What are your thoughts on subscription clothing services? I have an up and down relationship with many of the services. Sometimes I’m really into them and sometimes not so much. I’ve posted about Le Tote before (post here). Overall, I really like this service. I’ve had to use customer service a few times and they have always been extremely helpful. I used Le Tote all Spring/Summer and I found some great pieces that I really love. I plan on ordering through Fall as well because I feel like I’m more open to trying different looks I wouldn’t normally buy in store.
I purchased this Calvin Klein tank through Le Tote and it was instant love. I can pair this tank with almost everything I own. It looks great with Jeans, skirts, denim minis (some of my favorites here and here). I’m so ready to pair it with OTK boots and layer it with sweaters for fall. If you’re thinking of trying a subscription service out, give Le Tote a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Also, I’m linking some of my favorite CK pieces for Fall below. So I have something that has been on my mind that I want to share with you. I want to talk about how I avoid comparing myself to other bloggers.
How I avoid comparing myself to other bloggers
I’ve been pretty honest about my struggles with staying motivated in blog world. It can be such a struggle because it’s so easy to fall into a comparison game. Have you ever fallen into the comparison game? I have for sure. Sometimes, I look at other bloggers and I think wow they have better content, a better theme, better photos. Even though I’m satisfied with my content this small part of me still feels inadequate at times.
It can happen in blog world or any professional setting. We can look at other bloggers and think or feel inadequate. Or, think we don’t have the same success such as Instagram likes, followers, subscribers, etc. Blog world is a tricky thing because everything we see is a mix of real and fake. We may be comparing ourselves to something that isn’t even valid. Let’s be real, blog world is based on influence (influencer post here) and a big part of that influence is not authentic. So don’t fall into the comparison game, instead focus on what you want for your blog, content, brand, etc.
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It’s easy to say – don’t compare but the follow-through can be hard. Here are a few of the things I do to keep my thoughts in check when I find myself comparing my blog progress to others.
be your own boss babe – I remind myself that I’m my own boss babe. I don’t need to compare myself to others because I’m on my own road. I remind myself that it is ok to be inspired by others but at the end of the day my blog is my blog and I know where I’m heading.
There is only one you – Comparing yourself to other bloggers is a waste of time because there is only one you. You can’t be replicated and the same applies to others. Your content is different from everyone else. Themes, outfits, post content, etc. Everything looks different because we are each so different and unique. So be you because we can all stand out as individuals and as bloggers.
Be Authentic – You may not have as many likes, followers, subscribers, etc. but are your followers etc. authentic? I would rather have 50 authentic likes over 500 fake likes any day of the week. Why? because I want to reach people authentically and make real connections.
What do you do to stay on track and avoid the comparison game?
Photo Credit: Liz Paveza / Misfit 29 / @thismisfitliz