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How do you deal with a boss who wants today’s work yesterday or heated words that don’t do anything for your cool or a flame war on the home front?

The best way I know how to recover from a bad day is to vent it out somewhere. Getting it off my chest is what I try to do, so that I can have some space for my thoughts and some for peace. It’s no wonder that a stirred up mind and a volcano on the boil share a common word – vent.

So here are 7 websites to help you recover from a bad day by offloading every gripe, groan and bellyache. One website for each day of the coming week.


In today’s fast paced world, finding a patient ear for our problems is difficult, a shoulder to cry on is nigh impossible. That’s when we can head for the net and the varied websites where you can rave and rant to your heart’s content. Their purpose is two-fold. First, as a platform for all the deadweight you are carrying around”¦ and second, as a viewfinder that tells you that you aren’t the only one with problems, buddy.

1. BadHap

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BadHap is all about bad, unfortunate happenings that strike you any day, any time. On BadHap, you can post your own and read about others too. As BadHap puts it – have you ever noticed the only thing that eases the pain is hearing someone else has been there too? Or better yet, has ended up worse?

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2. Mega Gripe

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Open up and let rip all your frustrations. The site lets you submit detailed records like attached photos and documents to justify your anger. Mega Gripe also allows for complaints via SMS and telephone.

3. PostSecret

PostSecret is probably the cathartic fuse in the keg that started it all. It’s actually a community-powered project where people mail in their deepest, darkest secrets and wishes on a self made postcard. The selected ones make it on the site or are kept for PostSecret’s books and exhibits. More important than the secrets that get posted on the site are, the attention grabbing homemade postcards.

4. Fruster

Fruster is inspired from the 140 character microblogging of Twitter. The difference is that while Twitter is about everything, Fruster concentrates on things you find frustrating in day-to-day life. Similarly, you can also subscribe to text notices of your friends and other people who post their woes on Fruster. Fruster also has the OpenMicroBlogging protocol that lets people on different social networks follow each other. Some of the Open features are expected soon.

5. I Love To Complain

The site has one word for what they are all about – B*SH. You can sound off on life, work or school. The way is simple”¦press the Add Your B*SH button, put in your name (preferably anonymous) and send it forth in one of the three categories that’s in the dropdown. You can just as easily read what others have B*SH-ed and give the good ones a few stars.

6. No-Fun

You might have difficulty in understanding what this all yellow site is about in the first place. But take a look at some of the sticky note like entries and you can see that people aren’t having any fun and are carping about it. No login is required, just enter your message in the text box at the top and let it loose in the sea of whine.

7. He Did What

This one is for women’s lib. He Did What as the name suggests, is the public forum for women where they don’t have to complain”¦they can combat all that’s been done wrong to them. And hey guys! It ain’t one sided – the counterpunch can be ours from the site that’s right across the street. It’s called She Did What.

The world is a troubled place. These seven are just one tiny corner of the world where people are posting their complaints (but hopefully relieving their hearts). You can eavesdrop on Twitter, Facebook or any other social site; everybody has a beef with anybody. These seven sites are not alone.

Last year, we featured three excellent sites on our post on – 3 Websites to Complain About Life and Let Off Steam 3 Website to Complain About Life and Let Off Steam 3 Website to Complain About Life and Let Off Steam Read More . Then there was the more focused How To Safely Complain About Your Boss or Job Online How To Safely Complain About Your Boss or Job Online How To Safely Complain About Your Boss or Job Online Read More . But all of us can take comfort from one fact that the number of such complaint communicating websites prove. We definitely are not the only ones whose day started on the wrong foot.

What about yours? Grind your axe in the comments.

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  1. clive
    June 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    cool list and post...another start up one.. 2close network - to inspire
    http://www.2closenetwork.com

  2. Hermitbiker
    April 2, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    .... lmao !! :)

  3. Darkobra
    April 3, 2010 at 4:16 am

    http://www.fmylife.com is another one. FML seems to be a phrase people use now.

  4. Darkobra
    April 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    http://www.fmylife.com is another one. FML seems to be a phrase people use now.

    • Saikat
      April 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks for the link...I had it on my list, but then kept it to 7 - one for each day of the week :)

  5. Haresh
    March 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    A much needed compilation on an unusual but important issue. Thanks :-)

  6. DSTT
    March 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    On what was a genuine bad day, you just gave me three hours of solid procrastination and good times. :) Thank you!!

    • Saikat
      March 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      Aaaahhh...procrastination! That's the best way to cure a bad day hangover :) Glad to be of help. In fact, I was having one when I wrote this.

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