3 Ways to Get Over Blog Jealousy

Friday, March 23, 2018

It’s so easy to get caught up in the jealousy game when it comes to blogging or vlogging. There’s always that one person in your niche who seems to have it all together - sponsored post opportunities, tons of views and engagement, and all the followers you could ever dream of. I know I'm 100% guilty of doing this! Lurking on their pages can cause the big, green monster to rear its ugly head and before you know it you’re wallowing in a puddle of your own self-pity. You constantly think about what you’re doing wrong and why you don’t get the offers the other blogger seems to get. We’ve all been there at some point and I know I feel this way at least once a week, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got 3 tips for getting over blog jealousy and moving on with your life.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the jealousy game when it comes to blogging or vlogging. There’s always that one person in your niche who seems to have it all together - sponsored post opportunities, tons of views and engagement, and all the followers you could ever dream of. I know I'm 100% guilty of doing this! Lurking on their pages can cause the big, green monster to rear its ugly head and before you know it you’re wallowing in a puddle of your own self-pity. You constantly think about what you’re doing wrong and why you don’t get the offers the other blogger seems to get. We’ve all been there at some point and I know I feel this way at least once a week, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got 3 tips for getting over blog jealousy and moving on with your life.
  1. Work with them and use it was a learning opportunity.  Reach out to this other person and let them know that you admire their work and would like to be in their shoes one day. Ask for a collaboration and work WITH them instead of against them. You’ll be sure to learn a lot along the way and maybe even pick up some tips! 
  2.  Use them as a role model for where you’d like your blog to go.  What I’m saying here is to basically mimic their success. I’m not saying flat out copy their blog, but look at their most popular posts and maybe write a response to it. Let the other blogger know about your post through social media or even comment on their blog. Remember, a  little healthy competition never hurt anybody! 
  3.  Stop following them!  This might seem like an extreme measure, but if this other blogger is getting you down why not distance yourself from them? I’m not saying you should run away from all of your problems like this, but good riddance to anything (or anybody!) that makes you feel like second best. Keep your distance until you start to feel better about yourself. Jealousy is perfectly natural, but letting it affect your mental health is one step too far.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the jealousy game when it comes to blogging or vlogging. There’s always that one person in your niche who seems to have it all together - sponsored post opportunities, tons of views and engagement, and all the followers you could ever dream of. I know I'm 100% guilty of doing this! Lurking on their pages can cause the big, green monster to rear its ugly head and before you know it you’re wallowing in a puddle of your own self-pity. You constantly think about what you’re doing wrong and why you don’t get the offers the other blogger seems to get. We’ve all been there at some point and I know I feel this way at least once a week, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got 3 tips for getting over blog jealousy and moving on with your life.

Have you ever had to deal with blog jealousy before? How did you handle it? Let me know in the comments below!

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