The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
Of all the icebreakers I’ve ever imagined I’d want to use, blogging was never one of them.
Some icebreakers I wish I could use in social situations:
- Hey, I have the exact same shoes that you are wearing! The only thing is, my shoes are blue in colour, with a little pixie dust on them always, so I can fly away from conversations when I need to! *nervous grin*
- Hey, I like the way you’ve done your hair! I try to do it the same way sometimes, but my hair has a personality of its own. And who am I to pressurize someone to be something else? *he he he*
- Hey, I love your t-shirt! In fact, I have a similar one, but the wordings on my t-shirt read ‘Stay away from me!’ I SO wanted to wear that T-shirt today, thank goodness I didn’t! *claps hands with glee*
See? That’s why I am thankful I’m a blogger. I can at least talk about my blog if all these icebreakers fail!
One example of how I would inconspicuously tell a random stranger that I’m a blogger.
“Hey, yeah, do you write? Like, do you write and then PUBLISH it? No? Because I so DO it! And it’s so cool! To be a blogger! To have people follow every word I type, and wonder about every dramatic ending I have written! To tell people about each and every boring thing I do, including that one afternoon when I did nothing but scratch out my blackheads! I know right! Copy down my blog link, and visit it ASAP!”
Just kidding. I cannot talk like this. In fact, during a conversation, if I spot a segue for me to butt in and declare that I’m a blogger, I avoid it. And if someone else reads my thoughts and yet chooses to announce loudly, “Hey, Mithila writes too! She has her own blog and all! That’s so cool!”, I melt into the background, nervously nodding and wishing I didn’t exist. #IntrovertProblems
Here are three tips on how to use your blogger status as an icebreaker:
- If you’re looking for a job and are an introvert/extrovert, congratulations! Blogging has to be one of your topmost icebreaker topics, irrespective of whether you feel like it or not.
- If you’re not looking for a job and are an extrovert, you don’t need me to tell you that PEOPLE are the best people to tell about your new blog post. Seriously. I’m not even kidding.
- If you’re not looking for a job and are an introvert, join me at the corner of the room in which the party is taking place. And please, do me a favour and get an Iced Tea along.
Wassup, happy readers! This post is written for the #AtoZChallenge, and this is the third year I’m participating in this challenge. Do keep cheering me on all through this month, as I’m hell-bent on scoring a hat-trick in 2017, at the age of 18! My theme for this year is : The Encyclopedia of Blogging Memories, Feelings and Lessons.
Here’s a special question for you to answer today: Since I’m obviously so bad at using blogging as an icebreaker, share an incident when you used blogging as a way to connect with strangers. How did you feel?
Look at the irony: You’re using blogging as an ice-breaker to start a conversation on a blog itself!
(I swear, I didn’t write this post just to crack the above lame joke! 😛 )