I’ll admit it. I have some serious blog envy. What do I mean by blog envy? I mean that I wish that this blog were as good/pretty/popular/interesting (and many other adjectives) as certain other blogs. Allow me to get more specific:
I wish my blog were as pretty as:
Nose Graze – Ashley’s blog is beautiful! Feminine, whimsical, easy on the eyes. It’s very well-organized and easy to read. I never have any trouble finding what I’m looking for (or other awesomeness) on Nose Graze.
Snuggly Oranges – Best. Logo. Ever.
Parajunkee – Classic, clean, and elegant. Also another fabulous logo.
All of these pretty blogs also have fabulous names, don’t you agree?
I wish my content were as interesting as:
Rabid Reads – Carmel and Jessica have wonderful reviews. They’re detailed (but not overly so), and they use these cool little icons to give a summary of what they thought of a book.
Chapter Break – Julie and Rose have really amazing content! I love their Chat Between Chapters feature, as well as the Book Club Discussion Guides Rose posts. And the That’s What HE Said Thursday meme is pretty cool (enough for me to participate, which is definitely cool).
Nose Graze – Not only is it pretty, but it’s interesting and super-helpful. I’ve learned a lot about blogging in general (and book blogging specifically) from Ashley.
I wish my blog were as popular as:
All of the above. Thousands of subscribers, followers, commenters. We love you, we really love you!
Now to move beyond the envy to take some action:
- Get a pretty new custom (just for me!) theme from Creative Whim.
- Keep writing, commenting, interacting. I think my content is pretty good, just need to keep it consistent.
- Post every day (and schedule ahead for times I can’t blog).
- Continue to learn from the experts. Julie (Chapter Break), Jessica (Rabid Reads), and Ashley (Nose Graze) have been amazing, what with answering questions and acting as cheerleaders.
Do you have blog envy? Did you in the past? How did you move beyond it? Any advice for small-time and/or new bloggers?