Why do you read secrets?
Here are a few of the most shared confessions from http://www.chronicleme.com this week. Each secret was met with positive feedback from our caring community! We are proud to provide a safe, encouraging place to share everyday secrets with friends, family, and like-minded people anonymously.
“Last night I thought about all the children who die and I started crying uncontrollably. They had so much potential – I was ruined at such a young age and now can barely function through PTSD and depression – I should have died and maybe one of them could have lived to be something great.”
“Today marks 6 weeks that I haven’t self-injured after 13 years of struggling with it on and off. To the people who support me, I owe you my life, literally.”
“I feel like a horrible person. A friend of mine was recently published and while I want to feel happy for her. All I feel is envy because I’m afraid I’ll never succeed in my own writing career when its all I want to do.”
“I’m cheap because I am ultra broke, not because I choose to be frugal”
“I’m feeling overwhelmed with my eating disorder and want to talk to someone about it but I don’t want help or for it to go away. I love it and hate it at the same time.”
“My mom has cancer. I have not shared that with anyone because I’m not sure how to say it without breaking down. And if I do say it- that will make it real…”
Each day, secrets are greeted by the ChronicleMe.com community with positive feedback. These posts come in different sizes, attitudes, and viewpoints. The freedom of anonymity allows for people to post what they really feel without fear of judgment, resulting in utter authenticity and vulnerability.
As a community we provide a safe and positive place to express secrets.
On ChronicleMe.com, you are in complete control of your post. You dictate when you post, to whom you post, and what you post, all anonymously. However, you have the opportunity to selectively expose your identity to other users when they give you feedback. You make the decisions based on your secrets, your circumstances, and your comfort level.
We call this the “freedom of anonymity.”
What will you do with yours?
On behalf of all of us at ChronicleMe, I would like to thank each user for giving positive feedback on anonymous posts. Because of the site’s anonymity and positivity, we are finding that people are posting about life’s greatest challenges: addiction, abuse, sexuality, alcoholism, domestic violence, suicide, and more. As a community we have greeted these posts with kindness, support, and empathy. It is very humbling and powerful to see that although each user on CMe is anonymous, members of the community are still making a personal and significant difference in other users’ lives.
Since ChronicleMe’s conception, the members have come together to help users by requesting for them to “seek help.” For those who do not know, the ChronicleMe Resource Page is filled with different life-saving organizations that are eager to speak with and/or help any user in need. Examples include the National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN.org), GLBT National Help Center (GLNH.org), End to Cyberbullying Organization (Endcyberbullying.org), and the self-injury hotline (selfinjury.com). We are proud and honored to list these organizations as resources.
As we continue to grow, we must remember to take the “seek help” button seriously. If used correctly, it could change someone’s life and connect them with a life-saving resource. One day, that user may return the favor.
Thank you again.
CEO and Founder