The Introverted Writer and Blogger Life

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Both are often misunderstood by each other.

This writer and blogger is a confirmed introvert. I am declaring it loud and proud, well maybe more in a quietly confident manner.

No disrespect intended to extroverts at any point in the proceedings, but for goodness sake, stop being so chirpy and shouty will you? I’m trying to make my voice heard here.

Common Introvert Myths

  • We don’t like people: we are actually selective in choosing who we spend time with because we keep our gatherings small and perfectly formed.
  • We shun all social activities and spaces: we will go to the pub or the shops. We even take off our invisibility cloaks every now and again.
  • We are all shy: some of us are and some of us aren’t. It doesn’t come with the territory.
  • We aren’t rejecting you when we turn down your party invite: it’s the party we don’t want to be part of, not your life. Unless you’re a git.
  • Introverts don’t know how to have fun: watch us go after a few shandies or when we are in a group of valued friends. We can be chatty little blighters then.
  • Introverts can be moulded into extroverts with some pushing: no, we can’t. You do your thing and we will do ours. We like some of you but we cannot be you any more than you can be us.
  • All writers are introverts: some are, some aren’t, same as any pursuit in life.

Introvert Truths

  • IntrovertWe value our personal space: tread gently and ask for permission to enter.
  • We can be social: as long as it’s not for too long and we know where the exits are.
  • We recharge by having some time alone: this doesn’t mean we spend more time alone than anyone else. We can get over stimulated by social interaction. Just the right amount is good for us.
  • We feel energised by solo activities: reading, writing, art, creating, to name a few.
  • We’re not fans of small talk: when we are talking to you, we’d rather chat about something that counts than useless, never-ending observations of the weather.
  • We like people: not all of them, but definitely some. We do not hate humans, unless they are cockwombles.
  • We aren’t all sensitive little flowers: yes, we process a lot, but introverts are no more emotionally fragile than extroverts.

Writing as an Introvert’s Solitary Bliss

This introverted writer and blogger cannot believe that it took so long to realise that writing is an introvert paradise.

I have previously worked in retail and customer service, which of course by their very nature mean interacting with a lot of people. My former deluded self was convinced that I was a socially outgoing woman who wanted to relate to and help the world. Oh, to be young and foolish.

Let’s just say that a long stint in helping the public has helped this lady to realise that writing is where it is at.

I can spend hours working alone, tapping away at the keyboard in my beautiful introvert bubble. I have the luxury of not having to utter a single syllable throughout the day.

When cabin fever sets in, the internet becomes the social and procrastination gift that just keeps on giving.

In my writing space you will find this introvert lioness proudly protecting her young; Feegle (the only company allowed, due to a cat’s inability to spout incessant crap), and emerging blog posts, novels and short stories *laughs at the optimistic pluralisation*.

Caution: do not phone, knock on the door or, horrors, talk to me when I inhabit the writing introvert planet. This lioness bites.

Leave me alone with my thoughts, ideas, and a demanding kitty cat, and you will come home to someone who actually has something fairly interesting to say and will interact with you. I can hear the Husband thanking the introvert’s writing gods from here.

When Writing is no Longer Solitary

The Thinker - RodinIn first draft nirvana we can often forget that one day, unless we are prepared to die smothered by crumpled up unedited typed paragraphs; we and our writing will have to face the public.

Writing is the introvert’s best friend when it comfortably snuggles up to us in the safety of the ‘First Drafts’ documents folder. However, writing can be somewhat of an extrovert with its demands to be seen, heard and displayed for all to see.

Writing will often have to be shared at some point. Be it beta readers, blog followers or the golden readers of the published piece; we are going to have to interact with the wider world. Strangers even *lies down before she faints*.

Let’s not be totally negative and perpetuate the introvert myth of being angsty souls who listen to ‘The Smiths’ on a loop, although there’s nowt wrong with that. Sharing can be good. It can result in encouraging blog post comments, amazing reviews and positive feedback.

Introverted writers and bloggers, hold on to these possibilities from the safety behind the sofa, bracing yourself for the outside world to hit you with their engagement.

The Scary Self-Promotion Trail

From the moment I started writing proper, I was barraged by the advice that I must get social media savvy from the off. I recoiled in fear at having to self-promote. I have since learnt that you can do it, in your own way.

