And the Duel Is On!

Cat vs DogNow that the cat’s out of the bag, anyone who wishes to watch the ongoing duel between Not Cordelia’s Mom and Cordelia’s  Mom needs to sign up to follow both posts.  Cordelia’s Mom does not intend to reblog every Not CM post, and vice versa.  Visit Not Cordelia’s Mom to follow that site (just click on the link in this sentence).

The most recent activity must have scared the hell out of Not CM, however, because she has now added a disclaimer page to the mirror blog.  Check it out.

Let the sparring begin!

(And thank you, again, Oliver C. Damon, for giving me the platform to “out” myself.  Not CM is way to self-centered to have ever admitted she isn’t real, and Cordelia’s Mom was too embarrassed to do so on her own blog after the unexpected responses she received.)


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It was a fun 24 hours, but it’s time to come clean. With apologies to anyone who feels they were, in fact, deceived, I hope you’ll appreciate my guest post and that you’ll continue to follow both of my blogs.

Originally posted on Chronicle of a Wayward Son:

Guest post by Cordelia’s Mom of Cordelia’s Mom, Still:


Thank you, Ollie, for allowing me to commandeer your site today.


Walking On the Dream

Let’s talk about blogger honesty.

There isn’t any.  Every one of us, although we may have the best intentions, tends to shape facts to fit our individual posts.  Some bloggers exaggerate facts that will make them look good, some underplay facts that will make them look bad.  Some bloggers write poems, some write fiction.  Any kind of writing is allowed in the blogosphere.

Recently, a new blog appeared, entitled “Not Cordelia’s Mom.”  The stated purpose of the blog was to malign my blog, “Cordelia’s Mom, Still.”  Not CM was narcissistic, snotty, arrogant, and funny as hell, and her posts brought significant traffic to both sites.

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Is Hate Traffic Better Than No Traffic?

KhanEnough is enough.

I recently discovered a new blogger on WordPress who apparently has major issues with sweet, old Cordelia’s Mom.  I intended to simply follow Not Cordelia’s Mom (yeah, you read that right) for awhile and let her hang herself, so to speak.

But Not Cordelia’s Mom has now taken shots at my post “Fifty Years Later.”  Judging from the comments, that post touched a lot of heart-strings among my readers.

Not Cordelia’s Mom just published her own post, entitled “So Just Marry Rich,” which takes umbrage with “Fifty Years Later.”

Now I’m pissed. 

I wasn’t thrilled that Not Cordelia’s Mom stole my header design and some of the language on my home page, but I was willing to let it slide since there’s really no way to prevent something like that from happening, and attempting to go after someone for copyright infringement would be expensive, stressful, and possibly unsuccessful.

I didn’t mind when Not Cordelia’s Mom targeted my Spam-Bam Thank You Ma’am series.  After all, that’s a silly feature that lends itself to snarkiness from all sides.

But, to malign my serious post about my own childhood is just too much for me.

Magic 8 BallI’m not sure at this point how to handle the situation.  On one hand, having a detractor would seem to indicate that I have finally “arrived” as a blogger.  On the other hand, I’m not sure just how far I should let Not Cordelia’s Mom go in her rants against me.

The situation is complicated by the fact that I have a sneaking suspicion as to who Not Cordelia’s Mom really is, and I’m having a hard time understanding why, after all this time, she still hates me so.  I find it a little frightening that someone could harbor such vehemence for such a long time.

Anyone want to advise me on this?  Check out Not Cordelia’s Mom’s blog and let me know what you think I should do, if anything.


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