Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A few words...

I'm finally off of Tumblr! I've had it for about a year and a half, and while it was fun while it lasted, it got to be too much of a hassle in the end. I was wasting a lot of time on it and there are so many better and more productive things to do with my time! I don't need the distraction!

One thing that disturbed me was the last Tumblr message I recieved. It went on about how people in colleges were talking about me, and how there is a lot to find out about me through my Tumblr and my blog. Apparently, my blog is "judge-worthy." First off, I would like to say that I hate complaining and ranting but I can't get this off of my mind. Secondly, this blog is not my life. It is a part of it, I don't deny that, but my whole life is not documented on this blog, and my whole life is not consumed with this blog. I'm sure that every blogger like me can say that about themselves and what they do. I love writing "The Pink and Green Prep", so an anonymous message making me doubt writing this blog really annoys me. I started writing this blog really because I don't have the similarities with my close friends to talk about girly stuff with. In order that I didn't explode, I started the Pink and Green Prep so I could talk about my love for Lilly and all things pink and green. It was a fun way to "vent" about my style and my fashion must-haves.

My whole identity is definitely not that I wear a lot of Lilly and my clothes are preppy. Yes, it's part of who I am, but my whole life does not revolve around it. I think that the anons who make aggravating comments don't realize that there is more to me than just this blog. It's true that y'all aren't shown other parts of my life, but that's how I like it. Thirdly, I really don't think I give out a ton of information here. There is nothing personal on this blog other than my name, my age, and where I'm from. I say what I like and dislike about clothes, but there is nothing serious. I try to keep my opinions of "larger" issues off of the blog. Other than that, I really don't think that there is anything "judge-worthy" on the blog! 

I don't like that I let a stupid anon comment get to me. I don't like that the comment said that "people" in colleges were talking about me, specifically how I was "snobby" and "prep." I am one of the least snobby people I know! And I'm not just saying that! Also, how is being "prep" a negative thing? Okay, so I wear clothes that are viewed as being preppy, but I don't  look down on people who dress differently than me. I'm not a mean girl who judges the girl who doesn't wear something from Lilly Pulitzer. I'm not a judgey person at all, and I am definitely not a snob. 

So, if the anon who wrote that message is reading this, I hope you understand that it was wrong of you to base your assumption of me off of this blog. Seriously, it's a blog about clothes and my favorite pink and green goodies. It's not my identity, it's not real life.

I really love my blog and I really don't love when people make me doubt what I've been doing. Y'all have been so supportive right from the beginning, and I really appreciate all the things you have said, as well as all the advice you have given me. I'm sorry that I deleted the Tumblr, and I'm not going to lie that the anon comment contributed to the deletion. It was an in-the-moment decision but it was the right thing to do for me!

I hope y'all have a lovely day!

xoxo, Hannah

33 comments:

  1. Preach, girl!

    People on tumblr are so mean! I've stopped writing posts on there as of late thanks to the awful, rude messages I have been getting about my relationship. One little picture start a tumblr war and, worst of all, it was from an anon!
    Sometimes these things do get to use but it says a lot that you cna pick yourself up and move on!

    <3

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  2. Don't don't listen to silly people like that, they are the minority among tons of us who love your blog and value your opinions on things! This was the first blog I ever started following. I ran across it when I was searching for cute form stuff and have come to realize we have a lot in common taste wise. I love reading all your new updates. Don't worry about them and just keep doing what you're doing. Have a safe trip to Wake!

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  3. Also, our schools will be playing each other next year:)

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  4. Haters gonna hate. I personally believe this blog shows what a wonderful, down-to-earth person you are and I really hate that someone has told you otherwise. Keep doing what you love and don't worry about the other "people." It's probably some petty, jealous girl who reads your blog to her cats. Have a great day & have fun moving to Wake!

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  5. Your blog is: 1) Fun to read. I, much like you, started my blog because my friends don't have the same style and love of all things preppy as I do. 2) Admirable. To keep this up for 2 years and blog almost everyday is amazing! 3) Inspirational. I like all the outfits you put together. I try and replicate some of your looks because they are so darn cute! People can really suck at times. But they're just jealous! Please keep blogging!

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  6. That was very well said, I love how you stay true to yourself, although some immature others may not approve.
    I love your blog!
    -Sarah

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  7. keep your chin up girl! i know words hurt, but remind yourself that the person didn't even have the guts to put down their name! they're not brave, they are insecure. you have a great blog and a great outlook on life ;)

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  8. And let me tell you another fact of life sugar...the happier you are the meaner people can be! Old Mrs. Kindergarten still wears her Lilly and smiles and speaks to everyone and I work with some nasty haters. They never get me down, I just keep on smiling and having fun each daily! Life is too short to waste time on foolishness! Keep prepping it up and smiling!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

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  9. I would just like to share that I know Han as a person, and she is one of the most honest, sincere, likeable, bubbly, happy, and down to earth people (not to mention as far as from judgmental as you can get) I have ever known.
    (han, don't let anyone tell you other wise :)
    I was in awe when she first showed me her blog, and even though we have graduated I still follow her blog! It is just another part of her that show cases her amazing personality and her impeccable style.

    So han, leave all the awful people who say awful things like that tumblr post behind you!
    Look forward and enjoy the first weeks of college! (cant wait to hear all about it!!!)

    Love you girlie!

    hDb

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  10. LOVE YOU!
    You're great and you shouldn't let people like that get you down. I love your blog and you have nothing to worry about it!

    Stay positive!! :)

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  11. Hi Hannah,

    I myself have a tumblr account, and some people are extremely rude on there. I myself take the high road, and NEVER, ever send anon hate, and hardly any anonymous questions in the first place. Turning off anonymous questions is a good idea, if you do decide to have it again.

