It’s easy to compare yourself to those around you.
I think we all do it to some degree, but it becomes a problem when your comparison becomes crippling to your own work. I’ve experienced it myself — might still be getting over it actually, — and I know other bloggers have as well.
When blogging in the same niche as Darren Rowse and Brian Clark, it’s easy to be hard on yourself.
But you need to take a step back and realize you’re not them … you’re you.
If you’re blogging freely and letting it all flow naturally, then your blog will carry your voice through space and time and impact others.
Find your focus.
If you’re not focused on your blog and the discussion around or related to it, then you’re not going to be growing your voice, your blog, and your readership. Instead of thinking about how to be like successful pro bloggers, like we all do, think about your content, your readers, and your future.
What do you want in one year … two years … five?
You wanna be like John Saddington? Awesome — read his blog and let it inspire you, but don’t obsess over how he does things as a way of cloning his success. If you could clone success, it’d be boring.
Be your own blogger and focus.