31 Comments

  1. Ashley Vickney
    July 29, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    This was a post I really needed! I should make up some of my own! I love that you have these to remind yourself! I think you've done an amazing job building a blog! Happy to be apart of your tribe! xoxo

  2. Miranda
    July 29, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    I loved this post!!! I have a really hard time comparing myself to other bloggers. I love your guidelines and want to make some of my own 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    July 29, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I love guidelines you have for yourself. I am guilty of comparing myself to everyone other blogger as well. This was really helpful! Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. Navia
    July 29, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    With blogging, it's funny how so many bloggers are very similar (some are almost identical/interchangable). For me, I know I have some great ideas but I get busy/lazy & have like 20 post that are drafts because of it. At this point I know that being different & writing what I'm interested in is more important to me than posting about the same thing that you see on ten other blogs trying to be "popular".Navia

  5. Southwestern Prepster
    July 29, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Great post, definitely something I've had to remind myself a few times! So glad to be a part of your tribe!xx, MikkaelaThe Southwestern Prepster

  6. Tori A.
    July 29, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Absolutely love tip number one! When I start comparing myself to other bloggers, I try to remind myself that Instagram isn't an accurate representation of anyone's life, so I'm only seeing the things that they want me to see.Tori A. from Prep For A Day

  7. Alex
    July 29, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I used to stress over when I could get my photos done for the week and now I just let it happen naturally and don't panic when life gets in the way, it makes blogging more enjoyable for me. These are great rules to go by.-Alexwww.monstermisa.blogspot.com

  8. Sarah
    July 29, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    This is SO GOOD! My favourite is number 1… it's something that has been on my heart for awhile. Grace upon Grace upon Grace. SarahSweet Spontaneity

  9. Breakfast at Lillys
    July 29, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I compare myself to other bloggers too — it's hard not to. I love these guidelines and a lot of them are fairly similar to my own personal guidelines. This post came at the right time. xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  10. Jordyn Brown
    July 29, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I absolutely love this post, especially number 2! So many people sell out and let go of who they are in exchange of products or whatever. Thanks for sticking true to you & being such a great inspiration and influence for myself :)xoxo, SSThe Southern Stylista

  11. Shane Prather
    July 29, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Love love love this in so many ways! xo

  12. Ane I.
    July 29, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    I loved reading this post. I just started blogging and I find myself doubting about my blog and comparing it with others a lot. Is my content good? Am I being myself? Will I find my niche? Why does X blogger answer to Y blogger but not to me?Reading your guidelines reminded me that no matter what, I still love my little corner in the blogging world and that it makes me very proud to see a new post go up when I publish it!I'm very glad to have found your blog, and I'll definitely be following along. Check out mine! :)Love,Ane | Basque Prep

  13. Fairy Princess Jord
    July 29, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    It is so easy to get wrapped up in the "perfect" curated instagram but like you I also want to be authentic. I don't like in a Parisian palace, my life is blurry and messy and imperfect but that can be magical too (:

  14. Anonymous
    July 29, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Oh I love this! I always tend to doubt myself, especially when I read about traffic reports from other bloggers. It stresses me out! But comparison is the thief of joy. I love all of the commitments that you're making for yourself. Knowing your strengths will really carry you far – not just with your blog (which is excellent), but in other spheres of life!Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

  15. ELG
    July 29, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    This is so important. It can be really difficult not to compare yourself to other people in general – and it's elevated because of social media and the bloggosphere. I'm going to take these tips to heart too.

  16. May
    July 29, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    YASS girl! So real and so important for all of us <3

  17. Alexandra Hollander
    July 30, 2015 / 1:07 am

    I loved this post! We all need this reminder once in a while

  18. Hannah Thiesfeldt
    July 30, 2015 / 2:26 am

    Comparing yourself to other bloggers is one of the hardest thing to not do as a blogger yourself!! I know I definitely do it more than I should!

  19. Lauren Ashley
    July 30, 2015 / 3:02 am

    These are great guidelines and it is SO important not to compare ourselves! It's difficult but essential. I still find myself guilty of doing that ALL of the time! LaurenThe Fashionista's Diary

  20. Ashley
    July 30, 2015 / 8:24 am

    I've been blogging for over 4 years and I ALWAYS compare myself to others. It's definitely one of my biggest flaws when it comes to blogging as I feel that it definitely effects me. I always wonder what I'm not doing that these other girls are who literally just started. This is such a good reminder to every blogger out there! xo Ashley

  21. Jasmine Watts
    July 30, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Great guidelines… comparing ourselves with other bloggers is always profitable!!

  22. Alicia
    July 30, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    I love, love love the idea of having blog commandments. You are a brand, and every brand has mission/vision statements, so this is incredibly smart. I think knowing your strength is super important, especially whenever you feel a bit down on yourself!xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  23. Jazmine Brown
    July 30, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I love this post!! You're not the only one going through it. Every now and then I start comparing myself to other bloggers. It's really hard to remember that you can't compare someone middle to your beginning. I think it's great to have blog commandments. I believe that it's great to know your strengths and who you are never change that just to follow the trend. I hope you keep your head up and your spirits high.

  24. Cat
    July 30, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    This is perfect. It can be so challenging to look to other blogs for inspiration and slowly stray away from the true message the blog.

  25. Danielle Randall
    July 30, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    This is great. I LOVE that you wrote guidelines for yourself. I think as a blogger it is really important for us to stay true to ourselves and our brand. xoxo, Daniellewww.glamrme.com

  26. Annaliese
    July 31, 2015 / 1:02 am

    All I need to say is I NEEDED THIS POST TODAY. Caps lock needed as well. 😉 Thank-you for blessing my heart and sanity when I needed it!xoxo Awww.southernbelleintraining.com

  27. Pick Your Beau
    July 31, 2015 / 5:33 am

    I love that you laid all of these out and shared them! I think these can hold true and be great reminders for so many bloggers out there (I know I definitely needed it today!). Great post SS!! Hope you are having a good week :)Pick Your Beau

  28. Amanda Cross
    July 31, 2015 / 7:08 am

    These are great guidelines to live by. Blogging can be extremely difficult if you don't know where you stand or you have been putting a lot in without very much in return. It's all worth it though, to create content that you enjoy creating!

  29. Macarena Ferreira
    August 1, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I definitely always try and stay true to myself! Even if people don't like it, I won't change who I am or my style just to please other people! Thank you for sharing this!Xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

  30. Anonymous
    August 1, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Great post! It's easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others, but we're all different – I always do what I enjoy on my blog :)Pop over to my blog!Sarahhttps://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

  31. Stephanie Jenssen
    August 4, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Dana these are such absolutely wonderful things to keep in mind! I believe that a blog should reflect your personality, so there shouldn't really be a standard to hold yourself to. You are by far one of my favorite bloggers, this is a really great read! 🙂