Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Sorry about blogger yesterday. It hardly accepted a comment all day. The system was totally gummed.
Have you all discovered the Postsecret site yet? It's one of the most highly rated blogs on Technorati. People send in their secrets on a postcard, using the art side of the postcard to tell half the story. The site is updated only once a week on Sundays (which breaks all the rules about posting often if you want a lot of visitors). Frank Warren, who runs this blog, has become something of a cultural icon. Read how his blog got started in this USA Today article.
This site is a novelist's dream. I've read the secrets and laughed. I've read them and gotten teary-eyed. Many are amazing stories. Many would provide the premise for a novel.
Postsecret has become so successful that many of the postcards have been put in books, which are now available from amazon.com.
I suggest this site as a weekly stop on your blog reading. Especially if you're knocking around, needing a new idea for a novel. Or perhaps a subplot for your current wip.
P.S. A comment came through that reminds me I didn't mention that these secrets aren't all easy to read, and they're certainly not sanitized. These are real issues out there in today's world.