Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Haters that pin things on Pinterest? Whaaat...!?

Something we at My Favorite Hate Mail didn't think about when we started this blog was the potential for mean comments to show up on Pinterest!


Julie from It's Sew Stinkin' Cute threw an adorable Micky Mouse Chef birthday party for her 3 year old daughter.  Pictures of the party were ultimately pinned to Pinterest boards.


The comment:
"Uneccessary should be the theme of the party :)" 
 Another comment, in response to the first
"hahaha I know but its sooo cute"


What Julie said: 
She responded with a link to this picture...
Funny Workplace Ecard: Just because you add a smiley face at the end of a rude and inconsiderate comment, doesn't make it any less rude and inconsiderate.
Hope you are having a good weekend. I am sorry that you don't appreciate my love of crafts and parties. Regardless of your comment thank you for pinning this and looking at my blog. Have a great school year! 


What Julie wanted to say:
Why did you feel the need to pin it under your Birthday Parties board if you felt it so "unnecessary". If you have nothing nice to say don't say it at all, you're obviously jealous that you can't create cute things from scratch like me. Oh, and did you realize you spelled "Unecessary" incorrectly? If you're going to hate, at least spell your hate mail correctly.  So to all of the haters that think just because you put a smiley face on the end of a tacky comment it makes it better... you're wrong, it is still tacky, rude and inconsiderate. 


Viv says:
Wow. I don't understand why someone would pin something to an inspiration board if they didn't like it.  So basically, if anything is unnecessary, it would be this lame person who spends time on Pinterest, pinning things they don't like.  Life is too short to pin things that you don't like.  

Also? All birthday parties, holidays, celebrations, etc are technically "unnecessary"  but we have them anyway.  We put love into the details because we care about the people we are do it all for. Duh.  How much would it suck to only live your life in a way that was necessary...?


Mandi says:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The haters are corrupting the beautiful time suck that is Pinterest?!?!  What is this world coming to?  Yes, birthday parties are unnecessary but so are pants.  You still wear pants don't you?  Also if you don't throw your kid a birthday party you have mom guilt for an entire year about it. (Trust me I know first hand).  Yay for Julie and her cute party and meanies...pin this.

...

And for the rest of you:


and I just shot water out of my nose.

What do you say?

27 comments:

Judy C said...

I am saddened by the number of rude people out there.

Dharma said...

Mandi - I love that pants are *unecessary* :)

Haters on Pin? Now that really is unecessary!

Jayna Rae said...

I love Mandi's two quotes. I think that the John Wayne one will be my new mantra.

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

haha "Pin this!"

Why would pin something you didn't like? Stupid.

Shawn said...

Every aspect of that part was adorable and in my opinion completely NECESSARY for making a wonderful memory for the birthday girl.

Haters, go hate somewhere else!

VoiceofReason said...

Don't you think you are all making way too big of a deal over a simple comment? Not everyone will agree with you all the time, it is only to be expected. You guys are taking one comment and turning it into something much more.

sarajo said...

Ok, what? Did The Voice of Reason just hate on a blog that points out how it's not nice?

Birthday parties are meant to be over the top. If she can do it without it "taking over" her life and can afford it without going into debt, then why should anyone else care if she did or didn't go over board. I would LOVE to give my kids huge parties. I don't have the time, the creativeness or the money to do so.

But more power to the ladies and dudes that can. Her child is going to have awesome birthday memories while yours will probably only remember how bitter you were that you couldn't do something like that.

scarlettred41816@aol.com said...

Do people surf the web just to find mean and hurtful things to say to others? How sad!

Julie said...

Wow... I am utterly shocked that Voice of Reason who has a blocked profile... shocker... would post hate mail on blog that points out hate... Thanks Sarajo for calling them out!

Thanks for the love everyone. I appreciate it, and happy to say that I can't wait to do more outrageous parties... this year was Dr. Seuss and next year is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory... I am sure I will get more hate mail soon. ;o) - Julie @ It's Sew Stinkin' Cute

Lowri said...

I love this site - it's such a fun read!! I have been lucky and haven't had any nasty comments on my blog (yet) but I don't think I allow anonymous comments.

Just wondering (genuinely!) why people do? It seems to me it leaves the door open for the spiteful people to barge on in!!

Would love to hear your thoughts

VoiceofReason said...

How is saying you guys overreact over insignificant comments "hate mail"? I'm just reminding you ladies of something I am sure many of you have heard before "Don't sweat the small stuff" Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they are posting "hate mail". Yes the person's comment wasn't nice but it really doesn't warrant all of this. As for my comment it was hardly hate mail. There was no hate at all when I posted earlier or ill intent. I just hoped to maybe bring some reasoning to others.

What does having my profile open have anything to deal with the value of my message? I am not a blogger anyways. One of my coworkers sent me a link to a blog that led us to here. Half of my office was laughing at all you ladies the other day. I just felt sad for all of you guys. You would think there would more mature behavior coming from a bunch of women, most of which are mothers. Behaving so immaturely and overly dramatic. Go ahead and call this "hate mail" even though it is just piece of wisdom from someone who has been there, done that, and regretted it.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Hey all! Viv here. "VoiceofReason" is right in that just because he/she has an opinion that differs from the majority, it does not constitute hate mail. I didn't get a mean vibe from her comment on the last post, nor did I get that from the comments she left here. Their comments were Not hate mail. Capiche?

