How to annoy me on-line

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Something we often forget is that we are all different, even on-line. There are tools that some people think are absolutely wonderful and think bring them success. Maybe they do! But a lot of those things others think are really annoying. I thought I would share some of those things that annoy me.

  • Tweeting links to the same blog posts over and over again. My limit is two tweets of my link on one day, and maybe one the following day. Then I might only refer to that link in another post if relevant. Then again I haven’t 40,000 followers so I may be the one who is wrong.
  • Pop-ups attempting to get me to sign up to blog posts and newsletters, even on sites where I am already signed up. These pop-ups are intrusive and if I am not already signed up then I won’t be and may not visit the blog again. I don’t mean to offend and they may work. I just don’t like them.
  • Selling in blogs. I want to be entertained and learn from someone’s expertise.
  • Selling in blog comments. Same as above.
  • Sending me sales emails every two minutes.
  • Signing me up to newsletters because I was persuaded to part with a business card.
  • Someone saying they are my friend on Facebook or LinkedIn when I have never heard of them. You might be my friend if you have made a non-spam comment on my blog of course. You can be my friend if you send me a nice note. But strictly no blagging.

What sort of thing annoys you? Apart, that is, from smug opinionated bloggers like me? 🙂

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2 Responses to How to annoy me on-line

  1. Lesleywriter says:

    I agree with some things and not others! I do have a pop-up on my site to get people to sign up for free reports, it should not pop-up if you visit the site again within 3 days, but it has made a huge difference to my sign ups.

    I tweet my blog link out once on the day I post it, do retweet blog links randomly from time to time and always attach a relevant blog post link to the tips I post so people can read more if they wish.

    I don’t accept friends on Facebook unless they are friends – I send them to the business page and ask them to join the community there.

    I can understand your frustrations – some people really don’t get social media!

  2. Jon Stow says:

    As I said, we are all different, Lesley. We have different likes and dislikes and different styles.

    As I said in my previous post, I wonder if some forget that social media activity involves real people. As long as we remember that, we can do what works for us, and you have found your preferred way.

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