How many followers does HE have? How many comments does SHE have? He got WHAT award? Wait a minute…She married WHO?
Good Grief! I realize in this day & age of Facebook, Twitter, & yes even on this platform of WordPress….that this way of thinking may be quite difficult to avoid. People seem to showcase what appears to be, their perfect careers, & their perfect little lives…but actually, I can relate.
When I first started out on this platform just a couple of years ago, I really didn’t know what to expect. This online stuff was totally new to me, so I wasn’t sure what exactly was the “norm” as far as creating content & obtaining followers…etc. I would see people who set up sites & blogs months after me, that had hundreds of followers in a week, or over a thousand followers in just 2 mos! I always enjoyed writing, & inspiring others, so I assumed that I must not be doing something right, per my blog didn’t take off quite as quickly.
I also had a lot more time on my hands in the beginning to blog more, interact, & visit more. So it was kinda easy to get caught up in the rat-race of obtaining more followers, more likes, more blah, blah, blah. (Sigh)…But you know what? It became exhausting!
So, HOW do we combat this?
- Focus on Ourselves
Not in an overbearing or conceited way, just more of a prioritizing way. We should resolve to focus more on what OUR message is to the world & what WE want to accomplish individually…& not everyone else’s two cents! Focus more on the things we enjoy doing, like cycling, going out, cooking, music, or whatever it may be.
- Be Grateful
I know certain things may not be to our liking, but there has to be SOMETHING in our lives, or perhaps SOMEONE that we can look back & say we can appreciate & are thankful for. Favor we were given through a friend, family member, neighbor….etc. It can really help us to stay centered & to keep things in perspective.
You know, sometimes we just have to accept the fact, that we will never be as fast as Suzy, or as tall as Jack, or as savvy as….whoever. BUT…we can work on being our BEST selves. Ok, some of us may never be a size 4, but we CAN work on losing a few pounds, if that is what is really desired. We may not have the BMW yet, but we can still roll in that Ford Escort. We can still rock that hairstyle, or wear that outfit without a high-end designer’s name on our clothes to affirm that we look good! Come on somebody!
Due to time constraints, I haven’t been able to post as much this year. My schedule has changed drastically, & I simply just don’t have as much time to devote to my blog like I used to, & my weekly visitors have dropped dramatically as a result, but hey…OH, WELL!
And now…I could really care less! Per, I’ve gone back to the basics of doing what I’ve always loved to do…which is simply Write.
I may not have the most impressive this, or the best of that, like some others, BUT… it’s good enough for ME, & that’s ENOUGH! And always remember…SO ARE YOU! 😊 ❤️