Don’t Quiet the Internet

On this day of the Internet blackout in protest of SOPA/PIPA, I considered not posting. I considered staying offline all day.

I considered staying quiet.

I am quiet by nature, a classic introvert. I’ve tried rallying against it, tried being an extrovert for others, but that’s not who I am.

I accept that I’m quiet – no, I embrace it! But everyone has a voice and this blog is mine. I do not want to silence it.

So, while I’m not participating in today’s blackout, I fully support it…

…in my own quiet way.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

This post was inspired by Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Amazon Affiliate link). In her book, author Susan Cain explores how introverts can be powerful in a world where being an extrovert is highly valued. Join From Left to Write as we discuss this book. We’ll also be chatting live with the author at 1PM Eastern on January 26. As a member of From Left to Write, I received a copy of the book for free. All opinions are my own. This post is not intended as a review.

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  1. Thank you for saying that.
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  2. Glad you linked up to the Blog Awesome Challenge this week! Now, we just need to get you blogging more! So well written!

    • Thanks! I won’t bore you with the reason(s) for not blogging. Instead, I’m just going to start blogging frequently. 🙂


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