Stories, TheGirlAtFirstAvenue

Highly effective ways of annoying fellow bloggers.

April 14, 2012
Welcome to today’s countdown. Or countup. Or whatever order you prefer.Most annoying things about blogs:

1) Blogs with falling hearts, falling snowflakes, falling everything! Page loading takes forever and it is so visually disturbing! Specially when I am trying to look at your outfit through the incessant raining of hearts.

2) Blogs with countless photos of the same outfit, in the same poses, in every single post! There was one blog that I came across that had 41 photos in one outfit post. Yes I counted! (Sad part was, I loved her style, I loved most of her outfits, the photography was very professional and stunning. Everything else about the blog was neat and clean. But this overdose of photos did it for me.)

3) We all know neons are in, but blogs with hideous neon fonts and background colors? That’s taking it way too far! I’ve been blinded by such blogs far too many times. In the future, keep neons restricted to your clothing and accessories.

4) Blogs that have a widget that plays music. Specially when the blog theme and matter is in no way related to music. On top of that they have a disclaimer saying “If you want the music to stop, click the “pause” button on the side bar”. Why should I? I’d rather stop visiting your blog.

5) Blogs with weird fonts. Either you end up squinting your eyes off trying to read the post, or the font is so huge that its almost spilling out of the page or its so curly(?) that it feels like you are deciphering a secret code. Those fonts are worse than anybody’s handwriting that I know.

6) Blogs with teeny tiny outfit pictures. I know privacy is a concern and some people are not comfortable having large sized pictures of themselves, but really I can’t see anything except that there’s a tiny creature resembling a human being and is apparently wearing clothes :/

7) Grammar, spellings and punctuation. This is probably the first most annoying thing. Occasional typos are okay.. we all make them. But there’s a thing called spell check. And something else called grammar. Maybe its because I am a voracious reader, but I automatically keep correcting the sentences in my mind and concentrate on proof-reading rather than what the blogger is actually saying!

8) SMS language. “Tdy I wore dis outfit 2 a prty. Wore it wid mah nw pumps nd blzr. Also wore mah kewl new gogs”
Yeah I know the sentence makes no sense what-so-ever, just wanted to give a demo! Frankly I don’t type this way even while texting. I have to, and I mean have to type out the entire word and sentence. Even if I am not using dictionary, I type the entire word. Yes I am weird like that. But the least people can do is stick to proper complete words and sentences at least while blogging.

9) Too many advertisements and banners all wedged together without any breathing space. A blog should be clutter free and easy on the eyes. The first thing I should notice is the content and rest of your social networking widgets and sponsors-advertisements etc all neatly arranged around it. But squeezing an ad into every minute bit of space available? Big no-no.

10) Too many giveaways, too little content. Jyoti’s (from Style-Delights) tweet says it all – my respect for the blog decreases when I see more giveaways and less ‘posts’ on blogs” . AndΒ I couldn’t agree more!

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  • Reply nikhimenon April 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    very true..though i m not into fashion blogging what you said s applicable to most other blogs too

  • Reply Sunaina! April 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I totally agree with the post!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply candyvioleta April 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Also blogs where the picture sticks out of the post and into the gadgets column!!

    hahhahaha, had a great laugh!

  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House April 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I agree with these and can I just add the annoying word verifications…..seriously sometimes they are hard to read and then you get them wrong and sometimes your comment vanishes and you forgot what you typed. This annoys me and sometimes I can't be bothered to re-type my comment. I think if people were really worried over spam, they could just approve each comment or something. As I've noticed a lot of blogs with the verification on it want to approve them any ways, so that's a waste of time to readers. Too many ads is annoying, because most times, the main section has to be made smaller to fit everything. I used to put my pictures small, until I realized how awkward it was, so I try to make them bigger now. This was a great post. I will stop my ramblings now. Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Lorena Flor April 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    haha, i love it! it's like me!
    xoxo ;*

  • Reply Sunkissed April 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I cannot stand SMS language! It is excruciatingly tiring to try and decipher what to read and many a time I've been like, “you know what, forget this, I cannot read this”

  • Reply Despina T. April 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I adore this post!i read it all and I was about to make a post like that a long time are so right!I mean god something but do it right.small outfit pics,weird backgrounds,no talk about fashion or giveaways all the time.and it gets worse.i am with you girl!

  • Reply Atrocious Scribblings April 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Finally – I was wondering if it was just my own prejudice acting up and disliking these knick knacks. Couldn't help but nod at each point.

    Good one.

  • Reply Pink Jasmine by Shilpi April 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Interesting Read πŸ™‚ Somehow at the back of my mind I started re-evaluating my blog …Am sure I pass many if not all of them πŸ™‚

    Pink Jasmine

  • Reply Rachit April 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    tot agree…. I really hate those advertisements popping out from everywhere πŸ™

    Weakest LINK

  • Reply Sonshu April 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    LOL. Agreeeee. Completely agree with most of those points. πŸ™‚
    Good and honest post πŸ˜›

  • Reply Jack April 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    T G A F A,

    I agree with you totally.

    Take care

  • Reply Tangerine April 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hahaha, Such an honest nailed it…
    Also, blogs with too much whining, post after post, about me,myself and I..
    I mean you can have one odd rant post…but frankly speaking too much of this is so annoying….and plus there are other things in life then just to write about how u spent too much time crying, fighting ,bitching, etc…
    and too many self-clicked photos, like hello narcissism!

