You often see so many people, bloggers in particular, putting themselves down. They compare themselves to others, saying they feel they’re not getting anywhere, their blog isn’t growing as quickly as they had hoped and they feel like they’re never going to get their blog to the place they would like it to be.
This is pretty sad.
There are so many blogs out there now and so many of them have such big numbers of followers, people commenting on each post and so on. It can be all too easy to see someone have thousands of loyal followers and wonder where we are going wrong.
But the truth of the matter is, we often don’t know the full backgrounds of these bloggers. Some of them have been blogging tirelessly for years and years, putting in hard work day in, day out. There are many who have a background that is going to help them to get off to a seriously good start at setting up their own blog, whether they are a qualified photographer, someone who works in PR or maybe they have been writing a blog for their workplace for several years. You never know the full story behind anyone else’s blog/website/business, so don’t be put off by what you see others achieving.
It’s much better to have a creative mindset rather than a competitive one.
When you find something you adore, keep at it and don’t give up just because other people are more successful than you currently are. There’s always going to be someone who is more successful than you at pretty much everything, but does that mean you should decide to quit?
Just imagine if every single other blogger out there looked at Zoella and decided they can’t compete with her, so why bother? There would be a ridiculously huge number of bloggers who are now very successful in their own right, many of whom have now turned it into their full-time job, people who have gathered thousands and thousands of loyal followers who would have given it all up before they found success. All because someone else has achieved more than them.
When you start comparing yourself with everyone else, you start losing the passion and the love for what it is that you do, whether that’s blogging, writing and so on.
If blogging is something you adore and you feel a burning desire to share your ideas/tips/advice with the world, don’t get disheartened when everyone around you seems to be doing better than you. Use your favourite bloggers as inspiration – they are proof that you can achieve what you want to achieve. It’s so important that you follow your dreams and put out into the blogosphere that something special that you have to offer.
Forget being competitive. You don’t need to be. You don’t need to worry about what everyone else is doing. Just focus on yourself and enjoy every moment.