Postsecret was started by Frank Warren in 2004, when printed 3000 postcards with the follow invitation on them
You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Steps: Take a postcard, or two. Tell your secret anonymously. Stamp and mail the postacrd.
Tips: Be brief – the fewer words used the better Be legible – use big, clear and bold lettering Be creative – let the postcard be your canvas
He left these postcards in art galleries, between pages of books in libraries and handed them out at train stations, for a few weeks. Then waited and the secrets started coming in.
He has made several books and a blog out of the secrets that continue to flood in.
Some are funny, some are incredibly sad, some are so foreign to me but many more than I would like could have been sent by me.
Its well worth checking out. Perhaps you’d even like to send your own secret.
postsecret is one of my favourite blogs… but i never realised that that is how he started it all. very cool.
i’d never heard of it until a few weeks ago when megs was telling about one of the books. and then she lent it to me to read
i love it