• Jackie

    You Go Girl!

    ps. sorry about the SHINGLES!

  • http://www.skunkstripe.wordpress.com Megan

    I predict some ‘indooced’ behavior where the not-so-hateful decide to try and make your list of evil souls. But having to sift the faker-haters from the real thing might be a welcome new game.

    I know I have at times been curious about what they’re writing – and at the same time damn happy that I don’t have to deal with that kind of poison penmanship. It would probably put me on meds.

    About the shingles (um, ouch)… hope that passes soon.

  • Lisa

    Fantastic! I hope you make a ton of money off of those losers! ha! Oh, and Australian Shepherds should only live in Australia.

  • http://www.michellepaints.com michelle


    But I cannot believe how crazy people are.

    You deserve every penny you make.

    Just brilliant.

  • Viktor

    I am worried. And concerned. Worried and concerned.

    If you roll naked on your money, your money will get SHINGLES!

    Then your money will die!

    Sometimes I think you love your baby more than money. And that is just wrong.

    Or right. I forget which is which.

  • http://www.definemature.com Amira from definemature.com

    In one word: BRAVA!

    I say take the oodles of money, rub it against your shingles (which ouch…just ouch..)and shove it to them where the sun doesn’t shine!

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  • Anonymous

    I have been reading your blog for years, and have never been compelled to spew any kind of hatred. Now, I am finally to compelled to spew love. Dooce Rulz!!!

  • Julie

    I find it amazing the person which states she has a degree in writing is the same who submits constant comments encouraging others to boycott your site, how much she hates it… riddled with the grammatical and spelling errors.

    If you’re so bothered, STOP THE MADNESS and QUIT READING. Twelve and a half pages of hate email comments? OOOPS – your hypocrisy is showing.

    Also, who has uses four names? (Go ahead, four-namer: hate me too!)

    PS. Dooce, you’re a goddess.

  • Kelly Thomas

    I feel terrible for saying this, because no one should have to put up with the ignorant things people say to you (unless of course you hunt the haters all down individually and mud-wrestle them to the ground until they plead “Uncle” and reluctantly read your blog….because that’s what they make it seem like) but your hate site is quite possibly the funniest thing ever. I hope you make scads of money and use it to buy more expensive throw pillows and color blind skirts for Leta. :)

  • Nicole

    Fuck ‘em, I love that mascara!

    Maybe if they bought more of that mascara and less crackers that stick up their ass would disappear!

  • Anonymous

    I am completely and utterly dumbfounded at the sheer amount of idiocy that permeates that hate page. I admire your candidness and honesty. Don’t you ever change!

  • Anonymous

    Poor you! No fun to worry about SHINGLES when you are nursing. Hope they go away soon. Hate page-stroke of genius. Anyone watching CSPAN knows there is no civility in America anymore.

  • Anonymous

    I cannmot understand how anyone could send you hate mail?!
    i absolutely ADORE you and the way you write. You rock, Heather!

  • Babs

    “Monetizing the Hate” is a move of sheer brilliance. Though I usually read dooce via Google Reader, I am *so* clicking directly onto “MtH” just to keep it rolling.

  • Stephanie MacPherson

    What an incredible idea. I have to say I’m totally shocked at the barrage of hate sent your way. Reading your blog regularly is so much fun for me. You’re so different than myself and I think that’s why I love your blog so much. As a conservative Christian, Rush Limbaugh fan, stay at home mom of 1 homeschooled boy I share a lot of your experiences as a mom and almost none of your experiences or perspectives as a person. And instead of disregarding you as some sort of internet quack intent on monopolizing on her children or as just some nutty lib I really find that I value your opinion and your thoughts on life. You’ve decided to open up your life to the public in a big way, you certainly must be secure in yourself and your ideals. I applaud your courage. You extend an invitation to see things from someone else’s perspective. So thank you for offering it.


  • Andrea

    good god, I just spent way to much of my time reading pages and pages of the hate mail and lord, woman, I feel sick! I just don’t understand these people. do you actually read all those every day? how do you not internalize it and start to believe it? why do these people have nothing better to do than bully and criticize a woman they have never met? is that it? the anonimity of the internet gives them the freedom to be so cruel? you’re just a human like anyone else and I applaud you for continually and candidly putting yourself out there in vast internetland. I would have crawled in my whole at this point and made my blog private.

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome. A great way to stick it to all the hateful, foul, self-righteous people of the world. I am working my way through every page. And apparently I am one of the select few of your fans who are “smart enough” to have Ad Block enabled, but I disabled it to read The Hate, just to stick it to them in my own little way.

    This reminds me of what supporters of a local organization did. They would make donations based on the number of boycotters that would show up. Therefore, making money off the haters. Classic.

