I will post DIY Crafts that:
- give me a big bang for my buck (things that look really expensive but are not).
- are doable. Meaning what you get in the photograph is what you will be able to get in real life. I can tell when a DIY has been Photoshopped to look better than it does in real life and I won’t post that DIY.
- do not take hours and hours of labor. I’ve seen so many paper flower DIYs and some are so time consuming and I know you dozens of flowers to produce the look in the photograph on the blog - go buy them cheaply at the party store instead unless you have the time to make these types of crafts.
- have ingredients and materials you can actually order and get at a reasonable price online or at your local stores. Some DIYs cost more than what you can buy retail - I always add up the costs of the components and see if the DIY is worth doing.
- I will say DIY when it really is a DIY.
I will not:
- write my posts to make it seem like I actually created what you see in the photographs, with a tiny mention of the blog/site where you have to look really hard for it. That is why I use the quotes option so much!
- I won’t claim tumblr or pinterest as my source as I see blogs in the real world doing all the time (unless they really are). Can’t they use google image search or better yet say they can’t find the source? Because unless that person at tumblr/pinterest actually took that photograph, did that drawing, made that design… then they are not source material! The blogger is just lazy.
- I won’t follow you (and will probably block you) or reblog anything of yours if you use WWII photographs ie Hitler, SS Officers, Nazis in uniform etc… in a gratuitous fashion. Only a very few number of people are clever enough to get away with this like Mel Brooks - and you are probably not Mel Brooks.
- I won’t post recipes for alcoholic drinks because I have followers of all ages. There were some amazing bizarre Halloween alcoholic drinks I wanted to post and just couldn’t deep down in my gut. I certainly can’t stop underage drinking, but I don’t want someone underage seeing candy mixed with alcohol and then trying it.
In general about me:
- I go through my followers’ posts. I actually do. I’m following way too many people (over a thousand) but I love looking at what people post. It’s interesting to see what other people like.
- I love seeing the work of super talented people that make jealous in a good way. I find it comforting to know there are such creative minds out there.
- I like cats, dogs, Supernatural, True Blood, Jane Austen, movies big time, photography, loyal friends, Medieval History, gorgeous textiles, Japanese Street Style, Scandinavian style, etc…
What I absolutely hate: People who message me or reblog and comment on my posts writing really nasty, cruel things for the Hell of it to sound “clever”. Truly. Like the person who posted that one of my complaints sounded like a “first world blog problem” - first of all, SO OLD - I’ve heard that phrase so many times now it has lost its “hipsterness”, second of all it was in a comment in a reblog so that this person’s friends could see how “clever” this person was.
Please do not follow me if you are this type of person - we will only annoy each other and you will tell me in a public nasty comment that you can’t follow someone like me, etc…