Editor’s note: This blog has been discontinued. To read the last post, click here. To see where Lindsay is now, click here.
At 22-years-old in September 2010, I decided to embark on a journey in the form of a blog, Confessions of a Love Addict, to fall in love with myself and stop worrying about being single or having a boyfriend.
I was an editorial assistant at a small business magazine that I hated, living in a small studio in Harlem and barely getting by on my 30K salary. I came to the realization that so much of my attention — and my conversations with every female I knew — focused on men. Dating them. Sleeping with them. Falling in love with them. Calling them. Texting them. I decided it was time to stop caring about guys and instead, start making myself the priority. If I couldn’t love myself single, how could I expect anyone worth anything, to love me?
And so, Confessions of a Love Addict was born.
Over the course of a year, I wrote every single day about everything from bad dates and bad sex to getting over body image ideas and figuring out how to manage my finances and student loans.
Within the first two months, I was featured on the homepage of WordPress and attracted readers worldwide. Since it’s inception, the blog has gained hundreds of thousands of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers and comments. The site has great engagement: people from across the globe submit photos reading the blog as part of “Addicts Unite,”, others write “Dear Boy” stories and “Self-Love” letters around Valentine’s Day.
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Wow. I really really like your blog design. I’ll get around to reading your first two posts later (only had time to read the most recent today) but I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventures!
Have a look at my blog if you get a chance (it’s fairly new as well) and I’m going to add yours to my blogroll if that’s okay.
This has been such a refreshing read and I am loving every post!!!
you are an inspiration =) i just read one of you blogs and now I am a fan.
Thank you so much! :) I like your blog as well!
I found your blog on freshly pressed (congrats) and absolutely love it! Each post is so refreshing and you eloquently express so many feelings I’ve experienced myself. It’s crazy–just how much I relate. I look forward to following your journey. Lovelovelove it!
Thank you :) You’re too kind!
I’m absolutely loving your blog!
Thank you!! I hope it helps you!
Your blog is great. I like your contents (finding also myself in many of the texts) and your writing style. I’ll keep on reading, and good luck with fighting your addiction :-)
I love your blog and your writing style. Very relate-able and honest, and even a little therapeutic!
Hope you’ll check out my blog when you’ve got a chance.
I found you blog on 20-sb and really enjoyed exploring it today. Living in Manhattan myself, I love NYC bloggers! Also your dedication to writing is really inspiring, thank you :)
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How did I not know about your website??? We’re living parallel lives (only I’m the suburban housewife version of you!) Can’t wait to read more of your blog!
You have a lovely blog! I have read through several posts and I’m really looking forward to reading more.
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is make my morning coffee and sit in front of my laptop thoroughly elated to read a new post from you.
I admire your honesty and your eloquent style.
Thanks for being a part of my morning routine.
I’m loving your blog so far. Some of your post can help me in my journey to love myself. :)
I’ve literally only just started blogging and happened to stumble across your page. I’m so glad I found it.. such a wonderful read :)
Your blog seems pretty great! I love the idea! Good luck and stay awesome!
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First off, your blog on There are men? Great read! Better yet, am on that journey too…of falling in love with myself, and learning to like who I am, without apologies. Thought it was odd to be doing that in my late twenties, but I have never felt better! Way to go gal and keep up the blogs, it’s awesome to see the writing on the wall (even after hearing it over and over) Thumbs up!
Hey. I enjoy your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blog Award. You are a very talented writer. Feel free to drop by my site for further details.
I absolutely love this. You ooze confidence, power and eloquence inspiring and uniting other women. I love it! You may want to check out my blog for new book Mr Wrong, “a humorous and insightful exploration into why some women continually attract Mr Wrong and negative relationships and how to set out on a posirive path to “Mr Right.” Here you can find some excerpts, views and opinions from both men and women as well as stories from other women. You may be interested in my latest post “Chapter 2-Start With You.” A lot if what you say he certainly resonates!. I would,love to hear your views. Keep on inspiring and aspiring x
I really loved every word!… And I really agree with learning how to love yourself with “flaws and imperfections” before looking for love outside. Just then you’ll know exactly what you want and deserve. Really inspiring!.. Will definitely come back! :)
(Hope you read some of my writing in http://iwantbaby.com/blog/ !! I’m kinda new in all this… )
Oxytocin. Our feel good drug, released with the big O. I saw a Dear Abby type Q & A asking about “Will I ever meet Mr. Right if I have casual sex with other guys” ?
The answer was no. By having sex with guys the woman does not really like, she is disengaging sex from love, plus spending time with the wrong guys. One has to save sex for the guys you are crazy about and you want to love. Otherwise you teach yourself to not want sex with guys a woman should marry. And you know that won’t fly. This psychologist said to save sex for relationships, making those few who make it that far a lot more special.
Hey!!! I am a huge fan and nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is very well deserved!!! For rules on how to claim award please follow the steps outlined in this post: http://relationshipremedies.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/versatile-blogger-award-i-could-cry/
Just read this and I’m already excited to read your blog .. the focus of this blog is really good and could inspire many people that do not love themselves but have the potential too if they read inspiring messages and learn that there is more to life …
Best regards xx
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Hi! Such a fan of your writing. Looking forward to reading more from you.