Everyone has probably had this said to them a million times: Numbers can't define who you are. And it's true. But this is way easier said than done. In today's world, a lot of people tend to define success by the number of followers you have or the number of likes... but seriously, having a lot of likes or followers doesn't necessarily mean you're successful. Of course it all comes down to what you define as success.

In terms of being a blogger, I'd like to say my greatest goal and what I see as success is to be able to engage with my readers and develop a true readership. Not just a bunch of ghost followers. I want people to feel connected to me and see me as someone they'd enjoy chatting with. 

 When the blogging market is so saturated with bloggers that have thousands and thousands of followers, it's hard to not compare. And I've caught myself multiple times checking my followers and comparing myself and my blog side by side with other bloggers that have been around for over 5 years. What's with that? Where does that logic come from? I don't know. I seriously don't. 

And I've realized one thing I got out of this - an obsession with followers that literally sucked out my enjoyment for blogging. But I'm not going to let that get any further. That's why I wrote down my goals for my blog, why I'm here in this community, and how I define success. Simply by sticking this onto the wall in front of my workspace has constantly kept me inspired to continue to pour love into my blog. Enough love to show that I'm here to share, inspire, and connect. Not to gain a bunch of followers.

A blogger's worst enemy? Envy and Comparison, it's time to cut ties with you. Connie out.

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