PostSecret Attracts Readers Whether Blog, Book or Exhibit
Posted on January 21, 2006The PostSecret blog is incredibly popular. People mail in anonymous secrets on post cards to the blog which posts several of them each day. PostSecret now gets 400 anonymous submissions each week. A book based on the blog, PostSecret : Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, was recently released and hit the bestseller list on Amazon.com.
Newsweek reports that the blog is also popular as an exhibit. A recent exhibit received 15,000 visitors. The Washington Post says the exhibit is "one of the five best art exhibitions in Washington in 2005."
PostSecret's founder Frank Warren told Newsweek that he thinks PostSecret helps people face their secrets. He says, "There are some secrets that we think we're keeping, but those secrets are actually keeping us. I think one way to face those secrets is to write them on a postcard and then physically let it go into a mailbox."
Clearly people are very interested in reading these closely guarded secrets of others as well.