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  1. August 11, 2016
    Nicole says

    I love love love this post, Amanda! I’ve been blogging since 2009 and have gone through periods when I compare myself to others with similar blogs. I completely agree with you in that when I stop reading blogs for a little bit, I’m so much more creative!!

    xx, Nicole @

  2. August 11, 2016

    Ah great advice! It’s so easy to get stuck in the comparison trap, but you’re right- there is room for all of us!
    I find that focusing on “staying in my own lane” or as you said, putting the blinders on, does really help. I read other blogs as a reader, not a blogger which helps me to separate the 2.

  3. August 11, 2016
    Devea says

    Amanda I love this post! It offered some really great tips with this topic. This topic has been on my mind a lot lately and I basically came to all these conclusions. I love the advice that you gave too, I felt like it was unique from what I have read, and inspired me to blog again!

    I actually wrote this similar post a couple of days ago where I talk about my feelings on all the endless information on how to ‘make your blog popular’ Although it is meant to help it make me feel like I am doing something wrong with my blog not getting enough follower. Anyways I digress, thank you for this!

    1. August 12, 2016
      ashley says

      Thanks so much for this Amanda. I need to bookmark this and go back to it. It’s so hard to not compare yourself to others all the time!

      For me this definitely comes and goes in waves, but I needed this today! XooX

  4. August 11, 2016

    Thanks for this, really interesting and a different take on things (from what I’ve read!). I love reading other blogs but sometimes worry about how much they influence me and hamper my creativity..
    H x

  5. August 14, 2016

    OMG. SUCH a great post. I am currently in a funk and wanting to give up because of comparing myself and numbers to bloggers who have done it for so long. Comparison is truly the thief of joy and all those points you addressed rings true.

    Aïchatou Bella

  6. August 21, 2016

    Hi recently I started few blogs. Very helpful post for bloggers, Great tips given, Thanks.

  7. August 22, 2016
    Elana says

    Yes to all of this! I was just talking to another blogger friend today about how much I value our friendship because we lift each other up and aren’t competitive. We share tips, articles, and what works for us. And your session I took with Career Contessa was a perfect example of your willingness to teach and help others.

  8. September 28, 2016
    Sarah says

    Your series has been so helpful. Excellent articles!

  9. November 3, 2016

    This is such a brilliant reality check and something very blogger should read (perhaps every day!). Thank you.

  10. November 3, 2016

    This is such brilliant advice and something all bloggers should read (perhaps every day as we all feel the despair!)

  11. November 15, 2016
    Marlies says

    Thanks for this advice. I compare myself way to much with other people and I annoy myself doing that!

    Always nice to read I’m not the only one. I try to not compare myself with other blogs but it is hard.

  12. November 18, 2016
    Alli B says

    I really needed to hear all of this today! I am a new blogger and am struggling to gain followers. I look at other people’s blogs and immediately feel dissatisfied with my own. It is hard not to do the comparison thing, especially when I want to learn from other people’s blogs so I am constantly visiting other sites. I’ve also heard the advice to get out there through other blogs by commenting and things like that- it is hard to constantly be on more well developed spaces and not compare. Any advice on that?

  13. April 30, 2017
    brandon comberger says

    This really helped me feel better about my future and myself!

  14. May 6, 2018

    Wow.Thanks soooo much . I’m very much inspired. I’ve really suffered fromthis but now I’ve seen reason enough to stop and be happier.

    And I want to confirm that it’s true that if you stick to your own thing, better results come out than looking elsewhere for content. Thanks xoxo.

    This is a reader from Ghana, West Africa!

  15. July 1, 2018
    Adriana says

    Ugh, this makes me feel so much better.

    I am relatively new to blogging, I am borderline obsessed with it, and even though I am very satisfied with my content, I can’t help but feel like I am not fully satisfied with the way my site looks.

    Pretty regularly I find myself on other bloggers sites and they’re so intricate and beautiful! I know I know I will get there with a little more time, practice, and of course money. But it sucks to compare what you love to everyone else. But I know it isn’t always about the site. I know it should be about the content.

    It’s just nice to be reminded that really, no matter how far we get, how beautiful our websites are, or how many followers & readers we have, none of us are ever going to be fully satisfied, and to focus on whats most important. The content and what we can do for other people.


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