Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Pinterest Freaky


Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, my post today is a little different.
It's about Pinterest.
 Let me set the scene for you.
Most of you know my little mother is in the nursing home under Hospice care.
She has settled down now and even though mentally she's really not here her vitals have leveled out and she is resting comfortably and not in pain.
 I was beside myself for quite some time and just couldn't do anything! 
I just sat and looked at Pinterest...and pinned and pinned.
 I pinned so many Tildas that I actually started another Tilda board because my first one had over 1,000 pins! I know I'm obsessed! :)
 Now this is what happened.
I was pinning away and pinned a pretty Tilda and a window popped up saying:

 Whoops!
You can't repin this pin because {username} blocked you. {learn_more}
 What?
I couldn't pin anything from her Tilda board!
Has this ever happened to you?
 Well, I was shocked!
I didn't even know this person either.
 I got nosey and found out she is a blogger.
I've never heard of her blog and I don't think she's ever been to mine.
I won't tell you her name or the name of her blog in case you know her.
Well, I commented on her blog and on a pin of hers on Pinterest.
I told her who I was, my blog's name and all and said,"I don't know you and wondered why you had blocked me from your boards". Of course I've never heard a word from her.
It hurt my feelings a bit thinking someone would block me and that it was someone who doesn't even know me!
Did she not like it that I had pinned so many Tildas? Who knows!
Why do you think she did this? 
Hmmm...just venting to you and I know I can't do anything about it
 and it's really not a big deal, sort of.
I wanted to ask you ~ would you block her back or just ignore it?

I'm baffled but I know I'll get over it.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Well you're the real tough cookie
With the long history
Of breaking little hearts
Like the one in me
That's OK,
Lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes,
Lets get down to it
Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

You come on with a "come on"
You don't fight fair
But that's OK, see if I care
Knock me down, it's all in vain
I'll get right back on my feet again

Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

Well, you're the real tough cookie
With the long history
Of breaking little hearts
Like the one in me
Before I put another notch
In my lipstick case
You better make sure
You put me in my place

Hit me with your best shot
Come On, hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Awa
~ sung by Pat Benatar


48 comments:

  1. Well first of all, let me say that your collection of Tildas makes me swoon and pass in a happy faint right onto the floor. Are you kidding me - they are so gorgeous! So many gorgeous ladies, so many gorgeous dresses, precious babies - everything, perfect! Love love love them all sitting together on the olden sewing cabinet, please keep them like that and show them to me at least once a week :)

    On the other subject ... hmm, can we see anyone's pins on earth, I thought we only saw pins of people we follow (but I don't know about that...). Here's my take on the person: jealousy. Jealous you're going to make all these gorgeous Tildas, afraid you'll do something better. Jealousy is an ugly ogre. But here's what I think we should do. 1. Block her just because she obviously doesn't want to be with you and as ladies of course we don't be with people who don't want to be with us :) 2. Pray for her cuz that's what the Bible says. 3. Forgive her because we can't but if we ask Jesus to help us, He will forgive through us. This sounds way too preachy and I don't mean it to be, it's just that I've spent way too many years (decades?) being uptight and upset about people like that (most of my family of origin), and when I turned 58 somehow I got set free from giving any time and energy to them. And the only way I found to be really free is by doing 1, 2, and 3 above.

    You are the sweetest, most precious blogger on the WWW, and you don't deserve to be treated like that. So beautiful lady, forget this incident, focus on all of us who adore you (and your gorgeous Tildas), and keep pinning, sewing, and blogging!!!

    Love you bunches, Mary

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  2. Dear Dear Sheila,
    First of all I believe with everything that Mary Clark said above and I love your Tilda Boards. I've pinned a few of yours on my doll board. It's really funny how we all like the same things and are Kindred Spirits. Before you even posted about your sweet Tilda dolls, I had bought the Tilda book, Tilda's Studio by Tone Finnanger at Joann's Fabric and said I'm going to make those cute little dolls. Maybe that pinner doesn't even know she blocked you. It may be something Pinterest did that doesn't even have anything to do with you or her. The internet is strange sometime. I can't get the email me back to work on my blog...as hard as I try. Your a sweetie Sheila. Don't forget.
    ~Clara

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  3. Mary Clark summed it up pretty good!!! Sweet lady, love your Tildas, keep doing what you do best and let the rest go!!! Happy to hear mom is resting in comfort.......how is the new baby doing??? And sweet Carter??? hugs.....xoxoxo

    Somewhere in Phillipians.......think on those things that are good and lovely.......

