I said it yesterday, and I’ll say it again now: sometimes, you can’t vent openly – that is, yell at people to their faces, or, say, rant freely on your blog – without risking big trouble. The Basement is always available for that kind of thing, of course, but it occurred to me that sometimes we need to be invited to spill our guts, to be welcomed to vent and rant and get all messy. So yesterday I proposed the following: a Bitchin’ Bitchfest Blog Exchange, wherein we arrange some swapping of blog spaces and opening up of blog spaces so that we can all blog openly on a theme that isn’t entirely appropriate for our own blogs. Like, say, ‘Things (Or People) That Make You Go ARGH’ (not that I would know anything about this, but, you know: family members, in-laws, neighbors, et al.) And given the response so far (you can go weigh in over here, if you want), it looks like there is, indeed, a need for the Bitchfest.
I need to work out the details – how to protect anonymity while promoting the Bitchfest, how to open up space for non-bloggers, that kind of thing – but in the meantime, send me an e-mail at email@example.com (note the ‘e’ – gmail doesn’t like bad words) if you want to take part. Include the following information: whether you want to exchange (post your own rant and host someone else’s rant), just post (just post on someone else’s blog without hosting on your own blog), just host (just host someone else’s rant on your blog or post your own rant on your own blog dammit. (And if you could put that info in the subject line, even better.) And then I’ll co-ordinate. And we’ll all get a whole lot of bullshit off of our chests.
In the meantime, remember, there’s always the Basement .