Okay, okay, let me reword this…
Nope. There’s no other way to say it! Blogging makes me feel like crap, sometimes. And I’m just keeping it real with you all.
Picture a young woman in bed, spending hours cruising through the many sites of her favorite top bloggers and finding herself comparing and getting discouraged in result.
Getting discouraged of what, exactly? Of the bloggers’ big brand collaborations, their large audiences, their travels and their reach-through-the-computer-screen-and-touch-the blogger photo quality – yes, megapixels on fleek (my sister taught me that term)!
It’s discouraging. Point blank period.
I’ve been meaning to post this post for awhile now. It’s literally been just sitting in my drafts because I didn’t know how to form my thoughts. But now I’m here writing whatever that comes to mind because hey, it’s my blog and typing it out will help me make sense of it for myself.
I know I’m not the only one that has felt this way.
We all have dreams, goals, aspirations and whatever you want to call it. And so when you see someone that seemingly has what you want, your mood shifts. You feel this low and it’s a low that’s almost untouchable and almost incurable. The thoughts racing through your head are: how will I get there (where you want to be) and when will I get there?
It’s even worse when you don’t know your purpose (but that’s a post for another time).
I’ve been there but I just wanted to say, don’t stay there. Of course you’ll compare. It’s completely natural to do so, but just be aware of when you do so.
I posted this quote two years ago on my Instagram and it just came to mind because it’s so obviously relevant when we live in a world where it’s too easy to access the beautifully and “perfectly “pictured lives of high profiled bloggers/figures.
I decided to finally just post this draft is because I came across a post on Brown Girl Bloggers that instructs how to compare yourself to other bloggers. There was also another post about stopping the comparisons (which is kinda contradictory) but gives tips on how to be a more confident blogger.
What I’m getting at is…Don’t allow what you love to stem off into discouragement, envy, jealousy, etc.
You’re not the only one who feels down about this blogging thang sometimes. And so when you do, you just need someone to relate to, to reevaluate yourself or simply take a break! One thing you don’t need is to wallow in those negative feelings.
Proverbs 14: 30 – A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.