Blogging site “F*** My Life” runs wild among students at Elon University

February 23, 2009 at 5:59 am 1 comment

By Patrick McCabe

Written February 23, 2009

“Today, I told my mom I want to try out for American Idol. She responded with, “You don’t take disappointment well.” FML”FML

“Today, I told my boyfriend that I was afraid our future children would be fat and ugly. He reassured me, saying that he was sure our spawn would take on after him. FML”

These excerpts are from the new blogging site entitled “F*** My Life.” The site contains short day-today anecdotes that must begin with “Today” and end with “FML.” The websites recipe is simple: in one sentence share a story about something that has ruined your day.

The site allows users to let out their daily frustrations while realizing they are not the only people in the world that are having a bad day.

Students at Elon University are flocking to the site multiple times a day to get their daily does of “fml.” “The site is a hilarious and can be a great pick me up when you’re stressed,” junior Graham McGoogan said. “Anytime I think I’m having a bad day I jump on and realize my life isn’t too bad.”

While many believe the stories to be true some question the validity. “I think that people just get bored and make stuff up” senior Libby Long said. “I mean it’s funny but some of it is just too outlandish to be real.”

Due to the sites growing popularity the phrase “fml” has become a popular way for students to describe bad experiences. “I hear students talking about how much work they have or something stupid they did and it is usually followed by ‘fml,’” McGoogan said. “It is pretty funny how our campus can get so caught up in this type of website.”

It appears that “F*** My Life” has taken over where blogging site Juicy Campus left off but this time people are talking about themselves instead of their peers. 

Check out the website and see how your life compares to those that have been f***ed.




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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Janna  |  February 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    This is good community reporting – seeing what is of interest and letting people know about it so they can check it out and get in the know. It was important to balance the story with the quote from Libby about how some material on the site is probably invented.

    You have some copy editing goofs again, so when you rework this be sure to check carefully through what’s already there.


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