10 Annoying Things Bloggers Do to Other Bloggers

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Before I begin, this is not a post to riff on all bloggers, but there are some seriously annoying things bloggers do to other bloggers that I’m sure people can relate to which I thought I would share with ya’ll today. Hell, even I’m guilty of some of these things, but I promise I’ve stopped doing it because I realize now how irritating it is. #disclaimer I like to keep it real on my blog no matter what so this post is a bit of #RealTalk today. I hope the bloggers who do this stuff can knock it off because it bugs or maybe learn some humility as it were and that we can all laugh at ourselves. If you’re not a blogger and you’re reading this, feel free to laugh with (at) us, if you like. I’m okay with that ๐Ÿ˜›

10 annoying things bloggers to do other bloggers

10 Annoying Things Bloggers Do to Other Bloggers

  1. Link Drop EVERYWHERE. This is one that a lot of people do and I don’t necessarily think it’s bad done in the right context. For instance, if someone link drops on my blog post, but says something constructive, then I’m cool with that. I don’t mind that and I do often check out people’s blogs and shops when they link them like that so long as they actually engage with my content. What bugs me is when bloggers are just like “Great!” and drop the link or when they come to my facebook page and go “Hi from @ their FB page – stopped by” or some crap. It’s the equivalent of coming to my house and putting up a sign directing people to your house. Rude. Please stop doing that shit. It bugs.
  2. Start Drama on Social Media. I didn’t even know this could be done, but apparently it can. These people really exist. I find it hard to start a fight with someone in real life, let alone online. I guess it’s easier for some people since they don’t have to face the people they’re attacking, but seriously. How petty can you get? At the end of the day, whatever you’re arguing about is not worth starting a fight over, let alone in front of all of your followers who, by the way, can read what you’re saying. Feel free to incriminate and defame yourself, I guess…
  3. Post A Million Photos of Yourselfย and/or Yourย Children. If you happen to have a mom blog or something, then fine. I’m not talking crap on you because that’s obviously your niche. The same goes for makeup bloggers who do makeup looks (I do them too), swatches, etc. I’m talking about the people who sit there and postย a thousand photos, all at once, on social media so that my feed becomes one big long line of their face or something. Pace them out, people. I promise I will be way more receptive to a photo of your family or a selfie if you space them out over time, but don’t sensory overload me. That’s too much for anyone.
  4. Act Like You’re Famous. You’re not, dude, and I’m sorry to be the one to tell you and bring you back down to earth, but that’s just how it goes. No matter how many followers you have or how cool you think you are, you’re just some person on the internet. Who cares? It’s so cringe-worthy to see people acting like they’re freaking Miley Cyrus online. You ain’t. Stop it. Stay humble.
  5. Treat People Like Crap. However awesome or ballin’ you think you might be, remember that you are no better than anyone else. Just because you have a million instagram followers doesn’t make you Jesus Christ and even he understood humility and grace. You’re just a person who got lucky or takes cool photos of your cat or whatever. Treating people with respect and kindness is the least you can do, even online.
  6. The Fakeness. Please stop with the fakeness! Even though it’s digital, try being a human being! After all, you are one (I think?). Try acting like it. Interact with sincerity. It will show. The fakeness can be felt, even through the internet, so try being genuine. I will follow you all over the place if I think you’re a kind, sincere person. I will even promote all your stuff. I like real people and I’m sure other people do too. Just my thought.
  7. No Interaction. I can’t stand when somebody blogs something or posts on social media about something they’re supposedly interested in and then never reply to my comments, especially if said comments are questions about it. It’s like, if you love that soap, can you please let me know more info? It’s so annoying to hear crickets when I legit want to know!
  8. Sponsored Content Is All You Do. If you think you’re hiding it well, you’re not. I can tell that your content is all sponsored ads with very little heart in it and it bugs. If you really like a product and you have the opportunity to do sponsored content, then that’s amazing. I will support that and I’m sure your sincerity will read through, but if you’re just doing it to do it (for the $$), then it shows. It’s not worth the $50 or whatever just to sell out. You will lose credibility faster than my dad’s gambling addiction. Don’t do it. Better, more suitable opportunities will come so stop acting so thirsty (desperate).
  9. Managing to Start A Clique On the Internet. Why? Again, I didn’t even know this was thing, but it is and it’s so weird. I often wonder if these bloggers actually know each other in real life or if they just get off on the mob mentality? It’s so strange to me and so very “high school.” Mean Girls is just a movie, kids. Get over yourselves and try kindness on for size. If not, well then, I fear for the karma coming to you.
  10. Not Taking Criticism with Grace. Nothing’s more annoying than someone who gets all crazy and defensive when someone disagrees with them. After all, blogging is a public forum and be prepared for people to not agree with you. I’m okay with this. If you aren’t, well then, don’t be on the internet. If I legitimately mess up somewhere, I try my best to own up to it and I think that shows a lot of strength and integrity to do so. There’s nothing wrong with owning up to your humanity.

