PostSecret began three years ago as a creative idea for an art show exhibit, which just happened to change Frank Warrenâ€™s life. With a background in small business, Warren is a self-described, â€œaccidental artist.â€ PostSecret is not a business. He forgoes profit on what is the largest advertisement-free site on the web.
Frank Warren tells the story of how PostSecret came about and became an internet phenomenon in a very short time. Link -via Cynical-C
he's just one of many fascinating people we have interviewed...why don't you drop in to http://www.orato.com and peruse our archives and categories.
Better yet - post your own story.
I'm pretty sure that there are larger sites on the web without advertising (eg. almost any government site, any large university's web site, etc.).
While I don't konw if PostSecret is actually the largest ad free blog, the claim is much more reasonable.