An annoying blogger:
* Leaves lame comments on others' blogs. I'm talking about comments that do not make sense or ones that just say, "Great post." I mean, really why bother? Other types of comments that bother me are the ones where people shamelessly promote themselves by letting you know about their online shop when it's not exactly related to what you've posted about. I try to delete these types of comments.
* Doesn't turn the Captcha off for commenting. I'm sorry, but the Captcha just sucks. Sometimes I'm just guessing on which letters I'm supposed to be typing in and end up getting it wrong so I end up just leaving no comment at all. Bloggers who want comments should make commenting as easy as possible for their readers.
* Adds you to a mailing list you didn't sign up for and keeps e-mailing you. Just because I joined a link up one time a year ago does NOT mean I want to be sent weekly e-mails reminding me about said link up.
* Doesn't follow the rules in a blog group or "cheats." I get that many of us are busy and sometimes people may honestly forget to complete their portion of the daily threads. However, there are totally some people out there that only leave their links for others to comment on, and they do not fulfill the basic requirements of the thread. There are also some bloggers that "like" others' links like they've actually commented/shared posts, when they haven't.
* Posts exactly the same stuff on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (and so on) over and over. Okay, this one can be tricky because we all want to promote our posts, but when I see your link three times on my Twitter feed and then see the same pic/link show up multiple times on my Instagram/Facebook feed, it's just too much!
* Doesn't live up to their sponsorship promises. This one is pretty crappy, especially because so many bloggers offer ads and many of them do a great job of promoting others' content. Wasted money is never good!
* Steals content from other bloggers and acts like it was their own. Thankfully, I have not seen this too much, but to not give credit where it's due is just shady.
* Is insensitive about touchy subjects like religion, politics, gay rights, etc. I already get overloaded with this from Facebook, thank you very much!
* Says that their opinions are their own on a sponsored post, but it just feels fake. We've all read some sponsored posts where we think, "Yeah right!!" Readers can tell when bloggers are being disingenuous, and I think that that lowers your credibility overall. I only try to collaborate with companies when it feels right/when I think I will truly like their product.
* Follows you via one form of social media, then you follow them back, only to have them unfollow you within a day. I've experienced this the most on Instagram, honestly. To be fair, it isn't always just other bloggers that do this, but I still feel like saying, "If you don't like my pictures, then don't follow me in the first place!" It's sad that some people just follow a ton of accounts in hopes of getting their own numbers up. I downloaded Crowdfire to help better manage my Instagram and Twitter accounts, and like it because it lets you know who your new followers/unfollowers are. I've discovered great new people to follow through this app!
* Constantly brags about their stats. Everyone knows that putting information out there about your stats is fine on your sponsor page--that makes sense. When bloggers have to mention over and over how they have SO many views/new followers, well, that just gets real old real fast.
* Bashes other bloggers openly on their blog. That will make me stop reading a blog pretty quickly!
* Does not have a link to their blog in their Disqus profiles. Sometimes bloggers have left me nice comments, and I want to head over to their blogs and interact with them. I look for the links in their Disqus profiles, but if they are missing them, then I'm unable to return the love!
* Is a no-reply blogger. I'm sure many of us (myself included) were once guilty of this because we just didn't know any better. This isn't as big of a deal for me now that I use Disqus, but see how it could be frustrating to those who use other commenting systems.
* Has a ridiculous amount of co-hosts or rules to follow just to be able to join a link up. When I have to follow 3 hosts and 5 co-hosts just to add my post to the link up, eh, I'd rather pass. My favorite link ups are ones that are very simple and straightforward rules or the ones with no rules at all.
* Never responds to comments. I certainly don't expect for everyone to respond to all of my comments all the time, but if I leave several comments and never get a reply back then it kind of bothers me! For me, blogging is a lot about interactions and if it's one-sided, then it is my personal preference to no longer comment on that blog.
* Whines about not getting a lot of comments, pageviews, etc. Instead of complaining about no one commenting, why not create a reader survey to try to improve your blog?
* Is extremely negative all the time. Yes, as a lifestyle blogger, I totally get wanting to sometimes vent about an issue on here, but when I'm constantly brought down by what a blogger is posting about, it's time to move on!
Are you with me on any of these? What are some of your pet peeves when it comes to blogging?