it’s ok. . .

Just a friendly reminder to all my fellow bloggers out there. . . a little bit of a follow up to my comparison trap post.. .

It’s ok.. .

To unsubscribe from a blog, twitter follower, etc. Your time is important. Don’t feel like you have to read a blog that you aren’t getting anything out of or don’t enjoy. Same thing with Twitter, life is too short to follow someone who only posts negative, annoying things –> un-follow and don’t give it another thought!

To not post sometimes and don’t apologize for it. If I am reading your blog, I hope that sometimes life gets too busy and too fun to have time to take pictures and post. I would love to hear about it when you get back!

To be too busy with life to take pictures, be on social media, etc. <—same thing here, sometimes you need to put the camera, social media down and just be present and living life.

To have a super long to-do list that just keeps getting longer. I have such a long list of blog posts that I want to write and some weeks it just gets longer instead of shorter. And that’s ok. When I have time to write, it is nice to have a list of ideas to work on. . .

To not have professional head shots done or to not have a professionally designed header. It seems like all the bigger bloggers have super fancy self pics or headers. . and this is just a few examples of things that other bloggers might have.. . don’t make it something you have to do, now if you want to do it, then go for it, but never feel like you have to do anything!

To not be participating in the latest # craze, fitness trend, blog survey –> again, we are all busy, and if you try to do everything in the blog world, you could go crazy trying to keep up. Just do the ones that interest or sound fun to you. And let the other ones go. . .

What else should be added to my list? What should bloggers not feel bad about or worry about in the blogging world?


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42 Responses to it’s ok. . .

  1. Thank you. Needed that today!
    Jackie recently posted..Treating MyselfMy Profile

  2. HA! This is fantastic! I try not to worry about what everyone else’s blog looks like and just think about mine. I only WISH I had a list of things to write about. I’m a new blogger but I already have writer’s block. So much for thinking I had a lot to say! LOL
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  3. Amen, I needed a little reminder, thank you!
    Katie recently posted..Florida FeelingsMy Profile

  4. To not worry about # of followers or views or any stats like that:-) If someone wants to read & comment, great, but ultimately you should write because it’s fun & you might want to remember some stuff!
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  5. Girl I LOVE this. I really don’t think there can ever be too many reminders from fellow bloggers that we all fall into the comparison trap sometimes and it’s okay to just let it go and live. It’s so comforting to know this you have no idea- so thanks for writing this. Have a great hump day 🙂
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  6. Thanks Katie!! I think I need to come back and read this about once per week! 😉 I also definitely need to start unsubscribing to some blogs because my Bloglovin’ feed is getting out of control. I definitely won’t be unsubscribing to yours though! 🙂
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Pumpkin Carrot Cake Oatmeal BakeMy Profile

  7. Your list of “completed” and “to-do” blog posts still amazes me! I can’t believe how organized you are 🙂 (and I’m a little bit jealous…) I’ve definitely been going through Instagram and Bloglovin’ lately and exnaying blogs that I don’t follow or don’t want to follow.
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  8. Such a great list!! I do think that people get waaaay too hung up on things (like, all the things you listed!). I often remind myself I’m doing this for FUN. Remember fun?

    I know that I really wanted to work with tons of brands at first – because the bigger bloggers did. Now, I’m more selective about what I agree to – just because someone else works with them, doesn’t mean I have to!
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  9. Love this, especially this week! I had been feeling bad that I hadn’t gotten anything posted this week, but life has been a little crazy.

    I’ve also been doing social media free Sundays the past few weeks, to help myself be more productive and more present with my family. It’s been good 🙂
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    • KT

      I totally understand that life gets crazy!! And sometimes blogging just doesn’t happen.. . I just don’t like when people apologize for being gone. . . I like that they are busy enough to be gone – and I like to hear what you are up to when you come back!! 🙂

  10. Thanks for this- I have been toying with the fact of getting a professional header/design but honestly its so dang expensive and I just dont think I need it at the moment– I am happy with my little picmonkey header for now 🙂
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted..Healthy Holiday ChallengesMy Profile

  11. Love this, Katie! Thanks for the reminder. I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with my never ending to-do list, and I think I may take a little bloggy break over the holidays to catch my breath. Then I’ll be FIRED up to come back and tackle that long list of writing ideas. Or finally get the bloggy biz cards (thanks for the idea, BTW!) that I’ve been thinking about for ages!
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  12. Thanks for this post! I’m new to blogging and sometimes find myself comparing my blog to others. It’s not healthy and ultimately my blog is for me.
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  13. I really need to weed through my blog feed and unfollow the blogs that I never read anymore. Sometimes you just lose the connection with a blogger you once had and thats okay!
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  14. Great post, Katie! One of the best things I’ve done since blogging was making the decision to live life first and THEN blog, which means some days I don’t get to write. CnC is definitely a priority for me, but Dave, Atlas and my dogs come first and some days/evenings I want them to have my undivided attention rather than having my nose buried in the computer.

    The comparison trap is tough and something I think we all struggle with from time to time, but I think looking at your family and what matters most in YOUR life helps avoid falling prey to envy.
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  15. I definately think it’s ok to stop following a blog. I have done that! It’s impossible to read every blog out there… I tend to start out reading a blog but then if that blogger never replies to comments then I stop following them. I think it is really important to reply to comments 🙂 shows appreciation.

    And I get the not posting a ton… Life is busy so maybe you only post 1-2 times a week instead of your normal 3-4 times a week!

    Sorry for the double comment… Dang bloglovin app 🙂
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  16. Thank you for this 🙂 I must remind myself of this; sometimes it gets very overwhelming!! I have to remember “why” I blog. Recognizing this always gets me back to a positive frame of mind.
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  17. Good reminder! I get busy sometimes and my blog feed just blows up, but it’s way more important to go live my life and it’s not as if my blog is my job. I remind myself that my blog is about my life, NOT the other way around!
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  18. Very true. I’ve said goodbye to some blogs lately because it’s not worth it. And lol have you seen my header? That’s right, I don’t have one. Not sure I want to spend $35 or whatever the hiked up cost is now for one. Maybe one day but not now.

    Happy Friday!
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  19. great post, Katie!!
    I actually love the “little blogs” the most – the writer responds, appreciates their readers, and aren’t trying to impress anyone 🙂
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