Monday, 8 September 2008

Sharing a secret

I came across PostSecret a while back, but have only just added it to my RSS feed today. It is a fascinating site, a voyeur's paradise (not quite).

"PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard."
Updated every Sunday (Monday NZT), it's easy to get lost in the world of someone else's secrets. We may kid ourselves that we're not interested, but there's something to be said for finding out a secret and not getting caught or in trouble for knowing it.

What I love about the secrets posted on this site is that they are not all scandalous; some of them are incredibly touching and and sad. But all of them are blatently honest. This week's selection offers an enticing variety.

I got to wondering about what I could mail anonymously on a postcard, and considered how hard it would be to come up with something interesting enough that others would want to read. Then I really got thinking, and realised I was kidding myself; it probably wouldn't be too hard at all. We've probably all got secrets that fall into this category.

What would I post? Well, the only way you'd ever get to find out is if I went through and did it, and even then it would be anonymous (whew!). In the meantime, I'll read through and pontificate on a few more. Fascinating.

4 comments:

Nisha said...

that's one of my 101 things to do. it definitely wasn't hard to come up with something, but actually putting it on paper is kind of scary so i've been putting it of...

Donna said...

I started to put that on my list but then I scratched it. It would be fun and intresting to do anyway!

Sab said...

I'd never heard of that! SOunds interesting, but I think I'd be scared to try at first...

Katie H. said...

PostSecret is so fascinating to me, but I was afraid to add it to my 101 list - it's hard for me to avoid thinking, "what secret could I have that anyone would possibly want to know?"