In Praise of PostSecret

Most people who read my blog already know about PostSecret, but some may not. And I’m fixing to change that.

PostSecret is one of the most popular blogs in the world. Only is isn’t really a traditional blog. It’s one of those ideas that seem so simple, yet almost indescribably brilliant. It’s one of those ideas that you can’t believe you didn’t have, yet you know you never would have thought of it.

People anonymously send in the picture side of homemade postcards. Postcards that have a picture or drawing and a message. Something the sender wants or needs to say. It sounds dull, until you start reading them. Then it becomes incredibly powerful. Some of the images and messages are just routine observations. But some of them are stunning in their insight, their sadness, their remorse.

You have to see it to appreciate it, but once you start reading PostSecret, you will never stop.