When we all begin a blog we never think that we are going to become jealous of other bloggers, the opportunities others are getting, etc, etc. It can put a lot of stress on you and make you feel like a failure. I know, trust me I have been there. It sucks seeing others getting an amazing opportunity but becoming full of jealousy will not help you create content that will get you brand work. Today’s post is going to be all about how to avoid blogger jealousy.
It’s time for a reality check
Being jealous is a normal emotion, it can inspire us and motivate us to work harder and better. It’s reality check time, before your jealousy spikes try and remember that the blogger who has received this amazing blogging opportunity, has been getting a huge amount of views each month they may be blogging longer than you, they may be blogging full time while you are only blogging part-time, this might not be the first blog that they are running, a team of people could be helping to run this blog. There are so many different reasons why these people are getting the results that they are and sadly you are not. You may need to sit and rethink your strategy. The things that you are doing with your blog probably isn’t working the way you want it too.
When we sit and look at other peoples blogs and think how professional, pretty, perfectly designed etc we forget that time, effort, dedication and determination we put into our blogs! What has your blog given you so far already? Make a list and see what good your blog has done, even if you haven’t made a ton of money, have thousands of page views each month or had many brand opportunities and hey that’s okay your blog may have given you some other things that you are grateful for.
Find inspiration from others
Coming across other blogs and seeing the brand works and the posts that are getting a lot of views each month can inspire you and give you some content ideas. Don’t copy their blogs or blog posts but seeing the content that gets them the views and to secure brand collabs can be very helpful for you!
Take a break
When things become very overwhelming it can be beneficial for you to take a break. Taking a step back and reevaluating your situation. Taking a break can open your eyes and give you some more clarity on how you can move forward with your blog. When I am struggling with my blog and blogger jealousy I usually take a break from social media for a day or so so I can get my perspective back and come up with new ideas on how I can make my blog better.
Remember why you started
It can be hard to reason with your jealousy but if you sit and remember why you started your blog it can drastically change your mood. Sit down and remember when you decided when you started your blog, the reasons behind it. Remember how excited you were organising and planning everything? I certainly do and that’s what I think back on when I start to become jealous.