Let’s face it. Most people blog, they want people to read it. Hence, they promote it. But honestly, there are several ways of blog promoting that I really really dislike. It’s not like I have anything against people who want more people to read their blogs as I’m one of them as well.
However, there are several type of promoting that I absolutely dislike. This is entirely my own opinion as it may varies among different types of people.
1. Blog Walking
The one and only thing I hate about having a Chat Box in my blog is having those shameless attention seeker who just drop by and say “Drop By”. I used to have it in my previous blog but I removed it as so many people are spamming it with “Blogwalking” comments.
It’s very insincere to me as the person didn’t even read a little bit of my post. As I removed the chat box, some even dropped such comment on my post. What the hell is that? I wonder if they do even know the purpose of the comment section. If you do not like what I wrote, did not read it or have no interest in it at all, I rather you just leave without leaving any footprints.
2. Exchanging Links Is Like Tango
I love to exchange links as I am able to expand my network and also able to keep track of several blogs at the same time. However, I encountered some bloggers who just dropped by my blog and leave this comment in the Chat Box.
“Dropping by. Pls visit and link my blog here. Thank you”
Ok, so who do the hell you think you are? David Beckham? Michael Jordan? Mahatma Gandhi? Or Kenny Sia? This is just plain rude to me. I really am surprised that there are bloggers who are so full of themselves. They thought they are such good bloggers and everyone in the world should follow them. I don’t know about you guys but I definitely would not link someone who do not even read my post or link my blog and just ask me to link coz they ask? Pffffttt…
3. Social Networks Are Too Sociable.
Share your blog on Facebook and Twitter! That’s the best way to increase your traffic! I do that, almost everyone does that. Nothing wrong right? EXCEPT when you start tagging people to your blog. If I’m mentioned in that post, I welcome the tag. If you are really really good friend of mine, I am still ok and I wouldn’t even bothered much with that.
BUT when I know absolutely NOTHING about you and vise versa, it is very irritating. The worst is IF the person doesn’t even follow me on twitter or friends in Facebook. It shows nothing but you are an attention seeking whore yourself.
If we randomly chats on Twitter or Facebook, I think it is still acceptable as long as it is not frequent. But if you are a total stranger to me, I would feel like taking the keyboard and shove it down your throat. (Hey, I’m being nice here!!)
I had someone who is a total stranger to me, who tagged me in a twitter link to his blog. What makes it worse? That tweet was a reply to a tweet that my friend tagged me earlier whom that stranger is friends with as well. And that BLOODY topic is not even related at all! How low can you go to promote your blog? How shameless can you be? If a total stranger interrupts a conversation between me and my friends with unrelated matter about him/herself, I would whip some verbal lashing until his/her ears bleeds 6 litres of blood!
I honestly do not know how many inches thick is his face la until when someone said he spam their twitter mention, he still can say “Just want to share with you all what I _____“. LIKE I BLOODY CARES WHAT YOU DID! Whatever you eat, do, play or shit, if you are a stranger to me, I would care more for those hungry stray cats nearby my house’s longkang than your attention seeking fetish. In fact, if that’s the last thing I can do on Earth, I wouldn’t even do it!
So instead of what’s the best way to promote your blog, WHAT’ TYPE OF BLOG PROMOTING IRRITATES YOU? Leave a comment and share with me so we can have a laugh about it.