  • Reply Fashion Diaries April 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    you are sooo right..i agree with most of these points!!
    while i was reading your post i kept thinking my blog:
    “do i have many photos, how about the spelling? ” etc :-p
    stop by my blog sometime and let me know what do you think!!
    you have a new follower!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mariyam ABAG April 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Your blog posts always manage to make me laugh πŸ™‚

    i hope i'm not commiting any of of these crimes well not intentionally anyway.

  • Reply rads April 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Couldn't agree forgot to mention the twitter bird…I almost feel like commenting asking them to remove it coz its soo damn distracting.

  • Reply Vidhi April 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm


  • Reply anna @ April 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hahaha totally agree!! you have a new follower!

    Would love for you to check out my blog

  • Reply Juneli April 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    hahaha, good one!! I was actually reading it and simultaneously evaluating my blog if it has any of the abovementioned turn offs!!

  • Reply Cloud Nine April 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    LOL! well said;) Hopefully my blog doesn't turn you off;)

  • Reply Carrie April 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Great post! Poor writing annoys me to no end. πŸ™‚
    I would also add blog commenters who are obviously interested in using the comment space to advertise their blog, latest giveaway, etc. but not so interested in leaving a sincere, thoughtful comment. I don't expect an essay, but I do like a comment that shows some indication that the post was read or photos examined … πŸ™‚

  • Reply Suzie Q April 15, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Love this. Couldn't agree more =) Just found your blog by the way, it's lovely!

    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q
    PS. If you're interested, check out my $50 Gift card GIVEAWAY! (my first giveaway) =)

  • Reply Porcelain complexion April 15, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I totally agree!
    Music is the worst, great way to get busted reading blogs at work

  • Reply FashionGeek April 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

    love the things you've been wearing on your blog!
    now following you! hope you can too!

  • Reply Zarine Mohideen April 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I hate the falling hearts/snowflakes vehemently. There is nothing that is more annoying. Except, the background music some blogs have. And it's the worst when you open multiple tabs and have no idea where the music is coming from!

  • Reply fashionistas stop April 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I agree to you on so many of your views..and the grammar point is so true..I too correct all of them in my mind πŸ˜›
    great post..hope some people learn a lesson πŸ˜€

    maybe you have time to check my new post πŸ™‚

  • Reply ItsLo April 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Haha you are absolutely right:p

  • Reply RiΓ  April 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

    ha ha i guess not many ppl r going to like what they read here! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ Well said though.

  • Reply shooting star April 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

    totally agree on all ur pointers….

  • Reply ಅಢ್ಡಿನಿ/ Ashwini April 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I do agree on all of these. One more stuff that puts me off is to comment on a blog with word verification on. I might read the post but might completely stop putting down my say on the post. Some blogs definitely overdo with pictures and ads. Little do I get to read the actual content of the post. Nice stuff girl.

  • Reply beautiful me plus you April 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    haha funny post… but I agree with just about everything… going back to my blog to check out if I am doint any of them myself…haha! the most annoying thing about the blogger for me at the moment is the constant password verification, it drives me mad and almost puts me off writing any comments… x Marina

  • Reply SEPO April 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Very aptly put!

  • Reply Bhargavi Kashyap April 17, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Chandana: How have you been?
    Am reading your blogs after so long..!!
    Girl at the first avenue, you are pretty πŸ™‚
    And i couldn't agree more, specially with that text and falling hearts thing πŸ™‚
    I hope, not punctual and vanishing bloggers don't annoy you much πŸ˜›

    Much love and care πŸ™‚

  • Reply ThePinkMargarita β™š April 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Hey doll! Thanks for dropping by my blog πŸ™‚ Really appreciate your sweet comment. Love it here! Following you on GFC.

    Follow me back? Take care!

    The Pink Margarita

  • Reply CD!!! April 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Nodding, nodding and nodding!!
    Nodding till my head falls from my neck!

  • Reply Taylor Morgan April 18, 2012 at 1:44 am

    lol, good post πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nikita April 18, 2012 at 6:08 am

    What a great post. Seriously.
    Falling hearts and clouds are most annoying.
    Hey, Best of luck for your new phase aswell!
    What city to shifting too?


  • Reply Elisabeth April 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Good post, it made me think about my own blog again, and I changed the music from audioplay into a player where the reader has to click to choose to see videos and listen to music.
    You've just been tagged in my latest blog post with 11 questions.

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply StyleDestino April 19, 2012 at 5:51 am

    interesting title.. and yes the post would really help bloggers evaluate their own work and it wud be a great 'what not to do' for new ones!!!

  • Reply StyleDestino April 19, 2012 at 5:52 am

    interesting title.. and yes the post would really help bloggers evaluate their own work and it wud be a great 'what not to do' for new ones!!!

  • Reply Jessy John April 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Brilliant post, completely agree with you.

  • Reply Sarah April 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I agree with you, especially with regards to auto play music, it is so distracting. I would also like to add, blogs with white font on a black background, it hurts my eyes! xx

  • Reply Twenty Somethings April 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I absolutely hate it when people participate in a zillion giveaway the same time. The essence of blogging is lost somewhere in between.
    Also, im technologically challenged so i dont know how to place things, make tabs and blah! This also reminded me i need to change the background of my blog to something more soothing. Any suggestions for the makeover? πŸ™‚


  • Reply Life is a fairytale April 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Hehehe πŸ˜› Totally agree πŸ˜› The 'too many photos' point πŸ˜‰ Your write ups either make me grin or think πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ Always worth reading πŸ™‚
    Namita <3

  • Reply Coral Crue May 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Also, I hate to comment on posts when they want to prove that we are not robots and you have to spend another minute of your time figuring out the alphabets which even after squinting some of us can't. I give up. btw, totally love this post.

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