So a lot of these things have been coming up recently and I just want to talk about the top 5 things that grind my gears as a blogger.
- When you ask a question and someone reads it, likes it but doesn’t answer.
This isn’t so much a pet peeve but something that happens often and I don’t get it lol. It usually happens when I post a This or That question. The whole point of it is to get peoples’ opinions so if you read the question and like the post, why not answer?
- When people say they feel pressured to blog more.
I’m not saying I’m mad at these people. But what is causing you to feel pressure? 99% of the time, it’s because you’re comparing your blog to someone else’s and that’s not what this should be about. If you’re blogging as a hobby then it should be stress relieving, not stress inducing. So if you are feeling blogging pressures, read this (Rae’s Rules #18: Blogging Pressures and Such).
- People who complain about Blog Memes
From what I’ve seen, most people that complain about them call them overrated and unnecessary. If you feel that way then you most certainly entitiled to your opinion, but here’s the thing. We aren’t forcing you to participate in them so if you don’t want to see them you have the option not to. As someone who hosts a blog meme I get really annoyed when people complain about it. Mine is super small and no where near as large as something like Top Ten Tuesday (which I think is great) but if people are choosing to do them (which they are) it’s their choice. A lot of people also tend to group all blog memes into one category when actually a lot of them are really unique and don’t even fit into the category of their complaints. Someone even said that people who participate only do it because they don’t have original content to post. If that is the case, who are you to call them out? Maybe they’re new to blogging and working on stuff behind the scenes that you don’t know about? Or what if they – here’s a crazy idea – like doing them. Either way it’s not your decision to make so leave people alone and let them do what they choose on their personal blogs. If it bothers you that much. Don’t read the posts, its pretty simple.
I will never understand why people go out of their way to start arguments with people that they don’t even know. Are you really that bored? Find something better to do with your time okay? (Actually this will just have to be a post of it’s own. Stay tuned)
- People who can’t accept anyone else’s opnions
I guess these could also fall in the troll category in some cases…..If you make a discussion post, the point is to get people talking right? Okay, well you should know that not every single person who comes by your post will agree with you. If you can’t accept that, don’t write discussion posts. Just because someone is offering perspective, doesn’t mean that they’re “shutting you down” I know that I tend to have unpopular opinions. I have had wonderful conversations with people who didn’t agree with me. The key is being able to listen and respect differences in opinion.