Blogging 101: My 5 Blogging Pet Peeves

  1. Follow For Follow

    I honestly think that this one bugs me the most. If I follow someone, it’s because I like their content. Not because I want them to follow me back. If you post ‘Follow for follow?’ on my blog, chances are I won’t even look at your blog, let alone follow.

  2. Not interacting

    Why do so many bloggers ignore their readers! I think people forget that they wouldn’t have the following they do without them, and the least they could do would be to reply back to the comments that people have left on their page.

  3. Bragging & Brats

    Nothing annoys me more than braggers and brats. Piss off already will you?! I completely understand that when you’re honestly not trying to brag, it can be difficult to actually prove to your readers thatΒ you’re not. But there are definitely a few people I’ve come across that I want to bitch slap, but I do understand wanting to show off things to your readers for them to enjoy reading! It’s a difficult one with a very fine line. Also, I’ve seen people kick off because daddy brought them the wrong colour car. Be bloody grateful for Christ’s sake!

  4. Unclear Writing

    I recently came across a blog whose background was dark red, and their writing was dark purple! I honestly couldn’t read a single word, unless I highlighted it with my mouse! If you want people to read your posts, make sure that they actually can!

  5. Giveaways That Have Lots Of Rules

    I’m not going to lie, I’m all for a giveaway or a competition, but I do find it annoying when they have a massive paragraph of rules! Obviously I understand if they said U.K only, must be following me etc. But, when people say that the only way to be entered is to follow them, follow their friend, follow their sister, follow their nan, follow their dog, subscribe to email notifications, post their blog on Instagram, Facebook, twitter and snapchat, and finally make an hours long video on why they’re the best blogger out there, it’s a bit extreme. Basically, if you’re going to do a giveaway, keep this photo in mind:


What’s your biggest blog pet peeve?



  1. 17th July 2017 / 4:24 am

    Haha this is a neat idea for a post. One thing that bothers me is when comments have multiple paragraphs. It’s great that you have so much to say but I’ll get uninterested quick and not wanna read it all :/

    • 17th July 2017 / 11:42 am

      I’m such a skim reader, its terrible! Definitely do your own version of this though! I’d love to see it!

  2. 17th July 2017 / 5:28 am

    LOL I love this Brooke, I hate that follow for follow crap.

    • 17th July 2017 / 11:42 am

      Hahah I’m glad you enjoyed πŸ˜‚ But it does my head in!!

      • 17th July 2017 / 4:18 pm

        LOL you know what I hate? when you post something and people comment trying to promote their blog.. like all i did was post a makeup look and you’re trying to get me to read lol

        • 17th July 2017 / 4:22 pm

          Hahaha yes πŸ˜‚ I don’t mind the occasional one or two, but when they’re being shoved down my throat, that’s too far!!

  3. 17th July 2017 / 7:38 am

    Spot on here for sure!! And the follow then a week later unfollow…. What’s that about???? Xxx

    • 17th July 2017 / 11:43 am

      It’s so stupid! People are only interested in what the number says! I’d so much rather have 2 followers, but know they’re loyal and actually read my posts! xxx

      • 18th July 2017 / 10:52 pm

        Agree!! Its all about the numbers for so many. Id like to agree but only two may make me cry. A healthy number with interaction and I’m happy! And by healthy i mean those following are interaction if that makes sense!! xx

        • 19th July 2017 / 12:00 am

          Yes I totally get you! Would rather people who interact than have a huge number and no interaction! xx

  4. 17th July 2017 / 8:01 am

    This made me chuckle this morning! I guess we all feel the same about people who don’t acknowledge comments or follow for a follow 😊

    • 17th July 2017 / 11:44 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! I was so scared of posting this since I know a few of the people I follow do these, but I only followed them because I liked their content, and not because I thought they’d follow me back! x

      • 17th July 2017 / 11:48 am

        It’s a great post, it shows we all get annoyed at the same things x

  5. 17th July 2017 / 8:27 am

    When people leave comments that show they clearly didn’t read the post. A blog I follow put out a negative review of something and ended it with “avoid this at all cost, not worth it.” And someone commented that they definitely had to try it because it sounded great and they loved the review πŸ˜‚

    • 17th July 2017 / 11:46 am

      I’ve seen so many like that πŸ˜‚ It makes me laugh so much! I wrote a comment about how much I liked this brand once, and it sounded like I didn’t read the post since she never mentioned that brands products! I felt so embarrassed that that was how it came across! πŸ˜‚I don’t know how people can risk it hahaha

  6. 17th July 2017 / 8:54 am

    I am howling at this!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so, so true though! Follow for follow is a serious pet peeve of mine! Half the time they’re only blogging because they want to boost their following, not because they want to post quality content!

