I have waaaaaaaaay too much time on my hands so to pass it away, I do the daily blog check and usually, but not always, leave comments. And as a result, I was lucky enough to get this:
Thank you, Iris! If and when I get a job, I won't have time to comment nearly as often. There were no stipulations about passing it along to anyone but I wanted to be sure to do just that! There is one person who has commented on I think just about every single post with the exception of a couple when she took some time away from the blog world this past holiday season. I'm passing this on to the very lovely Protege!
Speaking of awards, I have one that I'm going to be giving out probably within the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned for that!
Ok, on to the fun stuff! Everyone seemed to think this whole Blog of the Week feature was a good idea so I'm gonna move forward with it. I know I could have done it without asking anyone's opinion since it is my blog and all but I didn't want to add anything that the majority thought was a really stupid idea!
I have no clue what-so-ever how I ever found this site. I'm sure everyone has heard of it as it's extremely popular! It's updated every Sunday and I make a point to check it out at least once a week, if not more.
Frank Warren has been running it since 2004. He invites strangers to share their deepest, darkest secrets on a postcard and mail it to him, anonymously. Some of the secrets are sad, some are disgusting. Others make me smile, some of them are shocking! Some of them make me laugh, some make me cry.
Every single week there is always at least one secret that I can relate to. I'll never have to send in one of my own, they've already been posted on someone else's card! I think that's what keeps me coming back every week, I never have to feel alone as I can usually identify with the secrets posted.
Some of the postcards are just plain white with writing on them, some people go all out with their decorations. No matter what they look like, they all contain deeply held secrets.
There are also Italian, French and German versions of this blog too. I'm not sure if Frank runs those or not. (Sorry, I'm too lazy to find the links for them!)
To date, there are 5 different books to go along with the blog. Frank also often speaks at universities where he displays some of the many, many different postcards he's received and allows the audience to share some of their own secrets if they want to. Unfortunately he hasn't come anywhere near me so I haven't been able to attend one of his conferences.
At one point, all of the proceeds earned from the blog, book and conferences (after paying Frank's expenses, I presume) were given to the Kristen Brooks Hope Center to aid in the prevention of suicide. I'm not sure if that's still the case as I haven't seen anything on his site stating this in quite awhile.