Who are You Competing With?
I think if you compare yourself with others you won't fully feel satisfied with what you writeWe forget about what it used to be about...friendships, a bond that we could not get in the outside world. We forget about the connection that we share whether its the love for writing, the passion, even the interaction with one another. It seems now days we only care about getting that traffic, getting that follower, that subscriber, that like, that share, that comment. What happened to just loving what we do...just the way it is.
#lbloggers Others chapter 10 may be your chapter 1 so always remember why you started blogging in the first place - for YOU! 💕— Claire Fearon ✌ (@fineanddandy) October 11, 2015
We need to stop feeling insecure when others get opportunities. Jealousy is a big struggle and I understand we all get it but if 90% of the time you are looking through a bloggers page just being jealous of their hard work that's when you need to log off and get it together. You know what you need to get together...YOURSELF! Learn to find value in yourself. Learn to believe in your abilities, your strength. Remember we all have weakness but we also have many strengths that outweigh those faults.
Remember why you made your blog! For me I made it because I needed a place of my own, a place that made me feel connected with someone outside of my little town. I wanted to have a place to write what I loved and help inspire others. For a minute I got away from that! I wanted the followers, I wanted the traffic but you know what that means nothing when you don't have a connection with other bloggers, your readers, the people that share your work, the people that like your stuff, the people that follow you. They follow you for a reason show them that you care. Show them you appreciate every single one of them and honestly that doesn't require giveaways every week or every month. Show your personality on and off the blog...Let them become your friend!I don't know about everyone else but I just feel really happy when others get great opportunities (and only sometimes jealous!) #lbloggers— Becky Bedbug (@BeckyBedbug) October 11, 2015
So back to the Competition...STOP COMPETING! We are all wanting the same thing maybe some more than others. Maybe some just wants a place to share what they love, some may want to inspire others, and some may want to earn that top dollar...btw nothings wrong with that. Remember we have a special place on this internet, we created it, we built, we need to preserve it! The more we compete the more we will damage the blogosphere. So build each other up, don't tear each other down. Challenge each other to do better in healthier ways such as this post! We have plenty of post about getting more followers, getting more traffic but not enough trying to build our characters up. Building up our self esteem when it comes to blogging. Jealousy has no place in blogging ok maybe just a little but it should only be to inspire, to encourage...NOT BREAK US DOWN! We all have the ability to inspire and even if its just one person a day, week, month, or even a year I think we done our job! So get back to the REAL SIDE OF BLOGGING ;)
It's so important to support other bloggers. There's too much negativity in the 'real world' #lbloggers— Lily (@pintsizedtweets) October 11, 2015
I can do all things through christ who strengthens me
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I suggest bookmarking or pinning these post for future reference for when you are feeling down and you need a pick me up :)
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Do you find yourself feeling like you have to compete? How do you try to avoid it?