Things I hate about blogging

 

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Over the past five years, I have fallen in love, out of love and back in love with blogging. The whole community is constantly changing and evolving. Old bloggers are leaving, new bloggers are arriving. Things change, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

It’s when the bloggers change that irritates me. Someone that may have replied to your tweets or chatted to you at an event all of a sudden ‘makes it’ and then you are too beneath them to even be acknowledged. They only want to mix with others who have also made it.

I hate it when new bloggers come in and all of a sudden they are major experts in everything blogging and start giving out their ‘tips’ – just to get more page views.

I hate bloggers who set up their blogs purely for freebies. They set up their blog and expect PR’s to start offering them everything they want straight away and then get the hump and moan when that doesn’t happen. It’s not going to is it? You need to build a relationship with a PR company or brand. Show them how good your blog is and why they should work with you – and that takes time.

I hate it when people complain about not getting enough page views or comments on their blog. Is that really what matters? Is it really all about comments and stats? How many followers does your blog have? Blogging should be fun, in my opinion – and the moment it comes down to having to up the stats it becomes a chore.

I hate it when bloggers turn on one another and it becomes one major bitch fest. That’s bullying and I detest bullies. You may not agree with someones views or opinions, and that’s fine. But is it really necessary to start a major ruckus because of it? Nope. Be the bigger person and walk away.

I hate blogger cliques. Communities are great. Cliques, not so much and it’s fairly easy to see where the cliques lie, and if you don’t fit in, then you’re not worthy of their time or acknowledgment.

I hate the pressure that some bloggers put on themselves to blog constantly – or feel that is what they should be doing to ‘keep up’. No, it’s not! It is your space on the web. You blog as and when you please. Ignore everyone else.

On the other hand, there are also so many great things about blogging and so many wonderful bloggers out there who are genuine and kind – and that is why I continue on my own journey, ignoring the masses and just getting on with what I want to do.

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  1. March 7, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Yes!! I feel the same way about quite a few things you have said….
    I stopped caring about page views and stats a long time ago….If I have a good day that’s great. I don’t stress too much when I don’t….I see those cliques and I just plod along doing my own thing….The cliques usually lead to the bitch fests and bullying and I want no part of that!

  2. March 15, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    YES to all of the above. I do think that blogging has to evolve and will do some more however the “stereotypes” you pick out here are not even exaggerated!

  3. March 15, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been blogging for about six years now so recognise much of what you have said here!