Hermit: Private Publishing & International Penpals

Your CMS is where you turn to publish articles and share news publicly. But where do you turn when you want to share something privately?

Hermit is a charming (and surprisingly feature-rich) hosted writing platform for those who want their words to be their point of recognition, instead of their name.

With Hermit, you can write, share and even publish your work in total anonymity.

Write in Private, Share Anonymously & Connect With Strangers

With well over 8,000 users, Hermit has a growing community to match its unique approach to handling written content.

It's a place to air your opinions, rant and perhaps even spread knowledge, without anybody ever knowing who you really are.

Here's a breakdown of Hermit's core features:

  • Double encryption for fortified privacy

  • Public & private sharing

  • Publish anonymously for other Hermit users to read

  • Connect & write to people from around the world, personally

  • Powerful auto-saving

  • Weekly reports

  • Optional author name

The Hermit Library

Written something worth sharing?

The Hermit Library is where users can anonymously publish their work for the entire community to read, like and comment on.

It can be an inspiring, yet sombre place.

The library holds everything from depressed daily memories to motivational speeches. People from around the world are pouring their hearts out anonymously, and you can feel it.

There's no categorization, as the published “books” are listed according to the amount of likes they attract. As a result, different genres, moods and thought-processes are bunched together randomly. It's weirdly immersive.

The Penpal Experience

If you would rather build a more personal bond with somebody, Hermit's Penpal system is an excellent avenue to explore.

Hermit pairs you with somebody who speaks your language from somewhere in the world – always keeping things anonymous, of course.

You may then send them a letter, to which they can reply. The twist? Each recipient must wait 12 hours before they can respond.

This suspense-building buffer zone of time is designed to mimic the feeling of sending and receiving letters in the good old days, back when long distance communication actually meant having to wait a while for a response.

I'm new to Hermit myself, but I'm already a fan. It's different, fun and extremely cool thanks to the air of mystery it has about it.

Interested in joining the Hermit community? Try Hermit yourself, for free.