  • Kylie

    I’ve just had a peek at the new addition to your site and cannot believe people actually send you emails like that. What the hell? Clearly they were dragged up.

    Also, love that you posted the emails as they were originally written. Nothing funnier than an insult with spelling and grammatical errors!

  • Carolyn

    Oh Heather. I got depressed just looking at the hate page. I can’t imagine how you deal with that nastiness and vitriol all the time. For what it’s worth, I’m sure there are bajillions more like me, who do love you and rejoice when you update, but never bother to write or comment with nice things.

  • http://megatropolis.wordpress.com Megan

    You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggon it, I still like you :) .

  • Teri

    So sorry about the shingles. They’re really awful. With these hateful comments, remember they’re coming from a place of fear and jealousy. They make the big sister in me want to kick some ass. Please know that the sane 99% of us think you are awesome and we love you.

  • Heidi

    Suck all those haters! Their just jealous cuz they probably have shitty ass blogs with no followers.

    I’d lick your sweaty jock strap any day.

    Yours truly,
    Faithful Dooce “Lemming”

    p.s. LOVE YOU AND JON AND LETA AND MARLO AND CHUCK AND COCO! Keep it going girl! There’s hundreds, if not thousands of us readers that appreciate, understand and learn from your experience of motherhood. I know me & my daughter sure do!

  • HeatherV

    I’ve been reading since before Leta was born. I’ve never commented. Sometimes I LOVE this site and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I check out Dooce hate sites for the same reason I read Star magazine. I do think some of the people who comment here (especially the idiots that post FIRST! for first comments) have questionable IQ levels. Regardless of this, I have to say I LOVE your hate mail site. The fact that people write this kind of crap to anyone is ridiculous. I even clicked on a few ads just to piss them off even more.

  • Alexa

    I like your website, but reading those comments I realized that I am not fit to be your fan, as there is no way I am ever going to lick you.

    Sorry to disappoint. Chuck and Coco will have to be the Dooce-lickers in my stead.

  • Becca

    It’s interesting that so many of the haters presume to know so much about Dooce’s readers. Based on…the limited number of comments? their personal interactions with readers? extensive research into the readers’ choices? I read Dooce and other blogs because I’m interested in what makes people tick, what they’re passionate about. I’m passionate about my family, design, humor, politics, and the relationship people have with their animals, so I find a lot of what Heather writes about relevant. Don’t assume that her writing is my only source of fulfillment, or that I want to imitate Heather or some other blogger in other realms of my life, or that I base my purchasing decisions on a product she mentions. Give me a little credit; I will give you some.

    When I feel a blogger is veering off in some direction I’m not interested in, or posts an opinion I disagree with, or takes on too self-indulgent of a tone, I stop reading that blog, and might come back to it later…or might not. The point is, _I_ step away. I don’t expect the blogger to change. Or to stop. Or whatever. I assess and take control of _my_ feelings and reactions.

    The Internet affords possibilities for human connection unlike anything else, so it’s difficult for me to understand people who want to destroy those opportunities for readers who do care and do want to connect. And if they truly believe that something a blogger writes is detrimental to his/her readers–a valid concern, in some situations–how is belittling the writer and spewing hate–and outright lies–a solution? The example you’re setting for me is no better than the one you claim Heather is setting for her readers.

  • Molly

    Genius idea in monetizing the hate. I can’t get enough of the stupid things people write to you.

  • Darragh

    Dude shingles SUCK! I feel your pain.

    I think you should go right ahead and be as assheaded as they come. Monetize the shit out of it and treat yourself and family to a shingles free vacation somewhere spectacular.

  • http://walkingborderline.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Your new hate site makes me want to offer you a hug. You don’t know me from boo, but the offer still stands.

  • http://laundryhurtsmyfeelings.blogspot.com/ joann

    My 16 year old daughter got SHINGLES on her FACE the day of her homecoming dance. It SUCKED THE BIG ONE! But, she was brave and we did as much covering up as we could without making her look like a zombie. Now, a college girl, she looks back and realizes she made it through. I’m glad she went through the night.

    And as for the haters, brilliant, brilliant ,brilliant. I’m thinking maybe it stings more than you’re letting on. I blog and write a column for our local paper and still every day, I make my husband read the letters to the editor first, so that if there’s anything too vicious, he crops it out. I’m a little more fragile than I let on. Fabulous revenge. HATERS SUCK THE BIG ONE.

    Keep it up, Dooce. You rule no matter what the idiots say.

  • http://www.kustoo.com KU

    I think I am going to say something mean just so I can make it on Monetizing The Hate. Then I will put it on my resume. It will go right below speaks fluent Klingon!

