Blogging can really get to me sometimes. While I've been blogging since high school, it can be frustrating to see a ton of other people jump on the scene and receive almost instant success so quickly. It's so easy to start a blog and build a voice with social media nowadays, so for someone like me who has put in actual years of time and effort into my blog and content, it's easy to get upset too.
I'll be honest, it's no fun to see someone that you've helped start their blog receive more engagement than your own. I've been there many times, and it's really hard not to feel the slightest bit of jealousy towards their success.
ELLE posted a video with Chelsea Handler, and while I'm not a raging Chelsea Handler fan, I felt like she was speaking directly to me the entire time. Watch it below:
All in all, like she said, it's okay to feel jealous. That's human, and that's not something we can always control. However, we can control how we react to those feelings. Shift the focus from what everyone else is doing and start focusing on yourself and your journey. Trust me, I still struggle with this, but I'm finding the more I put things into perspective and refocus my energy towards my own matters, the less likely I am to feel down about myself and my work.
So, just because the blog next door landed a major partnership with a brand you love doesn't mean there's not something out there for you, too. The key is to remember to always be authentic, always be true to who you are, and you'll never have to worry about someone else coming along and stealing your show. There's a little bit of room for everyone, you just have to be patient and wait for your time to come.