Let’s face it, as creatives and/or bloggers, we’ve all had times where it’s hard to stop comparing ourselves to others. The creative community (on and offline) is overwhelmingly huge, and can be quite scary when you think of its vastness. Your blog, or art, represents a just a tiny space. But you know what?? That’s okay! You own that space. It’s yours.
I’ve learned that it’s a lost cause to start the downward spiral of comparing yourself to others in the blogging world. There will always be bigger blogs. There will always be someone who does something you wish you could or did first. Let’s face it, these sorts of “wants” will always creep up in the back of your head at some point or another and that’s perfectly healthy. We’re just human beings wanting to succeed at what we do.
So I’m here today to tell you to give yourself a little break. Stop comparing yourself to others. If you’re constantly negative towards yourself, your work and/or blog will suffer. It won’t be you anymore, but rather, the product of what you’re comparing yourself to. Stay true to yourself and take pride in the fact that you’re out there doing what you love … and simply enjoy it.