Blogging is one of the greatest joys in my life but there are certain things that bloggers have to deal with that can be very frustrating.
Spamming– this one is number one on my list because I see it most frequently and find it the most frustrating. When I say spamming I don’t just mean those weird comments in the spam folder trying to sell you viagra, as annoying as those are, I actually mean people leaving very generic comments and then leaving a bunch of links to their blog/posts. Or people who don’t even leave a generic comment but leave just a link to their blog talking about their blog on a totally irrelevant post as though it’s okay to advertise your blog on someone else’s posts. That’s so frustrating because everyone works so hard to grow their blog and then these people expect free advertisement. That’s not how it works and it’s very rude to do that. If someone has a share and promote page I think that would be the only place you should leave such comments. For more on spamming click here.
Being taken advantage of– I love helping bloggers and supporting those that support my page but there are some people who when you give them a finger will attempt to take your hand. I think if you want someone to support your blog you need to support theirs. It needs to be a mutually beneficial relationship but leaving/emailing your link and telling someone to follow you when you don’t support their blog is just rude. Or asking for full post shoutouts when you have never liked/commented on the persons blog.
Backhanded compliments– yeah we know what you’re doing and honestly it’s not clever or funny. It’s just hurtful. I think a lot of people don’t know how to properly leave feedback and leaving a backhanded compliment is not the way to do it.
Being hit on- seriously this is just gross and creepy and bloggers DO NOT blog to get hit on by random strangers. Please do not hit on bloggers.
Being told blogging is easy- being told by people that what you do is a waste of time, easy, useless or anything in that ballpark is incredibly insulting. No one knows how difficult blogging is until they try blogging. Don’t undermine something just because you don’t understand it. It takes a lot of hard work, time and talent to blog and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Is there anything you find incredibly annoying as a blogger? Let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear from you!
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