    • 17th July 2017 / 11:48 am

      I’m glad you agree hahaha! It does my head in! Yes, its nice to have lots of followers, but I would rather look at mine and know I worked hard to achieve that number, than know I scammed people into it!! x

  7. 17th July 2017 / 10:57 am

    Haha great post Brooke! I couldn’t agree more on a lot of these.

    • 17th July 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Haha I’m glad! I was scared with what comments I would wake up to this morning, but it seems a lot of people feel the same!

      • 17th July 2017 / 1:39 pm

        I’m not gonna lie it is a bit harsh and I’m sure you know this but so! Own it girl! I love watching your stories on insta too. You make me laugh. But I’m a good way!

        • 17th July 2017 / 1:42 pm

          Haha thank you! I thought since my life is a joke, I might as well show it off haha!

  8. 17th July 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Lmao I think my pet peeve is clear grammatical errors or typos in blog posts. It takes a few minutes to proof read and it really makes your blog look so much better and easier to read. I just hate it when I can’t read someone post well πŸ™„ haha
    Great post!

    Pearl ||

    • 17th July 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Agreed! Theres still going to be the odd one or two mistake, but when its clear that someone hasn’t even bothered, it does my head in!! Thank you!! x

  9. 17th July 2017 / 12:27 pm

    So true ! I am new in the community and the best part is being in communication with readers and blogger! If some bloggers are acting as you wrote its horrible! They are missing a great chance to be theirself in a great community.

    • 17th July 2017 / 12:37 pm

      We’re lucky that the majority of the blogging community are extremely supportive and friendly, but theres the couple to watch out for! xx

  10. 17th July 2017 / 12:33 pm

    LOL! Priceless, and agreed.

  11. 17th July 2017 / 12:45 pm

    The last picture is such a classic, hahaha made me chuckle. But agree with everything word for word.

    I don’t understand how people choose the colours they do if no one can read their blog?

    • 17th July 2017 / 12:54 pm

      It was my wallpaper for a while haha! Its ridiculous though! Like, surely they can’t even read their posts themselves, let alone other people!

  12. 17th July 2017 / 1:57 pm

    All of these are my pet peeves too I think! I can’t really think of any more off the top of my head. I came across a blog before similar to the unclear writing point you stated and it was just so difficult I think I just gave up reading half a post in! It may have been such a good post and I felt bad but I realllyyyy couldn’t read it

    • 17th July 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Its a nightmare isn’t it! I always want to tell them that I can’t read it, and prehaps they should change the colours, but I feel bad, and don’t want them to get offended!

  13. 17th July 2017 / 3:02 pm

    PREACH! I couldn’t have said it better! xx.

    • 17th July 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Thank god!! I’ve been so scared to see what to response to this would be, but it seems a lot of people agree! xx

      • 17th July 2017 / 3:22 pm

        Sometimes it’s best to learn what TO do from what people say NOT to do, you know? xx.

        • 17th July 2017 / 3:24 pm

          Agreed! I everyone should be their own person, but I feel like theres certain things that definitely should be avoided! xx

  14. 17th July 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Omg! I was thinking about writing my blogging pet peeves since yesterday and I see your blog post now lol! What you said is so true, I couldn’t agree more especially about the follow for follow. I do follow people when they ask me to and guess what the next thing they do, they just unfollow me! The number of followers you have doesn’t represent anything, if you can’t support one another in this community then blogging isn’t for you xx

    • 17th July 2017 / 3:22 pm

      Please write yours still! I’d love to see yours!! If someone asks me to follow their blog, ill check it out and see if I like their stuff, but I’d never follow someone if I didn’t like their content! But I 100% agree with you! xx

      • 17th July 2017 / 3:52 pm

        Most of the people who would usually ask me to follow them, would end up following me on all my social media platforms and blog. So when they take the effort to do all this, I’d think the least I could think is follow them. And I don’t follow everyone who asks me to, they are mostly bloggers who write the same content as me and I do want to support them but I’ve learnt so much these last couple of months when it comes to blogging. You can be nice but there is definitely a limit! If I do decide to write mine, I’ll let you know for sure! xx

  15. 17th July 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Haha, I absolutely loved reading this and I’m loving the sarcasm in this post!
    I’m inspired by this post and definitely want to do some of my own pet peeves about blogging! I have to say the one that annoys me the most is when people don’t acknowledge their readers comments, like I get if they have a huge following otherwise surely they can take the time out their day to respond!
    Anyways, great post xx

    • 17th July 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Exactly! It really bugs me too! And please write one! I’d love to see it xx

  16. 17th July 2017 / 5:42 pm

    LOVE THIS! I completely agree – especially with people not interacting with their readers and follow-for-follow. Especially for bloggers with a larger audience, it’s not exactly feasible to follow everyone back! If you enjoy someone’s content, follow them – it shouldn’t be conditional on whether they follow you back xx

    • 17th July 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much!! But I totally agree! It’s so stupid! xx

  17. 17th July 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Yes to all of these!!!! One of my other pet peeves is when someone doesn’t post swatches when they are reviewing a palette, highlight, blush, etc. This could just be me but I want to know what a product looks like when swatched. I love reading others reviews on products so I can decide if it will work for me before buying.

