1337 and 500 – More Introvert Victories!

1337 and 500Wowie, zowie!  I’m reached two more milestones in WordPress blogging land:  1337 Likes and 500 Followers.

I attribute the greater part of that to me discovering that I’m an INTROVERT and writing about it.  So many of you are finding yourself in my writing and joining me.  I am so incredibly stoked about it.

Isn’t it fabulous knowing that you aren’t alone, aren’t weird, and aren’t doomed to a life of exhaustion caused by avoiding small talk?

I know that some of you are secretly (ok, even openly) questioning whether or not I’m an introvert because I’m so vocal about it.  I’ve discovered that introverts might not like small talk, but you can’t shut them up when they start talking about their passions, and talking about introverts is becoming a passion of mine.  (Jump on over to the site of my blogging and life partner, Cee Neuner, to read about being in your introverted passion zone.)

Thanks again for tuning in.  There’s a lot more fun to come!

Chris also contributes to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

32 thoughts on “1337 and 500 – More Introvert Victories!

  1. Well done! Oh, and by the way, I might be an introvert but years ago when in business taught myself to small talk…. And can do it for England, now!

    • There are three ways to check your stats but I don’t know how to look up the likes. I just wait for WP to send me a notice through my reader that I’ve hit another milestone.

      Make sure you’re signed in to your own blog. At the top of the page, you’ll see what looks like a bar chart to the right of the reblog icon. Click on that and it will take you to your stats.

      Or you can click on the WordPress logo to the very top left of your blog page and you’ll see a menu open up and Stats will be an option.

      Or you can go into your dashboard and you’ll see Stats as an option there.

  2. I refuse to Like this. You’ve become as bad as the bloke with the cooking blog who features photos of the most yummy-looking meals; and when I can’t find the recipes, tells me he’ll post them next week!

  3. Like you I have been so intrigued by the response to your blogs about being an introvert. We introverts have a lot to say in our quiet way about our world as an introvert. Like you I remember discovering the key about where your energy comes from, for me some years ago now. It changed everything and I started to manage my day/ week/ life do I has enough quiet battery charging time . It’s made a massive difference. And explaining it to others has meant they see me less as a party proper when I just have to withdraw from events at a certain point, all energy expended.
    Think I’m going to write more about it too. Did do a blog you might be interested in: http://susipet.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/working-from-home/
    All about working at home v at office. Shirt and sweet but think there’s no doubt lots more to be said about introverts and home working v extra veers and those open plan offices!
    Anyway enjoying the musing on introversion

    • Susi, your blog was spot on. I normally work from home and cherish that. I can even spend my lunch hour taking a power nap if I so choose. I just spent two weeks training people who have come from India, sometimes by conference call, sometimes by going in to the office. I’ve had great fun but it is taking the stuffing out of me. One more week of that to go, so you know this weekend will be all about resting and recharging.

  4. P.S. Please blog more about introversion and give me a pingback so that we can all find you. I’m already following your blog, and I want to keep spreading the word about where to find other introverts.

  5. I believe you hit the nail on the head when you said something in a previous post (or maybe it was Cee) about the connection of bloggers and introvertedness (yes I made that word up – I think?).

  6. Hello Chris, **Congratulations!!!** Really happy for you!!

    I love your blogs tagline…. I feel like that too, just flip 38 round (my age) and you get my body’s real age, and it ain’t getting any better!!

    It’s odd with me because I’m kind of half introvert and half extrovert; I like chatting with and seeing people but I must have space and alone time. So I have no idea which one to primarily define myself as because of having traits of both. Maybe I’m an introverted extrovert – if such a thing exists? Who knows!

    Glad you’re doing well 🙂

    ~ Vicky

    • We’re all some kind of combination of the two. The key is in how you recharge your energy. If you have to have space and alone time, you’re an introvert. One of the myths of introverts that I’ll be blogging about is that we don’t like people. Not true! We like people, but need small, quiet meetings with people instead of noisy parties. You’ll see more about this.

      • Hmm, Yes, too much interaction for me gets on top of me and I so, so, need to have space. And happily content with my own company. I could learn a lot from you. Already getting that clarification , I’d like to know more. I’m all into exploring myself. So Thank You and for your reply!

  7. Congratulations. Yes, your words on introversion certainly resonate with others. I’m midway on the MBTI Introvert-Extravert scale. But, since pastors are put in a high-extravert-expectation role, I often find it quite exhausting.

  8. Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break.
    I enjoy the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing

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