So I put together a list of 5 things that bloggers do that annoy me.
If you’re going to delete comments that disagree with your point of view, then you might as well turn comments off. That way I (and other people) don’t waste our time reading your post or leaving a comment. By disabling comments, you honestly signal to the rest of us that you have no interest in dialogue. And isn’t there a way to make your blog private?
If there is, why not go that route? You have no interest in hearing anything people have to say, so why not make your blog private and write just to yourself or invite your family and friends to view your blog.
I click the read button.
I’m faced with huge blocks of text or even worse, one great big block of text.
My eyes start to water. I feel slightly nauseous. I may puke in my mouth a little.
I back away from the screen. I hit the back button frantically on my browser.
I’m now safe again.
Don’t try this at home. For crying out loud, please use paragraphs when writing blog posts.
3) Whine about trolling
I get it if it’s a legitimate troll, but when people label someone as a troll merely because they disagree with their point of view, that annoys the hell out of me. They deserve to have their voice heard every bit as much as you do.
Oh how I hate them. I’m in the middle of reading something and suddenly there is a huge banner with a tiny little ‘X’ in the corner taking up the whole screen. As soon as I’m done pushing that tiny ‘X’, I’m leaving your blog. If I can help it, I will never return.
I’m not saying you need to answer every single comment, but try to at least acknowledge that someone took the time to read and comment on your work. Even if that means just hitting the ‘like’ button on their comment…which is something I should do more often.
So there you have my list of 5 annoying things bloggers do. What are some of your peeves when it comes to blogging?