Community Not Competition
This is what blogging is all about to me. Yes, we may sell things. Yes, we may want more readers, more comments, higher stats…but what blogging has really meant to me over the years I’ve been doing it is being part of what is (99% of the time) an incredible and positive community of people.
It can be hard when you see the successes (or purposed successes) of others to feel a stab of jealousy, and a need for competition.
But what I do is think it through. Think about the things you might not have seen? The unseen late nights, missed time with family and friends… the real thing is that you don’t know what went into someone’s success, so there’s not much point to feeling sad about it. Congratulate them, and then go back to working on whatever your goals are in blogging. That’s the best thing to do.
By congratulating another blogger, you will learn to get over any feelings of jealousy, and help to build a professional industry of people who work together. You will develop community, not competition.
How do you deal with the feelings of competition in blogging?