1.) Font! White text on black. That is so hard to read, it’s not even funny. Black on dark colors is bad, too. Do you want to read 200+ word of this? I will add really small or really huge font. Any oddball font.
2.) Poor writing and grammar. I’m a bit of a grammar cop, so this happens to be a pet peeve for me. And I don’t mean formal wiritng vs conversational or typos. Poor sentence structure. Bad spelling. Wrong words i.e. there vs their vs they’re.
3.) Negativity. Such a huge turnoff! The occasional, needing to vent post is great, as no one can be sunshine and bunny rabbits all the time. But, if your blog is filled with negativity and gloom, it’s a real downer. I generally want an escape when I’m reading blogs, and to catch up with my “friends.”
4.) Too much stuff that moves. Scrolling bars. Something that slides across the page. Glittery, sparkly graphics. ARRGGGHHHH!!!
5.) Autoplay music or video. I usually open a bunch of windows at once and then have to figure out where it’s coming from. It also makes it difficult to surf at work. Shhhh….