Happy Friday you awesome readers!! A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about my bookish pet peeves. So, this week, I’m talking about my blogging-related pet peeves. Without any further ado, my blogging-ish pet peeves!
*Just a note, I’m not talking about anyone specifically, and these things definitely don’t make me dislike a blog.
#4- Why is WordPress trying to make me pay for things?
Here’s the thing: I make exactly $0 from my blog. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want awesome plugins and such, too. Fun fact about Ry Guy: I’m a folder fiend! When it comes to photos or documents on my laptop, I have folders within folders within folders. It just makes it really easy for me to find what I’m looking for. There’s a WordPress plugin that lets you create folders for your photos or other media here on WordPress, but if you use WordPress.com, you have to pay monthly for an upgraded plan just to use these plugins! I love WordPress when it comes to most things, and I get why they do it (they gotta make bank, too!) I just really don’t wanna have to spend money.
#3- My brain only wants to write when I’m SUPER busy???
Betrayal hurts no matter who it comes from, BUT WHEN IT COMES FROM MY OWN BRAIN?!? LIKE, COME ON BRAIN, WE SHOULD BE ON THE SAME TEAM!!! But alas, that is not the case. Brain likes to wait until I’m gardening with super dirty hands, or when I’m not anywhere near a laptop, or that split second at night when you’re about to slip into blissful, unconscious sleep, but you’re still barely conscious, then Brain likes to scream, “WAAAAAAIT!! I HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A BLOG POST!!!” So my options are to get out of bed and write it, wake up enough to text the idea to myself, or just ignore Brain and lose said super awesome idea.
#2- Blogs without excerpts/”read more” buttons
This one might make me sound like a terrible little blogger. But when I blog hop, I sometimes skip over some posts. Even with some of my favorite bloggers, if there’s a post that just doesn’t jump out at me, I’ll skip it. I only have so much time to blog hop, so I want to make sure I’m reading content I love that I’ll really be able to leave a meaningful comment or really adamant like. That being said, if I visit someone’s blog, and I have to scroll through 3 full posts before I find one that really jumps out at me, it just makes me sigh over-dramatically.
If your theme allows it, use the excerpt feature, and if it doesn’t, use that “Read More” tag. That way, I get a taste of what the post is about, but I can still move on easily if I’m looking for something else.
#1- When there’s no link to a book
There have been so many times when I’ve been reading a post, and its author raves about a book, but then doesn’t leave a link to said awesome book!
I am sometimes that author. How am I supposed to add it to my GoodReads TBR/ Amazon wishlist without a link?! I realise it only takes about 30 seconds to switch from WordPress to Goodreads, but that’s 30 seconds I could spend reading/blogging! I say that, but the truth is I’m just supremely lazy, and want other people to do the work for me, even though sometimes I don’t want to do it for them.
Thanks for reading!
What are your biggest blogging-related pet peeves? Do mine seem a little petty? Or do you agree with any of them? Let me know in the comments below!