en•vee – a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc.
Do you ever envy other bloggers? Do you compare your blog to other blogs?
Ever since I started blogging, I’m amazed at the creativity and the vibrant personalities I’ve encountered in our little bookish world. But I have to admit that from time to time a little green monster rears its ugly head in me. My envy can range from how a blogger brilliantly crafts a review to how many people are following them, from their status in the book community to what book mail they share on Twitter. Of course, the comparisons begin and I start to feel less good about what I’ve done with my blog.
Luckily, the more I blog, the more comfortable in my blogging skin I’ve become and I can talk myself off the ledge … or at least take the cursor off the delete post button. I try to turn my feelings into positive energy and let it motivate me to think of what I can do to improve my blog. Or other times, I don’t do anything except let those feelings go because I know my blog is unique and doing just fine.
Do you ever feel blogger envy? Do you compare yourself to other bloggers? I would love to hear your thoughts.