There are some days where I stumble upon some really, really bad blogs, and I mean really bad! As a dedicated blogger of about four months, I now truly understand why most blogs never survive for more than one year online, let alone gain a readership that is motivated to consume the author’s content. You should really absorb every piece of information in this blog post because these are most likely the reasons as to why no one wants to read your junk (or content, as you like to think it is), and I don’t blame them one bit. Now I’ll begin telling you why I would never again visit your jungle of a blog if it were to ever cross my shrewd path once more.
- You Write Like a Third Grader – You can’t spell words correctly and it’s very sickening to see since you’re a young adult and sometimes much older. Why can’t you spell? I don’t know if not having a good command of the English language is okay in your household or with whomever raised you, but you should really work to improve your punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling (PUGS).
- Nice, Long, Boring, and Super Sloppy – Dude, why is your content so lengthy? Don’t you know that most people don’t have the time to read every single word that you use as powerful little weapons to hurt their eyes? Most new readers are not going to read your 3000 word blog post because you simply have no credibility with them. Also, why don’t you use paragraph breaks because paragraph breaks really make your huge heap of a paragraph appear easier to read and this motivates readers to read your content? You can’t be this stupid because you do, in fact, own a blog, but I guess getting a blog started is so easy that a caveman could do it. If you desire to blog like a caveman, then be my guest because I bet that there are many bloggers out there who would appreciate less competition.
- Your Creepy Popups – Why is it that your popups keep jumping out at me like a stalker hiding in the bushes? You don’t think it’s even slightly creepy? I am an intelligent human being and I know how to signup for your free e-book, your free e-course, or your free whatever, just so I can receive your spam emails throughout the week trying to sell me stuff nonstop.
- Clean Your Blog! – Please stop keeping your blog like you keep your bedroom, MESSY! You don’t have to be a designer to keep a clean, orderly blog. I do it and I’m no Photoshop-master or any of that cool stuff. I suck at designing Web sites and blogs, but the least I do is keep a clean theme and I keep all my content organized in a way that is liberating, helpful and useful to my readership. In other words, I do best the things that I do well with to make my blog attractive. Doing these things seem to work rather well for the non-designer savvy guy I am, so why can’t you do the same for your blog because it looks very unattractive and this isn’t good for a blogger trying to claim Internet fame (just being honest)?
- Are You Afraid of Me? – I try to be Mr. Nice Guy by giving some thoughtful comments to your posts, but you never reply to any of my comments to at least thank me for commenting when no one else would do so. Do you not care about your audience? Did you not create your blog for social interaction because that is the entire purpose of blogging? If you’re to succumb to insular blogging, then your blog would be much better off being a private blog. Why share content with the entire Web that you clearly do not want others to read?
These five annoyances wrap up my blog pet-peeves. I was prompted to write this post because I see this so much on the Web, especially with new bloggers. I just simply don’t understand what would cause a blogger to not respond to his commentators’ comments. In my opinion, not responding to your commentators (especially when you have no comments whatsoever) is the biggest way to disrespect someone in the blogging world. Hopefully, my dislikes in a blog will help someone create a better blog because that is my reason for writing this post.
The problems that I’ve outlined in this post are really a huge reflection of bloggers forgetting to take to their blogs the standards that they have for themselves in real life. One of the main keys to climbing up the ladder of blogging success is to take your real life personality online with you. For some weird reason, many bloggers feel that it is not okay to blog about their problems, childhood, interesting stories, comical situations, and other things that apply to their personal lives. It’s okay to inject personality into your blog. Your blog should be a prototype of you that is available on the Internet twenty-four hours per day and every day.
To all of you bloggers out there who find yourselves doing the things that I’ve outlined above, please find time in your day to correct those mistakes. Don’t let little adversities such as the trivial ones that I’ve outlined stop you from achieving the blogger success that you desire to have someday. Today is the day to take a step toward your blogging success. Go out on the Web and get it!