25 Things That Annoy the Hell Out of Bloggers

 ***DISCLAIMER***

This post might be seen as controversial but that is not the intention.  I came up with ten annoying things about blogging myself and then thought I’d ask some others to contribute. It turned into a much longer list! Fact is, I’ve written this after countless conversations with/comments from bloggers; much as most of us love what we do, this was a post that was begging to be written! So I admit it may seem as if there is a LOT to dislike about blogging…to the point where you may wonder why we bloggers don’t just stop blogging and become window cleaners instead. 

Problem is, I’ve never been good at cleaning windows…

 

I LOVE BLOGGING FOR MANY REASONS

I’ve been at it for three years at the time of writing and can’t quite remember how I existed before it to be honest.  So far so warm and fuzzy.

I also hate it at times.

GASP! Uh oh, she’s throwing her toys out the pramt!  No not really. Well, a bit.  As with any job or hobby, there are aspects of blogging that aren’t great. They don’t exactly make me want to hide away in a dark room and suck my thumb but I can’t deny they do get on my wick. So I thought I’d cover some of those downsides.  Surely, however, when there is real crap going on in the world – war, famine, terror, rape, unparalleled refugee crisis, Trump – pondering over the annoying things about blogging is some bourgeois luxury? And it’s not like it’s the first time I’ve wrung my hands about this job/passion/addiction.  No, that’s a tad simplistic and we wouldn’t do, speak or write anything about anything if I always assumed that position.  So without any further preamble, here is a list (along with some hashtag snarkiness) of things that annoy bloggers.


Featuring contributions from John of Dad Blog UK, Tony of The Life of Tont, Talya of Motherhood the Real Deal, Sam of Mouse Moo and Me Too, Sarah of Mumzilla, BM of The Adventures of Beta Mummy and Fran of Whinge Whinge Wine.


 

THE ALL CONSUMING NATURE OF IT

1. TIME!
The bane of all blogger’s lives. Unlike with a lot of ‘regular’ jobs that one leaves behind at the office, you can blog 24/7. The very freedom it gives you can also create a prison because you’re always aware you can blog anywhere anytime.The writing and the promotion and the brand collabs and the reading other blogs and the linkies and the social media and the e-v-e-r-t-h-i-n-g. And apparently I’m meant to drink at least two litres of water a day and remember to breathe. When? WHEN?! Basically, there just aren’t enough hours in the week life for it all. #PleaseSendVodkaAndChocolateButMainlyVodka

For me it’s all the behind the scenes tinkering that goes into your website. I installed a plugin that messed up a load of posts so I had to fix all of that but the tech side is totally invisible to the reader. So you can stay up til 1am crying over a bit of code that may as well be Latin but to the outside world it just looks like you’ve not posted for a week. Because there’s no sodding time! Sam

2 ALL. THE. SOCIAL. MEDIA.
Probably one of THE most annoying things about blogging and perfectly summed up by Sam and John. Actually I think Sam’s suggestion should be the law:

Time blocking social media doesn’t work; it’s a total fallacy. If you’re not on it 24/7 you feel like you’re missing out which is a horrendous blight to the work/life balance! I wish the whole blogging world could take Sundays off. Sam

“If there’s one thing I dislike, it’s having to remain constantly active on social media. I use Twitter, IG, FB, YouTube, Google + etc. and while I love the interaction, discussion and debate, keeping on top of all channels is time consuming and it can be difficult to switch off.” John

#CantGetOffTheHamsterWheel

 

ALGORITHMS & RANKINGS NOBODY UNDERSTANDS AND MIND GAMES

3. INSTAGRAM FOLLOW UNFOLLOW FOLLOW UNFOLLOW
Seeing your Instagram followers go up and down like a yoyo, thanks to Instagrammers with  too much ego and too little sense playing that ridiculous game of ‘follow to unfollow’.  What a disheartening and frankly mannerless waste of everyone’s time to wake up to notifications about a bunch of new followers only to find your overall follower number is in fact lower than or the same as it was the day before. I love the feelgood factor of this platfrom but the unfollower thing? Instasham!  The school playground was a long time ago. #JustGrowUp

4. FACEB*STARD
murdering post reach so you’re forced to spend money to boost posts if you want anyone other than your granny and her pussy – excuse me – to read your content. Clearly your followers would rather see adverts for self-improvement courses and chakra jewellery than your latest post… #ImNotNiceWhenImAngry

And the never-ending mystery and frustration (or maybe I’m just doing something wrong?) of no longer being able to like or comment on bloggers’ posts (on their page) as your own page id. I don’t publish my name anywhere on my blog or Facebook page for privacy reasons and can’t understand why Facebook expects me to show my full name when commenting on a person’s page. What benefit is that to the blogger or me? (Sadly, in order to join Facebook groups, I’ve had to reveal my name which I’m unhappy about beyond all measure.)

