The casual nature of both reading and writing blogs is what drew me to blogging.
I celebrate when I trip upon something interesting or an issue that resonates with me.
Learning about other people and their journey through this crazy world truly fascinates me.
There are some very talented writers and creatives that blog on a consistent and professional level.
Some leave my head spinning as I read their posts and see all the work they’ve done. I aspire to be half as good.
Very little bugs me about blogs because it’s easy to go onto the next one if something isn’t sitting quite right with one. But sometimes I don’t want to move on because I’m drawn to the subject matter, but still there’s this gnawing little gripe that gets me.
Spelling and grammatical errors, if few, don’t bother me.
Hey, I hate grammar. I write the way I talk and I talk the way I write. Blogs are often written on the fly and the odd mistake or structure issue isn’t a big deal. Hey, I do it all the time.
Dropping the F-Bomb is no big deal for me either. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it needs to be appropriate and not over blown but swearing doesn’t bug me.
Commas?–ugh–now they bug me but not when reading someone else’s stuff. They are the death of me in my own writing.
I either use a kazillion of them or forget about them all together. I’ll put a comma in a sentence only to stare at it for an hour and take it out and then put it back in.
Muddled thoughts? Nah, I’m used to that.
After all, my blog is My Twisted Writer Brain. If that doesn’t give you a clue as to my personality and writing style, I’m not sure what would.
Even subject matter doesn’t bother me. Meh, if it’s not something I’m interested in, I’ll just move on.
Poor writing? Hey, we all start somewhere, right? Sometimes the story within the poor writing still makes a blog worth reading. Let’s face it, writing can be learned but being a great story teller is a gift.
You know what really bugs me?
Lack of breaks in the writing…
Just masses and masses of words jammed onto a page. Omg, makes me squeamish just thinking about it.
Now, I’m talking here about 1000+ words just vomited on the page.
I go to these blogs because I’m intrigued by the title and really want to read them. I start–I really do, but I never get far before I feel cross-eyed and nauseous .
The sad thing is that these are probably really good posts. I feel like I’m missing out but I just can’t do it. My eyes and head won’t let me.
I’ve come to the conclusion that those types of blogs maybe an exercise in stream of consciousness and I’m not actually meant to read them or they’re a rant, written with such ferocity that there was no time to do paragraph breaks. Idk.
Have I told you how much I love reading?
That’s my little rant today. I almost wish I could go in and put in the breaks in some of those blogs myself but alas that’s probably my mommy fix-it-all instincts.
So, now you know what bugs me, but maybe it’s just me.
I hoped that no actual bloggers were harmed in the writing of this crazy post.
What bugs you about the blogging world, blogs, or what say you? Let me know.
Happy Writing. Happy Blogging.
Have a great week.xo
18 thoughts on “There’s One Thing That Really Bugs Me About Some Blog Posts.”
I get this and sadly I tend to avoid those or skip over them. My thing is the people they choose to argue with me just for the sake of it, when it might just be my opinion or they didn’t really understand what I was trying to say. Sometimes things have no deeper or secret meaning than exactly what they appear to be.
I agree 100! My Twisted Brain won’t let e read them. It’s like so may words all squished into such a tight space all competing for attention…doesn’t work for me. I don’t think we’re alone. Thanks for stopping. xoxo
Guilty. I’ve never used headings. Granted, my posts are usually fairly short and broken up by photos, but you’ve given me something to think about for future posts.
Sally, your posts are completely different becuz you use photography…that is your header. It’s when its all prose and squished in together I can’t handle. You’re posts are lovely. xoxo
I’ll be the first to admit that some of my blogs can run on the longer side. I’ve always been a bit long-winded! 🙂 I try to at least break it up a bit with separate paragraphs so hopefully that helps. And my grammatical Achilles heel is homonyms. I never use the right one haha.
I’ve always found your to be readable. I can get long winded too, believe me. I know I need to step back sometimes and throw in a picture or a heading. It’s personal choice but my brain and eyes only go so far. Thanks for commenting. xoxo
I have been going to writer’s workshops for three years. My problem was too many stops. I learn to use the commas. A good heading, a good title is needed. You must caught the reader’s attention. Now I am re-editing 45 years of works. Staying in the same tense. Is what I am repairing. I did like Hemingway advice. Never write in the ‘I” form. No-one care. Hello from Michigan and I enjoyed your words and thoughts.
Hey John. Thanks for stopping by. I love that you took it upon yourself to learn the craft and appreciate the reader at the same time. You have a grasp on ‘knowing’…if that makes sense. Wow… 45 years of works. That’s impressive. Tense is important as it adds to continuity. I love writing first person though. I’ve written some YA and short stories…the “i” can be very powerful depending on the audience as they identify the experience back to themselves. But we must do what works for us. Greetings from British Columbia. I really glad you popped in for a chat.
Hello dear Faye and I like writing in first person also. The book of Jack London “When god laugh.” He had the best conversations. We are always learning. Us, who love to read and write. Greeting from Michigan.
I have come across a few posts like that which just keep going and they can be quite difficult to read. I definitely get your frustration!
Hi Pooja. Yeah, I don’t think I’m alone in the frustration. The thing is that the posts can be really interesting and engaging but all squished up … ugh… lol. Thanks so much for dropping in. I really appreciate it.
I agree with you. I have mild dyslexia and post that have no brakes for my mind to take a breath, smother me.
It’s like my brain and eyes can’t keep up with the worlds.
My writing tend to have a lot of brakes maybe even to many, because it helps me focuse.
Oh Mary I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for you. I completely get it. I too deliberately do lots of breaks on my page too for the same reason. focus and ease. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is so appreciated. xo
Many moons ago, I had a fairly popular (by my own standards) blog. Even now when I write, I am mindful that my grammar may be off. I don’t usually catch spelling errors the first time because I rarely go back and read posts before publishing. That’s what makes them brain pukes…they are raw and real.
raw and real is a great thing. What I see in your writing is an ability to put those brain pukes on a page in a manner worthy of calling yourself a writer. It’ll all come around again.
Oh dear! I used to be so very careful about using headings properly. Lately, I’ve been less careful … I’ve been using photos/illustrations to separate sections, but they don’t always introduce the next paragraph very well 🙁 Thank you for the reminder!
Hey Norma. Sometimes I don’t use headings per se but do what you do to separate the sections. For me it’s about visual appeal and readability. Things need to be broken down in order to read them. I like your blogs and I think photos/illustrations are great. Keep on writing.