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Do you often find yourself intensely focused on the things that interest you? Do you enjoy solitude and quiet? Do you prefer deep conversations over loud parties? Do crowds drain you? Does alone time energize you? If so, chances are you’re an introvert. Either you’re giving a knowing nod or you’re confused because you thought introversion meant you were merely shy. And maybe you’ve despaired that that introversion and
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“shyness” have held you back from achieving your business goals online? Introverts can be shy … but so can extroverts.   Likewise, introverts can also be confident, social, and inspirational in their own right. Take self-described introverted bloggers like Brian Clark, Chris Garrett, Chris Guillebeau, Guy Kawasaki, and Sonia Simone. Or to take things to a higher level, revolutionary thinkers like Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and Rosa Parks. Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, clarifies that introversion is different from shyness, which is a fear of social judgment. 

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copyblogger. So. how can you — the introvert — capture the hearts. This would be considered problematic in our extrovertfavoring American culture.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 4 of 61 Introversion simply means you are more energized and at your best in less stimulating and quieter environments. minds. Your cautiousness gets criticized as being not bold or assertive enough to 13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising How to Write Interesting Content for a “Boring” Topic 7 ScientificallyBacked Copywriting Tips Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority http://www. and trust of an audience? ne t M ar ke tin g POPULAR ARTICLES The myth of the unprofitable introvert The advice usually revolves around you “putting yourself out there” in some way. you might be a little wary about how much you expose yourself. But as an introvert. how can introversion help you achieve world domination.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .

 What’s important is knowing what works best for you.copyblogger. Let’s look at five of them … with Google+ How Google’s PageRank Algorithm Screwed the Online Writer (and What They Did to Fix It) 64 Google+ Content Strategies [Infographic] 10 Ways to Write Damn Good Copy 1. But it’s not true. you could easily spend hours reading more about it. Like.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 5 of 61 stand out and command the confidence of an audience. In fact. Be bookish Sometimes you find spending a night with a good book more exciting than a night out.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . 30 Ways to Build the “Know. qualities of your quieter nature give you an advantage in building your trustworthiness and credibility. And when it comes to a topic that interests you. and Trust” Factor that Grows an Audience 10 Ways to Build Authority as an Online Writer 9 Persuasion Lessons http://www. We often forget that there is always more than one way to accomplish something.

” Yes. But it would be silly not to take advantage of books since one of their greatest purposes is to educate. researching. we do learn a lot by doing. and obsessing from a 4-Year-Old 2013: The Year of the Online Writer The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language Is it Time for Content Marketers to Abandon Facebook? The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Online Marketing Efforts 15 WordPress User Errors That Make You Look Silly [Infographic] 8 Strange Rituals of Productive Writers http://www.copyblogger.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 6 of 61 But you know what the critics say: “You learn by doing. not by sticking your nose in a book.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Ask any popular content publisher how to become a trusted authority in a niche and they’ll tell you this simple reality: You need to build expertise. This means reading. And that usually involves reading … a lot. The funny thing I notice is that these critics are usually the ones who have no patience for reading in the first place.

com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 7 of 61 over everything in your niche. it’s only when we think we have something useful to say. The more you know. read on. But when we do speak. Be quiet (and listen) We introverts prefer to listen more than talk. And in today’s noisy world of increasingly short attention spans. we need more good listeners. the more you can blog with authority and credibility. Why Content Marketing is the New Branding 10 Steps to a Secure WordPress Website A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week 2. So. The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People 22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue [Infographic] 56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest http://www. Trust grows when you support your writing with knowledge and understanding of your audience’s needs.copyblogger. It also helps to diversify your reading to improve your general knowledge and spark new connections.

And when you know what’s on their minds. you understand the minds and needs of your readers. We can’t trust a self-centered writer. Same thing online. You observe where the conversations on your topic are happening. Instead. This can be in Why Google+ is an Inevitable Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy Are Social Media “Experts” Worthless? The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Marketing The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Marketing The 4 Words That Will Get Your Email Opened 109 Ways to Make Your Business Irresistible to the Media http://www. Many writers online mistakenly focus on themselves instead of on their reader’s needs. By listening. you can craft more focused content to solve their problems.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 8 of 61 The problem is that most people never truly listen anymore. people just wait to talk about themselves.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . “Listening” online is just like what you’d do in reality. But we can trust a writer who listens first and offers solutions later.copyblogger.

