If you are tuning in for the first time in the series, you should check out the first five weeks of Blogging 101 information.
How to grow your blog.
How to keep up with Blogging.
How to handle incoming emails.
How to make money blogging.
How often should a blogger post?
I am grateful to all of the amazing bloggers who have participated in this event.
This week’s question:
How do you cope with comparing yourself to all the other AMAZING blogs out there in blogland?
Jen from Tatertots and Jello
Sometimes it can be overwhelming when I see all of the amazing talent in the blogworld. But I know that I am not the most creative person out there. I love sharing my ideas but even more I love featuring even more talented bloggers. I just love the creative process and I love featuring people and sharing THEIR talent with my readers. So I kind of feel like I am not competing with anyone, but sharing Great Ideas and promoting people and that is why I love blogging.
“The only way to succeed is to not worry what anyone else is doing.” I found this quote a few months ago on pinterest and absolutely love it! As bloggers, or even women in general we really need to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing (or not doing for that matter) and worry about ourselves. We have to remember that everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is in different places in their lives. For me I have two little ones at home, where your kids may be all in school. Some bloggers may be doing this full time and others just as a side hobby.
A spreadsheet! Yep, that is how I do it. A very wise blogger, Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts, said the only way to compare yourself is against yourself. So I have a spreadsheet that contains all of my information (followers, subscribers, facebook fans, twitter followers, pinterest peeps, unique visitors, and pageviews) and every Sunday I update it. It is so encouraging to see my growth on a consistent basis. That way I know if I am heading in the right direction and the things I need to improve on.
Donna from Funky Junk
Stop looking. Sometimes I get myself into a bind feeling all inferior like, but when I get down to business and be the best I can be, that flips to only good things. Keep yourself in a ‘good’ place and you’ll deliver the same.
You just can’t. But I do and you probably do too.
- What you have IS enough. Think about all of life’s blessings. When it really comes down to it you may WANT more, but do you really NEED more?
- Count your blessings daily. Enough said.
- Focus on your strengths. When you focus on what you’re really good at rather than what someone else is good at you will see greater success and reward.
- Be okay with imperfection. No one is perfect, right? Know what your imperfections are and enjoy them.
- Be aware and stop yourself. Often we start to compare without really thinking about it. When you realize what you’re doing stop and refocus.
These ladies are just AMAZING, aren’t they? Now, make sure to head over to their blogs and check out their amazing stuff! Make sure to leave them some ? (love) and comments!
Next week’s question is: Do you ever wonder if you’ll be able to keep coming up with new, creative ideas for your blog?