I play the game. I am even genuine (believe me, many aren’t). I have learnt to do it but it does not always come easily.

For an introvert, self-promotion is akin to streaking naked through London whilst the event is simultaneously streamed live across the world. I have learned how to cover up some of my ‘bits’ so as not to let it all hang out but I often find myself checking what is on show. I have to face my family after all.

Of course I’d rather be snuggled up in multiple layers and my blankie, safely in my writing cave, chucking my blog posts and writings out at the world for them to snap up. However, this writing and blogging gig just doesn’t work like that.

I am constantly learning how letting the world know my thoughts on writing and offering up written pieces isn’t all, ‘Me, me, me’. It’s what writers and bloggers do. It is work.

For now I’ll just hope that I can actually offer you a novel some day and not consider the self-promotion implications in the meantime.

The Scary ‘Social’ of Social Media

Introvert surrounded by peopleWhen I set up my Facebook writer’s page and Twitter account I had no idea of what and how much I needed to share with the lovely followers.

I’ve never been that woman who takes pictures of every meal and expects the t’interweb world to share in the experience. I’d much rather have intimate dinners for two with my husband than the imposition of hundreds of people commenting on how soggy my pasta is. Not that it ever is, cheeky.

What the hell did people who overshare on social media do before it was created? Did they phone all their friends to let them know that they were having a curry tonight, made by their own fair hand?

I’ve since learnt that social media can operate on the level of personal that you’re comfortable with. You don’t have to share every cough and spit. In fact the world will be grateful if you don’t, unless you’re a food blogger who is just spoiling for a fight regarding how ‘al dente’ the pasta is.

Social media does have its positive points for the introvert. After all, we can be ‘social’ from afar.

Back in the day we had to do this socialising thing face-to-face. Now I can sit in my PJs, with serious bed head, and set the world to rights without losing any respectability. Until I write something, that is.

I’ve made some genuine friends from social media. I may never meet them but they remain people I want to regularly connect with. This is introvert bliss.

I can choose when I am available without appearing rude. I can decide if I want to meet these people in the actual flesh (we may be skirting dangerously back around nudity analogies).

For now, I’ll just interact and let you know about life and my writery world from the safety of my make-up free, potentially scary to children and vulnerable adults visage, introvert utopia.

Engaging on My Blog

I shall tread very carefully here as you’re reading this blog and anything that is seen as derogatory in this section will soon mean you’re no longer reading this blog *grabs on to your leg in an introverted ‘please don’t notice’ manner*.

I love it when you comment. That could be because I don’t have to deal with strangers in person but I genuinely enjoy that you read my posts and then take the time to respond to them. I hope you notice that I endeavour to reply to every comment.

I want you to know that I’m here, acknowledging you, and I honestly like ‘talking back’ to you.

I like writing, both for me and you. I feel honoured when you tell me you like it back.

I like knowing people exist and could be potential readers.

I like that I’ve made friends with some of you through shared experiences and mutual interests.

I like that some of you regularly read my posts and know that this blog and I exist.

I may be an introvert but I genuinely like you being in my life; little and often.

Thanks for being part of this introvert’s life, both those close by and from a distance. You’re welcome in this virtual introvert bubble but keep the noise down, don’t speak before coffee happens in the mornings, and acknowledge that weather reports are best given by the forecaster and not through inane chatter.

About Lisa Sell

Lisa Sell is a fiction writer and blogger. When not wrestling with words she can be found showing the love for chocolate, cheese, coffee, the cat, and the Husband. Not particularly in that order.

79 comments on “The Introverted Writer and Blogger Life

  1. I have definitely learned that to disturb the writing is to court disaster. And my pasta is never soggy. Love, the husband

  2. Love this! I also did a lot of people-intensive work when I was younger (dive instructor, sailing instructor, charter crew), and now have no idea how I managed. I can only thing that my tolerance was a little different back then.

    Am very happy these days for social media, and meeting lovely people like yourself!

    1. I think when we are younger we are less sure of ourselves and who we ‘should’ be. I love getting older and learning that there are no ‘shoulds’. I am not an extrivert and that’s fine.

      I love good old social media and the fab friends like your good self it brings along. I think if we ever met we would at least know the score; chat for a bit, retreat to our corners, stroke the cat, then resume conversation. Sound good?

