The 5 Super-Uber Annoying Things About Your Blog

angry baby I seriously laughed out loud and instantly wanted to chime in after reading a post by Beautifully Invisible from a couple weeks ago entitled ‘The 10 things that drive me crazy about your blog.’

I thought it was amazingly witty and quite humorous. But more importantly, absolutely freaking true! Sure every “professional blogger” has posted a “how to” of some sort, but there’s no exact science about how to blog or how to blog without pissing off one of your readers.

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So as a sometimes pissed-off-blog-reader here’s my list of 5 super-uber annoying things about your blog (in no particular order). All five equally annoy the ish out of me! Laugh with me please…

 1. Links open in the same window: This may seem like a small thing. But often times I click on the link to read and immediately hit the “X” once I am done reading. By default. And then POOF your blog is gone. In most cases of course I remember what blog I was reading. But say I am reading your post from last month. I have to go back click here and here and there just to get back to where I was. Now, I am completely over you and your blog. I kid (a little).

 2. Images + One Sentence = Not a great blogger: With the exception of a street style blog this is way way beyond annoying. Tumblr or Instagram is a perfect platform for this type of thing. I use Instagram for those times I don’t have time to write but I love the image and feel the need to share with my readers. You should probably move your blog over to tumblr, but I’ll quickly forgive if it’s amazing imagery.

 3. Say Word! Just words: We know that blogging originally began as an online journal and we all should be reading now so that we won’t have Alzheimer’s when we get older. But I, along with more than 75% of the blogging community, have A.D.D. So an occasional picture of anything is totally necessary.

 4. Homonyms: I know you remember this from elementary school. There vs they’re vs their. Oh…and two vs too vs to. How about where vs wear. And more complicated ones like site vs sight. All of these are signs that you didn’t proofread or spell check. Or maybe you’re just not that familiar with the English language and therefore should not be blogging!? #IJS

 5. Copy and Paste Bloggers: I gave you an affectionate name because I still love you. In some instances this happens in the beginning of our blogging journey when we’re just all over the place. Not really sure what we want to focus on but know we love EVERYTHING! Even though someone else has already posted it. But then there are those who make it their business to grab content (continuously) from another blog. Usually a blog that everyone else reads #EPICFAIL. Perhaps all of your readers haven’t caught on–but we have.

Hopefully I didn’t piss anyone off (too badly) but if I did it was just for sh*ts & giggles sooooo kindly just laugh and comment below!

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10 Comments

  1. May 20, 2011 / 10:05 am

    This is a great list TY! My favorite is say word…just words? I love the visual component of blogs, and some bloggers have whole essays before I ever see a picture 🙁

    • Gorgeous In Grey
      May 20, 2011 / 10:24 am

      THANKS! I was so excited about this Friend Friday assignment. I was just complaining about the amount of ‘copy and paste’ bloggers out there. UGH! Originality is a lost art.

  2. May 20, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    This is a good point about the links!! I always set them to open in a new window…you don’t want to lose the reader, so don’t send ’em away!!! Also the words thing…yes, when I do posts that are about writing I always search for pictures to go along…words+no pics=not interested!

    • Gorgeous In Grey
      May 20, 2011 / 4:49 pm

      I get bored really easy so its a must that your blog have images.

  3. May 22, 2011 / 12:56 am

    Not knowing Homonyms = Hilarious smh

    • Gorgeous In Grey
      May 22, 2011 / 5:59 pm

      I should have put that one first because it’s probably my biggest pet peeve!

  4. May 11, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    That’s interesting — [Links open in the same window] — I usually consider this holding me captive. I was also taught that google doesn’t look fondly on pop up links in terms of their ranking system and target links are looked at as ads instead of legitimate recommendations.

    One of my biggest peeves, and honestly I can’t believe people still do it, is adding music or automatic starting videos that restart every time you go to a new page even though you have immediately shut them off. I usually leave immediately.

    Interesting list.
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  5. January 26, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Love this post and definitely said “Amen!!!” to all five of these.

  6. March 29, 2013 / 8:26 am

    LOL I love this list. I think more than anything I’m annoyed by links that open in the same window. What if i’m not done reading? haha. I’m with BigGirlBlue on the Videos. How am I supposed to sneak and blog at work if you have Tupuc blasting as I open your blog? This has happened and my boss gave me the biggest side eye in history. -_-

    Homonyms—–> Guilty of this and I hate every minute of it. I’ll be typing like 3434389 words a min and be like “they excepted me”…then Side eye myself…and hit the backspace hahaha. It’s terrible.
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  7. May 11, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    These are so true. I work really hard on expanding more on my videos. Sometimes I assume people will just watch the videos and get it… they don’t always do it.
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