I Don’t Want To Read Blogs Like That Anymore… You know what I mean, don’t you? Those blogs that just push out coupon code after coupon code. Now, I am not just talking about coupon blogs, as that is what their focus is. I’m talking about regular lifestyle and travel bloggers that every tweet, every Facebook post, and every blog entry is trying to sell you something. And I don’t mean tucking an affiliate link here and there in a post. (See what I did there?) Or even the occasional sponsored post. But if every post is sponsored – ugh!
When did we stop talking to each other? When did you stop having something to say?
Now, I personally fell down this rabbit hole and Q4 seemed like one big sales pitch on my blog the last couple of years. I have been going through old blog posts of mine and was kinda disgusted with some of the shit I was writing. I don’t like writing it and I am pretty sure you don’t like reading it. Right?
When I drilled down how much money I was making from affiliate sales compared to the time it takes to stay on top of all of that stuff I came to one conclusion – it just wasn’t worth it. Mind you, I’m not talking about the Gift Guides that I build. I like those, and those seem to be helpful as it is only gear that I personally recommend. This year, I will only do those.
What I am talking about from myself and from other bloggers is writing a post about every freaking sale, coupon code, airfare drop, or whatever. Once in awhile I don’t mind – but every other post, not on my blog anymore.
I don’t want to read it on yours either. There I said it. It’s me, not you.
I have started to engage again on Twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook more. I mean, before I was posting, but I wasn’t engaging like I used to. Why? Because I can’t stand that instead of having a conversation every tweet was about a sale of some sort. Every Instagram was a pic of selling me on something. I want to read about you, or see a link to your blog where I can read about you, or see a picture of you or your family enjoying life.
Imagine my disappointment when I get to your blog and I don’t see one post about your trip around the world, but tons of posts about nonsense. Oh, you saw a wild giraffe? Where is that picture? I see a pic of a baby stroller you reviewed… and you don’t even have a baby!
Enough is enough. I just can’t. I can’t follow you on Twitter anymore. I can’t follow your constant IG pictures of your grocery store haulsl. I can’t have your Facebook page be a part of my daily stream anymore.
I want content back. I want you back. I want you to write like you mean it. Like you feel it. Like it means something to you.
I want to be inspired by you. I know I said a lot of “I wants” in there. I told you it was me and not you.
I realized that I can’t blog on a schedule no matter how hard I try. And boy, do I try. I can only blog when I have something to say. And apparently, this is what I had to say today.
What are you thoughts on this? Have I gone off the ledge or are are you there with me?