What People Are Saying

talkingI wanted to do a little bragging (something introverts are notoriously poor at doing) and pass on some of the comments people are making about this blog.  I think what comes through the strongest is that we all felt we were different, and alone in our difference.  We’re enjoying finding others who share our “funny little traits”.  We’re finding out they aren’t quirks of a singular personality, but a larger picture of how many of us are wired to respond to the world in a quiet, thoughtful way.  We’re finding answers through our shared knowledge, and I think that is wonderful, don’t you?

When I started this blog last October, I wasn’t sure of my subject.  I was just putting out things of interest to me.  In 2013 this blog had 1,432 hits.  Then I wrote about having an introvert day.  You liked it.  I found my voice.  So far this year, you’ve visited more than 19,000 times in fewer than three months.  That amazes me!screenshot_292

Where do all of you live?  All over the world.  The country flags vary a bit from day to day, but I tend to hear from people scattered across the globe.

So this posting is a shout out to all the folks who have found their way here.  Please reach out to other introverts and join their blogs, too.  Let’s build a community.

Please share your personal stories with others.  I’m going to create a page on this blog where you can leave a link to your blog any time you write about being an introvert so you can share your story with the entire community.  I’ll let you know when it is ready.  Once a week I’ll highlight all new links.

For now, here are some of your comments from the last few weeks.  Thank you for making my life so full and satisfied, knowing that I’ve served you in some way.

I thought the (fill in one of many, many blanks) was just me! — a comment I get often from most all of you.

I’m so glad I found your blog, Chris – very inspiring!  quietcalliope

Love your blog and insights! Renee

Learning to love your Blog!   vastlycurious.com

Chris – as usual, you are right on target.  Sammy D.

Chris I just wanted to say that you are writing some amazing stuff – your research, wisdom, and knowledge is delivered in such a relate-able and understanding manner. I look forward to reading more of this.  Y. Prior

I’m finding these posts so enjoyable and they’re really helping me understand me. I don’t like associating myself with a label but ‘introvert’ seems to explain all that I had thought was wrong with me. As a result of these posts I am embracing my introvert and really appreciating the peace that it brings. My favourite new past time is going to a coffee shop on my own, with a book and being part of the world without partaking in it. Going with a friend is just too much hard work trying to focus on their conversation with everything going on around me. Thank you for helping me enjoy my introvert rather than battling against it.    elliedodge

Wow Chris! did I need to read this “about you” page. I feel like I was reading something I would write myself…about myself. I am happy you are following my blog. I am following yours as well. I look forward to reading more. 🙂 Thank you!    dutcherdeb

I hate being invisible to my children! But to be honest your blog has helped me to understand better why this is the case – both of my children are strongly introverted, just like me!    aishasoasis

I love your blog, although in typical introvert fashion I haven’t commented before.  mccallumogilvy

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime.  Come and share with like-minded introverts.  I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

11 thoughts on “What People Are Saying

  1. I think you’ll find, too, that what you have had to say resonates with those who would not have regarded themselves as introverts, but have now solved some things that puzzled themselves about themselves by discovering that they have definite introvert characteristics, even if these only appear periodically..

  2. Hi Chris, congratulations on your success!! So great of you that you found your voice and can be there to build such an awesome community. I’m not really an introvert, I can go both ways, but live with some with those tendencies. It’s always great to know what they might be thinking so I can understand them better.

  3. I am so happy for your success on this blog! It is definitely a topic of interest to many people all over the world, as your stats prove. I can’t imagine getting 19,000 hits EVER on my blog lol I guess I’m still finding my voice in the blogosphere, so many wonderful blogs out there ya know. Anyway, congrats my friend!

  4. wow – well thanks for noting what I wrote – and I mean it! 🙂

    oh – and can you take out the “e” and spell “relatable” correct for me – I must have been speed typing that day – (and now where is the auto format when we need it!) lol ..
    have a great week Chris.

  5. 19,000 views ?!? That’s a lot of introversion seeking a lot of validation and company. I’m sure I speak for all when I say coming to your site is like entering a spa with “my peeps”. Thank you for offering such a safe and supportive haven (not to mention some creative and helpful information!)

  6. Reading the stories of other introverts is fascinating. I was an introvert with spasms of social exchange as an extrovert in small groups before lapsing back into my introvert mode for years. In my twenties, I became an ambivert, due to the demands of my profession, and have continued to this day in that category. Now, in my 80’s, without social obligations, I’m reversing gears, relaxing, and returning to my more introverted ways.

  7. Sorry, Chris, I unfollowed you by mistake by clicking the cross when I was tidying up the email preferences on my blog. Mortified but not yet mad! Wouldn’t miss being part of your introvert “club”. Back following you once more.

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