’s who we relate to. But most big-time and famous bloggers are extroverted and in your face which is why non-bloggers assume that.

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  3. I agree completely hun, I was also very shy and introvert but slowly have come out of my shell.. still a long way to go! 😬 I love how we can be personal yet keep our space when blogging which is just so lovely! xoxo

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  4. That’s right dear…

    Even I don’t like much speaking on stories of instagram.
    Sometimes I feel there is actually no need of being all the way available on blog as well on instagram..
    There shall be some mystery….

    That’s what I feel..

    I m an ambivert..!!

    I can relate with you… ✨

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