Things That Bloggers Find Frustrating

Blogging is one of the greatest joys in my life but there are certain things that bloggers have to deal with that can be very frustrating.

Spamming– this one is number one on my list because I see it most frequently and find it the most frustrating. When I say spamming I don’t just mean those weird comments in the spam folder trying to sell you viagra, as annoying as those are, I actually mean people leaving very generic comments and then leaving a bunch of links to their blog/posts. Or people who don’t  even leave a generic comment but leave just a link to their blog talking about their blog on a totally irrelevant post as though it’s okay to advertise your blog on someone else’s posts. That’s so frustrating because everyone works so hard to grow their blog and then these people expect free advertisement. That’s not how it works and it’s very rude to do that. If someone has a share and promote page I think that would be the only place you should leave such comments. For more on spamming click here.

Being taken advantage of– I love helping bloggers and supporting those that support my page but there are some people who when you give them a finger will attempt to take your hand. I think if you want someone to support your blog you need to support theirs. It needs to be a mutually beneficial relationship but leaving/emailing your link and telling someone to follow you when you don’t support their blog is just rude. Or asking for full post shoutouts when you have never liked/commented on the persons blog.

Backhanded compliments– yeah we know what you’re doing and honestly it’s not clever or funny. It’s just hurtful. I think a lot of people don’t know how to properly leave feedback and leaving a backhanded compliment is not the way to do it.

Being hit on- seriously this is just gross and creepy and bloggers DO NOT blog to get hit on by random strangers. Please do not hit on bloggers.

Being told blogging is easy- being told by people that what you do is a waste of time, easy, useless or anything in that ballpark is incredibly insulting. No one knows how difficult blogging is until they try blogging. Don’t undermine something just because you don’t understand it. It takes a lot of hard work, time and talent to blog and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Is there anything you find incredibly annoying as a blogger? Let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear from you!

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161 thoughts on “Things That Bloggers Find Frustrating

  1. Yes, blogging is hard. I am finding that out every day. Trying to come up with new posts is not easy. Anybody who says blogging is easy. They have never tried it. They don’t know what on earth they’re talking about.

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  2. Clever post… I been through a few of these. It’s quite the pain. The spamming, that’s what get’s me. I am uber tech savvy, so blogging I would not say is easy for me. But I have mastered it. Working on say 5-8 separate blogs a day use to put me through the ringer. But I honestly super respect a well balanced blog. It’s the time and dedication and grind I truly respect, for it ain’t easy growing and adapting and being the best you can be. 🙂

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    1. Thanks and yeah spamming really gets me as well. Especially the people who leave links and a bunch of information about their blog without saying a single thing about the post. It’s just so rude.

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  3. OMG I had an idea for a blog post and it was similar to yours. My list is a little bit different though, but funny that we were thinking similar things.

    “8 Annoying things that Bloggers do” or something like that. <- a different perspective but similar in some ways. I didn’t refine it because I feel like my version will offend people or something. I was in a bad mood when I wrote the rough draft and it gives off grumpy vibes.

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      1. It’s SO rough and poorly written. It’s not something I’m proud of and if I were to publish it, it would need a ton of editing. My phone keeps trying to change the word editing to edifying.

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  4. The follow-unfollow game really annoys me. For bloggers not familiar with this “game,” there are some people who follow your blog solely in hopes that you will follow their blog in return. Then, when they realize that you aren’t following their blog in return, they unfollow you.

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  5. It has definitely been a little annoying sometime in trying to build my audience and feeling like I’m trending in the right direction in doing that, only to take two steps back often every time I seem to take one step forward. However, the key for me has been to remember slow progress is better than no progress and just continuing to tweak things here and there in trying to grow my audience and put out good content consistently until that does happen.

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  6. I have gotten to the point that if someones leaves a spammy comment like- great post, or comments only to promote their blog, I delete the their comment.
    Also there have been times that I have seen a creepy comment someone has left on a woman’s blog and called the person out on it.

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    1. I’m so glad you called out that person! It can be so anxiety inducing to get comments like that and knowing that someone out there has your back really helps!
      I delete spammy comments too because honestly someone’s blog is not a free advertising page and you should know better than to leave comments like that.

