How To Deal With Blog Envy #BloggingGals #bloggers #writers

#Blogging #envy

Blog envy can hit at anytime. Whilst browsing through your blog reader you will come across a blog which catches your eye and makes you gasp. You will click-through into this blog and be greeted with the blogging equivalent of a work of art.

There in front of your eyes will be a beautiful looking blog with riveting posts, cool videos, eye watering photos and half of blogging world will be following them. You will take a big gulp of air and grip the table!

Blog Envy can lead to:

  • Blog stalking. You won’t be able to keep away from this new blog. Every household and daily task will end with you logging on and gazing longingly at this blog.
  • Screen stroking. You will sit and stare at it for so long you won’t realise you are gently stroking the screen and a trickle of dribble is making its way down one side of your mouth.
  • Blog Comparison. You will read post after post and they will all seem amazing. In your head you will undertake a comparison between your old blog and this new sparkly blog. This blogger won’t publish ‘dud’ posts, there will be no grammar, spelling or typos. All their links will work and they don’t seem afraid or shy about using social media. They won’t be using a tired old theme like you, no….they will have opted for a cool modern theme and there are an array of quality images.
  • A low mood!

 

Here is how to deal with blog envy:

  1. Learn from this new blog. Take some notes about what attracts you with this new blog. There is always room for improvement with your old blog.
  2. You cannot compare blogging journeys. You don’t know the amount of time and effort that has gone into this new blog.
  3. Turn your envy into positive energy and create new opportunities for your own blog. Write some new blogging goals and seek out interesting guest posts.
  4. Whenever you find yourself heading over to the new blog make a conscious effort to stop and write a blog post. Distract your mind with doing something creative.

 

Have a fabulous day bloggers!

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42 thoughts on “How To Deal With Blog Envy #BloggingGals #bloggers #writers

  1. Yes, I had blog envy. The theme gets to me not even the content. I find myself checking out the theme of every blog I come across. Now it has become an habit. Then I realized that no blog looks that “perfect” there is something called Customizing and that is why two people using the same theme will have different outlook… Lovely post.

  2. It seems like everything you’ve posted, I’ve experienced in some fashion. I envy a lot of blogs because of their content and their demonstration of knowledge. I keep saying to myself that my blog is fine as it is, but there are some things I have yet to publish because I want the posts to be at their best. Example: there are posts about a short story series I want to post on my blog, but nothing’s come from them. In the meantime, I read other blogs and the stories they post, and I think, “Man, their posts are so much better than what I can churn out.” It’s maddening.

    I keep saying to myself that I will post them. So far, nothing. I sent them to critique partners, but I haven’t heard back from them. I guess I need to be patient. The time will come.

      1. They seem to discuss all the things I’m feeling in my writing journey. Sometimes, though, I think the reason why is because I lack confidence in who I am as a writer. I wish it wasn’t the case. But then, I wouldn’t have found your blog.

  3. Fun post (and I like your blog!) I spend lots of time checking out everyone else’s blogs, while keeping mine as is…they’re all so different, and yes there’s some gorgeous ones out there! 🙂

  4. Ah this is gas. I haven’t time for blog envy, jaysis I barely have time to whip up a few words everyday…although I must say, I feel a bit green reading this…so you’re de one wit no spellin’ mistakes!! haha. Nice to meet you, saw you mentioned on Jusy’s Free for all Friday..Happy bloggin’ , and don’t worry, yiv nuttin te be jealous of on my blog hun :p

      1. No need. Yours is already unique. You start with a list and dig deeper … And deeper … Until a certain truth penetrates through layers of fluffy laughter into our tiny little brains. Don’t change, don’t stop.

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