Disclaimer: this is a funny post and is not targetting anyone.
So as a blogger, we often interact with many bloggers on a daily basis. While most interactions are pleasant and leave you feeling good about the blogging world, some are just annoying. Different kinds of blogger behaviours get me a little annoyed. I’m pretty sure this blog is going to make me sound like a grumpy old man but these are the types of annoying bloggers –
1. The FFFs
Nope, these aren’t your BFFs these are the ‘Follow For Follow’ bloggers who just follow you in the hope that you’ll follow them back. Once they follow you, they will never engage on a post and it will almost feel like they’ve been swallowed into a black hole.
2. The Skimmers (not affiliated with SKIMS)
If you’ve been blogging for a bit now, you can easily differentiate between the genuine comments and comments from people who skimmed your post and are just commenting for attendance. I totally understand that it isn’t always possible to read through dozens of posts at a time. I skim through posts some times too, when I don’t have enough time but want to be a supportive blogger. But when I get too many of such comments on my posts, I start doubting my entire blogging existence because I know my post was boring.
3. The Desperate Class Participators
Similar to the skimmers, these are bloggers who want to mark their attendance on a post, so you keep engaging with them too. They will not read a single word and their comment will be something general like – “great post” or “so well written”. (Something that I’m guilty of doing too.) It gets annoying when their comment is totally unrelated to your post and you’re left scratching your head wondering what they meant. I remember posting a sad-ish post a while back and getting a comment that said “I’m so happy for you”. I was like whuuuuut?!?!
4. The CBD Sellers
Hahah, are your spam comments filled with CBD sellers too? What do they want from the blogging community??!!
5. The Disappearing Act
Bloggers who get you hooked to their blogs and then one fine day disappear into thin air. You are left wondering what happened to them and their story!!?? The annoying part is not getting closure especially if this is a personal blogger who shared their life stories.
6. The Humble Braggers
Have you ever had a friend who’ll keep bragging in the form of complaints? Eg: I have so much work these days, it’s killing me but I guess that 9 figure salary makes up for it. I get annoyed by bloggers who post content that is just them bragging in a humble way. Eg: A post like ‘5 Things To Keep In Mind While Buying Your First Home’ – will start off with- it was a difficult journey but I bought my first home at 21. And then have some advice like – ‘know what you’re looking for’ and an anectode like – ‘I was sure I wanted a 3 bedroom flat but there was nothing good in my area so I settled for a 5 bedroom mansion with a pool, outhouse and library’. (I am exaggerating!!!)
7. The Attention Seekers
These are bloggers that just want to promote their own blog in your comments. I totally get that it is an easy way to promote your blog but it can get annoying when they leave multiple comments just asking you to follow them. I WILL NOT FOLLOW YOU!!!
8. The ‘HAPPY’ People
I hate it when people call me ‘HAPPY’ in the comments. I get that my blog name can be a little confusing so just say ‘Happy Panda’ or ‘HP’ or nothing. Being called ‘happy’ or even ‘panda’ really triggers me.
I love the blogosphere but some things just get me going – ‘ARGHHH’. But to be totally honest, I am super guilty of doing no.2 & no.3. There are also some poetic bloggers that I follow whose poems I don’t always get despite re-reading them a few times. So I just read the other comments and try to figure out a nice comment that I can leave from them.
What are some blogger habits that annoy you?