What puts me off reading a blog post!

Hi everyone! Okay so I’m going to try to get into that zone where I voice a load of opinions (like I did in my blogging do’s and don’ts post) whilst holding down the fear that they won’t be taken well πŸ˜‚. Today I will be throwing out there what puts me off reading a blog post (please have your shields at the ready because I have fabulous aim if I do say so myself πŸ˜πŸ˜‚). Here is what puts me off reading a blog post:

Millions of spelling mistakes

I’ll admit I’m not perfect and might make one or two but when there are loads and I mean LOADS it kind of sets the scene for how much you care about your blog (in that you’re okay with it looking messy and being unreadable).

It doesn’t flow

When the writer is jumping from one topic to the next with no real correlation it can be tough to follow and so I’ll usually give up on trying.

A “subscribe to my blog” banner/advert keeps popping up on their site

If this keeps happening and getting in the way I’ll most likely give up on being given a chance to read the words underneath πŸ˜‚ I was on a person’s site the other day trying to read what they had written and a banner kept popping up every 10 seconds trying to get me to subscribe and it was REALLY annoying. Lately I’ve found more and more blogs seem to be having adverts like this appear as well and it definitely ruins the whole experience.

It just doesn’t interest me

If it’s unrelatable then it can’t be helped so it’s no one’s fault as it depends on the people who are reading it and their personal likes and dislikes I suppose.

It’s rude or judgemental in opinion

If the blogger is talking down to his or her readers it’s a big let down for me. This (and also rudeness) is a rarity in the blogosphere but it is out there and has put me right off a blog let alone a post.

It is distant

I personally like posts where it feels like you’re chatting with the blogger so if a post feels the complete opposite of this and as though the author expects you to know of something that has happened when you have no idea what they are going on about then I am inclined to stop reading their post.

It’s long (like a snake πŸπŸ˜‚)

It depends what the post is about but if it seems to be going on for longer than necessary and I am trying to fit in reading a couple of other things then I’ll most likely leave it be. Of course if we’re talking about my all time favourite bloggers though I don’t care how long their posts are, I will read it by hook or by crook! πŸ˜‚

If I was told to read it

I’m gonna finish this post on a slightly random one, if I’m told to read a post then I’m less likely to go into it ready to enjoy it if you know what I mean? It’s like if it wasn’t by original choice it is very hard to actually fully put myself into reading it and so I probably won’t see it through to the very end.

Thank you for reading! πŸ˜‰ I’m very unsure how this post will go down to be honest but I can’t lie, I enjoyed writing it very much πŸ˜‚ Be sure to let me know what puts you off reading a post, I’d love to hear your thoughts πŸ’­ Have a lovely day! ❀️

If you have time to spare, please check out my what are your assumptions about me? post and contribute by getting in touch! I would love to hear from you and it would mean so much πŸ˜„

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    1. Thank you!! πŸ˜„ You get away with it though as your posts are always brilliant πŸ˜‚ and I wouldn’t miss reading them for the world, I feel like I always learn something from each of them! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment πŸ’–xx


  1. I agree, especially the length part, and talking down… The β€œread my post” syndrome is something that we encounter on social media so often. When someone says-
    β€œBeautiful post. I would appreciate it if you would read my post blah blah blah”
    This is such a put-off as if the two appreciative words for you are there only so the rest could be said!

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