Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Not So Secret Blog

I wanted to take this time to share with you one of my personal favourite blogs, PostSecret. Created back in January of 2005, Frank Warren randomly disseminated 3,000 self addressed postcards encouraging people to share a secret on it and mail it back. He would leave them on tables, coffee shops, in books, parks, everywhere! It started as an art project but once the art show was over Frank still received more postcards. He then decided to put them online in a blog. Now he has a traveling art show, high trafficked blog, and top selling books!

To this day he receives over 1,000 postcards per week and is amazed and empowered by the courage people have to express their feelings and deepest secrets. The examples I chose are of a light hearted/funny nature, however many are very serious and act as a cleansing tool for many to start a change in their lives.

Frank has teamed up with organizations such as The National Hopeline Network to help those struggling with difficult issues and are writing to PostSecret.

His favourite secret was one he never actually received. He got an email from a woman in Texas saying her secret postcard made her feel so awful that she shredded it and decided to change her life. Frank is a strong believer in the healing power of a sharing a secret and I encourage you to watch the following video for a phenomenal look at some of the pivotal post cards and the increasing popularity of PostSecret. Maybe one day FactSnacks will make be as big!

To visit PostSecret CLICK HERE

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