Wasn’t sure what photo to pick so I took one while I was on the road. Good enough right? Anyways, today, I am writing about some pet peeves. I don’t want anyone to feel offended or targeted. I want to be honest and hopefully help other bloggers. I don’t think I’m the only person with these pet peeves so maybe this will answer some questions you have towards others. Again, don’t take any of this personally, please.
ASKING FOR A FOLLOW
I really don’t like it. People ask this because they want more followers and more likes. This isn’t like Instagram or Facebook. This is your blog. It isn’t a popularity contest and you shouldn’t be blogging because you want people to like you. It’s important to enjoy writing and blogging. Honestly, if you ask me this, I will NOT check out your blog. I have no interest in someone that needs likes and follows to continue blogging.
NOT REPLYING TO A COMMENT
This is another thing I don’t like. I’m trying to make an effort to reach out to you and what you wrote. The least you could do is like what I wrote. I understand that it can be hard to reply to a comment. I appreciate it when people take the time to write AND interact with their readers. If you never interact with me, I’ll probably unfollow you.
FOLLOW AND THEN UNFOLLOW
This is just rude. It doesn’t say if someone unfollows but I can tell when weeks will go by without a like and then suddenly liking every post. I know you’re just checking up on me and trying to stop me from unfollowing, but it’s not nice. Don’t follow me just to get me to follow you back. Follow me because you like what I write and enjoy my blog.
PAGE LONG COMMENTS
Honestly, if you have that much to say, then write your own post. I’d love to read it! I don’t like it in my comments section because I feel obligated to reply. And it’s hard when you write so much and try to keep track. I feel bad that I end up writing only a sentence of so. When you write your own post, I don’t feel pressured to reply. I think people like it when you keep it simple and short. Maybe only a few sentences. Not paragraph after paragraph after paragraph.
NOT READING MY CONTENT
So, I know that a lot of you don’t actually read my posts. You know how I know? Because I’ll say little things like “these aren’t my pictures” and get comments saying they love MY pictures. Or people will literally take the title of my page and say a sentence or two. For example, if the title is about how I stay positive, people will say “it’s great that you are good at staying positive” or something like that. Also, when you like my photo after being published for less than a minute…yeah, you didn’t read it.
Thanks for reading everyone! Or should I say, IF YOU READ THIS. If you have any pet peeves, please share them int he comments section below!