All bloggers will face some type of blogging-related annoyance (It is as though it is a rite of passage for them).
When bloggers are faced with blogging-related annoyances, they either:
- Write about what it is that is bothering them.
- Take a short (or a long) hiatus away from blogging.
- Abandon their blog.
The type of action that they take will depend on their level of annoyance.
So, without further ado, let us explore some of those blogging-related annoyances together.
1.) A Buggy WordPress App
I remembered the days when I used to publish blog posts via the WordPress App on my smartphone (Those memories are still lucid).
There were times when the WordPress App worked well on my smartphone; it enabled me to publish my blog posts with ease.
And, there were those moments when the WordPress App simply did not work right. At times it would crash when I was in the middle of composing a blog post and there were times when the WordPress App would crash immediately after launching it.
Another mind-boggling issue was when I was unable to log in to my WordPress account via the WordPress App (This happened to me on a few occasions and at the time, it left me perturbed).
On the latter half of my blogging journey, I stopped using the WordPress App on my smartphone (I deleted the darn thing; thus creating more space in my smartphone’s memory).
Today, all of my blogging is done on my laptop computer (And, as a result of doing so, I regained my peace of mind).
The WordPress App has probably improved during the time period of when I left it to now (Honestly, I am unwilling to reinstall the WordPress App on my smartphone to find out if this is really the case).
Do you use the WordPress App on your smartphone?
Is the WordPress App still buggy?
2.) Their Comment Ending Up In Spam
All bloggers hate it when they leave someone a comment in the comments thread of another blogger and Akismet forwards their comment to the designated spam area.
In some instances, it is simply a case of a false positive.
And, in some unfortunate instances, bloggers end up in the proverbial spam prison until they can be bailed out by a Happiness Engineer or someone from the Akismet team (This is highly annoying because those affected bloggers cannot comment on blogs until their technical issue has been resolved).
Whenever I discover that a genuine comment has made its way to the designated spam area of my WordPress dashboard, I mark it as, “Not spam” with the hopes of training Akismet’s algorithm.
Did Akismet ever mistake any of your innocent comments for spam?
3.) WordPress Upgrades
Everyone who has a WordPress account is aware of the fact, that the Block Editor has been replaced by the Classic Editor (My article, The Block Editor Is Getting Lots Of Hate, highlighted some of the concerns that people had with it).
In regards to WordPress upgrades, things tend to be a bit buggy.
Depending on the type of upgrade being done, some people will:
- Have trouble logging in to their WordPress account.
- Have trouble pressing the Like button on other people’s blogs.
- Have issues with plugins and widgets (They refuse to work properly or not at all).
That, my friend, is merely a small list of the technologically-related issues that WordPress users face and the truth is that other types of technologically-related horrors could arise when the Happiness Engineers are upgrading WordPress.
4.) Being Harassed Via The Comments Section Of Their Own Blog
Some bloggers have complained about being harassed via the comments section of their own blog; the harassment is usually in the form of a disrespectful comment.
It is a genuine belief of mine (and, of other bloggers too) that people can disagree with each other in a diplomatic manner.
You should not have the cause to be dealt with in a rude manner by someone via the comments section of your blog (Most bloggers that I know will not tolerate that kind of behaviour and that is why they manually approve their comments).
The comments section of a person’s blog should be used to exchange ideas in a civilized manner and not as a place to ignite the sparks for World War Three.
5.) Having To Explain To Three Different Happiness Engineers What Their Problem Is
There are times when bloggers wonder, “Is that person really fit to be a Happiness Engineer?”
Some bloggers have explained to the best of their ability what they think that their issue is.
The Happiness Engineer will try his or her best to solve the technologically-related issue but in a lot of instances, it takes more than one Happiness Engineer to solve the problem that you are having.
It is true that some engineers will be more experienced than others. However, we would prefer to deal with one person who knows their stuff really well.
And, the worst part of all, is that some of the technologically-related problems take more than a week to resolve.
6.) Someone Disturbing Them While They Are Writing The Draft-Copy For Their Blog Post
Most of us would prefer to compose our blog posts when we are alone in a room or somewhere outdoors by ourselves.
It is no huge secret, that our creativity becomes hindered whenever we are distracted by someone (Which is why we prefer to compose our blog posts when no one is around). My article — the one entitled, How Do You Handle Interruptions When You Are Blogging?, goes into full details on the nature of interruptions and the best manner in which we bloggers should handle them.
Do you ever get annoyed whenever someone interrupts you while you are blogging?
7.) Seeing Numerous Blog Posts From A Single Person In A Short Space Of Time
There are bloggers who will unfollow other bloggers if they noticed that their blog posts are showing up too often in the feed of their WordPress Reader.
We (the WordPress.com) users have all witnessed countless blog posts from a single blogger; one who filled up our WordPress Reader in a short space of time.
Being the highly tolerant person that I am, I would not unfollow a blogger for publishing numerous articles on their blog daily. However, I would prefer it if they published those blog posts of theirs hours apart instead of minutes apart.
Each person is different (There are those who do not want to see more than one blog post from you on a daily basis).
Do you ever get annoyed whenever you have noticed that a single blogger has filled up the feed of your WordPress Reader with their blog posts?
As you have learned today, there are things that send bloggers crazy; such as:
- Having to deal with a buggy WordPress App.
- Finding out that the comments that they made on other people’s blogs are wrongfully being misconstrued as spam by Akismet.
- The mild inconvenience that they have to go through whenever WordPress is doing upgrades.
- Being tormented by others via the comments section of their own blog.
- Having to explain to more than one Happiness Engineer the problem that they are having with WordPress.
- Being disturbed by someone while they are putting the draft-copy for their blog posts together.
- Seeing numerous blog posts from a single blogger in the feed of their WordPress Reader.
Please feel free to let me know what type of blogging-related incident drives you crazy via my comments thread.
And, thank you for reading!