DAY 119: Confessing online

28 Dec

POST-a-confession websites have spread like herpes, which isn’t really surprising, since the internet’s taken over from the pub when it comes to blurting out inappropriate stuff. is the original, to which people send decorated postcards with unspoken secrets. It’s even spawned a book.

Then there’s where people approve your misdeed by pressing the ‘like’ button. On, readers can respond to posts – although I notice the 20-year-old guy from Delhi who confesses he’s a good person that wants to make the world a better place receives no comments whatsoever.

By contrast, over on, the 13-year-old girl who is cutting herself and implying her father is, at the very least, beating her, receives this from ‘Tom’: “I genuinely feel sorrow for your situation but I’m afraid I’m too much of a pervert to be of any help to you. I would only end up getting you involved in deplorable situations.”

Meanwhile, on, I find: “I have put a live octopus in my asshole and farted it out.”

I think this one is my spiritual home, so I decide to post. It takes me ages to think of something that’s bothering me that isn’t total garden variety, which is good, I guess. HOW times have changed.

Keeper? I chose a site without feedback options, so I get neither the approval I crave nor the disapproval I fear. Pointless.

One Response to “DAY 119: Confessing online”

  1. @howietoots March 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Oh my GOD those comments!!!! Is it wrong to kind of admire the pervert-commenter and the octopus-farter??

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