"Tiger and I thought it might be time to start a meme to discuss some of the frustrations that are unique to book bloggers. What happens when the hobby you love becomes more of a chore?This meme will appear on the first and third Mondays of the month. One of the hosts will give us a question to respond to and a linky for sharing our responses and developing community.
This week's question is: Blogger Envy: Do you have a bad case of blogger envy? Do you covet thy neighbor bloggers book hauls/follower numbers/blog design? How do you tamp down the green eyed monster?
Essentially, the answer is "no." I don't think I do have blogger envy. I do see some blogs that have masses of followers and wish I did too. But then I stop and think. I have a respectable number of followers. I don't NEED more. Do I want to discourage followers? Of course not. But I don't really feel the need to court them either.
I don't really care about blog design. I think I have had the same design for my blogs for a couple of years now. Every once in a while I think I should change things up but then I just lay down until the feeling goes away. ;-) Someday I might do some changing but basically I like the way my blog looks and don't want to start messing with it.
There are some bloggers who get ARCs from publishers I don't have a relationship with but wish I did. (Scholastic, I'm looking at YOU!) But I already have almost too many ARCs to read from NetGalley and the other publishers who send me print ARCs. Getting more would just add to the stress of meeting my commitments which is already pretty high.
Basically, I am not a jealous person. I'm happy for the bloggers who have a billion followers, really creative and pretty blog designs, and tons and tons of ARCs. What about you? Do you have blogger envy?