Greetings Bitter People of the Internet Blogosphere.  Bitter Ben here from First World Problemia.  I have a complaining-about-first-world-problems problem and people at work started noticing so they started calling me Bitter Ben.  A long time ago, I learned in marketing that you should find a need and fill it.  I started noticing that a lot of people like to complain about little things, but they felt ashamed to do it, because they felt like they were being petty.  So I came up with the idea to start a 900 line (1-900-BITR-BEN), where people could call and complain about all the little things that drove them crazy, but the twist was that the Customer Service Rep could also complain back.  This would not only allow all the complainers to get it out of their systems, but the call would be longer and I would get more money.  This lead me to come up with my tag line, “We make bitter better.”  That idea failed because of a number of reasons, so instead I did the next best thing.  Start a blog with the same mission.  For free.  For now.  But someday, you will be eating in Bitter Themed Restaurants, reading Bitter themed novels, and wearing bitter oversized T-shirts.  Everytime you hear someone say bitter you will think of me or this blog and you will pay a fee just for thinking about it.

So for now, jump into this safe bitter filled environment, where you are free to complain as bitterly as you like.  No matter how petty, all bitterness is free to roam these wide open bitter halls, or meadows if you prefer. Comment the heck out of every post, because you can be sure I will comment right back with more bitterness.  Let’s “Make Bitter Better”.

Bitter Ben


A picture of the real Bitter Me.

A picture of the real Bitter Me.

Some Bitter Posts to get you started:

The two posts that miraculously got Freshly Pressed:

41 things I’m Bitter About

Bitter Reasons to be Tall 

Some other Popular Bitter Posts:

42 Things I’m Bitter About

Face Punching Friday Giftures

The Struggle Bus

Bitterness for Dummies

Ninja Bitterness

And a few of my Bitter Favorites:

Guardians of the Bendrameda Galaxy

The Four Chambers of my Bitter Heart

Surviving Work Disasters Bitterness

From the Bitter Benzoac Era to the Bitter Twitter Era

Don’t forget to follow the Bitterness elsewhere:


Bitter Twitter

Bitter Facebook

Bitter Tumblr

Bitter Instagram


Credit to Michelle of Life as I Know It for this cartoon version of me.

Credit to Michelle of Life as I Know It for this cartoon version of me.

1,009 thoughts on “About

  1. Omg you’re brilliant! :’) YOU make bitter better! (I have an every complaining aunt, but she’s not nearly as funny as you – she only drains energy whereas you make me laugh out loud).


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  3. I tend to be like sweet and sour sauce myself, you know the cheap good kind McDonald’s used to have. I am still bitter about these stupid new apple pies their pushing though…Give me fried and bubbly, not wet and soft…..


  4. Sorry, I’ve been laughing bitterly all over your blog (one of those horrible happy people), but rest assured I’m indeed leaving here thoroughly scathed! Thank-you also for your visit and not being TOO bitter to like a post. Bitters to you! (Is that what you say when everyone else means “cheers”?)


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  6. Hello Mr. Bitter Ben. I can see that you are a busy man. Your fame and notoriety precede you and one day, I aspire to be half the man you already are.

    I offer this shameless brown-nosing to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster. I realize that you are a 2015 Bloggie winner and a Freshly Pressed god, so in the grand scheme of things, all I am offering is another trinket to clutter your over-burdened trophy case.

    Simply put, I listed your site on mine at (http://www.hermansneutics.com/?p=695). You are welcome to grace us with your appearance, but I know that world-famous bloggies have a lot going on. You need do nothing, but if you would like the benefits that come from clever award-driven networking, you can do just what I did and tell the world about your favorite blogs (which you seem to have done at least once before).

    I leave the same way I came in, prostrate and face down in the presence of a legend.


  7. Okay, so I FINALLY finished my guest post for June. Where can I send it? I’m pretty sure you gave me your e-mail, but I’m also pretty sure I’m an idiot who went and lost it. Let me know where to sent it. Thanks.


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  9. Dearest Bitter Ben, I have nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award (There wasn’t an award for bitterness, sorry!). I bet you are quivering with excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. . If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/


    • Dearest Amanda,
      You are so kind as to nominate me for the lovely blog, as I think this may be my most awarded one. I do appreciate the fact that you did nominate me. I will be getting my tux rented out and be over the awards ceremony as soon as I can afford tickets! Actually I was about to start reading when I did get this comment letting me know. Funny how that works. Anyways, you must spend so much time organizing this party, that you must be exhausted. Take a little nap on the couch I and I can’t wait read all about it!


  10. I really must file a complaint. Your post left me laughing instead of bitter! This is intolerable! Laughing can never be better than bitter! You promised me….!

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    • Be careful hunting through this blog. And inordinate amount of bitterness can be found and once it gets you, it holds you in its trap. I’ve been stuck in here three years now and can’t out! Heeeelp!


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    • Thanks. I didn’t even know I was nominated until you linked this to me. I’m kind of surprised I made Blog of the year category when I was trying for yours. I guess I’m always bitter about something. Have you seen the others in the category? Almost all of them are super serious or like blogs that are bloggie veterans. So little chance…


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