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  7. I hope I haven’t given any backhanded compliments. I think I often have a more conversational approach in my comments, rather than giving feedback. Meaning, I often speak my sometimes contradictory perspective (like I agree with all of these, especially being told blogging is easy — but I wouldn’t mind being hit on at all! It would bring me a great thrill!) Sometimes people can find me rude in person when it isn’t intended. 🤔Anyway, I enjoyed your post. 😀 Cheers!

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    1. I have been called rude, usually because I was blunt. That’s how my parents raised me. You don’t need a Paul interpreter to figure out what I mean. With many people, I need an interpreter to translate what was said to what they meant.

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      1. It was quite the same for me. Now that I’ve really seen how other people are in their communication and relations, I’m grateful I was able to speak openly with my parents. This keeps people sane, I think.

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      2. I actually prefer people who are blunt to people who give backhanded compliments. At least people who are blunt are open and say what they mean whereas people who leave backhanded compliments go out of their way to say something very rude in a very polite way which I find extremely shady.

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    2. No I don’t think you have. I think backhanded compliments are more than just being upfront about your thoughts. A lot of them actually go out of their way to be very rude in a polite way. Glad you enjoyed it!

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        1. You are welcome. Some people are more subtle on delivery of them so you have to guess it was one. Others are pretty blatant when using them.

          Some people don’t intend to use them, but use them unintentionally because their speaking or writing skills need some work. However, those individuals generally don’t use the subtle ones.

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          1. Now that I know what those compliments are, I think I’ve gotten quite a few of them. It makes me aware of my own writing as well, I don’t want to come off as rude or catty unintentionally

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  8. One of the things I find annoying is when someone follows you expecting you to follow them and you aren’t interested in their blog so you don’t follow them and then they unfollow you. Follow people because you want to read their posts, not so that they follow you back!

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    1. Yeah that happens a lot. Actually I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but that didn’t happen as much before but over the last few months I’ve seen a lot of spam followers who just follow you for a follow back and unfollow you when you don’t follow back.

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      1. Yeah I’ve noticed. It’s kind of sad. I personally don’t have any problem is people dont follow me after I follow them so I just don’t get it. We’re all different and interested in reading about different things. 🙂

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        1. Yeah I get what you mean. I usually follow blogs with content I think I would enjoy and I try not to unfollow unless they spam me with posts or comments or something like that. But like you said everyone is different.

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  9. Amazing post! Also, I hate that any of these things happen to you, Pooja! I definitely can agree its kind of a slap in the face when someone expects you to put forth so much with not even any interest in return. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah it’ so frustrating because people ask me to do all kinds of things for their blog- including help them write posts, run their blog etc even though they’ve never liked or commented on my blog ever. I really don’t mind helping people who support my blog but I do mind being taken advantage of.

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  10. I liked the content. Very useful and informative.These are dont’s which one should avoid.
    Why don’t you write about do’s also like how one can add to one’s blog, I could not find anything of much help, and landed into your blog. I feel you could tell me and people like me who are new.

    I would like to read your tips for beginner bloggers, that would would be great help.

    thank you, more power to you.

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  11. Being ‘hit on’ is just not on and I’ve had to block two creepy men who obviously didn’t want to read my posts – they were liking comments from random people!!

    And you’re right – blogging isn’t easy. I don’t know people like yourself manage it while you’re at college or working 🙂

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    1. Yeah I’ve had some of those creeps on my blog too and it’s just so weird and uncomfortable.

      It’s really difficult and it does take a lot of effort to do it while at school or working full time.

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  12. Oh wow I didn’t know bloggers were going through so much. I’m very new to the industry still, thanks for showing me what might be coming. And keep up with what you’re doing, it’s honestly very helpful! #TheyWontBringUsDown.

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  13. Oh my goodness, the generic “follow me” comment, 100%! I have one blogger who comments quite often and it’s always the same short comment. It’s infuriating and you know it’s just about maxing out exposure for their blog. If I don’t anything to add I will still like a post just to show my support. Also people who comment and add a mahoosive comment that basically is a blog post In itself. If you have that much to add, just write your own and link back to my work to give credit for the idea. That’s much better than taking over someone else’s work.

    As for hitting on someone though? I’ve never had that but I will certainly keep watch. I have a resolute zero tolerance policy to creepy behaviour. Hopefully that doesn’t happen too often!

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    1. Yeah those types of comments can be extremely frustrating. I have had to delete some comments that are just obvious ads for their blog.

      Yup creeps do come by once in a while and the best thing to do about those is just ignoring them and if they’re persistent just block them.

