Sunday, February 16, 2014

Call for Topics!


Every year, I post up a call for questions and topics in order to connect to the blogging community, help out people in need and generate posts that might help even more for years to come!  This year, I'm trying to get a more structured blogging schedule under my belt.  So in addition to questions and topics, I want to know what you'd like to see from me weekly!

Here are some ideas I'm currently churning in my head:

  • A weekly Witchy Words Tip post.
  • A weekly Futhark runes post.
  • A bi-weekly Forming a Circle post based on my experiences with Kitvamoria, Circle of Open Traditions and the new circle I am forming with a small selection of pagans currently.
  • A monthly full moon post.
  • Altar pictures one week before a sabbat.
  • Sabbat posts on the Friday before the sabbat.
    • This may be the Friday after if a sabbat lands on a Thursday, as that's our celebration night.
This also leaves me room to select one to two other topics each month, including infographics, picture How-to images and more!  What would you like to see?

14 comments:

  1. I always wonder how other pagans live -- I mean, everyday Priestesses. Not just when you have a rite, or are working on your altar, or with your circle or your like minded pals -- but how do others integrate their faith into their lives? As I get older, I get outer. But I still have to deal with civilians. I'd love to know how you, Marietta, and others do this. E.

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    1. I will definitely keep that in mind as I form my schedule. Thank you for your response!

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  2. Hello, I am so glad to see you back in the groove, I agree with the commenter above, I have been witchy my whole life but have yet to learn or do much with it, Because I just don't know what to do next. I have read all the books ect. And now I have the info but what do I do with it. How does a witch live her/his life daily, I always end up waking up the day after a sabbat and see peoples blog posts stating Oh, what a wonderful imbolc we had, And I am like what , oh, no it was yesterday oh, crud! I think a lot of people fall into this catagory also with their bos as well. Anyhoo, thanks ever so much for this blog. I think it is the best one out there period! And you come across as a genuine true and trustworthy person.
    A.

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    1. Thank you so very much for your comment A! I really appreciate it. Seems like this is a popular idea, so I'll find a way to incorporate it into my schedule. Thank you again!

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  3. Hi, great blog! I agree with the other posters, but also wanted to say that I love your posts on the sabbats and find them really helpful, I have never had the opportunity to go to a group event so seeing that is really fun. I must say anything you put up will be awesome and appreciated. Perhaps a tour of your home would be a fun thing,(respecting your privacy of course) so people can see what a real witches house is like, not all black , black and more black and full of cobwebs and skulls tee-hee. DO people really believe that anymore? I sure hope not. I think your blog goes a long way towards changing the stereotype.
    take care
    ann

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    1. lol I'm sure there are some that still do! I'm all for dispelling common stereotypes, so that sounds like a fantastic idea! I'll definitely consider a post on that. Thank you so much for responding Ann!

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  4. Ditto to the above! I have been reading extensively on pagan matters for a number of years, but the stuff I always find most interesting is the day-to-day stuff I find on blogs, like going for a walk to say hi to a particularly treasured tree or pouring some specific intentions into everyday actions. Runes are something I'm trying to incorporate into my everyday life but haven't gotten there yet. I think maybe because I feel like "well, I didn't yesterday or the day before..." Vicious cycle! Off topic, but anyway, I'm looking forward to reading more from you! :)

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    1. lol I completely understand that vicious cycle you spoke of! Seems like daily life is something many readers are interested in, so I'll certainly work that into my schedule. Thank you so much for your response!

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  5. Hi, I'm still relatively new to Paganism and I'm a solitary practitioner. I would appreciate a guidance on how to write personal rituals, kind of a basic structure that can be customized for various sabbats, rites, etc.

    I really enjoy your blog! I hope to have more time looking at your older posts. ^_^

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    1. I'm definitely wanting to write on how my fellow pagans and I went about forming our circle. A ritual primer sounds like a necessary addition to that topic! I will make sure to add that in. Thank you so much for your response!

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  6. good morning to you, working along the ideas of the posters above. Do recall what you did when you were learning, Maybe you could share some of the first experiences, or what the some of the first action steps were that you took, after you had read all books.
    I would also like to say that I think the info graphics you do are really wonderful and so different from anything else out there. Hmm, you might have a book idea in there somewhere. Marietta's infographic guide to witchery ;)
    thanks for your time
    e.r

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    1. To Llewellyn! I kid, though that definitely sounds interesting if I can get enough material together. First experiences sounds like something I can maybe file into my day-to-day life entries when I don't have much to talk about there. Not every day is witchtastic, so I'm sure to have some holes! Thank you so much E.R.!

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  7. Hello! I just discovered your magnificent blog yesterday eve & I find myself having a question for you, if I may? I am in the middle of an unexpected move & have already packed my altar away to keep it safe/hidden from anyone who may be helping me. I will be unable to unpack my belongings for some time as I am moving in with a relative. My question is if you have a sort of "travel pack" type of altar? Something simple & easy to fit in a small box that could act as a makeshift altar until I get on my own again?

    Please advise,
    Strata

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    1. I'm so sorry for the late response! I was holding off on responding to these until I was working on my schedule, but I'm sure you needed something more immediate. As out of the broom closet as I am, I can't tell you how many times I've had to hide away altar and witchy items. My husband's family often helps us move and I doubt they'd be as understanding of my religion as most. I'm notorious for labeling witchy stuff by writing office, crossing it out and putting storage. It just looks like I made a mistake in labeling, but it's how I know what goes where. And by labeling things storage, no one tries to unpack them! My best suggestion for a portable altar is my desktop altar (found here: http://witchywords.blogspot.com/2013/02/tip-desktop-altar.html ). It has to be small to fit on my cluttered desk. You can always substitute various items to fit you. I found the little stand at a thrift store. Thrift stores are fantastic for stuff like that!

      That being said, I'll definitely focus some posts on smaller altars when I get a chance.

      Thank you again for your post Strata! Best of luck!

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