She can certainly voice her opinion. She doesn't understand the concept of this blog, which is to get a little support when you get a mean comment. The over-all purpose is to let a little laughter into someone's negative situation, whether with jokes, with a bit of snark, or just by shaking our heads and laughing at some of the people out there in the blogosphere.

In other words, no one should take this blog too seriously. It isn't a forum for debate or for bickering to break out among those who leave comments.

So if half of "VoiceofReason's" office was laughing at all of us, that's OK. Perhaps the other half "got it" and was laughing with us.
Either way, it's cool.
Simmer down peeps.

Jennifer said...

I've seen several "I don't like this" or "hate it" pinboards around pinterest, and that seems really strange to me. I thought pinterest was a site to gather things that you liked and were inspired by! I don't know why you'd WANT a pinboard full of stuff you hate, and I don't know why you would enjoy spending time going through pinboards and the internet and finding things you DON'T enjoy looking at, and pinning them and making an unkind comment. I'm all for freedom of speech and there are certainly lots of things out there, including lots of things on pinterest, that I think are ugly or silly or dumb. But it just baffles me that someone would want to pin it if they didn't like it or want to copy it or whatever.

It's one thing to not like something, it's another to point out in a public forum every single thing you don't like and what you don't like about it.

Sorry, that's not totally on topic but I feel like it's related. Because really, why repin your mickey party if she didn't like it or wasn't inspired by it or didn't want to copy some aspect of it? What on earth is the point?

Julie Kohler said...

To me, it sounds like someone posted it to their board, and then one of their followers made the "unnecessary" comment. To which the pinner replied, "I know, but it's so cute." Still not nice, but it sounds like the person who pinned it liked it. Maybe I read it wrong? Sure, big awesome bday parties are not NECESSARY, but they sure are a blast, and great memories for the kids!!

Miranda said...

Pinterest wouldn't even exist if we only pinned what was "necessary". :P

Heather J said...

Sad. I follow a girl on pinterest who has a 'this is so not me' board. It's beyond me why anyone would waste precious pinterest space on pinning things they don't like but to each their own I guess.

p.s. love the concept of your blog!

Lesley said...

I love Miranda's comment! So true...why is this person even on pinterest if not to check out all that is unnecessary and over the top? That's the point, duh.

Mary said...

Weren't they saying the party was unnecessary (which is none of their business)? I'm confused...

Natalie said...

Trying to tread lightly here and honestly just throwing this out there... I get a lot of enjoyment out of this site, but this post has me a bit confused. The person who pinned this replied to Julie's comment with a very legitimate explanation for her "unnecessary" comment. She explained that she just meant it was unnecessary for her to do this for her 1 year old but she loved it and it was a family joke that she went overboard on family parties. I know, I for one can totally relate to that! I can easily see how the comment ruffled Julie's feathers the first time she saw it, but once she saw the explanation she actually replied very kindly and said she understood it and all was good and let her know if she needs help. Here's my confusion... it was obviously a misunderstanding that has since been cleared up, so not sure why it's still being called "hate mail" and being presented as if Julie needs support. The pinner said she loved the party and was using a lot of the ideas.

Love&Marriage said...

Totally redic...they are obviously hatin cuz they want that party for their own kid. The bible says to pray for our enemies so bless their little heart!

Princess FingersGluedTogether said...

Oh my,just found this blog and will be following. I was so hoping Pinterest would not turn into like/dislike, blah,blah,blah, sort of thing.

Charlene Austin said...

I had to go search out that pin because I couldn't believe someone would do that. It was easy to find and looks like it was a misunderstanding. The pinner (?) is actually doing a party and using it as inspiration for her own child. Which is obviously very sweet and she's not a hater at all! Here's the link to the pin which explains all. Yay for happy endings!

http://pinterest.com/pin/127033686/

Princess FingersGluedTogether said...

Yes I understand that it was a misunderstanding! Bahaha. Funniest sentence I have typed all morning.
I just REALLY wanted Pinterest to be different, so I blogged similar comments on the Pinterest blog. Maybe they will stop all the negativity I have seen on Pinterest lately and maybe people will be more thoughtful- (and I mean actual thinking)- before posting. Maybe

MiMi said...

Sure. I miss a post and all hell breaks loose.

Kitty said...

Ha ha ha ha! I LOVE the Jerk Whisperer graphic you put up....ironically I'm pinning it right now to my "funny" board

Sundi said...

I just came across this blog. I had no idea there were sooo many haters out there! Well, actually I did. But I didn't know people actually put rude comments like that! They are OBVIOUSLY soo jealous of your success. Haters are LAME! I feel like this is your way of fighting back and I like it!!

Kim said...

POO! I feel ya!
My in-laws scolded me for an hour about the excess of the parties I throw. Which by the way, are handmade on a budget with limited waste! Their words, "parties are a cake and your immediate family." I said, "Man, I feel bad for your kids!" Party on people! Screw them all!