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Blogging Community Over Competition?

I personally think it’s so easy to compare ourselves with other bloggers in this industry whether it be in terms of numbers, content, etc. But you have to remember that there will always be a blogger with more followers & traffic than you but that doesn’t change the fact that your blog is as unique & original as theirs.

This is something I’ve already mentioned multiple times on my blog but you will never be able to blog productively nor passionately if you start to compare yourself or compete with other bloggers. I don’t think competition is something unhealthy but the only person you should compete with is yourself.

In today’s post, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on why you should focus more on the blogging community instead of comparing or even competing with other bloggers. It’s something I’ve wanted to share with you for a long time. As always, if you are interested – keep on reading!

Personnellement, je pense qu’il est si facile de se comparer aux autres blogueurs de ce secteur que ce soit en termes de chiffres, de contenu, etc. Mais vous devez vous rappeler qu’il y aura toujours un blogueur avec plus de followers et de trafic que vous, mais cela ne change pas le fait que votre blog est aussi unique et original que les leurs.

C’est quelque chose que j’ai déjà mentionné à plusieurs reprises sur mon blog, mais vous ne pourrez jamais bloguer de manière productive ni passionnée si vous commencez à vous comparer ou à rivaliser avec d’autres blogueurs. Je ne pense pas que la concurrence soit quelque chose de malsain, mais la seule personne avec laquelle vous devriez rivaliser, c’est vous-même.

Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous mes réflexions sur les raisons pour lesquelles vous devriez vous concentrer davantage sur la communauté des blogueurs au lieu de comparer ou même de rivaliser avec d’autres blogueurs. C’est quelque chose que je voulais partager avec vous depuis longtemps. Comme toujours, si vous êtes intéressé, continuez à lire!

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IT’S NOT HEALTHY FOR THE LONG RUN

I’m pretty sure this is something all bloggers would agree with me, I definitely don’t think comparing yourself or competing with another blogger is healthy at all. It’s quite toxic and unhealthy. As I mentioned above, there is absolutely nothing wrong with competing or comparing with yourself but when you choose to do it with another person that’s when things go downhill.

I know it’s easier said than done but remember that all bloggers started from the same place. The bloggers you see having thousands of followers right now probably struggled to gain two or three followers when they first started blogging. It probably took them months to reach this position and obviously a lot of hard work and effort.

You have to understand that there is so much that goes on behind the scenes and I’m pretty sure most of you do as bloggers. There are so many things you have to do in order to run and maintain a blog. At the end of the day, we are all in the same boat and we all know how difficult it is to maintain a blog regardless of the numbers so you don’t need to develop any negative thoughts about your blog when we are all the same.

Je suis sûr que c’est quelque chose que tous les blogueurs seraient d’accord avec moi, je ne pense certainement pas que se comparer ou rivaliser avec un autre blogueur soit sain du tout. C’est assez toxique et malsain. Comme je l’ai mentionné ci-dessus, il n’y a absolument rien de mal à rivaliser ou à se comparer à soi-même, mais lorsque vous choisissez de le faire avec une autre personne, c’est quand les choses se détériorent.

Je sais que c’est plus facile à dire qu’à faire, mais rappelez-vous que tous les blogueurs sont venus du même endroit. Les blogueurs que vous voyez avoir des milliers d’abonnés en ce moment ont probablement eu du mal à gagner un nombre d’abonnés lorsqu’ils ont commencé à bloguer. Il leur a probablement fallu des mois pour atteindre cet position  et, évidemment, beaucoup de travail et d’efforts.

Vous devez comprendre qu’il y a tellement de choses qui se passent dans les coulisses et je suis sûr que la plupart d’entre vous le savent en tant que blogueurs. Il y a tellement de choses que vous devez faire pour gérer et maintenir un blog. En fin de compte, nous sommes tous dans le même bateau et nous savons tous à quel point il est difficile de maintenir un blog quels que soient les chiffres, vous n’avez donc pas besoin de développer des pensées négatives sur votre blog quand nous sommes tous pareils. 

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YOU CAN NEVER BE HAPPY WITH YOUR BLOG

Comparing yourself with another blogger will only result in you being unhappy with your blog. You will never feel happy to work on your blog thus you won’t be able to produce any content on your website or even do the simplest blogging tasks.

