Let’s face it: All blog posts are not created equal and not all blog posts are worth reading. I can admit there are posts that I’m simply not that interested in reading and it doesn’t matter to me if the post was written by my favorite blogger…I will not click the “Read More” link.
Below are three types of blog posts that I almost always skip over.
Posts About Babies and Pets
I don’t mean to be mean and I don’t mean to offend those of you reading who have children or pets…but, I never read posts about either subject. This is likely due to the fact that I’ve never owned a pet and I’m not a mom. I just don’t care to read a post about the cool stunt your dog or cat did over the weekend or the new word your kid learned how to say last week.
Posts Profiling Other Bloggers
Given that Candice is on a mission to bring as many Brown Girl Bloggers to the forefront as she possibly can with the Blogger Spotlight series, this is one that I should probably keep to myself. But we’re family here and I can keep it real with y’all. And truthfully speaking, I personally prefer to come across blogs and bloggers organically as possible. So, I tend to skip over posts that profile other bloggers because they don’t hold my attention. The profiler usually asks the same series of questions (e.g. Why did you start blogging? or How do you stay organized?) and the blogger being profiled usually gives the same responses (e.g. I started blogging to inspire others to follow their passion. I stay organized by using an editorial calendar.). Next post please!
Posts Curated from Pinterest
I get it — sometimes you’re fresh out of ideas for blog posts and you think the smart thing to do is curate a blog post featuring all the fabulous and fly natural hairstyles (or shoes, or handbags, or recipes, etc.) you’ve recently spotted on Pinterest. But, here’s the thing: If I follow you on Pinterest, chances are I’ve already seen and possibly repinned most of these images myself so I don’t care to see them in a blog post. If you’re doing this for the sake of just having a new blog post up, you should probably skip posting for that day. Just a suggestion.
Your turn! What type of blog posts do you tend to skip over? We want to know so leave a comment below.