As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed today, finding new bloggers to follow and commenting on pictures I really liked, something occurred to me.
I don’t know why I’d never thought about it before.
In the social-media and blogging world in general, everyone is interested in growing their own site and increasing their own viewers and followers.
Regardless of why we blog, at the end of the day, we all still want people to read what we write, and view what we post.
As I was scrolling through Instagram, I realized that it’s okay to want to grow your own following and increase your own viewing, as long as you aren’t pushing others down to do it, but lifting them up instead. When you work hard on your content, it’s natural to want people to see it!
This is what struck me: “as you rise, lift others.”
As you grow in success on your own accounts, make sure you’re reaching out to bring others up to where you are.
Help those behind you, and thank those who got you to where you are.
Enjoy your success, you earned it! But always remember you didn’t do it alone.
As you want others to read your posts, genuinely engage, and like your pictures, understand that you can’t expect others to do this, if you aren’t willing to do the same.
Be a reader first, and a creator second.
Isn’t that all how we got here anyway? I think it would be impossible to start a blog without looking to others first.
We all started with humble beginnings, so keep looking up, and never act like you’re above others. Always be willing to engage and learn from others, because everyone has a lesson to teach you.