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. ๐Ÿ˜› 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! <3


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.

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  1. July 24, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Yesss girl preach it!! Couldn’t agree more literally. Considered writing a spam comment here to mess with you but couldn’t bring myself to do it haha. Love this!! x

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      Haha thanks for not doing it๐Ÿ˜›

  2. This is Kat.
    July 24, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    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!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      Yeah exactly, its just nice to reply to someone when they have gone to the effort, and thank you lovely๐Ÿ˜Š

      • This is Kat.
        July 24, 2017 / 5:42 pm

        Definitely, and you’re welcome!

  3. July 24, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Like spamming is so annoying! I agree with all of your other points too but that is the one that irks me so much!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Isn’t it! It gets on my nerves so much haha

  4. July 24, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Not replying to comments is a huge thing for me as well. It’s just common courtesy! Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Exactly, it really is just courtesy๐Ÿ˜Š thank you๐Ÿ’•

  5. July 24, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I hate spam likes, having to tediously go through and click each notification so my phone stops beeping. Really irritating. Totally agree!

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Yeah exactly, its just not needed๐Ÿ˜Š would be better to just get one like than 10 spam ones haha

  6. Veronica M.
    July 24, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    #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

    • July 24, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Yeah it’s so annoying๐Ÿ˜Š thank you so much lovely!๐Ÿ’•

  7. July 24, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I also dislike spam liking. It’s completely pointless to like multiple posts if you didn’t read it! And it gives off so many notifications it’s very jarring. Lool great post girl ๐Ÿ’•

    Pearl ||

    • July 24, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      It definitely is the most irritating pet peeve, its so obvious that they don’t read, its so pointless to do it๐Ÿ˜› thanks lovely๐Ÿ’•

  8. July 24, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    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

    • July 24, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you lovely๐Ÿ’• 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

      • July 24, 2017 / 9:14 pm

        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!

        • July 27, 2017 / 2:47 pm

          yeah exactly, it really does haha, yeah I agree, at least some people do ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. July 24, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Spamming is the worst! Loved this read – not your conventional blog post!

    • July 24, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Isn’t it! Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. WallyJay
    July 25, 2017 / 11:44 am

    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

    • July 25, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      Yeah exactly, I totally agree with you, it happens all the time on instagram and can be so annoying๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Haley
    July 25, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    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 โค๏ธ

    • July 27, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Yeah I completely agree! The blogging community can be great when people work together and help each other ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. July 26, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    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!

    • July 26, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you! Yeah I completely agree, it means a lot to a blogger to get likes so doing that isn’t nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. July 26, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    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 โ˜บ๏ธ

    • July 26, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      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 do๐Ÿ˜Š and thank you lovely! X

  14. July 27, 2017 / 1:25 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™Œ

    • July 27, 2017 / 10:33 am

      yeah that happens all the time to me as well on instagram, ive had the same person do that 3 or 4 times, its so unnecessary haha

      • July 27, 2017 / 11:03 am

        What’s your IG name?

  15. July 29, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    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

    • July 29, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Yeah same, it means to much to get one I don’t get why you would ignore it๐Ÿ˜Š

  16. July 29, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Spam likes are seriously annoying. Even if they’ll like all my posts, I’ll never visit there blog ๐Ÿ™„

    • July 29, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Yeah exactly, there’s really no point in doing it๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. July 29, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Very interesting timing that I’m seeing this post. Since I started blogging in June, within the past week I have noticed all of these start to happen! I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve written here!

    • July 29, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      They happen more and more as time goes on, so annoying haha, thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. July 29, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    All completely true! I think you vented for all of us!

    • July 29, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Haha thank you, it needed to be said๐Ÿ˜‚

    • July 30, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you lovely๐Ÿ˜Š glad you like it!

  19. July 30, 2017 / 4:06 am

    I came across your post and I completely agree! ๐Ÿ™ˆ Luckily like you said it’s only the 9 out of 10 times! Xx

  20. July 30, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Totally agree to the spam comment one …just so annoying .Great post ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

  21. July 30, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ha! Great post!

    • July 30, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Haha yes that is also so annoying, I notice that a lot with instagram and it irritates me! Thanks lovely๐Ÿ’•

  22. July 31, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Great post! totally agree with the spam likes! It’s so obvious they’ve not read anything and the likes just feel meaningless. X

  23. July 31, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    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… ๐Ÿ˜€ 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!