  3. Hi Lisa, I found this post via your Facebook page. I really enjoyed reading it as there’s so much I can relate to in it. I too am an introverted writer who spent a lot of time doing difficult, overly sociable jobs when I was younger, which left me drained and exhausted at the end of the day. Now I’m lucky enough to be able to focus on being a writer (and editor). I loved your list of common myths about introverts as I think there are a lot of misconceptions out there about us. Thanks for writing this!

    1. Hi Kendra! Thanks for being part of my Facebook page.

      It sounds like many introverts have tried to push themselves when they were younger to be more extrovert. It is hard to be an introvert when you’re young and either trying to fit in or just unsure of who you really are.

      There are far more myths than this but I wanted to stop myself getting too ranty!

      Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. I wish you well with your writing and editing.

  4. Great post. I’m also am introvert. And also one who felt bad for not being an extrovert because that’s very much what society pushes. These days I don’t apologise for being an introvert 🙂

    1. Over the years I’ve been in many situations where I’ve been frowned upon for my introvert characteristics.

      I’m not being disparaging about extroverts as many people I know are. However, some extroverts need to learn that they cannot make us more extrovert and it isn’t the more favourable option for all of us. Each to their own.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  5. Hi Lisa, I can identify with this in so many ways. I used to be a singing teacher so the mental chatter going on in my mind was mega noisy to say the least. Also putting a picture on Facebook of what you had for tea last night drives me mad. Why would I want to know this?? I love your style of writing and thanks for making me giggle.

  6. In terms of careers, I always wanted to be a journalist, until I got a job working in a newsroom on the subs desk and saw what journos spend most of their time doing: phoning people who don’t want to talk to them and charming them into a conversation.

    Balls to that. I’ve stayed on subs desks ever since. It is the refuge of the introverted.

    1. I can relate! I worked in estate agency and my introvert senses were tingling off the ‘Leave me the f**k alone scale’. Hated all that fake small talk and blather.

      I did work experience at a local newspaper when I was at school and for the same reasons you’ve given, decided it wasn’t for me. Now if I’d known the subs desk existed…

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  7. Lots of relatable moments for me in this post. I’ve also done customer service for 20 years, and as an introvert I finally feel refreshed each day now that I write/blog as part of my work. It’s definitely fun to get feedback and have time to step back and process it, without having to worry about things like disgruntled customers demanding explanations, or hair combing.

    1. You deserve an award for 20 years of working in customer service!

      Blogging and writing are definitely good for introverts.

      Thanks for your loyalty. It means a lot to me.

    1. I’ve come to see it as conversing and engaging with others rather than self-promoting. It takes done if the pressure off. I’ll get back to you when I have to do proper grown up promotion for a novel!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  8. Really nice article: just a couple of points. My personal view is that writing a book is 2% of the battle: promoting it is 98%. That makes it desperately hard for introverts, but it’s the way the world works: I know someone who’s comfortably made a million quid from writing. I know plenty of far better writers: I don’t know any better self-publicists.
    And explain this, as I’m sure there are other introverted writers it applies to. I’m so nervous if I’m going to a dinner party with people I don’t know that I’m almost physically ill. Yet I love public speaking. 400 people? No problem. Maybe it’s all about being in control…

    1. Mark, I’m the same! I used to be able to give speeches, presentations and stand in front of my classes without too much fuss. Put me in a smaller setting and I get nervous and worried about how I’m coming across.

      I think it’s because smaller groupings are more intimate and personal. You feel more exposed. Presenting it giving a speech, to me, feels more anonymous. I feel I’m being assessed more on the content than on me, unless I mess it up!

      You’re absolutely right about the writing/promotion ratio. It’s why I’ve been building my platforms prior to publishing. I’ve enjoyed it on the whole but once we get to the ‘in person’ part, that could change!

      Thanks for your insightful comment.

      1. I completely agree and am the same way!! Only I’m a true extrovert I need to say everything out loud and I need other people. Funny enough though I am quite shy and need to know where my exits are and social gatherings aren’t always my thing… I prefer my close few. Unfortunately for them they have to do a lot of listening …..

        1. Because humans are such varied creatures I guess we can never state we are 100% something. I have displayed extrovert behaviours in the past, usually at social gatherings, but I know I can only maintain that for a short time. I am also very chatty, like you, once I’m comfortable with my company. That’s not being an extrovert, it’s about being an introvert who has found their ‘people bliss’!

