What topics can be used when meeting my readers?
I understand that I need not to be anxiety about any meetup - just come there and the conversation will flow to itself. However, after two meetups with two of my readers, I realize that I was quite slow and passive. The reasons for this are probably:
- I'm not an extrovert in general
- My brain was working to implement what they said to what I needed to do
- Because my blog was the reason they are interested in me, so naturally it would be one main topic. But talking too much about it seemed to be a "me-only" conversation. And being careful to find a balance would create some mild anxious
I did ask them generic questions like job, family, impression about my blog, but then after they answered me I seemed to not know what to talk next. They had to lead some questions to keep going on.
Should I really need not to worry about this? After all probably some passiveness can constitute a meaningful conversation? But when both sides are passive, it's not very good I think. I would like to have your advice on this.
My desire outcome: just a casual talk without awkwardness is fine. But maybe getting more insights to understand what my readers think about my blog is useful, especially about what they can help me and why they don't see why they should help me (in donation, volunteer, or promotion), without making them feeling that I'm interviewing them.