A Rant for Originality 07/20/2010
I feel like an idiot. It's true.
Yesterday, one of my most favorite bloggers announced that she was getting married. As I was looking at their engagement photos my eyes began to swell up with tears of excitement. They are such an adorable couple. I love watching all of the things they create through her blog.
As I scrolled down a little more I saw that there were 115 comments on her engagement post. Then I sat there, irritated, pondering and frustrated.
Lissa recently wrote a post called Let's Collaborate, Not Compete. In the post she explains how competition is unnecessary and when we make an effort to collaborate we are able to acknowledge that there are things other people have that we want. But it doesn't take competition to achieve them. When we work together, the things we create are far more powerful.
But here is why I feel like an idiot. There are so many bloggers out there that I LOVE. I have subscribed to their feed. I look forward to their posts and announcements and I want THAT. I want to have a large audience of followers who love my style and what I share on my blog. I know I am sounding a bit like a whining child right now, but this is what is so.
A part of me feels like I lack the originality. But maybe the problem is that I haven't been dedicated to one thing for long enough. I am constantly changing blogs, pages, designs, photos, etc.
I think I am going to try and stick it out to see what happens. Maybe one day I will have 115 comments.
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