Daydreaming Discussions: Things That Make Me Hit The Unsubscribe Button!

daydreaming discussions

Hey there guys! Welcome to Daydreaming Discussions. This is a monthly feature created by me where I discuss anything bookish related or sometimes it might be about any non-bookish things as well. Also, be prepared for a lot of ramblings and rantings and you’re very welcome to be a part of the discussion.

Today I wanted to talk about-

So, there are a lot of things and each differs for a different person that makes us wanna hit subscribe a certain blog and there are also a few things which make us hit the unfollow button or just not follow at all in the first place. So, today I thought why not make a list of the things that makes me say no, nope to a certain blog! Here goes…

1. Cringeworthy Layout

So, of course, this is number one on my list. I love aesthetically pleasing things and if a layout is literally hurting my eyes, I am usually the one to skip. It doesn’t have to be super gorgeous but at least easy on the eyes. Blog design is the first thing someone notices before the content and if that isn’t good enough, people are likely to say goodbye even if the content is good. Of course, there are exceptions if I fall in super love with the content but it’s very rare. I seriously struggled with layout stuff in the beginning and I seriously still cringe when I think about the blog layouts I chose when I was still a newbie. xD

2. No Reviews

Being a book reviewer, I usually follow book blogs. Yup, I think that’s all I follow. xD But I have seen some blogs which are said book blogs but there are literally no reviews, at all. For me, reviews are a must if I want to follow a blog because otherwise what else would be there to fangirl about. There are discussion posts and other awesome tags but if it’s without reviews, then it’s a no for me.

3. No Commenting Back

This is the one I hate the most. I don’t get why somebody won’t reply back, like ever! Commenting is one of the things, that not only I but almost every book blogger loves the most because that’s how basically we all interact with each other. And I have seen a few bloggers who don’t even bother to reply, even on their own blogs. So, you guys can understand what usually happens if this continues…

4. Book Bashing

This is also one of the things I hate the most. I mean of course not everybody is going to like every single book, each of us have a different opinion about a particular book but when somebody instead of stating the issues they have with the book, starts bashing the book and sometimes the author as well, it enrages me. Even if it’s a book you don’t like, it doesn’t mean you can insult the author’s hard work just like that. I usually hit the unfollow button straight away if I find a review on a blog that I am already subscribed to.

5. Posting only book blitz/cover reveals/tags

This is kind of simply too repetitive as there’s no other creative content than the said things. I also occasionally participate in book blitz and cover reveals but if a blog has only that, then it’s just not interesting enough. I love and enjoy reading tags but if a blog only has tags, it is bound to get repetitive one day or the other.

So guys, what are the things that make you tick off a blog from your list? Do we have any in common?

28 thoughts on “Daydreaming Discussions: Things That Make Me Hit The Unsubscribe Button!

  1. No reviews, really? You’re the first person I’m hearing to say that 😀 everyone always complains about reviews, they don’t like “only review” blogs and they enjoy only discussions etc. I’m glad to hear someone enjoys reviews 🙂
    And yeah, no connection back is sad. Although often wonder if I don’t forget to visit back, cause I’ve generally not got time for anything 😦 but then again, I follow them and eventually see their posts on the reader, so I visit later posts of theirs, usually.

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    • Whereas only reviews tend to get boring too, I don’t enjoy but a blog without no reviews at all. 🙂
      Yes, I totally agree with that.


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  4. I agree with all of these, except one. I don’t mind a book blog that doesn’t review books–I find discussions much more interesting to read, personally. I can def see where you’re coming from there, but I personally usually don’t care for reviews more often than not.

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  5. Great reasons! I am with you on the no commenting back thing. It doesn’t take that much effort to comment back, and it annoys me when people ignore simple comments. I don’t condone book or author bashing either. I always try to be respectful in a negative review.

