Who is The Lingerie Addict? Today, I’ll Tell You.

Photo Credit: Cheri Pearl Photography

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!

Cora

Cora

Founder and Chief Editor of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, my little site has become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and it's been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every woman deserves gorgeous underpinnings that help her feel comfortable and confident. Body snark free zone since 2012.

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36 Comments

  1. 31/07/12 at 12:16

    Hi Treacle (Cora)
    You have finally ‘come out’ so to speak. I’m a pro photographer and I’m also a lover of lingerie and I have the pleasure of mixing the two quite often. I have also enjoyed and will continue to enjoy your blogs on lingerie. Keep up the good work and there’s nothing better than having a passion for something and also being able to make it career. I have enjoyed my passion for 30+ years now and still have the same passion and enjoyment from working as a phtoographer every day.
    Kind regards
    Mark

  2. 31/07/12 at 12:23

    Congrats all around! Keep up the wonderful, educational work! Xo

  3. Sabrina Morgan
    31/07/12 at 12:31

    Congratulations! It’s inspiring and such a joy seeing you continue to make your dreams real. So happy for you! xo

  4. 31/07/12 at 12:48

    So nice to meet you “in person”, Cora! Thanks for your years of great work creating a sensitive, welcoming, and creative community.

  5. 31/07/12 at 12:55

    Congratulation’s Cora ! Happy for you .

  6. contrarian corsetry
    31/07/12 at 13:13

    Congratulations Cora!

    I wish you well no matter what you’re being called :D

  7. 31/07/12 at 13:24

    It’s a pleasure to meet you, the real you, Cora.

    When I read your post I got choked up – so many good things are happening in your life!

    I’m thrilled for you.

  8. Alisa
    31/07/12 at 13:58

    Beautiful introduction, Cora! I may still call you Treacle, if you don’t mind, because I love this name and I’m used to it. :)
    You inspired me years ago, when your blog was called “stockingsaddict” and you still continue to do so. Your passion shows through every single day. You are a great inspiration to everyone who has a dream and help follow the dream no matter what. Thank you for everything!

  9. 31/07/12 at 14:38

    Congrats Cora :)! Keep working hard ♥

  10. 31/07/12 at 15:38

    Congrats Cora

    Keep up the wonderful passion and great work, you are an inspiration to many!

    Simone <3

  11. Patricia Sydnor
    31/07/12 at 16:45

    Congratulations my friend. Growing into yourself is a beautiful thing. I love what you do.

  12. Hänni
    31/07/12 at 16:46

    Cora. What a beautiful name! Congratulations on your coming out. I’m so glad your dreams are coming true!

  13. 31/07/12 at 17:11

    Hi cora
    Really love you blog and keep up the good work .I think it was Richard Branson who said ,find somthing you love doing and work out a way to make money out of it ,I have been doing that for 30 years myself ,so please keep having fun .
    cheers
    Andrew

  14. 31/07/12 at 17:22

    HI Cora – Yay for finding your balance, your truth, and feeling like you could share with us. Thank you for all that you do.

  15. 31/07/12 at 17:46

    This is so cool Cora!!! I’m so happy & excited for you!

    When I first stumbled onto your blog years ago, I thought…”Now why didn’t I think of that?!?”. You made me want to start a lingerie blog, and I had about two posts worth of information to share!!! Ha! I admired how you were blogging about something that you loved, and you did so only as Treacle could do it. ;)

    As a blogger, I completely understand the hesitation in blogging under your real name. I made the tough decision myself to “come out” on my blog’s about page (I may borrow your idea & do a formal post). It just makes sense & feels right when your blog becomes so much more than a hobby. The icing on the cake is the support from your loved ones, and readers. The candle on top is being able to earn a living from your dream job that takes dedication, love, and some serious effort!

    You continue to inspire me!
    Congrats & keep up the awesome work!!!

  16. 31/07/12 at 18:07

    I completely understand about wanting to keep part of yourself private and protected from the online world, it can be a scary place sometimes. I always worry about sharing things that are ‘too personal’ (like pictures of myself) on the Hopeless Lingerie page, but my business is my life, so why should I hide?!

