Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Opinions Needed For An Idea On A New Feature

Whether during conversation with some of you or through reading your blogs, if there's one commonality I've found it's the desire to have more freedom to write as we choose.  Very few of us are anonymous; we have family, friends, co-workers who read us and thus we tend to be very selective as to what we write. I know some of you who have dozens of readers, yet there's still that one person that causes you to think twice about what you say.

So, in the spirit of Secret Friday and as an extension of that idea, I propose 'Free For All Fridays'.  This would be a chance for you to submit anything you wish you could write about on your own blog but can't for whatever reason.  I would then post it 100% anonymously.

This is the committment I make to you:

-I won't ask why you prefer not to write it on your own blog, or ask you to provide any further background
-I won't censor content or change the text, it will appear as you've submitted.  If for some reason I feel a strong need to make an alteration I will always ask first.
-Length of the post doesn't matter.
-It could be about any subject, and can take the form of a true story, fantasy, poem etc.
-I understand that because this is going through me first, you'll most likely feel a need to hold back on disclosing certain information. I respect that and wouldn't take it personally.
-Those of you who know me, know how much I honour privacy.  I promise I will never reveal your name. Ever.

This will not take the place of Secret Fridays but would either run alternately or in conjunction with it depending on the amount of feedback I get.

For those of you who think this sounds like something you might want to participate in but are on the fence, visit the posts each week and see how this plays out until you're comfortable.  If this is something you think you'd like to contribute to at some point, please let me know by e-mail.  Whether or not I recognize your e-mail address I won't ask who you are.  'Free For All Fridays' is about the post, not the name behind it.

Please let me know what you think.  I'll move forward with this based on the response I receive.


  1. this seems really interesting! can't wait to read them...

  2. This is interesting. I'm looking forward to read them all. :)

  3. okay, I LOVE this..I will be reading them and maybe post one of my own.
    I am kind of obsessed with your ideas xx

  4. I like this idea . . .

  5. That seems like a good idea! I'd be interested in something like that.

  6. You're amazing. This is seriously the most brilliant and selfless feature a blogger could come up with. I am totally taking full advantage of this b/c there are so many things I want to say that I don't want my family or boyfriend to know. Somehow my blog got out to all my cousins and aunts and I know they check it every day! Bah!

  7. This is perfect. Just what I needed :)

  8. I could probably use this....

  9. Will look forward to reading those posts..and maybe contributing?:)
    Hope all's well with u dear Barry!:)

  10. Looking forward to this, and maybe contributing. Hope all is good!

  11. Kewl beans! Plus, anyone who spells "honour" that way can be trusted.

  12. "Honour" is the proper way, just like "colour"

  13. Yeah, just like 'your' is spelled y-o-u-r instead of y-o-r.

    Crap, bad example. :)