Saturday, September 15, 2012

Things That Annoy

I've been blogging for many years. I passed the 10 year mark in August! Can you believe that? In those 10 years I've discussed things that annoy me.

Today I'm going to do the things that annoy me about blogs.

1. Tips for bloggers: OMG no! Blogs and bloggers that take themselves too serious scare me.

2. Blogger: I love blogger, but I hate the new blogger platform, it screws stuff up. Over at my book blog, I take part in some book tours and we're sent press kits etc. If I go to copy and paste the author and book info when I post the background turns white and not pretty. If I switch to edit html I have to re-link things.

Boo hiss!

3. Bloggers that do nothing but memes. I love memes! Cat Thursday and my Top 5 are part of my routine, but some people really overkill on the memes.

4. That said, people that need to mold their blog into something they think the world will like. Now unless you are a celebrity or you are blogging for professional reasons, the world's approval is not needed. People who treat their blogs like a job freak me out! Shouldn't this be a fun hobby?

5. Bloggers that try to extort money out of their readers. Yeah paypal links on personal blogs freak me the hell out. Seriously...if your writing is so good why aren't you doing it professionally?

I think that's enough for now? Don't you?


Mike said...

You can put paypal links on a blog? hmmmmmmmm.......

Bilbo said...

If you ever think I'm trying to take myself too seriously, please drop by and bitch-slap me. And don't tell Mike you're coming, because he'll want to come, too, and he probably slaps a lot harder than you do.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thanks for these excellent tips. Where else but in your blog can you write what you fancy at the time.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Mike: About to start a business?

Bilbo: Most of my gripes really feel directed at Book Bloggers who seem to be out to impress someone. And granted there are some super nice ones out there, but there are some super crazy ones too.

rashbre said...

Congrats on 10 years ! Amazing.

You are so right that the point of the blog should be fun.

I also found some of the blogger changes mean having to do more html than in the old days.

Also the various changes to comment systems as different companies take over each other.

I lost my first few years of comments as a result of that type of thing.