As we proceed forward into this new Witchy Words phase what with the Patreon steadily raising new funds, I thought I'd be candid about some plans I had an ask for suggestions from you! I have a slew of plans and articles I've been working on, but I also want to know what you guys think. My readers are incredibly important to me; your input means the world!
Topics & Questions
Currently drafted articles:
Circle: Basic Ritual Etiquette
Familiars: The Pros and Cons of Domestic Familiarship
Review: Blacktorn Hoodoo Blends Tea Review
Guest Article: Andrea's Personal experiences with Egyptian gods and beliefs
Circle: How we assign and manage rituals
Articles I have vague plans or titles for and need to write out include:
Review: TheWitchery.ca product reviews
Beginner: Update of my Library and Recommended Reading - This one keeps getting put off because I'd like to add my personal reviews of each book but, as my library grows and my work refuses to let up, that becomes a longer and longer process. If you guys are more okay with a list, I can get that out a lot faster, but I'm sure you could find a list of books just about anywhere.
Familiars: Making a Pact - I don't want to use photos of anything I used in my pact with my own familiars, so I'm going to have to set aside a day and take some staged photos to give you an idea.
Familiars: The Domestic Familiar and Ritual - Mostly a list of dos and don'ts I have packed in my head. Obviously comes after making a pact.
Some various topics I'm currently studying:
I'm hoping to feel confident enough to offer some topics on basic spirit work in the near future. I also would like to gain focus on cottage witchery and update the household tag from that.
Some topics that are currently on hold:
Altars. I can't tell you guys how much I want to return to doing altars, but things have been very up in the air since the two moves. The only space we have in the house for an altar fits something longer and narrower than the altar I originally had. It would be something more like a hallway table, but hallway tables don't exactly end up in thrift stores very often and they're pretty expensive straight from the store. I wish I could say I was craftier and could show you interesting placements for altars, but our house doesn't have many. I'm kind of looking at this one, this one, this one or this one because they would best match our furniture, but it's going to be a while before I can afford to tackle that.
I'm all ears for more suggestions of topics I can cover based on the common interests of my blog. I'm happy to give you any information you want to know as long as it's within the realm of my expertise or personal experience! If you have a topic suggestion, feel free to post it below!
I've been attempting to generate some kind of posting schedule for Witchy Words as well. For the past three months, I've been playing with different days to see what days seem to work best, as well as ensuring at least two confirmed articles a month two weeks apart. Next month, I add in an additional confirmed posting day, which ups it to three times a month. I realize that's far less than my typical posting schedule as I've obviously still been posting around that. That being said, the idea is to gain some stability so that you can expect articles on certain days eventually. My goal is to post twice a week every week by the year. The catch is generating enough content and having enough time. I have ideas to attend more community-oriented events and report back with those, but that's where the topic suggestions from above come in handy.
Of course, I'd be happy to hear your thoughts on site features, categories and more that you'd like to see on Witchy Words! Again, if you have any ideas, please comment below!
Thank you so much everyone! Here's to making Witchy Words the best it can be with feedback from readers like you.