Monday, September 19, 2011

Idea For a New Feature- Whaddya Think?

I'm trying this again to see what you guys think. I first posted this idea back in April of last year and got lots of positive feedback but no participation. If you think it's a good idea I'll run with it but it'll take you (yes you) to make it work.

Through talking with some of you and reading your blogs, one thing I've noticed we all seem to have in common is the wish to have more freedom to write whatever we want to. Very few of us are anonymous; we have family, friends and co-workers who read us so we tend to be very selective about what we write. I know some of you who have dozens of readers, yet there's still that one person that makes you think twice about what you say.

So, in the spirit of Secret Sunday 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 if you didn't want to be identified.

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 beyond what you've given me.

-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'll ask first.

-Length of your post doesn't matter. It could be about any subject and can take the form of a true story, fantasy, poem, whatever you're in the mood for.

-Because this is going through me first, you may feel a need to hold back certain information. I understand 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.

If you have something you'd like to reveal or get off your chest but don't want to do it on your own blog, please send it to me by e-mail at barrysquotations(at)gmail(dot)com. I'll move forward with this based on how much response I get.


  1. I think it would be a wonderful idea.
    Definitely something I would participate in.

  2. ooooh, this sounds like such a good idea!!! i like it a lot.

  3. I think it's an awesome idea though I can't guarantee my participation. I may, I may not. This is something I'm really working on for myself, to be ok with who I am and where I'm at and allowing myself to express it on my own blog, which I sometimes do, and sometimes hold back.

    Maybe why it didn't work before though is because there's still someone that knows who the author is. ?

  4. I think that's a brilliant idea Barry! xx