My Tiniest Blogging Pet Peeves + Life Update

Hey hey hey!

I think this post is long over-due. Me, being me, has a (sort of, in my head, and very easy to forget) list of pet peeves that just tick me off… and I thought it was only fitting that I included a list for blogging, of course!

First of all, this is one of the most random posts ever, so I thought I’d start it off with a life update since I haven’t been doing monthly wrap-ups since… SEPTEMBER OHMYGOSH I’M SO SUCKY *internal panic attack* :O and most of you don’t know what’s going on in my life lol.

Anyways, here we go!

Life Update:

Over the past couple of months, a LOT has been going on! Including activism, music, school (groans everywhere amirite?) and more. Let me just break it up a little!

Music:

I gave my first hour-long solo concert in November if any of you remember, but I also sang for half-an-hour in January too! I’m going to Cleveland in a few months for national competitions so good luck to me for that *crosses fingers*. I’ve also improved a bunch in violin and dance doesn’t suck as much as usual 😂

(just kidding Cleveland was canceled because of COVID-19 wahh)

School:

Well, what can I say? School’s getting busier by the day and as I type this up, I’m very very sick and missed two and a half days of school so I’m going to be behind as heck. We’re doing argumentative writing in English and I HATE in-class essays but we’re doing that :/

(just kidding no school for three weeks)

Also, I’m taking a class on Life Skills! This means we’re cooking every week and I’M VERY HYPED FOR THAT (as you can probably see).

Activism:

This is the main one lol. I’ve joined several organizations that include feminist activist organizations and climate activist ones too.

  1. theCramm- news outlet run by a teenage girl that ‘crams’ it into one easy read!
  2. NOW Young Fems- youth chapter of the largest feminist organization in the USA!
  3. Faces of Feminism- my amazing friend Vaish and I have taken over as the leaders of this amazing initiative!!
  4. Zero Hour- a youth climate activist organization and it’s soo amazing I love it!

Other:

Well, it IS the New Year!! (and decade but too many people have complained about me and my decade jokes so I’ll shut up) (btw I started this draft in January so ignore this BS)

I’m looking forward to another amazing year with all of you and y’all please don’t leave blogging!! Or if you do (cuz sometimes it happens 😖) tell me in case I miss your goodbye post. AND LEAVE A GOODBYE POST THANK YOU VERY MUCH. And let’s exchange numbers.

And then… coronavirus. Our city and area are in a partial lockdown and we don’t have school for three weeks. Everyone, please be safe!! I’m super bored though so hit me up and we can text!

In other news, I’m officially obsessed with zodiac signs and makeup tutorials that I have no use for! (Gemini here btw in case anyone else is obsessed hehe)

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the pressure that comes with ARCs

This refers to both the pressure to get them and the pressure to read them. I think we’ve all experienced this as book bloggers (don’t lie- I see right through it lol) because when you see people getting new, amazing books left and right, you also feel like you want an ARC. But once you get some, you start getting swamped with too many books to read and not enough time to read them. XD

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feeling like you have to post at a certain time

Since many other bloggers have posting schedules: AKA they post on Saturdays, or on Tuesdays and Fridays, many of us might feel like we need to have them too.

… Or is that just me? *yikes*

I used to have a sort-of schedule where I posted on Wednesdays and Sundays until it dissipated. I technically stuck to the schedule for over four months, but it ended up being me posting once every three weeks- but always on a Sunday or Wednesday lol. That’s not the point of a schedule so I just ditched it. 🙂

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the whole blogger vs wordpress fiasco

This is SO annoying because when I used to comment on my good friend Emma’s posts who changed to WP, thank god, and when I still comment on Ash’s posts, it’s so annoying to do that whole weird verification thingy and then I can’t read the follow-up comment unless I get notifications for ALL the comments (stupid?? VERY STUPID).

Someone needs to fix this! It’s just sad that people on Blogger have to go through this with WordPress all the time since most blogs ARE on WP.

time tags in wordpress URLs

I know it’s just a money thing, something else to get people to buy their own domain and premium plans, but I hate that I can’t just send some one my post and it’s super easy for them to type in the URL.

In a sort of different topic, am I the only one who actually types in URLs from my phone to laptop often because I’m too lazy to copy-paste and send it?

