I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



Avoid Blog Comparing

Avoid Blog Comparing

I feel like I could be an expert on this subject. Two years ago when I started my blog, there was so much blog envy spewing from my pores I can't believe I ever got any blogging done. It took me quite a while to learn to stop comparing my blog to other people's and to start enjoying the space I was creating. It's natural to be interested in what other people are doing, but here are my tips on how to avoid blog comparing.

  • When reading other blogs, separate yourself from your blog. That way you can enjoy their content for what it is, without constantly thinking about your own blog. This definitely isn't easy and takes practice, but whenever I open up Bloglovin', I'm there to read blogs, not to search for new ideas or ways to make my blog better.
  • Value your work for more than what you currently do. It's easy to undervalue yourself if you're constantly looking at the success of other blogs. But what you're creating is valuable and it's important that you acknowledge that to yourself.
  • Make your blog your space to be whatever it is you want it to be. There are no rules to blogging so why do we feel the need to be confined by them? It's easy to stop comparing your blog to other's when you start doing whatever you want in your space.
  • Remember why you started blogging. This to me is the easiest way to regain focus and stop the downward spiral of blog depression. I didn't start my blog for fame and riches. I started it because I was a girl who wanted to explore beauty and makeup with like minded people. Why did you start blogging? 
  • Appreciate your audience and build a community with them. Your audience is full of amazingly wonderful people who enjoy what you're creating, so cultivate that rather than trying to get someone else's audience. 
  • Be honest with yourself when you find yourself getting envy eyes over someone else's space and content. It happens to all of us, but lying to yourself about it won't make it easier to move past the envy. Have a chat with yourself about why you feel so envious and figure out a more productive way to deal with that emotion.
It's easy to get swept up in the fuss and find yourself deep in blog envy, but avoiding blog comparing is the best thing for you and your blog. What you've created on your chunk of the internet is an amazing thing regardless of what it looks like, how frequently you post, or how many followers you have. Don't ever think less of yourself or your content because the fact that it exists is a fabulous thing. 

xoxo Kayla

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