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PostSecret

I have always wanted to be a blogger. I have just never truly had the initiative to finally get one off the ground. This semester two of my journalism classes have blogging as required assignments and finally I am forced into it. Don’t take that the wrong way however, when I say “forced”. It’s still a good thing because Lord knows how long it would have been until I jumped on the bandwagon. Now this also means I am obligated to keep up regular posts until it becomes a natural part of my daily routine. Since blogging is not an integral part of the journalism world, it’s time for me to step into the 21st century.

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I’ll start off by sharing something very near and dear to my heart: PostSecret.

For those who are unfamiliar with PostSecret, it has been an ongoing project started by Frank Warren in 2005 where people mail in anonymous homemade postcards containing secrets.

Every Sunday, Frank posts a new set of Secrets to his blog for the reading and commenting pleasure of fans. PostSecret is also a traveling art exhibit where thousands of received postcards are displayed in art museums across the country for patrons to come and view. PostSecret cards have also been published into several compilation books based on different topics such as God, Death, and Life or The Secret Lives of Men and Women which can be bought at any local Borders bookstore or Amazon.com.

Many find PostSecret a safe haven to share things they have never spoken of or shared with anyone else. I myself have never sent in a secret. I’m too afraid someone, somewhere will know it was me. I truly admire the courage it takes to the thousands that have shared their stories with Frank and the world.

One of the many post cards Frank Warren receives daily for the PostSecret community art project.

Enjoy the new Sunday secrets posted here: http://www.postsecret.com/

Can’t get enough of PostSecret? Check out the archive dating back to 2005: http://postsecretarchive.com/

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3 Comments»

  reed4jj wrote @

I love your background and the set up of your blog! I’ve heard of PostSecret before, some of the postcards are amazing! I think if it’s something you want to do someday you should send one in 🙂 anonymously of course. I look forward to reading more on your blog.

  wisem2se wrote @

I learned about PostSecret a couple years ago and it’s pretty awesome! I think it’s a great way for people to express themselves whether it’s through art or words
I’m glad to see others are appreciating it as well!
Keep up the blog!

  betsyrau wrote @

I fell in love with PostSecret when I discovered it in 380. What a wonderful website. Thanks for sharing. And I love, love, love your design on this blog. I am hoping for only good things, Miss Danielle.


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