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Lazy Bloggers – you heard me!

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This probably isn’t the best platform to have a rant about this on. But, at the same time, I bet there are plenty of fellow bloggers who agree.

My posts may not be perfect, and I might just write a load of rubbish (I mean, I think it’s all brilliant, but whatever), but I can guarantee that care and time went into each and every post on here. I research a topic before discussing it, I browse websites for hours before carefully picking outfit ideas, I spend time taking and editing pictures. I then write my post before checking it over a few times and making sure everything is correct.

I’m sure a lot of you reading this can relate and even add to this. Each post really can take ages to plan and write properly. Most bloggers know this. So it can be really frustrating when your carefully crafted post is ignored in favour of a quick easy post that requires no effort.

You know the ones I mean. The posts where one one product is pulled from a website with its photo and has a link next to it with a few words such as ‘Nice stripey top for summer days’. It may well be a nice top, and people may well click that link. But wouldn’t it be nice if instead of just reaping the rewards of sharing the top, the blogger showed us what it was like on, or what they liked about it. Oh no wait, that would mean spending time and money rather than making it off you. Most of the time, the blogger will have no intention of  owning that item. They likely don’t care what it is they’ve shared as long as it hits the quota for the day.

Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to own everything you talk about and don’t need loads of detail for each and every item you post, but when that’s all you post, you’re hardly creating content.

Other lazy blogger habits that bug me and possibly others:

1. Posting a picture of loads of cool items in one big gallery, but with NO DETAILS!

What the hell? I’ve come to your blog, I’ve seen your lazy picture post and for once I’m interested. Yet there’s nowhere to go! You were just showing off some products you’ve seen somewhere. No details, no links, yet it’s pretty cool stuff so you gained a bunch of likes anyway. And that’s all that matters when you need a hit count for your PR posts.

These people basically just google imaged ‘monochrome accessories’ or something similar and saved the pictures. Then posted them. Great! Some inspiration posts are cool, but if that’s all you post, it’s frustrating.

For example:

I spent ages putting together this Orange is the New Black post: http://teaisfortina.co.uk/2015/06/25/is-orange-really-the-new-black-how-to-wear-orange/

It wasn’t seen, and that’s okay. It’s far from a perfect post and the layout was restricting me a fair bit. But when I realise I could have just posted a picture like this and have loads of people enjoy my content, it is a little disheartening:

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2. Ignoring followers and comments.

I realise that when you get to thousands of followers, it might be difficult to keep track of comments and the like. But if you care about your followers, you will surely try. Especially if you only just wrote the post, are clearly online, and you only have one comment on your post.
If you only have a couple of hundred followers, get a  grip and lose that self importance! The amount of times I see comments ignored or shunned is really sad.

Taylor Swift manages, you can too!

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3. A series of quotes.

Ooh an email about a new post! *opens*

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How original! I’ve never seen one of these before.

I have followed some people as they had one good post a while ago and I was looking forward to seeing what else they wrote. Turns out they just copy and paste a motivational or inspiring quote with a background of something majestic like a sunset. Every. Single. Day!

At least make it yourself!

I’m not sure, but I think I might have just written a guide on how to be a lazy blogger! Do you agree  with this post or find it too harsh?

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7 Comments

  • Reply Linda

    Lol I think you just did write up a guide to being a lazy blogger! No but I totally understand where you’re coming from. Sometimes it takes me hours or a few days to plan, write, and then edit. Maybe b/c I’m a perfectionist too haha. It does get frustrating when I see bloggers just cut and paste and call it a day. Like put some thought into what you’re writing about!

    18 January 2016 at 20:57
    • Reply Tea Is For Tina

      Hehe, oops!
      Exactly, I love blogs because I see another persons perspective or learn about new products, etc. I don’t read them just to see a link each day.
      I’m glad somebody got it!

      18 January 2016 at 21:00
  • Reply rosyblush

    Yeees girl I can relate to this post so much! Sometimes I’ll spend weeks (I know, I’m crazy) trying to perfectly capture what it is I’m trying to say on my blog. And then I’ll see a post with 50+ likes/comments, where the person has written a single sentence, accompanied by some fun photos from pinterest. Super frustrating!

    19 January 2016 at 00:26
    • Reply Tea Is For Tina

      You so get it! You also summed up the whole post in this comment haha! X

      19 January 2016 at 00:55
      • Reply rosyblush

        LOL. I’m just glad there are others who feel the same way I do!!

        19 January 2016 at 00:59
        • Reply Tea Is For Tina

          Me too! It’s always a risk mugging off bloggers on a blog! But maybe if they see this and they do it, they’ll realise? Haha.

          19 January 2016 at 01:02
  • Reply Alessia

    And there was me thinking I’m a lazy blogger for using stock photos just because I link the photo to the topic and I don’t do stereotypical blogger topics so it’s too much effort. WHY do these people even exist?

    23 May 2017 at 05:41
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