1) Unsubscribe. Seriously. If reading a blog plagues you with jealousy and envy, just stop reading it. The internet is full of good blogs out there. Fill you feed reader with stuff that makes you happy, makes you feel good, and inspires you. It’s hard to break away from blogs with good content, but if you can’t read them without being jealous every time, they’re really not worth it.
2) Remember that you’re just seeing what a blogger chooses to show you. You have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes. A blogger can make their life look perfect by leaving out the negative and boring details, but let’s be real. No one actually has a perfect life, or learns a craft without trial and error, or does everything right on the first try. Just because they choose to not show you the unpleasant work and their failures doesn’t mean that they don’t happen.
3) Think about how much work it would take to do something yourself or get whatever you’re envious of. As easy as it is to imagine a lucky fairy that chooses to bless everyone but you, most accomplishments take a lot of effort. Promoting, networking, knitting, crocheting, writing, and photography all take time. You have to develop the skills and put them to work and those bloggers had to do it too. You could spend all of your free time doing that or you could make other choices that might be better for you. I’d like to have an amazing, popular blog, but when I have to choose between putting together good blog content and doing something fun with my friends, my friends always win. That’s a choice I make that more successful bloggers might not and I’m more than okay with that.
4) Learn from what you admire about other blogs instead of being envious over it. Envy comes from a desire to have something yourself. Since we’re just talking about blogging, why not make it happen? Look at what you admire and draw from it when working on your own projects or blog. I’m not suggesting directly imitating another blogger. What I’m suggesting is looking at how you can translate things you like about other blogs into your own work. Think about what the other blogger is doing well, why it works, and then use it for inspiration.