Friday, September 28, 2007

Confess on the Web to ease guilty feelings


Overcome with guilt about a sordid affair or a secret facelift? A new interactive Web site is giving people an opportunity to anonymously confess their sins online.
Harlequin Enterprises, one of the world's largest publishers of romantic fiction, launched the site for people to post their guilty pleasures, and for others to peruse them.
It is also encouraging those who have confessed their indiscretions to take part in an interactive survey that will form the basis of its annual Romance Report which will be published in January.
"It really spawned from the reality shows and the talk shows and people opening up their lives and crying, not necessarily with the people they love but with strangers because it makes you feel better or it somehow cleanses you of your demons," said Marleah Stout, a spokeswoman for the company.
The Internet already offers a variety of confessional sites ranging from mysecret.tv, launched by a U.S. evangelical network, to postsecret.blogspot.com, a blog and art project in which people write their secrets on hand-made postcards.
But Stout said the site is more geared towards romance.

"Although sometimes shocking and unexpected, confessions are also extremely romantic, bringing us closer to the people we love by revealing ourselves to them," said Stout.
But Stout admitted the site is sure to draw plenty of cheating confessions and material that is much racier than most of the material in its romance novels.

The site, www.harlequinromancereport.com, is divided into eight sections -- one for each of the seven deadly sins and another for those hard-to-categorize indiscretions, secrets and fantasies.
Stout said the idea for the confessions site came after the Toronto-based company's highly-publicized casting call last spring for average men, not models, to pose for their book covers.
"It's all about real people and real feelings."

10 Comments:

At September 28, 2007 at 11:30 AM, Blogger Arthur said...

Hi Raghu, that's why the blogs exist.

They're a kind of diaries or logbooks to anyone to post their daily feelings, dreams (like me), or whatever they do.

So you're right about posting this truth.

Big greetings and big hugs

Sweet Dreams, from the bottom of my Heart:
Arthur

 
At September 28, 2007 at 11:33 AM, Blogger Gusthav said...

Yeah! the blogs make us communicate with the others through the Internet with our feelings or whatever we want, so we can make new friend around the world.

Greetings and hugs

Nice Day, with my whole soul:
Gusthav

 
At September 28, 2007 at 1:02 PM, Blogger Nikon said...

I'll bet that this confession blog becomes very popular.
Thanks for your visit to Hemingway :)
Good luck!

 
At September 29, 2007 at 2:21 AM, Blogger Kalyan said...

That's really a nice site...Thanks for sharing with us!

 
At September 29, 2007 at 2:41 AM, Blogger GMG said...

It's incredible what you may find in the Net! I wonder what will still need to be invented...
Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog. Just left Bali and posted on Singapore at Blogtrotter.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!

 
At October 1, 2007 at 8:28 PM, Blogger Yoga Gal said...

I don't read romance novel but my friends who do are addicted to it like crack!

 
At October 3, 2007 at 6:35 AM, Blogger Pijush said...

Nice post. I have checked the site and observed that it can be used in other way also :-) so perverted

 
At October 8, 2007 at 10:23 AM, Blogger backpakker said...

hey, this is interesting...do you know that some FM channels in India already have a late night Confessions band where one can confess anythg under the sun ...while some shows were anonymous, some had a character as a host

 
At October 19, 2007 at 1:49 PM, Blogger GMG said...

Hey Raghu, where are you? Lost in blogosphere?... We're missing your posts!

 
At October 19, 2007 at 6:46 PM, Blogger Elween said...

thx for the link. it's kinda weird but...it's something new and refreshing too. :)

 

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