5. KLOUT DISCONNECTING LINKED NETWORKS WITHOUT WARNING OR EXPLANATION
You put a tonne of work into growing your IG regularly only to notice your Klout has dropped several places! Upon closer inspection, it turns out Instagram was disconnected. No idea why, no idea when.  And it keeps happening. #MakeItStop

6. RANKINGS
Cue silence.  From me that is. I’m far too chicken to say anything on this topic. Luckily, the inimitable Fran isn’t.

Blogger ranking schemes take into account everything but the quality of the writing; some brilliant blogs get overlooked just because the bloggers behind them can’t be arsed to play the instagram game. Fran

7. LOSING OUT TO BLOGGERS WITH FAKE HUGE FOLLOWER NUMBERS (THAT PEOPLE BELIEVE)
Okay, I couldn’t stay silent.  Seriously the shortsightedness here would be funny if it weren’t so damned frustrating. How do people not see what’s going on? It doesn’t take a social media expert or statistician to work out that if someone has several hundred thousand followers, is only following a few hundred themselves and gets about 40 likes on their posts – those are ghost followers. Ain’t no engagement, ain’t no real person. #GetWithTheProgramme

I simply can’t be bothered and am frankly too busy to:

spend [my] evenings following and unfollowing on twitter and the like. Fran

 

WORKING WITH BRANDS!

This is an enormous topic that I could (and should) write about separately. Grab yourself a drink (actually can you get me one too?) and let’s do this! #InhaleExhale

8. BEING EXPECTED TO PROSTITUTE YOUR INTEGRITY AND TIME FOR FREE

The expectation that you will write about anything and everything just because somebody has pitched it to you like you are there to blog at the whim of everyone else and their agendas…NO, just NO! (You can pay me for that…and then maybe). Talya

I get annoyed by people wanting to work with you and then flinging the follow link bulls**t in after you’ve done the work. Sarah
9. WHILST HAVING TO TOLERATE RIDICULOUS SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS

“If you just write a short post mentioning us, share it on social media with our name and maybe mention us elsewhere on your site, that’s really no cost to you.”  Er…so you mean you want me to work my bits off for nothing, give you a follow link AND give you free advertising? Wish I could unsee that email out of all the daft emails. #DidIJustRemoveMyOwnBrainWithoutRealising

“Your metrics are not good enough to justify the payment you’re asking for” Guess what? This was said by the same PR as above to a couple of my blog friends whose stats are to die for. Short of having an orgy with the heads of Google and Facebook to raise their rankings even further, I don’t know how their metrics could be any better. #BeCarefulBloggersDoTalk

10. THE GAP BETWEEN THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU LAY OUT AND WHAT YOU RECEIVE
Hands up if you’ve put in several hours writing a comprehensive review with quality photos that took time to set up, in exchange for an item that is so low value that actually your labour and effot cost more than the item itself.

11. OUTREACH REPS/CONTENT WRITERS WHO CAN’T GET YOUR NAME RIGHT…

I’ve received so many emails starting with “Hey Absolutely” my eyes want to bleed. Come on, I know Indian names aren’t the easiest but seriously? My first name is not Absolutely and my last name is not Prabulous, #TotalFlippingTwonk  

12…AND HAVEN’T THE FAINTEST IDEA WHAT YOUR BLOG IS ABOUT
What’s more, does this sound familiar?: “Hey your site is awesome, especially your articles about fashion.”  Thanks, my site is awesome (inside my tiny delusional brain) but as I’ve never written about fashion, it’s more obvious than 90% of Barry Manilow’s face now being plastic that you’ve never read a single thing I’ve written.  #NowPleaseNaffOffAndDoYourResearch (Especially)

