Pages

Monday, May 5, 2014

I WON'T Read Your Blog If

Ok, hold the phone....there's actually reasons why Elizabeth won't read a blog? Yes, yes there is. Or rather there are reasons why I will most likely not read all of the posts on your blog. Is this picky of me? Maybe--ok probably. But it's so fun to write a pet-peeve post, and these are pretty much my pet peeves about blogging. Shall we get started then? 

Disclaimer: This is all in good fun--so just because you think one or two of these applies to your blog doesn't mean I don't love it (or you). I probably do but a girl just has to have her peeves, folks!) 


Blog Design, Blog Design, Blog Design
You expected this one, didn't you?

I can not stress enough how much the design of your blog influences my decision to read it--or to follow it. And by that, I don't mean you have to have a professional design your blog (on the contrary, I'm a do-it-yourself kind of gal myself-learned everything I know from good old Google)--I mean make it easy on my eyes. If your background is neon colored and makes my eyes squint or if you have ten different font colors in one post, you'd better be a dang good writer, sugar, or you're losing this girl. Tied into that is an 'about me' page and either a picture or a blurb (or both) about yourself on your sidebar--I love to 'get to know' the gals I'm reading about so the more pictures of you the better. (I'm also really nosy and want to know the important details of your life too-hence why I visit your about page) 

A Downer Style
Is that an actual word? No? Well, yours truly made it one. 

Not the occasional post about why life sucks at the moment--those I love to read because it makes me want to give you an bloggy hug and tell you all will be fine. I'm talking about the Debbie Downers of the bloggy world whose post every day consists of something that went wrong in their life. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a good vent (I mean, what do you think I'm doing right now?) but when it's every day? Save it for Twitter, y'all, that way it's confined to 150 characters or less. I'm a firm believer that the more we talk about the sucky parts of life, the more we dwell on them, and the more unhappy we get. So make sure your blog has more happies than crappies, k? Or at least sandwich the crappies between the happies so we all end on a high note. (Otherwise, I get super uncomfortable and have no idea what to comment and when I don't know what to comment, I usually don't comment at all...and EVERYBODY loves comments, folks.)

Vote for Me & (some) Product Reviews

Oh voting! Rule of thumb here--unless it's a children's picture contest and you want me to vote for your cute-as-a-button munchkin--I'm not voting for you. Especially not if you send me a generic direct message (read 'spam') on Twitter or if you comment on my blog asking me to vote for your blog or if you email me with the greeting 'Dear Lady or Sir'. Take pointers from politicians here, loves, woo me before you fool me (I actually had a much better one liner where the word fool was replaced by something rhyming with dew but my mother in law {Hi Mom!} would blush if she read it so I'm sticking with fool) In other less confusing words, if I fall in love with your content I will vote for whatever Top 25 you're competing in, otherwise....you can post 'please vote for me' a thousand times and it will do you no good. 

On a side note here, I'm only picky about Product Reviews if you don't make them interesting. If you make them funny or interesting to read, I really don't care if you're reviewing tampons (for excellent examples of good reviews, check out Sarah and Paige). 

If You are a Fashion Blogger.....
Obviously this one's based on my own taste and there will be lots of people who disagree with it. That's totes ok.

I've tried really hard to like you, I promise!! But, but, but....I just can't get past the whole model-posed picture overload of one outfit thing. Again, this is something that if done in moderation is no big deal, but when it's every day, "Ciao Bella". (I do, however, make an exception if your photos include dogs or children--then I will most likely drool over them and not your outfit, you have been warned) 

I'm Sorry (Again)
I'm sorry too!! Wait, what are we apologizing for again? 

I am completely guilty of this last one--and I hate that about my writing. It's the polite lady inside all of us who wants to apologize for being absent in the bloggy world when really we should be proud of ourselves for not being attached to our computers and going out there to live life. This really doesn't qualify as a reason to stop reading a blog but I included it because it is one of my peeves (and also I needed a fifth quality) and because I do it so much myself! 


Do you know that I just realized each one of these points ends with a sentence in italics (aka--my brain thoughts)? Except the last one when I made a conscious decision to tell my brain to be stop interfering with my writing. Hmmm....that could actually be a pet peeve to some people. Gasp. I could actually be on some one's peeve list (very scary thought). 

See I did it again. 
*Excerpts of this post were published 9/25/13

This post was featured in the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop.

Do you have any bloggy pet peeves to add to mine? 



