In episode 18 I got to talk with Darren Rowse of Problogger and this week I’m talking with Demain Farnworth of Copyblogger. I loved this conversation where we talk about being introverts, what unique things we can bring to the table when there ISN’T anything really new, and what drives us crazy about the world we’re in right now. You can find Demian at the Rough Draft podcast, The Lede podcast, writing on Copyblogger, writing on his blog The Copybot, and on Twitter.
Here are some of my favorite posts/episodes from Demian:
Listen to Create If Writing – Episode 019
“I think the internet is particularly built for introverts.” <- AGREE!!
- The internet is particularly built for introverts because it requires less of the draining in-person connection and it also easier to send an email and face that possible rejection than an in-person one.
- The hedgehog idea is what is your passion, what is economically viable, and can you get better at doing that passion. You want to find something you love to do and can improve.
- Damian does a lot of experimenting, asking “I wonder if?” about his content. He tries things to see what traction he can get.
- You have to adapt and see what works and where you go organically and find what works for YOUR audience. No two audiences are the same.
- My goal is to find and deepen the relationship with people who want to follow me and go all the places I go.
- You probably aren’t going to bring anything new to the table except for YOU and your voice.
- The only thing that really changes over time is the filter: we take information and themes and express them through our voice and our perspective.
- It’s getting easier and easier to be publishers of content, which is an exciting thing. It’s easier to create and to consume content. There are so many tools for us to do that in unique ways.
- Trying some of the new formats like Periscope or Blab or podcasting is all about finding a new audience and connecting in a new way.
- The downside internet can really bring out the worst in people. People read 1/10th of something and respond as though they know.
Quiet by Susan Cain
How to Move Your Audience from Infatuation to Love – The Lede Podcast
Why Introverts Make Good Writers
What I Want to Know from YOU:
Are you an introvert or extrovert? How does that impact (or does it?) your creativity and your work?
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