Tuesday, 24 November 2015

If You Thought the Wine Witch was bad...

(I wrote this post after receiving a few nasty comments on my video blog. I am re-posting it here, because I think our sober space is awesome, it keeps me sane, and I consider you all friends)

If you thought the Wine Witch was bad....

......then you should meet up with a few Trolls.....
I started writing a sober blog on Day Three after I had quit Booze for good. At the time I had no idea that it would be for good, I just knew that I was afraid for my health and my marriage and terrified that I couldn't seem to escape the clutches of the Wine Witch.
I both loved and hated wine.

I was relieved everyday that I managed not to drink, and I mourned the loss of my beloved wine, like the passing of friend.
I was then, and at times, I still am, vulnerable and sensitive about my "problem" and the stigma that surrounds addiction, and let's be brutally clear here, my mental health issue.
So why write a blog?

In the beginning, I wrote for my own accountability. I needed a new routine. As Wine O'clock struck, I fled into the office and began to write. Some days the posts were really personal, some days I did a little research around the topic of alcohol, and dependency.
I also read Sober Blogs. I found a whole on-line sober world, of brave, funny, inspiring people, some of whom were literally fighting for their lives.
Not very long after I had started to write my blogs, I got some comments. Just short ones, like "Good for you, made it to Day Ten!", and "Great Post, keep it up" .  I began to get regular comments, people started to follow me, and before I knew it I had a circle of friends. People just like me.........read on here

19 comments:

  1. Morning, lovely Jackie! I'm so sorry about the trolls, and so proud of you for not letting them burst your bubble. Isn't if funny how bad manners often go hand in hand with bad spelling and bad grammar? Worse than adultery, as Mr SM would say ;-). Big hugs to you, oh strong, wise and gorgeous one. May they rot in their fetid burrows.

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    1. Thanks SM - i love that phrase 'May they rot in their fetid burrows". Also I said something along the lines of 'Bad manners? Worse than adultery" to my husband...and then had to rush to explain......

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  2. Don't let the asses get you down. Just take a deep breath and remember: they will most likely spend their next life as a dung beetle. :)
    Rachel.

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    1. Unless the dung beetles reject them, lol

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  3. I love your attitude, your blog and your video posts. You are such an inspiration to me. Please keep doing what you are doing and ignore the idiots out there.

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  4. It always makes me sad to see how mean people can be. I know it is their fear and inadequacy, but it is so sad.
    You are doing a brave and amazing thing.
    Anne

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  5. Loving your video blog - don't let the b******s grind you down. :)

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    1. Thank you, i am quite enjoying it xx

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  6. Hi Jackie, please keep doing what your doing! I love your new blog, I have down loade your Christmas guide....thanks for all your help

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    1. Thank you, I hope it helps. I wanted to keep some humour, I think life is always better when you laugh!

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  7. Thankyou for all your lovely comments. Everyone here is an inspiration for me xx

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  8. Oh trolls. They will never go away. They will always be around. Don't let them even for a second to affect what you are doing. You are great and your blog is great. Keep on going!

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    1. Thanks, T&TB! You are right, I usually ignore them, but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

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  9. Hello WB, I spent last night and a couple of hours this morning reading all 107 of your posts and am astounded to learn that anyone could be anything other than complementary about your blog. I for one have really enjoyed and benefitted from reading through your posts. Your write in an amusing and engaging style whist still managing to instil insight and inspiration. Thank you for this.
    I followed the link to your video blog and have only watched your latest so far which I enjoyed. The first thought I had upon seeing you was that you had such lovely skin and eyes. I am one of those people who has always worn makeup albeit as subtly as possible, and I always admire people like you who have a naturally smooth and healthy complexion and look fab without the need to waste time at the bathroom mirror each morning. I look forward to following your video blog and it's great to put a face to this blog.
    Love all that you have accomplished and again thank you for being an inspiration to those of us who need all the inspiration we can get.
    FS x

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    1. Thank you FS, what a lovely comment to read! Welcome, and I am happy if I am helping. I get so much inspiration from all of the other bloggers and contributors in our sober cyberworld!

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  10. The online support for people trying to improve their lives is invaluable. I could not have stopped drinking without the help of your blog (and a few others). To know there are people out there who completely understand you is amazing. I choose to remain anonymous but think you putting yourself out there is so brave and I really enjoy the videos so a big thank you for them! And well done for standing up to those (more than slightly thick) bullies. Bad manners is worse than adultery!!! LOL LOL LOL xxx

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