No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments warm my heart!! Leave one for me and I PROMISE to email you back (unless you're a no-reply blogger in which case please fix that)!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

I WON'T Read Your Blog If

Ok, hold the phone....there's actually reasons why Elizabeth won't read a blog? Yes, yes there is. Or rather there are reasons why I will most likely not read all of the posts on your blog. Is this picky of me? Maybe--ok probably. But it's so fun to write a pet-peeve post, and these are pretty much my pet peeves about blogging. Shall we get started then? 

Disclaimer: This is all in good fun--so just because you think one or two of these applies to your blog doesn't mean I don't love it (or you). I probably do but a girl just has to have her peeves, folks!) 


Blog Design, Blog Design, Blog Design
You expected this one, didn't you?

I can not stress enough how much the design of your blog influences my decision to read it--or to follow it. And by that, I don't mean you have to have a professional design your blog (on the contrary, I'm a do-it-yourself kind of gal myself-learned everything I know from good old Google)--I mean make it easy on my eyes. If your background is neon colored and makes my eyes squint or if you have ten different font colors in one post, you'd better be a dang good writer, sugar, or you're losing this girl. Tied into that is an 'about me' page and either a picture or a blurb (or both) about yourself on your sidebar--I love to 'get to know' the gals I'm reading about so the more pictures of you the better. (I'm also really nosy and want to know the important details of your life too-hence why I visit your about page) 

A Downer Style
Is that an actual word? No? Well, yours truly made it one. 

Not the occasional post about why life sucks at the moment--those I love to read because it makes me want to give you an bloggy hug and tell you all will be fine. I'm talking about the Debbie Downers of the bloggy world whose post every day consists of something that went wrong in their life. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a good vent (I mean, what do you think I'm doing right now?) but when it's every day? Save it for Twitter, y'all, that way it's confined to 150 characters or less. I'm a firm believer that the more we talk about the sucky parts of life, the more we dwell on them, and the more unhappy we get. So make sure your blog has more happies than crappies, k? Or at least sandwich the crappies between the happies so we all end on a high note. (Otherwise, I get super uncomfortable and have no idea what to comment and when I don't know what to comment, I usually don't comment at all...and EVERYBODY loves comments, folks.)

Vote for Me & (some) Product Reviews

Oh voting! Rule of thumb here--unless it's a children's picture contest and you want me to vote for your cute-as-a-button munchkin--I'm not voting for you. Especially not if you send me a generic direct message (read 'spam') on Twitter or if you comment on my blog asking me to vote for your blog or if you email me with the greeting 'Dear Lady or Sir'. Take pointers from politicians here, loves, woo me before you fool me (I actually had a much better one liner where the word fool was replaced by something rhyming with dew but my mother in law {Hi Mom!} would blush if she read it so I'm sticking with fool) In other less confusing words, if I fall in love with your content I will vote for whatever Top 25 you're competing in, otherwise....you can post 'please vote for me' a thousand times and it will do you no good. 

On a side note here, I'm only picky about Product Reviews if you don't make them interesting. If you make them funny or interesting to read, I really don't care if you're reviewing tampons (for excellent examples of good reviews, check out Sarah and Paige). 

If You are a Fashion Blogger.....
Obviously this one's based on my own taste and there will be lots of people who disagree with it. That's totes ok.

I've tried really hard to like you, I promise!! But, but, but....I just can't get past the whole model-posed picture overload of one outfit thing. Again, this is something that if done in moderation is no big deal, but when it's every day, "Ciao Bella". (I do, however, make an exception if your photos include dogs or children--then I will most likely drool over them and not your outfit, you have been warned) 

I'm Sorry (Again)
I'm sorry too!! Wait, what are we apologizing for again? 

I am completely guilty of this last one--and I hate that about my writing. It's the polite lady inside all of us who wants to apologize for being absent in the bloggy world when really we should be proud of ourselves for not being attached to our computers and going out there to live life. This really doesn't qualify as a reason to stop reading a blog but I included it because it is one of my peeves (and also I needed a fifth quality) and because I do it so much myself! 


Do you know that I just realized each one of these points ends with a sentence in italics (aka--my brain thoughts)? Except the last one when I made a conscious decision to tell my brain to be stop interfering with my writing. Hmmm....that could actually be a pet peeve to some people. Gasp. I could actually be on some one's peeve list (very scary thought). 

See I did it again. 
*Excerpts of this post were published 9/25/13

This post was featured in the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop.

Do you have any bloggy pet peeves to add to mine? 



No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments warm my heart!! Leave one for me and I PROMISE to email you back (unless you're a no-reply blogger in which case please fix that)!!