So many people create a blog for the wrong reasons whether it be to earn money, receive free products or gain a ton of followers that’s the reason why they are not able to blog for a long period of time. Obviously, those things aren’t bad at all when you are passionate about your blog but when the sole purpose of creating your website is to receive free goodies then it’s definitely a problem.

Being unhappy with your blog will not only result in you not working on your blog but it will also lead you to go the wrong path by copying and stealing other bloggers’ contents and ideas. In my opinion, there is nothing more embarrassing and disrespectful than stealing another blogger’s hard work. At that point, not only will you have lost your credibility as a blogger but also your integrity. You can’t even consider yourself as a blogger anymore.

En vous comparant à un autre blogueur, vous serez seulement mécontent de votre blog. Vous ne vous sentirez jamais heureux de travailler sur votre blog, vous ne pourrez donc pas produire de contenu sur votre site Web ni même effectuer les tâches de blog les plus simples.

Tant de gens créent un blog pour les mauvaises raisons, que ce soit pour gagner de l’argent, recevoir des produits gratuits ou gagner une tonne d’abonnés, c’est la raison pour laquelle ils ne peuvent pas bloguer pendant une longue période. De toute évidence, ces choses ne sont pas mauvaises du tout lorsque vous êtes passionné par votre blog, mais lorsque le seul but de la création de votre site Web est de recevoir des cadeaux gratuits, c’est définitivement un problème.

Si vous n’êtes pas satisfait de votre blog, non seulement vous ne travaillerez pas sur votre blog, mais cela vous conduira également à vous tromper de chemin en copiant et en volant le contenu et les idées d’autres blogueurs. À mon avis, il n’ya rien de plus embarrassant et irrespectueux que de voler le travail acharné d’un autre blogueur. À ce stade, non seulement vous perdrez votre crédibilité en tant que blogueur, mais aussi votre intégrité. Vous ne pouvez même plus vous considérer comme un blogueur.

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YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PASSION FOR BLOGGING

This goes without saying that if you start competing with other bloggers, you will gradually start to lose your passion for blogging. Blogging is something that’s supposed to be positive and fun, it shouldn’t feel exhausting or nerve wracking. Remember the reason why you created your blog in the first place!

If you are truly passionate about your blog, you don’t need to feel jealous or discouraged by another blogger. It should encourage you to work harder on your blog to achieve the same results. Why waste your precious time by comparing when you could reach the same milestones or even higher ones!

Cela va sans dire que si vous commencez à rivaliser avec d’autres blogueurs, vous commencerez progressivement à perdre votre passion pour les blogs. Bloguer est quelque chose qui est censé être positif et amusant, cela ne devrait pas être épuisant ou angoissant. Rappelez-vous la raison pour laquelle vous avez créé votre blog en premier lieu!

Si vous êtes vraiment passionné par votre blog, vous n’avez pas besoin d’être jaloux ou découragé par un autre blogueur. Cela devrait vous encourager à travailler plus dur sur votre blog pour obtenir les mêmes résultats. Pourquoi perdre votre temps précieux en comparant quand vous pourriez atteindre les mêmes étapes ou même des étapes plus élevées!

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COMMUNITY > COMPARISON & COMPETITION

Instead of looking at other bloggers as your competitors, see them as your supporters and online friends. Most of your followers are probably bloggers themselves, there is literally no need to feel disheartened or discouraged by looking at their success. Every blogger’s definition of success is different. For some, having a successful blog is about sharing things they are passionate about whereas for others, it’s about having people read their blogs.

If you start to divert your attention to unnecessary things like comparison then you will never feel fulfilled by your blog. When you start to only focus on your blog and not look at other blogs as competitors, you will soon start to notice a difference whether it be your productivity level, your love & passion for your blog or your stats. You will not be able to grow your blog without supporting other bloggers. The community is what makes this industry so huge and powerful.

