I'm not shy. But I do dislike self-promotion. It seems boastful and that seems wrong.
But, if I want people to read my stories (or my blog), I need to let them know I'm here. And I'm the only one who can do that.
Maybe it's my age, but it seems wrong to wave a flag and say "Look what I did!"
But, if I don't, who will?
I still don't like it, but I've decided to take a different approach. Instead of thinking of it as self-promotion, I've decided to think of it as getting to know others in my community. And I'm bold enough to think that others in the community will be glad to know me.
I hope I'm right.