So, what do you think? Do bloggers do these things? Am I way off base? Are you one of the offenders of any of these? What are other annoying things bloggers do? What say you? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic!

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49 thoughts on “10 Annoying Things Bloggers Do to Other Bloggers

  1. January 26, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    Boy, you hit the nails on the head! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know I am guilty of #7 sometimes, though not intentionally and I am trying to get better. I’ll generally go through my social media sites when I wake up with the intent of going back later to respond and then usually forget. lol I think you had asked a bit ago about how chia seeds were on my Ezekiel bread? The chia seeds don’t really add much flavor, but depending on how much you put on, it can add a little “crunch” ๐Ÿ™‚ I love them for the added calcium, magnesium, fiber and omega’s. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    1. January 26, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      Thanks Sabrina – I’m glad you could relate. For #7, I realize it’s hard to interact 100% of the time and we’re all human. I’m talking about when someone has their comments disabled and they don’t ever reply to me on social media. I find that really annoying. It’s like, if you don’t plan on answering, why are you even on social media other than stroking your own ego? That’s just my opinion lol. I know what you mean about forgetting, though. That happens to me at times too! Nobody’s perfect and that’s okay, you know. Thanks for the info about chia seeds haha. Good to know! I always forget to add them to things ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for sharing your thoughts โ™ฅ

  2. January 26, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    I’ve been reading other people’s blogs for a year now. And I really didn’t find this anytime. It must be my naivety because I don’t understand some things unless explained. Thanks for this. I’ll be careful. And the fakeness in some is real.

    1. January 26, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      thanks for sharing your opinions and experience Aishwarya (love your name!!). I’m glad you haven’t experienced these things. It’s good to know and see that bloggers are improving this issue with more feedback. Definitely be careful with who you put your trust in, but of course, enjoy the good content and know that there are real bloggers out there who are sincere people. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. January 26, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Wow, this is so in depth. As a fellow blogger, I’ve totally run into some of these things. That why I’ve totally tried to keep it real on my blog. I do sponsored posts maybe 2 times a month and share way too many embarrassing pictures from my childhood. I think that readers are really looking for authenticity and at the end of the day that’s what we should all aim for. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. January 26, 2016 at 11:08 AM

      After seeing some of the things that go down on social media and how some bloggers act, I just felt it needed to be said. I’m not trying to dog anyone, but I do think it’s good to keep it real! I’m glad you try to keep things down to earth. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sponsored content as long as the content is written with a sincere heart and the brands you choose to work with are ones you personally love and would stand behind. It just irks me to see people who do sponsored content all day every day and really don’t care about it – they just wanted the money, you know? I love that you share embarrassing childhood photos! How fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Are they on IG? Where can I see these? lol. I definitely think you’re right about authenticity. That’s so important to me and I hope that readers can see that. I also hope bloggers can all work for that. I think we can take constructive criticism and try to do better. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! โ™ฅ

  4. January 26, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    I agree with pretty much all of this.
    So spot on ๐Ÿ™‚

    xoxo, Jenny

    1. January 26, 2016 at 11:08 AM

      thanks for stopping by Jenny and glad I’m not alone in this! lol. โ™ฅ

  5. January 26, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    This is a great post! I especially love #1 with the link dropping. Like, I don’t want to know about the last 5 posts you published if you just gave me a cookie cutter comment. Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. January 26, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      YES! Exactly. Glad I’m not alone in this. I find it so annoying lol. I do think if you can engage in an honest way, then I don’t mind and I even welcome it. I like finding new blogs and I’m happy for us to all lift each other up, you know? It’s just when, like you said, it’s a horribly cookie cutter comment that it really bugs. thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  6. January 26, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Keeping it real, I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t like people who act like they’re famous, don’t treat others with respect and fake people, who often times also cause drama, don’t have time for that ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post, babe! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx
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    1. January 26, 2016 at 4:26 PM

      haha that’s how I try to keep things ๐Ÿ˜› Glad you liked the post and thanks for visiting me, Jana! โ™ฅ

  7. January 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Haha this was so great! And very true. It is sad that there are really people that do these things. Thank you for your funny post!