13. PR’S WHO DON’T RESPOND ONCE YOU’VE REPLIED ETC
Rude!

If certain PRs weren’t so lazy and actually read blogs rather than just telling you they had, they would know whether someone was a ‘good fit’ and whether they were someone they wanted to work with before they emailed you and wasted everyone’s time. Fran

 

THE BLOG COMMUNITY, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

14. FOLLOW LINKS OR NO FOLLOW LINKS?!
I’ve had so many conversations and read so much about this, I just want to go into a dark room on my own and suck my thumb for a while. There is a LOT of conflicting opinion on this from bloggers, digital marketers, reputable SEO experts and so on. I happen to be married to someone who’s specialised in online marketing for 15 years. I listen to him! And this lady…I listen to her succinct appraisal!:

I hate how people get hysterical about the right or wrong way to do it (e.g. accept or don’t accept follow links). BM

15. SOME ‘MEGA’ BLOGS ARE ACTUALLY NOT VERY GOOD
Eeek! #WhatSheSaid

where the quality of the written English is terrible compared to other little blogs with brilliant writing. BM

I hadn’t thought of any of the following points in this section until Tony responded so this is all him:

16. THE NUMBER OF BLOGGING GROUPS

In 2016 I was added to 24 blogging groups that all did essentially the same thing. Many of the same people asking the same questions in multiple groups. The notifications did my head right in. Tony.

17. BLOGGERS BEHAVING BADLY

Rather than work hard to improve their brand, a minority seem inclined to just want to bring others down rather than build themselves up. I’ve met more nice people than mean, but that minority sometimes ruin the experience. Tony

18. THE VASTNESS OF THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY

One of the beautiful things about blogging is that anyone can do it, but because anyone can do it, everyone does it. Fighting for a larger slice of the pie has become so competitive and PR and brands exploit it. Tony

TECHNOLOGY (GOD HELP US ALL)

19. THE NEVER-ENDING LABYRINTH

I can’t even. I’ll just start weeping as I’ve still got PTSD from a hosting issue a few months ago. So I’ll let Tony take this last one too!

Technical stuff, coding, resolving design issues, head sections, analytics all confound and confuse me. I wish I had the time and patience to learn this craft better. Tony

20. LINKIS SOFTWARE
Feeling more violated at your tweets being taken over by that linkis third party software (replacing your own URL’s with the in.is ‘prefix’) than if your house was burgled. No joke, we were burgled just six days after moving into our house and I honestly was less affected by that than this problem that I only knew about thanks to Tony again. If you are seeing this in your Tweet links: In.is/com/, I’ve written this post on how to delete them and restore your own links.

21. BLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE SIZES
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube…headers, featured images, thumbnails,  landscape, portrait, rectangular, square… I know I sound childish but whyyyyyy can’t there be one standard size? #MyHeadHurts

AAAAND THE REST!

22. TROLLS

The fact that there is always some d***head who takes it the wrong way, and goes out the their way to tell you that you’re an awful parent. It can be difficult not to dwell on that one person even when the other reactions were brilliant. Fran

23. HOW BLOG AWARDS WORK
I wasn’t sure whether to mention this as I’ve won one and I don’t agree with one of the main opinions! General consensus is that winning a blog award is about the numbers game (which I used to think): ie the more followers you have, the more votes you’re going to get.  Actually my IG, FB & Twitter numbers are even tinier than my boobs and yet I was still shortlisted despite all the other finalists having bigger followings. Basically I don’t think anyone knows the mechanics of it!! But I know from talking to bloggers and reading posts like this one by Frenchie Mummy that this is the general view:

Awards are often about your social media following rather than quality.  [There are blogs that are] not very well written but have legions of followers and some beautiful writers miss out. Sarah

24. LINKIES AND RULES
This might throw a spanner in the works but for many, certain rules which oblige the linker to comment on specific posts just because of their place in the link up – regardless of whether it’s the sort of thing they want to read – make it unenjoyable.

The fact that if you join linkies you end up having to comment on posts reviewing a random product or day out at a castle in Derbyshire. Sam

25. BEING ASKED “SO YOU JUST GET FREE STUFF AND WRITE A FEW PARAGRAPHS?

This may well be in a lot of bloggers’ top five most annoying things about blogging.  Yes. Basically that is ALL we do. Oh and this. Because we’re fundamentally lazy.