  • http://www.thelaughingstork.com Candy

    Well-played, Team Dooce. Well-played, indeed.

    I, too, have been on the receiving end of hate mail — although not nearly the same volume as you, of course — and have even had haters register me on nasty porn and dating sites.

    Yes, THEY registered me. I swear. *AHEM*


    I know how it can sting, even when we desperately want to rise above it. So it brings a tear to my eye to see someone channel the hatred into something beautiful: money; money; money!

    Had shingles a few years ago. Stress-induced.

  • Melissa Ann

    I just flipped over and read some of the hatemail… I’m so sorry that people can be so cruel and mean. I just don’t understand? If you dislike the site so much, don’t read it. Done. Why waste time writing comments just to be mean? People are a wonder… Anyways, I am sorry. Good to all of you that you’re able to rise above it.

  • robinbird

    You can roll around naked in all that money….but, then you will have to sanitize it due to the SHINGLES!

  • “Anonymous”

    So – I don’t know if you make it do this, but when I just looked at the new “hate” site all the crazy mid-text ads were for vitamins that CURE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY! Maybe the morons who sent you hate mail will take some of the drugs to cure their own anxieties! If that just happened to pop up because of key words, that is awesome, and it is also awesome if you made it do that on purpose. LOVE IT.

  • ME

    Kudos to you Heather! I LOVED that you made a blog to the “haters”!

    PS – Michelle Rebeiro Yoakum Mcbee – Go fuck yourself!

  • Anonymous

    AWESOME!!! I love all the misspellings, too. I will check the page every day just to give you more money and piss them the hell off. :)

  • http://www.8junebugs.com jenG

    Do you get cash if I just click through the ads? Because I’ll clickyclicky away to help turn the hate into Leta’s undergrad tuition.

  • http://www.happinessontap.com Elizabeth_K

    Best. Idea. Ever. It was like a train wreck — I couldn’t look away. YES MAKING MONEY OFF THE HATE!!! You are brilliant AND beautiful.

  • Jenny Morber

    I went over there and clicked through those horrible comments. People sure can be assholes. I hope it made you lots of money.

  • Jenn

    It hurts to be bullied online. Way long ago, I founded an e-mail discussion group for fans of a very obscure band, and we eventually grew to 500 members. But it just took one mean bastard to scare off a lot of members, and that’s before you get to the personal insults against me — for no good reason. I lost sleep over it, and one day, I just gave the whole thing up (which my husband had wanted me to do for ages). Obviously you handle stress way better than I do… although…SHINGLES!

    I adore your blog and your beautiful children and all of the cool design stuff you post and both of your dogs. And I think your husband is awfully cute. Those mean posts are just plain stupid, so ignore them if you can.

  • seren

    What an amazing idea.

    I just read a few pages of the hate and I am utterly appalled at what these people have written. I will be visiting that page on a regular basis just so you can make a mint off of those horrible little people.

    You Rock!
    This idea Rocks!
    And the hater can f**k right off!

  • http://greyautumnrain.livejournal.com/ Elizabeth

    I seriously hope you become very, very wealthy this way. It serves the annonotrolls right.

  • Amy

    I discovered your web page through a link on jennsylvania (I LOVE Jen Lancaster), and I think you are a riot, too. I had a friend who had SHINGLES! and I know from his experience that they SUCK.

    Also, asshead? Almost as good an insult as Jen’s favorite, assHAT.

    Will be adding your web page to my favorites…

  • Michele

    I hope you are laughing all the way to the bank!!!!

  • Adam

    You guys are fucking geniuses. Period.

  • http://www.snaphappygirl.com Gretchen

    Writing a hate letter to Dooce – $1
    Dooce reading your hate letter – $5
    Dooce creating a site with all her hate mail – PRICELESS!!!!

  • Anne

    OMG, I seriously had no idea that people were that mean! I got mad on your behalf just reading thru. Was a great idea from @hchamp and a perfect execution of it by you and @blurb.

  • MegeraM

    Heather, your idea about the hate page is a great one and I hope it makes you a lot of money. But I’m not sure I’ll be visiting – I thought I’d find it funny but it’s just kinda depressing. All those people out there who just don’t get you, find your writing offensive, etc….but they just can’t seem to tear themselves away from your blog?? Anonymous or not, that kind of vileness and ill-wishes toward others will come back to poison their own lives.

    I think you’re hilarious and your writing is a great pick-me-up any time.

  • Diane

    Ohhhhh such a great idea! I wonder if those hate writers have ever heard the old saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? And if they hate you so much why the heck do they read your blog?!! I want to know, why read a blog and post negative comments? Sheesh and they call you an asshead!

    Hope the shingles clear up soon.