    1. January 26, 2016 at 4:25 PM

      glad you liked it, Jess! It really is sad and kind of strange lol. Thanks for stopping by โ™ฅ

  8. January 26, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Hey Tianna! Spot on as always. Unfortunately I met a few #4 #6 during the last event I went to and it was kinda sad and laughable LOL. I don’t know why people feel the need to act like they’re so high up? Numbers don’t really do anything for me because numbers these days can be bought too apparently, to look famous hahaha. I think one of the things I am trying to get myself away from is doing reviews only on my blog – I’m kinda guilty on that and for months (and months!) I have been trying to mix things up but it’s like a curse that won’t just quit hahah.

    This year my goal is to do things my way and although I’ve slowly incorporated sponsored posts into my content, I’ve always picked the type of campaigns I want. ๐Ÿ˜€

    As for social media drama, I try to keep away from those Mean Girls hahaha. Got no time for that haha.
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    1. January 26, 2016 at 5:06 PM

      Hi Donah! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know what you mean. I had a lot of that at an event I went to in LA and I couldn’t pinpoint if it was because a lot of LA people are vapid, fame-obsessed human beings or because of the blogger complex lol. It’s so weird to me. I really don’t get it. And if you feel like you’re doing too many reviews, mix up your content ๐Ÿ™‚ Do a life lately, instagram roundup, or even just lifestyle stuff you’re loving at the moment (like kdramas, books or teaS!). You can also do one of the many blogger tags, one of your great blogging tips posts, or day in the life of you with your lil’ bean! Any of those would be nice to read ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope these ideas help you โ™ฅ I hate blogger burnout and been there! lol.

      I’m glad you’re doing things your way and sticking to your guns about the kind of content you want to write/promote . That’s super important.

      I do too! I know. I’m like, get a life! Who has time to start a fight online? It’s SO funny and awkward lol. thanks for sharing your thoughts on this โ™ฅ

      1. January 27, 2016 at 11:11 AM

        Awww, thank you so much for the lovely ideas hun! Will definitely keep that in mind! I have written a few things that are non-related to beauty lately actually and will share them soon!

        xx Donah
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        1. January 27, 2016 at 5:17 PM

          of course! I hope you find them helpful and I’m excited to see your latest posts! โ™ฅ

  9. January 26, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    I agree with pretty much all of these.
    I do always leave my link when I leave comments but I also try and leave thoughtful comments. I also do this because I like when people leave their link so I can easily find their blog (because I try to look at the blogs of all the people who have commented).
    I’m also SUPER guilty of posting a billion pics of my kids… BUT I’m a mommy blogger so I feel people are prepared for that. Plus, cuteness lol.
    I also hate fakeness and intentional drama starters!

    1. January 27, 2016 at 9:23 AM

      Thanks for stopping by, Shaunacey, and sharing your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ I definitely think it’s okay to link drop if you’re actively participating in a conversation. Just not the people who you know are clearly only there to link drop. Also, it’s cool if you want to share pics of your kids since you’re a mom blogger haha. I love cute kids just as much as the next person – I just think photos can be paced out and varied. That’s all I’m saying ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by! โ™ฅ

  10. January 27, 2016 at 4:00 AM

    Oh man link dropping drives me nuts and as a linkup host it drives me batty! I try to get people to visit others but I can’t make them. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!
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    1. January 27, 2016 at 9:27 AM

      isn’t it so annoying? I know what you mean and link parties are so difficult. I try to visit at least 2-5 different blogs in every link up I participate in to keep the community aspect there because I think a lot of people link drop and run lol. Thanks for hosting such a great link up! โ™ฅ

  11. Lisa Sharp
    January 27, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Sponsored content is a big one for me. If I see a green blog with a sponsored post from a bottled water company or something they lose my trust. Same with natural food blogs sponsored by artificial food. Sponsored posts are great, if they are authentic.

