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A Lot To Be Thankful For

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Last Thursday was Thanksgiving in the US. For those that don’t know, Thanksgiving is traditionally enjoyed by millions who gather to eat turkey until overcome by a deep sleep – also know as a food coma – and awaking the next day to watch American football. However, it is also a time to reflect on the past year and to appreciate our friends, families and good fortunes. For the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of running MyLifeIsAverage and MyLifeIsG, so I have a lot to be thankful for. You may find yourself asking, “What is MyLifeIsG?”, “Why have I never heard of MyLifeIsG?” or perhaps you’ve seen the sad “under construction” page that occupied its place for the last year. MLIG was the original site I co-founded with Guru Khalsa in the spring of 2009. It was a happy place where people could post short stories about the little victories in their lives. Since the site imploded over a year ago, I’ve intended to re-launch it – and Thanksgiving seems like a very fitting time do it. So, while millions of bleary eyed food coma patients flooded the Black Friday sales at un-natural hours of the early morning, I made the final preparations to bring MLIG back online. Drum roll please… MyLifeIsG.com is back and taking submissions!

Written by Mek

November 29, 2011 at 3:26 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. You should make the accounts from MLIA transfer to MLIG…Instead of having to make new accounts on MLIG…Just a suggestion :)

    kgheroKGHero

    November 29, 2011 at 6:45 am

  2. Today, Mek reopened MyLifeIsG. MLIG.

    xoXdancerXox@gmail.com

    November 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

  3. My life is Great now-ish.

    babepigfell

    November 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

  4. Ooooh I’ve never been to that one… O_O

    LuckyCharmed

    November 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    • It’s been down for a year and it was sad so yeah.

      babepigfell

      November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

  5. Oh yay! :D

    Pedz

    November 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

  6. Umm, you might want to change the “average” and “meh” buttons on MLIG. Just letting you know, in case you forgot, you know.

    Pedz

    November 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    • Thanks! +1 internets for you!

      Mek

      November 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      • Woo! Also, you might want to clarify what the G means, like you did with the whole “MLIAverage” thing up the top. Some people think that MLIG is a place to post the sort of stories that have overrun MLIA.

        Pedz

        November 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

  7. Aand there’s already trolls. http://mylifeisg.com/story/38/ Sorry Mekky. ._.

    Cowie

    November 29, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    • Thanks Mekky. <3

      Cowie

      November 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      • No, thank YOU!

        Mek

        November 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm

  8. Okay, we really need clarification for what MLIG is all about. I just saw a submission that could belong to FML or SixBillionSecrets, I don’t think people get that it’s meant to be a happy site. And another one about Harry Potter, just now. *sigh*

    Pedz

    November 30, 2011 at 2:34 am

    • Yeah, I’ve seen a few that don’t really fit. SixBillionSecrets would be wonderful for them.

      babepigfell

      November 30, 2011 at 3:27 am

  9. Hey Mek, you should probably change the text in the Promoted tab. It still says “Your epic tales of averageness have yet to make the frontpage.”

    Wobbles

    November 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  10. Thank you for creating a site where I have met lots of pals who (whom?) I love! <3

    Kal

    November 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    • The commenter below is correct, whom.

      Mek

      November 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  11. Is the Copyright information supposed to be updated at all on either site, Mek?

    Whom

    November 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm

  12. I’m already a tad frustrated with MLIG, considering someone took the name I’ve used for almost two years on MLIA. JUST A TAD FRUSTRATED.

    AbnormalPretzel

    November 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    • Give me a few days to sort it out.

      Mek

      November 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      • I’m pretty sure this is the first time EVER that you’ve replied to me, so I’d like to take the time to say hi. Hello! And thank you!

        AbnormalPretzel

        December 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      • Also, there are a few more names that have been taken. We’ll figure out a list.

        AbnormalPretzel

        December 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      • Did you get your username back?

        Mek

        December 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      • Uh… so I was the one that had the “AbnormalPretzel” username on MLIG. I had heard the username before and decided I would like to have it because it is enjoyable and fits me but now it gets taken away because someone had it on a different site? How is that fair? You should have either integrated usernames or kept it first come first serve. I did not maliciously steal the username so why, because someone complains, do they get it?

        AbnormalPretzelMLIG

        December 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      • You are right, that wouldn’t be fair. That is why I didn’t take it away from you.

        When you register an account on MLIA and MLIG you receive an activation link in an email which you must click to complete the registration. After 2 days, the activation link expires, the registration is considered abandoned and the username is made available again. This has always been the policy on MLIA and the new MLIG.

        Mek

        December 7, 2011 at 1:52 am

  13. Uh Mek, someone took my name on MLIG and they’re the same people that were harassing me on MLIA. I’d like that name banned.

    Doc

    November 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    • Doc or The_Doc? How do you know it is the same people?

      Mek

      November 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      • It’s obvious because they’ve been stalking me and even went on my website to harass me. It’s The_Doc and also my actual name Cailey.

        Doc

        December 1, 2011 at 6:58 am

      • You has a website? What is it?

        _OHHI_

        December 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

  14. This is super picky, petty, and unimportant, however, with my MLIG name I forgot to capitalize the C and the A. Would you pleeeeaaassseee fix that?

    CaptainAndy

    November 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    • done.

      Mek

      November 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      • Thank you ever so much. It just felt so unsophisticated.

        CaptainAndy

        December 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

  15. No Google search box like on MLIA?

    kghero

    November 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    • No, search is not really necessary (especially while there are only three stories)

      Mek

      November 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      • Probably it will be some day…

        KGHero

        December 1, 2011 at 6:52 am

  16. Yay thank you Mek for making an awesome site!

    _OHHI_

    December 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

  17. Just an FYI, the submissions box on MLIG still says “Submit your average story”. Might want to change that.

    Fait

    December 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

  18. Hey Mek I was just logging into my old account and it wouldn’t let me log in so I tried to do the password reset thingy and it didn’t work. Do you think you can possibly fix the password reset thingy for me? Oh, and this is on MLIA by the way.

    _OHHI_

    December 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    • You must have registered multiple accounts using the same email address. For which username are you trying to reset the password?

      Mek

      December 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      • Oh, we can’t do that? aingo_twin_sis_athena Is the user name. It’s ok if you can’t do anything about it, I don’t really use that name anymore. I was just wondering.

        _OHHI_

        December 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

  19. Mek! MLIG is up! http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/41572_42816001555_493937_n.jpg

    I’m pretty sure I’ve made this joke before.

    llamafish69

    January 11, 2012 at 6:51 am


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