Introverts & Extroverts Survey & Post Series

Hello readers! Today I want to tell you about something I’m really excited about that’s coming up later this month.

I’m putting together a two-part blog post series in March about introverts and extroverts. On the internet, I see a lot of articles about introverts, everything from “What Introverts are REALLY Thinking!” to “Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Introvert in Your Life.” As Blimey Cow puts it in their video, “Extroverts Are People, Too,” there was a time in the world when being an introvert suddenly became “cool,” while being an extrovert made you the antagonist.

Let’s be real: both sides are misunderstood. As an introvert, there are a lot of things that I feel are misunderstood about me and my personality, but there are also a lot of things that I don’t understand about extroverts too. That’s why I want to put this together. I want to give introverts and extroverts a chance to explain themselves to the other side so that we can better understand each other and support each other.

But since I’m an introvert, it wouldn’t really be fair or right for just me to talk about this. Instead, I want to hear from you! I’ve created a survey using Google Forms in order to hear from introverts and extroverts alike. It’s split into two sections, one for introverts and one for extroverts. Each section has the same questions, just worded slightly differently to address each group (basically, I exchange “introvert” and “extrovert” where applicable).

I’ll be using your responses in my upcoming blog posts, and I’d love to have your thoughts and feedback! If you have a few moments today, you can fill out the survey using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/SSp2BKsmbnBfNdD93). You can also click the “read more” button below to view the survey right here on the blog!

If you have any questions about this survey, feel free to comment on this post. Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to help me out with this. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

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Monday Morning

Hi there, wonderful readers. I wasn’t really feeling up to blogging this weekend, so I don’t have anything ready for today. One of these days, I’ll write up a backup post for days like this, but today, I just wanted to say I won’t be having my regular Monday blog post.

I thought about cranking out something within the next few hours, but I have an essay to revise before a class tomorrow morning – It’s at 900 words, and the limit is 750 – and to be honest, I feel like I’m cheating myself and you out of a good blog post when I rush through them. Plus, I’m tired. Not like, gotta-take-a-nap tired (though that would be nice) but just feeling drained today.

Good news is, I’ve been working on my contribution for the Beautiful People linkup this month, and that’s set to go out on Wednesday (once I get this last question answered…) And of course, I’ll have my usual WIR post on Friday.

Thanks for sticking around as always! I hope you have an awesome week and enjoy your Valentine’s Day (regardless of whether you have a significant other – I wrote a post about this a year ago, if you’re interested).

Finally, I’ll leave you with this song. I told you I bought Matty Mullins’ solo album a few weeks ago, and this song has become a favorite of mine. The lyrics have been very uplifting lately.

1st Blogiversary Celebration!

With cupcakes! (Virtual cupcakes, that is).

A year ago today, I started up Maggie’s Musings as a place for me to write. I didn’t really have much of a plan in mind at the time, and to be honest, I still don’t. But over the past year, this blog has been a wonderful creative outlet for me, week in and week out.

I began this project mostly for myself, but since then, I’ve gained a sizeable following, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you for sticking around and keeping up with Maggie’s Musings! Whether you’ve been following for a few days or a few months, I’m glad you’re here.

Special shoutouts to my family for supporting me with every post (even when it was about totally random stuff, like bad book blurbs),  my friends (both “in real life” and on the internet) for their encouragement, and to my fellow bloggers for inspiring me (even if you didn’t realize it).

Now, on to the celebration!

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Housekeeping

Or is it Blogkeeping?

As I vaguely alluded to in last Friday’s blog post, there are some changes coming to Maggie’s Musings. Nothing huge, at least right now, but I’ve been wanting to try something new, so I’m going to test it out over the next few weeks and see how it works out.

My monthly “Best Of” posts are going on hiatus indefinitely. With so much going on, it’s been hard for me to keep track of what to talk about, and I haven’t been doing a great job of keeping up with things like music news or YouTube videos.

In their place, I’ve decided to do something called “Week in Review” on Fridays. They’ll be shorter posts on a weekly basis and more focused on what I’ve been up to personally. It could be school-related, TV shows I’m watching, music I’m listening to, things I did, cool stuff I found on the internet, and so on. I think it’ll be easier in the long run and feel more personal, so I’ll be starting those this coming Friday (11/4).

I’ll still be doing my regular blog posts on a weekly basis, but they’re going to be moved to Mondays. I do tend to plan them out ahead of time, but I think it’ll help to have the weekend in case I wait until the last minute. The posts themselves will be similar to what I’m doing now, just on a different day.

And finally, I’m reserving Wednesdays to participate in linkups like Beautiful People and Purposeful Pages and also do any tags or challenges, should I be tagged in any. I may reserve specific days for the linkups (e.g. the first Wednesday for BP), but for now, I’m leaving it open.

So to make a long story short, here’s what’s going on:

Monday: My regular blog posts. The stuff you’re used to.

Wednesday: Blog linkups and challenges, should I be tagged in any.

Friday: Week in Review posts, replacing the monthly Best Of posts.

As of right now, I’m not really sure how this will work out, but I’m really excited to give it a shot and see how it goes. I hope you’re excited about the changes too! Thanks for being patient with me and being such faithful readers of my blog.

See you on Friday!