When I first saw introverts doing great things in the world, I was always inspired. But those stories usually involved different fields than my own interests. Who ever heard of an introverted blogger?
As soon as I discovered it was a thing, I dove right in. Blogging felt like the perfect way to express myself without having to put myself in potentially uncomfortable social situations.
Little did I know how much potential blogging had for an introvert like me – enough that it became my full-time job! It's amazing to feel connected with others even while working alone. In some ways, blogging can be therapeutic for introverts and is helping me understand more about managing my needs and finding balance with my natural tendencies.
Here are seven reasons why being a blogger is perfect for introverts like me and hopefully you as well.
1. You can work from home in your PJs
As an introvert, I love being a blogger because it gives me the opportunity to work from home in my PJs! Of course I don’t do this all the time but I can if I want to. This gives me unmatched comfort, allowing me to focus on work tasks and engage with my audience while still feeling relaxed.
Even better, I can do this in my own little introverted corner of the world: true introvert heaven! Plus, I don’t have to worry about any awkward meetings or conversation — if I can’t brainstorm something or I need a break, it’s as easy as taking 10 steps away from my office chair.
One of the greatest benefits of blogging is that you don’t need to leave your home for really any reason; your introverted side will immediately thank you for that one.
2. You don't have to Small Talk with anyone
I love being a blogger because I don't have to force myself into uncomfortable small talk situations. Not having to worry about making polite conversation gives me a sense of freedom and allows me to focus on the task at hand, whatever that may be.
It's such a relief knowing I can fly under the radar when necessary and not have to deal with any unappreciated or dreaded small talk scenarios. Plus blogging for introverts is the perfect way to express yourself in the comfort and safety of your own (virtual) space!
3. You can be creative on your own terms
As mentioned, I have found that being a blogger provides me the space to express myself creatively. Not only can I craft and shape my words into something that makes sense in my head, but I also have the peace of mind knowing that it will be published on my own terms.
Being a blogger gives me the freedom to work and create when I'm comfortable and ready. Best of all, this means I can get into a state of flow with limited distractions.
It is such a freeing experience to explore creativity on my own terms with no one judging me or looking over my shoulder.
4. You can be as introverted or extroverted as you want
As an introvert, it's always been difficult for me to express myself around large crowds of people. Blogging, however, has allowed me to be as introverted or extroverted as I want and is the perfect way for me to share my thoughts and ideas without feeling overwhelmed by a burden to talk or interact with others in person.
I get the freedom to have control over my social environment which makes blogging even more enjoyable. Writing also helps me practice better communication skills so I am not shy speaking with others about things that I am passionate about.
All in all, blogging has been a great outlet for introverts like myself and gives us room to come out of our shells - at our own pace.
5. You get to meet new and interesting people from all over the world
Blogging is my passion and I find being a blogger as an introvert to be incredibly rewarding. I love being able to connect with people all around the world, making friendships and exchanges of ideas and cultures.
It's so inspiring to get to know other bloggers who have different styles, beliefs and experiences. Everything from their creative process to business strategies provides me with insight that simply can't be found anywhere else.
To me, this appreciation for diversity makes blogging one of the most rewarding opportunities of my life.
6. You can learn about any topic that interests you
One of the major benefits of being a blogger is the freedom to explore any topic that interests me. Whether it's real estate investments or AI, I feel completely free and empowered to learn whatever it is I want to know. Not only can blogging serve as a creative outlet, but it also allows me to expand my knowledge and understanding on topics that capture my curiosity.
Every day I'm eager to discover something new, and this opens the doors for countless possibilities when it comes to enhancing my understanding of various topics. Thankfully for me and other bloggers in similar positions, I can always benefit from researching and discussing different topics - all from the comfort of my own home!
7. It will help build your self-esteem and confidence
Lastly, blogging for introverts is one of the best ways to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Writing allows me to express my thoughts and feelings in a safe space that can only lead to positive results. Being able to share my ideas with an audience (no matter how small) gives me a great sense of pride and accomplishment knowing that something I created was received well by others.
Each blog post gives me a chance to prove to myself that I can accomplish whatever goals I set for myself, and that is something to be proud of.
In conclusion, blogging is an amazing way for introverts to express themselves and connect with the world in their own unique ways. From having creative control to connecting with new and interesting people, the opportunities are truly endless - and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Being a blogger has given me the opportunity to do something I'm passionate about from the comfort of my own home. It's also allowed me to connect with people from all over the world who share my interests.
If you're thinking about starting a blog, I highly recommend it! It may seem intimidating at first, but if you take the time to learn and explore what blogging has to offer, I'm sure you'll find it to be an incredibly rewarding experience like I have.