Today’s announcement is the result of a long and thoughtful process for me. When I first started blogging, it was a hobby. I liked stockings and lingerie, and wanted to write about them without revealing myself. And so I created Treacle as a way to hide my identity.
Some of you know that I used to work as a crisis counselor, so the sensitive nature of my job made me go to extreme lengths to hide my blog from my co-workers and even from my family. I was worried people wouldn’t take me seriously if they knew I was a lingerie blogger, or that they’d think there was something wrong about discussing lingerie online and in public. Like many of you, I’ve also heard the horror stories of digital bullies who’ve harassed or stalked bloggers (especially female bloggers), and I didn’t want to be a victim.
But this last year has been huge one for me, both personally and professionally. Because of you, The Lingerie Addict is not only my fulltime job (and a true dream job), it’s also the#1 lingerie blog in the world. I’m engaged to an amazing man who could not be more supportive, and my parents, though they don’t quite understand what I do, are 100% behind me. My self confidence has grown tremendously, to the point where I feel it is only right to introduce myself to you properly.
My name is Cora Harrington and I’m the founder of The Lingerie Addict. In a very real sense,my readers have made me feel like I don’t have to view Cora and Treacle as separate people anymore. Instead, they’re important parts of me that work together perfectly.
I’m sure you’re wondering what this will mean for the blog and the honest answer is that nothing will change. I’ll still post the same kind of content you know and love us for. All posts will still be made under the name Treacle rather than switching everything to Cora (I’ve been using Treacle for awhile and wouldn’t want to confuse any new visitors!). And if you see me out and about and call me Treacle, I’ll still answer. After all, it’s not often one gets to choose their name. ;-)
Being Treacle is a large part of my life and it’s something I’m completely comfortable with, but the point is I don’t feel like I have to hide behind it anymore. A blog is only as great as the community around it, and I think TLA has one of the best.
If you’re new to the blog due to this announcement, I want to personally thank you for visiting…it’s great to see you! If you’re searching for an easy place to start and get familiar with The Lingerie Addict, check out my most popular posts or sign up for the V.I.A. newsletter to get fun and exclusive content and discounts.
Questions, comments, or just want to re-introduce yourself? Go ahead and leave them in the comments section!