Filed under: Recommended by yours truly
A vital editor’s note exists at the bottom. The italicized portion is my original post, which required editing following a major revelation.
I never do this; honestly, I don’t. But after utilizing nearly two hours of my “work” day – don’t tell the Boss man – to read this blog, literally every entry, I feel this strange, unexplained need to pass it along to others.
If you’re in the 20-something bloggers circle, you may have already heard about it, but if not, head over to My Super Hopeless Romance immediately, and start at the very beginning, as the writer recommends. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.
Reading her blog felt more like reading a fiction novel pulled from the shelves of Barnes & Noble, as opposed to an aching 20-something’s real life adventures in loving her best friend. It’s well worth the time in reading each previous entry, because if you just start at the first entry you see – the most recent – you will lose a lot of the emotional pull her blog contains, and it’s that attachment that makes the whole thing more surreal.
If you are of the male persuasion – i.e. you’re a dude – you may not enjoy the blog as much as those of us who are females and can relate to the writer’s words. Heed that warning, although, if you want an in-depth look into the female psyche, perhaps this would be a good read after all, because, without a doubt, it offers a woman’s perspective on love/relationships/dating, etc.
I cannot believe how intertwined I became with this blog while reading it. I literally felt as though I was feeling the same emotions … the anxiety, the sorrow, the joy and the confusion. It’s that powerful, at least in my humble opinion.
And apparently it’s so amazingly crafted and told that I felt the need to spread the news and encourage others to check it out. I’m done now, so go read it. Seriously, DO IT THIS MOMENT … or else. Bwah ha ha.
I wrote that entry less than 15 minutes ago, then ventured over to the site myself and was greeted with a link that inevitably explained this blog was fiction.
And, unlike the “Lonelygirl” followers, it didn’t bother me in the least bit. To be honest, that notion existed in the back of my mind – though I hoped it were real – and to find out it was simply a creative work … kudos to that writer.
Thousands of us logged in for “Cordy’s” tale of woe and love, and enjoyed every moment! And hell, it burned through two hours of my work day today (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that). So I still recommend checking it out, even though reading it through a fictional lense may take away that same luster I, and so many others, perused it with. But if you care for well-written, emotionally-intense, romantic fiction, it’s still a worthwhile read from a woman who hopes to one day finish and publish a manuscript. You can find her at Navel Gazing at its Finest, and here is the link where she reveals the truth about her not-so-super-hopeless romance.
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