Not I. Oh the luxury of having too few followers/readers to worry :)
This is EXACTLY why I love you. Your honesty is so refreshing. Tomorrow's post is going to be my sarcastic slant on SITS. God I hope they don't find it and boot me out of the club. I know exactly what you mean. I see the cliques on Twitter a bit more than I do other places, but the fake "Oh I love your blog" shit can be hard to take. Hell yes I get jealous. Hell yes. I think that's why I've stayed a bit clostered in our little group- because the blogging world can be a bitch. I keep telling myself, "why don't bloggers realize that other bloggers are not the competition? It's TV, books, magazines, facebook, twitter, etc. etc.
Ha ha - love this! I would be lying if I didn't say that sometimes I have jealous tendencies... what do they have that I don't have. I try to keep it at bay and I try not to show it too much. But I think we all feel that. It is only human to strive to be the best.... right? Great post!
Kate, I think as writers/bloggers, we all have these moments and couldn't agree with you more. I try very hard to rise above it, but man is it hard. Seriously, I have an obsession with looking at my numbers all day long. So believe me when I say you so aren't alone. Thank you for saying what everyone has thought from one time or another!!
Love these!! :)
Hahaha. These are great! Thank you for sharing them. ;)
It feels so good to know that we're not alone on this stuff, doesn't it? :-)
LOL! I like your outlook. I'm going to stop looking at my # of followers. Or try to any way. Hard to when they're sitting right there in my stinking sidebar.
I am so, like, totally jealous of you. But I love your blog...it's fantabulously awesomesauce! And I mean that from the bottom of my cold, dark heart! :D
I think you know how i feel about this post...I will tweet it now, later, and tomorrow. You totally nailed it!
Hehehe, every day Kate! It's terrible and I know I shouldn't. Then I start to think what I'm doing wrong, and I have been these last few weeks. Been in a slump actually. But yesterday I just thought, "stuff it all", and decided to just have fun with it like I used to, give it my all, and stop focusing on everyone else's blogs and who has more followers/fans, etc. It's exhausting. Love the pics in this!
hahahahahahahaha - this is hilarious
Kate - Don't worry too much you are doing awesome. You could be like me...every time you post a status update on Facebook, your like count goes down by 1. I'm like...am I THAT annoying?
Nope, none of those. But I am vicious (in private) when a topic is boring to me or the typos or grammar are so bad I shout at the screen "READ A BOOK FOR CHRISSAKE WILL YOU?"
Yes! Mostly I get whiny about it - like "why are they following her and not me? Poor, poor me. :(" I hate popularity contests!!!
Mostly I'm just offended when someone has a blog with many spelling and grammatical errors....AND they have more followers than I do. We're so silly.
Take them off then. Double dare ya ;)
LOVE THIS! And yes, i totally get completely jealous. At the same time, I'm really psyched about the really cool bloggers I've found. Connecting makes the whole process so much more fun and it's great to whine about not knowing what to write about every damn day to people who actually understand (as in, not my husband). The bloggers who really piss me off are the ones who have shitty pages, bad writing, horrible grammar and stupid boring topics. And they have way more followers than I do. But I love YOU GUYS.
LOL! I still haven't gotten the hang of FB. I think that's a good thing now.
Wow, I've never thought of my self as having decent grammar. I'm totally guessing based on the way things sound when writing. I was just studying how to use commas the other day b/c I'm pretty clueless. I wish I were better at it, but it takes time to learn.I like that other bloggers "get me" b/c most RL people don't understand the blogging disease. LOL!
I react that way too. It didn't come out so funny, so I didn't use that meme. Ha!
They usually make me feel better about my site b/c I suck at grammar - at least as far as understanding it. I still don't know when to use a semi-colon. I've read how to do it, but I'm afraid I'll use it wrong, so I mostly just make it into two sentences.
Yeah, I'm going to try to stop looking at page views and followers. Getting off my TweetDeck for a while has helped too.
I did it. Took them off. I also removed my pageviews. Thanks!
True that RL people don't get it. My husband keeps asking me how I can make money on it. Um. And yeah, regarding the grammar? Just troll some random blogs you've never been to before. Most of them are pretty sucky.
haha! All the comments are all giving me a good laugh too;)
I took my little pageview graph thingy down a few weeks back, but I'm about to fall off the wagon and put it back up. I miss it, dammit!
hahahahahaha - YES!
Wow. Pageviews! I hadn't thought of that. I do rather like them! Well done you though - I'm dead impressed.
Kristi, you're so funny - I was just cracking up at your comment on my FB page. LOL!
Sad but true. I often get sad when I think about how much my blog has changed over the years. I'm not as involved in the blog world, and though I tell myself I don't care who comments, follows, shares, reads my blog... I really really do.
Influenza in the house gets one behind on blog reading. HA HA this is great! I don't get jealous... much... Seriously though I sometimes wonder what the secret is and how some bloggers figured it out! ;-)
Perhaps it might be best for this novice at blogging to stop before it changes me! Naw! To me, I look at others and wish them well... then try to see why they are doing well! If one can take the success of others and build on it, then they too will have success. Jealousy never achieved success, just efforts. Great Job! (and funny)
Funny! I have shitty spelling and sometimes bad grammer, are you saying my bloggy friends only like me cuz I make them look good? ;)
LOL!! This was linked in another post. :-D
Sadly, guilty of some of these. Maybe all of these. That's when I know I need more prayer/positive influence/personal pep talks ("Who cares what he/she's doing? Focus on becoming your best!", etc.).
BWAHAHAHA!! Love you - really. I don't begrudge others their success if I understand it. I feel confused and annoyed by blogs that have a ton of followers and what I perceive as very mediocre content. But then I don't generally continue reading blogs like that, so the annoyance is temporary.
Too funny! No I want you to get more views than me! Lol
Exactly. I say I don't care, but I live like I do - focusing too much of my energy on gaining/keeping my followers, etc.
I don't know. I'm trying not to care. Trying.
I'm doing that - seeing what works for other bloggers - but then I get jealous too - mostly in a self-pity, whiney, really attractive kind of way.
Same here. Gotta change my priorities.
I'm just jealous of everybody. Gag!
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