 

SO WHY ON EARTH DO WE CARRY ON BLOGGING?!

Because while many feel these frustrations, it’s strangely addictive and rewarding.
Because while it can make you want to stick pins in your eyes, it’s also gratifying when people get what you write (or read it at all).
Because the support and camaraderie is wonderful.
Because many of us (particularly mothers) ‘find ourselves again’ through blogging.

IT GETS IN YOUR BLOOD
I can no longer just watch a film/TV show without playing Name That Font in my head for every credit or subtitle I see. (I now I need help.) I get more excited over noticing a blogger’s new website theme than if they told me they were having a baby. And if you think I’m just plain sad, check out How to Tell if You’re Officially a Blog Geek and see how many points you relate to!

IT CAN GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITIES YOU NEVER EXPECTED

“I love blogging. Although it wasn’t my intention, I kickstarted a career as a blogger and writer, one that I am able to fit around my family commitments, this is vital for me as a stay at home father. John

YOU SEE HILARIOUS STUFF LIKE THIS
Yes, you so need to be a blogger to find this funny.

screenshot of FB conversation

Image courtesy of ukparentbloggers FB Group and http://www.amumtrackmind.com

FINALLY, OF COURSE THE SURPRISING ICING ON THE CAKE
You make friends through it…awwww

(…and hopefully some cash *cough*)

If you didn’t like that Hollywood ending, I’ll be in that dark room…sucking my thumb.

[She hit ‘publish’ and then thought of five more points she should have included… yep that’s #26 on the list of annoying things about blogging!]

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36 Comments on 25 Things That Annoy the Hell Out of Bloggers

  1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    January 7, 2017 at 11:59 am (9 months ago)

    Brilliant, funny & truthful as always Prabs – a great way to start out the new year! I agree with so many of these points & was thinking about it this morning actually. I think the main problem for us smallish sized bloggers is that we have to do everything ourselves, trying to keep up with pro bloggers who have actual staff & assistants running their social media, writing posts etc. It’s impossible to do it all but we think it is because we see others doing it!!

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    • prabs
      January 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm (9 months ago)

      True words indeed. Maybe we’re just mad to do it? lol. Thanks for reading and for the lovely comment.

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  2. Random Musings
    January 8, 2017 at 4:27 am (9 months ago)

    Yes to all of this! But somehow, the good points still outweigh the bad enough to make us all stick it out!
    I think at the moment, my main pet peeve is PRs expecting us to work for free – when they work for free, I might consider it (actually I still wouldn’t but you get the point lol!)
    Debbie

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  3. justsayingmum
    January 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Ha ha bloody ha! Honestly, I got to point 25 and thought ‘why the hell do we blog?” and that was your next sentence – we are soooooo in tune!! The blogging world frustrates the hell out of me – the negativity, the crappy stuff but I write because I love writing, as you know, and it’s a total bonus that I’ve made some amazing friends along the way – and for that reason blogging rocks! Perspective needs to be the priority by all parties – otherwise it really is just playground antics – been there done that not interested! LOVE this post and it needs to be shared by EVERYONE! xx

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    • prabs
      January 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm (9 months ago)

      lol yes why do we? lol love that you thought that. thanks for the bloggy love Hun.

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  4. Emma
    January 9, 2017 at 1:03 pm (9 months ago)

    AHahahaha, I am laughing because otherwise I will cry. I am joking. I agree with all of these (bar one) and could write an essay on it. But with regards to the whole followers bullshit and charts, I don’t even check my stats now and I know that I must have less readers because my chart badge at the bottom of my blog tells me that but since I’ve stopped caring about the numbers I have become a lot happier! Secondly, I love Tony, who is he? Finally, (I said this wasn’t an essay, whoops) I love Frenchie Mummy but I don’t agree with her on the award front. Winning an award can’t be a numbers game because I don’t have the masses of followers. However, it still makes no sense how I won. I just don’t know! ps I hate tweets that have linkis thing on too. Phew, must stop now before I carry on ranting #BigPinkLink

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  5. Sinead (shinnersandthebrood.com)
    January 9, 2017 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Ok. So I’m very new and extremely small-fry but this had me really chuckling. Man the that FACEB*STARD is the pits and don’t start me on the unfollowing drama on Instagram. I’ve not been approached by PRs or brands yet (ahem, any day now) but I’m wary to say the least. What an honest, refreshing post! Loved it!

