10 Things That Annoy Bloggers

Ten
Ten

I certainly came across my fair share of annoyed bloggers on WordPress.

To be most straightforward with you, bloggers do get annoyed for lots of different reasons.

So, without further ado, let us explore some of the things that bloggers are annoyed about.

Likes
Likes

1.) Getting ‘Likes’ From Business-Related Bloggers

I was deeply surprised by the fact, that some bloggers become annoyed whenever they receive likes from business-related bloggers.

And, why is it that some bloggers get annoyed whenever they receive likes from business-related bloggers?

Because, some of those bloggers believe that the likes that they received from those business-related bloggers are ungenuine — the type of likes that are given for the sole purpose of getting other bloggers to visit their blogs.

I remembered reading a blog post from a female blogger who became annoyed when she found out that business-related bloggers had pressed the ‘like’ button on many of her blog posts (She clicked on those Gravatar symbols and it forwarded her to the websites of business-related bloggers; she came to the conclusion, that those business-related bloggers were trying to get her to buy their products).

I would admit, that I would receive likes from business-related bloggers whenever I publish a blog post; but in my case, I do not get annoyed about it.

Why?

Because, there is a chance that the likes from some of those business-related bloggers could be genuine.

However, I do become suspicious whenever a business-related blogger (or any blogger) presses the ‘like’ button on my blog posts a few seconds or a minute after it was published.

Why?

Because, my articles are beefy and there is no way that a person can read an article of that size in a very short space of time.

It is as though some people are waiting patiently to press the ‘like’ button on new blog posts as soon as they show up on the WordPress.com Reader.

But, under normal circumstances, I would never get annoyed if I found out that a business-related blogger pressed the ‘like’ button on one of my blog posts.

As a matter of fact, I have friends who are business-related bloggers; I interact with them and they interact with me (We leave valuable comments in the comments thread of each other’s blogs).

Also, it is unfair to assume that all business-related bloggers have ulterior motives.

Do you ever get annoyed whenever a business-related blogger presses the ‘like’ button on one of your blogs posts?

Deleted Site
I used my deleted site as an example of what you will see whenever you click on a name of a person who has deleted their blog

2.) Clicking On A Gravatar That Has A Link To A Deleted Blog

For some strange reason, a lot of bloggers do not update their Gravatar profile after they have deleted the old blog of theirs; they seldom think of removing the link to their old blog and replacing it with the link to their current blog.

The biggest irony is, that I have a few followers who did not update their Gravatar profile (And, I am making an educated guess, that you also have followers who did not update their Gravatar profile).

Now, how do those people expect us to visit their blogs if the the link to their deleted blog is still attached to their Gravatar profile?

To be on the safe side, all WordPress.com bloggers should familiarise themselves with the workings of their Gravatar profile; I highly recommend that they check out, Manage My Profile; it teaches the WordPress.com user everything that they need to know about managing their profile.

When I deleted my first WordPress blog and moved over to Blogger, I made it a priority of mine to remove the URL for the deleted WordPress blog; it was replaced with the URL of my Blogger blog.

Today, the URL for my second WordPress blog is attached to my profile; therefore my profile is up-to-date.

I would like to point out, that there are WordPress bloggers who will actually remove people from their list of followers if they discovered that their profile contained outdated information.

Dear friend, is your profile up-to-date?

Foreign Language
Foreign Language

3.) Being Followed By Someone With Only A Foreign Language On Their Website

Some people (myself included) tend to become a bit suspicious of being followed by someone who has a blog with only a foreign language on it.

For the record, I have nothing against foreign languages or seeing foreign languages on a blog.

Also, I do not mind perusing bilingual blogs — blogs with a foreign language and English.

And the most important factor being, that I am only fluent in English; therefore I am unable to peruse foreign language blogs without the assistance of Google Translate.

At times, I do wonder, “What is this blogger up to?” And, “Is this blogger capable of reading English?”

But, the God’s/Goddess’ truth is, that there are people who can read articles in English; despite the fact, that it is not their language of origin.

So, I try not to be too concerned about a follower who has a blog with only a foreign language on it.

Do you have followers who only have a foreign language on their blog?

Unfollowed
Unfollowed

4.) Following A Blogger To Be Only Unfollowed A Few Moments After

My goodness, there are bloggers who are very good at making fools of us.

Do you know that some bloggers know that if they follow you, there is a chance of you following them?

The game of “I follow you and you follow me,” is quite prevalent on WordPress.com (But, there are the unscrupulous bloggers who will unfollow you as soon as they have gained your following).

