Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blogging Pet Peeves

I have a question and maybe I am just in the minority here but I wonder if anyone else finds it a little irritating when you discover a blog you would really love to subscribe to but, they only offer Google as the one and only option to subscribe.

I have contacted a few bloggers and asked politely if they would consider adding 'subscription by e-mail' and the people that I have asked have gone out of their way to do just that.  So, if any of you happen to read this...THANK YOU!!!!!

I guess I could do that on every blog that I enjoy reading, but it just boggles my mind that these bloggers don't think of it themselves.  I understand the blogger, like myself, that are small so they don't really think that many people are actually reading their blogs.  BUT, for those bloggers that are trying to sell their products whether it be rubber stamps, books, e-books, and other items... why wouldn't you offer as many ways as you could for someone to subscribe to your blog so that they keep coming back each day?

I am old hat, I guess, but I like to have the posts come to my inbox.  I don't remember to read the blogs if I have to go to Google Reader or worse yet, bookmark it.  I do have some that are attached to my blogger.....that I can read, but usually when I log into Blogger....I am writing my own blog and don't take time to read the ones in that list.  :-(

The other pet peeve having to do with blogging is MUSIC!!!  Why oh why do people put music on their blogs??? Now, I like music as much as anyone else, but I like MY kind of music.  I don't always like someone else's kind of music.

I hate it when I am browsing blogs, late at night, when I can't sleep....and come across one that blares out music.  I know, I know....someone said "well, turn down your sound".  YEAH?  Well, I am not expecting music to blare out at me in the middle of the night so didn't think to turn it down beforehand.  And, by the time I can get it turned down....it's already woke up half the house.  So, then I am looking for their music player so I can turn off the sound.  OR I have to click on sound on my desktop and lower the volume.  I don't have knobs on my speakers....so to me, it's a little inconvenient to have to stop and click off the sound.  THEN, I have to actually remember to turn it back on....later.

I want so badly to tell that blogger.....I left your blog because I don't want to have to listen to your music playing while I am trying to read.  And, yes, I know I could turn off my sound....but I shouldn't have to.

I have tried to figure out WHY they have music playing on their blog.   I mean, they aren't listening to it when they are writing their blog.  It would only play when they go to their blog.  How many people sit and look at their blog and listen to the music?

If someone can answer that question.....I'd love it.

Anyway, that's just a couple of my pet peeves.  What's YOUR biggest pet peeve.

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