As we are all getting ready for a new year and a new start, I’m sure we’ve all been thinking about the futures of our blogs, whether that means taking your blog to the next step or taking a step away. I have blog friends who are in every position right now, but something has been weighing on my heart lately about this little blog world we’re all apart of.
Bloggers, you’ve heard the quote before… Comparison is the thief of joy. In this world it’s too easy to be overtaken by comparison. Our world is fueled by social media and full of perfect Instagram photos and crafted tweets. It’s hard to look on without jealousy or comparing yourself. It’s near impossible, really.
I wish I could say that the blog world was immune to this kind of comparison, but I think we all know it’s not. It’s easy to compare your blog, your post, your growth and success to someone else’s. This kind of comparison though can destroy the relationships we have all worked hard to create.
I don’t think we can just outlaw the comparison game and pretend like we don’t do it. But what I do think we can do is make it our goal to support other bloggers. We all need cheerleaders. We all need people who are pumped for us when our page views increase or when we get more comments than normal or whatever our success is. We need people who can send a text or an email saying how much they loved our post the other day. We need those things to be successful bloggers.
My name is Madison, sometimes my friends call me Mad, which I really love. Some things that are super important to me: my sweet husband and investing in our marriage, my relationship with Jesus, and building a space that is encouraging and builds community.