          Thanks so much for adding a balanced view with your comment.

  9. Hi Lisa,

    Cool post! Wifey is more of an introvert. Former introvert here. Give intro’s their space, their alone time and heck, even guys like me need recharge time. The key is to use the internet to your advantage; you can connect with folks without the energetic sap you may feel connecting with too many folks, quickly, offline. Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

    1. Thanks Ryan. I think there are definitely different levels of being an introvert, as there is with being an extrovert. Makes this world an interesting place!

      The internet can be energy-sapping also if we allow ourselves to get overloaded by it. The beauty of it is that we can sign off and walk away. Not so easy with real live people!

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  10. I struggle with the concept of being either or. Most people are introverted by nature but can find their extrovert when the situation or self-confidence allows, at least that is the way with me.

    When I recently joined my writer’s group and turned up for the first time I was asked if I wanted to read. Because I’d only joined a little over an hour before on a whim I had not prepared myself to do this and my brain screamed ‘No thank you, I’ll just listen’ but something inside said ‘Don’t be a wimp, what on earth do you write for if you don’t want people to read or hear it?’. So I read an excerpt I had on my smartphone from ‘The Single Bullet Theory’ and when I had finished, after only ten minutes, I actually got a round of applause (the only one of the entire evening by the way). And do you know what I felt great.

    So the next time I went the applause had fed my self-esteem and my extrovert came out and after it was over I didn’t slink off into the night like I had done after the first time, but stood around with the others and started to make friends.

    I’m going again tonight and I can’t wait.

    Peace, love and understanding, Ian

    1. You could well be an ambivert, Ian; best of both worlds! I don’t think most people are introvert by nature though. Not in my experience of the large amount of extroverts I know and encounter!

      Thanks for sharing such a lovely anecdote. It’s great to get such encouragement, particularly from other writers. I remember being really nervous the first time I went to Chantelle’s writing group but she and the others soon made me feel at ease.

      Hope you enjoy your group tonight and thanks for sharing!

  11. YES to all of these things! I am a major introvert who has desperately tried to “put on” extrovert qualities to survive in this world.

    1. I’m sure many introverts have tried faking it too, Becky. I know I have. Every day I’m learning that ‘introvert’ isn’t a dirty word.

      Thanks so much for your comment. You’re fab because you belong to a wonderful group of like-minded people!

  12. Yay a fellow introvert! You are speaking my language. I find my family struggles to fully understand my need for a few min space after a day at the office, although they do their best. I love the introvert bliss of writing

    1. Well hello there my fellow introvert friend! Thankfully my husband understands but growing up in a lively family of five children, I totally understand the struggle to express the need and to get some breathing space.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Keep on living in the introvert writing bliss bubble!

  13. Once again, your blog post resonates, Lisa! Even though I’m in my 40s, it was only a few years ago that I had the epiphanic realisation that I am indeed an introvert – and it was so liberating. In this world obsessed with ‘team work’ and ‘networking’, knowing that I was an introvert, and that it’s OK, was so powerful. I could probably do with a kick up the butt at times, to get out and interact more, but I agree with you that writing is very much the perfect occupation for introverts. I do have a caveat though – I LOVE talking about the weather 😛 (probably because I’m also a bit of a farmer).

    1. We are incredibly similar! It took me a long time to acknowledge and then to accept that I am an introvert and there’s nothing wrong with that. I loved academic study but often found I was surrounded by loud and opinionated extroverts in seminars and training, particularly when I was teacher training. Not that all extroverts are like this, I hasten to add! It made it difficult to be acknowledged but really helped when I started teaching and could see how the dynamics of mixed classes of extroverts and introverts affected teaching and learning.

      I am also one who needs a kick up the backside to get out and do social things. The Husband is far more social than I am. He never complains but I feel bad for him when I don’t want to do every social thing he does. We find our way though.

      You may talk about the weather in the farming type manner. I originally come from a rural area where the weather is the hottest topic so I’ve grown up with it. I’ll let you off just this once!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences with me.

      P.S. Whenever I heard the words ‘team building exercise’ in my previous jobs, you wouldn’t see me for dust!

  14. INFJ (the introvert type that really loves people) here. You nailed the life of an introvert writer! We want space, but we still like the people. We want to be acknowledged and admired like most other people, but sometimes that takes a lot out of us – even online. (So I will understand if you want to just skip replying to this comment. 😉 ) Great post!

