Thursday, August 28, 2008

Betchfest, Ho!

I said it before, and I'll say it again: 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 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.) Hence, the Bitchfest/Betchfest/Festival Of Rants.

This weekend, there's a whole lotta people set to rant. They'll be posting all over the Internet, at blogs that have been generously donated or traded for the purpose of said ranting. Links to the host-blogs - where these rants will appear - will be submitted to the comments here; after the weekend, those links will be gathered together and listed in this space for easy reference and inspiration.

You're welcome to participate too, of course. All trading arrangements have already been made (there are still two spots open that I'll assign to the first two commenters who ask for them), but that shouldn't stop you: post your own rant on your own blog or ask around for someone to lend their space (it's a long weekend, and everybody loves a little guest-posting on the holidays.) (Feel free to solicit in comments.) Then just leave your link here.

Grab buttons below. spread the word, and then - BETCH AWAY.



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65 comments:

flickrlovr said...

Are those 2 spots still open?
'Cuz I'd totally snag one.

I'm not totally clear on whether the spots are for people that want to lend out their blog or trade with someone else to rant on theirs? I don't have a ton of ranting to do {hah} but I sure could think of something if given the chance ;)

Let me know. Love the buttons, love the idea.

Cassie said...

Bitchfest has started:

http://southerndomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2008/08/hbms-bitchfest.html

Her Bad Mother said...

flickrlovr - they're for anyone who wants to DO a rant - if you want one, email me at herbadmother@gmail.com and I'll hook you up.

CageQueen said...

My blog is available if anyone needs space...

cagequeen@gmail.com

Jhianna said...

Yep, I'll also offer up my blog to host a rant for anyone who wants it. (I am nothing if not a procrastinator. :D)

http://queen.marginallybright.com

red pen mama said...

Here's my rant. It's got in-laws and Republicans!

Still waiting for the post from my guest.

This was awesome. Thank you.

rpm

carrie said...

Here you go:


http://www.stopscreamingimdriving.com/2008/08/bitchin-bitchfest-exchange-brought-to.html

Man, if my guest felt as good as I did when I sent my post over to my host, than this is a really, really good thing.

Thank you so much!

Issas Crazy World said...

Mine...er hers is here: http://issascrazyworld.blogspot.com/2008/08/let-betchfest-begin.html

Immoral Matriarch said...

The post I'm hosting will be up tonight at midnight, HERE. It's password protected at their request, but you can feel free to email me for the password, or use the password request form on my blog. :)

It's a really, really great post.

Major Bedhead said...

Here's my hosted rant:
http://tinyurl.com/56pe5n

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FishyGirl said...

My hosted rant is here: http://fishygirl.typepad.com/the_fish_pond_where_we_ju/2008/08/whole-lot-of-bi.html - sorry I don't know how to do the html linky thingy - now someone can go rant about me!

Catherine said...

I've hosted a rant here

Raging Dad said...

I thought I posted the rant that I am hosting, but it looks like I must have goofed it up! It is here, and it is amazing!

Thanks for setting this up!

Mrs. Tantrum said...

Okay, anyone who wants to trade can email me...good lord this is up my alley...and can post on my blog!

http://mommastantrum.blogspot.com

mommastantrum@q.com

jennster said...

it's up!!!

jennster said...

um.. haha just kidding.
here you go
http://jennnster.blogspot.com/2008/08/as-it-turns-out-people-are-dicks.html

Mamalooper said...

Here's another one

mamalooper.blogspot.com/2008/08/bitchin-bitchfest-blog-exchange-2008.html

delaneydiariesmama said...

Here's another:

http://delaneydiaries.typepad.com/the_delaney_diaries/2008/08/cmon-betch-a-li.html

Karen Sugarpants said...

Jen from one plus two was at my place - here's her post:
http://karensugarpants.com/2008/08/30/bitchin-bitchfest-blog-exchange/

Kate said...

If anyone else is interested in posting on my blog, my original poster changed her mind about playing... email me at katemmoon@gmail.com. Blog is http://www.so-slight.com. Would love to host!

margalit said...

My blog is available for some really rancid bitching. If you have something just horrible to say, come on over and say it on my blog. Email me at margalitc@yahoo.com. My blog is http://outtamymindwithworry.blogspot.com and I'm raring to post something that will turn hair gray!

Dana Whitaker said...

My hosted rant is posted (tee, hee, that rhymes!)
http://danawhitaker.typepad.com/milfinprogress/2008/08/let-the-betchin.html

caramama said...

Hy hosted rant is up here! And I want to go have a talk with her mother!

Keely said...

I'm hosting a rant here. Come lend some support. :)

verybadcat said...

http://verybadcat.wordpress.com/

email rants to: verybadcat13@gmail.com.

Come on.

Maria said...

http://maria-zanti.blogspot.com/

Here's the hosted rant on page.

Walking With Scissors said...

Here's the hosted rant on my website. Comment and give her some love, ok?

http://www.walkingwithscissorsblog.com/?p=68

jen said...

here's the post I'm hosting. Come let her know you've heard her voice.

http://droolstreet.blogspot.com/2008/08/secret-corner.html

margalit said...

http://outtamymindwithworry.blogspot.com/2008/08/bitchfest-post.html

This is the post I'm hosting. She needs comments and some advice. Please come and leave comments for her.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I am in the process of writing my bitch to be posted elsewhere...however my blog is open to hosting if anyone still needs a bitchy home!

www.abritandabit.typepad.com

califmom said...