http://www. Be serious When we’re focused on something we care about. The Internet is cluttered enough as it is. or (if you’re starting out) your favorite site’s comments. Do it well and your readers will be sure to lend you their ears (and eyes). your site comments. 5 Landing Page Mistakes that Crush Conversion Rates 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content DID YOU NOTICE HOW FAST THIS SITE IS? 3.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 9 of 61 your favorite social media hangout (like Twitter or Google+).  Your thrill-seeking friends might even say you’re “too serious.” That you need to Copyblogger is accelerated by Synthesis WordPress Hosting. Listening deeply takes patience and understanding. don’t say anything at all. forums. we introverts can pour some serious time into it. But if you don’t have anything useful to say.copyblogger.

being called “too serious” is like being called a killjoy. if you want to win the hearts and trust of readers. and getting back up from every fall. to be serious means to be earnest.copyblogger.” Today. you need to be damn serious. being consistent. Being serious means having a sincere interest in improving the lives of your readers. sincere. And in the case of the content you’re creating. By definition.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . But we dumb down the act of being serious when we substitute its meaning with an inability to have fun. and characterized by deep thought.  Being serious sometimes means skipping “fun time” in http://www.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 10 of 61 have some “real fun” and “go crazy.

and experiences. feelings.copyblogger.  Being serious means really committing to your readers and the life of your ideas. If you get started on a topic you’re passionate about. you may occasionally surprise yourself and others with your http://www. And if you want to gain and keep that trust. you need to be someone they can rely on.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 11 of 61 order to finish your product and deliver on your promises.  They’re counting on you to be serious. Be sensitive You’re usually considered a sensitive soul if you frequently reflect on your thoughts. You need to work hard to earn it. 4. Trust is a precious thing that isn’t given away freely.

Someone who “gets” them. Someone who can feel as vulnerable as they probably do.” Clearly not the strong figure readers need.copyblogger. Or maybe you’re easily moved by sad movies. That’s just unrealistic and uninspiring. Of course. the know-it-alls will say that being emotional makes you too “delicate. But you know what? Readers don’t trust know-it-all towers of strength.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 12 of 61 emotional firepower.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .  They want someone sensitive and empathetic. Readers want someone who can inspire them with so much passion that they’re brought to http://www. Readers trust human beings with heart and emotion.

Be alone “ The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching. but http://www. To share great passion. Readers love an open heart. ~ John Wooden For you. you need to feel great passion. And having strong feelings about something is better than not feeling enough of anything at all.copyblogger.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 13 of 61 tears and motivated to get off their asses. And great passion thrives on intense emotion. not a hidden one. 5. solitude is a vital source of not only energy.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 14 of 61 also the very quality of your work.  It’s a nice break from the noisy world when you can think clearly. And becoming a trustworthy and memorable writer depends on your ability to be authentic to yourself and your audience. Yes. Free from the influence and pressure of your peers. When you are alone. But when you finally sit http://www.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . you are your true self. In solitude. and deeply. it’s important to listen to what your readers need (refer to #2). creatively. But solitude offers you much more than that. your thoughts and opinions are at their most authentic. you don’t have to perform for anyone.copyblogger.

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 15 of 61 down to write. you need to first know and trust yourself. And that means knowing yourself well enough to know what you believe in. you must take a position.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .copyblogger. Your solitude is key to accessing yourself. to know what you stand for. In the end. ~ Mahatma Gandhi http://www. The world needs quiet “ In a gentle way. if you ever want to have a trusting relationship with your audience. you can shake the world. Don’t let anybody ever take it away from you.

copyblogger.  Starting out. It’s a useful reminder that there is no single set of standards on what makes a respectable and trustworthy figure. Because if we were all the same. http://www.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 16 of 61 One of my favorite points on Susan Cain’s Introvert Manifesto is ‘Quiet leadership’ is not an oxymoron. then we would have no need for each other. the thinkers and dreamers. maybe only a handful of people will appreciate what you have to offer.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . the soft-spoken and gentle. Fitting in with the status quo to fulfill someone else’s ideal is an injustice to yourself. But continue to build your trustworthiness in the quiet ways that suit you and your followers will grow. The world needs the quiet and contemplative.

