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Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Posts I May Skip

When I read the blogs in my reader, there are some posts that I click past faster than others. Here are some types of posts I may skip:

Link Parties. If I have nothing to share, I will probably skip over link party posts. As far as features from link parties, I may glance at them, but it very much annoys me when in order to link up once, I followed 4-6 hosts, who now post the exact same content twice a week – not just the link party itself, but the features from the link party. I wouldn’t skip these posts if the hosts came up with their own features!

Recipes. Apart from the fact that I don’t really like to bake or cook, I have certain dietary issues that make many recipes not applicable for me to make. So I tend to skip over most recipes I come across.

Silhouette Projects. Don’t have one, can’t read them.

Product Reviews. If I know I’ll never use or need the product, I don’t read the reviews.

Preaching. I especially will skip over preachy religious posts.

Sponsored Posts. I don’t skip all of them, but if there was a campaign I applied for and I wasn’t accepted to take part, I might skip reading a post from that campaign.

Baby Bump Updates. Is it just me or are there a ton of these popping up? I feel like every other post is a bump update! I don’t skip them all, but if they are very early in the pregnancy and just about the same very week, I just glance at them.

Holiday D├ęcor. I don’t celebrate Halloween or Christmas. Sometimes I glance at the craft ideas to see if there is anything I can use, but mostly I skip them.

Workout Wrap Ups. You ran 50 miles this week? Good for you. I will read race recaps and even stories about running, but I just can’t read the posts where all it says is each day’s mileage. I’m too jealous.

What type of posts do you skip over?


Now let me introduce you to someone whose posts I never skip:

Tamar
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Tamar is an awesome girl who climbs rock walls and trees and when she posts recipes I know I can eat them because she is a vegan. She teaches third grade and I love to hear the things she does with her class. Plus, she is Jewish and like me, she shares about the holidays we celebrate. Also like me, she is from New Jersey! She hosts a link up called 52 Weeks where every week you can share photos from the past week.

This month I asked my sponsors 3 travel related questions. Tamar says:

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? New Zealand and Australia.

Where have you previously traveled that you loved and would return to? Israel and England. I haven't been to Israel since I was in high school and it's time to go back as an adult and England is just amazing and I want to go back!

Do you have any upcoming travel plans? I am hoping to travel to see family for Thanksgiving, but 100% spending 10 days in Oregon in December with my nephews!!

Go visit Tamar and tell her I sent you!

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40 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Dara, trust I read so much daily, but like you I may skip over a some posts and for some of the same reasons you listed here. I might glance at it, but something sometimes has to give as to what I can actually read and comment on. Just the nature of the beast with this I suppose.

Dara said...

my question to you is how are you always everyone's first comment?

Janine Huldie said...

In the morning and evenings, when the kids are sleeping I am, but during the day not always. Just try to take advantage of the quiet moments as best as I can :)

AnotherCleanSlate said...

I tend to skip all of these as well. I suppose an exception would be a bump update from someone who I am close to or a recipe if the pictures look good!

Shaindy said...

I love that you admitted the types of posts you skip over! I agree with most of them and like you, skip over a lot of the recipes. I think I purposely don't read blogs about people exercising... they just make me feel fat and jealous that I don't have the time for it ;)

Dara said...

oops I should have said I read the bump updates written by close friends!

Dara said...

haha, same here. I mean I do exercise somewhat, I'm just a very slow runner and I don't enjoy it, so those posts make me sad!

April @ 100lbcountdown said...

Fashion! I don't like to shop and I'm sure I don't look as good in the clothing as they do.

Recipes normally, but for some reason this pregnancy seems to want all things food related, so been checking them all out.

I normally post fitness and baby updates at the end of other posts because I find them not that interesting to read, but I thought people liked reading them, hence the increase in posting them.

Dara said...

I guess it all depends how they are written!

tamarsb said...

I do not read fashion posts and I hear you on the food ones and random link-ups! Thanks for the spot-light! Tomorrow's post is a recipe, but vegan (-:

Dara said...

was I correct that you are a vegan?

Lindsay @ youaretheroots.com said...

I don't read fashion posts. I have no fashion sense! Argh. Haha.

tamarsb said...

I eat fish and eggs. I am allergic to milk and have never had meat! I eat kosher with-in those parameters (-:

Holly Higgins said...

Hahaha. I skip pretty much the same posts unless I really like the blogger. I also skip craft posts a lot of the time because I am so not crafty.

Rachel Murphree said...

