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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Train of Secrets

The Over-Thinker and Loralee each did a PostSecrets-type post in which they asked their readers to anonymously comment with a secret about themselves. The results have been almost as deliciously and voyeuristically juicy as flipping through a PostSecrets book. The only difference is that there are no pictures to accompany the secrets (and for some of the secrets, that might be a blessing).

So I've decided to go ahead and be a big fat copycat and open up Bunsnip to some anonymous secret-sharing as well. I shared a secret on both Loralee's and O-T's sites, and I found that it's surprisingly refreshing to release a secret into the interwebs.

To participate, click on the comments link at the bottom of this post and in the "Comment as:" drop box, make sure to select "Anonymous" as your identity. Then you are free to spill your guts.

So that you can all rest easy, know that there is no way that I can figure out who posted what comment. My StatCounter hit tracker does provide me some information about my daily visitors, namely what link they followed to connect to Bunsnip and what city and state (or country) their IP address belongs to, and on very rare occasions I can deduce who visited my site based on that information (for instance, how many readers from Turkey do I have? Just one!). But I assure you that even if I do know who visited my site, I can't connect that information to who posted what comment, especially since the tracker doesn't even tell me if a visitor commented at all. And even if I could figure that out, I really wouldn't want to, because that would ruin the whole point of the exercise. So your secrets are safe here.

I'll open this post up to you now, and at some point I'll throw in a secret of my own. You have all weekend to post your secrets, as I'm going to take a break from the blogosphere until Monday. Until then, enjoy your secret-sharing, and if you're in America, have a fun and safe holiday weekend!



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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've said "I love you" to everyone I've ever dated, and it was purely out of obligation and expectation rather than truth.

Anonymous said...

I'm having an emotional affair. And I don't plan on stopping.

Anonymous said...

I have doubts that romantic love ever lasts forever, and I think that most people cheat on their spouses/partners at some point. I've never cheated, and I don't think I've ever been cheated on, but I expect that one day one of those things is going to happen.

Anonymous said...

My childhood molestation probably affects me more than I like to admit. Or worse: less.

Anonymous said...

I think my mother-in-law is a lesbian.

Anonymous said...

When I was younger, I used to bite my toenails. I don't know why I stopped.

Anonymous said...

The first year I was married, my husband and I had a sexlist. Everywhere we slept or visited overnight, we had sex: My friends couch after they left for the day, his grandparents house, the woods outside my cousin's cabin, my parents house in my old bed, his parents house in his old bed. We even had sex once while in the same room as my parents (they were asleep and there was a half wall room divider)!

Anonymous said...

When I was a child, a girl gave me a heart-shaped valentine cookie in front of everyone and, embarrassed and weak, I threw it to the ground and stomped on it before shoving her and storming off.

Anonymous said...

In high school I kissed my best friend on the lips once. It was just a peck, but I've always wondered what it would have been like to really kiss her. It's been over 20 years, and I still think about that a lot.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know who the father of my first child was until he came out and I saw the resemblance.

Anonymous said...

Reading secrets makes me feel terribly boring and predictable.

Anonymous said...

Reading secrets shows how unhappy and truly diabolical people are. All faces of shame.

Sra said...

I think sometimes the most difficult person to be honest with is yourself. So when we can remove ourselves from a situation, such as in an anonymous forum, we are given an opportunity to explore our inner workings for what they really are, without the colored lens of what we think we are supposed to be. It takes courage to post a secret even anonymously, and I'm grateful for everyone who has shared so far (feel free to share more!).

Sra said...

I think sometimes the most difficult person to be honest with is yourself. So when we can remove ourselves from a situation, such as in an anonymous forum, we are given an opportunity to explore our inner workings for what they really are, without the colored lens of what we think we are supposed to be. It takes courage to post a secret even anonymously, and I'm grateful for everyone who has shared so far (feel free to share more!).

Anonymous said...

I didn't know who the father of my first child was until he came out and I saw the resemblance.

Anonymous said...

Reading secrets makes me feel terribly boring and predictable.

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