Lately I been thinking about ARC envy. Why? I am being honest here, I get envious when I see other bloggers getting ARCs. I understand that as a blogger I am not entitled (AT ALL) to ARCs but they are nice, right? It got me thinking, I can't be the only one can I? Sometimes when I see other bloggers getting ARCs I feel like I did something wrong, am I not good at writing reviews? Are my stats too low? I genuinely feel down about it. I've noticed a lot of people have turned to #BooksforTrade to try and score that ARC they wanted but didn't get.
I think sometimes when you don't get the ARC you wanted or not the book mail you expected you feel like you aren't worth it as a blogger. You seem to have similar stats? Maybe yours are higher? I think ARCs make us feel like we are "sucessful" bloggers. But that means crap. We are all successful, I mean look at us. We spend hours at our computers typing reviews, discussions and memes. We read over a 100 books (give or take) a year! If that isn't successful in the blogger world I don't know what is!
Though envy is perfectly normal just remember these things:
ALL of those books will be published
Not having ARCs does not make you less of a blogger
This post was short, my thoughts weren't all that clear on the subject. But I just wanted to put it out there that maybe you aren't the only one out there that feels envious. Envy is an emotion after all.