Hey everybody, Trench here and I have a confession to make. I hate this website. Despise it even. Please allow me to explain.
I didn’t create this site. I inherited it after it changed hands a couple of times. Thanks to BB I’ve become jaded about stories of child abuse. A reader will send me a story and I’ll read it and I’ll think of a number of different ways of why it’s not ‘good’ enough for BB and I hate that this it what I’ve become.
Also I’m beginning to think that the critics of BB are correct. I’m beginning to feel that we’ve become nothing more than a gossip site. I mean, what are we really doing to try to help prevent child abuse other than re-hashing stories that have already been in the press. I want BB to be so much more. These are the reasons why I post so infrequently on BB.
Here’s the thing though. I can’t stop. Out of all of my sites BB is the most popular and successful. BB allows me to do the other sites. I think of being the owner of BB like being in the mob. Every time I try to get out they keep pulling me back in.
Don’t get me wrong though. I love our readers and the community that you’ve formed. You guys are the bright shining light among the dark clouds. So please allow me to put it to you.
What can we do at BB to not only make the site better but make it more useful as well? What should be its renewed purpose?