As my life is changing with my new adventure, I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog and what I want to do with it. I started this blog just a little over 15 months ago. I’ve learned a lot about why and how I blog. And, honestly, I want to start doing it a little better. Time for a little spring cleaning!
New Name – I’m changing the name of the blog; I like The Confident Introvert, but it kind of implies there’s only one. The new name (which I’m keeping a secret for now!) will be much more inclusive and have a bit more sizzle.
I’ll be moving this entire blog to a new domain (most likely over this coming weekend). I’m pretty sure RSS feeds should be updated as well, so you shouldn’t have to do anything if that’s how you’re reading the blog. If you’re just going directly to this site to read updates, there will be a permanent redirect to the new domain.
New Look – I’m a sucker for a new WordPress theme. The new look is another great option from StudioPress. I like it because I think the look and feel of this new theme really matches the vibe of the blog itself.
New Focus (sort of) – I don’t think the content of posts will change all that much. I may spend a bit more time on two subjects that really fascinate me: (1) energy/productivity and (2) social media. And the plan is to blog more regularly!
One issue I’ve been struggling with is a bit of a disconnect between what I do (for a living) and this blog. My job is about helping others, mostly nonprofits, with their online presence and digital marketing. And I started thinking about the similarities between nonprofits and introverts: they are both more quiet than their counterparts (for profits and extroverts); they both get less attention; but they have the same needs to communicate themselves and their missions. Which leads me to …
New Service – I am going to start coaching individuals on their online presence. I’m thinking most of the people who take me up on my offer will be introverts, but I’m not prejudiced – I’ll take extroverts too! Whether you want to get better about promoting your self or your blog or your one-man business, I can help. (I’m hoping at some point I may even be able to combine this new site and my business site and just have one single presence online.)
New Product – I’m also taking a slight detour on my planned ebook on energy. I’m not giving up on it. But it’s turning into a bigger project that I originally anticipated. I’m thinking I might actually want to turn it into a real book, not just an ebook. Kind of pie in the sky, right now, but it’s good to have a stretch goal, right? In the meantime, I’ve already started an ebook about introverts and social media. It will cover common fears and best practices and will include tips for how to get started using social media or using it more effectively. With some hard work, I hope to have that done by the end of the month.
New Enewsletter – And because I think I’m finally ready, I’ll also be starting a weekly enewsletter. And it will have different content than what’s on the blog. I hope you’ll sign up when the new site goes live.
We’ve built a small but mighty community here, and I’d like to see it grow. Thanks to Susan Cain and her new book, the world is looking at introverts now. Let’s show them what we can do.
(Flickr photo from Artamir)