I haven’t updated my blog and I have dropped out of twitter for the summer – and I owe you an explanation. This month it has been 6 years since I began WW&S (I can talk about it in 3rd person and you may think – how affected. But it now has a tamagotchi life that continually demands to be fed. You could say it is almost another person in my life). When I started this blog it was with reckless abandon. And the same goes with twitter. I still remember when I saw 10 readers who were not my close friends – what a great day. High fives!
Before twitter, I had MySpace account which I closed without flinching because the time had come. Is it time for twitter? I am not sure – I am taking some time to think about it. I have met some amazing friends since 2010, but I have also met some truly nasty types. As much as I would like to think the wine industry is full of generous people, there are a small but genuinely desperate people who are clinging onto their little patches for dear life – and I can’t say more because they are twats enough. What I will say is that I am a normal person who has lived on a few skinny branches for a few years to live a dream that is supported by people who matter to me.
My golden rule is I will never kiss up and kick down. So I inherently hate bullying and posturing. And it has all got so serious. That’s not what it’s all about. Maybe I am naive. So be it. Eye know it.
I feel twitter has become coarser and contrived and I never started it wanting to play what feels like “whack-the-mole”: always reacting rather than creating. It is a waste of energy and I have a lot of passion for what I do and want to tell you about.
It is as simple as that.
Wine when done right is bliss. Bliss is my only yardstick.
In the meantime, here are two blogs I have been reading recently that I have enjoyed. They are sharp and real with an uncompromising voice:
Image: Erik Johannsson