Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blogging Pet Peeves

I am definitely not a blogging pro by any means, but in in the short amount of time that I've been "out there" in the blogging world, I've stumbled upon some great blogs, made some great blog friends, and formed a lot of opinions. I am a firm believer that every blogger should run their blog their own way--I know I do! However, here are a few of the things about blogging that drive me crazy:


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1. Captcha--omg-if I have to type in those numbers and letters to leave a comment, I'm probably not going to do it. If you want comments, don't make it hard to actually leave one.

2. "If you follow me I will follow you". I don't think I have every actually gotten this kind of comment on my blog but I see them other places all the time. I just think it's rude--if people want to follow you, they will!

3. Any time your blog starts singing at me, I'm going to leave. I usually leave my computer on mute but occasionally I turn the sound on and forget. When I'm reading blogs at work and your have some song blaring out at me, not only are my ears bleeding, but I'm in trouble. Not cool.

4. NOT following link up rules!! This might be my number one peeve. Bloggers put a lot of time and effort into their link ups and they are thrilled that you take the time to join them. Link ups can be a great source of traffic for not only the host, but for you, the linker upper--so follow the rules! Usually you just have to follow the host, and maybe a co-host and include a button in your post. It's not that hard and if you don't do it, it is totally rude!! Sometimes you may forget to include the button one day or you might overlook following a co-host--that happens to us all. But please don't do it on purpose!

5. Not being on twitter. I know this is really silly but if you have a blog I really really want you to have twitter. I know I can email you, but I want to tweet you, or tweet your awesome post to my other twitter friends. This is my own personal thing, but still--let me tweet you girl!!

6. No reply bloggers. I actually WAS a nrp for a while (thanks Jackie for fixing me!) and sometimes our friend google kicks me back to nrp status just for funsies (just ask Catalyn). If you don't know what a no reply blogger is, check out Sarah's tutorial HERE. Basically, if you leave a comment on my blog, it gets emailed to me. I ALWAYS respond to comments via email, not on the post typically, so I can give more personal, detailed responses. Sorry if you thought I never responded to comments--I promise I do! Anyway, if you are a "no reply blogger", I get the comment email but then I can't reply back to you! Sad day! This distresses me because you typically have wonderful comments and I can't communicate with you to discuss them!

Phew! It feels good to get that off of my chest.
Do you agree with my pet peeves? What are some of your blogging pet peeves? 


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17 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree with all of these! xx

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  2. I agree with most of them, but I also hate when a linkup has like 5 hosts. I don't like being told to follow that many people!

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  3. I agree with all of these -- and sadly, yes, I took am a recovering NRB.

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  4. oh my gosh, i am "captcha-incapable". yes, it's a thing ;)

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  5. Bright neon colors, or an overwhelming amount of colors and sparkles and glitter.
    Our Fairy Tale

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  6. Agreed. Or bad colors like the last poster said. Thankfully I've never come across a blog with music but a few bloggers with paid ads have video ads that start talking when you log on and it's SO annoying!

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  7. So so agree. I instantly unfollow anyone with music! So annoying.

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  8. Complete agree with #1. If that dang captcha rejects my first response, I'm like "screw it"!

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  9. I hate captcha too! Pain in the booty. I had to disable the anonymous comment option on mine because of a lot of spam. It was either that or add captcha and I didn't want to do that. I can't help but wonder if no reply commenters want to be? You didn't and most don't but don't they wonder why they get no replies to comments? I feel bad when I can't. Like I'm ignoring them!!

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  10. these are all great tips for bloggers. i get a few "follow me back" comments now and then and they annoy me too. most times i will try to check out the blog of whoever comments, but then asking me to follow makes me not want to. and the no-reply thing is such a drag - i don't know why google always changes you back to no-reply!
    -- jackie @ jade and Oak

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  11. Yes! I wrote a post very similar to this a few months back and totally agree! All of those things totally irk me!

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  12. I agree - no noise until I click play and no word verification!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  13. No. 3 is my biggest blogging pet peeve! I don't want to hear some magical music. I want to read what you posted and leave a comment without searching for the mute button.

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  14. I was JUST thinking about how much I hate captchas!!!

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  15. #4 bugs me a lot! If you don't want to follow the rules, then just don't participate!

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  16. I was a NRB too and luckily someone brought it to my attention and showed me how to fix it. Ever since then, I have "met" more people because they're able to reply to my comments. Love reading your blog! :)

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