Turning Blog Jealousy Into Motivation

It sucks doesn’t it? When you put all the hard work and effort into creating a blog and NOTHING. No comments, shares, pins… No anything. And then you see THOSE blogs. The blogs with stunning hi-res photography taken with the latest technology. The blogs with 50k followers on each social media platform. The blogs with the incredible design and GAHHHH I may as well give up now.

Okay, well don’t do that. This post is specifically for those who look at other blogs and are constantly suffering from blogger anxiety/jealousy. Are you one of these people? ONWARDS!

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

When I started the process of my blog relaunch I did some research. I got my followers to do a survey to see what it was they liked about LFTN, I looked at my favourite blogs and wrote down what I believed made them so appealing and I looked at every blog resource site available to man and woman. This is how I devised my plan for the future of LFTN.

Instead of crying over the fact my blog was getting nowhere I took action.

You need to ask yourself why your blog isn’t getting the views you think you deserve. Things to consider:

  • Do your posts help people in any way? Are you offering tips, advice, fashion guidance etc. or are you just talking about what you ate for dinner?
  • Is your blog design attractive and easy to use?
  • Are the photographs you use high quality?
  • Do you promote your posts enough?

Just by focusing these things you will see a HUGE improvement in views and that will increase the inspiration. See my post on refocusing your blog.

BE YOURSELF

Despite being completely immersed with inspiration (see this post!) from other bloggers you MUST MUST MUST remember that you have to be yourself. Choose what you want your blog to be. Do not lose track on why you are blogging, what your goals are and what it is that makes you want to blog.

HELP IS HERE

If you’re looking to relaunch your blog so you can reach the standards YOU want (not just what you think will be popular) then I will be happy to help! I’ve devised this Relaunch Your Blog checklist for you to amend as you please. This is a checklist is here to assist you!

Owner of this little blog! A lover of coffee, Disney and old stuff, blogging about my loves, passions and opinions.

7 Comments

  • Reply Summer November 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Nice tips! It is really important to take action and not lose track ♥♥

    summerdaisy.net

    • Reply Laura November 8, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Hi Summer, thank you for your comment! I hope others can feel inspired to do great things with their blog from being inspired by others 🙂 xx

  • Reply Alison Harriman November 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Your making me feel incredibly lazy here Laura. I don’t post regularly and am happy to just hang out and admire other bloggers wonderful work. Is that a bad thing?

    • Reply Laura November 8, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Haha as I mentioned that post is for those who tend to get a bit BLEUGH about their blog and are looking to improve it. So no there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you’re happy xx

  • Reply rosemary January 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    This is a great post and very true. I also find that many of the bloggers who have lots of comments also comment on those folks blogs. A comment for a comment, which my time is not always available to comment on 50 blogs a week/day. I find that I do have many readers who do not comment, I read many myself and do not comment. I wasn’t a fan of facebook, but I am using it more often as finding my most traffic is coming from that site, as well as pinterest. I agree you have to be yourself, we are all unique and we need to showcase that on our blogs. The numbers will then follow.

    • Reply Laura February 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      It’s hard to comment on everything with something useful to say so I only do it every so often. Glad you’re getting more traffic from social media! xxx

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