Monday, April 28, 2014

Voices of Comparison




I had a different post written. In fact it was completely finished and ready to send and then I felt led to start over and write this one instead.

Recently my head and heart started looking over at what others were doing and the voices in my head started, ‘she does it so much better than you’ ‘might as well stop now’ and on and on they went. I’m usually pretty good at knowing when I’m under attack and even this time I knew, only I made the mistake of letting my heart dwell on the words… the lies.

What if it’s true? Maybe I should quit now, I’m not qualified or good enough or talented enough, maybe there really is no point to all this writing.

So the comparison started.

What makes their words so much better than mine?

Their blog is professionally done and probably cost a fortune; mine will never look like that.


Uh oh, this post didn’t get as many likes, shares, comment as her’s. Maybe I’m right; I’m really not all that good at this writing thing.



I'm guest posting at  Laura Rath's today for her Comparison series. Will you join me over there to read the rest?



7 comments :

  1. I used to compare my blog with people when I first started out. Then I started reading tutorials on how mine could be just as amazing. I gave up because there was so much html jargon and almost paid someone $50 for a layout I 'liked'. But with patience and persistance I designed my own blog layout for nothing and have stopped comparing. There is always going to be someone better than you and there is always going to be someone judging you too but I think we all just need to focus a little less on others and live every day as if it's our last!!

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  2. It's so hard not to compare. And yet all that looking around surely must siphon off our creative juices, our needed energy, the focus that lets us be at our best.

    Thank you for this, Alecia. Trust me, my friend ... you're not the only one.

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  3. Oh girl, I'm running right over to Lara's now. I've so been there, am there.

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  4. Hi, Alecia! I think I did this very thing the other day when I looked at your work, didn't I?! We do have to remind ourselves that the size of the audience is not so important. I am glad to have partners in this writing journey, like you.

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    1. Hi Hally! We will figure out how to let you comment without it being anonymous :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!

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  5. Good reminder to me as I am thinking and praying about whether to do some other writing or come off the short blogging break I've taken... Thanks!

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