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?
Tonight at 8:30 EST I’ll be chatting with the gang from CriminalInjustice on Paltalk talking about PBB. If you have Paltalk the room name is CriminalInjustice.
Just when you thought you were safe from bad parenting PBB makes it’s triumphant return.
Hi, I’m internet’s Trench Reynolds. Some of you may know me from my other b5 blog MyCrimeSpace. Some of you may know me from my own bad parenting blog Bad Breeders. Now you all know me as the new blogger behind Parents Behaving Badly.
I’ve been a huge fan of PBB since even before its b5 days. As a matter of fact if it wasn’t for b5 picking up PBB I would not be a b5 blogger myself. When PBB’s original blogger announced that PBB was picked up by b5 I decided to make the step myself and applied to b5 who then picked up MyCrimeSpace. So I kind of owe my blogging career to PBB.
So I’m sure you’re wondering what will be different here now that I’m at the helm. First off even though the site title contains the word ‘Parents’ I will rarely refer to them as such because usually they don’t deserve to be called that. So I will use the term I used liberally at Bad Breeders and will be referring to them as Breeders. You don’t have to be a biological parent to be a Breeder either. There are such things as Step-Breeders and Foster-Breeders in the Trench Reynolds lexicon.
Secondly there will be slim to no coverage of the Casey Anthony story. I did start to cover it at Bad Breeders but when it entered the realm of Nancy Grace and psychics it became not worth my time. I pride myself on covering cases that aren’t necessarily covered by the national media.
So sit back and be enthralled and appalled as I bring you an unfortunately never ending parade of parental failures.
From Trench @ MyCrimeSpace: A 12-year-old girl blogs about her dad teaching her to smoke weed and snort blow. Dad gets arrested. Typical American tragedy. Hey, at least this dad waited until his daughter hit puberty. That’s better than some parents we can mention.