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Blogging: My Pet Peeves

Hello Everyone,

I don’t usually talk about negative things on my blog but I thought it would be interesting to write a post about some of my pet peeves with blogging. Don’t get me wrong, there is much more I like about blogging than I dislike but I thought I would share the few things that are a bit on the annoying side, for me anyway. πŸ˜› So I hope you enjoy and be sure to let me know what some of your pet peeves are!

Spam Comments

I know that this is not majority or anything close to it, but since I’ve been blogging for the past year, I have received a lot of spam comments, or comments that really have nothing to do with what the post is about or even anything that my blog is about. When people comment on blog posts, nine times out of ten they are all so lovely, and to date, I have never received a hateful comment, which I am so thankful to you all for! You have all been so lovely! One thing I have noticed as my family of followers here grew, was that more people started to comment on my posts with just their web address and their name. Personally I don’t approve these comments on my blog as my blog is not a place of promotion, of course if you are commenting about the post and leave your web address on the comment, I will 100% check it out and I love doing that, but when there is no interaction and the person is just looking for promotion, I really don’t like it.

 

Not Interacting

Sticking with the comments theme, I really don’t like when bloggers don’t take the time to reply to comments on their blogs. If someone takes time out of their day to check out your blog and be nice enough to leave a comment, you should reply to it as much as possible, it is just decent curtsy. I have commented on peoples posts and have never received a response, even when I have asked a question in my comment. If you really love your blog and are proud of your work, please take the time out to comment back to anyone who has been nice enough to comment.

 

Spam Likes

This not make sense but hopefully I can explain it well. I love when people like my posts, it means so much to me as it gives me an indication that you all like it, so I know that I should do more like that in the future. What I don’t particularly like is when people spam like. This is when someone goes onto your blog and likes every post for the past few months, without actually clicking in and reading what the post is about. I get this quite often where I get notifications that someone has liked 30 posts all in the same minute, which indicates they haven’t read into any of them at all. It doesn’t happen all that often as most of you are lovely and read my posts and interact, which means so much! ❀

 

So there are some of my pet peeves about blogging, let me know in the comments if you have any pet peeves and what they are and if you agree with some of mine! I have a bit of extra time in work this week so I will have more than three posts up this week, so stay tuned for those! Be sure to check out my health series every Thursday too! See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,

Lauren,

x.

 

 

 

 

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94 thoughts on “Blogging: My Pet Peeves”

  1. I can tell you I 100% agree with your blogging pet peeves, especially the one where other bloggers don’t reply to your comments! I think it’s just a nice thing to do when someone has taken time to read and respond to your blog! Also, I am loving your blog!

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  2. #2 about not replying to comments can be a little annoying for me too. Really enjoyed reading this post! Btw I really really love your blog-like the content and just how you write your posts and everything is basically a source of inspiration for me as a blogger tbh hehe

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  3. I completely agree with this whole post, especially #2. I don’t understand why people don’t interact with those who take the time to comment on their content. I love interacting with others on their posts as well as on my own! xoxo

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    1. Thank you lovelyπŸ’• yeah same, its one of the things I love about blogging is being able to chat to everyone and see their opinions on posts, really don’t understand why someone wouldn’t bother haha x

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      1. I agree, it seems kind of crazy to go through the trouble to create a blog and post continuous content but not interact with other users. Oh well, at least there are people like you and I!

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  4. I’ve not been blogging for long but can already relate to some of these. Especially the not commenting one. As a ready as well as a blogger it bugs me if I don’t get a reply to something I wrote on a blog so I always make sure to reply to other people and be friendly. Similar issues I find relate to my Instagram as well, especially the spam comments! Lol x

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  5. Yes, yes, and yes! I’m a newbie and I have already seen all of this. Especially when people don’t reply back to comments.. so sad. I have found some super amazing people through this blogging world though! And I love when I find relatable posts like this ❀️

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  6. Hi Lauren! I’m a newer blogger, but also have some pet peeves. I read an article the other day talking about how people just scroll through their feed and blindly like posts without actually reading them. People need to take more time to appreciate what others have to say. Nice post and beautifully written!

