Hey my loves!
Today I have something a little bit different for you, something more personal that I wanted to share with you all for a longer time now, but never really did it. I will talk about social awkwardness. So please, if you have any experience with being social awkward let’s talk about it and exchange experiences.
A socially awkward person is someone who either doesn’t know how to carry a conversation ahead or is too hesitant in initiating one. By the way, being socially awkward differs from person to person and in my case, I’m definitely not talking about social anxiety, which is much more serious.
Some people understand it but a lot of people just don’t or don’t care to understand (at least in my own personal experience). I’ve never really found my place anywhere from high school to even in online groups. I’ve always felt like I was just there and not important in any way. Of course, it got better in some points, when I got a little bit older, but in some not really. Sure, I had two or three good friends. But I only keep in contact sparsely with one since high school and those teen years that I wouldn’t necessarily want to experience again.
The Internet is a helpful tool for shy persons who wish to communicate more but find it difficult to do so in face-to-face situations. And blogging, I’m sure many of you will agree with me, is a wonderful means for us bloggers to express ourselves in a way in which we can’t always do in the offline world. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all our insecurities are wiped away as soon as we turn into our blogging persona.
I’m amazed at how many friendships other bloggers can maintain. It seems like they have the ability of making friends at the flip of a switch. I still feel awkward when I want to leave a comment on a blog, whether it’s one I read regularly or a new one I’ve stumbled upon. I wish I could easily write a nice, interesting comment that catches the blogger’s attention but the truth is that it takes some extra minutes of composing and checking before I hit ‘send’ and the final comment always sounds boring (and rambling) to me.
Despite my insecurities, I am overall happy with the blog I’m building and that will eventually make me more confident when interacting with others. Especially because you all support me so much! You can’t believe how amazing that feels. And after all, I am ready to embrace my blogger persona as much as my whole self, and why not, I want to embrace my awkwardness too because it’s part of who I am. And the main reason I wanted to share this is because I want you to know that you’re not alone.
That was it for today! I really hope you enjoy! Let me know in the comment if you have any questions or you want to share some experiences. I would love to read them! 🙂
Happy International Women’s Day!
Have a nice day
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