1. I’ve never come across this before but it does seem like an odd thing to do. I have had ones where it’s half an article and then to read the rest you have to click on a link which redirects to another site but if I’m half way through I generally know if I’m interested in said article/blog post so I don’t mind so much clicking on.

  2. I haven’t seen it (yet) but I’m sure it will become a “thing” soon. I loathe pop-ups, especially the giant ones and I hate the sneaky little “sign up for my newsletter” boxes that are already ticked – if I want your newsletter I’ll tick the box myself! Great post and I pinned and stumbled it 🙂

    • I hope it doesn’t become a thing, but I fear you are probably right that it will. Yes, I hate those boxes that are already ticked too. If I want to sign up, I am perfectly capable of checking the box myself. Thank you 🙂

  3. This is totally ridiculous and you are not being too harsh. How can you share something when you don’t know what it is? It comes across and being pretty underhanded to me. I’m happy if people read my posts. And why would you want to sabotage your post that way?

    • Yes, I thought it was quite under handed and it made a little suspicious as to what would be shared. Why not just let people read it and choose if they want to share it based on the post? I’m happy to have people read my posts too and if they choose to share them, it’s a nice bonus.

  4. I haven’t seen this yet, but it sounds even more obnoxious than “buy my book” DMs. Next you’ll have to buy a book to read a post! Visiting from #weekendblogshare

  5. Oh good lord! A share to read the rest demand is just ridiculous and I’ve not come across it yet!
    Brilliant post – luckily I don’t think I’m guilty of any of them but as a newbie blogger (1 year) I’m still learning the (many) ropes and just wing it! 😂🙈

  6. I agree with you. I don’t do random shares.

    I don’t even like it when you have to “click through” to read the rest of a post – irritates me to no end.

    Your EffitFriday made me smile.

    Popped by from the AtoZ 2016 list – added you to my Feedly.

  7. Oh my goodness! I am not a natural saleperson so merely having to promote my own posts on Twitter makes me feel a bit awkward-the little voice inside my head keeps saying “why are you doing this? No one is going to want to read your silly post,” so the idea of someone having the audacity to demand a share is utterly alien to me. Oh God hang on-I hope it wasn’t me and I haven’t put something on my blog by accident? Argh! #effitfriday

  8. Ugh! I never came across this, but my God I was run from it, I totally agree with reading content before sharing. People are seriously that desperate is beyond me. O hope this won’t be a new trend I believe on choice and up to tye reader to chose to share X #effitfriday

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