Do You Have Blog Envy?

You know what I’m talking about. You hop around the internet landing on other awesome blogs, and you think “why can’t mine be that {insert adjective here}”. I’m totally feeling it right now.

Aside from the commandment instructing us not to envy our (blogosphere) neighbors, kicking yourself for not having a blog “just like theirs” just makes you feel bad!

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t want a cookie-cutter version of somebody else’s blog – that just wouldn’t be any fun at all!

So what can we do to get over the green-eyed blog monster?

Learn from your favorite blogs.
Take a few ideas that you love, and implement them on your own blog. I’m not talking about copying their content of course. But maybe you love that they use a certain fantastic widget, or that they participate in a certain meme. What’s stopping you from using that same widget or doing the same meme?

Invest some time into your blog.
Sure, you may want to change the theme or make a few tweaks to make your blog more aesthetically pleasing, but the one thing you should focus on is CONTENT. Post as often as you can (daily if at all possible), and talk about something interesting to other people. Did you catch that last part? Interesting to other people. Sure, it’s important for you to know how often your baby poos (and all the descriptive details that we just won’t go into here), but it’s hard to build a faithful following if that is the extent of what you write about. 🙂

Find out what others are interested in by checking out forums in your niche. If there’s a lot of conversation revolving around a topic that you’re knowledgeable about, why not write a blog series answering people’s most common questions?

Start a discussion with some of your favorite bloggers
Seriously. Find them on Twitter, or use the contact form on their blog. Better yet, leave a meaningful comment on their posts. Let them know how much you love their blog. Who knows, maybe they’re doubting the worth of their own corner of the blogosphere?

Another way you can get their attention and bring them to your blog is to…..blog about them. Link to one of your favorite posts on their blog and write a little bit about why you love it and how it affects you/inspires you/makes you laugh, etc.

If you’re using WordPress, you have the option of sending a trackback to their site so they know that you’ve linked to them. You can also leave a comment on that favorite post that you referenced letting them know that you were moved enough by it to mention it on your own blog.

If you’re coming from iFellowship, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment so I’ll know to visit you back. Also, don’t forget to visit our host site, Seeds of Faith. Thanks!

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Comments

  1. You’re singing my song!!! I so wish I could change my blog to something better! However, it looks a ton better than the day I started.

    Thanks for such great tips!

    I’m here from iFellowship – only very late! But so glad I still hopped over!!

    Hope you have a great Thursday (I’m sure you won’t read this until then – LOL!)

  2. You're singing my song!!! I so wish I could change my blog to something better! However, it looks a ton better than the day I started.

    Thanks for such great tips!

    I'm here from iFellowship – only very late! But so glad I still hopped over!!

    Hope you have a great Thursday (I'm sure you won't read this until then – LOL!)