What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
I have lots of pet peeves. I believe I've discussed some of them in my previous post. My blog is only a few months old. I'm not a professional blogger. I just write to share my thoughts about things, maybe to inform.. and yes, to inspire others. I'd like to think that blogging is one of the things that keeps me .. sane. Haha! But just like in any other hobby, I have my pet peeves. Here's some..
- Copying - or Plagiarism. My number 1 blogging peeve. Simply put. If you can't come up with original ideas to put in your blog, then DON'T BLOG. What's the point of making a blog when you're just gonna copy someone else's ideas? That would be in insult.. to yourself. Eventually, someone will surely notice that your post is a "copy" anyway. So, respect yourself. I'm pretty sure you could squeeze some creative juice out of your brain, dude.
- Horrible Grammar - Okay. I'm going to give my readers some tough love. I am not an English nazi. An occasional typo doesn't bother me. But the lack of understanding of the English language? Yep! I'd have to admit, it bothers me. A LOT. I mean, if you're gonna author an English blog, then you'd better use your grammar and spellings skills to the maximum level. Yes, I also have errors in my blog. I'm not perfect. But I try to do good. Everyone makes mistakes. But if you don't know the difference between "it's" and "its", don't bother. You're gonna say, "Blogging enhances my English skills". Cool. But then, use the spell check, dude! Okay, you may call me a bitch now.
- Long posts - I'm a hypocrite. Hehe. I don't like reading long posts, but I do write long posts myself. Yes, sometimes.. I skip-read. GUILTY! But only if I find the topic so uninteresting, and the long post so boring. Long posts could sometimes bore me to death. (But of course, it really depends on the topic.) One simple idea - too many words. Sometimes, not cool. Sometimes.
- Clutter - I like to read blogs. The articles, the posts... And it's very distracting to read them, with a million widgets and ads, scattered on the sidebar. Also, I rarely go to blogs with LOUD music on them. Rarely. If I wanna listen to music, I'd open my MP3 player and listen. But of course, sometimes I do get tempted to have music in my blog. However, if my readers, even just one, would tell me that they don't like the music, then I'd delete the widget. Still, I respect those who do enjoy having music on their blogs.
That's that. Care to share you blogging peeves?