Braggart or Modest? or Very modest?

Humans are always funny

Yes.

Our minds are quirky!

My topic is limited to the blogosphere.

In the blogosphere, it’s interesting to note that we come across varieties of personalities.

This makes blogging a learning tool, interesting, exciting, disappointing, depressing or can lead to jealousy and hatred.

Let us dive further.

Braggart

“Tell me what you brag about and I’ll tell you what you lack” Spanish Proverb

A braggart is a very boastful and probably talkative person.

Here the person concerned talks a lot about self and their achievements, otherwise known as ‘blowing your own trumpet’.

Braggarts enjoy their gloating

In real life- Nobody likes a braggart.

The point I am stressing is…it’s OK to share your success, but never undermine others.

Some basic Examples in the blogosphere-

  • How a person mastered the art of blogging quickly or
  • How one got followers from nil to millions in a short span etc or
  • The number of blogger’s awards received in such a short time etc
  • Display of statistics

As if it’s a sort of milestones in one’s life!!

My friend nobody is interested in your milestones in the blogosphere

Why?

Nobody has got time to look at your success. If at all you may invite more heartburn!

The worst thing that could happen…you might be sounding like a narcissist!

My friend, I know that your intentions are good and you might be thinking that you are encouraging other bloggers, but sadly many newbies get disappointed as to why they couldn’t achieve your feat.

Why do newbies think that way?

This world lives and swears-only by comparisons

Are you comparing yourself to others?

People always forget that ‘Success’ comes to each person by his/her own efforts/ability, and not by copying other’s methods.

Braggarts can come out and say, they never meant boasting, just they are only thanking the followers and are expressing their gratitude.

In this case, a simple thank you fulfils the purpose.

โ€œPeople get tired of listening to your perfect love story when they’re struggling with their own.โ€
Sarvesh Jain

Modest

A modest man is usually admired if people ever hear of him” E W Howe

A person is modest who is very successful but doesn’t call attention to this.

Here the blogger is very popular, almost getting not less than 200 to almost above 800 comments/ likes and mind you …in a short time of fewer than 60 minutes of posting their article.

Has many followers, but never makes it a point to hammer the achievement in his/her blog posts.

Is this trait good or bad?

Being moderate is neither positive nor negative.

One is at peace with oneself and just minds his or her own business at the same time helpful to the society.

My friend, modesty is said to be a great virtue as opposed to vanity.

If anybody appreciates his or her work, the modest person acknowledges and moves on.

The person is unassuming and doesn’t brag or speak highly of his/her achievements

Very Modest

It’s the combination of Very + Modest.

“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing” Audrey Hepburn

These persons are well-read, highly intelligent, experts in their chosen field and respected in the blogosphere community.

This person is outright free from vanity or boastfulness. Humble in their attitude towards others.

They just mind their business while being helpful to others.

They are polite and extremely decent.

We are fortunate that we do come across such great personalities in the blogosphere.

Did I brag?

As a beginner I used to get elated whenever there is a good response from the community, I felt happy and expressed my sincere thanks to my community when WP informed me that My followers reached the magic count of 1337 (since it’s said to be an angel number)

I even got a pleasant feeling when somebody nominated me for the blogger’s awards.

It’s also exciting whenever I get a pop up from WP saying, ‘BOOM! your blog appears to be getting more traffic than usual-a spike in your stats’

Now I think I have become more mature.

It’s high time that I remove the widget detailing the number of hits on my blog

What are your thoughts my friend?

Do you love to brag or you are content with being modest?

In case you bragged, did your ‘follower count’ increase or decrease or it made no difference?

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.

Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Philosophy Through Photography

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

  10 comments for “Braggart or Modest? or Very modest?

  1. August 16, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I bragged over at my blog when I reached certainly blogging milestones but after publishing 1000 posts, I stopped myself.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      You are frank Hammad Rais.
      I am also a victim of bragging once upon a time.
      Glad that as we gain experience in blogosphere…we become more mature.
      Thank you bro.
      ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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  2. August 16, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    The milestones that I like to see people talking about relate to their own commitment to blogging, like publishing 100 posts or a certain number of words.

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    • August 17, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Ashley.

      True what you said.

      Nothing like the satisfaction we get from our achievements.

      Just wondering whether it is necessary to inform our readers about number of posts we made etc.

      What are your thoughts?

      Liked by 2 people

      • August 17, 2021 at 6:02 pm

        It’s definitely not necessary. But if people do choose to talk about their blogging achievements and goals they’ve met, I think it’s more meaningful to talk about things they’ve done themselves rather than indicators of popularity like followers or views. Also, “I just published my 100th post!” is unlikely to make others feel bad about their own blogging experience, whereas “I just got my 1000th follower!” is more likely to trigger comparisons and feelings of inadequacy in some other bloggers.

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  3. AP2
    August 16, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I think you can take pride without bragging. There is an important difference between arrogance and confidence. One does need to be careful though. I made a joke about bragging when I reached 500 followers. A few of my readers thought I was being serious ๐Ÿ˜‚. I had to write a disclaimer explaining the post was written ironically. Great post btw ๐Ÿ™

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