Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WTF is this?


Welcome!  Or should I say: how did you get in here?  This is sort of an experimental blog I thought I'd toss out into the blogosphere after a little idea I had and encouragement I found on Twitter.  The idea is basically this: anyone can post about anything.  Send me an e-mail or comment here if you want to be added to the author list, or find me on Twitter, and I will send you the invitation.  For now, I'll only be adding people I know (or have heard of from people I know), but we'll see how it goes. 

The original idea is basically that of a complaint department for real life.  Feel free to come here to vent, bitch, whine, moan, groan, and generally have a little pity party.  Maybe, if we all band together, it will have sort of a group therapy effect.  I don't want to discourage positive posts, either - I just thought it'd be nice to have a kind of virtual living room (oohh, that would have been a good name for it.  Damn.) where we could share more than 140 characters when the spirit moved us.  I'm hoping you'll feel that way, too, and join me in posting here!

Now, I need to cry for help.  This thing looks like crap!  My husband is in a graphic design program, but he's way too busy and I don't feel like cleaning little bits of brain off the floor as I would need to if I asked him to help me make a design and his head exploded.  Sooooo... that's where you (maybe?) come in.  Can anyone help me take this blog from this:

... to this?:

Please help me!  Drop me a line in one of the aforementioned ways if you're interested.

So, what do you think?  Cheesy?  Lame?  Ridiculous?  Complain all about it in the complaints comments.  Meanwhile, I believe I have some damn kids to chase off my lawn.


  1. I love it! I'm not sure how much help I would be snazzing up the place. You see how boring my blogs look. But I'm up for being an author. I've got a ton of crap to complain about! LOL

  2. Thanks for the blog. I can always find something to bitch about. This week I've been fucked by Dell, Hewlett-Packard and DirecTV.

  3. Ha, love it! I have complaints but lack a witty writing ability. I'll just enjoy your collective snark from the sidelines :)

  4. I think this is a fab idea. I'm sure I'll have something to add at some point, I do love complaining! I'm useless when it comes to design stuff, so trust me, you don't want my help with that! ;)

  5. OMG Erin..I knew this was you! PMSL. Ok but I signed in and now it seems everyone else has access to my blog. FML. How do I deleted and sign in as an admin, but use a different email?!?

  6. What? I don't think so. Do you have access to my blog? Like, my MB blog? Because I don't have access to LwE's stuff, and she's signed up, too. I think on your dashboard you just see what you have access to. I'll check. But if we do somehow have access, check your Twired permissions (under settings on Blogger, all the way on the right). You can change it so it's just you and ES.

  7. Hey, Erin. Count me in. Bitching. Helping with blog design. You name it. Email me and we can talk about it.

  8. Oh my god I am SO in! I love to bitch and moan. Hence my addiction to twitter and commenting on blogs! Sign me up, bb!

    I got a real rant on the other day to a 'customer services' department. Helllooo? I'm the customer. You're here to help me, not the other way around. I feel a post coming on...

    Not sure how I can help w design, but I see Lisa's put her hand up, and we know she's a genius xx

  9. Yaaay! I love all of you. Oh no! What will I do with a complaints blog when I have no complaints to make??!! Thank goodness you've all signed up. :)

  10. OMG, this is a brilliant idea. Woot woot. Definitely count me in. I've always got something to complain, bitch about. In fact, I have a pretty gruesome wedding story to tell *cringe*.

    Well done, MB. Glad you were encouraged on Twitter to start this.

  11. I'd love to bitch... just sayin, if you need another author..... *jumps up and down waving frantically*

  12. Just stumbled across this one after a nudge from TwiKiwi. Brilliant idea! May I join in too? I can bitch for Britain ;-)

    CC x