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?

34 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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  5. I’m an introverted blogger too, just kind of starting out. Actually one of the things that kept me from writing frequently is that sinking feeling that no one actually cares about what I have to say. With so many English speakers on the planet, that can’t be statistically true though. So now I’m pushing through and trying to start my blog up again. The hardest part was sharing my blog with family and friends who I know don’t share my same interests and who could potentially judge me for admitting to sometimes feeling insecure. Any advice for a newbie as far as blogging goes? Also, I just made a similar post myself about how Instagram fuels our perfectionism and jealousy of other people. I wanted to see more of myself on Instagram, so I just went ahead and made an open account. That was also a huge step for me.

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    1. My only advice is to really view your blog as your safe space. I don’t really write for other people, I write for me, and then other people jump in and sometimes it makes me feel good and sometimes I don’t like it but that’s life and at least, as an introvert, I can still kind of hide behind the screen. Your blog is whatever you want it to be, so try not to put too much weight into what people reading it might think!

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  6. “I have to push myself outside my box while still maintaining who I am. ” – A goal not just for blogging, but for life. I resonate with your thoughts and I highly doubt you’re alone. I get publishing anxiety just like the next blogger. Often when I feel it, I know the best thing for me is to press that publish button. Wishing you well on your continued blogging journey and success πŸ™

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  7. I can honestly relate to this 100%! When I first started blogging I lacked confidence. Anything I shared about myself was true but also quite curated. I didn’t have many true followers so my engagement level on my blog was nil. However, I was a loyal follower of a few popular blogs but I never commented or engaged because I worried what I had to say didn’t matter or I felt like I was intruding on a tight-knit community. But I still enjoyed the content and wanted to let the creator know I enjoyed it (without leaving a comment). Now I see that not engaging is the thing that keeps people at a distance!

    Since I started taking this blogging thing more seriously and regularly, my engagement level on my blog has grown and I’ve been able to connect with so many unique and wonderful people in this vast blogsophere. I am forever grateful for every connection I make! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for this post! πŸ™‚

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  8. Pretty relatable for the most part. I prefer thinking introversion as a advantage rather than weakness. You just have to work with what you have. Great post as always!

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  9. I feel this way as a vlogger, which ultimately led to my current vlogging style. I don’t talk to the camera because it feels awkward. Instead, I film candid shots of my life on the road, edit it and talk over the footage. So much less awkward that way!

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