10 things bloggers do that bug me

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE our community. I have made so many fantastic friends through blogging and 99.4% of the community are aces. But then there are the few. The few that no matter how hard I try, they invoke an almighty eye roll every time they pop up in my feed. So here are 10 things *some* bloggers do that bug me.

Suddenly everyone owns a million trays...  Suddenly everyone owns a million trays…

1. Complain. Oh that brand that sent you an entire haircare range sent you the coconut scent instead of citrus which you’d had your heart set on? You’re spoilt. Go and choke on a Bounty you ungrateful twat.

2. Spam. Pal, your Bloglovin’ link popped up in my Twitter feed 4 minutes ago, I don’t need it again.

3. Compare. I cannot express the rage that builds when I see a, ‘I just can’t help compare myself to other bloggers’ tweet. Especially from those bloggers who are paid full time, get sent the entire Nars Audacious lipstick collection and have 400k followers. Who the fuck are you comparing yourself to? Zoella?

4. Copy. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I say, nah. Yes there are only so many individual ideas you can stumble upon in the bloggersphere but copying my Basic Bitch Christmas post and just changing One Direction to Taylor Swift is not the way, sweetheart.

5. Bitch. All the shade, every day. Take the drama to yo whatsapp groups and keep my Twitter feed clear of your obvious subtweets. Don’t get me wrong,  I’ve got a lot of time for a zingy slam. HOWEVER people that bitch about others due to jealousy just make themselves look bitter and if you’re talking about someone else so much, you’re basically a fan.

6. Fangirling. Alfie is not going to reply to your tweet and read your blog sweetie. He’s far too busy counting his cash and complaining about the exposure that actually  got him said cash.

7. Write shit. Sorry but 12 lines on why you’re excited to try the latest Origins mask is not blogging. It’s shit. I clicked your link because it said ‘Origins review’ if you haven’t trialled it, what the fuck do you know?

8. Have no personality. I get it, writing reviews can be bland,  boring and full of blogger cliches (swatch, pigment and coverage any one?) but there is a way to show your own thoughts in your posts as opposed to reciting the brand’s description or PR’s press release.

9. Pander. Honey, you’ve tweeted Benefit 7 times today about how you can’t wait to try their Brow Kit. Why not get off your arse and go and buy it? They aren’t suddenly going to go, ‘Oh this chick loves us, she’ll write a great review for a freebie.’

10. Be a snob. Bloggers all started at zero at some point. They all celebrated their first 100 hits like the rest of us so WHY some of them start acting like Kim Kardashian and deign it beneath them to reply to tweets is beyond me. Just tell me where you got your pineapple lamp from,  bitch.

What do some bloggers do that bug you? Tweet me or shout me on Facebook, I’d love to know what you think.

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  1. Emily
    January 8, 2016 / 9:40 am

    hahahaha this was a funny read. A lot of it rings true. I do have to say I’ve had a basic bitch post in my drafts for 8 months now though awaiting appropriate imagery. Can’t post now for fear of take down from you!

    • Vicky Jones
      January 8, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Mine was a Christmas one so don’t worry!

  2. Milly
    January 8, 2016 / 3:48 pm


    Number 3 is probably my fave. It reminds me of bloggers who say ‘numbers don’t matter!’ – which is alright when you’ve got thousands of people liking every picture of every generic Starbucks cup they drink from every morning. JUST STOP.

  3. Emily
    January 8, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Yes! This is the only one of these posts that I’ve 100% agreed with! The copying thing was absolutely disgusting I couldn’t believe someone had the cheek to do that to you and think they could get away with it by vaguely blagging some shitty excuse! Some people are ridiculous!
    Emily xx


  4. Writing_Rambling
    January 8, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Hey!! GREAT post!!!! =) I think I’m clear of those….I hope anyway!?!?! But yes i wholeheartedly agree with you!!!! xoxo

  5. Andrea Benz
    January 8, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    What a good read! Actually made me laugh! I’ll be staying clear of these now for sure! xP xx

  6. Mia
    January 8, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Hahaha number six made me laugh so much!

  7. Fii Cridland
    January 8, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    WELL LOL. (i feel that this is all i have to add to this argument. my slightly childish cackle and too much tea.)

    xo Fii

  8. lauren o'hara
    January 8, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Omg all this is sooooo true!
    You don’t half make me laugh. I love how blunt you are! Go on girl! wink

    Much love,
    lauren ‘sweetened sour’ o’hara


  9. Aimee
    January 8, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Love this too much xx

  10. Sheepishly Charlotte
    January 8, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Yes I love this! I love the blogging world and it does my nut in when people complain about it or use it as an excuse to act like an asshole, just because people like your pictures and follow you doesn’t mean you are gods gift to the world. And I don’t get why bloggers think they can just write a few generic reviews and that should be enough, I love blogs that show someones personality — look at Caroline Hirons, she does tons of reviews but she’s still hilarious and opinionated!


  11. Samantha Betteridge
    January 8, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    This is so spot on, especially the last one! Some bloggers are wonderful yet only have a few followers and are totally looked down on by some – you’re so right in that everyone has to start somewhere. Excellent post xx

    Sam // <a href=’http://www.samanthabetteridge.co.uk’>Samantha Betteridge</a>

  12. Tamsin
    January 8, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Hahaha I love your bluntness!! Hope I’m not one of these ??

  13. January 8, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Just everything. That is all.
    Although theirs something quite fun sitting down to watch some juicy twitter Dramz unfold right before your eyes and be absolutely 0% involved

  14. Meg
    January 8, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I love this post, it did make me chuckle a little bit!

  15. Hazel Strand
    January 9, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Love love love this post! It made me laugh on a gloomy Saturday morning! Great writing just give me more ❤

  16. 73-95
    January 9, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Oh my god this is hilarious! I can’t believe some people would moan about free gifts! Xx


  17. Corinne C
    January 9, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Woo I think I only do one of these and that is spam Twitter with links. But I’ll take that hahaha.
    Corinne x

  18. Megan
    January 9, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    These are all so true! I loved this post, it was so funny as well especially number 9! The type of bloggers that annoy me are the ones that follow and then unfollow – although I’m pretty sure it’s not just bloggers that do this!

    From Megan x

  19. Isobel Thomas
    January 9, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    These are definitely a few things that I see and hear about a lot. I can’t see where the individuality is with a lot of bloggers. Like, who wants to be like someone else? Seriously? Definitely agree with you on a few points here!

    Isobel x
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    • Vicky Jones
      January 9, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      There should be a widget at the bottom of the page love xx

  20. Simona
    January 9, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Such a fab post! And very true, doesn’t matter if it’s book blogging or beauty blogging or anything else. Also hate people who play best friends with publishers and authors. We had a b (book) blogger who said someone copied her ombré hair, I mean… just ridiculous 😉 In the end she was the one copying everyone. Simona xx

  21. Erin Oxnam
    January 10, 2016 / 2:45 am

    So, so true. The twitter spam drives me crazy – luckily I follow enough people now so they get buried pretty quickly, but it’s still unnecessary. I think every few hours is fine though.

    Erin | beingerin.com

    • Vicky Jones
      January 14, 2016 / 9:20 am

      Yeah I try and stick to every few hours but have been known to be a bit spammy. So bad!

  22. Hannah
    January 10, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I love this post, all of it is so true. I hate it when people follow & then unfollow.. drives me up the wall. H x hannahcrossley.com

  23. Arianne
    January 10, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    I love the honesty of this post 🙂

    Arianne | <a href=“http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com”>Ayre</a>

  24. January 10, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Amazing! It made me laugh so much xx

  25. Christina
    January 10, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Haha I’ve only recently started blogging and have found most of these already! As I’m still celebrating the little milestones the thing I find most annoying is when people follow and then unfollow you :):):) So annoying!


    • Vicky Jones
      January 14, 2016 / 9:20 am

      Definitely annoying! Especially when they do it repeatedly.

  26. FF
    January 11, 2016 / 1:05 am

    I enjoyed this post a lot as it pretty much sums up a lot of my pet peeves for the community. Honestly, I don’t want tyo get involved in the "blogger community" unless I have too,for example, if i would like more people to read my blog I will hashtag "bblogger" or "lbloggers" but otherwise, I couldn’t care less.

    I am a lone wolf not one of the pack (like a lot of them are),

    • Vicky Jones
      January 14, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thanks love. I personally love the community, bar the few bad eggs.

  27. Shiona
    January 11, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Love this, it’s so funny and honest. It’s absurd just how silly people can be sometimes. I think the only annoying train you missed in my book is the auto DMs that people think are necessary to send. xx

    Shiona | LifeAfterLdn.com

  28. Sian
    January 13, 2016 / 11:26 am

    I love this post! It’s so refreshing when people say what everyone else is thinking. I hate it when people write posts about products without having actually tried them, and just go "it looks really pretty, I can’t wait to try it!" It’s much better to wait a bit longer to put the post out and actually use the product and know what you’re talking about, in my humble opinion.

    Sian xo

    • Vicky Jones
      January 14, 2016 / 9:18 am

      I agree. I get excited to read about it and then… It has no substance!

  29. January 14, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Omg this is so brutal haha xx


  30. Gemma
    January 14, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Laughed out loud at "tell me where you got your pineapple lamp from, bitch" 🙂

  31. Stacey
    January 15, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Go and choke on a Bounty you ungrateful twat.

    Best line ever in a blog post ??

  32. Rosie
    January 15, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Digging for sympathy in tweets and in posts too and especially on Facebook drives me bonkers. Have you ‘had a bad day’? Oh please do tell me why, why I should give a shit about it. Or even worse things like ‘my boyfriend/job/hamster is the best’. I. don’t. care.

    Tell them. They care.

    I realise this is my second comment in minutes but I can’t promise there won’t be more. I like a rant!

  33. Char
    January 17, 2016 / 10:37 am

    Literally couldn’t agree with you more! If infuriates me when bloggers don’t reply to tweets – the whole point of social media is to be social!

    Char xo || http://www.memoirsmusings.com

  34. January 24, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I don’t think I do any of this, but you’ll have to let me know if I do. I think the thing I hate most in the blogging world is the complaining. I just can’t deal with it. I feel like we have to be our own person and we have to be down to earth in the things we do. Complaining about everything and everyone just makes me cringe.

    And I absolutely hate when people can’t acknowledge that they’ve been in the same place as us beginngers, and that things are still very exciting and nerve wrecking and, sometimes it does get a bit overwhelming.

    But I’d have to say that I’ve found so much love and support in the community – it’s definitely what I love most about it. Everyone I’ve had the pleasure of meeting has been nothing but lovely to me. It makes me fall even more in love with blogging (but yes I know there are alot of mean people out there ahaha)

    Hope you have a wonderful day babe x

  35. Chloe Rhys-Jones
    January 27, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    This genuinely made me laugh out loud !! I LOVE IT !!!

  36. Tina
    January 29, 2016 / 11:03 am

    I’ve found my new favourite blog!
    I hate blog snobbery – I imagine sitting there jumping with excitement at a comment or retweet, but then remember they have to look cool so ignore it.

    And 7 & 8! They drive me so mad I made a post especially for them: http://teaisfortina.co.uk/2016/01/18/lazy-bloggers/

    Haha…I’m not bitter…honest.

  37. Zoe
    July 12, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    You have such a way with words, literally crack up at your posts. Especially ‘go choke on a bounty’ once again you’ve got the nail on the head & said exactly what I’m thinking! xx

  38. July 12, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    I hate when bloggers schedule random blog post tweets so you get competitions that closed over a year ago and my Christmas traditions in June!!! I understand why bloggers do it but make sure what your scheduling is relevant else you just end up looking really lazy!!!