7 Things That Send Bloggers Into A Frenzy

We bloggers are human beings; therefore, there would be things that send us into a temporary state of madness.

My educated guess is that a lot of bloggers have experienced at least one of those things on my list.

So, without further ado, it is time for you to find out some of the things that actually send bloggers into a frenzy.

1.) When They Check Their Stats And See That Their Views Are Low

Newbie bloggers (and some of the veteran bloggers) become discouraged when they look at their stats and notice that their blog posts are not attracting the number of incoming views that they would like to see.

Realistically, it takes time for the blog posts from newbie bloggers to gain traction.

The problem with some of these newbie bloggers is that they expect to become an overnight success in the blogosphere (They eventually learn the hard way, that their perspective was an erroneous one).

Newbie bloggers should ignore the urge to look at their stats repeatedly when they are now starting out as bloggers.

In the meantime, they should:

  • Learn all that they can about blogging.
  • Read the blog posts from their fellow bloggers.
  • Press the Like button on those blog posts that they thoroughly read and genuinely liked.
  • Leave valuable comments in the comments section of their fellow bloggers.
  • Enjoy themselves in the blogosphere.

On the other hand, veteran bloggers should be wise enough to know that the number of incoming views to their blog will fluctuate; there will be days when it is going to be high and other days it is going to be low.

Going into a frenzy because the incoming views to one’s blog are low, is puerile.

2.) Whenever There Is A Power Outage In The Area

No blogger likes it when the electricity goes while they are putting their blog post together (I would know that for sure because it happened to me on a few occasions).

On a positive note, a person can still compose a blog post and publish it via the WordPress Mobile App on their smartphone (This is made possible through the usage of their mobile internet postpaid or prepaid package).

Another option, of course, is resuming the blogging process when your supply of electricity has returned.

I will agree that a power outage is a minor setback where blogging is concerned; however, it should not escalate to the point of sending us into a frenzy.

3.) Whenever There Is An Issue With Their Internet

Things do not always go as planned with the service that our internet service provider provides. There are those times when:

  • The speed of our internet slows down.
  • We have partial access to the internet.
  • Our internet feed goes down completely.

Once again, our mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) come to the rescue; we can utilize our mobile internet postpaid or prepaid package until our service provider sorts things out with our problematic high-speed internet.

Luckily for me, that sort of thing does not happen very often.

4.) When The Computer Fails To Boot

One of a blogger’s worst nightmares is their computer failing to boot (They would be totally screwed if that is the only electronic device that they have available for blogging).

That is something that I would not even wish for my own worst enemy.

Therefore, it would be a wise move on your behalf, to invest your money in an additional computer.

If by chance, one of your computers fails to boot, you can utilize the other computer for the purpose of blogging.

The truth is that computers do not last forever and the same could be said for smartphones and tablets.

5.) Whenever WordPress Makes Changes That They Do Not Like

It is no secret, that WordPress has a high track record for making changes that most bloggers do not like; for example, the Block Editor (My article, The Block Editor Is Getting Lots Of Hate, goes into full detail about how people really feel about this particular technological upgrade).

Back in 2012, people hated the layout of the WordPress dashboard.

Ironically, in 2021, WordPress made some minor changes to the dashboard and some people are kicking up a fuss about it.

I strongly believe that anyone who stayed away from WordPress for the period of one year and over and logs back into their account, will end up asking their own self, “What the hell happened here?”

Apparently, WordPress will continue to make the types of changes that we do not like and we will have to live with those changes and work with those changes.

Going into a frenzy about changes to WordPress that we hate is not going to change anything.

6.) When People Disturb Them While They Are Trying To Put A Blog Post Together

No blogger likes being disturbed while they are putting their blog post together.

Unfortunately, interruptions come in the form of:

  • A family member walking into the room while you are blogging and demanding your attention.
  • A salesman knocking on your door or pressing your doorbell.
  • Uninvited guests (Friends or relatives who claimed that they were in the area and thought to themselves that they would pay you a surprise visit).
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses dropping by to share their news of Jehovah’s wrath and blessings.

My article, How Do You Handle Interruptions When You Are Blogging?, highlights some reasonable suggestions on handling the issue of being disturbed while you are putting that blog post of yours together.

7.) Whenever They Receive Disrespectful Comments

Most bloggers tend to go into a frenzy whenever they receive disrespectful comments.

As a matter of fact, no blogger in the blogosphere should be disrespected via their blog’s comments section.

Alice Elliot’s article, What Are Rude Comments And How To Deal With Them, is a must-read for bloggers who are interested in moderating their comments.

Some female bloggers actually gave up on blogging because they received too many disrespectful comments.

Renard’s World has a Commenting Policy page; which lets commenters know what is expected of them.

Final Thoughts

Now, that is merely a proverbial drop in the bucket in regards to the things that send bloggers into a frenzy.

