I will admit that I’m new to this whole self promotion thing. I resisted writing this blog, under the mistaken impression that I would be able to get one of those sweet publishing contracts that were all the rage back in the 1950’s. Those contracts, with provision for the publisher to actually promote your work, don’t exist for anyone but the biggest names (and even those are getting harder and harder to come by –
I want to warn you up front that this is not a post about answers. I don’t have that many. It is a post about the challenges of being an introvert in a freelancing world where you must self promote or languish in the shadows.
I am an introvert. By which I mean that I get my energy from being alone with my thoughts. An extrovert is someone who gets their energy from being around other people.