    1. I always reply to comments, so no worry on that score Lauren! I like people (well,some of them) and I’m actually pretty much okay with engagement etc. What I love is that this way I can stop a conversation when it gets too much or I’ve been doing self-promo on social media for hours and have lost the will!

      I’m pleased that this post resonated with you. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  15. Great article Lisa. I’m an introvert as well. I’ve always worked in customer service and obviously hated it until I almost exploded. I recently started blogging and it’s so nice to have a space where I can write and have my voice heard. I had to suddenly get involved with social media otherwise my blog would have had a RIP sign on it by now. Lol. But it’s been all positive so far. 🙂

    1. Blogging is a great place of refuge and safety. I started off cautiously and wondered if anyone wanted to know what I had to say. Then I realised, as you state that it’s my space to be as open or private as I wish. You’re right though, social media is a necessity in order to keep a blog alive, unless you’re writing it just for yourself that is!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Lorenza.

  16. Great post, Lisa. I was nodding in agreement with every sentence I read. I find it so hard sometimes to vocalize what being an introvert means and how we’re not anti-social, but simply guard and value our own space. You’ve perfectly summed it up. 🙂

    1. Glad to have been of service, Jan! It is a common myth that we cannot socialise. We’re just selective in how and with whom we do it. Nothing wrong with that!

      Thanks so much for your appreciation and comment.

  17. I definitely felt the strain of having to go public on social media. I obsessed over it and was so, so scared. What I realized is basically in-tune with what you have here but I also discovered that it is important to have writing that is just my own, not for public consumption. It gives me space to be solitary, practice, and feel like I am “getting it all out”. If that makes sense?

    1. This makes perfect sense Kyla. I have some pieces I would never show anyone else such as short stories and journal entries. I absolutely agree that it’s an important practice for any writer, introvert or not.

      Thanks for your insight.

  18. I can totally relate to this post! I used to work in customer service convinced I liked people, haha. But hated my life. Then I was able to work from home in customer service, online, which was better but still not ideal. Now I write and love and need my alone time. It is necessary! 🙂

    1. I thought customer service, particularly retail, was my niche. Oh to be young and misguided!

      Just like you, I love the comfort of working from home in my writing introvert bliss, ready to face the world when I am ready to do so!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  19. Perfectly put–and your thoughts about introverted writers and social media/self-promotion are especially good to hear, and something that I haven’t seen addressed in other articles on introversion. Thanks!

  20. The last section is so me! I love when people comment, and I love responding. But what’s funny is that I only feel that way when it comes to my blog and others’ blogs. Comment on my personal Facebook and I have to think about my reply for a day and a half. Haha!

    1. I can relate Maggie! For a wordy woman, I can sometimes struggle for something meaningful when replying to comments. Let’s hope I didn’t do too badly this time!

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Good to meet another introvert!

  21. Lisa, I really enjoyed your article. One of my sons is an introvert, so I understand where you are coming from. Thankfully, he is starting to become more social. i like your husbands comment as well!

    1. Thanks Roy. I’m pleased you are encouraging your son. Nothing wrong with being an introvert, recognising and knowing what does and doesn’t work for you.

      The Husband can never resist making a cheeky comment!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  22. I love being an introvert and getting me some downtime to recharge! I definitely can relate to some of the points especially about social media! Great post.

  23. Love that you’re letting people know the truth about being an introvert. I am such an introvert and sometimes looked at as being snobby. In reality I’m just shy!

    1. I know what you mean as being seen as snobby or aloof. I’ve encountered that reaction many times myself. It’s tough when people think you’re cold because you don’t want to be a party animal.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  24. Great post! It’s hard to be an introvert and then be so transparent on my blog. It’s definitely stretched my comfort zone!

    1. It really does, but the beauty of it is that from a distance it is between you and your keyboard just how much you share. Introvert paradise!

      Thanks for your comment.

  25. Lots of truth here! People don’t realize how hard it is to explain to someone that I really, really do like them as a person, but I really, really don’t want to hang out. Especially when hanging out means immersing yourself in a crowd at a concert or at a party with a bunch of people I don’t know. No, thank you!

