‘Tis true – LifeRing has had a Twitter account for quite a while but it’s not gotten off the ground until now, thanks to longtime LifeRinger Annie S. from Ireland stepping up to take it as high as it can go!
Here’s a few words from Annie about her time in LifeRing, and her hopes and goals for what our Twitter account can become:
“Greetings from SW Ireland. I’m Annie S., and I’m trying to repay an enormous debt of gratitude to LifeRing by doing a little outreach for us all from the cockpit of the @LifeRing Twitter account. I first came across LifeRing while serving a sentence on an AA recovery programme that was making me wretched. After a desperate search on Google, I fired off an email thinking this LifeRing group has got to be too good to be true. But within hours I had a hand of friendship back across the ocean and into my mailbox from Craig Whalley. Amazingly, he was able to tell me from California where I could find a LifeRing workbook in the facility I was in in Dublin. I have never looked back. Despite a few wobbles in the intervening years, I have spent almost all my time in sobriety and am now approaching 2 years unbroken sobriety.
Craig however is no use to us at all on Twitter and must be the owner of the most neglected account there that I have ever seen. Which leads me to the thing I would really like to say to anyone who reads this paragraph: If you are on Twitter, please follow the @LifeRing account. If you are not on Twitter think about registering now. Then tell all your friends to follow @LifeRing and send any recovery related tweets to it that you can. I will re-tweet them to our followers. You can retweet the @LifeRing tweets and ‘heart’ them. I know, that might seem puerile but in fact it’s not. Twitter, despite all the negative press it gets, is one of the most powerful communications platforms on earth and has helped many deserving causes to achieve things they could never have otherwise. But you already knew that.
If we work it properly, together we can – directly and indirectly – reach literally millions of stranded, desperate people who might benefit as much as we all have from @LifeRing – if only they knew about it. The ‘opposition’ have gazillions of followers there, natch. If we all put our shoulders to the Twitter wheel it’s not by any means overreaching for @LifeRing to aim for 100k followers within two years. Right now we have, er, 265. So there is a wee bit of work to be done. Help me out here, yes?”
Annie’s already breathed vital new life into it – so by all means, Follow us. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