What are some of the things that send you into a frenzy?

Please share them with me via the comments section of my blog.

And, thank you so kindly for reading!

91 thoughts on “7 Things That Send Bloggers Into A Frenzy

  1. WordPress in my view just does not care what the people who use the platform have to say. I have had a few chat sessions with these people talking about that block thing, they consider it an ‘upgrade’. No. It’s nothing short of a downgrade for all of us. I still use the Classic editor only because I have that overpriced Business plan and use a plugin. It’s so nice and easy to use. Maybe someday WordPress will get a clue…

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  2. Hi Renard, I also have installed the Classic Editor plugins because I hate Gutenberg so much! Thanks for mentioning my post about rude comments, this is quite an (unnecessary) problem bloggers have to cope with nowadays. Alice

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    1. 🙂 You are most welcome, Alice.

      Thank God for the existence of the Classic Editor plugin. Too many bloggers were threatening to leave WordPress because they felt that the Gutenberg Editor was forced on them.

      I am quite proficient at using the Gutenberg Editor due to the fact that I began using it when it was in beta.

      I mentioned your post because some people do not know how to go about handling rude comments on their blogs.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      1. Hi Renard, the trouble with Gutenberg is it was such a massive change. Completely different to what had gone before. What was really frustrating was all the elements you regularly used to make your post good had either been moved out of sight or seemed to have disappeared altogether!

        Amazon is a site which is in a constant state of flux. But their users don’t realise this. Small changes are made gradually, giving people time to come to terms with this. This slow change is more acceptable and appreciated, especially by the more non-technical users. But if you look over time, Amazon has changed quite dramatically to improve itself. They have taken user experience into account, both in their changes and in the final results.

        But forcing, and yes this is correct, forcing a huge change like Gutenberg on unsuspecting and non-technical users is only going to backfire, regardless of how much hype and training you offer. A job very badly done.

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  3. Can relate to #1 and #6 so much…! sometimes I drop the post and end up writing about something different when I get to sit again 🙂 TFS!

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  4. Such a good post…so true tho’ Renard! My 3 top things that send me inoi a frenzy are #3, #4 & #5…..
    Especially #5…. As you know I am an EXTREME DISLIKER of Block Editor….thankfully I have found a way to still work in Classic Editor….
    Do I care about stats? Rude comments? All the other things? NO!
    As long as my PC works & I have Internet I am a happy happy girl.
    Now if WordPress would just stop mucking about with the Dashboard 😉
    Happy Spring/Easter Sherri-Ellen

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  5. I feel like each of those things have happened as I’ve been on my blogging journey. I appreciate your post and the comments of others , it normalizes all of it. As always, thank you Renard. ♥️

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  6. #6 has always been a tough one. I truly wish people (family) would take seriously the writing I am doing. However, when they don’t see $$ being made from just regular blogging they feel entitled to interrupt or discredit what you do. I have lost count of how many times I just went to the park and wrote so there would be no interruptions. I am a paper and pen type gal so once I have it down, it doesn’t take long to type. I have even taken an extra two hours or so after work just to write in peace elsewhere.

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  7. I don’t check my stats frequently so that doesn’t bother me. And since I blog my phone, the issues of connectivity and other tech issues aren’t important either. But people demanding attention while I’m trying to write can drive me……. out of the room to someplace quiet.

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  8. “4.) When The Computer Fails To Boot”

    It’s the only “Thing” of your list that is our own fault. And the one we can solve most quickly and easy. Just reinstall your Windows, MacOS or Linux … and here you go again.

    I just wonder what the phug have you done to your machine that it refuses to get its @$$ up?

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  9. Oh, and btw, everybody so fukn goddamn stupid to blog on their cellphones mustn’t wonder if family members walk in on them. Because as human race experience shows people on smartphones can’t be taken seriously. These are toys, not tools, no respectable things have ever been done on them. For serious blogging sit your bum down on a dedicated work chair at your dedicated computer desk in your dedicated office space. Chose the loudest keyboard you can find (IBM Model M’s Buckling springs, or Cherry Blue switches of many keyboards) and type away. Nobody will dare to come even close to you!

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    1. 🙂 As a matter of fact, the Librem 5 and the PinePhone smartphones are not toys and you can blog on them.

      A noisy keyboard, in my opinion, announces our location in the house to family members. They can simply follow the sound of the noisy keyboard if they want to find us.

      I prefer a nice game of hide and seek ― one where they will have to search the entire house because I am typing quietly on a laptop computer (Laptop computers can be used from any location).

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      1. As a matter of fact. smartphones are not PCs. Of course you can blog on them, but should you, would you? Naaaw.:| The small screen, no ergonomical keyboard, weak computing power, reliance on battery life … that’s all just so brrr shudder. I hate these things with a passion. Hubby has one now, while I still stick to a prepaid phone that can only do SMS and phonecalls. And I only switch it on if I need to make an urgent call and mostly forget it at home anyway. Perfect.

