On August 3, 2008 Iris Seale posted the announcement that SLSecrets was being started. Here’s her description of what she wanted:
The idea is that I wanted to put together a program like PostSecret, where people send their secrets in on postcards and those cards are published on the web and in books. Many of the things people send in are heartbreaking, uplifting and works of art in their own right. Basically, I wanted to issue the same challenge to the SL community.
300+ weeks later we are at the point where SLSecrets deserves it’s own website and it’s own forum. It has become it’s own beast because SLSecrets is one of the most highly debated topics in the Second Life community (at least for a percentage of users that read/participate in blogging within the community).
I hope to keep Iris’s dream alive. I’d really like it if the SL Community stood up and made secrets what it could be. But most people just come for the drama, and I can’t deny that is part of what keeps SLSecret’s highly controversial and what keeps people coming back and reading, even though most people say they don’t.