Blogging Pet Peeves

by - May 08, 2019

I feel like everyone has them but nobody talks about it because it's easier to exit off a site and never see it again.
As a blogger I also read many blogs, I've always loved blogs and even after so many years I still love to go through my feed on Bloglovin' and see what my favourite bloggers have posted. And because I've been here for so long as a reader, there are some things I find a bit annoying in blogs or bloggers themselves. I don't mean to offend anyone, these are simply things that I personally don't like, it's just my opinion so please take as a grain of salt.

Too professional
I'm sure you've all stumbled a blog or two that got you thinking you were in the wrong place but turns out you weren't. I understand that some bloggers like more professional themes for their blogs but I feel like once your blog starts to look like a website for a company rather than a personal blog, it loses its essence. I like to see a nice feed, a nice sidebar or top bar, some details here and there. I personally don't like blogs that look more like news websites than anything else, but again, that's just my opinion.

Big photos
I'm sure we can all think of a blog or two that in each post has huge vertical oriented photos that you have to see in parts because one full photo doesn't fit your screen. I personally don't like that as it annoys me that I can't see the full photo. There are blogs in which I can deal with it because the pictures aren't that big but some have huge pictures that take up the whole screen horizontally and then I'm forced to imagine what that top looks like paired with those jeans because I can only see one at a time.

No space
I've stumbled upon a few but not too many blogs that just have very busy themes. When I click on a blog post, the top bar takes almost half the page and as I'm reading, a bottom bar shows up with an ad or similar posts or the "shop this look" widget and I'm left with a tiny space to actually read the post.

Comment section
I'm an avid commenter and I know many comment widgets and I can't tell you which is my favourite. My own comment section is a pet peeve for me. They all have good things and bad things about them and I wish there could be a widget that combined all the good things together. The Blogger comment widget, for instance. It doesn't look approachable. I feel like it makes people think they have to have a blogger or google account to comment and that's why I allow anonymous and manual Name/URL inputs so that everyone can comment. But not everyone notices that and it's something I think Blogger should work on. Disqus is good, I like how we get an email when someone replies to our comment but to be able to comment we need a Disqus account which not everyone is willing to take the time to do. Plus, if you want your comment to be redirected to your blog, you have to leave the link on your comment which gives off a very "I'm only here for clicks" vibe which I hate. On the other hand, those widgets in which you manually put your name, email and URL are very easy because you can say whatever you want and if someone wants to check your blog they only have to click on your name and they'll be redirected which makes your comment seem more organic. But if you want to see what someone replies to you, you're gonna have to check it yourself. There is a widget similar to that one that allows you to get notified if someone replies to your comment but I'm 100% sure that's a WordPress widget so unless I leave Blogger, I'm never gonna have that perfect comment section, am I?

Ads on ads on ads
You open a blog and suddenly you get a huge ad with a tiny exit cross in the corner that you can barely see. You finally get a glimpse of the blog and the sidebar is filled with "You won a Million dollars!" ads. You click on a blog post and between every paragraph you have a heavy ad that takes ages to load and freezes the whole website until it's fully loaded. It only gets me thinking, what's the point? Does it really get you that much money to have a blog filled to the brim with ads? I have ads on my blog too but it's only one, at the bottom of my sidebar. I'm not judging anyone that has ads on their blogs but when the quantity of ads affects the quality of navigation through your blog you best believe people are gonna exit and never come back.

Easy on the pictures
There are blogs that in each post add dozens of pictures and I get that they want you to see everything but when they put several pictures that look exactly the same and fill the whole post with them to the point where you're scrolling for ages until you actually get to the text part is a bit annoying. Especially when combined with other of my pet peeves of being huge vertical pictures in a theme with huge top and bottom bars. Yeah, imagine that.

These are all first world problems and I'm very grateful that I have the chance to sit in front of my laptop and read people's blogs. This was just something I wrote for fun and also to remind myself to never do these things in the future like I said, I don't mean to offend anyone, at the end of the day, content and personality are all that matters, not a fancy or not so fancy theme.

If you want to know more about my outfit, keep scrolling.

The day I took these pictures was a rollercoaster. My dad's car broke down on our way to the beach and if it wasn't for other family members following behind us, these pictures would've never happened. My dad went with the tow-truck while the rest of us headed to the beach.
On another note, these jeans annoy me but I love them. You see the rips on the knees? They don't land on my knees. I either have short thighs or they made these jeans for really tall people, which I'm not opposed to because I know how hard it can be to find trousers when you're tall. I think I might need some double sided tape even though the fabric of these is very thin so not sure how that would work.
Funnily enough, bad luck didn't stop on that day. As I was writing this post on Monday I had to stop halfway through and take Kiko to the vet. He has a colon infection and it was quite scary because I did the mistake of Googling his symptoms (NEVER DO THAT) and thought he had something much worse. Luckily he started feeling way better after getting an injection at the vet's and it was just a scary moment.

OUTFIT \\ Blouse - Tiffosi (Not available online) \\ Blazer - Lefties (Old) \\ Jeans - Easywear (Old) \\ Sneakers - Manuel Alves (No online shop) \\ Sunglasses - Ray Ban (Old) \\ Earrings - Parfois \\ Bag - Manuel Alves (No online shop)

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I hope you're having a great day,
Marta Ribeiro xx

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  1. You look fantastic in your spring look and I know what you mean with the things that annoys you on blogs. Personally, I neither like too big headers and ads but nevertheless I'm thankful that there are still so many blogs as I love reading blogs and can't imagine living without them. Thanks to you for being also in the blogger's world!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Hahaha....this blog post had me lol'ing! Very interesting post and I must say, I agree with some of these. The ad and some of the comment area can be so annoying. The ones where one has to put so many details. Lol!
    Anywhos you look wonderful. That blazer is everything!

    1. Thank you so much! Good to know I'm not the only one haha

  3. This is the perfect spring look.
    I adore the jacket so much, amazing Colors.

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  4. Ii love your blazer ♥ It looks amazing on you ♥

  5. Love your outfit, very chic.
    I have ads on my blog, but I try to keep them minimal. Honestly, the amount of blogs that I have gone to visit, but then left almost immediately due to endless popups of ads, is far too many. I get it, we need to make money (again, I use ads) but not at the expense of the reader experience.
    Great post!

    1. Exactly, because at the end of the day, if we don't have views or clicks, no matter how many ads we have, we're not gonna make any money. I'd rather keep it simple and get clicks than have a bunch of ads and everybody leaving as soon as they enter my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  6. So agree with all of these! My pet peeve is when people don't disclose partnerships, or affiliates. It's super frustrating because, if I enjoy the content I'm happy to click through or read a sponsored post. It's the same as I was willing to pay for a magazine in the old days. Plus I think it makes it unfair for ethical bloggers - do they earn the same money or have the same opportunities as the shady ones?

    1. I agree, even though I feel like in my country I'm required by law to disclose those things but I know that in some countries they're not required to do it and sometimes it can be deceiving. But hopefully things will change. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Looking fabulous on your blazer dear! Love the colors. Also, your nail polish pop out beautifully.
    Jessica |

    1. Thank you so much! It's one of my favourite colours.


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