The views expressed in this post are solely those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Blahtherapy community or Blahtherapy’s development team. Today, the BlahTherapy community aims to connect you with random strangers around the world who are willing to talk to you about your problems, as well as sharing their own. This is a method, in which time and time again; has proven to appeal to a wide variety of community. It helps with stress, anger, depression and pain.
That being said, in order to truly serve a wider audience Blahtherapy needs to change. The bottom line is, we need to change our minds; come together and develop a better systematic approach to the issues we face today.
Thousands join this site every week alone, however they seem to find themselves lost. Down the line, three weeks, perhaps upwards of a month and they never return. Well over half of the members that joined blahtherapy are no longer active. Looking at the member’s history section on the site, realistically it seems that the numbers lean towards 1/5 of those who chose continue to use this site for a reasonable amount of time.
We as a community need to change, after talking to many individuals who left this site for one reason or the other. I’ve very much come to the conclusion that the reasons why they left are issues that have been talked about, mentioned, and one way or another completely ignored.
Here’s an opportunity for you to voice your reason, opinions, and mind-set of what you believe needs to change about Blahtherapy. Here’s a list of what I came up with, and what I believe needs to change about Blahtherapy:
Better Chat System:
We’ve very much so, talked about this before. However there are a few points in which I feel are necessary to point-out. Many people on this site complain about the ever dreadful chat system in place, many people get disconnected and lose the opportunity to talk to an individual they like.
What I’d like to suggest is a chat system that connects you to “vertified” members of the community, because while many people would truly like to discredit this theory. I’m not going to sugar-coat it, people disconnect because they chose to. The bottom line here, is somewhere throughout the conversation between two people the venter/listener learns something about the other individual in which he dislikes therefore disconnects.
It could be an issue of sexuality orientation, lack of motivation, or simply a lack of interest in the person across the table that leads individuals to “disconnect” then further more “Click (NO) to reconnect” and leave the conversation entirely.
While you may say, I don’t do that. It’s probably true you don’t do that, however there are still a major number of people that do. Putting a system in which venter’s talk to verified members of the community helps take effect.
This is an issue that has come up before, access to blahtherapy services through a mobile platform. I’m not going to go into why, or the reasons why this particularly matters. All I’m going to point out is that it’s been well over a year since people have last requested this. The reasons why it’s important are very much so self-explanatory.
I understand that these things cost money, specifically the mobile platform. Give us the chance to take part in this effort; setting up a donation system would be nice.
The fundamental buildings block of Blahtherapy rests upon one key trait, sharing your experiences. We love sharing, we see it all around us, from messaging between members, status updates, to the chat system in place. Yet we have no clue what’s really happening in other people’s lives, we have no idea what went wrong with a certain members day.
It keeps us unconnected and out of the loop, especially when you see a certain member almost ready to give up. It’s hard to help them, especially when you don’t understand their history.
Many members on here have problems but the only way they can share it is through a status or venting. Why don’t we create a section, native to this site with the help of the moderators on here?
Let’s create a database of some sort where people can put their own journal entries like a diary of some sort.
Very similar to this: http://www.my-diary.org
If there’s anything I could leave you with today, which I feel is the most important subject to address. It’s definitely privacy, people are sharing a lot of information; very much so “personal information” with people they have absolutely no clue of the consequences.
I understand that this is a community of sharing; I also understand that many people would like to think that everyone here is in your best interest. Folks…. I’ll break it down right now, this is the Internet. I can assure you there are people in this specific community willing to do you harm.
Be aware of the things your posting, pictures, email addresses, instagram accounts. People can track you down, you don’t want to be in that situation.
If your willing to take the risk, that’s fine; I just want to see Blahtherapy addressing the issue of privacy concern more openly to advise all members of the possible consequences of these actions.
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I want to hear from you, what do you think needs to change about BlahTherapy? I’ve discussed my points, now it’s your turn
Message me, call me, mention me! Even if you disagree with me I want to hear from ya!