I watched as the number increased. From 282,579 to 282,580.

Unconvinced, I refreshed the page.

Yup… It happened again. Up now to 282,581. It was the real deal. No mind games. Every time I clicked a link, the sidebar on her blog updated the metrics, and with the additional side note ‘A user from the United Kingdom visited your blog 1 minute ago’. Talk about live feed!

I had only just discovered the metrics section of my own blog, and until a few minutes ago I was over the moon that my views had finally passed the two-digit figure.

For the briefest second, I considered logging out of her blog. Like, ‘Ain’t no way my visit is adding to your numbers’.  Petty much?

After all, I’m supposed to be raking up billable hours, so I had a valid excuse to log out. I should ideally record 107 billable hours every month.

This is me. A one and half day old blogger. In the tiniest microsecond, I had caught myself comparing myself to someone who has been consistently blogging for two years.

I stayed on her blog. I read all the articles I liked. I laughed. I learnt.

I had once answered the question someone posed to me.  If your blog only had one reader, only one hypothetical reader, would you still blog?

If that traffic overview graph remained at a flat line, all day and all week, like an electrocardiogram showing a heart that has finally bid us farewell… would I still blog?

I think I would still blog.

Someone will always be better off than you. Have skinnier legs, nicer teeth, richer husband… and a walk-in closet!

And that only fills you with envy, hate, and jealousy.

You’re probably thinking, well, what if you came out tops on the comparison scale? You’re the finer one? fitter one? richer one? Then that only fills you with pride and arrogance.

You can’t win Hun. It’s a Lose-Lose Situation.

Caught up in a Comparison Tug of War today? On Social Media? In the Real World?

Nip it in the bud.

For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there – James 3:16 (NKJV)

Love,
Kachee. Xx

PS: a million real readers are obviously better than one hypothetical one. Haha… So please subscribe here

PPS: No, I don’t have those bible verses in my head like that. I searched it up.


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  1. Kiky

    February 12, 2016 at 23:40

    You ain’t never lied gurrrl *in my akata accent*

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 13, 2016 at 23:43

      Hahaha!I Thanks Kiky. The struggle is real especially with social media..

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  2. pagesbyike

    February 13, 2016 at 14:43

    I love that bible verse! That’s what I tell myself when envy tries to creep in. EVERY EVIL THING!..,,,including the devil! I just imagine him sitting next to me sharing my blanket and digging his hand into my chips, very much at home, just because I’m envying some other oblivious person. So not worth it๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ love the post. Your fans are loyal. Lol

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 13, 2016 at 23:49

      Ike!! Thanks for dropping a comment. I really appreciate. Lol. Now you’ve put that image in my head and I’m sure it will come in handy. pS: You meant your bowl of salad abi? All you fit fam peeps..

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      • Oyetunji Temitope

        February 15, 2016 at 08:09

        of course she meant salad.

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    • Osar'

      February 25, 2016 at 03:01

      Ike, THAT was funny!!!!!!

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    • KIKELOMO OMOTALADE

      February 25, 2016 at 10:41

      why so graphic though…..lol…….remembering the bathroom episode now lmao

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      • pagesbyike

        February 25, 2016 at 16:58

        Kike, you’ve come to laugh at me on another blog! Lol! Continue

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  3. Brino

    February 13, 2016 at 22:23

    Fun read…

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 13, 2016 at 23:41

      Thanks Brino! Glad you enjoyed it..

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  4. Osar'

    February 25, 2016 at 03:02

    It’s a ongoing struggle my dear. But why are we like this???

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    • Osar'

      February 25, 2016 at 03:05

      Well (yes I replied to myself), I guess what’s important is that you’re able to catch yourself in time, cringe at your ugly heart and make amends. Forward ever!

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      • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

        February 26, 2016 at 12:42

        I like how you replied to yourself! Hahahahaaha. Catching yourself in time, is key. I read one really good four day plan on the bible app. It was awesome. On Comparison. Maybe I’ll find send it to you?

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  5. KIKELOMO OMOTALADE

    February 25, 2016 at 10:43

    Not to worry, with time you will get a trailer load of traffic like the apapa gridlock……lol…..that kinda traffic that never wants to leave.

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      February 26, 2016 at 12:41

      Lmao! I’m just seeing this. I don’t even know why I was fussin. Not like I’m signed up to all those things where traffic brings in cash. But Amen to your prayers.

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  6. Chikodi Asugha

    March 2, 2016 at 13:21

    This is the point where I show up from under my invisibility cloak and scream, Hi Kachi!!!! Guess I’ve by now read almost all your posts. And they’re all good reads! Weldone dear.The lesson here for me is two-fold: 1. Do what you find so pleasing to you that you’ll stay at it even without remuneration or outside approval. 2.Seek Contentment. You can never be perfect all-round.Weldone again dear!

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  7. Tanaka

    March 5, 2016 at 20:45

    Loved this. The struggle is real – and we have to stay true to why we started in order to persevere. It’s a long road!

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      August 12, 2016 at 10:41

      Wonder why I never replied to this comment! Thanks Tanaka. Hope you’re well!

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  8. Onyinye

    March 14, 2016 at 16:15

    Loool. Nne’m you’re a proper lawyer, encouraging us all to read instead of buying shoes? I do both. I never return shoes. Mbanu. I never return books ever, mbanu 2x.I planned to read one post and I find myself reading several posts. I will be back when I can find the time. A girl’s gotta focus.Anyways, I love ur blog, love the range of thoughts and ideas and I love the way you write. Keep it up. For some reason, I also love especially the post script at the end of each piece. More ink to your pen, or power to ur computer, or nail polish for your nails to encourage your typing, lol!Be safe! xoxo…

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    • Kachee || KacheeTee.com

      March 16, 2016 at 18:11

      Lool!! I think shoes are important biko oh. I’m the chief returner of everything I buy… Please focus, but don’t forget us…. Come by soon again or subscribe. OMGosh.. I never knew the full meaning of pS. Lmao. Thank you for that. I love them too… Xx

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