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The more I read blogs, the more I get annoyed with certain things. And I am sure some people get annoyed with my certain parts of my blog. And that’s fine because you can’t please everyone now can you? But here’s what really annoys me.
~Word Verification: Ugh. I cannot stand word verification. I understand that people want to avoid spam comments, but there is nothing worse than word verification. I am a sucky commenter as it is and when I see word verification I give it one try (maybe) and then just give up. Those words are always so hard to read and just a pain in the butt. And I bet all those bloggers wonder “why doesn’t anyone comment”??? Duh, I wonder. So annoying. Turn it off. Just turn it off. You can do the extra work by monitoring / deleting the spam posts. Don’t make your readers do it.
~Affiliate Links: Listen, I am all about earning some extra cash / getting some freebies / etc. But maybe you could mention that you are earning some cash and stop acting like you are doing us some HUGE favor by posting all these great deals that you find. Most of the time they really aren’t great deals!!! I try to always remember to post if I am earning anything from links on my blog. The FCC says you have to. Besides I want my readers to know that they are helping support my monthly subscription box habit. Or adding to my wine fund. If bloggers don’t disclose it, I won’t click through to it even if I want it! I don’t like being tricked a-holes.
~Sponsored Posts: I have a love / hate relationship with sponsored posts. On one hand, I understand needing a little extra cash, but on the other hand, they are usually SO boring. And there is nothing worse than having 10 bloggers in your feed with the same lame sponsored posts. Make it stop already!!!
~Limited View in Google Reader: Not too bad blogs I read do this (probably because I have deleted the others by now), but I cannot stand when only the first few sentences of a blog post are visible in google reader. I know why. More clicks = more money (for some bloggers anyways), but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. If I want to click on your blog, I will. But don’t make me click there before I have even decided if I liked your blog post. If you do this, you annoy me and I likely have visited your blog less than a handful of times.
I feel better just getting that off my chest. What annoys you most about blogs? Spelling errors? Stupid errors (I bet you hate me – I type too fast and never proofread)? Grammatical errors (does anyone know the difference between they’re, their, there??)? Tell me all about it. I bet you’ll feel better!