Here's the link to the post I'm hosting:

http://www.califmom.com/califmom/2008/08/the-bitchin-bit.html

Lotta said...

My guest betcher's post is up. And it's a damn brilliant betch too!

http://mom-o-matic.blogspot.com/2008/08/betch-fest.html

Connie said...

Hosted rant posted here. I'm sure lots of us can relate!

http://connieandaaron.blogspot.com/2008/08/bitchfest-bitch-about-bitch.html

O'Neal (The woman in charge around here) said...

2:30AM but I PROMISED I would get it up tonight. I can sleep now ;).

http://onealsdeal.blogspot.com/2008/09/bitchin-bitchfest-2008.html#links

Come show some love!!!
(Apologies if that link doesn't work, I am SO slow figuring out all this technical mumbo jumbo!)

HollowSquirrel said...

How did I miss this? Next time count me in for doing a ranting and hosting a rant.

CageQueen said...

OK, I posted the rant I am hosting. As I'm sure everyone feels about their rant, its a good one! Happy reading.

P.S. I am available for hosting at any time! I love to help out my fellow ladies!

kgirl said...

my space is ranted. y'all are gonna wanta read it.

http://kidsarealrightto.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-space-for-rant.html

Used*to*be*me said...

I had fifteen different topics for my own betch and totally came up blank when I sat down to post. I know how my renter feels.

slackermommy said...

Here's the rant on my blog:
http://slacker-moms-r-us.com/2008/09/betchfest-rant-1.html

Lara said...

a rant at my place: http://laradavid.blogspot.com/2008/09/bitch-and-rant.html

hugs and kisses to you, C. you're an amazing woman.

slackermommy said...

Here's rant #2 at my place:

http://slacker-moms-r-us.com/2008/09/betchfest-rant-2-no-regrets.html

Anyabeth said...

My hosted rant is up
http://tantrumwarehouse.blogspot.com/2008/09/betchfest.html

Karen at Pecked by Ducks said...

The rant I am hosting is up.

http://peckedbyducks.com/2008/09/01/betchfest-post-four-ways-to-make-me-consider-getting-violent

or
http://tinyurl.com/57nx7k

Michelle said...

I am a lazy ass slacker, so I am way behind. If anyone still wants a place to bitch, come on over. Yes, my blog is 'Mommy Confessions' but you need not be a mom, or be bitching about kids, to rant.

I am seeking bitching space. Preferably someone who won't mind if I bitch about politics.

Thanks & let the bitching begin!

http://sometimesdisgruntled.blogspot.com

Zip n Tizzy said...

I really needed this about a month ago, but my kids start school this week, so I'm all smiles and good cheer.
I will certainly stay tuned however! Great Idea!

caramama said...

At the request of my anonymous ranter, her post has been removed from my site. It was good, but she was concerned that the mentioned party might find it.

WaltzInExile said...

I meant to post and host, but a bunch of germs prevented me from ranting. However, I did host and the post is now up: Betchfest Exchange

Kudos to all of you brave enough to voice these feelings.

Raging Dad said...

My guest poster has a follow up post to her rant over at Raging Dad. Check it out here!

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Rant is up at my site. She was a little late b/c she had a lot to say. Go offer support. Thanks!

http://spinningyellow.typepad.com/spinning_yellow/2008/09/betchfest-hear.html

Green said...

Man I'd totally open my blog to someone else for a bitching, and I'd love to rant in a safe place (aka someone else's blog). Wish I hadn't missed this...

VDog said...

The post I hosted is here.

Thank you for doing this, Catherine.

Mocha said...

I pulled out the good sheets and put them on the guest bed so my poster could bare it all right here:

http://www.mochamomma.com/2008/09/01/drama-mamas-bare-it-all/

Thanks, Catherine. I loved this.

Mrs. T said...

Here's my bitch:

http://emma4168.blogspot.com/2008/09/switch-hitter.html

Anonymous said...

Here's another:

http://tracymort.com/?p=522

liz said...
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liz said...

Come on over to Wednesday Whining.

Whine on Wednesday to a supportive community and then come back Thursday to see if you were awarded a prize for your whine!

litanyofbritt said...

my host bitch is up!!
http://litanyofbrittainy.blogspot.com/2008/09/bitchfest.html

litanyofbritt said...

p.s. anyone else who missed out and would like to rant on my blog, email me at litanyofbrittainy AT gmail DOT com and i'll hook you up!

red pen mama said...

belatedly (seems to be a theme) here's my guest poster's rant:

http://albamaria30.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/and-now-for-something-completely-different/

yay! same time next year?

rpm

tif said...

so...just put the button on my blog. and posted a bitch entry. two down, right? if snyone needs my blog to bitch come on over.

gwendomama said...

gwendomama coming out of the muck and mire here.

i wanna bitch too.

i haz bitch space.

just curious said...

HBM - was your "hidden" post part of Bitchfest?
Where can we find it? (I mean, since your inlaws already know...)

Her Bad Mother said...

Just curious - it was posted at the Bloggess a couple of weeks ago - I had it taken down.

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