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the FBFF topic this week is “blog pet peeves”. this was inspired by a post by beautifully invisible from a couple weeks ago titled “the 10 things that drive me crazy about your blog.” i follow @beautifullyinv on twitter so i saw this post before i knew it would be a topic for FBFF. it was hilarious and SO right on. so without further ado, i give you the five things that drive me bonkers:

1. MUSIC: if you have music on autoplay, i IMMEDIATELY “x” out. you wake up my sleeping baby and you are dead to me.

2. IT’S AVOCADO NOT AVACADO: no idea why this bugs me but it does. and it happens often. isn’t that weird? just think…no one says “ava”…its “avo”. #dontmesswiththehaas, oh wait…we’re not on twitter…no hashtags (mom/family/friends without blogs…you will NOT understand this).

3. HOME BUTTON: if i click on a post link via twitter and want to go back to your home page to read more and can’t find it (and your logo/banner doesn’t take me back either), you get the “x”. i guess you don’t want me to read more of your blog. this just happened to me yesterday.

4. NO ORIGINAL CONTENT: i get REALLY bored REALLY quick on blogs that just re-post photos from other blogs/websites. YOU get the “X”.

5. BLOG GIVEAWAYS WITH A BLOGGER THAT WILL NOT CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN: i love giveaways but do you know how many blogs i follow??? A MILLION. ok, maybe not a million…but is it really that hard to send one teeny tiny email to the winner? i get it that you want people to come back but i may not be able to come back until next week and then i won’t see i won! i took the time to do the ten (yeah, so 9 of them were optional) different entries so please please please help a momma out and let me know if i win!

to see what drives everyone else crazy, visit modlychic.

p.s. things i know that drive YOU crazy about my blog: i write in all lower case, my font is hard to read, i love exclamation points and doing this….and then…..this. let me know what else bugs you in the comments! =)

p.s.s. to the fabulous person who asked me a question on formspring…i love you…and promise to answer tomorrow.

11 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Beautifully Invisible
    May 20, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Thank you for the shout-up, doll. I am so excited that my post spawned a whole FBFF topic!

    I love your answers and the way you presented them. particularly “IT’S AVOCADO NOT AVACADO.” So true!! Also – it’s dessert not desert. That’s one of mine.

    Your #3 regarding the home button is another great one. I am always surprised when I come across that and it has happened on some of my favorite sites!

    • jill (@polkadot23)
      May 20, 2011 @ 8:51 am

      I love this! And I love your typeface, and don’t mind at all that you’re in lower case. (I used to write everything in lower case, a phase as a teen, and I often slip back into it on emails).

      I haven’t had a chance to do FBFF for a while and now I’m kicking myself I didn’t do this one, but really, apart from the avocado/avacado one (I’ve never seen this done before, but will keep a vigilant eye out it the future) pretty much your list is my list. I’ll be back.

  2. Jill
    May 20, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    OMG. #5. Haven’t seen anyone mention this yet and it’s SO true. Short/long story: I won a giveaway last spring, wasn’t contacted, found out I won like a month later, emailed the blogger, never heard back, waited MONTHS, contacted the blogger again, FINALLY got a response, another month or 2 later received the item (a homemade dress) and it wasn’t DONE. Like, the dress had just been whip-stitched together!!! Put it in a donation bag and never saw it again. HONESTLY. Aaaaand….that had nothing to do with anything. I got carried away, sorry. Love your blog.

  3. Dana
    May 20, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

    I totally agree with the last one especially. If they won, they’ll come back. Don’t make that the ONLY way to inform them. We’re bloggers and part of that is connectivity.

  4. Rambling Heather
    May 20, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    LOVE this list! Music drives me crazy! By the way, I’m one of your new readers and I completely adore your blog!

  5. kimmie
    May 20, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    I totally agree! The giveaway will be announced on the blog thing always bugs me, ESPECIALLY if they’re on wordpress because they automatically have everyone’s email addresses.

    Poor punctuation drives me crazy (okay, I mess up too. but there are some repeat offenders that I can’t stand… people making the same mistakes OVER AND OVER AND OVER again.. and I don’t want to be all grammar nazi and correct them)

    And any blog that just posts pictures from the latest spread in Vogue immediately get an X from me!

  6. Rebecca H
    May 20, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    1, 3, and 5! 3 is so very strange to me. Why would you not have a link to your home page!? Drives me nuts.

  7. Ggshoe
    May 20, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    I always have the volume off because it drives me crazy! If I want some ambiance, I put the music, My music! Call me lazy but I don’t enjoy the “read more” button unless is for a recipe.

  8. Katie
    May 21, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    YES, YES, YESSSSSSSS on #5!! I would love to be able to say that I read every blog I like everyday but, let’s be honest, it DOES NOT happen. I really don’t understand why someone would not email the winner! Erg.

  9. Natasha
    May 21, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    I totally agree with you. I hate music on websites, I don’t enjoy reading blogs that just repost pictures fom other blogs and magazines (although I don’t mind a post like that every once in awhile). That’s a good point about the giveaways too.

  10. Kenzi
    May 22, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    I’m right there with you on #5! I follow A LOT of blogs. Some I read everyday. Some I don’t. And there are some days I don’t have time to read ANY.

    And I’m definitely a grammar and spelling nerd!! I correct people all the time 🙂