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  4. Although my feelings become easily hurt, I know I have hurt others without intending too. Because of that- I like to always give people the benefit of the doubt. Always let love find a way. Maybe she didn't mean to block you. Maybe she doesn't have a clue about how pinterest works. (I know I'm still learning.) Maybe she has blocked everyone and wants her boards to be private. Maybe, maybe, maybe. ♥

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  5. I have those dolls pinned too & always say I'm going to make one, I happen to come across the tutorial one day guess I better print it out before it disappears lol I didn't know that you could block someone on pinterest, sure would be good on my bords that I joined doing challenges like the scarf challenge back in 2011 people are still adding scarves,anywho you just keep om pinning & be a sweetie! lol!
    Helen

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  6. ok I'm back lol! I looked up everything & anything on Tilda, soooooo many asserie patterns to go with her, this could be as addicting as paper dolls , Shelia,Shelia,what have you done to me lol! I feel a Tilda making party comming on lol!
    Helen

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  7. Shelia, you're just one big genius with Tilda dolls:) The collection you've made certainly brings up envy within us...but I'm happy for the talent that you're given:) If it brings grief to others, it's beyond my understanding...I would just ignore it. Perhaps, they're just having a bad day.

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  8. Well, Shelia, I have to say that the person who blocked you is weird & rude. Can't imagine why she blocked you. I love seeing your Tilda pins. Your Tilda creations are amazing! They make me smile!

    Hugs & Smiles,
    Carol

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  9. I think Mary said it all! You are truly one of the sweetest people I have ever met and so generous. Just keep on doing your lovely Tilda dolls and pray for this other person. Big Hugs! So glad you Mom is doing OK!

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  10. Shelia, you are a wonderful person and no one should be blocking you. Maybe she was jealous of how beautiful your Tilda dolls are and was feeling threatened. I have learned you just have to move on, it is sad that there are angry people out there but it does happen. Some people will blog pins because they sell on Etsy and they want a sale not a pin.

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  11. Oh Shelia, I do love your sweet, sweet Tilda dolls! What talent you have! On the other issue, with no reply to your reaching out, she may or may not know this was done, just shake your shoes off and move forward. Praying your mom is have god days...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  12. Sorry to hear about what happened to you. I did not realize that you could even block anyone on Pinterest...and really WHY?!?! I have so many boards and post SOOOOO much stuff...I don't even have a clue (nor do I care) who is re-pinning stuff I have pinned! Anywho, don't let that bother you. Hopefully, she will see your message and visit your blog and understand that you meant nothing malicious by it. I have never heard of Tilda dolls until this post...let me say, they are so CUTE!! I am off to do some research and learn more about them.

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    1. Hi Zeva! I tried to comment on your page but couldn't find out where. Hope you'll pop back in and see this. Thank you for your visit and I am so in love with Tildas and I'll bet you'll be too! :) There are lots of patterns online too.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  13. I would block her too, I think she wants to have the most dollies and sees that your collection is growing and she is afraid you will be taking over the Tilda world...if you block her she will always wonder why she can't see all your beauties...there you go...If anything I would not give it another thought...

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  14. I have never heard of that before. At first I was going to say yes you should block her, but than I thought you should be the better person and not block her. Everyone knows you are a great person and you have a wonderful blog. Hard to believe someone blocked you on pinterest. I love those dolls. Wished I had one.

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  15. Sounds strange to me. But never fear because I adore you and will never block you in any way.

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  16. I bet your Tilda dolls would say to forget about it! Don't waste your time and energy on this - who knows why people do what they do. Have a great night and hope your mom is doing well.
    Kelly

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  17. Her loss, as she is missing out on getting to know a lovely person and great blogger. If she doesn't want to share, she shouldn't be on Pinterest. I did meet a couple of crab apples when I first started blogging, one big time blogger and you would think she'd know better, lots of Bible quotes, etc.. Of course, I'll never tell, either. I steer clear of them and their linkys. A few months ago I was attacked on FB by one of her "flying monkeys", as they misinterpreted a message I left for someone. I could have gone "all Brooklyn" on her, but then FB would have thrown me off! I'd just avoid pinning her pins and unfollow her immediately. xo

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  18. I love the Tildas and you too Shelia.
    I would just ease on down the road. Say a little prayer for her...she may be confused. Then I would forget about it all. Life really is too short to let unhappy people make me feel unhappy.