    From following your blog, I can tell that you are sweet, bubbly, and very kind. Although you seem to live a much more privileged life than I do- I have no right to judge you on that, and you do not come off as snobby.

    Never be ashamed of who you are, or let rude words ruin your day! Take care :)

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  12. Hannah I absolutely love your blog and I'm sorry for the judgemental comments you've been receiving please keep on posting!

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  13. I think it's really sad that tumblr is full of so many mean anonymous people and that so many great people on their get sent hate when all they do is reblog pretty pictures! I have an account, but frankly blogspot has a much more constructive environment.

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  14. Well, I have known Miss Hannah for 18 years. Although some may say I might be just a little biased, I know that Hannah is the sweetest person I have ever met. There isn't a mean bone in her body. To say that I am going to miss her while she is starting her next great adventure is an understatement. I think all these equally sweet comments about my Hannah certainly make me proud!

    Poo on mean and hateful anonymous commentators!

    Go Wake!

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  15. I just found your blog and am smitten. Totally love it all, and much of it is my style as well. Don't worry, just be you! Thank goodness I'm out of those college years. However, I decided to go back to grad school, and unfortunately, some of that kind of stuff continues on throughout life. Just ignore it and be proud of who you are! :)

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  16. What you said about needing an outlet for your girly lilly-loving side is the exact reason i read and love your blog! Hannah, I cried the first time I read your blog because I realized that there are girls like me out there: positive, classy, preppy, stylish girls who aren't afraid of their smarts. That may sound silly but it is the truth! Keep writing, please! I will surely never meet you but you have made me so much more confident in myself!

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  17. Keep going girl, i love your blog!
    Don't let people get to you. These people are jealous of your style and great taste!
    Keep your preppy head up and keep going :)

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  18. I've followed your blog for about a year now, and what I see is a gracious, stylish young lady who understands how lucky she is and is grateful every second of the day. You made an extremely mature decision!

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  19. oh lord... don't let the haters get to you. it happens to all of us, and it really isn't worth it.

    if someone is cowardly enough to leavea an anonmyous comment criticizing your life then they aren't man enough to have their opinion valued!!

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  20. I completely agree!! You said this with more class and eloquence than i ever could! I think that goes to show what a sweet and ambitious girl you are!!

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  21. when i made a blog girls would make snarky comments about it and talk about my blog- judging me and thinking they know everything about me. i've been there! i'm glad you kept this blog! you are SO sweet and i don't understand how anyone could think anything else of you! i ADORE your style, you always have the cutest outfits!- keep on blogging! i've come to find that the more successful and happy you are, the more that jealous people will try to bring you down. don't let anyone dull your sparkle :) xoxo

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  22. I think it's so sad people hide behind the internet to make comments. First of all, everyone is entitled to write whatever they want to write about it. This is your blog! Being a prep does not make you a snob either-I hate that stereotype! And obviously, your blog does not cover every aspect of your life. You are a great girl and have an adorable blog, don't let those annoying comments get to you!

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  23. What haters Hannah. I am so sorry. I never thought you ever talked about what kind of clothes and preppy things that you like in a snobbish or arrogent way. You are very mature for your age and a fabulous young lady, they see that and are probably very envious.

    Good luck in your new transition at Wakeforest. You are going to have so much fun and I cannot wait to hear about it on your blog. Seriously, college was some of the best years for me and I know you are going to have such a great time!

    XoXo

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  24. Hannah-- I am SO sorry that this has happened to you! You don't deserve it one bit-- I, of course, don't know you in person, but through your blog I think that you are stylish, tasteful, polite, ladylike gorgeous and gracious. I think we'd be great friends if we ever met!!

    I can tell that you are going to be very successful in college and afterwards. People who make rude and snarky comments are just jealous or unhappy.

    You have everything going for you and you should be proud of the eloquent blog you created and how mature and fabulous you are!!!

    I wish you all the best and will continue to support your blog (one of my top favorites and daily reads, btw!!).

    xoxo,
    sCe

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  25. Your blog is so fun to read. I am a bit older than you are an I think your blog is like looking at a fun little magazine. Keep it up!

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  26. I'm younger, much younger than you and I LOVE your blog! Lilly and anything pink and green a my favorite things to!

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  27. Had to chime in and say that you have great style and shouldn't worry about what an anonymous person says. Good luck at Wake - my boyfriend is an alum and loved it!

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  28. O my God! That is horrible. Just see it as jealousy and nothing more. You know I never got a weird reaction to my Lilly Loving and Preppy ways until I was in Tahoe a few years ago. A lady said you are representing everything people hate about the East Coast. I was a little shocked that dressing cute and colorful could get a negative reaction. I still put on my Pinks and Greens and my Preppy gear no mater what anyone says. You seem to me a like a fun girl enjoying life that would not say a unkind word about anyone so keep it up and pick your Sorority carefully though(if you decide to rush), ok:)

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  29. I'm so sad about the hate since the time I have known you from Tumblr and on blogspot you are such a sweet girl and I can't wait to hear about your adventures at Wake Forest. Post like this make me want to delete my Tumblr as well and I barely use it as of late. Wishing you all the best at college.

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  30. Keep your head up Hannah! You are an amazing girl and some people just have to be hateful to feel better about themselves! You are going to have an amazing time in college, and there is no way anyone could even think they know the whole you just from a blog!!

    Best of luck and much love!!!

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  31. I think you're adorable! Don't let them get you down. A bully's a bully, but the really cowardly ones seem to take to the internet where they can stay anonymous. It's usually someone who's envious and it probably doesn't have much to do with you at all.

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  32. You are wise and mature beyond your years and I can only hope that my two girls grow up to be like you. Smile! xx

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