I am blogging about this topic mostly to vent for myself… but also to ask you guys to help me out.
As the site has grown larger, I have had many “other money saving bloggers” and “haters” doing whatever they can do leave negative comments on the site. (Most money saving bloggers are awesome and great people.. but there have been a few who aren’t the nicest.) And when the negative comments are left, they are left under Anonymous. For some reason people feel like they can say whatever they want, as long as their names aren’t linked to the comment.
I’m not quite sure if the negative comments come from people who are just negative in nature or because of another reason. But in any case, you can imagine they can become quite hurtful- especially when I feel like I do a pretty dang good job of posting legitimate deals for all of you to enjoy.
I litterally get hundreds of comments a day… and I definitely welcome them all! But it becomes very difficult to monitor and delete the Anonymous comments that are left. Can you guys help me out and leave your comment with a name? It is one of the options to leave your comment. I welcome concerns you might have about deals I post and can answer any questions that you have. But, hateful or rude comments cannot be tolerated. To be honest, it just hurts my feelings after all of the work I put into this site each day.
If you are one of those people who have negative comments to leave, feel free to visit another money saving blog instead. I am personally inviting you to leave the site right now. Those comments not only ruin my experience in this fun hobby of mine, but they ruin it for others as well.
However, thanks to all of you who do make running this website an enjoyable experience! For the first time in my life, I really do look forward to getting up in the morning to start finding and posting deals for us all.
Thanks in advance for your help with this! I really appreciate it!
You are doing an awesome job, I hope you can let the rude comments role off your shoulders. 🙂
Thank you for all the work you put into the site each day. I love checking it out and seeing what deals I can get. If you are on blogger you can not allow anonymous comments, somewhere in the settings.
I love your site, I can't imagine why anyone would have something bad to say. Keep up the great work!
You are wonderful! You have been given a talent and are willing to share with all of us. How anyone could leave negative comments here leads me to think they must be very insecure. I really appreciate all your hard work, Thank you.
Why on earth would anyone leave a negative comment? That is ridiculus.Thank you for all your hard work.
I'm pretty new (week + days) and you have already save me lots of money, what you do it's very appreciated by lots. Don't let the haters bring you down. Thanks for all you do 🙂
Its to bad people cant be grateful to you for all the money you save them. Obviously they are clueless. Thank you for saving my life. I needed to pull off a wedding for my daughter and did not have the means until I followed your blog and have made a huge difference in our lives. Now the wedding is over and I cant wait to see what I can do with the leftover cash. Carry on and know there are far more of us that are grateful for all you do.
Thanks for all you do!
Some people are just negative in nature no matter you do to try to please them they will always be nasty. You have personally saved me money and I truly thank you for all you do.
Oh Melea…that is horrible. You put in SOOOO many hours doing this blog every day. Some people are just mean. Thanks for all you do!
I just found your blog and I look forward to checking it daily! Thanks for all your hard work! I appreciate it!Jennifer Bird
This is a great site and you give us tons of good deals and freebies! Forget the haters! You rule!
Ryan and Renee
I think you do an amazing job! I am so impressed with your site. Don't let those negative haters our there get to you. Some people just like to be negative.
I am a local and appreciate your hard work. Dont let them discourage you!
I really don't understand why people feel the need to be so negative. It is their choice to look at your site…and if they have a problem with it (like you said), go elsewhere mean people!!!I on the other hand, think it is AWESOME that you put such awesome deals together for so many people to enjoy. You do a fantastic job at what you do…and I truly appreciate ALL of it. To me, your site is the best out there! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
You need not worry about what they say. I have a job in the public eye and I used to be bothered by the negative comments people say, but finally I decided to ask myself "Am I doing the best job that I can? and Do I have the best interest at heart for the people I serve? Being able to say yes every day to those questions helps me realize that there are always going to be haters, but for every hater there are MANY more that are grateful and happy for what is done, realize that that is the case here too! You are doing a great job! Keep it up!
I just want to say THANKS! for all the money you have helped me save. My husband and I have payed off over $15,000 in debt this year due in a large part to couponing and saving money everywhere possible.
So sorry that someone has to ruin it for everyone else! I so value all of the time and talent you put into this endeavor! You are a great mom and a great person!!! Thanks!
I agree — I'm just starting out but have already had lots of great deals and freebies in my mailbox (two free boxes of tampons and a Glad garbage bag just today — woohoo) and I come to this site multiple times a day to make sure I'm not missing anything. I agree with whoever above said to disable anonymous comments – that should solve the problem. Thanks for all the work you do. 🙂
I LUUUUVVVVVVV your website! I (honestly) check it 10 times a day! I tell everyone I know about it. AND, I had NO IDEA people were leaving rude comments because I didn't know a comment could be left. I really appreciate all you do, you're a rock-star in my book!!
i for one really appreciate all the hard work you put into this site. i feel like particularly recently you have especially more posts and i know this is a big commitment for you. thanks!
i LOVE your site too! don't listen to the bad, only the good.
That makes me so sad for you! It is so frustrating when you work so hard for something, and people ruin it for you. I love your blog and think that you do a wonderful job. 🙂 Some people just have to find something negative about everything, I wouldn't take it personally. Thanks for all your help on the savings for all of us!!
