If you are a blogger, you know there is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into maintaining your blog and growing your blog readership and social stats. You also understand the importance of this for earning potential be it through sponsored posts, affiliate sales, direct sales or advertising. Generally speaking, the more readers you have, the more money you make. However, for many of us bloggers, (myself included) this blogging gig is very part-time. Which is ok, I want to spend time making homemade meals for my family and helping my kids with their homework, etc. I have to remember that there are more important things in life than being the most popular blogger on the planet. Sometimes I have to remind myself of this when I read very popular blogs with lots of traffic and social shares and comments. I've even read about blogger envy on other blogs including blogs I would consider at the height of popularity.
So today I decided to do something I have had on my mind to do for a long time. I updated my main photo on my Home Ec @ Home facebook page. The old photo was a single photo of dough slices stacked with butter and cinnamon and sugar to make cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread. Compared to newer photos, I have taken over the past year and a half since reading Tasty Food Photography, the old photo was terrible and yet I left it there on my facebook page for the whole world to see. Then finally today I took all of about 10 minutes to upload some of my favorite photos to create a photo collage on picmonkey, then uploaded the collage as my new facebook photo. I think it looks about a million times better and should do a lot more for my facebook page than my old photo. It gives a broader picture of my recipes and food photography.
Such a simple thing and yet I put it off for so long. So if you sometimes feel a little blog envy, do something productive for your blog instead of feeling sorry for yourself. However, if you don't have time to do it at that moment, don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself. Write it on your to-do list and save it for later. Take care of your family, yourself, your career, whatever it is that needs your attention at the moment.
Some other posts you might enjoy about improving your blog:
How to Increase Traffic to Your Food Blog
How I Am Improving my Food Photography and I Finally Made it onto Food Gawker and Taste Spotting!
Read my guest post at Blogelina: 3 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Food Blog
And if you have a moment, like my facebook page, tweet this post, stumble it, pin it on pinterest, share it on facebook, etc. because it really does matter to bloggers like myself. Thank you! I appreciate it!
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Wonderful article! This should also hold true offline as well. So much time is wasted worried about everyone else and what their doing. As blogger's, we really do need to a step back to get a more clear picture (no pun intended lol). This is a great reminder, thank you for sharing!
9/21/2016 06:39:38 am
Whenever I get down, I make myself write. It always comes back to content! If I write constantly, I have to improve...right? :)
9/21/2016 01:44:35 pm
I am so bad for blog envy! I just need to remember that I am going at my own pace and that's ok. I have a mile long to do list though!
9/27/2016 07:19:30 am
When I feel blog envy, I try to take a moment to check out the competition and figure out what about their blog is making my jealous. Are there pins better, more active on Twitter, do they write better posts....
9/18/2017 09:10:45 pm
You are so right! Sending a virtual hug of encouragement.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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