Let me just say that none of these are actually a big deal. These are just things that get on my nerves occasionally, and I wondered if I'm the only one. And for the record, nothing is directed at anyone in particular. I see this stuff everywhere. If you do these things, I still love you. If you do ALL these things? I probably don't still love you, and you make me do things like this:
I hereby declare myself queen of the internet for a few minutes, so allow me to step on my soapbox.
1. Not changing captions before you repin. This has become a huge annoyance of mine lately. Not every single caption needs to be changed when you repin, I totally get that. I don't always change them. But when I see a 20 year old girl I used to know pin something with the caption saying "I made these last night and my husband Joe and our three kids devoured everything and said it was the best thing I've ever made!" I get really confused really fast. Seriously, how hard is it to delete that?
And when I see this caption on every pin "One pinner says this is the best thing ever and will change your life blah blah blah I'm an idiot" I get really suspicious really fast. Who said that? How do we know? Why is everyone believing this? Maybe I'm just easily annoyed.
Or you know, the infamous "do this 5 minute workout everyday and drink this nasty detox smoothie and lose 30 pounds in a week!" If you're one of the people that pin these ridiculous weight loss tips, I judge you. Hard.
Also, why are people pinning parenting tips when they're single?! I really doubt several years down the road when you're having a kid, you'll think to yourself "I'm not sure how to handle this, so let me look at those parenting tips I pinned 5 years ago."
2. Pinning recipes that link to nothing. I'm not one of those people that agonize over finding the original source to every image on the internet (calm down, people), but I've seen so many things repinned hundreds of times, yet when you click on it it links to flickr or tumblr and has no recipe/tutorial/whatever. Just check out the source real quick before you pin. It will save a lot of people a lot of frustration.
1. Live tweeting. If it's not a show I'm watching, it's just the most annoying thing in the world to me. Live tweet football? I will unfollow you so fast (ok, I won't if I actually like you. We'll just be in a fight whether you know it or not). Live tweet Downton Abbey/The Office/Parks & Rec? I will love you forever. Live tweet award shows? We are mortal enemies. Unless you're Kelsey, in which case your tweets are hilarious and you can live tweet the phone book and I will probably laugh until I cry.
2. Celebrities who retweet compliments from their fans. If we're following you, chances are we probably like you already, so no need to tell us why everyone else thinks you rule the earth. This is why I don't follow celebrities, except I can't seem to make myself unfollow Bethenny Frankel.
1. #Enough #with #the #freaking #hashtags #already. Erin already did an awesome rant on those. And like she said, no matter how delicious that picture of your dinner looks, I refuse to "like" it if you hashtagged the living daylights out of it.
Hashtags I would like to never see again: #yolo & #sorrynotsorry
2. Constant baby pictures. Look, having a baby is a huge deal. I can totally understand. And I really do want to see pictures of the fruit of your loins, but I do need to tell you one thing real quick: you are not the first person to have a child.. A difficult concept to grasp, I'm sure. We all know what they look like. We've all seen baby toes before. And I know you want to take millions of pictures of your screaming kid (which is great!), but not all of them have to be made public.
1. Recapping things from a long time ago. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this, but when it's mid-January and I'm finally crawling out of the post holiday blues, your Christmas recap is bringing me back to square one.
2. Sponsor posts. I hate them. There, I said it. I know your sponsors pay money and blah blah blah but I followed your blog to read about you, not them. And I know there's this new tactic to ramble on about something you did over the weekend just to use that as a segue into a sponsor post, but I will not STAND for such TRICKERY.
3. Instagram only posts. A lot of people have blog posts dedicated to their instagram pictures and then give their handle begging people to follow them. Not that there's any thing wrong with posting your instagram pictures, but you don't need to post all of them. Here's my thing: why would people follow you on instagram if they're just going to see all your pictures in a weekly blog post anyway? There would be no point. The same goes for posting links to all the posts you wrote throughout the week. What's the point? If I read your blog, I've read those posts. No need to regurgitate information.
Agree? Disagree? What would you add? Do you hate me now? I still love you.