If you blog for any amount of time, your blog begins to feel like a personal extension of yourself. I realize giving constructive criticism can feel like someone criticizing your child. None of my pet peeves are directed at a specific blog. So, let me preface this with saying, these are just my opinions. I will try to give my opinions in a Randy Jackson way rather than like Simon Cowell. I don't want to hurt any blogger's feelings.
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1. There are times when I would like to leave a comment on a blog, but I go round and round with the verification code-thingy. I personally think a robot could figure out those codes better than me. For me, it's a 3 strikes and you're out . . . out of your blog that is. If I can't figure out the code in 3 tries, I click out of your blog. I know bloggers use that because they don't want spam. I removed that feature from my blog 4 months ago and have only had 3 spam comments. There is a quick way to check for spam. Instead of going to each post to check for comments, click on the comments tab at the top of your dashboard. See below:
This will show you all of the recent comments left on your blog. If you see one that is questionable, you can click to delete it.
2. Fonts, who doesn't love them. I love them so much that I downloaded 893 of them and am always looking for more. But, for some reason, I have a really difficult time reading the font called Coming Soon. I believe that a picture is worth a 1,000 words so, which of these fonts is easier for you to read?
3. I don't know if this is a pet peeve as much as it is a "food for thought" for bloggers. When blogs take a long time to load, readers, myself included, hop over to another blog. Maybe it's my limited attention span, but if I have enough time to eat a sandwich before your blog loads, then "Houston, we have a problem." If I am clicking out without reading your blog, there are probably others who are doing the same thing. I read somewhere, that having too many pictures on your home page will cause this. One of the things I do to check for this problem, is to visit my blog from a different computer. Use your husband's computer or visit your public library, but check your load time. It might increase your page views.
I wish there was a Miss Manners of the blogging world who could address some of these issues. I am reading all the posts on this linky party to see if I am guilty of any of these offenses and will try to correct them. I am interested to hear what your pet peeves are. Leave me a comment below. Also, if there is something that you love to see or read on blogs, leave that, too. Maybe I can write some posts about your suggestions. Thanks!