(If you already know what we're up to, you can skip to The Blog.)
That’s it. We’ve had enough! We’re done with the overload of inspirational podcasts, lifestyle blogs, Pinterest posts, and inspirational documentaries. We’ve spent enough days feeling like everyone else is doing life the right way, while we are sitting in our underwear, binge-watching the latest season of House of Cards.
We can't go more than an hour without being smothered by reminders that being a normal human is no longer good enough: Save 75% of Your Income! Buy a Tiny House! Eat Completely Out of Your Home Garden! Reduce Your Environmental Impact! Plan a Completely Fulfilling Stay-cation in Your Living Room! Ditch the Processed Foods! Remodel Your Bathroom for Under $100!
But do you ever wonder what it’s like to actually try all this crap—behind the scenes—no photoshop, no omissions, no unicorns? Yah, us too.
In science, there is this great idea called a replication study. It’s the idea that you can’t claim something is true unless someone else can do the exact same thing and get the exact same results. If it can't be replicated, the scientific community gets to call B.S. on your experiment (or at least say it was deeply flawed). Why doesn’t the same thing exist for the rest of life?
Now it does. Consider this blog one giant replication study for all those posts, podcasts, listicles, and viral videos that have probably been making you feel terrible about your life. We are going to surrender ourselves to all of it. Every month, we’ll tackle a different category of "the overload." We'll blog every detail and give you an honest assessment of whether or not it was worth it. We've compiled giant lists from Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, blogs, podcasts, and other viral media. We've taken suggestions from friends and family. It's truly a bottomless pit.
Get ready. It’s going to be…well it’s probably going to be a shit-show. Or maybe we'll find out we really should have been doing something other than binge-watching Orange Is the New Black. Either way, it's bound to be entertaining.
Welcome to You'veGotFail.com—something to lift your spirits while you drink your morning coffee (no, I mean that all-organic, non-fat, raw-foods smoothie you found on Pinterest).
You'veGotFail.com: Don't try this crap at home...let us try it first!