Ever since one of my close blogging friends, Cee from The Novel Hermit posted about annoying meme comments, I’ve been noticing them more and more. And like her, I just can’t help but make a post ranting about them.
Like Cee explained, annoying meme comments are when people “leave the most generic comments that make me conclude that they didn’t read the post at all,” such as “Great pick! Thanks for sharing!” or even “Great list! Check out mine!” (The second one definitely hit a nerve with me. I don’t think I need to explain why.)
Admit it, you’ve seen it too.
I had this happen a lot to my Top Ten Tuesday and my Waiting On Wednesday memes, and even my Stacking the Shelves meme, but I’ve never noticed it much or quite minded it until Cee made a post about it and discussed it. From then on, every time I got an annoying comment, I was mad.
The worst part is when I notice that the exact same person who is visiting my blog every two weeks (or sometimes every week), writing, or should I say copying & pasting the exact same comment on my memes. And that’s not all, I’m not the only person they do that to. (It is quite obvious when people copy & paste the same thing to every blog you know because people do talk or visit other blogs. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what’s happening.) This makes me mad beyond words.
Yes, I know you want to increase your page views which is why you stop by other blogs, but there are no shortcuts. Seriously, why are you commenting on other blogs the first place when you can’t take the time to post genuine comments? Again, there are no shortcuts to blogging. (If there is one that I don’t know of, I’ll love to know.)
So here’s what’s up: If I see any comment like that again, I’m ignoring it. That includes “Great stack! Happy reading!” (Why is it great? I don’t require you to write a paragraph or even two sentences about my haul, but tell me, why do you think it’s great?) or “Great list! Here’s mine” (the same thing applies). So if you never ever get a response from me, hey, at least you know why now.
I hope I don’t come across as a you-know-what in this, but I just can’t stand when people do this.
How about you? How you noticed this problem before? Are you raging over it like I currently am? And isn’t Cee a genius? ;D