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scheduling posts

This is partly tied to the fact that I feel pressured to schedule posts (see above) but also that it’s not easier to actually schedule the posts! Also, I’ve heard Blogger doesn’t let you do that? Another reason WordPress is better 😉

All WP users have experienced the annoying event when your scheduled post doesn’t go up on time. It’s especially infuriating when it’s a blog tour post and you need to have it up on a certain time. That’s when the apologizing begins haha.

the ‘uncategorized’ category

Ok, this is frustrating beyond end. There’s a default category in WordPress which is ‘uncategorized’. If you forget to categorize it or something, it’ll fall into there, and I don’t know why but I hate it so much. 

Yeah, that’s it. It just makes me angry- anyone else feel the same way?

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yucky spam comments

Finally- the one thing everyone has experienced and laughed to and wrinkled their face to in disgust. I’m not really talking about the funny spam comments- you know, where they ask you if you want a back massage and ‘your post was fairly fine’ or something. I’m talking about the really nasty spam comments that most bloggers get!

I screenshotted one of my spam comments several months ago and sent it to El 😂 do you remember that? Because it had a ton of vulgar words and some… quite suggestive things in it. Good thing I don’t get a ton of those because that would be quite interesting.

I haven’t checked my spam comments in a while, but would you guys be interested in a ‘reacting to my spam comments’ post? I saw them going around a while ago and really enjoyed reading them, too.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Are you on WordPress or Blogger? Does the ‘uncategorized’ category bug you? Would you be interested in a ‘reacting to spam comments’ post? Has coronavirus infiltrated your country/state yet?

Have a wonderful day and stay safe!

 

41 thoughts on “My Tiniest Blogging Pet Peeves + Life Update

  1. YES uncategorized really bothered me but then I found a way to change my default category? Idk how I did but I did?? (but also it really bothers me that I can’t DELETE categories. UGh.) AND YES PLEASE DO A REACTING TO SPAM I really would wanna do one myself but the only ones I’ve gotten are “this post is great, click this link” or something which is DuMB because who would ever click the link??? (and I delete those because there’s no use in keeping them xD)
    OH MY GOSH I HATEDDDDD IT WHEN I DECIDED TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON BLOGSPOT I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT but luckily the only person I followed was also Emma so here we are xD
    aaHHH I’M SORRY YOUR COMPETITION WAS CANCELLED. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET IN TONS MORE PRACTICE AND MAYYYYBE YOU CAN GO ANOTHER TIME?
    I hope you have the March of your dreams!

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    1. Yeah I need to do that- oop. ?? how thoughh ?? OH YEAH I SHOULD HAVE ADDED THAT THAT IS SOO ANNOYING TOO.
      Aha I will! It seems like a lot of fun, too. Oh yes at the point when everyone was doing them I didn’t have any good spam comments lmao. (Yeah I delete most of them too)
      I HATE IT TOOOO lmao yeah I only followed Emma and Ash but thankfully Emma switched (kinda hoping Ash does too XD)
      THANK YOU BECK! I’M SORRY TOO (but i was also not prepared oop sooo) YES HOPEFULLY!
      You too!!

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  2. ah, the blogger vs wordpress fiasco. Why. Why must BlogSpot test me so. (Do you capitalize the S?? I just realized how little I truly know about BlogSpot.)

    Okay, I would love a post where you answer your spam comments. If you want to, of course.

    I’m sorry everything got cancelled! I hope you make it through the coronavirus epidemic safely!

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  3. It was great to see your update, even though it is a shame that coronavirus has changed everything, I hope you stay safe and don’t get too bored!! All those activism groups are so cool though, that’s amazing!!
    I get what you mean about arcs, I’ve never requested any but I do sometimes a bit of pressure to try them as I’m a book blogger and I can only imagine the pressure once you have them!!
    Yeah the schedule can definitely mean A LOT of pressure, I remember when I stuck to mine so much but then I let it go and I have a rough schedule but on occasion it is different and now I just let it go…. and it feels so much better!!
    Spam comments can be so weird to read, like some are SO bad and I would read a post of you reaction, that would be funny!! haha!!
    I loved reading this especially as I like talking about the things which bother you because it makes me feel less alone, haha!! ❤

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    1. Thank you! Yeah when I revisited the post and my updates were from January I was like… this is outdated, ok boomer 😂
      Yess, the pressure is REAL, my god.
      Now I’m just winging my schedule and trying not to disappear for months at a time 😭
      Haha yes! Some of them are *interesting* if you catch my drift XD.
      Thank youu! And yes that makes total sense!