I know it is hard, but try to ignore them. You have a wonderful site, and has saved my family hundreds! Especially since we have our first baby, we can defiantly use the help. Thank you so much for all you do.
You are awesome to do this site for all of us! I don't get why you would have "haters". I'm boggled about what anyone would have to say that is negative. I'm sorry you have to deal with that. I just don't get some people. Once again, you are amazing! I can't imagine balancing life and doing what you do. Thanks so much!
Chad, Kendra, Eva and Kara
I think you do an awesome job! I'm sorry people leave hurtful comments. You are great at what you do!
You are fantastic! Thank you for doing so much research and making this site a great way to save money. I have learned so much from you. Keep up the great work you are doing, and ignore those who don't appreciate you. The rest of us do! 🙂
Great Job! It Surprizes Me That Anyone Would HAve Something Negative To Say!
It sometimes only takes one nasty person to ruin a perfectly good day. Just know there are so many more who love this site and all your work! I personally love it!!
Melea,I'm sorry about the 'haters'. I wouldn't feel too frustrated about the negative people, though. There will always be those kind of people (opposition!).Thanks for all you do!! I love your site!Melissa
This looks like a Blogger setup, just set your comment settings so that you CAN'T post anonymous comments. People can still sign in or leave contact info to leave a comment, just no creepy anonymous ones. Also, I use Intense Debate for my comments, ANYONE can comment but they have to leave information. I also have that set to "no anonymous". It also provides people's isp's when they comment (on your moderation page only, not publicly) so you can block the nasties if you want!Good luck, and keep it up! I love this site! As a single mom I'm always looking for good deals and you have helped me out more than once, so I thought I'd reach out and give whatever advice I could. Thanks.
I think you do a great job and I can't even imagine the time and effort you put into posting great deals for us everyday. Plus, with your help, I've saved my family tons of money. Keep up the good work and don't let a couple of negative people affect you and this amazing site!
I check your site all day long. You do an awesome job.
Clever Costume Maker
I moved to Utah from eastern coastal area. I'm truely greatful to live here, in regular American, where people care and love and help one another like real patriots. The eastern coast is CHUCK FULL of rude, inconsiderate, irrate, stupid people. So, just remember, that some people live with this hatred everyday, and never even know that the world is a good place with good people. Blessings to you!
I agree with everyone else. I am a huge fan! I live in Denver and I check your site daily. Some people are just mean.PS. My family went to Disneyland a couple weeks ago and we ate at House of Blues with my $25 gift certificate that I got for $2. Thanks!
I love your site! I have been watching your site almost daily since I found it in Jan!I tell everyone about it! I really appreciate all the hard work you put in! I save so much money!
Em and Brad
That's too bad that some people tend to ruin it for everyone else. I love your site, and look up to you a lot! I would be more than happy to leave my name. Thanks for helping me save $$. You're the best.Emily W.
You do a great job!! Keep up the good work
I'm another fan! Keep your chin up 🙂 We appreciate you!
I love this site and can't imagine what negative comments they could have…. Thanks for your hard work!
I am not tech savy but am wondering if there is a way to block anonymous comments altogether. It is your site and things like this you shouldn't have to deal with. P.S. Love the good deals!
Thanks for sharing all the great deals you find!
Thanks for all you do! You do so much for us. 🙂
Hopefully all of us who APPRECIATE YOU out weighs the crappy haters! I think you are AMAZING to use your time to help all of us out, who aren't as good at finding the deals ourselves. We've got your back!
You have really saved my family from lose of our home. With my husband being out of a job, i have been able to save as much money as I can using your website to make sure there is still food on the table. I thank you for all the work you do. I only wish others could see the same thing I do in all your hard work! You are amazing and a life saver!
Thanks for all you do! I just love your site! I am sure its lots of work and I appreciate it very much! Don't let the "hater" ruin a good thing. Hopefully you can just let them go and know that there are TONS of people who love your site and all you do! Thanks a TON!!
I love your site! It's the first site I visit every morning. Thank you for investing your time into helping me out.
I can't even think of a reason anyone could have to get mad at you! Your site is so helpful, and I have never come across a deal that didn't work out (as long as the coupons were still available by the time as I got to them). I'm thankful for all you do. Keep up the good work!
AMEN to all the comments before me! You are doing a great job & your site is my #1 deals site that I check every single day. Keep it up girl!
I think everyone has pretty much said it all! But keep it up! and thank you!
I just want to leave my thank you mark too! You are my #1 site I go to everytime for EVERYTHING! I love it and I recommend you to everyone I know who is interested in anything. I've saved a ton from vacations to diapers with you so thank you, thank you, thank you. You are fun and insigntful and even when I get to the down point of "Should I really keep up with this couponing stuff" I just read your site and get motivated with something great. I mean it, don't stop…if you love it. 🙂
I agree! You are amazing! And I'm so grateful for all the work you put into this! Hopefully you can block Anonymous comments so you won't have to read them, you don't deserve that at all! Thanks! I love your site!!!
Why would people post negative! Serious makes no sense! There not happy bout their own life! I love your site! Love!! In love with it!! Thank u!!!!
Mike and Kira
I love freebies2deals! Ignore the stupid comments, people love to stir others up. If you weren't doing a good job, then your site wouldn't be so popular! Take it as a compliment, your site is so popular that you even get negative comments! Haha! Keep up the good work, I love checking this site daily.