Earlier this week, I mentioned in the Introvert Retreat blog that all of the contributors, including myself, have been pretty quiet lately, and I wondered it was because we are introverts. In my quest for something to write about there, I came across Micah Sparacio’s A Guide For The Introverted Blogger where he stated that introverts are often sensitive to criticism, which may cause us to hold back from blogging and to avoid controversial subjects when we do blog. My sister, who is also an introvert and who is quite new to blogging, wrote "This blogging business still seems to me a bit like throwing your diary open on the sidewalk, where it might get read or it might just get kicked in a ditch," which seems to confirm this.
I don’t think that is what holds me back. Sometimes it’s a time issue, but more often, I just can’t think of anything to write that would be of interest to anyone other than myself. So I found it very interesting that while reading some of my other favourite blogs today, I discovered that Kathie Thomas recently posted an entry called Do You Have Trouble Blogging? and Cristina Favreau posted one called Suffering from Blogger’s Block? Obviously I am not alone in this! Between them I now have several resources for future ideas, and I’m looking forward to trying them out.