    • August 1, 2017 / 11:36 am

      hhaa I don’t blame you it does get very annoying ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. August 6, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    I’m new to blogging, this is handy so I know what to look out for!

  25. August 11, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    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 ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ฏ 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 ๐Ÿ’™

    • August 11, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Yeah I completely agree with you, replying to people is so important!
      Haha no not at all๐Ÿ’• awh thank you, I love reading yours too๐Ÿ’• x

  26. August 18, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Interesting topic! Sometimes it is worth to write about negative things, because others have the same problems ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • August 18, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Yeah I thought it would be good to do once in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. August 18, 2017 / 11:16 am

    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 ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ haha x

    • August 18, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Awh thank you so much! You will love blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah some of those things are so annoying ๐Ÿ˜›

  28. August 18, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    I’m on the same page with ya. Spam, I can do with out… interaction is “King”. It’s always great to hear from the people who actually read your post, and share thoughts… good deal.

    • August 18, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you! Yeah interaction is key when blogging and spam we could all definitely do without haha

  29. August 18, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I agree with you. I recently just jumped back into blogging but i have and continue to receive these things on my other social media platforms. Really annoying if you ask me. Spams are never fun to sift through.

    • August 18, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Yeah they are so unnecessary, some people don’t seem to understand that haha

  30. August 18, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    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

    • August 18, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Yeah I don’t like that whole follow for follow either, I don’t follow people unless I actually like what they post, completely agree with you๐Ÿ˜Š

  31. Fantabulous40s
    August 18, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    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!!

    • August 18, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Awh thank you so much lovely! You’ll love blogging its an amazing experience and full of so many amazing people๐Ÿ˜Š thank you, I think it needed to be said as it happens daily๐Ÿ˜›

      • Fantabulous40s
        August 18, 2017 / 9:34 pm

        Thanks for letting me know. I already like blogging so much. A little too much. Lol. I’ll be following you so I’m sure we will chat again. Enjoy the weekend.

        • August 18, 2017 / 9:47 pm

          You can never enjoy it too much, I’ve been loving it more and more the longer I do it and I’m doing it less than a year๐Ÿ˜Š thank you so much, I’m sure we will๐Ÿ’•

          • Fantabulous40s
            August 18, 2017 / 9:52 pm

            You can when you can’t concentrate on the day job because you’re thinking of content. Lol. But I get you. I’m glad you love it.

  32. Fantabulous40s
    August 18, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Hey. Thanks for the follow. Really appreciate it.

    • August 18, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      No problem at all๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

  33. August 18, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    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

  34. August 19, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Oh! I completely agree with the spam likes. I’d rather have less likes on my post but more views than the other way around because I put so much effort on my post for people to read not to auto like.

    • August 19, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Yeah exactly, there really is no point in people spam liking ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. suhkyuhluhnt
    August 19, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    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 –

    • August 20, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Its so annoying isn’t it and they are always the weirdest things they comment haha

  36. August 20, 2017 / 3:20 am

    I agree with all of these! The spam comments are something our blog had been getting a lot as well. Iโ€™m so glad that you havenโ€™t gotten a hate comment though, your blog is beautiful!

  37. August 20, 2017 / 11:53 am

    I agree with all of these. I love your blog by the way, just discovered itโค๏ธ

  38. September 12, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I agree with all of these too- especially when people just like posts for the sake of it! People should like posts if they genuinely enjoyed the content! Just found your blog btw and really enjoying looking through the content ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 12, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Awh thank you so much! Yeah I completely agree! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. September 23, 2017 / 2:21 am

    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,

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  41. sarahlynn358
    October 20, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    This was very informative! I am new to blogging now I know what things to look for.

      • sarahlynn358
        October 21, 2017 / 5:10 pm

        It was very helpful:)

  42. November 1, 2017 / 6:47 am

    SUPER DUPER! There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.

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