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  19. I'm so sorry about your mom! What is a Tilda? And why haven't I ever heard of them? Sorry she blocked you...so odd! I thought that the point of Pinterest is to get lots of re-pins or whatever.....

    (((hugs))),
    RJ

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  20. I just had a thought. I bet she's jealous. Jealous of your dolls, your talent, maybe even your pinterest boards. Don't give her a second thought. Glad your mom is resting and in no pain.

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  21. I have never heard of anyone wanting to block someone from pinning something of theirs. Usually people WANT to be pinned right? I don't pin on pinterest. Instead, I just save pics to my own personal file on my computer. I'm still old school I guess. LOL! Sorry to hear about your mom. I didn't know that she was so ill. My mil has hospice care at her home due to a stroke she suffered many years ago. It's a slow sad situation.

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  22. I don't get it but I wouldn't give it anymore thought. Not everyone is nice and life is too short to worry about it. Tilda on!

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  23. Awww Shelia, I'm sure she didn't mean it but I do know that you can have private boards maybe that's what it is. Just forget and forgive, your Tilda Dolls are gorgeous and I do love the one that is sitting with her knees/legs to the side. I've never seen these dolls before.
    Wonderful that your mom is resting normally too!

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  24. Oh sweetie, I just don't understand but you have gotten some great advice. Forgive and forget, that is what our Lord does for us.
    Love to you, Ginger

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  25. Thankful that your mother is comfortable. What has happened re the Tilda and block would be hurtful to me as well. I would just ignore and move on. Your creations are fabulous and I know from experience that you need an outlet for the grief/stress you are under with your mother. You have so many, including me, who love and adore you and are praying for you and your family.

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  26. Wow ..that is so unusual! I never knew one could block someone on Pinterest!. It would have been nice if she answered your comment so you both could have cleared up any confusion.

    I'll tell you an interesting side story:

    I LOVE Susan Branch and everything she draws/makes. I still do! I began a special Susan Branch illustrations Pinterest board awhile ago and began pinning her drawings and things she had for sale on her web site that I wanted or wishes I could buy. I'm sure other Pinterest users did the same, and had pins and boards devoted to her. Then I received a e-mail from Pinterest saying that they had been asked to take down my Susan Branch board as her people said all images were copy righted and she did not want them copied anywhere else! I was so surprised, but accepted it as a sad misunderstanding of the uses of Pinterest and my specific love of her work. There was no way I could ever reproduce her illustrations myself, nor did I wish too, I just loved to look at her drawings and read the quotes that accompanied many of them, and loved having them all in one place. Perhaps she had been burned in the past from people who did reproduce her work as their own? The Susan Branch web site and her blog also began blocking all Pinterest pins after that, so it was a cross the board effort by her people to prevent copying anything. I think she is missing out on a lot of new fans this way and free publicity, but that is her choice. I still love her blog and web site!

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    1. I had the same thing happen with Susan Branch. Her ideas just bring me so much contentment. I was very disappointed when the took it all away.

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  27. PS: I LOVE all your Tilda dolls! You are so talented, Sheila! Your granddaughter will have so much fun playing with them all some day~

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  28. For the most part, I'm really out of the blogging (and commenting) loop these days so I have been remiss in saying congratulations on the birth of your newest little grandbabe, and so sorry to hear your mom has not been well.

    I am totally baffled why anyone would block another pinner. If a member doesn't want something copied, why not put it on a private board, or simply not pin it at all? Personally, I prefer to "pin" like Kelly does--just save things of interest to me to a file on my own computer. Despite the block, I suspect you could still right click and "save image" from her board to your computer (and then maybe re-pin from your computer to your Tilda board with some kind of a notation where the original photo came from)....that is, IF you were so inclined to still want to save any of her pins. It would be a round-about way of doing it but, nevertheless, one possible way to circumvent the block.

