Although we have our group of running bloggers that we connect with on a daily (or weekly) basis, I noticed that there was a good group of Instagram folks whose
blogs we hadn't been reading. I connect with them on IG, so I thought I would challenge myself to check out a few of their blogs each night (or check and see if they even had a blog). My first challenge was to check out and comment on 5 blogs.
The following is an honest account of what actually happened.
The first account I checked out didn't have a blog. Which I was kind of bummed about because this girl was a runner and her IG feed was full of awesome races that I would have liked to heard more about.
The second runner did have a blog. Score! To be honest the blog post I clicked on was not that interesting. It was about a bad hair day. I took 20 minutes reading that long post and then when I got to the end, I really didn't even know what say. But what frustrated me the most was that this commenting system was all sorts of crazy. It wouldn't take my comment or I had to log into some other platform, it was just crazy. I didn't even learn anything valuable from this post so there was 20 minutes just wasted!
I started reading the third blog and then BAM!!! SUBSCRIBE to my Newsletter! SUBSCRIBE to my blog! SUBSCRIBE! SUBSCRIBE! SUBSCRIBE! Can I tell you how much I HATE this! I read blogs on my phone and these Pop up boxes take up the entire screen. This particular one had no way of "x"ing it out so my only option was to just leave the blog.
The fourth blog I started reading had ads that popped up (that were annoying) but at least I could click the "x" to close them. There were also ads (and I mean big ads) that were displayed right in the middle of the blog ( like between every paragraph). I know some people have ads on the tops, bottoms, and sides of their blogs, but why right in the middle?
The fifth blog I found I was only able to read the right side of the page due to all the social media buttons showing up on the left side. Isn't their a way to hide this? I am not a fan of the social media buttons taking up have the screen but I will admit that some of our regular blogs we read do have them. We just try to do our best to decode the post because we like the blogger.
So needless to say, I didn't find any IG bloggers who I'm going to add to my blog roll (at least not during this round).
So perhaps some of these things are only happening on MY phone, IDK. If you have one or more of these things on your blog I'm not judging you but I'd like to ask Why? Do you benefit from the big subscribe buttons or the social media buttons that take up half your page? Just food for thought!
We're linking up with the gals from the Friday 5