This week's question is: Blogger Envy: Do you have a bad case of blogger envy? Do you covet they neighbor bloggers book hauls/follower numbers/blog design? How do you tamp down the green-eyed monster?
Well....... I'd be fibbing if I said the green-eyed monster had not made an appearance from time to time. However, I've mostly banished it (which doesn't mean it won't at some point turn up at my door, whispering snotty comments to me).
Envy happens, in some form, I think, to the best of us. I will say that I do not tend to suffer envy for bloggers who have huge book hauls; I'm a librarian and I'm surrounded by more books than I can shake a stick at, so I don't have that kind of envy. I also don't suffer envy for blog design ---- I contacted Lori at Pure Imagination Designs a while back and paid her to do up my blog design (heck, yeah I paid someone to do this .... I have no idea how to design a blog and make it look this good) -- and after all this time, I still love it. So, no envy for other designs, although I certainly do appreciate some of the beautiful blogs out there.
What I have suffered from is ..... comment envy. I don't make myself feel blue over my number of followers because the way I see it, the people who Follow are the ones who use Blogger (thus leaving out any Wordpress bloggers). However, I sometimes sigh when I go weeks without a comment on a book review post, and see other bloggers who regularly have loads of comments. However, when I get myself in a blue mood over this, and the little monster is doing its best to sit on my shoulder, I remind myself that I blog because I just wanted to put my thoughts out there. Just because I write a book review doesn't mean that a lot of people have something to say. I also know that to get comments, I need to get out there and comment more on other people's posts ..... and that bit of knowledge kicks me in the butt and also squashes down the envy monster.
Of course, I'm looking to see if anyone out there has some good advice on how to deal with comment envy ......
|This is the only monster that should make a regular appearance in my house.|