The Monday Peeve 4

The Monday Peeve

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the #TMP tag, and link back to me (or not ~ I dgaf), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen! I have feelings!

Here we go then with today’s…

Recently I unfollowed some bloggers, but it’s not because they said anything offensive. Some of them I actually like. But I want to be fair, and if a few people are posting like mad while others stick to (what I consider) a more reasonable schedule, then the mad posters dominate my feed. I’m not about to change my habits and receive posts by email to make sure I don’t miss my “faves.” Why not? Because I don’t want to.

To give you an example of what I’m talking about, I just went through and counted the posts that a certain blogger made in a 24-hour period. The total was 50. FIFTY! That is not a reasonable number to me. Most of these were reposts with hundreds of likes already. Why is it necessary to grab more? I don’t know. Probably ad revenue.

Not my problem. I make no money from my blog. This is for fun, and I have no interest in helping people make money from their posts. Get a real job. Write a book. Whatever. But don’t spam me. I am finding myself increasingly peeved about reposts. I don’t mean hey here’s a funny post from 3 years ago you might want to check out… no, I’m talking about the spam type of repost. When I see I’ve already liked a post, and recall reading it recently, I have to wonder why it’s floating through again except to annoy me. Don’t be a feed hog! Let posts from other bloggers have a chance to be seen!

Bottom line: Don’t make my blog reading experience inconvenient for me. If you do, you risk the unfollow click.


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41 responses to “The Monday Peeve 4

  1. Was I one of them? I have a max number of 6-7 posts a day. Usually 4!

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  2. 50 posts in 24 hours goes beyond spammy and into harassment territory. That kind of thing might work on Twitter, but on WordPress it just comes off as contrived.

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  3. I unfollowed several for that reason some time ago, though not as many as 50 in 24 hours! I know I waffle a bit and put out around 8, maybe 10 on a good day. It’s going to go a little quiet over the next week or so though, but I’ve scheduled my 3TCs and Fibbing Friday in readiness as I know readers are enjoying those.
    As an aside, I’m having a lot of fun with the 3TC and glad I decided to take over from you. Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

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  4. Ah, Paula! That’s my pet peeve too! Some bloggers post just two or three times a week and their posts remain buried in these reposts.

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  5. BONW (Beginning of New Week) – 1st post read – total agreement – 50 posts / re-blogs = way too many in one day. I’d unfollow those persons, too.

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  6. You know what I hate, I have this one guy who is sort of like a stalker, but not really. What he does is like all my comments and everyone else’s comments and he never says anything. Why does he do that? It is annoying.

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  7. 50??
    In a day?
    Sugary shitty lumps, that’s a lot of posts …. tha’s a lot of reposts?
    I reblog, or rather l used to but even in my hey day l was never at that number… l have just started the no reblog policy today apart from a piece of vaulted poetry, l am debating reblogging the It’s A Beautiful Day! Dail Greeting post to a later market audience, but probably not – but 50?

    Blimey Charlie, that’s a lot!

    My Monday peeve is aimed at WordPress themselves and it’s about Postdating.

    I am working my new 6 only strategy in today which means that l have postdated requirements, l was out today for Suze’s birthday and my Postdated 12.55 did not get published?? I had to publish it manually when l got back from being our. I did that at 3.15 and that is NOT acceptable.

    Most times WP PD works fine, but sometimes l have to hit publish schedule 7 times for the post to understand it’s actually on a PD schedule.

    I become quite peeeeeeeeeeeeved with this!!!

    OY WP If l select post date 12.55, l wan’t it to bloody publish at 12.55 not for me to come back from being out and hit manual publish at 3.15pm – grrr!

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    • Ikr? I couldn’t believe it when I counted, but that was the tally. Now, that blogger didn’t post daily, but even so it’s unacceptable to hog my newsfeed that way. Schedule them out for 5 days, 10 per, or whatever, but ugh. As I said, most already were starred with my “like,” meaning I’d already seen them and they were reposts. To me, this is just lazy blogging, inconsiderate of the reader.

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  8. Yes l have to agree, are they are new to blogging blogger?

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  10. I’ve got to agree with you. I don’t get why certain bloggers re-post the content over and over again. I read one blogger post 6 times in just this past week. REALLY?
    I can see once, and/or twice… But after that, come on, please.

    I’ll be adding in my two cents quite soon. LOL!

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  12. 50!! That is just not right. This person needs to get a life! A REAL life.

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  13. 👍

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  14. Oh, no! You got me worried!
    The last week of the month I follow more than usual. 8 posts in 5 days. But it’s a part of my schedule. I think I’m reasonable all the other days of the month….

    But FIFTY? In a DAY? Lord, have mercy.

    I do what you do, too. I cannot take the spam.

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  15. And I just wanted to add that I hate reposts that aren’t marked as such. I acknowledge reposts when you’re away, or for Throwback Thursday. But to do so for no good reason and not mention it?

    If I follow that person for a while, chances are that I will notice that I’ve read it before (it happened more than once) and so I will scroll down to… see my comment from months ago. Or if not, I will write: “Could have sworn I read this before” and will hear that yes, it is a repost (only without comments and likes).

    If it’s a new person and I see comments from 2 years ago, I simply leave. The madness of turning hundreds of likes and comments into thousands is insane. I actually don’t know how to do it. I think you have to have an advanced account and specific tools. I talked about this with the “Happiness Engineers” back in the day. Supposedly you cannot repost old content with old time stamp today. (Unless you do a reblog) Supposedly it’s really bad for your blog, because it leaves an old link that is no longer available and creates a duplicate. I showed them proof of people doing it all, and they really didn’t have an answer. I asked that person who was doing it, but they never responded.

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    • I’m not sure either, due to that broken link issue you mention. I think people just do it and don’t worry about the link backs. They’d rather rack up the likes and comments on one post, rather than reblog it, which creates a fresh post.

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  16. But how do I know if you’ve unfollowed me. Now I’m worried 😧

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  17. Don’t laugh at my pain please. 😅

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  18. Folks who blog to excess on a weekly or even daily basis are like mosquitoes in a nudist camp. We all know they are out there. They are noisy annoyances. They have nothing of any value to relate to anyone. Would I be overly presumptuous to label them as self serving egotists?

    I guess many of these overly zealous individuals consider themselves to be verbal catalysts whose daily presence on a blog site will mentally stimulate other bloggers creative juices.

    I do agree with you Paula. Reading all this tripe from the overly presumptuous is a distraction and an imposition on everyone’s time and patience.

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  19. Very welcome Paula. 🙂

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