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  14. LOL that GIF is a mood 💯 and I completely agree with each of these frustrating things – especially spamming/link dropping and backhanded compliments. If someone drops a generic comment with just a link, I will actually edit the comment to remove the link. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Or if it’s just a link, I’ll delete the entire comment!

    Blogging is def not an easy hobby, so people need to be considerate.

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    1. Lol I’ve been editing the link out as well! That way they know what a real comment is supposed to look like…

      Yeah it seems easy if you’ve never done it but if you’re a blogger you know just how difficult it is.

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  15. Some of my friends underrated the effort I put into each of my posts but when they saw I was churning out new work weekly, many started giving me backhand compliments lol. Only a few would actually click my link and day the same cool stuff on my posts.
    Thanks for sharing. This is so so true.

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  16. Great article! I have only recently got in to blogging and I would never have guessed how long it takes to write each article! I think the effort that goes in to each post is massively underestimated…

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  17. I definitely agree! Blogging is so not easy! I think the hardest thing for me is getting people to interact with my posts and getting comments because I’d love to hear what people want to say about one topic but there’s so many ghost readers 😂 I guess I should also connect with other bloggers and drop a comment too 😂 it’s also really hard to blog when you know you want to but your mind is completely blank! I hate writing slumps 😔

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    1. Yeah it’s difficult to get comment but being active on other blogs really helps with that! Finding new topics to post about can be really exhausting for sure and writers block is truly a pain!

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            1. You just need to inform the WordPress help people that the your blog link on your comments hasn’t updated and they’ll be able to fix it for you in no time. It’s a very common problem.

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  18. A while ago, I had a reader ask me how much I was making and how many deals I had gotten in that month. I found the questions annoying and rude because I believe those should be personal. I felt a bit pressured as I wished I was doing so much better.
    Indeed a lot of people don’t understand the amount of work that goes into creating and maintaining a good blog.
    This was such an interesting post.

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    1. Yeah I’ve had a few bloggers ask that and it’s definitely rude. I also don’t really understand how that information would help them to be completely honest. Don’t feel bad for where you’re at with blogging- it takes work and time to get to your goal!

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  19. Well said! I couldn’t agree more. I hate spamming. Recently, there was a blogger who had the audacity to comment with their link on my blog post. They didn’t even have a single word about my blog post! All they had written was that they had worked really hard on the post and really wanted me to check it out. Just to call them out, I asked what they thought about my blog post. A generic answer came in reply. Needless to say, I didn’t check it out. It was downright rude.
    Creepy people are everywhere. But luckily for me, I haven’t come across many in WordPress. *Touchwood!*
    Backhanded compliments are the worst!!
    Blogging is not at all an easy task. It takes one to know one.
    I’m in total agreement with you, Pooja

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    1. I get at least one of those spammers who try to advertise their blog in my comments section and it’s so frustrating and so incredibly rude. Sometimes I edit their comments to remove the links just for the fun of it.
      Yup some very creepy people out there. Luckily I haven’t had a lot of those experiences either. It’s definitely worse on social media than on WordPress.
      I’m glad you you agree!

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  20. My blog is barely two months old. I can relate with the expectation to have people comment on my posts. Before starting this venture I read that ” patience and consistency” pays🙂 I’m going to wait patiently and do my part.

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  21. I just launched my website and Im a bit too excited and worried. I am really not familiar with all of this, as I was mainly a visual artist (painter) experienced more in instagram and such. Writing is my biggest passion and Im a bit scared to be honest with you. I dont know if the things that I am doing are effective or not and so on. Any tips would be of great help!

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        1. For sure. You tell people you have a blog and I swear everyone has an opinion about it. Honestly I don’t think people should be giving negative feedback unless they’ve had a blog and know the struggles.

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  22. OMG all so true, the dating ones are the weirdest for me as I don’t even have a pic up? At least they can see you 😂. Plus anyone who says blogging is easy has either never tried or isn’t succeeding I would guess🤪

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  23. (Gasp!) Pooja…. people don’t blog to get hit on? lol I guess I should leave the scene now then. lol j/k Your blog was quite insightful. I like your style of writing. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  24. I am a new blogger I just create and launched new blogging page,
    I am not familiar with all of this, but have knowledge in social science and Organic skincare experience in Facebook, Instagram, The page is for beauty and wellness. but with current social news and activities, I found myself draw to it and wanted write about it. any tips will be highly appreciated.
    Thank you

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