    • 17th July 2017 / 8:52 pm

      I agree with you there! I read reviews to see if I should buy it/what it looks like on, but half the time, people never show you! x

  18. 17th July 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I feel that not many people do the follow for follow here, it’s more of an Instagram thing. But I absolutely agree with the rest!!

    • 17th July 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Yeah, I agree! I’ve seen a few, but its way more popular on Instagram! x

  19. 17th July 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I love the idea of this post! I can definitely agree with all of your pet peeves! I absolutely hate that follow follow stuff.. I just personally want to only follow blogs that actually interest me! xx

  20. 17th July 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Can’t stand it when I can’t read the text. With you on that one.

  21. 18th July 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I agree, I despise those bloggers who forces you to follow their blogs even if their niches are completely different from yours. Interacting with your readers motivates them to come over and over again, that is what produces successful bloggers.

  22. 18th July 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I hate follow for follow, leave it in Twitter and we 2011

    • 18th July 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Hahah old twitter was hilarious though. Like I remember I hated when people from my school signed up, and I’d just block them straight away!

      • 19th July 2017 / 7:40 am

        I still do that now, best tip for adult life if you meet someone you don’t like search their name and pray they use their full name on social media then block them before they find you πŸ˜…

  23. 18th July 2017 / 11:47 pm

    I completely agree with not being able to see/read the content. If I came across something where I would have to highlight a section just to be able to see it, I don’t think I would continue with reading 😁.

    • 19th July 2017 / 12:00 am

      I got half way through and had to stop! It literally gave me a headache! x

  24. 19th July 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Your pet peeves are so legitimate. I agree wholeheartedly.

  25. 19th July 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Definite legitimate pet peeves – totally agree!

  26. 25th July 2017 / 3:18 am

    I totally agree with all the points above. I don’t expect people to comment back on my blog but at least please, reply something to my comment. It made feel invisible when I see the author replying back to others comment except mine.

    And this once happened to me when a blogger just leaves her blog’s link in my comment section. Just a link. Not even a hello and I was like, okay, what did you want me to do?

    • 25th July 2017 / 12:59 pm

      It does my head in!!

      What?! I’ve never heard of that before! I always get people leaving their links, but at least with a comment to go along with it! Thats ridiculous!

  27. 28th July 2017 / 12:32 am

    Ha! I loved the photo! And too many rules for a giveaway is an immediate no from me.

    • 28th July 2017 / 1:26 am

      Haha! Glad you liked it! I hate so many rules, and a few is fine, but when the list is longer than my arm, it puts me straight off! I won’t even enter even if it’s a brand new house and car! x

      • 28th July 2017 / 1:34 am

        I don’t have time to keep going back and making sure I did everything. Odds are I won’t win anyway

        • 28th July 2017 / 9:09 am

          Exactly my thoughts haha! Its super unlucky, so not worth it!

  28. 5th August 2017 / 6:56 am

    I hate follow for follow, it really upsets me. It makes me feel as though they are not willing to work! I feel happier when some stranger follows my blog rather than a friend. I want to know people genuinely like my content! What’s the point of blogging if just for followers?

    • 5th August 2017 / 11:29 am

      Exactly! It makes me feel so much happier when I know I’ve earned a follower through my content, and not just by telling someone I’ll follow them back!

  29. Mikeachim
    21st August 2017 / 2:12 am

    “Don’t be a dick” – Wheaton’s Law – is absolutely the best.

    I think there are a lot of very mechanical things you can do in blogging, including like-for-like, that break this rule without you really being aware of it. Like-for-like is a good example: how can you get better when your engagement isn’t real? When you publish something and nobody likes it or comments, you know that either the topic sucks, or you didn’t something wrong in creating that post. That’s good, hard feedback. That’s like a rejection letter from the kind of thoughtful editor who gives you a few tips as he/she does it. That’s how writers get really good.

    Don’t be a dick – be an actual human. Ayup.

    • 21st August 2017 / 9:46 am

      Definitely agree! I love seeing what my stats were for certain posts, so that I can know what my readers prefer! Yes, it’s nice to see the big number, but I’d rather a small number and for them all to be REAL!

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  31. 23rd September 2017 / 1:59 am

    Excellent pointers for someone new to the blogging world like I am!! πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing.

  32. 28th September 2017 / 1:27 am

    I cant imagine a dark red background with purple text! Sounds like it would give me a big headache!

    • 28th September 2017 / 5:55 pm

      It was awful! I wanted to message them and let them know, but I didn’t want to come across as rude!

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