The weekend recap posts kill me. Okay, so you went and got mexican food on Friday night and watched movies on Saturday afternoon. So did everyone else. If you did something cool over the weekend, make a feature about that activity to make me want to do it, but talking about how you went to a restaurant in your small town and then it rained Sunday just puts me to sleep!
Anyway, that was kind of bitchy about me. I am guilty of some of the posts you mention, so there's that. I try to post recipes that are beneficial to different dietary restrictions though-- mostly sugar free and/or low carb/gluten free. :)

Dara said...

I've actually gained a fashion sense from certain fashion posts!

Dara said...

yes I should have said i read all the posts by my friend bloggers!

Dara said...

don't feel guilty! there are definitely posts that appeal to some people more than others. I should mention that my dietary issues are that I don't eat pork and I don't mix dairy and meat, rather than healthy inspired! and I totally get what you're saying about weekend recaps!

Leslie said...

I won't lie....I skip a lot of posts. Wordless wednesday are ones I skip all the time. Fashion posts aren't really my thing either. I will say a good title and picture will make me click on any type of post.

Kimberley Tobin said...

I skip link part posts because usually it's the for the same link party, just with all of the hosts and co-hosts. So if I linked up for it on one blog, and one of the rules was to follow all of the hosts, it's all the same post anyway! I skip the overly religious ones too. I'm not against religion or anything, I actually love learning about the different religious practices of other people. I'm just not into reading in depth into bible verses and whatnot.

Tamara Bowman said...

Thought-provoking! And I don't blame you. Those blog readers fill up fast and we can't get to everything. I actually am a little petty with mine. I will thoroughly read and comment on posts by bloggers I have a connection with. Maybe not 100% or if they're totally irrelevant to my life, but mostly I will. I'll skip over people who don't make a connection back with me when I reach out. Petty, right? Or maybe I'm just too busy. Anyway, I can totally get why you would. And I do mostly skip link parties, even though I do one. We like to think we're a bit different because we still write posts from the heart, but then we'll finish with, "Oh yeah - join if you can!" That's just me, though. I like this honest take!

Dara said...

exactly what I mean about the link parties! and the religious posts. because I do post religious things too!

Dara said...

wordless wednesdays are pretty easy to read if it's just one picture!

Dara said...

I like your link party. and I read all of your posts too!

Sara said...

I agree Janine amazes me with her commenting skills! I tend to skip over lots of fashion posts and wedding posts. I enjoy reading a wedding recap but weekly wedding posts drive me nuts

Janine Huldie said...

Thanks Sara, but I love you girls and really totally my pleasure to read and comment!!! :)

Leslie said...

They are but I can see the picture in my reader lol :)

Dara said...

true. I don't read in a browser but rather using the nav bar thingy, so I hit each post, I just may not read it fully!

Dara said...

I don't see too many weekly wedding posts, but I don't know that I'd be interested if I did!

Rowdy Fairy said...

I agree with all of these! I prefer honest, down to earth posts :-)
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Dara said...

me too. :)

Elisabeth H said...

Yep, pretty much all of what you've said, but I do look at recipes if it sounds like something I would make and the pictures look good. Those engagement, wedding, or baby bumps, I usually pop in and say congratulations one the first post and then when the actual date (i.e. wedding or baby arrival) comes. Too much for this single girl. lol I also skip political rants.

Dara said...

I will read the baby bumps if I'm close with the person posting them! lol.

Melissa Lea-Wood said...

Hmm I used to skip over furniture updates but I'm really into it,most food stuff unless its fantastic decorated things but my big one is those deeply personal posts where people share things like marriage problems or things that happened to them in the past for two reasons, it make me uncomfortable and I don't always agree with them so why comment. Other times I'm just do busy I get overwhelmed and mark everything as read because it stresses me out. Although I do always try to leave a comment on a blog where they have visited me, even if I have to go through a few posts to find something I genuinely wish to comment on. Eg Skip the food posts and comment in a cute kid picture or a craft.

Melissa Lea-Wood said...

Oh and my link party is no rules because I hate following 40 million blogs to link ;)

Dara said...

I like your link party, I think it's fun. and that is interesting that you don't like personal posts very much!

Ronni said...

I skip pretty much the same as you. I also don't read most crafty posts because I'm never going to make that stuff. I don't mind baby bump posts or wedding/engagement posts, but I don't like it when the entire blog is focused on that stuff. It's like, you've many layers--let your blog show that.

Dara said...

I agree!

Hannah @Supermommy!...Or Not said...

Pretty much the same ones that you skip although I read the baby bump posts and the preachy religious ones :) I debated doing baby bump posts for this pregnancy, but decided to do them because my blog is kind of my family journal and I want a record of this stuff.

Dara said...

to be honest if I was pregnant I probably would read (and write!) baby bump ones! and I do read them when the person gets closer to being due.