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Do Not Let Your Shyness Prevent You From Blogging

Do Not Let Your Shyness Prevent You From Blogging

Blogging is for everyone (Including shy people).

Therefore, you should not allow your shyness to hold you back from blogging.

Even shy people deserve to have their voices heard.

Besides, since you went through all of the trouble to create a WordPress account, you might as well use it.

Do Not Worry If People Will Accept You Or Not

There are shy people who worry about what viewers may think about their blog posts.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that you really have little control over the way people will think about your blog posts; some people will:

  • Like what you publish on your blog.
  • Hate what you publish on your blog.
  • Be neutral toward what you publish on your blog.

If you worry about people’s reactions to your blog posts, you will end up posting nothing.

To put it simply, publish whatever it is that you want on your blog (After all, it is your blog and you have every right to do with it as you please).

You Have Nothing To Worry About

In all honesty, you will find yourself being the occasional target of trolls (But have no fear; my blog post, 5 Ways Bloggers Can Handle Trolls, will teach you what you need to do the day that they try to sour your mood).

On a positive note, the majority of the people who blog on WordPress are kind, loving and supportive people; they are the kind of people who will:

  • Encourage you to blog.
  • Interact with you.
  • Wish you your first happy blogging anniversary.

You can look at it as having your very own support group β€” a group of people comprised of your fellow WordPress bloggers.

There Is A Chance Of You Inspiring Others

Being shy is not an indicator of you being unable to inspire others. Dear friend, you can inspire others by sharing your God-given talent via your blog posts; for example:

  • If you are talented at photography, you can publish the beauty that you captured with your camera.
  • If you are talented at cooking, you can publish recipes.
  • If you are talented at poetry, you can publish poems.
  • If you are talented at technology, you can publish tutorials on how to install various kinds of operating systems on your computer.

As the old saying goes, “Let your light shine!”

Go Right Ahead And Interact With Your Fellow Bloggers

Interacting with your fellow bloggers will help you to overcome your shyness. The interaction can take the form of:

  • You visiting the blogs of your fellow bloggers.
  • You reading the blog posts of your fellow bloggers.
  • You pressing the Like button on the blogs of your fellow bloggers after you have read their blog posts.
  • You commenting in the comments sections of the blogs of your fellow bloggers.

Shy people may not go out of their way to interact with people much, but I can assure them that they would love those forms of interaction that I mentioned.

Final Thoughts

As you have just learned, shy people are capable of blogging as much as brave and outgoing people can; it can be achieved by shy people doing the following things:

  • Knowing that they really have no control over whether or not people will accept them or not.
  • Knowing that they have nothing to worry about.
  • Knowing that there is a chance of them inspiring others via their blog posts.
  • Going right ahead and interacting with their fellow bloggers.

So, shyness is no excuse for the failure to express themselves via their blog posts or the failure to interact with their fellow bloggers.

Thank you for reading!

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35 thoughts on “Do Not Let Your Shyness Prevent You From Blogging

  1. Incredible blog post Renard. Shy people are like Introverts and some of them have such a great talent that they can blog better than the Bloggers who have been here for years, they just need to come out of the dark and stop tap dancing by being brave as a lion and just write blog posts that they are passionate and knowledgeable above.

    Also, I love what you said about not worrying about whether people will accept them or not, they have no control over that, they just need to go for it and interact with other bloggers(most here on WordPress are very supportive and they appreciate when new Bloggers leave a comment) πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  2. Beautiful post Renard, I am incredibly shy and find expressing myself on my blog so therapeutic.

    Also, just to say, thank you for writing your blog posts, they are always so interesting and informative.

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  3. Excellent topic. Usually the first step(or hitting publish the first time) is always the hardest. But, as you hone your craft; post more; and interact with other bloggers – your confidence grows and your shyness starts to slip away, making hitting “publish”, all the more easier, each time out.

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  4. This is a great post, Renard! I started blogging in 2010 and, while painfully shy in real life, writing online gave me a voice and built confidence, which I then carried into other areas of life. Blogging is great for people who tend toward shyness!

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  5. When I first started blogging, I took several WordPress courses and joined the forums, as well. I remember a blogger telling me my blog had no purpose. I’m not a shy person but thought maybe I am not cut out for blogging. So, I thought of his comment as advice and a challenge instead of being hurtful. That took place in 2015 and I’m still here.

    Your post is encouraging and motivating, Renard, and gives us food for thought and good reasons to not back away from blogging. Sometimes blogging helps bring out those that are shy.

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