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Monday, August 22, 2016

#BloggerBoss: How to Deal With Blogger Competition

It's been a while since I've updated my #BloggerBoss series and quite frankly it's because I've been running out of ideas on what to give advice on. But then I decided to look at some issues that aren't frequently discussed in the blogging world and that's competition. No matter what industry you're working in, competition exists but it seems to be even worse for us bloggers. There's just so many out there that it can be hard not to get discouraged from your own work. It just seems like our content will never be "good enough" compared to everyone else. While every blogger feels this way once in a while, it can be damaging to think this way all the time. That's why I thought this would be a good time to talk about my best tricks for dealing with blogger competition and getting yourself to feeling better in no time:

Don't Focus On Being a "Top" Blogger 

I hear too many people say that they're dream is to be a top blogger. I've accepted the truth a long time ago: I'll never be a top blogger and that's okay. Just because you're not a top blogger, doesn't mean that you can't be a successful one. Once you realize this, life just becomes so much easier. If you're happy with what you're doing as a blogger than that's all that matters.

Remember, Everyone Started As a Beginner

No one in the blogging world is a success overnight. I can bet that a large majority of them worked on their craft and hustled for a while in order to get to where they are today. They went through the same struggles that you did and maybe even had some doubts on whether or not they could be a successful blogger.

Comparison Is a Brutal Attack On Oneself

Sometimes I just can't help but compare myself to others. We all do it am I right? The problem with that is that you start to believe that you're not good enough as a blogger and focus on what you're lacking. Try the opposite: make a list of your strengths instead and reflect on how far you've come. More importantly, remind yourself that the only person that you're in competition with is yourself.

Make Your Frustration, Your Motivation

Sometimes competition can be a good thing cause it can motivate someone to take action and start creating change. Let's say you compared yourself to all those bloggers out there and you're just not feeling your blog anymore, don't like your Instagram theme, or just want to do more collaborations with companies. Okay, then do it! Make a list of realistic goals and deadlines for each one and spend more time researching and putting in effort so you can achieve them.

There's Enough Room For Everyone to Win

Everyone has a different meaning to the word "winning" but I can guarantee you that there's enough room for all of us to become successful. As bloggers we should support one another and focus on motivating instead of hating each other and being competitive. Trust me, it feels a lot better to become friends with your competition and learning a thing or two from them instead of wondering what they have that you don't.

I hope these tips helped! Let me know what other topics you would like to see covered on my #BloggerBoss series!

Thanks for reading,


1 comment

  1. Whenever I get into blogging slumps, it's for this exact reason! I always end up thinking "It's not like I'm even that good at this." and it's easy to look at other "top bloggers" and feel discouraged. But I've watched some bloggers go to meager followings and now are huge, and that's inspiring. It seems like we always compare ourselves to others, but our blogging space isn't about others, it's about us! :) Ah, I needed to read this! Thanks!


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