    1. January 27, 2016 at 5:14 PM

      Me too. I feel exactly the same way, though I think people can make mistakes. I’m very forgiving because I know what it’s like to need money and fall in those traps. I think people can be redeemed, but at the same time, bloggers should know trust is earned and that’s an easy way to lose credibility. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Lisa ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. January 27, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    THE LINK DROPPING THIS IS SOOOOOOO ANNOYING! There is one blogger – no names, ha ha – that I notice who does it ALLLL THE TIME, EVERYWHERE!! And I have spoken to other bloggers about this and they agree about how annoying it… Eh, I just ignore it though, everyone has their own way of doing things… I don’t make blogging a catty thing!

    1. January 27, 2016 at 5:17 PM

      sorry the irrational Tianna was personalizing this comment for a second there, LOL. Yeah, link dropping is super annoying. I don’t mind it when it’s done along with actual comments that interact with my content, but if it’s something like “great” and link drop, it totally bothers me SO MUCH! I try to just ignore it or delete the comment if it’s too overly obnoxious. It just depends on the situation, I suppose. I know what you mean about catty blogging. I’m not a fan of that either. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Gigi ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. January 27, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    I agree with all the points you made. I can tell you some things that get on my nerves! One is begging me to follow you all the time and you make a promise (posted online at that) that you will follow me! But you never do! Please don’t make promises you can’t keep especially if you post it for the whole world to see. I also hate how people follow you just so you can follow them, then they quickly unfollow you in a few seconds or hours. This can come off as baiting someone for follows. Please don’t do that!

    I know that I am not perfect but I do try my best not to repeatedly do the same mess over and over again! I have learn my lesson from the comments I have seen online. Thank you for letting me vent my frustration. I will go back to being nice now! lol
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    1. January 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM

      thanks for visiting Lanae and happy to let you vent! ๐Ÿ˜› I totally know what you mean, all of those things totally irk me too! I hate when people try to manipulate others to promote themselves. It’s deceitful and a quick way to burn bridges. I definitely think it’s better to build real connections online, not just because it’s nice and feels better to be sincere, but also because it’s more lasting than the other way. thanks for sharing your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. January 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    I’m just starting with this whole blogging thing and I’m already noticing a number of the points you make. Thanks for making me laugh!

    1. January 28, 2016 at 10:29 AM

      Glad to make you laugh and welcome to blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’re enjoying it so far! โ™ฅ thanks for visiting โ™ฅ

  15. January 29, 2016 at 5:05 AM

    Love the list. Number two is my favorite, I don’t understand how or why people get into fights on facebook, twitter, etc. It’s annoying really…I’m an introvert and Minnesotan and we don’t like conflict, so I stay away from that business as much as I possibly can.

    Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday linky party, hope to see you next week!!

    1. January 29, 2016 at 8:14 AM

      thanks Stephanie – I’m glad you could relate! I don’t understand fighting on the internet (or real life) either. Let’s hope we can all stay out of the drama lol. thanks for visiting โ™ฅ

  16. January 30, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    I hear you! I haven’t come across too much of this in the mom blogger community (thankfully!) …there the issue is the occasional mom blogger who acts like she knows much more than the rest of us and we’re all incapable, lazy, etc. I agree about too many sponsored posts… and thank you for mentioning that, because I haven’t done any yet but have been considering it, and it’s good to know how people feel about it! Thanks for sharing this funny (and helpful!) post at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

    1. February 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I’m glad you haven’t dealt with this too much – that’s always good to hear! bummer about mom bloggers having know it all complexes, though, and I’m happy to share thoughts about sponsored content ๐Ÿ™‚ hope yours go well! โ™ฅ

  17. January 31, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    AAAAW Tianna! What a fabulous post! all point are my favorite but this sentence ” Itโ€™s so strange to me and so very โ€œhigh school.โ€ Mean Girls is just a movie, kids. Get over yourselves and try kindness on for size.” it’s so real!

