- Jump posts. If you write a really long post periodically, I don't have a problem with it being a jump post (one of those where you have to "click here" to continue reading), but I don't want to have to click through to read every post.
- Partial feeds, linked to jump posts. This is the quickest way to get booted from my to be read list. I understand that if you have ads on your blog you want me there, rather than in my reader, and so I'll tolerate partial feeds, but if I click through to your blog and find a jump post, I'm going to jump up and close the window.
- Noisy blinking bling that makes your site slow to load.
- Too much canned content. I know a lot of tour groups make you publish their stuff if you get books from them, but PLEASE add an original thought or two. I'd really like to know if you liked the book.
Monday, November 02, 2009
My Blog Peeves
In the last few months I've started reading a LOT more blogs--that's what happens when you learn how Google reader works and start surfing all the wonderful blogs out there. Obviously, not every blog is going to appeal to me--some will cover genres or topic that really aren't my thing, while others will just plain be poorly written. On the other hand, there are some blogs that look interesting, which I'd like to read, but which I end up skipping. Why? These are my pet blog peeves: