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…
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.