The Fashion Beauty Friend Friday post this week was inspired by a post by Beautifully Invisible, where she wrote about the 10 things she doesn't like about blogs. As part of FBFF by Modly Chic, we are supposed to write a list of our top 5 blog pet peeves.
Note: I usually go to blogs and love a lot of things about them. Please don't think that I'm silently judging you because if I follow your blog and comment on it then it's because I am a fan!
*Disclaimer: In no way am I trying to offend anyone or be rude. This is just the topic for this week's FBFF and I'd just like to share my opinion.
♥ Busy Blogs
I am totally not a fan of blogs that look like they have no direction. I prefer sites that are clean and easy to navigate. I like to know exactly where to find the post, the blogger's contact information and all their social networks. Blogs that are too colorful will fall into this category as well.
♥♥ Abandoned Blogs
By abandoned blogs, I mean blogs that have not been updated in forever. I sometimes click on someone's name in a comment on my site or on someone else's site (usually because I either liked their comment or was intrigued by their handle) and then I go to their blog and the date on their most recent post is some time back in 2010.
Blogging is A LOT of work so I understand that many of us start one and then take a break or just quit. But I think if you're out there commenting then it would be nice to see you posting/updating as well. Who knows--it might even make you return to blogging.
♥♥♥ Hidden Comment Links
I'm not sure if this is a template thing or if it's specific to a site, but I don't really like when I go to comment on someone's post and the comment link is missing or hidden. I have no idea why that happens, and I'm always so disappointed when it does because I really had something to say about that particular post.
Now I know that some people like to use captchas because it's an easy way to block spam, for the most part. But I think it takes up so much time! If I love your blog then I'll leave my comment whether you have a captcha or not, but I'd much rather bypass that entire process. If I read a couple of your posts and I want to comment on both of them but I know you have a captcha then I will usually just comment on one post and say a little something about that other post.
♥♥♥♥♥ Pop Ups
In regard to pop ups, I'm referring to things that come on the screen and just pop up over the post I'm trying to read. I think I used to do this myself back in the day, but I now find these things to be more of an annoyance than a cute reminder to do something interactive with your blog. I don't mind if it's off to the side and follows me as I scroll down the page. I just don't want it in the middle of the screen keeping me from reading the post, which is the reason I'm at your blog anyway.
What are some of your blog pet peeves?