Download her free Introvert's Care Package.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 17 of 61 Now. She doodle-blogs about entrepreneurship. and love piano and voice in New York. go forth and gently conquer. learn.copyblogger. entrepreneur. About the Author: Melissa Ng [Eng] is a doodler.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . She is also co-founder of PianoVerse. Tweet 164 1. and inspirationseeker.701 Like Share Share 476 152 170 http://www. and self-awareness at lumecluster. a place to play.com. passion.

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and how it all fits together. Free Registration Comments ALI ZIA November 27.copyblogger. and more. I liked the quality number http://www. An organized reference guide to the “best of the best” that’s appeared on Copyblogger over the years.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 19 of 61 research.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . 2012 at 7:53 am Hi Mellisa.

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 20 of 61 one. 2012 at 2:03 pm Hi Ali. I think if we change quality number 5 in ourself and instead of being alone. we can built more thriving audience online. discuss what we read with like minded friends. Thanks for the great article… Reply MELISSA NG November 27.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . be bookish (Maybe because I am of that nature). You said right. a good book is better than a night out but just reading is not enough.copyblogger. My points are really aimed at highlighting the common misunderstandings of popularly underappreciated http://www.

It’s true that there are benefits to discussing our ideas with others. 2012 at 6:35 pm I absolutely agree with this as an experienced introvert http://www.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 21 of 61 qualities. HAMMOND December 1. understanding.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . However. solitude is equally important as socializing and is just as vital to growth. and the creative process. Thanks for your thoughts Reply DARIN L.copyblogger.

http://www. feel comfortable in front of people. However.copyblogger.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 22 of 61 and one who has studied how to overcome this “deficiency” in my social self. manage other people. you do well in pointing to the strengths of introverts. For so many years I tried to be social. work together.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . etc.

copyblogger. Warren http://www. Al Gore. but for many people they are the right environment most of the time.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Bill Gates.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 23 of 61 and there is plenty of research out there now that values the shy and independent. I read an article recently that pointed to Gandhi. Quiet and solitude are helpful to all in some situations.

or even worse. A great myth of our time is that everyone must be equally social.copyblogger.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . that the highest person within an organization must be http://www. Albert Einstein and many other geniuses who needed solitude and quiet in order to be most productive and creative.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 24 of 61 Buffett.

Few things are more painful than a person who feels comfortable working independently but is forced into social environments where she cannot give her http://www. We are wise to remember that people are unique and work optimally in different environments.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . social.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 25 of 61 the most outgoing. and collaborative.copyblogger.

copyblogger.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 26 of 61 best effort. Skillful managers and leaders recognize the qualities of each individual and tries to help them do their best. In blogging. Feelings of guilt and shame combined with anxiety are the result. and this is a recipe for eliciting the worst performance possible. http://www.

Thank you for the insightful post.copyblogger. Reply MELISSA NG http://www. but your tips help point us in the right direction.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 27 of 61 most experience more freedom which is why I feel so comfortable with it. Unfortunately it’s not always profitable.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . I needed it.

copyblogger.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 28 of 61 December 3.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Thanks for the thoughtful http://www. 2012 at 10:04 pm It can be difficult to resist the social pressures to conform but all we can do is keep tryin to understand and stay true to ourselves.

Everyone can shine under the right circustances. My favorite from her Introvert Manifesto is: “Everyone shines. For some. given the right lighting.copyblogger. 2012 at 11:31 am Sonia.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . for others.” Reply JAC November 27. a lamplit desk. Reply SONIA SIMONE November 27. 2012 at 9:53 am I really enjoyed Susan Cain’s book. Thanks for bringing out this quote from Susan Cain’s book. it’s a Broadway spotlight. http://www. This is SO true.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 29 of 61 comment.

2012 at 1:25 pm Cheers to that Reply BRENDA GOLBUS November 29.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . 2012 at 11:03 am I love this quote but I have to add that even as a consummate introvert I occasionally like the limelight. I shine on the right stages but then crave the solitude of a lamplit desk. http://www.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 30 of 61 A great introvert… ) Reply MELISSA NG November 27.copyblogger.

And a successful introvert learns how to scale that wall and get in front of people. and they need us. They are Plato’s Philosopher King. Like 2% of the time. The other 98% devoted to solitude. http://www. But on my own time. We need people. Hanging out with them. Build relationships (which are often small in number but insanely deep). And in a very limited amount of time. I like talking to them. Invtroverts can make some of the greatest leaders because they do listen. however.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .copyblogger. 2012 at 10:11 am Here’s the thing: I enjoy people.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 31 of 61 Reply DEMIAN FARNWORTH November 27. But because he cares about other people. reflect and research. Not for himself.

