Friday, 18 March 2016

My top blogging/social media pet peeves

My top blogging/social media pet peeves

1. Being unable to find social media links. Love the post, like the person want to follow on instagram or Twitter can't find the links. Grr!

2. Pop ups and adverts. I know this generates money for some bloggers but I find it enormously irritating and sometimes just click off the post.

3. The use of the term little man. I don't know why this irritates me so much but it does. It has a similar feeling to nails on a blackboard. I know some people use it as they wish to keep the identity of their children private and I total respect this it's just the term little man! You don't really seem to see little lady/woman much. I'm also not keen on DD or DS and to start with had no idea what this secret code even meant!

4. I'm not a fan of the monochrome instagram accounts.  We are all different but this is not my taste. It must take ages to style and looks impressive but to me lacks any realism, warmth or humour. I recently saw an entirely black & white child's room & it actually made me feel sad. Of course this is just my view. There's room for us all in the instagram world.



5. People that use the word hate in their blog title & quickly retract it. Eg - I hate children's parties (bold title) Well I don't hate them but..... (in the first paragraph). The title is used to shock/entice and then I'm left disappointed by the watered down opinion.

6.  Facebook!!! This is the one social media outlet I long to expand but it feels impossible unless you are willing to pay regularly for the advertising. I love Facebook for my personal use but as a social media tool for Life in the Mum's Lane it's not really working. Although I dearly love my 84 likeys. Thank you. If anyone has any tips for Facebook growth I'd love to hear them.


What are your blogging/social media pet peeves?

Emma xxx





22 comments:

  1. Pop ups annoy me sometimes as well, it is definitely a turn off #TheList

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    1. Sometimes it's impossible to find the cross to close them 😊

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  2. When I have to sign in somewhere to post a comment. That's a recent irritation.

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  3. I'm with you on the monochrome Instagram accounts! I get that theming your account is a good way to get more followers, but if I see your feed is completely black and white I won't be following, sorry! I love my colour!

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    1. Me too colour & warmth. The monochrome does look stylish but not my taste.

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  4. Agree with most of these and had number one happen to me today whilst trying to comment / follow a new blog! I also hate it when it takes ages to sign in to make a comment. Great post! #TheList

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    1. Thank you so happy you agree 😊

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  5. Oh dear - I use the phrase 'little man' all the time!! #thelist

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  6. I don't use instagram but I agree with all the rest! Facebook is so difficult! I don't know the answer. & I hate the fact that you have to use your personal profile in order to interact with other pages in a way that counts & therefore growing your page generally means annoying real life people by filling their feeds with your blog stuff! #thelist

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    1. Facebook is a nightmare I'm not sure if it's even worth me keeping my page but I do love it.

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  7. Also agree about not being able to find social media buttons - I want them up high and easy to find :) x #TheList

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    1. Me too. Can be v frustrating 😊

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  8. Wordpress is the WORST for people not having easy to find follow buttons. Nothing worse than ablog that looks awesome, reads great but can't add it to blog roll as can't find the damn follow button!

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    1. I find WordPress worse for finding the buttons top but thought it was just me 😊

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  9. Hi Emma, one of my pet peeves is also having to hunt for share or follow buttons, blogging takes enough time without having to play hunt the buttons.

    I've just started to get into Facebook having not really 'got it'for years. I can see how Facebook can drive traffic, but it's building up followers that isn't so easy.

    xx

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    1. I ❤ Facebook but finding building followers impossible unless you pay. Thanks for commenting.

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  10. Totally agree with all of these, especially number 1, drives me crackers!! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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    1. Thank you my lovely 😊 glad it's not just me. X

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  11. I can agree with some of these! All I think about with the monochrome theme instagrams is that the children must have coloured toys and coloured clothes but it just isn't on show to the world. If that makes sense?
    I hate Facebook! I have stuck on 1800+ for a long time
    Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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    1. 1800 would be my dream 😄 I think since they changed the rules on Facebook it's impossible unless you pay to boost. X

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  12. Haha, yeah what does DD mean? Enjoyed this, good luck with the 'Best New Blog' nomination :)

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