Everyone reading this now is probably a regular blog reader and not just of The Mad Reviewer. Most people that read one blog read at least a couple of blogs on a semi-regular basis, especially when those people are bloggers themselves. But like books, there are some blogging deal breakers and pet peeves. Here are just a few of my pet peeves:
1. A busy layout. A nice, unique design is perfectly okay but when you’ve got yellow spirals on a pink and purple polka dot background my brain starts to hurt.
2. Not responding to comments at all. I know I’m not always the speediest when it comes to replying to your comments, but I really do try and eventually 99% of comments do get a well thought out reply. But on blogs where the blogger never responds to comments? It just seems like they’re not that interested in what their readers have to say.
3. Bad grammar. Everyone makes typos; that’s pretty much expected when you’re editing yourself. Yet when I encounter a blogger that doesnt like using capitol letters and doesnt spellchek it really starts to get irrtating. Ya know? Its worse when they do things like make run on sentences like this and never seem to know the difference between a colon semi-colon period exclamation point and especially a comma.
4. Bloggers that don’t have a consistent posting schedule. I totally get that life can get in the way of blogging sometimes. That’s okay. Yet when bloggers post every other day and then suddenly don’t post for a week, that gets annoying. I like bloggers with a consistent schedule with very few exceptions.
Really, this could be an entire article but I should stop now. After all, it’s your turn: What are your blogging pet peeves? Why?