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  1. Things that put me off of reading blog posts are very subtle things. You’re right, posts filled with affiliates and nothing but advertisements are definitely a turn off. I don’t mind if these types of things are present, but the post should have some substantial content. I should enjoy what I’m reading. If it’s just about a product, then I’m probably not going to read it. It’s one of the major reasons why I don’t read a lot of fashion posts. There are very few bloggers out there who blog fashion tastefully- they will include good photographs and have substantial content, whether it’s discussing current events or something personal- anything besides just talking about fashion and make up.
    I don’t even know where I was going with this comment xD
    the lunar descent

    • Haha, that’s how I write most of my posts! I completely get that actually. A lot of my reviews used to be purely about the product, but they were at least lengthy and honest. Now I try to mix it in with a subject that means something. I think that’s what you meant? πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment! x

  2. I constantly think about this. I write what I like obviously (and I have two blogs so hopefully people will find something for themselves), but I also want people to read it and like it. Things that put me off the most are when you’re reading a post and it’s so freaking obvious that it’s just an ad. There’s no honest opinion or recommendation, but just pure ad. Also, all white photos where I don’t even see what’s in the photo, posts that are like 4 pages long,… these are all personal preferences, of course, but some people take it to a whole new level and it’s too much for me πŸ˜€ Also (I just added this right before posting a comment) when people put a clickbait title or when they write ‘review’ and it’s just photos of an eyeshadow palette and names of the shades. that’s not a ‘review’.

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

    • The review thing is frustrating, I actually want a review! That;’s exactly it, we write for ourselves, but obviously it’s good if people like it. I guess its hard to combine the two for some x

  3. I completely agree with this post! Bloggers who show their authentic self are the ones I usually find myself coming back to πŸ™‚

    • Absolutely the same, I will always want to go back and check those types, whereas some blogs I used to love I’ve gone off reading x

  4. Yes to all of these points, particularly when they crowbar in an ad which has little to do with their actual content. Also, the commenting thing – even if it’s just a simple thanks to acknowledge that my comment has been read – this is much better than ignoring me completely x

    • Ah yes! The classic….and by the way you should get insurance with (insert ad). haha! I hate that people will just ignore those reading their content and look up to those that probably don’t care about it!

  5. Honestly, the thing that puts me off is bad spelling and grammar. I can let a few typos go by, but it somebody isn’t even trying then it just hurts my eyes. I don’t really mind an ad so much, as long as it’s relevant to the blog and there is an attempt to give some useful content to the reader. But it has to be disclosed – undisclosed ads and links are so obvious and a real turn off.

    • Yes, that too! Although now I want to go back and proofread this. If people want to write, then I feel like it’s good to practise it and do it well. I don’t mind ads, but as you say they have to be relevant. I find some people pushing ad after ad and I get nothing from reading the actual post.

  6. Haha, I’m sooo the person that gets up at 1 pm and then watches Disney movies and is waaayyy too busy for social media and blogging. πŸ˜€ But sometimes, you really need it after a hard week. (No, I did not take offense in any way and I totally get it.) I think for me, the lack of motivation often comes from the fact that my job is similar to my hobby. I get bored sooo easily. I’m sure I will never truly get bored of writing, but when I wrote a lot for work or done all the other annoying things that come with the job (Queen of complaining, although I have gotten better), I just don’t feel like more writing. And lately, I’ve been sooo not interested in like texting and stuff. I feel terrible for not replying, but sometimes…. I definitely should get better at replying. I feel really bad about it, but I’m often just too lazy and just wanna chill and do nothing.

    And T, man, you’re just being such a B**ch! πŸ˜€ Love you!!!

    xx Hailey – http://www.haileyjaderyan.com // http://www.instagram.com/haileyjaderyan

    • Hahaha! I love you! I totally feel that, my work is similar too and it becomes one big circle of writing and marketing and I too am lazy! Your blog is certainly never boring though! Haha, I had to go back and re-read my post to find out about the Disney bit! This is all about you! No, time out is definitely needed, I just don’t like some people’s marketing techniques I don’t think. Where they do one post and am like ‘working so hard to make money from my blog’ – liars! At least we’re honest πŸ™‚ xx

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