Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Blogging pet peeves
Today I bring to you my biggest blogging pet peeves. And I would adore it if you would leave yours too. That way we can all just vent together. We'll feel better when we are done. And hey, we might just make the world a better place. YES! I'm altruistic that way.
I hate word captcha. It's like this. You write out a prolific comment for someone. You've spent all your free time on that thought provoking and endearing comment....only to have spend another minute typing in some random letters. WHY? I mean it, why? Why do you have it? What purpose does it serve? Just think how much easier it would be to not have to type it. (And then, PEOPLE, serious overkill. Not only do you have the words to type in but you have comment moderation on. All you need is comment moderation.)
It's like this...when you get home and your door is locked and you have to expend the energy to unlock it. Wouldn't it just be easier to just leave it unlocked? Well I do. No, you can't have my address. It would be like having it locked AND boarding it up. Yes. That's like captcha and moderation. OVERKILL, people.
So back to the subject at hand. WHY? Why must you have the word captcha? What purpose is it really serving other than to drive me crazy?
And here's this. I write out my comment, hit send and think I'm done. BUT NOPE....there's more work to be had. I wonder how many times I've closed down a page thinking I WAS done only for there to be a word captcha and you didn't get to read my comment. Oh, for shame!
Another one I hate. Never responding to comments. Here is the irony though. I vowed to visit every blogger who left me a comment on my SITS day and I haven't yet. And now I'm starting to feel like maybe too much time has gone by anyway.
BUT this isn't about me. This is about you and how you annoy me. My point was, if I leave you a comment can you visit me or leave a comment back. Can you acknowledge my existence in some small way? Give me an award or sing my praises on your blog. Going too far? Okay, then, just comment back. UNLESS it's your SITS day and then you are forgiven.
Here is the other thing that makes me want to scream. When you comment on my blog, I often want to reply to your comment, straight from my email box (vs going to your blog and leaving a random comment, based on your comment) but you don't have your emails set up to receive replies. I know you want to though. So here are the instructions:
At the top right hand side of the page is your email address and down from that it says Customize. Click that.
Go to your Dashboard. (It's in the top right hand corner of your screen, beside your email address.)
Inside the little box there it will say View profile, but that's not the one you want. You want the one underneath that...Edit profile.
Three down it says...show my email address. That's the ticket.
Scroll down just a bit and type your email address in the email address box.
EASY! And ever so worth it for me. You'll like it too though.
Okay, and that's all you do that annoys me. That's because you aren't here in person or the list would be WAY longer. I think we can both be thankful.
What about you? What are your blogging pet peeves?
Posted by Michelle at 8:00 AM