Reply SHERICE JACOB November 27. 2012 at 11:10 am I found myself nodding and smiling throughout this whole article. Great article.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . They absolutely lost it. 2012 at 2:40 pm http://www.copyblogger. It just takes me a while to warm up to strangers. Thanks for giving us introverts the chance to shine (quietly and brightly!) Reply MELISSA NG November 27.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 32 of 61 True story: the first time my wife met my mom’s side of the family (a very large and loud family) she casually mentioned that I was shy.

Whatever we are (introvert.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 33 of 61 I’m glad it made you smile. etc. extrovert. we must remember to give ourselves the chance to try (and keep trying) and not let our peers define who we are. Shine on Reply MARCY November 27. but I know the truth of this article speaks to both. Listening.). I really have no idea if I’m and introvert or extrovert.copyblogger. and truly caring are necessary to connect with your audience. being authentic. 2012 at 12:05 pm Wonderful and inspiring article as usual.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Thanks for the encouragement! http://www.

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 34 of 61 Reply JOANNA PENN November 27. 2012 at 12:28 pm Thanks for posting this – I loved Susan Cain’s book and recommend it a lot.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . And I can’t do 3-4 day conferences fulltime or I die from overstimulation. rather than chastise myself about! It’s also important to remember that introvert doesn’t mean shy – that introverts can be social and be international speakers and network etc. I need to schedule time either side to store energy and then replenish it.copyblogger. but we need to manage our energy in a way that allows us to do that. http://www. I have now learned from experience that to speak for one day. It helped me recognize aspects of myself that I can now accept and celebrate.

copyblogger.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Reply MELISSA NG November 27. Well.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 35 of 61 Energy management is therefore the most critical thing! For those who might not know what they are – try the Myers Briggs test helps to understand where you are on the spectrum. 2012 at 1:07 pm People always wonder why after I speak at a conference. Reply It BRIAN CLARK November 27. 2012 at 2:20 pm http://www. now you know. I tend to disappear in my room.

copyblogger. 2012 at 12:45 pm http://www. Every now and then I like to hide in the storage room to re-energize Reply MALINDA JOHNSON November 27.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 36 of 61 Yes. I spend a lot of time speaking to teachers and students at my company. BAFFINPADDLER November 27.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . knowing you need that time to yourself is crucial. Everyday. I couldn’t agree with you more! Reply PEGGY VARNER. 2012 at 12:36 pm As a successful introvert.

thanks for explaining what the word introvert might actually mean. and then take the time to thank the writer and the publisher. Also. I’ll bet a lot of writers and bloggers are introverts.copyblogger. Thanks and cheers from Canada. Reply MELISSA NG November 27.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 37 of 61 The sign of an excellent article is that you read every word. I enjoy following Copyblogger. And that’s certainly not a bad thing. Thanks for this great article and opportunity to find a good book. 2012 at 2:22 pm Thank you for your warm http://www. and go back and reread some of it.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Most think it’s a word for a bad thing.

2012 at 1:37 pm In the grocery store I may have a 10 minute chat with someone about salad but most often only say things like “Yes”.copyblogger. Introvert or extrovert? After reading this post I feel better answering http://www. or “Thank you”. Being an introvert is certainly not a bad thing at all Reply LINDA MURRAY November 27. In a tennis match I plot with my partner and play to win then chat up our opponents with a smile afterwards.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . I return home to peace and quiet before my noisy kids are out of school.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 38 of 61 comment. “No”. Peggy. I love the solitude of fly fishing and having a beer in a pub with happy cheering about football.

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introvert. I guess its like trying to divide the population into 12 personality profiles based on the month you were born in. Humans are too diverse to categorize in a small number of categories. Yet there are many truths to be found and better understand ourselves by acknowledging our commonalities. Thank you for the great post.
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Melissa, This is an article I find very helpful! I consider myself an introvert and, having just recently started my own blog (www.startsmallmarketing.com),

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it’s important to follow the 5 points you discussed. In fact, every post I sit down to write, I try to think about the topic, the side I am on, and how to explain it all. I find being an introvert is great for productivity as I am very efficient during my alone time!
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November 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I have been an introvert forever. Introverts, while not necessarily shy, certainly need different platforms to thrive. Thanks for writing this, I know that the internet is 100% the reason I am where I am today.
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November 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Glad it was helpful. Oh, how I <3 the Internet.
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Melissa, thank you for this very timely reminder! In this day and age of attention always being given to the loudest voice, it is so easy to forget that it is not always necessary to join the fray. Although I am a social person and enjoy communicating with others, I am not by nature an extrovert and find it hard to ‘blow my own trumpet’, thank you for reminding me that there are other, sometimes better ways to make a difference.

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com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . I really enjoyed Susan Cain’s book as well.copyblogger. fluid doodles. 2012 at 4:47 pm I wanted to mention the the beautiful. I was very excited to read this. the quiet motion of the introvert. 2012 at 3:20 pm As an introvert myself. thank you http://www.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 42 of 61 Reply ERIC GALE November 27. I strongly agree enough with “Quiet leadership’ is not an oxymoron.” Thank you again for letting the world know that being an introvert is not the same as being shy and that we have value to contribute. Reply DEBORAH GABRIEL November 27. Thank you for sharing such powerful insights.

dg Reply MELISSA NG November 27. http://www. There are bloggers who do terrific work as long as they can blog without be seen.copyblogger.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 43 of 61 for sharing those. I’m so happy you enjoy them! Reply LINDA MOSES November 27.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . and those who do not want to be seen will have to make sure their content is bigger than life. 2012 at 5:37 pm Interesting article. 2012 at 5:39 pm Thank you. Deborah. So many now are calling for transparency.

2012 at 6:09 pm Hi. Two slightly different http://www.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 44 of 61 Reply SALLY MAYOR November 27. 2012 at 8:55 pm Depends on what you see “Online” as modifying. but if it was “Audience online” it would modify audience.copyblogger. As it is now. Forgive me for being a pedant but shouldn’t it be ‘online audience’ rather than ‘audience online’? Sally (a bookish introvert). Thanks for an excellent article. Reply SONIA SIMONE November 27.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . it modifies build.

com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . I particullary like this line – “Introversion simply means you are more energized and at your best in less stimulating and quieter environments. either works.copyblogger.” Thanks for a really good post. 2012 at 7:38 pm Melissa – you naile dit! I can relate to all of those traits and so often feel that I’m not the “type” to make significant progress bu then “still waters run deep. Reply ANDREW November 27.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 45 of 61 meanings. Reply http://www.”.

Never really tried to understand the definition of it of course.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . 2012 at 12:24 pm We’re all learning things everyday. It’s a great place to start Reply http://www. I highly recommend Susan Cain’s book if you want to find out more about introversion. Never knew that.copyblogger. Thanks! Reply MELISSA NG November 28. 2012 at 9:34 pm Very insightful post! I learned that I’m an introvert.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 46 of 61 JARED LATIGO November 27. but still.

2012 at 9:38 pm Thanks for this. Melissa. It’s good for me to be reminded of these things regularly. I love that I’m able to see growth in confidence in who I am over the last several years.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 47 of 61 GABE November 27. not the way I think everyone wants me to be. At least know that you’re http://www.copyblogger. The path for self improvement is tough and never ending. 2012 at 12:42 pm I’m so glad this could help. A great goal in life is to “be the best me I can be” – the way I was made. Working online is a great place for an introvert to shine! Reply MELISSA NG November 28.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .

Reply TOM KING November 28. 2012 at 3:31 am http://www. 2012 at 12:19 am I feel as if this post is written for me only. 2012 at 12:50 am I really liked this article as it hit very close to home.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Being an introvert.copyblogger. I know personally I can not work well unless I am alone! Reply PAWEL PIEJKO November 28.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 48 of 61 not alone on that journey Reply RICHARD November 28. I do agree with most of the points.

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 49 of 61 Well.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .copyblogger. But there are some writers who enjoy doing work in busy cafes. But most of copyblogger readers are writers AND introverts. so nicely done Melisa. 2012 at 1:04 pm Perhaps. don’t like reading and listening… do not exist. at least at the know-andsatisfy-your audience part Reply MELISSA NG November 28. I personally enjoy writing with a single track on repeat We http://www. I think writers who don’t like being alone and quiet. I even have a friend who can only write with music or TV running in the background.

