So what do you know I am ranting about blogs. Sure I may be new to all this but the same things that annoy me about websites seem to be happening with blogs. Let me apologize in advance if I offend those who are guilty of my annoyances. However just like it’s you blog to do as you please it’s my rant to bitch about what annoys me. With that out of the way let’s see what has made my list.
1) Music – Why oh why must people put a music player on their blogs that starts playing as soon as I load the page. If I wanted to hear music I would be playing my own. If I wanted to hear your music I can hit the play button. At least give me the choice. I read blogs by opening them in tabs and going tab by tab. Let’s say it is pretty damn annoying when I open 10 tabs and 5 of them have chosen to make me hear what music they like.
2) Buttons/Badges/Banners – We are all guilty of having them. But holy shit. Must you have one for every site you go to right on your main page? Makes it a real bitch to blog surf from the iPhone using the 3g network. It costs me money man. Have a few on the main page. The rest get rid of or make a links page like me 😉 If you want to see who I link to I got the link page. It really annoys me to be overwhelmed with so much advertising. It also distracts me from reading your wonderful blog posts which is the reason I am visiting in the first place.
3) Telling me “Hey check out this site/blog/whatever” without at least hinting what it is that makes you recommend the site. Is it a giveaway site, a coupon site, a mom blog, a recipe site? What is it? Some kind of hint so I can decide if I actually want to take the time to check it out.
Those are my top 3 annoyance that I can think of right now. Sure I will still go to the blogs that I like even though they are guilty of annoying me. However that doesn’t mean I have to like every aspect of the site.