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  1. Hi Cori,

    I love this. This is actually one of the biggest challenges most bloggers are faced with. But in essence, it’s very wrong for one to compare himself or herself to anyone. Reason is because they have no idea of what the person’s background and connections are.

    I started my blogging career from scratch. When I say, “Scratch” I mean it. I resigned a job I was owed 5 months salaries to face the world raw. I struggled very hard to get to where I am today. So my little success makes me happy, but I won’t stop here.

    Normally, what I do when I read income report of other bloggers is to know what makes them the highest income and their overall content strategy. With these, I’m satisfied.

    One of these days, I will share the story of how I got into blogging.

    Thank you for sharing with us.


  2. Hi Cori,

    If you keep looking over your shoulder you’re bound to crash into a tree.

    It’s good to see what’s going on with your blog but enough is enough right?

    I think it’s good to set a special time of the week to check your blog stats.

    Something like every Friday at 3.

    Whatever it is.

    That way you don’t get so tied to results that you lose the ability to be creative and most important… the pleasure of having fun blogging.

    Forget what everybody else is doing and stay focused on what you are doing.

    Thanks for this really important message, gf 🙂


  3. Hey Cori,
    It’s hard as a blogger, especially a newbie blogger, to not get all caught up in what the other bloggers are doing and making. Personally, I’m not a fan of those income reports. As a matter of fact, it totally turns me off and I usually unfollow the blog. If you look at it in the way they are sharing a strategy, that’s fine. However, we need to remember, what works for one may not always help you. We need to find our own routines and strategies.
    It took me years to quit comparing and playing “follow the leader” in the blogging world. Once I quit all that mess, only then did I become happy with the blogger/entrepreneur I have become.
    We all have journey’s to share with the world, and I appreciate you sharing yours. It’s cool to see where some bloggers started and how they evolved to get where they are now.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Cori! Have a great weekend!

  4. I feel like breaking out my Gringo Spanish here in East Harlem Cori LOL 😉 Loved the message here, the espanol, the overall vibe and goodness, if I do anything online, I hope it is to show folks you can have fun blogging, be yourself, succeed and to do these things by NOT comparing yourself with others.
    I wrote an eBook ranked #1 in its category on Amazon. 49 5-star reviews, and no other reviews. Why the sick rank? Because it is all about being at peace, and succeeding, while you are being you, not comparing yourself to others, doing it without stressing, enjoying your blogging ride. This is the essence of all I do online. And yep, I follow each of your tips to a T.
    The other neat thing; the less I genuinely care about stats or outcomes, the more traffic I drive, and the more money I make. So I keep the focus on having fun, helping folks, making 1 to 1 human connections, and let the Universe do the heavy lifting aka, handle the outcomes.
    Fab post 😉

  5. Hello, Cori. Brilliant write up.

    Twitter is the one major platform that frustrates me the most. There are days where I will go through my Who Unfollowed Me Account and realise that the numbers doesn’t match. Why i received a notification saying I have got 15 new followers and see that the dashboard shows a drop by 5. Search Console gave me a heartbreak today. It says the no:of clicks have gone up but the average position on SERP have gone down. There comes the doubt, How could it be possible and is it the beginning of something really really bad.

    Luckily I got involved with some thing else and was able to shift my focus.
    Nishant recently posted…Digital Transformation – Need for Business Entities to Cope with this TransitionMy Profile

  6. Hi Cori,

    Great advice about not stressing out on our blogging journey. Like you, I love reading income reports that share everything they did to get the results they got.

    After all, we can’t learn anything new if all they tell is their income updates.

    I personally don’t share my income reports on my blog. However, I do share my blog growth updates. Not that I am a traffic guru, these updates help me keep track of what’s working and what can use improvement on my blog.

    I’ve stopped comparing myself to others. It’s easy to get depressed and deep in my thoughts if I try to compare myself to others.

    The thing that has helped me is to just keep my head down and focus on my blogging goals. However, it’s easy to forget it sometimes and we all need these types of reminders to help us stay on track.

    Thanks for sharing and I’ll be sure to pass this along.

    Have a great day 🙂


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