    This is very inspiring to read, and I wish you every success in the world xoxoxoxoox

  17. 31/07/12 at 23:17

    Hey Cora,
    :)
    Nice to “meet” the real you!
    xoxoxo <3

  18. Carmen
    31/07/12 at 23:49

    SOO HAPPY FOR YOU!

  19. 01/08/12 at 0:10

    Sometimes wondered if you’d ever write this post.

    I figured, while it might be fun to guess your name, if Treacle was what you called yourself, that’s all any of us needed to know. Not that I ever guessed ‘Cora’, simply because until now, I didn’t know I knew anyone named Cora ; )

    By the way – I’d been off-line personally most of the day, so hadn’t yet gotten to TLA – someone told me to check out a new search tool, which re-directed me to Bing when I simply searched Images for ‘Lingerie’. The photo with this post pops up in the number 5 place of the entire web. Not shabby at all.

    and I’m not sure why, but you do look a bit like the cat that’s gotten the canary : )

  20. 01/08/12 at 2:43

    That’s such a beautiful article!

    I’m glad that you’re having a wonderful year, I wish you all the best for your future life!

    And you look gorgeous in the pic :)

    xoxo denocte

  21. Jorun Åkerblom
    01/08/12 at 12:13

    <3

  22. 01/08/12 at 16:11

    I still love reading this even though I’ve already read it on Facebook a few times! It never fails to give me goosebumps ^.^

    I’m glad you feel so comfortable that you ‘came out’ so to speak to all your fans and readers! This just brings a new level of trust and intimacy between you and us. We’ve grown to love and trust Treacle and now we get to grow and love Cora as well.

    Congrats again! :)

  23. Chrissy
    01/08/12 at 16:53

    its so great that you’re now able to tell everyone proudly who you are. society can be ruthless but i personally feel that this is a barrier being broken down for women, bloggers and lingerie lovers! keep up every thing you do and I’m sure you’ll continue to be an inspiration to all of us who read your blog. :) congrats again for your engagement!

  24. jeanette
    01/08/12 at 18:26

    Hi Cora, I’m Jeanette. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

  25. 01/08/12 at 21:27

    Neat, Cora! Wow, it’s amazing to see how much this blog has grown. :) Kudos to you for following your passion and getting your vision out there. :)

  26. Michelle
    01/08/12 at 21:57

    I stumbled across this blog a few months back and I love love love it. I can understand and completely empathize with the need you felt to keep a pseudonym – I work in an area where I, too, need to be cognizant of the possible implications my private life may have on my public one. I’m so, so happy for you that you’ve been able to make this your full time job. A dream job, indeed! I wish I would have thought of it sooner! You do an amazing job. Thank you!!

  27. 01/08/12 at 22:30

    I must compliment you on all of your choices of lingerie, it is truly a work of art. A woman with good taste in how she dresses is indeed special.
    Keep up the good work, and I look forward many more of your favorite selections.

  28. kimberleyanne
    01/08/12 at 22:38

    congratulations! I am so happy for you!
    xoxo

  29. 02/08/12 at 1:12

    Well hello and thank you for all that you do!

    <3

    Suzan

  30. 02/08/12 at 5:06

    Congrats Cora! Touching post.

  31. TurboKitteh
    02/08/12 at 21:36

    Such a wonderful blog!! I just started reading the other day. It’s so much fun to find a group of people with the same passion for gorgeous lingerie :) It’s been an obsession of mine for years (closely followed by heels of course ;) )

    Milena

  32. 03/08/12 at 1:08

    Treacle- such an exciting time for you and I can only say how pleased I am
    To have crossed paths with you! I look forward to reading and learning
    So much more from your blog! Balance is an important aspect of life- it’s it’s great to
    Know you’ve found such solid footing. Wishing you the best slways Cora!
    Robin

  33. 03/08/12 at 8:59

    Welcome Cora! what a beautiful name! We share and read your blog daily with our fitters and our friends on facebook!. Keep up the great work! You are truly an inspiration.

    Hedi

  34. 03/08/12 at 10:07

    We love your blog and look forward to more posts!

  35. 09/08/12 at 15:00

    YIPPIE CORA!!!! I have followed your blog for months now and I’m a big fan. As someone who is doing waist training I look to your blog for updates and information about corset’s. Thank you for the introduction. YOU ROCK!!! Keep up the good work and Congrats on your journey.

    -Demi Velvet

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