        Phones are throwaway consumer goods, computers are creative tools!

        “announces our location in the house to family members.”
        YES! As planned. And everybody coming into my room, despite hearing me typing like a maniac, is an insensitive asshole. Typing on a mechanical keyboard like in the old times is so much better for your typing speed and much more fun than typing on those terrible membrane boards. And muchmuchmuch betterer than typing on a touchscreen.

        Blogging on a smartphone is blogging without dignity. 😐

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  10. #6 is probably the one that gets to me the most. I’m adaptable, but it’s still a struggle. #1 only affected me in my early days like you said. Since then I’ve come to appreciate the small community of loyal readers that I do have.

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  11. I get around the stupid WordPress editor by posting via e-mail. It’s not quite as functional that way as it used to be, and sometimes I end up “fixing” the e-mailed post using the very editor I’m trying to avoid. But I don’t post often, and I may still end up moving the blog elsewhere so I don’t fuss over it.

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  12. Excellent points, Renard! Relating to WP and the new editor, one of my bloggers is a photographer and has been with WP since 2012. He’s been avoiding the new editor, thus far, however, he was informed by WP “we have begun
    the process of moving all WordPress sites over to the Block editor entirely.

    Also, in case you haven’t noticed, many themes have been retired due to not being updated. So, if one changes their theme and would rather go back to their old theme, it may not be there. I loved the theme Coraline, but didn’t like how the comments lined up. So I changed to another theme and didn’t like how the images looked. When I tried to go back to Coraline, it was gone. I researched a couple of themes I liked and read they were retired due to not being updated. And so it goes…

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      1. Ok now I’m jealous! The beaches… the food… why would you care if the power went out? 😅 I’m in Johannesburg, South Africa and when the power goes out I can’t just go to the beach 😂

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        1. 🙂 Almost everything relies on electricity; for example, the refrigerator, the electric fan, the air conditioning unit.

          Yes, beaches are good, but they lose their novelty when one has access to them around the clock.

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  13. Thanks for sharing these Renard! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels this way!!

    I definitely feel #1 – I can only check in on my stats every so often because they stress me out so much 😅. And for #5, I was one of the people who left blogging and came back, super surprised by the Block Editor!! (My face was definitely 😵.) I decided to push through and continue to use it; I also used the Notion app, and writing there is the same as the Block Editor so that has helped the transition.

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  14. Hi Renard. Great post. I’m a veteran newbie I think. I’ve been blogging for almost three years now but I still feel like there’s something new to learn.
    Stats….omg…I’m flippin’ obsessed with them. I can’t help it. If I don’t check them before I go to bed then I lay there and think about it until I HAVE to get up and check. Ugh. For me, it’s my nature I believe. I want my work to be read and well received. Don’t we all?
    My biggest and most annoying issue is my procrastination and “think about it later’ attitude. ugh…double ugh!! I’m not lazy but I’m definitely good at delaying.
    And my biggest thing that bugs me is when I’ve read and reread everything and then I publish only to immediately see a spelling or grammar error…doesn’t look good esp if I’m addressing those subjects. lol.
    Great post. I’m always impressed by your calm manner and professionalism.
    I didn’t know you were in TnT. I’m in Western Canada. I almost moved to TnT….Lived in Chaguaramas.

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  15. lol I am guilty of hating the block editor, I just use the Classic Block editor. I found it made everything take twice as long because while it had some clever features there seemed to be twice as many “clicks” to get the same stuff done. I’m very much of the KISS mindset (Keep It Simple, Stupid).

    I’m glad most of these others I don’t freak out about (anymore) 🙂

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  16. Despite WordPress’s changes, I simply continue to select the classic version that I’m comfortable with. Regarding the “views”–there will always be folks, no matter how few, who have an interest in my genre of works as I have in theirs. Can’t frenzy over the numbers. Have a good one, Renard.
    Art

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  17. The power going out is the most frustrating. Our phones don’t even work when the power goes off here. It’s horrible.
    Rude comments I can deal with, it’s the rude posts I won’t even acknowledge. There are ways to get a point across without blogging about it rudely.
    Interruptions…two words to the husb: *not now*. Seems to work.

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  18. I once had a well-healed lady from one of Joliet’s finer more esteemed neighborhoods attempt to flatten me with a comment based totally in lack of knowledge/understanding on the subject. Before I approved her comment I paused.. think long pause as answers in anger aren’t good and she’d attacked me so I was initially angry. Then I gathered links to well written respected websites that agreed with my post. I wrote out a long kind response with much information and links.
    Then, I approved her comment and immediately posted my prewritten response.
    Never heard from her again.

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