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  4. ahhh, i’m so happy for you and all the awesome stuff you’ve done with music, it’s so sad that the virus has made a lot of changes to that. 😦 but still, the fact that you were going for a national competition is AMAZING like girl you have serious talent 🥰 and all of the organizations you’ve joined sound so cool! i love how you’re spreading positivity through them 😉 it’s basically the same for me regarding coronavirus, our school is closed for a minimum of 3 weeks and the city is on partial lockdown. ☹️ (Leo here lol)

    your blogging pet peeves are honestly so relatable, idk why i started with Blogger, but i really regret it! WP has much better features, and the commenting system on Blogger is trash! XD but thankfully you can schedule posts on blogger (so thankfully i don’t have to wake up at 6 am on Saturdays to publish my posts) also i know i already told you this but i am planning on moving to WP *cheers* in a few months thankfully!! and yup spam comments can be SO annoying… i would love to see a reaction post to spam comments from you, that would be so cool! 😀

    it was so fun to catch up with you and read this post (sorry my comment was sooo rambly), stay safe!! ❤ xx

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    1. thank you so much sjsjsj you’re WAY too sweet and ACK THANK YOU 😳🥰. yess the organizations I’ve joined are literally so cool and they’re making the world a much better place!! it makes me feel important XD. yes the county ordered a minimum of three weeks closed but I’m pretty sure it’s going to go until at least mid-April, even May… 😦 the situation is just worsening tbh. (haha gemini ftw!)
      thank you! haha yes Blogger is kind of (very) annoying but I love how you made your blog look beautiful and minimalist even with a more backwards interface! have I ever told you how much I love your design *heart eyes*. OMG YES I JUST REMEMBERED THAT! I should have totally added that to my list but then it would have just become a post bashing Blogger 😂. And yes, I’m really looking forward to that XD and you can come to me with any questions!! I just wasn’t sure if you had publicized it yet so I didn’t want to mention it in my post. okay thank you for letting me know! I’ll keep that in mind! 🙂
      omg me toooo 🙂 I loved reading this comment don’t even kid me XD! stay safe too!! ❤

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      1. awwww 🥰🥰🥰 and yes, i love that for you! yeah… i agree 😦
        (very very annoying XDDD) awww, thank you so much, that’s SO sweet of you girl ahhhhh i’m gonna cry!! 😭😭 you’re so right about Blogger lol, and thanks so much for keeping that a secret for me, that’s so kind of you!!! 😀
        thank you!! ❤ ❤

        (also, i commented on your most recent post earlier today, just wondering if it went through because my computer is acting up 🙄)

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      2. awwww 🥰🥰🥰 and yes, i love that for you! yeah… i agree 😦
        (very very annoying XDDD) awww, thank you so much, that’s SO sweet of you girl ahhhhh i’m gonna cry!! 😭😭 you’re so right about Blogger lol, and thanks so much for keeping that a secret for me, that’s so kind of you!!! 😀
        thank you!! ❤ ❤

        (also, i commented on your most recent post earlier today, just wondering if it went through because my computer is acting up 🙄… and this may be a duplicate comment because i tried posting it twice and i don't know it it worked! don't you just lOvE technology sometimes ughh)

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      3. awwww 🥰🥰🥰 and yes, i love that for you! yeah… i agree 😦

        (very very annoying XDDD) awww, thank you so much, that’s SO sweet of you girl ahhhhh i’m gonna cry!! 😭😭 you’re so right about Blogger lol, and thanks so much for keeping that a secret for me, that’s so kind of you!!! 😀 thank you!! ❤ ❤

        (also, i commented on your most recent post earlier today, just wondering if it went through because my computer is acting up 🙄… and this may be a duplicate comment because i tried posting it twice and i don't know it it worked! don't you just lOvE technology sometimes ughh)

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  5. Oh, wow, congratulations on performing at a concert, what a massive achievement!

