Tuesday, April 24

Grinds My Gears

I’m thinking of creating a new Meme.

All of us like to moan, or grumble, no matter how much we may deny it, and our blogs seem the ideal place to do it. And yet we often worry more about making our online persona's ‘nice’ than making them real.

It’s been proven that human beings bond more over gossip and backstabbing than over anything else. Grumbling makes people like us! Indeed, in the UK it’s our national pastime.

And yet all the memes I’ve seen are for ‘nice’ things. Cute pictures, shared blessings, personal dreams etc. It’s time to change all that.

And so I’m suggesting ‘Grinds My Gears’ – The moaning meme

Once a week I’ll give you the chance to moan about anything you want, just have a good old rant, and other moaners can read it, add their comments and grumble along with you. We’ll bond more, make more friends and get a little bit further inside peoples heads. Plus reading about others grumbles puts ours in proportion and makes us all feel better.

What do you think? Would you play along? Do you know someone who might? What day should it be on? What should the artwork look like? Should it have themes? Is it the most stupid idea I’ve ever had, apart from that one that involved a squirrel, two snakes and a tube of Pritstick?

I’m opening this up to the floor, so feel free to give me your ideas, comments and your criticism. Or alternatively, just write a good old rant about me in the comments and get it off your chest.

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Scarlet said...

What Grinds my Gears?

A new series of Big Brother started.


etain_lavena said...

Do et....why not...I will participate if I am on line and I get here...I mean you know how I can moan......and themes....just go with it...pictures...I know I vote for hot nakid men....hihih...you too hey?....but I don't know, your way good at this....so in the end....do et:)

Pickled Olives said...

Old Knudsen of Old Bitter Balls has an interesting meme. You might want to see this less than positive meme.

Angelika said...

OMG, no. I wouldn't want to ruin my reputation as a sweet and loving & kind to all creatures big and small blogger...

The Freelance Cynic said...

Scarlet - Not in the UK. I'll save my moaning till later on

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Pickled Olives - Ewwww why would you send me to that site! Eeeewwww

Angelika. I congratuate on leaving a long comment today. But as you are apparently always nice (mummy dearest etc...) I think you may be an imposter...

Webmiztris said...

I think just about all of my posts are 'grind my gears' style ALREADY!!! :)

Angelika said...

You've obviously never seen the movie "Mommy Dearest".

The Freelance Cynic said...

And you've obviously never heard of sarcasm :)

Simone ( I will exercise for comments) said...

mmmmmmm.......I closed down two blogs I did anon where I did a lot of grinding, didn't feel it was good for me to continue - but it sure did help to say it somewhere for a while.

I would probaly check in on a meme like that now and then and even participate - but not a regular basis.

Rav`N said...

i dunno. while I enjoy a good rant, both reading someone elses and ranting on my own, I'm not sure about a weekly scheduled rant-fest. that just sounds like it'll encourage people to look at the things around them every week and find reasons to criticise rather than accept or enjoy. a rant should be spontaneous, not scheduled

Ps said...

Rants--i thought that was what our respective blogs were for!!

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