I know some bloggers who blog anonymously, or sometimes under a pseudonym. This is usually done for various reasons, including personal security (afraid of stalkers, eh?), job security (the boss might be into blogs, and might read the crap you write about him), or sometimes even just to be able to express things you won’t normally want to be attributed to yourself. Anonymous blogging can be liberating, especially since you can say what you want to say without having to worry about what other people will think about you.
What if you broaden the concept of anonymous blogging, and turn it into a whole social network where everyone is writing under an alter ego? This is just what Hidden Lives is all about. It is a “space to reflect on your innermost thoughts, dreams, hopes, fears and imaginings.” It is a place where you reveal your inner self, and also discover other people’s inner selves.
Hidden Lives is a social experiment dabbling in the realms of authentic expression and intimate revelation.
When people have the opportunity and courage to share their hidden lives, it is a powerful reminder that, for everything that separates us, we are all intimately connected.