Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It's 2019 Can you believe it?

Wow here we are. Can you believe it's been 5 years! We went from Obama to Trump, we lost Anthony Bourdain to suicide (of all fucking things...), Bill Cosby is in jail!, America's political apparatus is being stress tested by a little wannabe despot and his band of incompetent yes people (I fear the next team of wannabe despots, won't be as incompetent), R. Kelly is going down, what else...oh and Change, lots of change it seems all the time. Iconic brands and stores gone, my city and neighborhood is going through "rapid growth and development" (insert eye-roll here). The eye roll is for the fact that despite the "rapid growth and development" in these big beautiful buildings I see popping up everywhere, we have an army of homeless people building in the spaces between. Oh! And Self-Driving cars! Robots that can do back flips before it kills you...the future is here guys.

But I don't feel very "futuristic" at all. When I look at other social media (FB, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn), of course like most, I'm entertained by the interaction with my friends and ex-coworkers from long ago, distant acquaintances, family, & new internet friends I've made along the way. I enjoy memes and funny animal videos too. For the most part, I find my social media experience on the popular ones to be more positive than negative. However...more often than not, I get annoyed at "the internet" and all the good-meaning people that share positive memes, the over-achievers (aren't they just the worst? :), the celebrities, The Elites (Jesus, I sound like Trump), the moral outrage at too many things at the same time, and last but not least the endless Marketing of "New and Innovative" technology merged with whatever product you can think of, that will change your life! Or better yet "Disrupt the industry". Everything seems so cliche and disingenuous. The algorithms behind the scenes, the teams of engineers and marketers behind the platform, and the celebrity culture that rules it all, are all the things I don't like about social media. These are also the same reasons why I still choose to run this site. How's this for a tired cliche: If you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself.

I want to thank all of you who have been here from the start. I want to thank those of you who've joined us somewhere along the line. I have a server bill to pay, a few bugs in the code to fix, and some new ideas I'd like to develop. I don't bombard visitors with annoying floating or expanding ads and I've recently just blocked all Dating ads on the site (thought they were in poor taste, why were they so specific? Creepy!) and we are a tiny site. The money I make from the ads couldn't support my coffee habit.

If you are basically blessed and on this journey with me. Take a moment to process this information and literally hit that DONATION BUTTON!
(Shout out to all the annoying words we're sick off in 2019).

Sunday, May 20, 2018

About Us

Chit Chat Confessions - A Social Network for Quiet People

    I changed the original description of the site from A Social Network for Anti-Social People to A Social Network for Quiet People, because I was getting the impression that people viewed the Anti-Social part a little too negative. Apparently, my dark humor does not work well when it comes to Marketing.

    The first  time I tried to write CCC's About Us, it sounded just about what you'd expect from a would-be writer who's had a glass too much and fancied herself the mayor of this corner of the internet. In other words, it was a horrible mess.

So take two. Welcome to Chit Chat Confessions, a place where you can kick off your shoes, get comfortable, grab some popcorn. Be yourself, but beware...only hookers and scoundrels with a heart of gold are welcome, evil doers are not welcome. The website is moderately regulated by yours truly. The toughest part about being a moderator on this forum is having to read between the lines for hateful crap. Everybody knows overtly racist comments would never be tolerated, but you'd be surprised at the lengths people go to, to embed their nasty ideas in otherwise innocuous sounding posts. Or worse, they serve it under the guise of feigned concern. Other than a handful of semi-rotten apples, we do have a great bunch here.

Cautionary tales, slice of life stories, banter, chit-chat, all threaded by Response Posts and long memories. I don't mess around with the data to fool anyone and I really try to not kill you with the ads. If you're new, Welcome. If you've been here a while, Thank You.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Guys, I could really use your help.

We've all heard this before:

"These bills aren't going to pay themselves!" 

If you're not familiar with this sentiment...Welp, go ahead and thank your lucky stars for your good fortune and hit that Buy Now button anyways! You'll get an awesome shirt in return.

It's that time of the year again:👉 Server bill renewal time! 👈

Guys, I'm not kidding you, we're working on some very cool stuff for this site, but I really need your help.  Would you consider a gift of $14.95 to Chit Chat Confessions?  In return you get a cool one-of-a-kind original art T-Shirt. 💣👀😍

T-Shirt design TBD

All I need from you is your Size and Mailing Address.

Tell Me Your Shirt Size:

Questions? Email me at: admin@chitchatconfessions.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to Change your Profile Image

Login as you normally would. Go to your Profile page, under Account.