Epic Shyness

Written on July 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

It may surprise many of you (some of you?) but I’m actually fairly shy. I’m much better on one-on-one situations than large groups, which is why BlytheCon Portland was so overwhelming for me, and why I wasn’t able to actually be all chatty with a lot of people. Hopefully it is different this time around, because I will know more people this time around. Although, now that I think of it, last time I knew exactly zero people (well, I knew them online, but not in person). So… Things are different this time. Quite a bit different!

June 20th - BlytheCon!

I am so glad that we’ll have name tags, and I do hope it isn’t too awkward to try to crane my neck around to see names because I won’t already know everyone’s faces. I try, but honestly… there’s just so many people to know! I probably know dolls better than people’s faces (sad, but true!). I was quite overwhelmed last time – there were so many people! dolls! vendors! So many things to see, new dolls to experience. Now that I think of it, I didn’t even have my first Kenner back then! Things sure have changed since then, it’s rather mind-boggling, now that I’m thinking of it.

What will I be doing differently this time in Seattle? Hopefully I will…

  • Ask more questions when I’m at vendor tables! Last time I was so overwhelmed I barely spoke to the people running the stalls (so embarrassing…)
  • Say hello! I found out after the fact that there were people that I knew online that I hadn’t spoke to. Not this time (hopefully!).
  • Chat with new-to-me people. This may be the hardest part, because being shy doesn’t go well with attempting to be personable and and introducing myself to people. But I’m going to try.
  • Not be a socially awkward penguin. This may still happen. No promises.

And hopefully if you are attending, you will say hi to me if you see me?! Maybe…?

4 Responses to “Epic Shyness”

  1. K. AKA @MaidenCanada

    At bcon NYC I made little care packages to walk around and hand out. It helped a bit with nerves. Also luckily I got to meet and see a lot of people I know from online and Portland.

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom

      I’m going to have little things to giveaway in Seattle! I’ve been putting them together all week ~ So very excited to see you again!

  2. Heather AKA @claribari

    I will look for you! It’s funny to not recognize someone, but see their name, and go, “OHHHHH I Know you!” Usually it’s a visual recognition first! I’m outgoing, so I can hunt for you if I have to 🙂

  3. vlar says:

    I’m not a pro and beyond loving Blythe and all things Blythe, I have nothing to contribute but my enthusiasm. That said, I’ve met a few great folks on FB who admit to their shyness too. So far I haven’t even been able to get to a meet up! But I hope to attend – by hook or by crook – BCLA18 and meet some of those FB folks at long last!

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