It's been a while since we had a Top 5 post on here, what with Christmas and all the rush, my usual posting topics have been a little haywire but I'm back again with another Top 5.
Last year my Top 5 posts were some of your favourites, my favourite Top 5's were:
Top 5 Things Disney Failed to Prepare Me For
Top 5 Worst PR Emails I've Ever Had
Top 5 Worst Things About Living With A Man
Top 5 Reasons I Have Beef With Barbie - and no, this isn't a body image post.
But today I'm going to have a little rant about something that has been driving me crazy the last couple of months and that is:
Top 5 Comments Bloggers and YouTubers Generally Hate
Number 1: - "Great"
I am a fan of writing fun posts, Top 5s or beauty reviews when I compare a body cream to Kate Middleton... that sort of thing, but I also like to get serious in these parts too, like when I discussed the adverse effects of FOMO (That's Fear of Missing Out) or when I talked about the horror that is Female Genital Mutilation and on these types of posts (where the topic isn't all light and fluffy) getting a comment such as 'great' or 'this is perfect!!' is really bloody annoying! So Female Genital Mutilation is great? You didn't read what I'd written did you? No.
To top it off, you just spammed me your link, I like to go and leave a comment on any links I am sent but not when it's obvious you're not a reader, you're a spammer.
Number 2: - "Follow for Follow?"
Same as above, spam! I don't know how many times this has to be discussed on twitter chats, comment sections, blog posts and videos, seriously people! Please, for the love of google, stop with the follow for follow, because most of us won't go for it.
Number 3: - Fight Club
This is something I've been getting on my YouTube Channel since I uploaded a video about the book 'Everyday Sexism' (you can see that video here) and in this video I discuss some worrying points, trends and stats that this brilliant book highlighted to me, this was a book that really opened my eyes to the amount of sexism in Britain today, but here's the little twist... the book also discusses some of the sexism that men face which I mentioned in my video... Unfortunately a select few men have seen me sitting there with a book about sexism and haven't listened to a word I've said... I've had emails, tweets and a couple of comments from men that I can only describe as
tossers Complete Idiots either kicking off calling me a man hater, a privileged idiot jumping on a bandwaggon or anything else they please (and a couple of the emails have been unpleasant to say the least) when if they'd bloody watched the video, they would see me say nothing of the sort.
For the record, I don't hate men, I've had some very good male friends and hell, I'm married to a legit member of the male species - complete with xbox and FIFA for god sake!
There are always people around that just want a fight and will actively search for videos or posts about subjects they want to row about, these people are morons, lesson over.
Number 4: - Unwanted Religion
This has been another annoying trend I've seen on YouTube. I watch a lot of storytimes on YouTube, I love hearing about the lives of others and I've also uploaded a couple of my own paranormal storytimes (such as my first Ouija Board experience) but on my ouija board videos I received a persistent commenter who was desperate to tell me I needed to repent, to be christened and to find God etc etc, simply due to the content of this video... I've seen similar annoying comments on the storytimes of others and seriously, what do these commenters think they will achieve? They have no idea if I'm already Christened or religious or anything, same thing with the other channels I've seen this on, it's invasive and unwanted, please stop.
Number 5: - "LOL"
As I've mentioned, I do like a good light hearted post, a bit of a laugh now and then but sometimes I do write a normal or serious post, and when these posts (or videos) receive a comment saying "LOL!!!" (or similar) I'm not quite sure where to go with that... What does it mean? Where am I going? Did I have something on my face? Why are we laughing?????
It's just a comment that's sure to throw me right off, every single time... Probably why people leave it to be fair.
So that's my Top 5 Comments I hate getting, let me know if you've experienced similar ones yourself.