I am back with another round of Blogging Pet Peeves! Click the link to see the first post.
- Don’t apologize to your readers
If you can’t blog on a consistent basis, you skip a post, or post something late….so what?! It’s okay! It’s your blog, you’re allowed to do that. You’re allowed to do whatever the hell you want. None of the things that I mentioned warrant an apology. You have a life outside of blogging, why apologize for that?
- Comments that are unnecessary
A few times, someone has left a comment that didn’t start a conversation, added nothing to the post, and was all around pointless. Why comment at all? I wanted to say, “Okay, what’s your point?” but I was nice and left it alone.
- Having to repeat myself
This is something that really annoys me because it says to me that the person left a comment without the intention of actually having a discussion. They wanted to come up with an excuse for something (most likely that I disagreed with) and wanted me to just accept it. When someone says “what I’m saying is” or “what I mean is” and then says something that I have either already acknowledged or made clear that I agree with, it really pisses me off. Instead of fully reading my comment they were probably forming a response before they finished reading what I said, and went off of that. Don’t start a conversation if you don’t want to have a conversation. And having a conversation means listening to the other person.
- Blog for you. No one else
This sort of ties in with the first point. But seriously! Yes, you have an audience but that does not mean that you shouldn’t blog about what you want to blog about. Don’t let your audience control what you post about. Sure, you can add that to things that you post but don’t let it wipe out other things that you want to talk about. It’s one thing to want ideas from your readers but totally different when you turn to them so much that you let them control your whole blog. I’ve shared this link before and I will again. If you are someone who feels pressure to blog about certain things or have a certain amount of posts per week then you should read this. (Rae’s Rules #18: Blogging Pressures and Such).
So there you have it. More of my pet peeves.