One should remember, that there are all kinds of people on the internet; which means that you cannot always trust everyone who comes in contact with your blog (Some of those people may have hidden agendas).

And, it absolutely makes no sense following everyone who follows your blog (Choose whom you follow wisely).

The last thing that you would want to do is to follow a stalker or follow someone who is not genuinely interested in your blog.

Do you follow every blogger who has chosen to follow your blog?

No Interaction
No Interaction

5.) People Who Follow Them But Do Not Interact With Them

Oh, yes my friend, there are really bloggers like that; there are bloggers who will follow you and not interact with you.

The following things could be the cause of their lack of interaction with you:

  • They followed too many bloggers; as a result of that, they are a bit burnt out and it would be a very long time until they come around your blog.
  • They took a hiatus.
  • They abandoned their blog.
  • They are extremely busy dealing with real life issues.
  • They only come online a few days in the month.
  • Their WordPress.com Reader is jam-packed with blogs from those other blogs that they are following; which makes your blog very difficult to locate.
  • They no longer have access to the internet.
  • Their computer kicked the proverbial bucket.
  • They are no longer interested in your blog and have not made the time to unfollow you.

Dear friend, those are a handful of reasons why some of your followers have not interacted with you.

And, to be quite honest, we hate it when our followers do not interact with us.

About
About

6.) Bloggers With Empty ‘About’ Pages

A lot of bloggers become annoyed whenever they come across an empty ‘About’ page on the blog of a blogger.

Why?

Because, they wasted their time clicking on an ‘About’ Pages that was not set up.

Now, I adhere to the belief that, an ‘About’ page should always contain information pertaining to the blogger.

For the record, your ‘About’ page does not have to look like a detailed dossier that was put together by an intelligence agency.

You are more than welcome to leave a lot of details out; for example, it is not mandatory to add your street address, your phone number and your date of birth in your ‘About’ page.

Also, if they have no intentions of setting up their ‘About’ page, they should delete it from their blog.

Do you ever check out the ‘About’ page of a blogger whenever you visit their blog for the first time?

Comments
Comments

7.) When A Blogger Blatantly Refuses To Respond To Their Comment

Oh, I really hate it when a blogger blatantly refuses to respond to my comment.

Now, I am in no way insisting that they should respond to my comment right away; however, it would be nice if they responded to my comment in a timely manner.

I have seen comment threads all over the blogosphere that were filled with comments — comments that the owner of the blog blatantly refused to respond to.

If comments are too much for a blogger to handle, they should disable their comments or set them to be closed within a specific time period.

I always make an extra effort to respond to every comment that was made in the comments section of my blog; mainly because, I believe that it is the right thing to do.

In most instances, people would refuse to leave a comment, the second time around on the blog of a person who took their thoughtful comment for granted.

First Blog Post
First Blog Post (Photo credit: WordPress)

8.) Bloggers Who Never Went Beyond The ‘First Blog Post’ Stage

I remembered being eager to check out the blog of a person who followed me; I was deeply shocked when I discovered that they never added any sort of content to their blog. I saw something that pertained to a message about that being their first blog post and that they had the option to click the ‘Edit’ link in order to modify it or delete it (Nothing was actually done with it).

Come on, they could have published an actual blog post; it could have been something short and simple.

And, the WordPress Editor is very intuitive; it is not difficult to use.

Have you ever had any of those followers who were too lazy to actually publish their first blog post?

Dormant Blogs
Dormant Blogs

9.) Bloggers Who Have Not Updated Their Blogs In An Extremely Long Time

What would you think if you visited the blog of one of your followers and you discovered that they did not update their blog in a very long time?

You might think that they gave up on their blog; especially if their last blog post was way back in January 2017.

I actually try not to think too much about that sort of thing.

But the old saying, “First impressions count,” have a way of entering my mind whenever I come across those types of blogs.

Do you have followers who have not updated their blog in an extremely long time?

Reblog Addicts
Reblog Addicts

10.) Bloggers Who Only Reblog Other People’s Blog Posts

Believe it or not, I came across a few WordPress blogs that only contained reblogged content from others.

Let it be known, that I have nothing against people reblogging other people’s blogs posts; but I become immediately turned off when I see that every blog post from a blogger is one from other people that was reblogged.

I would grant a blogger a bit of leeway if they reblogged content from others on an occasional basis; but doing that sort of thing with every blog post is ridiculous.

Most people love blogs that are comprised of original blog posts and they tend to shun those blogs that only have reblogged content from others.

Google does not hold those types of blogs in very high regard; Google actually referred to them as, “Content farms.”

