100 posts; 500 (almost) subscribers!

You guys, I can hardly believe it!  “Afterlife” was my 100th post – isn’t that nuts?!  And right now there are 495 of you subscribing, so it won’t be long til we hit 500.  I remember my first subscriber back in 2014 – Ezekiel.  “Why in god’s name,” I thought, “would poor Zeke want to plague himself with emails of my babbling posts??”  But then Mick signed on, and I had two…  Then one day I wrote the Robin Williams post and – BOOM! – everything changed.

Today, 60 views per day is about the norm, but they’re hits from all over the frickin’ world!  How cool is that?  I mean, even if 90% are folks who stumble on a post, think, “Alcoholism? This is boring…” and click away, that’s still 6 drunks a day, maybe people not situated to get to meetings, who get something from it.  (Hi Nepal!  Hi Netherlands!)

When I started this blog, my only thought was to try to market my (severely freaky) addiction memoir, since I sucked colossally at all things commercial (and still do).  I thought I had nothing to say that wasn’t already in the book.  The idea that I could use the blog to share ongoing experience, strength, and hope with others came gradually.  What Normal Drinkers Will Never Understand was my first post intended to help alcoholics and their loved ones.

Anyways, I have no idea who all of you are or how often you read, but I just want to say THANK YOU for sticking with me.  I’m an odd mix of Big Book orthodoxy and eccentric woo-woo Near Death Experience – not everybody’s cup of tea.  Your encouraging comments keep me going.  Whatever gift god gives me with words, I’m going to keep using it to extend the wisdom of AA’s 12 steps and the wackiness of NDE faith to others.

Love to all,

Louisa

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14 responses to “100 posts; 500 (almost) subscribers!

  1. Congratulations. I just found you this weekend, looking forward to the next 100 posts!

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  2. Tim

    26 yrs clean and sober and really enjoy your stuff !
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Congratulations Louisa! I found your work this week and am really enjoying your writing. I love the title of your first post, talking about how normal drinks don’t understand. So very true.
    Onwards! Here’s to another 500.
    Sending sober hugs and love from New Zealand xoxo

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  4. Mary

    I love your posts – they resonate with me, I find them very interesting. They teach me as I travel this road of recovery and validate what I do understand and think. Thanks so much for your work and your words!

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  5. swingsetstories

    Thanks, admire your writing style,
    clear voice, and tenacity. Thanks for the
    Wisdom and inspiration. Gratitude writing warrior.

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  6. Ann

    Louisa,
    Thank you for sharing “all” your experience, strength and hope. Congrats on your blog. I share it ever chance I get. I’m 34 years clean and sober and love your honesty! This is some of the glue that tries to keep me together.
    Thanks,
    AnnT82

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    • Thanks Ann. If we don’t share our struggles, we don’t share how we’re working the solution TODAY, right? Congrats on 34 years – that’s awesome, as are you. ❤

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  7. Louisa,

    Everytime I read one of your posts I learn something, rethink something I ‘think’ I know, or am uplifted. Thank you for all you do.
    Camille

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  8. So cool to hear from folks like you! I’m so touched. Thank you. ❤

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  9. I’m a happy subscriber and THANK YOU for your blog. You will never know how many lives you have touched. (No, I think you will find out at the end of your journey here on earth. See, I am also into the whole NDE thing.) Congrats!

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  10. Thanks so much! And, hey, congrats on a year, sober miracle! Haha, I bet you’re right and I WILL find out… though I’m going to ask my friends who had life reviews (I didn’t get that far, myself) about the written aspect.

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