Sunday, March 9, 2014

5 things I can't stand about the blogging environment

      I hate to get on the negative end of things, but we all have those moments. With blogging, I've mentioned before, I love the environment. Everybody's so supportive and kind. Then there's the other part of the environment we'll refer to as the ghetto, that I highly dislike.


Rafflecopter 
      Don't get me wrong, I love giveaways! However, I hate having to like you, your mother's, your sister's, your uncle's, and 032948230 other fellow friends instagram, pinterest, facebook page, etc...It's ridiculous! I use Rafflecopter myself, but I don't spam the fucking thing. You better hope I win that $500 shopping spree for filling out what takes longer than a form from a first visit to a new doctors office. 

Comments irrelevant to the post
      "Lovely blog! I hope you can check mine out too *insert link here*". Uhm, I could have posted about how I was just attacked by a bear and you wouldn't know because you didn't read it. Then you're going to ask me to follow you? HA! How more disrespectful can you get? I only enjoy followers who enjoy my content anyways. 

Blog hop co-hosts
      I'd understand if you had 2 hosts and a co-host, but 2 hosts and 15 co-hosts is just plain annoying. I actually will be that douche bag in this case who just links up and peaces out. I'm not going to go follow your 15 co-hosts via GFC and bloglovin, instagram, pinterest, and like their facebok pages. It doesn't even promote a single person and is just a huge mess. Blog hops like these are straight up confusing, and half the time I don't even understand what I'm supposed to link up because of the amount of space taken up for your 15 fucking co-hosts. 

Long as shit posts
      Unless you're doing an interview, you don't need a long ass post. Cut your explanation of a day full of laundry and pilates short. I don't want to read three paragraphs about you working out, then another 4 about your dinner, and topping it off with 6 more that I never even care to read because of how boring the post is to begin with. 

Over emphasizing your children
      I follow many blogs, including ones who are mothers. If you're a "mommy blogger", I don't want to hear about your kids new Hello Kitty outfit from Target with 2930847 pictures included. Yeah, we get it - the kids fucking cute. Now shut the hell up. My kids will be 10x cuter anyways. 

God this felt good to write. 
What pisses you off when it comes to blogging? 

56 comments:

  1. Hahah :D "long as shit".. wonder how long is shit XD. I guess I do the long as shit posts, but what bugs me the most are those insane giveaways. I'm not a huge fan of irrelevant comments, but I usually just ignore them.

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    1. You don't have long as shit posts, yours stay on track with pictures and your blog length is also bigger. I love your posts. c: I couldn't comment on today's post of yours!? I think the thing you use (disqus?) is down or something. :(
      The insane giveaways that I don't win piss me off, lol. Which would be all of them. XD

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  2. LOL I also dislike too many demands to enter a giveaway. I also never won 1:)

    http://myfashionfoodstyle.blogspot.co.il/

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    1. Well here's a new demand, hehe.
      If you look up at my tabs click the "giveaway" link you can see if you'd be interested in joining the one I'm currently running. It doesn't have 2938749 entries so you have a higher chance of winning, that's why I suggested it. XD Plus, you don't have to follow 98 people on all their social links.
      But don't worry, I wont die if you don't, bahahaha.
      I'm just shocked you never won any!!

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  3. Best post eva! You're my blogging bff! I also hate word verification. Readers shouldn't have to work so hard to leave a comment.

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    1. Why thank you new blogging bff. c;
      I agree! When I type out something I sit in dread waiting for the page to load so I know if I have to type out confusing things robots apparently can't comprehend. I can hardly comprehend it! Lol.

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  4. I'm so with you on the blog hops - it seems so childish at times the blogging world, especially when you have to "like" so many people to just throw your link into the ring. Sigh. Too many promotional/sponsored posts are another no no for me!

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    1. I'd rather have followers who enjoy my content than ones who just followed me to join a blog hop. In giveaways I do, I put following as an option but never mandatory. Like I said, I want followers who are readers, not dead fish.
      Yeah the promotional/sponsored posts can definitely get out of control. You can easily tell if it's unbiased or not.

