PostSecret invites people to share secrets anonymously. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative. Write your secret on a 4×6 postcard and send it by snail-mail to PostSecret, 13345 Copper Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20874-3454
PostSecret has been a Sunday Tradition for a lot of people, as that’s when the new secrets are posted. There are a number of PostSecret books now. A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren is the latest of these books. More postsecets to make you laugh and make you ponder. Is this real, or just a lot of silliness? A place to get some closeure or a place for Frank Warren to make some money?
The PostSecret website is the largest advertisement-free Blog on the web.
109,823,977 and counting.
I must admit that PostSecret is the cleanest blog I have ever seen. There are a couple of links for bookmarking and RSS feeding, and then there are the Postcard Secrets in a neat stack down the page. There are no advertisements, but there is an Amazon link that will take you to the PostSecret books listed on Amazon. If I had a few bestsellers I guess I wouldn’t bother with ads on my blog either.
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives is one of those books that you feel the need to read to random people who happen to be in the room with you. This is shockingly interesting stuff.
PostSecret is number 14 on Technorati with an Authority of 9,815. PostSecret has an Alexa ranking of 15, 141. Postsecret has a Pagerank of 6. Of course, none of these stats matter much to someone that doesn’t advertise on his blog.
The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book follows in the footsteps of Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. After all these years he has enough PostSecrets to fill any number of niche markets.
My Secret: A PostSecret Book rounds out the list and people seem to like it as well as the others. I do find it interesting that PostSecret is kind of like Jay Leno’s Headlines-jokes he take the credit for, but they are sent in by viewers. Then again, Postsecrets are not like jokes, you pretty much have to have someone else’s secret for it to be any fun. And there are always new Postsecrets to be found at PostSecret on Sunday-unless it interferes with the latest book tour.