There are many misconceptions about introverts, and if you consider yourself an introvert you…
The Top 3 Reasons Why Blogging Is Perfect For Introverts
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Independence. Quietness. Alone time. No phone calls.
What in the world am I talking about?
An introvert paradise that is what!
When the idea of starting a blog came to mind last year, I just couldn’t get it out of my head. The thought of starting a blog really wasn’t as scary to me as starting a new, regular 9-5 job.
As time when on I realized that blogging is perfect for introverts, just like myself.
As I mentioned in my About Me page, I have always loved to write ever since I was a young child. I have also always been introverted. With those two combinations- blogging just seemed perfect.
Blogging itself is by no means perfect- it takes A LOT of work, time and energy if you really want your blog to be successful. To even try and get some traffic to your blog takes a lot of work! I am still working on that part myself.
Blogging Is Perfect For Introverts
Being an introvert is just a part of my everyday life, no matter what I am doing or where I am.
With that truth- it made sense to me to make introversion a huge part of what I blog about.
When it comes to blogging, your goals may be to first- help others succeed at something. Other goals you may have are to grow your audience, connect and network with other people and probably become an influencer of some sort.
Almost all of the above examples of blogging goals have one thing in common: they all have to do with socializing in some way shape or form with other people.
After reading those goals, you may be thinking to yourself, “Well why would an introvert like blogging then?”
Let me tell you why blogging can be the perfect hobby or career for introverts!
1. You Can Blog From Anywhere
It’s true! You can blog from anywhere (as long as you can find wifi if you need it).
And that means right in the comfort of your own bedroom. You do not have to go into an office like you would a regular 9-5 job, or if you do not even feel like going to a coffee shop to work on your blog- you don’t have to!
If you are working at a regular 9-5 job in addition to blogging, you can come home and work on your blog all by yourself. That can be a great way to relax from all of the socializing you did all day with your coworkers.
You can also start your blog from anywhere too!
I used to think in order to have a website you needed to hire someone to start it and create it, but you can actually do that all by yourself if you want to.
The hardest part of starting a blog is actually going through with the idea to be honest, but the actual process of physically starting one is pretty simple really. You can sign up for Bluehost for $3.95 a month!*
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Honestly, that was the easiest part of the process to start my blog- all right in the comfort of my own home. Bluehost will also assist you with issues that you have about your website. This will save you time to actually work on creating your blog!
2. You Can Network With People-From Behind A Computer Screen
Unfortunately, even as a introvert blogger, you still have to network and connect with others if you want to grow your blog.
You just have to.
The good news is that you do not have to make phone calls or have face to face meetings with others. You can email others, chat via blog comments, or chat over other social media platforms.
I am still working on networking as a new blogger. Beyond all of the other blogging tasks that I work on, sometimes networking can be difficult for me to find time to really do it.
It is a working struggle for me, and it probably will be from time to time for other bloggers as well.
On days that I feel exhausted by too much social interaction I often take long breaks on the weekends.
I slow my blogging work load down and I focus more on my kids and doing fun things around the house with them.
The next day (or honestly two) I typically feel refreshed and feel able to start connecting with others again. Read more about how I help myself get motivated in my article “How To Get Motivated When You Do Not Feel Like It.”
As an introvert blogger, you will probably have days or maybe even weeks like this too. Remember to take time for yourself and let yourself recharge, so you can focus on creating your blog content again.
3. You Can Work Independently
As an introvert, you probably already know that you often times get mistaken for having a dislike for people, but that is not always the truth. You like people- in general, but being around people all day can drain you mentally and physically.
According to this article in Fortune written by Jeff Boss, “Introverts prefer working in isolation because it affords the greatest opportunity to focus.”
To put it simply- blogging can be an excellent opportunity for introverts since they can work alone to get their “job” done.
Whereas, in a regular 9-5 job, an introvert may not get the opportunity to work alone; this can be a frustrating environment for them.
The good thing about blogging is that you can blog all by yourself. Whether it is in a room by yourself or in a small café by yourself, you do not have to work on projects like you would with coworkers. Or have to answer to your boss’s concerns, questions, or demands on a daily or weekly basis.
There really are no group projects (I am definitely not a group project lover), unless you want to hire help down the road and need some help on a certain blog project.
Overall, you can be by yourself almost all of the time if you really want to. Anything from learning new blogging tasks, writing posts and creating products by yourself, etc.
As I mentioned above, you will have to do some networking with others if you want to really grow your blog. You will probably be able to find a good balance and see what works best for you.
As an introvert, if you choose to start a blog you will probably find that you will enjoy the different aspects of blogging- at least compared to a regular 9-5 job.
Or if you do work a regular 9-5 job and also blog on the side, you will find that blogging can be a relaxing time for you since you can work independently.
Blogging can be done from anywhere and you can network with other people- from behind a computer screen, which can be a win-win for an introvert blogger for sure!
Like everything else in life, blogging does have some setbacks.
You will still need to network in some way shape or form. Whether it is emailing, chatting via social media or any other non face-to-face way.
If you are an introvert thinking of starting a blog, I highly recommend you start one and give it at least six months to try out.
Are you an introverted blogger? I am sure there are many! If so, what aspects of blogging do you find the most difficult, as well as the easiest?
*Disclosure: Some of the links listed in this article are affiliate links, which means if you buy something from my link I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! I only link products I have used. Please read my Full Disclosure Policy here.