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  5. This post is so awesome and sassy! I love it!

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  6. Haha reading this made me lol! Great rant! Although I write some looooooong posts hahaha!

    Kal x
    www.clutteredcloset.co.uk

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    1. It's okay to write long posts, I double thought that one. Blogging is to express yourself, no matter how much expressing needed. c:

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  7. Lovely blog! Hope you can check mine too!

    Kidding. :P

    I do agree with all things on this list, especially the irrelevant comment!

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  8. I enjoy my kids and their outfits. Sue me. How do you think a giveaway should be done if not for rafflecopter?

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    1. Hey hey now, I'm not trying to upset anybody.
      I love reading posts about children time to time, but you know those types of mothers who are just....you'd see them in some fancy suburban area in a movie. Lol. Overly obsessed with their kids lives and negatively judging others because "theirs are the best".
      Rafflecopter is amazing. The giveaways with 92384729347 duties to enter are what piss me off.

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  9. Yes! I do sponsored posts, but I hate the fake ones! And ones that don't tie into anything relevant. Instead of being like "here's a great tutorial using XYZ!" I often find it's "XYZ is great! Buy it! I love XYZ because they sent me free stuff! Go XYZ!"

    I also hate really ugly and badly staged "Pinnable Images" with horrible fonts like Comic Sans. If I see a crappy photo in a blog hop, no matter how much I think the recipe or tutorial might be useful, I don't click on it. If you can't bother to make your main text photo nice and modern, your recipe is probably outdated crap too.

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    1. LMAO! That is so true about the blog hops.
      Also true about sponsored posts. I've done a few, one just has to learn how to be unbiased.

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    1. I was inspired by a few of you fellow bloggers who did a post on this topic, and it felt fanfuckingtastic to get it all out! Haha.

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    2. I posted a link to this post :)

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  11. I really hate irrelevant and meaningless comments (like: cute outfit etc) and then there are 3+ lines with social media sites I have to follow that person! I mean, seriously? Does this even give you something, I only disrespect the person even more and I don't bother even looking at their blogs!
    Anyways this is a great post I agree with a lot of it! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com
    Win a $100 gift card from Jollychic.com

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    1. Agreed! It's so obvious if somebody reads the post or not.

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  12. Great Post <3
    kisses

    uglyfashionexperience.blogspot.pt

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  13. I love your blog! I like when bloggers are completely sincere, like you, when there are no "plastic posts". A lot of bloggers get lost in this enviroment and they lose their true voice.
    Great post! You're awesome, I really enjoy reading your blog :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Euge! That means so much. c:

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  14. You know I love you and your blog. You're like me. You are blunt and to the point. I know sometimes I have lengthy post or they seem lengthy to me. They are usually my heart felt ones. And I'm with you on the give aways. That's mainly why I dont do them much. And the link ups. I'm with ya on that too. 2 co host is fine. But damn....15 to 20. Give me a fucking break please.

    <3

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  15. Hey, great blog! Come check out mine.... Got to agree with you on that. It makes me so irrationally angry that if anyone does that on my blog I tend to delete the comment. If your that obviously not interested in what it have to write about why the hell would I be interested in you or your shitty little blog.

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  16. One worded comments. Or the whole Love your blog. Or when people stop by and you know they've stopped by. B/c they've followed you but you can't follow them back b/c they didnt leave a link. And there's no link in their profile. So freaking stupid. ugh........

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  17. I don't mind the long as shit one's...as long as they say something. Rants are always good. articles that the writer researched are awesome. Gushing about something is cool too.
    But no, I don't need a play by play of an ordinary day and how one washes their clothes.
    Occasionally I do leave the "Word!" comment...mostly cause the blog I'm commenting on said what I have been wanting to say but had a hard time articulating. :D

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  18. Seriously read my mind! First time visiting your site :waves:. The Rafflecopter one has to be the worse for me. Seriously. Makes me not want to enter anything. Keep the item I can use the 2 hours it'll take to get through every single entry on the form to write a blog post. I think I delivered my kid faster!