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    • prabs
      January 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm (9 months ago)

      aw cheers Sinead!

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  6. Elenas travels
    January 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Loved your post!! It is so thruthfull and I totally agree in everything. Writing and administering a blog is such a fun and creative job but sometimes so frustrating especially when it comes with IG followers ..still don’t get it why some people follow others just to unfollow them few days later (not smart at all)

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    • prabs
      January 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm (9 months ago)

      exactly! it’s so annoying. Thanks for reading Elana!

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  7. Jo (MotherofTeenagers)
    January 9, 2017 at 4:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I don’t think any blogger new or old will disagree with you on any of these points. Quite frankly I am shit at the technical stuff, still stumbling in the dark on social media and get really cross sometimes at the time involved but I do love having a writing forum I can call all my own and adding my very small voice into the blogging cake mix. #bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      January 9, 2017 at 7:26 pm (9 months ago)

      Ah thanks Jo. Well your writing forum is pretty damned great.

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  8. Rhyming with Wine
    January 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Brilliant! Totally with you on just about all of this. Faceache is not my friend. OK so I don’t do very much with it to be fair, mostly because it’s just too bloody faffy to mess around with, but it just doesn’t seem to grow or do anything? IG is not far behind it for me as the whole follow / unfollow thing makes my eyes bleed. As for the spam approaches , I have had a classic: “Loved your post about blah”. When *blah* was absolutely not something I’d ever written about. Which of course I ignored, only to then be pestered about 6 times by the sender wanting to know whether I’d received it and why I hadn’t responded. There were nearly swears. Thanks for the rant! Good for the blogging soul! #bigpinklink x

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    • prabs
      January 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm (9 months ago)

      There were nearly swears! You are hilarious. And yes Face ache is much more polite than what I called it! Thanks for reading.

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  9. Cheryl @ Tea or Wine
    January 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Hah! You made me laugh out loud again. I can relate to a lot of these points including the time consuming and life consuming social media. But other points are totally over my head like the Klout business, follow / unfollow. Maybe that’s why I’m still a tiny tiny blogging fish in a huge pond, but I’m determined to not let blogging rule all areas of my life including keeping Sunday a social media free day!! #BigPinkLink

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    • prabs
      January 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm (9 months ago)

      thanks Cheryl love!

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  10. Rhian Harris
    January 10, 2017 at 9:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Haha – so true. I especially like the FACEBASTARD reference 😉 #Bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      January 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm (9 months ago)

      I think that’s everyone’s fave bit! Almost left it out too lol

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  11. Jane taylor
    January 11, 2017 at 12:54 am (9 months ago)

    This.is.brilliant. But so painfully true i might have to join you in ‘club thumb suck’ and maybe add a bit or rocking and twitching for good measure! Can’t you just call me so we can have a proper rant??? In short, ‘what she said’ I’m disturbed by this linki tweet thing you speak of….is it something I didn’t realise someone was stealing from me? You’ll have to explain it to me (slowly).

    I got so sick if sending polite replies to pr companies and brands saying they didn’t have a budget because they were a new business or startup I told em I kbew all about being a penniless startup because I am one and I couldn’t afford to work for free. But I’ve met some lovely friends and truly talented people like you -you are such a gifted writer Xxx

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  12. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    January 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh, so so many of these had me nodding along! The follow/unfollow makes me want to tear my hair out, and although I try not to care about rankings because I realise that they don’t actually mean anything, somehow I still end up rushing to login and check my score as soon as I hear they’ve updated (which I do through the numerous FB blogging groups I’m in!)

    Completely understand the linky frustration too, but as a linky runner, it really is the only way to stop people linking up and getting no comments at all. There are always link droppers and it’s easier to spot them and stop them joining again that way. But yeah, I hate when I have to comment on something I would never choose to normally. #bloggerclubuk

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  13. five little doves
    January 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this, all of it is so true!! Number three though, oh god it drives me crazy!!!! And yes!! All of my friends go, “Oh so you just get free stuff for doing nothing??”. I want to kill them!! Fab post as always!