I oftentimes find myself among people who take my introvertedness for inability.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 50 of 61 humans are a diverse bunch with diverse needs. bookish. which I find thoroughly irritating! Yes. Reply JENNIFER November 28. 2012 at 6:45 am Thank you for highlighting the positive side of being bookish.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . I am a quite leader.copyblogger. serious and passionate (especially http://www. 2012 at 10:20 am Thank you for lightening my load. serious and sensitive! Reply ANGIE November 28.

) This article was refreshing and encouraging! Reply MELISSA NG November 28.copyblogger. i am really enjoying the views and thoughts and comments. my daughter http://www. 2012 at 12:38 pm I’m so happy it helped. My daughetr.Like most new students..com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . 2012 at 1:33 pm Thanks for publishing this blog. who has recently started university introduced ME to Susan Cains work. Keep doing what you have to do Reply NTATHU ALLEN November 28.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 51 of 61 when I am absolutely certain of my convictions.

Reply MELISSA NG November 28.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .copyblogger. 2012 at 6:43 pm It’s wonderful to know your daughter is able to find herself in the midst of the pressures of university life. today I read this post! Thank you. keep spreading the word. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 52 of 61 was feeling swamped and overwhelmed by the whole process of “typical student life” so it was a god send to her to come across Susan’s work and regain her confidence nad self belief that “quiet and being myself is great!” and as chance would have it. http://www.

2012 at 2:53 pm This is the 2nd post I’ve seen today referencing Susan Cain’s Quiet. I love solitude and find the hours whisk away far more quickly than I’d like when I permit myself to dive deeply into whatever I am reading or writing. I’d heard it mentioned on NPR. You’ve described me to a “T” and inspired me to purchase Susan Cain’s book.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . I http://www.copyblogger. Looks like I have more fuel for your #1 tip.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 53 of 61 Reply HELLOPRESTO November 28. Reply LISA WEIKEL November 28. 2012 at 4:28 pm Melissa. Thanks so much for this great post.

2012 at 12:20 pm Would love to hear your thoughts on the book. and only heard the last bits.copyblogger. I’m thinking. Reply MELISSA NG November 29.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 54 of 61 believe.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . An as introvert myself. I know I thoroughly enjoyed it Reply TINA November 29. 2012 at 12:46 am Wonderful post Melissa. I’ve often wondered about how being an extrovert or an introvert impacts on building a successful http://www. now. that I should follow up on it.

copyblogger. Reply BRIGITTE VAN TUIJL November 30. and it has taken me quite a while to totally accept and embrace it. Great post.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 55 of 61 business. I found myself agreeing with all of it. as well as everyone’s comments. thanks for sharing! I am an extreme introvert myself. Thanks! Reply ANN November 29.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . 2012 at 11:18 am Hi Melissa. and see it as a http://www. 2012 at 11:03 am Wonderful article! As an introvert. Always be true to who you are. Thanks for all the great insights. Very insightful post.

And finding a way to successfully build my business and fulfilling my mission while being a hermit has presented me with an interesting challenge over the past couple of years (to put it mildly Your post shows that.copyblogger. all of us CAN thrive in our own unique way.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 .brigittevantuijl. you can read it here if you’re interested: http://www. Thanks Melissa! (P.S. yes.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 56 of 61 quality and a gift instead of a burden I had to learn to live with.com/breakthrough/messagefrom-the-cave/ ) http://www. whether we’re introverts or not.: I recently wrote an article about my own journey and challenge. Everyone has unique qualities and gifts to share.

2012 at 10:47 pm http://www. 2012 at 12:10 pm Thanks you so much for writing this article. Thanks.copyblogger.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 57 of 61 Reply MELISSA NG December 3. 2012 at 9:54 pm I’m so happy for you. again. I can’t wait to look up some of the books you mentioned. It’s taken me years to realize I’m an introvert and what that means.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . Let’s keep up the good fight! Reply PHYLLIS EDSON November 30. Reply ARI HERZOG December 1.

Felt as if you are talking directly to me and about me.copyblogger. Reply ROSHINI January 25.com/introvert-content-marketing/ 30-May-13 . not necessarily money from it) are introverts. Thanks for sharing Reply Sites That Link to this Post WHAT MAKES US TICK? « RONIN'S JOURNEY | November 27. 2013 at 8:46 pm Beautiful post.5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience | Copyblogger Page 58 of 61 I find most successful bloggers (who have community. Enables them to say what they want. 2012 http://www.

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