I must admit that sometimes, when I sit down to read other people’s blogs, I find that they’re all just so well written, witty and wise, that I usually end up wondering why it is that I even bother?”
On those days, when it seems that everything I‘d ever want to say has already been said by those with minds far more adept at blogging than mine, I do honestly feel like packing all my words away and heading for the proverbial hills.
This is an unusual response for my as normally I would congratulate the blogger on writing such a brilliant blog and then carry on as usual with my own.
Yet for some reason, every now and then, I’ll react like a sore loser or a sulky child.
I’ll even find myself going out of my way to avoid Word Press for a few days after the reading of the brilliant post.
Then eventually I’ll pick myself up.
Give myself a good talking too and try to figure out just what it is about discovering the brilliance of others that sometimes makes me feel so small.
When really it shouldn’t be having that effect on me at all.
It’s not like I’ve ever expected or even wanted to be the best blogger in the world.
In fact, if anything, I’m honestly delighted that there are so many truly fantastic bloggers out there.
So, even to me, my own negative reactions towards discovering the brilliance of others, has truly baffled me.
The only answer I’ve been able to come up with is this……..
And this may sound completely silly……
I’m beginning to wonder whether or not…..
I might be experiencing……..
Dare I even say it ……?
There I said it.
It’s not something I’m proud of but the concept of Blogger Envy or Blogger Jealousy does indeed seem to fit my unwarranted spate of irrational responses.
I’ve also noticed from time to time, that I’m not the only one who seems to be experiencing this negative reaction towards the fantastic blog posts of others.
Every now and then, when I’m reading through the comments on one of these truly amazing blogs, I’ll come across someone whose responses to a brilliant post are less than unreasonably unkind.
It’s then that I wonder whether or not these unwarranted and unkind responses are the effects of a knee jerk reaction to Blogger Jealousy?
This leaves me wondering whether or not Blogger Jealousy or Blog Envy is a real phenomenon?
What do you think?
Have you ever read a blog that’s so amazing it’s made you feel like packing it all in when normally you’d simply congratulate the author and carry on as usual?
If so, how do you explain it?
- Writer Jealousy (awriterinspired.wordpress.com)