Can you keep a secret? Well…? Can you? We all have secrets… about others, about ourselves… and there’s always this great pressure to just let it out. Fortunately for us there are many ways you could do just that… anonymously!
I don’t know if many people know about Post Secret, it has been around for a long time. Post Secret is an art project that allows people to mail in their secrets anonymously on a postcard. I always found it so interesting to see how creative people got when confessing their secrets in this way. Post Secret got so big that they have a few books out that is full of secrets that they received: PostSecret, My Secret, The Secret Lives of Men and Women, and A Lifetime of Secrets. Post Secret even has an internationally travelling art exhibit that displays secret postcards that they have received.
While the idea of letting out a secret in that form is great and I considered doing it… I never did it. But they sure are fun to read and see 🙂 Check out PostSecret.com.
So I forgot all about this spilling of secrets stuff until one day I discovered SecretTweet.com. You share your secrets anonymously on the site and the secrets get tweeted on Twitter. I thought it was a great idea and followed @SecretTweet and received updates on others’ secret confessions.
Then quite a while later I got a new follower on Twitter… @CheckMySecret. Which is essentially the same as SecretTweet but offered some more advantages. The great thing about CheckMySecret.com is that you could type more. CheckMySecret allows about 700 characters, while SecretTweet allows only 135- so you have to keep your secret super short. Also from what I’ve seen, CheckMySecret has more of a community feel to it. Much more people comment on the anonymous secrets and they rate secrets as well. And not only can you see the latest secrets, but you could also view the most commented and top rated secrets as well. This makes it very entertaining.. like this secret for example:
I forgot to feed my girlfriends cat while she was gone on vacation with her family. I came back to check on it after a week and it was dead. Im worried it may have been my fault for not feeding it and i feel terrible about it.
– 24 year old male
The only complaint I have for both sites is they don’t tweet new secrets as often and as consistently as I would like.. but oh well. Being able to share your secrets online is very convenient, and therapeutic. Yes… I have shared a secret or two online 😉