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  29. Shelia,
    Oh sweetie, please don't be so sad!!!
    I would be offended, as well, but think I'd just ignore her and carry on with what gave me pleasure!
    My prayers continue daily for you and your sweet Momma. . .
    as she waits for the angels to prepare her mansion with our Heavenly Father.
    Please keep blogging ( and although, I don't. . .) keep on pinning.
    You are liken a breath of fresh air to many a soul!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  30. Glad to hear your mother is comfortable, this must be a difficult time- hugs to you and your family. Love the cloth dolls.

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  31. I'm glad your mother is comfortable and getting good care, too. And I really don't know much about pinterest but this sounds crazy. I hope you won't let it bother you my friend. Who knows what people out there are doing...or why! I saw some of the cutest Tilda dolls at the festival yesterday and I'll show them in a post one day this week and mention you, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  32. My dear, If I knew who she was I would go repin all of her pins so that she could block me too. It is clearly HER problem, not yours! Repinning is what Pinterest is all about. Such is life. Don't worry your pretty little head about that silly woman.

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  33. I love the Tilda's. I've never had that happen. I repin lots of pins I thought that was the point of Pinterest. And I love it when I look on my stuff and have a new follower or that someone has repinned my pins. I try to avoid pinning anything that is a spam site. I've blocked a couple people who post spam. I hate that.
    I think I've followed you on Pinterest and if you happen to repin something I've pinned know that I don't mind. :) You know people on the internet can have a severe case of lack of manners.

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  34. I say Mary Clark has the right Idea. I would Block her.

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  35. I went to look at all your and other people's Tildas. Did you buy a pattern? I love them. I have made dolls though the year and would love to make some. I like other cloth dolls, too.

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  36. Dear Shelia...it is so seldom I hear or see anything or anyone being mean in Blogland. One reason I left Rate My Space was because of all the meanness going on. Bloggers are the sweetest people on earth. If you just ignore what happened and go about your enjoyment of pinning, you will feel better in the long run. That's what I'd do but then.....that's me. :)

    I'd like to say that I lost my old blog...now have a new one...bj-sweetnothings.blogspot
    Would you kindly come visit me and follow along....again ?? I thank you for it.

    God Bless your little mama.....
    xo bj

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  37. oops...that's bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com

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  38. I would just ignore it, she will never have any impact upon your life ever.
    By the way I LOVE your Tilda dolls, they are each and every one of them, perfectly delightful!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  39. I'm thinking it might be a Pinterest bug. I just got the message, "Whoops! You can't follow {username} because they've blocked you. {learn_more}" Literally, that message. No link on the "learn more." And not the actual name of the user. And this user is one of my current Facebook friends and someone I have met face to face. So I found this blog post when I searched for that crazy error message. And now I'm thinking maybe it's just Pinterest's software misbehaving. Hmm... -TimK

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  40. Hi, just a comment on the Pinterest blocking. I recently had someone do this to me as well. There are a LOT of people who don't like it if you pin too much from their boards, especially if you are not following them. The reason is because (and I have had this happen to me) people will come to your board and literally take your whole board and pin it to theirs after you've spent countless countless hours trying to create something beautiful for your own followers to enjoy. Then, when they have finished pinning everything you have, they unfollow you. Especially if you are a small business and trying to create a wonderful place for your customers that is unique and beautiful, it is really aggravating. That said, I've never blocked anyone because I figure the pics don't belong to me anyway. Just my two cents. Your dolls are fabulous!!!!!

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  41. I found this page because I Googled "Whoops! You can't repin this pin because the user blocked you." I, too, have been blocked by a Pinterest user. Tonight, I was repinning from a board pertaining to plant combinations. I took a break from Pinterest in order to watch Downton Abbey. When I returned to Pinterest, I attempted to repin another photo and received the "Whoops!" message. At first I felt hurt. But after reading this page and your friends' comments regarding your being blocked from a Pinterest user's boards, I calmed down. If the person who blocked me didn't want anyone copying his/her pins, he/she should have created private boards. As one of the above comments stated, the whole point to Pinterest is about sharing. Shelia, thank you for sharing your experience.

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  42. Well, Shelia, I have to say that the person who blocked you is weird & rude. Can't imagine why she blocked you. funny pics

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)