Seeing those types of blogs from others will make you think, “There is no originality here. I might as well move along to the next blog!”

Have you ever come across a blog from another person who only posted reblogged content from others?

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it; my personal top ten things that annoy the hell out of bloggers.

Are there other things in the blogosphere that you are annoyed about?

If your answer is, “Yes,” please feel free to tell me all about it via the comments section of my blog.

And, thank you so kindly for checking out Renard’s World.

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77 thoughts on “10 Things That Annoy Bloggers

  1. I only like and comment on blogs that I want to, meaning, I’d rather leave an honest and thoughtful comment than just clicking like. I do not follow any blogs in a foreign language, again, I’m trying to spur conversation, not simply garner followers.

    So far, I’ve been able to reply to every comment I have received, good or bad, conversation is what I am after. I’m not looking to be a blogger, so as long as people read my blog, comment if they are inclined or even if they reblog. As long as my content is getting out there, that’s all that I am concerned with.

    Lastly, I am of no importance, however; it is important that we speak to one another openly and honestly. Whether I am right or wrong is of no consequence. Conversation, discussion and debate. Without open and honest communication, how do ever expect to get along with each other?

    We need to respect each other enough to leave each other alone and allow people to be people.

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      1. I’ve encountered and thought about each of these things. The only one that doesn’t bother me quite as much is the following one. If people follow me only to get my attention, I’m alright with that. I’m pretty thorough with my feed and checking out people who I do follow and if they’ve caught bloggers attention then more power to them. Lol. But I will unfollow anyone I don’t at some point interact with or someone whose blog I like a lot.
        But it is a rather unusual inner working of WordPress, a bit insincere.

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  2. The only thing that bugs me is the ‘power Likers’ – those who will like several of your posts or all of them so fast it makes your head spin! Knowing they cannot have possibly read one never mind ten or more in a minute is actually quite insulting. I want to be read, I don’t want fakery, I’d sooner some one read and said ‘ what rubbish’ than liked for the sake of it.

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  3. I can relate to lots of these, Renard. The other things that annoys me are bloggers who ‘like’ all my comments within a few seconds of each other (I think they only do this as they see it as a way of getting some free promotion) and bloggers who only ever leave comments like ‘great post’ and never tell you why it’s a great post.

    Also, bloggers who leave comments like – ‘Follow My Blog’ and who leave a link to their blog. Often, they also do this when leaving a comment. Link-dropping is something many bloggers do not like and which they see as spamming.

    I used to get especially annoyed at readers who would ‘like’ my posts within seconds of it being published. However, I then asked myself why get annoyed? They are not worth getting annoyed about.

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    1. 🙂 Nicely stated, Hugh.

      Those types of people are not worth getting annoyed about.

      Now, I will never follow anyone who says, “Follow my blog,” in my comments thread.

      Thank you so kindly for sharing your perspective!

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  4. Good post, the only ones that really gets me going are the ones where people tell me to follow their blog in comments , reblogging blogs and commenting “nice post” without telling me why you think my post was ‘a nice post’.

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  5. Right now I have 17 tabs open of bloggers to respond to or read. I set aside time to interact–if you want to build community and be respectful, that is what it takes! I think I read your mind when I wrote my “How Not to Get Followers” post! Whoa! (thanks for the like, btw!)
    🙂 I love this! I’m so glad we found each other, and I can’t wait to read more of your stuff. And cheers to all of the considerate, like-minded writers in the comment section!

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  6. I agree with those points but let me add one more if that’s OK. So many times I would go to the site to get this site has been deleted but what’s really frustrating is you find later it hasn’t been deleted the site name and/or site address has been changed but the owner of the site just didn’t update. If someone comes out with a brief saying they changed the name and/or site address make a note of it so you know where to go for that site.
    I found this site interesting so I followed you. I have 2 sites. I really hope you follow both but if not I hope you follow http://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com . My other site is http://daisymae2017.wordpress.com .
    Note that both sites are about Animals, Blogging, Photos, Country Living, Family, Poetry And Much, Much More.
    Also note that I will be changing my tagline today sometime today possibly on both blogs.

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  7. Most of those are very good peeves!
    Another one that get’s me lately… I’m doing a once a week post in a non-English language… and the amount of likes I’m getting from folk who likely don’t understand the language (and won’t put it into a translator – because the results are shite… ) … makes me wonder…

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  8. Wow, great post… I have experienced everything you mentioned there… And especially from T&T I think I get more casual visits from people who don’t have blogs than from the over 1000 followers…

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