    I’ve actually found that self-promotion online has come a lot easier lately. Getting that down at live networking events is a different story! Just taking little steps to get there…

    1. I view self promotion as more of a chat when I do it on social media. I am, however, breaking out in a sweat considering how I may have to do actual events with real life people one day!

      Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    1. I think we can have elements of both personality types. Many people are ambiverts so perhaps that could be you too? Something to consider, Christina.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  26. Great article! I can definitely relate to this! I think I’ve been trying to convince myself for a long time that I’m and extrovert, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised I’m much more confident and happy pottering by myself!

    1. There’s nothing quite like getting older and more comfortable in your true skin. I can relate to this so much.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Betty.

  27. I never thought about it before, but reading this post made me realize that I’m most definitely an introvert. I love spending time by myself and I feel most at peace and more ‘me’ when I am alone. Most people find it weird, but Oh well! P.S all those introvert truths resonated with me! I can put on the ‘extrovert’ mask for a while, but definitely not for long periods of time.

    1. Glad to be of service Yandra! It’s a very powerful moment when you learn you’re an introvert and accept who you are. Read the previous comments and you will find there’s nothing weird about wanting some time on your own. You’re in good company!

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  28. Interesting. I am an extrovert – but I am not the loudest person in the room. People think I’m an introvert because I can be quiet but that’s a myth – I’m energised by other people, not by solo time. I do love spending time by myself and am perfectly capable of it but generally I find my energy when surrounded by others.

    1. As with introverts, I think there are varying levels of being an extrovert also. I think we tend to stereotype both personality types when it’s not just a ‘one size fits all’ thing.

      It’s great to hear from a confirmed extrovert in the comments at last! I was worried I’d alienated them. Some of the best people I know are extroverts. i just see them in short bursts, ha ha!

      Thanks so much for your comment.

  29. Hi Lisa,
    I really feel you hit the nail on the head with this one. I really do use my blog to escape from outside the study. Working full-time and juggling the blog can be chaos. Not sure if my partner is as accepting as your husband, but he does know what happens if I’m disturbed while on some kind of roll. If I could have it my way, I would be learning to write better, and more often, as it is a good platform for me to get things off my chest, and inspire others to get it off theirs.
    Great Read

    Phil 🙂

    1. I’m pleased you’ve enjoyed reading my post and can relate to it, Phil.

      I enjoy blogging and writing, just like the way you describe; I can put my writing, ideas, pain, rants (not too much though!) out there and engage with the world from my writing introvert bubble. I actually like getting comments and replying to them. I genuinely like conversing with people, but within my limitations. This is probably why I enjoy engaging on my Facebook page too.

      I’ve checked out posts on your blog a few times and I love what you’re doing in terms of writing, your aims and intent. Keep on keeping on!

      1. I do remember you commenting when I first started, you were one of my first WordPress followers.
        I do need to get re-engaged into this world. However I had to slow down over the last month and a half due to some huge changes happening.
        Now things are getting back into routine I going to try and nut out as much as possible.
        I do enjoy your posts and read them at any chance I can.
        Happy Blogging

  30. Hello!
    This is the first post I’ve seen of yours and it’s really got me.
    People ( like you said ) tend to think all introverts are shy sensitive little snowflakes that hide from the big bad world.
    All of your points are so true and very relatable!
    It’s nice to know we aren’t alone living in an extroverted world.
    I just started a blog of my own and I totally get what you said about it being a
    little slice of paradise!
    Looking forward to your new posts 🙂

    1. I’m pleased that you both enjoyed and related to this post. We aren’t all nervous wrecks hiding from the big, bad world. Although a cushion fort is a lovely option!

      I wish you well with your blog and hope you continue to enjoy it.

  31. Great post Lisa. I find that my introversion and extroversion is all about energy. When I force myself into people-related situations (and like many of you, I was in retail when I was younger) it takes so much energy out of me that I end up exhausted. But when I can really indulge myself as an introvert, I end up flying with the amount of energy it generates. I think it’s why I’ve only just moved into the blogging world, even though I’ve been writing for a while; just the thought of all that social media makes me feel the need for a nap to recover.

    1. I can relate Tania. Spending a long period of time socialising drains me and I need alone time to recover.

      Blogging and writing are perfect for introverts, if we learn to avoid having to be overtly social on social media. Everything in moderation.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  32. Interesting post, I got here to read another post but this posts got my attention,

    I enjoyed and will share in my g+ community.

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