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  7. I agree with everything you’ve said. Especially the part about commenting, it just seems quite rude to not respond to people. Like you said, they’ve taken the time out of their to talk to you, so the least you can do is reply. I get it’s not as easy as that with 100+ comments or what have you but at least make the effort. Great post ☺️

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    1. Yeah exactly! Of course the more you get the harder it may be to reply but you should get round to them all at some point, its so important to do😊 and thank you lovely! X

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  8. I agree with all of these though I’ve only had one person spam like my posts so far. I think replying to comments on my blog and Instagram is essential but there’s so many that don’t do it so I don’t comment anymore on their posts. Even as a group reply to say thank you for the comments would be nice.

    The other thing that annoys me and it happens on Instagram a lot but it’s filtering into my blog now too is the follow and unfollow trend. I’ve had one girl follow and unfollow my blog about 5 times. Great post πŸ™Œ

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  9. Completely agree! The amount of times I’ve left comments on peoples posts and they’ve just not responded to me, it doesn’t feel nice.. Personally, whenever I get a comment I get all excited because someone has taken time out of their day to post it so I can’t help but reply naturally! I can’t imagine just ignoring it! x

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  10. I have a similar view on the spam comments and no interaction pet peeves. Spam is just flat out annoying because WE have to filter it out. And, if somebody takes the time to read your post and comment, why wouldn’t you take the time to interact with them? Another blog-like pet peeve of mine is when somebody follows you, so you follow them… and then they unfollow you. So, you just used me for a follow on your blog? I have so many pet peeves. I could go on, but I’ll save it. πŸ˜‰ Ha! Great post!

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  11. Nice one!

    Ah, those spam comments! I used to have comments about SEO optimisation, viagra, Lady Gaga, and at the moment I get lots of comments from ‘people’ selling religion. Oh dear!

    And those ghost-likes… πŸ˜€ Whenever I catch anyone ghost-liking dozens of posts in seconds, I unfollow them immediately – well, that’s if I follow them. It may seem over the top, but this kind of behaviour is just so… wrong!

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  12. I literally make time to reply back to each and every comment left on my blog posts! It may take upto a week sometimes but i do reply to everyone! I couldn’t just ignore people who take the time to write me a lovely comment! Interaction really is EVERYTHING πŸ’žπŸ’― also I hope you don’t think I’m spam commenting you hahaha I was just sitting upstairs in bed as we have guests downstairs and I saw one of your blog posts on the reader section and then I recognised you from Instagram & twitter and just wanted to show your blog some support & love! It’s been nice reading your posts πŸ’™

    https://thetypicalbeautyblog.wordpress.com

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  13. I love your blog! I’m so new to blogging, being on here less than a week but it’s great to hear what issues you have found. To be honest I’ve already experienced the spam likes thing once and I was just like hmm there’s no way you’ve read all that πŸ’πŸΌ haha x

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  14. My biggest pet peeve is not interacting with the blogging community and the whole follow for follow thing. I only want people to follow my blog if they genuinely like my content. I can’t stand when people follow my blog (or instagram, twitter, etc.) just for a follow back only to turn around and unfollow you as soon as you end up following them…It drives me bonkers. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  15. Hi there. thank you for liking my post. I’ve only had time to read one of yours but I will get through some more later tonight and this weekend.
    As for this post, I completely agree with you. I think that when bloggers simply use someone else’s platform to promote their own without so much as a “like” or “comment”, is completely rude and opportunistic. I’m new here and still learning the ropes but I know it happens a lot on Instagram and it’s quite annoying.
    I actually agree with everything you have said here and I’m glad you wrote about it because these are the kinds of things we often feel but are afraid to say for fear of “unlikes” or “unfollows.” Good for you for having the nerve to say something!!

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  16. Really enjoyed this post and how honest you were about what bugs you! I feel the same about spam comments and have only recently started seeing them since my blog has become slightly more noticed. I don’t mind at all if people leave a comment that clearly shows they at least looked at the photos and/or text and then mention their bog but just linking your blog isn’t on really. It isn’t the type of community that shows support for one another but rather self-interest and that won’t get you anywhere in the blogging world! xx

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  17. I get a lot of spam comments and I barely have 20 followers… it’s super annoying when you think people have responded to something you have put time and effort into but really it’s just a load of links to dodgy sites!
    Check out my blog – suhkyuhluhnt.wordpress.com

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  18. I haven’t been blogging all that long yet to have completely developed any pet peeves, but with that said…the things you talked about would certainly be annoying to say the least. I make it a point to acknowledge all comments on my blow to the best of my ability. I very well may have missed something as I have begun to learn my way around the environment, but that would never be intentional.

    I look forward to spending a little time reading more of your posts…
    Happy blogging,
    Sharon

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