Blog Envy. Who doesn’t get it? I know I do.
In fact, I think it’s fairly predominant among us Mommy Bloggers. You click on an interesting blog title, and suddenly – it’s like blogger heaven. The layout is gorgeous, every post has a ton of comments, the writing makes you pee yourself a little with laughter, bright shiny colors, ads up the ying yang, perfect photos (camera phone? shut.your.mouth), the writer seems down to earth and super nice, her kids are apparently being groomed to become movie stars, she’s giving away a small jet plane (courtesy of her best friend United) to one lucky reader – you leave a comment saying how much you love her/the blog/the post…
You think, “What about ME? I deserve a small jet plane. In fact, I deserve a large jet plane. My posts have words, my blog has a title, I like United…”
And if you KNOW her? Personally?
I’ll bet you just had a small stroke after you clicked out of it.
So what do you do with blog envy?
1. Become a stalker and take down their blog. After all, if you can’t have a small jet? No one can. (Not the *best* choice)
2. Stop blogging. Fall into a black hole of self pity and remain there for a while. Maybe forever. (Better, but still, really not great for the old self esteem)
3. Compete. Hardcore. No one’s giving you a jet? Fine. Buy yourself one. A bigger one. From Delta. And then tell everyone you get free jets because your blog is that cool. Post pics of yourself giving the Delta president a hug. (Best choice. Evah)
No more jealousy fire in your heart. Just an empty bank account, and perhaps you can’t keep your firstborn, but it’s worth it. Win/Win.
The better blogger got a jet to giveaway. Better get on that. No sense in being greedy. Hopefully you have another kid laying around somewhere.