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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Blogging Is the Social Media Platform for Introverts

    I want to start off by saying that I’m currently not on any social media platforms―not Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, nor Instagram―I’ve tried them all, but I wasn’t successful. I tip my hat to the YouTubers who create content daily and captivate their audience because I realized early on that talking in front of a camera wasn’t my strong suit. I’m not popular enough to have a following on Facebook that would yield me any substantial book sales, and I’m not talkative enough to create a video per day in order to keep viewers interested in what I have to say. I did have a decent following on Twitter and was part of their writing community, and I even made a couple of genuine connections. However, I didn’t feel that the time I spent on Twitter versus writing stories was worth it, so I quit.

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    Blogging has provided me with an avenue to share my fifteen years of knowledge on writing and self-publishing with authors who are starting their writing careers. It also has given me a vehicle to showcase my novels and short stories to the reading public. I created my blog seven months ago, and it’s now beginning to gain traction through search engines like Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. An introvert like me can then interact with my readers via informative and meaningful posts weekly that shed light on some of the pitfalls I’ve encountered over the years as well as entertain them with articles and short stories.

    In summary, authors who don’t feel comfortable on social media or awkward in front of a camera can use blogging as a tool to sell books and gain readership without any direct contact. Authors also can be unconventional but still effective in achieving their goals despite being introverted, and I’m living proof of that fact.

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