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  6. Yup! This whole list!! I will totally unsubscribe if there are no reviews yet tons of book blitzes and blog tours. That’s just promotional content that I don’t care for. I want more original thought and content! Also, blogs that publish 10-20 posts in a day. Seriously?! How and why?!
    Bashing is a straight up NOT ACCEPTABLE!!
    Glad we think a lot alike on this subject 🙂

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    • Me too! I just don’t get why people do that. And too much post in one day is also another result of book blitz!

      So true! I hate when people are just plain rude instead of stating the facts.

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  7. Hi Poulami!! I LOVE that you WANT REVIEWS!! YAY!! I do too, and it made me SOOOO sad when I read a discussion like this and the blogger said book reviews make her unsubscribe! WHAT!? I do agree though you need more than book reviews, but still, that’s the whole point! And no commenting back – that mystifies me!! Why else do you have comments open?!

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    • Seriously! I saw a few like that too, some were even saying that reviewing is getting out of trend but it’s the first reason for me to follow a blog. No reviews= No follows!
      Exactly! I’m glad we agree! 🙂

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  8. Awesome post!!! All your points are completely valid! I have unfollowed blogs because they don’t ever respond back to comments. I think it’s just so odd that the content creator writes up a blog post, gets a comment and doesn’t respond…like what is the point then? I also definitely agree with your layout point. As long as it’s easy on the eyes and the font is eligible for me to read, then I am a-okay with that. I don’t like layouts or sidebars that have way too much going on cause I get distracted easily.
    And I completely understand the no reviews point, can we also talk about blogs that do write reviews but don’t ever post the synopsis and/or write a summary? I understand that some synopsis give everything away so the blogger decides to write their own summary but at least they’re giving me something to understand the story. It’s just really hard for me to read reviews that I have nothing to go off by. Those types of reviews make me unfollow. I really hope I made sense there.
    Only book blitz/cover reveals/book tours also make me unfollow someone. I sometimes feel like it’s a lot of copying and pasting since I have seen that happen across some blogs. Again, great post!!!

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  9. You hit a lot of nails on the head. For me a good design is key but above that is the organization of the blog. I should be able to find reviews, information about you, and a way to contact someone quickly. I worked on a website redesign recently and I ended up reading an entire book on web usability so now even when I go to bigger professional sites if I find something that isn’t user-friendly I am like “damn I would totally have designed this differently…look where I have to go to find their contact info!”

    I am also with you on book bashing. If you dislike a book give me a reason why. An unlikeable main character may be reason enough for one person to hate a book but it may not be a deal breaker for me.

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    • Yes! So true. A messy blog is not only hard to navigate but not so pleasing to the eyes as well.
      Exactly! I hate it when someone is so vague about why they didn’t like the book but doesn’t stop complaining about it.
      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

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  10. Great topic! So I hope my blog is pleasing on the eyes for you because I’m a very visual person and flee blogs not pleasing aesthetically. What I mean: blogs with too much on the screen (big and small squares with info, right and left hand bar with tons of adverstising ) or difficult to find your way to what is interesting. I expect reviews and if possible discussions (like this one) as I love chatting 🙂 Bashing is a big no. Not commenting back too of course. I don’t expect people to comment immediately or even every day as blogging can become hard and we have a “real” life getting in the way sometimes. But at least once a week. I also avoid blogs with tons of advertising (some discreet yes, too much and it’s like a commercial bilboard, not a blog) or a too “professional” feel (only promos, too sleek or clinical blog). And… That’s it I think!

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    • Of course it is. I love your blog! ❤
      Oh yes, too many advertisements on a site is so irritating. Exactly, I don't expect people to reply back immediately but never is such a big turn off.
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  11. Great Post, Poulami! I totally agree with all of these! Honestly, I hate book blogs that don’t post book reviews because I mostly look forward for those posts. Yeah, I’ve seen some blogs that only post book blitzes and tags. I absolutely hate cringeworthy layout and also unorganized one. I’ve seen some blogs don’t even have search bar and some people are too lazy to fill their author info on the about page.

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