This introvert would like to hear from other introverts regarding your experiences with Facebook.
As a general rule, I’ve been avoiding using Facebook (apart from a fleeting interest as a software developer). I am an intensely private person, and since I have no interest in telling anyone about what I get up to on the weekend, I pretty much have nothing to write about. I also have no desire to build and show off a score of 20,000 friends. I’m quite happy and proud of being a loner, thank you very much.
But recently I’ve been thinking about getting on the Facebook bandwagon to support my Web-based business. Specifically, I’ve been interested in using it as an outlet for creative writing. If I wrote a purely fictional story, I believe I could maintain the writing output and at the same time build an ongoing audience that I can market my products directly to.
To get the ball rolling, I would have to start “friending” random people on Facebook. This is the part that, as an Introvert, seems rather counter intuitive to me. I know the Internet is a very different place to the real world, but I can’t help feeling that this is not unlike people randomly knocking on your door, or cold calling on the telephone.
That said, I know that this is the only way to build an audience of people that I have no contact with in
the real world.
I’m interested to hear about the experience of other introverts using Facebook for both business and actual
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