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  14. Helen
    January 12, 2017 at 10:07 am (9 months ago)

    Hey Absolutely! Bahahah, that made me chuckle. Well it all did to be honest. I’m glad to hear that not everyone’s chuffed to bits with awards/rankings/social media games! I did think I was just a huge grumpus unable to achieve greatness, but y’know what? Who cares, I’m not in it for the recognition! #CoolMumClub

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  15. Talya
    January 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm (9 months ago)

    OMG yes to all of this! It’s good to know we’re all on the same page then! Thanks for linking this up to #coolmumclub my lovely wifey xx

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  16. Mess and Merlot
    January 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Hey Absolutely, I’ve read your blog and I think you’re blimmin awesome Funny Ladyl!!! I got half way through this list and suddenly realised how totally exhausting and time consuming the whole thing is and the crazy part is we CHOOSE TO DO IT. Like seriously, what is wrong with us?! I don’t even do it properly and find myself struggling to keep up while everyone else seems to be going a million miles an hour!
    Oh, and I only have a FB page so I can join one of the groups, my posts get pinged there automatically when I publish them but apart from that I avoid it at all costs. It’s so funny because I’ve just read 3 ‘Blogging Goals’ posts back to back and was totally focused on getting my sh*t together then read this and thought ‘Sod that for a game of soldiers!’ 🙂 🙂 BTW what WAS number 26??!! 🙂
    #BloggerClubUK

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    • prabs
      January 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm (9 months ago)

      oh noooooo so I managed to derail the new you after your lost blog mojo incident? Sorry! ha 26 was when you think of several things you should have added to your post after publishing x

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  17. Sara
    January 12, 2017 at 5:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Ah fantastic! As a new blogger (not even 4 months in) I’ve already seen some of this, but a lot more is yet to come for me. And all my social media profiles are under Mind your Mamma, but if you go in the bio, I’ll say my name is Sara. How many seconds does it take to check that? “Hello Mind”. Great name, Mind. My head still hurts with the whole sponsored posts / reviews / follow / no follow, as I’m yet to understand what I should find acceptable and what I should laugh at… considering people are probably laughing at my 1,600 followers!!! But hey ho, you’ve got to start somewhere, and for now, I’m not going anywhere! Thanks for sharing #BloggerClubUK

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    • prabs
      January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm (9 months ago)

      ah exactly you’ve got to start somewhere. You don’t get to the top of the mountain without starting at the bottom

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  18. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    January 12, 2017 at 10:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this post and nodded along to all of it, especially Facebook not letting you comment as your page and having to join groups as your personal profile, that has to be my biggest blogging hate. I’ve still fallen in love with blogging though, despite its many flaws x
    #Coolmumclub

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    • prabs
      January 12, 2017 at 11:27 pm (9 months ago)

      You can see why I called them Faceba*tard can’t you?!

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  19. MMT
    January 12, 2017 at 11:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m giving up blogging after reading this…Blogging SUCKS!

    AS IF! xx

    Missed ya Prabs!

    #coolmumclub

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  20. Muma on the Edge
    January 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my word literally spat my coffee out at ‘Facebastard’.
    Love this post so much, im not one to shy away from a good rant, and what better to rant about?! Makes a change crapping on about my kids. I cant even spell Algarhythems – sounds like a latin dance. FB can totally do one, as can the saga of nofollow / follow. Who actually cares? Ain’t nobody got time for that: debating it over and over for the gazzillianth time on THE facebook group… !!
    love this, love you xxx

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    • prabs
      January 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm (9 months ago)

      Ah you gorgeous human being. Thanks so much for the bloggy love babe!

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  21. Sarah Aslett
    January 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m just sitting here like – nodding and nodding away – and laughing a bit too! Props to you for this post, I agree with it all because sometimes things just need to be said. I think bloggers talking and uniting in turning down crap “opportunities” is the way forward. I also agree about Facebastard – I cannot get a grip on it, its all lies! I see some amazing posts by bloggers I love getting nothing and then the most unbelievable rubbish being spread all over the place. Oh lord I could get on my own soap box about this all now myself! #stayclassymama

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    • prabs
      January 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm (9 months ago)

      thanks Sarah!!

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  22. Hayley@ Mission: Mindfulness
    January 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Interesting points and I really love the ending to this as I remember reading Fi’s post on the FB group 🙂 xx #ablogginggoodtime

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    • prabs
      January 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm (9 months ago)

      Fi’s post?

      Reply

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