Welcome to our weekly BlogAnon meeting where we confess a particular blogging sin and turn to you for support, suggestions and that blogging bond so we know we're not all alone. Don't be shy. Read along and let us know if you identify with us this week.
I am jealous of you. I can't help it. I just am. It must be my competitive streak that permeates many facets of my life (join our Survivor game and see what I mean - I dare you). I like to come out on top. To be the best. So I can't help it when I see you have more followers than we do. More profile visits than we do. More comments than we do. More participation than we do. More inspiring posts than we do. More creative results than I can think to do. I love what you do. But I want to do it better than you.
Is that wrong? Was it bad of me to be truly happy for my friends who got married, bought homes and had families while at the same time being jealous of them for having all that I wanted and did not yet have? It is such a conflicting feeling - to want to share in the joy of others when the reminder of not having what you want bums you out. That's how I feel when I visit you. Yes - you. All of you.
Every blog has something that I wish I had. I can't get rid of that jealous streak. But I can turn it into motivation. Evaluation. Education. I want you to keep up the good work. I'll catch up to you some day. So thank you for the inspiration, as I bumble along in my own way.
What things are you jealous of in the blogosphere? What do you do about it? Can jealousy be a good thing?