    I figured out that if your post hasn’t gone live yet, you have to actually visit your own website for the post to upload & you can’t be logged into your account. But that’s just for me, so I don’t know if this is the case for other bloggers.

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    1. Thank you SO much, Sophia!!
      Ohhh that’s so weird! I’ve never known that and it seems so awfully hidden?? Like why would WP do it like that XD. But thank you for letting me know!! And thanks for commenting!

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    1. lmao ikr?! I always start drafts and only post them monthsss later smh 😂 I’m glad I’m not the only one! aw thanks! these are actually all online because I’m too busy to go anywhere in person so they are all available to join and I’d love to connect you with any of my contacts!

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            1. Ok, cool! Do you have an Instagram? If so go search up @facesofeminism and if not, go to facesofeminism.org. There’s also @nowyoungfems or youngfeministsnow.com. I’m a co-leader of both of them and we would love to have you!

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                  1. ok so I got hopelessly lost idk how- I went to the facesofeminism website but couldn’t find a magic join button so didn’t know what to do ahh, youngfeministsnow.com had a magic join button on the page but the url didn’t work? (also it said USA org so I’m not sure if I’m even eligible cause I live in India?)

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  6. Ahhhh don’t know how I missed this 😖But thanks for telling me about it!
    OH MY WORD. I could honestly rant about how stupid the whole blogger/Wordpress thing is, it annoys me so much! My friend, who blogs and inspired me to start blogging has a Blogger blog and it’s HIGHKEY annoying to comment on her blog! And for some reason she can’t comment on mine?! I think i fixed it so she could but idkkk. It’s annoying though! Man, that sucks that Cleveland (and school?!?) got canceled!? Are you enjoying hoeing no school? I’m homeschooled so just hanging out over here… still working but 3 weeks without school is a while and I feel like I would get bored? But it’s nice to have some time to chill! Anywho, imma wrap up this lonnnggggg comment but I loved this post and I relate to soooo many of your blogging pet-peeves 🙂💕

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    1. Also YES PLEASE do a reacting to spam comments, I would love to have a laugh 😂 I don’t get any funny spam comments, they’re all like “click this post, and help my blog grow, have you seen this amazing article?” Ick. But yes, I’d love a post about ur spam comments 😉

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    2. Aha, no problem!! Thank you for commenting!!
      I KNOW RIGHT. It’s very annoying and just now my friend who is on Blogger tried commenting on one of my posts FIVE TIMES and it went to spam each time!! I just checked my spam for a possible post and found all of them sitting in there smh 😂🙄. Commenting on Blogger blogs (that sounds funny haha) is very frustrating! I’m glad that only one of my friends is still on Blogger thankfully lol.
      Yeah, it really does suck 😦 I don’t have school until May, I’m quarantined at home, and everything (EVERYTHING) is canceled 😦 Haha yeah homeschoolers are much better prepared than us! I’m doing some online stuff though, so hopefully I’m not far behind! It is nice to chill though, I’m not going to lie 😉
      Thank you sooo much for the long comment, they’re the best!! ❤

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      1. You’re welcome!
        Ack it’s so annoying! Haha I agree, everyone just needs to switch to WordPress or something 🤷🏼‍♀️😂
        Ack I’m so down with the corona virus crap… my softball season got canceled, my co-op for school is canceled, and we got put on quarantine yesterday 😦 Ahhh that’s good u still have online stuff so you don’t have to make up the 2 months! Yeah I’m enjoying being able to chill 🙂
        Ahaha no problem, I agree! 💕💕

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  7. Aditiii i’m so sorry I haven’t been active on your blog lately:( I took a short break BUT I”M BACK NOW!!! Oo it’s so amazing you joined those activism organizations! Can you tell me how to join? And urrgghh spam comments. They absolutely suck and yeah same, I haven’t check mine in ages:) Have an awesome day as awesome as your blog ( which is very awesome!)
    Anna xx

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    1. Hi Anna!! No problem at all- I’ve been MIA and haven’t blog hopped at all so I should be the one apologizing 😭 yesss go to thisiszerohour.org and there should be a pop-up asking you to apply! With Sunrise if you go to sunrisemovement.org you should find more info on how to join/start a local hub. (thank you sooo mcuhhh)

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