I feel like as a blogger it is so easy to get wrapped up in stats and comparing ourselves to everyone else. I am totally guilty of it. I have fellow blogger friends that have been blogging half as long as I have been and have twice as many followers or more. It makes me wonder what I am doing wrong. If I am missing something.
But then I had a wake up call at Texas Style Council in March. Something they kept drilling into us was the idea of sisterhood and supporting each other. We shouldn’t compare ourselves to others. We all have unique voices and I realized that I don’t need a million followers (not to say you should stop following or telling people about Cutie Cameras. Please keep doing that!).
What I mean is that if it makes me happy then it doesn’t matter. All that truly matters is what brings me joy. I LOVE blogging and I LOVE connecting with all of you. I have made so many amazing friends through this little blog and while I may not be a super successful money-making blogger it has made me a richer person. I have learned a lot about myself through writing as frequently as I do.
This may surprise you but when I was younger I hated writing. I despised it. I was self-conscious of my own abilities and worried that if I tried I wouldn’t be good at it. I worried that everyone would make fun of me. It wasn’t until college that I began developing my own voice. I learned that, while I still don’t like writing about topics I am not interested in, I love writing about my passions. I enjoy telling stories and sharing my thoughts.
The fact that you all read my blog makes me feel so very special and loved. The community I’ve found through Cutie Cameras has really helped me become a happier, more fulfilled person.
So stop comparing yourself to everyone else. You aren’t them. You are you! You are perfect the way you are.