Au lieu de considérer les autres blogueurs comme vos concurrents, considérez-les comme vos supporters et amis en ligne. La plupart de vos abonnés sont probablement eux-mêmes des blogueurs, il n’est littéralement pas nécessaire de se sentir découragé en regardant leur succès. La définition du succès de chaque blogueur est différente. Pour certains, avoir un blog réussi, c’est partager des choses qui les passionnent, tandis que pour d’autres, il s’agit de faire lire leurs blogs.

Si vous commencez à détourner votre attention vers des choses inutiles comme la comparaison, vous ne vous sentirez jamais comblé par votre blog. Lorsque vous commencez à vous concentrer uniquement sur votre blog et à ne pas considérer les autres blogs comme des concurrents, vous commencerez bientôt à remarquer une différence, que ce soit votre niveau de productivité, votre amour et votre passion pour votre blog ou vos statistiques. Vous ne pourrez pas développer votre blog sans soutenir d’autres blogueurs. La communauté est ce qui rend cette industrie si énorme et puissante.

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Thank you so much for reading! – xo N

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  1. I have met so many nice people through my blog and enjoy reading their writing. That said, I write the kind of blog I want to read and worry about satisfying myself first. Of course, I’m not in it for money or career – just for fun.

    Great post and thought provoking! Have a good day! 🙂

  2. I think you’ve emphasized this issue so much that I remember how much I looked down on myself as a blogger…until I read one of your posts about comparison. I started to be content with my progress. As slow as it was, i finally found my voice and rhythm and am learning everyday

  3. As always, another well thought out timely discussion. I love the idea of a community rather than competition. Competition does have its place but not so much in the blogging world. Write what you know, like, and are passionate about and everything else will follow. I look at other bloggers as inspiration because they are speaking their truths not someone else.
    Thank Again!!

  4. Great post! It’s been a year since I started blogging and I never felt any type of competition between me and other bloggers, it was always with myself and making sure that my blog steps up it’s game! Great Post!♥️

  5. I like this post. It reminds me that I can have my own “hlas” (it means “voice” in Slovak language). I will definitely find my own “hlas” (in Polish, my native language it is “głos”). By reading my comment you could learn two new words: one in Slovak and one in Polish. daretolive72, a blogger with great ideas.

  6. I’ve definitely felt the bite of the competition bug before and it definitely impacts how you think about your content and the quality of your work and productivity. These days, I’m glad to say that I see other bloggers as inspiration and I hope to make some great friendships in the long run. This community is so amazing and supportive. I’m just happy to be able to share my voice and learn from others. Thank you this lovely post and reminder.

  7. It is so true that we compare ourselves so much in the beggining and sometimes feel down for not having as much likes or followers as the others but then I remember that the most important thing is to do what I want and Love and that the right followers and readers will come to me easily if I stay consistent in the process !

  8. I wholeheartedly agree. I try not to pay too much attention to stats and followers (though it is nice when I get one) because I’d be writing whether one person or one hundred people read it. I write because I want to and if I make friends or strike a chord along the way then that’s great 😊

  9. Thanks for all your posts on this topic, when I first started it was one your posts that made me become aware of one of the obstacles I will face as a blogger. “Comparison is a chain that we put around our ankles that will always pull us back because you will never be free.” As always great post. Thanks again

  10. Absolutely agree with you. Competition in the blogging community is useless. Everyone is unique, therefore everyone has something unique to offer. As I usually say, I have a minuscule blog, and I love it. I have so much fun thinking about topics to write and that moment when I click the publish button is the highlight of my week.

  11. With all that being said, thank you for sharing and for taking time to stop by and visit my site. I hope it provided encouragement for your day. Your words reminded me to keep my motive for blogging in front of me at all times.

  12. This is a wonderfully insightful, well-written, and Helpful Post.
    Great advice you provide here.
    Thank you.
    Cheers,
    –Lance

    I particularly loved this part:

    “Being unhappy with your blog will not only result in you not working on your blog but it will also lead you to go the wrong path by copying and stealing other bloggers’ contents and ideas. In my opinion, there is nothing more embarrassing and disrespectful than stealing another blogger’s hard work. At that point, not only will you have lost your credibility as a blogger but also your integrity. You can’t even consider yourself as a blogger anymore.”
    ***
    “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
    Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
    Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.”

    –Iago
    From ‘Othello’

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