Don't Compare Yourself To Others

There's a whole lot of blogging advice out there, some of it brilliant, a lot of it questionable. I've often thought of sitting down to write my very own blogging advice post, but to be honest, when it comes down to it, I only have one piece of advice I recommend everyone following.

It's a super versatile piece of advice too, because it's a very important rule for living your life in general.

Don't Compare Yourself To Others

If you spend all your time worrying why you don't have as many followers as so-and-so, if you spend all your time wishing your photos looked like theirs, if you feel like you should be writing about beauty because everyone and their dog rights about beauty, if you find yourself wishing you had a photographer boyfriend too, if you find yourself wishing you had the coding and Photoshop skills to make a banging layout - just stop.

They're not kidding when they say comparison is the thief of joy. 

When you're constantly wondering why your blog doesn't look like someone else's, you're going to suck all the fun out of blogging. You will miss your own personal blogging journey.

For me, the beauty of blogging is the way it allows anyone and everyone to have their very own slice of the Internet. It can look the way you want it, you can write how you want, share what you want. 

You should be so busy doing your own thing, you don't care what anyone else is doing because you know your way, is the best way for you.

Of course, I suffer from blogger envy at times. I see blog designs I wish I'd done myself, or wonder why blogs that started at the same time as me have a lot more followers. Obviously, this doesn't make me very happy.

But, in the end, this is my blog, my journey, and I love it. 

You should love yours too!

Take other blogs for what they are: other blogs. Not yours

Enjoy the content, take inspiration, praise them for their successes, delight in the fact that the Internet exposes us to so many different lifestyles.

But remember, you do you best. Leave everyone else doing their best!