Earlier this week, Joy Cho revealed on Oh Joy! that one of her 2014 goals is to kick envy in the face. After admitting she sometimes feel envious of what others have, Joy shared her intention of using her envy to motivate her towards her goals.
Envy is a toxic emotion, one that I wish I didn’t feel so frequently. Although I’m occasionally envious of my friends, the green-eyed monster most often rears its ugly head when I’m reading someone’s blog or looking at their Instagram photos. And since I spend a lot of time online, I’m constantly being bombarded with news and images of other people’s acquisitions and accomplishments.
When I’m suffering from blogging-induced envy, I usually just unsubscribe to the blogs or unfollow the individuals on Twitter and Instagram that are the sources of my discomfort. While it may temporarily alleviate my envy, that passive approach doesn’t get me any closer to getting the things I want (whatever it is those people have).
Following Joy’s lead, I’d like to manifest my envy into something productive this year (although I’m sure I’ll still need to click “unfollow” from time to time). I have some big plans for the blog in 2014, including a complete redesign next month! So instead of trying to fight the green-eyed monster, I’d rather use that energy on improving and growing the blog. And I need your help.
So can we talk?
I’d love know how I can work harder to make my blog more enjoyable for you, the reader. What type of content would you like to see more of this year? Are there any new topics you’d like me to cover? Your feedback (via comments, email, or even Facebook messages) would be such a huge help!
PS – A good reminder: Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
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