    THANK YOU for this post!!
    Julie xx

    1. February 2, 2016 at 9:16 AM

      thanks so much Julie! I’m so glad you liked my post! It really does weird me out when people get so dramatic online. I don’t really understand the point of being unkind to others, in any capacity, but especially to strangers on the internet. I’m so glad others agree and I hope we can all practice spreading more kindness around ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing your thoughts โ™ฅ

  18. February 2, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    I agree with ALL of these points. I also didn’t know cliques were a thing? Also, I really don’t understand those that don’t reply to comment. For me interaction is the most rewarding part of blogging!
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    1. February 3, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      thanks Natalia! Cliques are totally a thing and it’s so strange lol. Interaction is one of the best things about blogging for me too. I definitely think it’s one of the most fun things about it ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you agree! thanks for visiting โ™ฅ

  19. February 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    This is great! Thank you for being so honest! Numbers 7, 8, and 9 have been driving me nuts lately. At a minimum you should be responding to comments and interacting, right? And I’ve totally unfollowed people when it’s obvious that every post is sponsored! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  20. February 4, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Oh yeah. I think we’ve all experienced these type of things.

    It truly annoys me when people comment on something that is totally irrelevant to the blog post.

    I’m guilty of not always responding to every comment because honestly I can’t keep up. Kudos to those bloggers that manage to keep everyone on every social media platform content.

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    1. February 4, 2016 at 9:24 AM

      It does annoy me about the irrelevant comments – I think it’s just the lack of care, you know? I know what you mean about not being able to keep up and I totally get that. I was talking more about how people disable comments or just never respond at all to anyone. I do know what you mean about it being kind of overwhelming though. It definitely can be at time.s thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne โ™ฅ

  21. February 12, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Wow, these are so on point! I agree that #1 can be annoying, but mostly I hate the non-responsive bloggers. Unless you get 5,000 comments a day you can take the time out to answer my question among the 30 comments you received on a post. I get that not everyone solely blogs for a living and has other stuff going on (I do too), but if you’re wanting to blog, answering comments is part of the gig. Thanks for saying what the rest of us were thinking. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. February 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM

      Thanks so much Cara! I’m glad you could relate. I definitely find it super annoying to follow bloggers who share really cool products, but don’t respond to any of my questions. Then I’m forced to go figure it out myself and, at the end of it, I’m like, why am I following this person? They don’t even help me! lol. So yeah. Totally agree with you on that one. Have a happy Valentine’s Day! โ™ฅ

  22. February 12, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    I sort of think I might have a clique on the internet. I think we’re all pretty welcoming though-as you say, it’s not Mean Girls, or at least it shouldn’t be, especially not when you’re 35. #effitfriday

    1. February 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM

      haha, hey, I’m not against having a good group of friends online. I just think it becomes an issue when people are unkind. thanks for stopping by โ™ฅ

  23. February 18, 2016 at 3:12 AM

    Hands up guilty of #7 – I’m way behind on all my comment replying! I think pretty much most of what you say is true, but again only applies to a minority of bloggers (thankfully).

    The other irritation I have? AUTO MESSAGES. If you want me to come follow you somewhere else if I follow you on Twitter or IG then be interesting enough to get me over there! I hate them.

    1. February 18, 2016 at 9:21 AM

      haha, hey, nobody’s perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ I totally understand. It’s so easy to fall behind on that. And yes, thankfully, it’s only a small number of bloggers that are like this.

      Auto messages drive me nuts! It’s so impersonal and that’s why I never use any of those auto things from Crowdfire or anything. I find them super annoying. Another thing that bugs is when someone likes my FB or something and they send me a message with “I liked your page – would like you to like my page now – thanks” Like, how freaking entitled can you get? It seriously turns me off. Even wording it differently would be better like “would so appreciate to connect with you” or “please check out my page if you have a minute” are better than being demanding or acting like I owe you something. It irks me. And I love checking out other blogs, social, etc. I’m happy to share, but I just hate when bloggers act so demanding like I owe them something.

  24. March 3, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    I don’t get the drama either. It doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t get when people don’t interact either.
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    1. March 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      I just find it really odd haha. I don’t get it. And yeah, I don’t get the point of ignoring the people who follow/interact with you if you’re a blogger. It’s like, why else are you a blogger? I mean I guess there are people who just want to be e-famous, but I try to pretend they don’t exist ๐Ÿ˜›

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