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    1. LMFAO! I love that explinations. XD
      And welcome. c:

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  19. Overall I love the blogging community, but I can see your point here especially about the irrelevant comments. I got one comment not that long ago that was like 15 really long paragraphs (I'm not exaggerating, it was ridiculously long) explaining the Bible to me and asking me to follow his blog. Seriously!?
    I actually clicked the link to his blog and wrote him a comment back asking him to "please refrain from spamming my blog with your religious ideology" I wasn't trying to be an ass, I was just returning the favor. I deleted his comment shortly after.

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  20. Oh my god, the sassiness in this made me giggle so much! I haven't been around for much but I now know what to expect from the bad side of blogging. Love this post, so blunt and funny!

    recavi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Becca.
      And welcome to the environment. c:

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  21. yes, the stupid captcha things to prove you are not a robot! Hate those... also, when you are a loyal loyal fan of a blog, and they just WILL NOT follow back.

    xx L

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  22. OMG - I love this post! I agree with everything in this post!
    Rafflecopter pisses me off so much! I play by the rules (for the most part) and I have yet to win one. (Probably because after I see how many things you have to follow/add/like is when I tune out)
    I get it about the kids but, dammit, I don't need to see a billion photos of them...I know they're adorable and all but still!
    And the super long posts kill me! I don't need to know every single detail about your day. Yikes!
    Thank you for posting this! This totally made my day! :D

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  23. I DIED after reading this! I am guilty of like... one of these, but I realized how annoying it was and stopped, haha! I will never understand the 15 co-host thing for link ups, blog hops, giveaways, etc. Every single day, I get a new giveaway in my bloglovin' feed and it's the SAME 20+ bloggers again and again and again! But there's no need to have that many for one giveaway!

    The kids, however, I have three kids and love to feature them or talk about them every once in a while. But I totally get what you mean about the dozen pictures of a single new outfit that the kid is going to dirty and ruin all right after the pictures are taken. I'm going on a rant, I better stop.

    ANYWAY, awesome post! :)

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    1. It's okay to rant. c;
      I love kids. I love seeing a little post about a kid if something cute or amazing happened. I hate when like you said, it's blown up about it. I explained to Jennifer (above in the comments) it a bit more in detail. I think it upset her. D:

      Thanks Kerri!

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  24. "Lovely blog! I hope you can check mine out too *insert link here*". Woof. Girl. Don't even get me STARTED on shit like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Such a great post on a lot of things that are VERY irritating! I hate the spammers and the follower collectors. I mean that's all they want is a collection of followers, right? And yes, you should actually take the time to read the post and post something relevant to what they said. If you have something else to say, you should privately contact them!

    I used to do the blog hops to find new blogs, but then ended up having to follow a lot of blogs that weren't interesting to me. I agree with you on the rafflecopter thing too; why do I need to follow all these people to enter a contest?

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    1. It's like buying followers. I'm kind of a hypocrite for saying it, because I make it a requirement for my giveaways. I just hope that the ones who follow will enjoy my content.
      I just recently started a project with a friend on a blog based on blog hops. We don't require to follow anybody and have only one co-host a week! Haha.

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  26. Irrelevant comments - I have to agree on that. I'm so new in the blogging world and somehow to see those comments while surfing around interesting blogs is sad..
    I've read an interesting entry by the blogger who writes on her experience with snakes, her fear and all and I understand how it feels. But the comments like "Aaaww..poor thing... I follow your blog, please follow mine.." was so plain irritating. You, might as well don't write anything AT ALL!!

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    1. I don't understand why people want followers so badly. I mean, I'd understand if you gained them from people who had interest in your blog. However, if they're just anybody who may not ever take a look at it besides that one time they clicked "follow" what's the point?!

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