Thursday, October 3, 2013

Seven Random Facts (Shine On Award)

I'm humbled by Dravite, a pagan blogger, who nominated me for the Shine On Award.  Her blog is wonderful so you should definitely give it a visit!

When I started this blog about a year and a half ago, I never anticipated to even have an audience, let alone one that elects me for awards.  I've written a few other blogs and even maintained a web comic over the years, but I know how lonely the web can be for new writers.  None of those I mentioned garnered much more than a small handful of followers and a few scattered comments.

Perhaps it's because I wasn't as dedicated to them as I am to this blog.  When I began Witchy Words, I was determined to keep it going whether people were reading or not.  Modernity has created a world where we can, and should, be fully transparent with our religion.  In fact, the maintenance man who just exited my apartment asked me if I was pagan and I responded with a hearty "Yes."  His response? "Do what you will, and harm none.  I like that motto."  And, of course, I recently came out of the broom closet to my mom, which was completely unplanned but went incredibly well.  The world is embracing alternative religions like never before, yet they still don't know much about what exactly it is we do.  If I can help one outsider see what it's like to be a pagan, change the one person's stereotype of who we are or help one new pagan find some information, then I've done my job.

As a part of this award, I must share seven random facts about myself.  I thought I would do this in the form of pictures.

I nominate the following blogs for the Shine On Award:

If you would like to publicly accept your award, please...
1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3. Share seven random, interesting facts about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award by linking them in your blog entry.
5. Notify your nominees on their most recent blog entry.

Please don't feel obligated to follow the rules above.  If I've nominated you, I truly enjoy your blog.  Just keep doing what you do!


  1. Thank you so very much Marietta! You are so kind to have nominated my blog, Witch Cats and I humbly accept. Your blog is delightful and I very much enjoy visiting! Yours is actually one of only a few blogs which I have linked to my e-mail when you write new posts. :)

    Congradulations and you certainly deserve this award!

    Brightest Blessings to you,


    1. You are more than welcome! Your award was definitely deserved. I love your blog. Thank you so much for reading!

  2. Oops, P.S., I will post on my blog tomorrow. Again, THANK YOU, my friend! BTW, I love your kitties - they are adorable! )O(

  3. Thanks for the award, I'm not too good at doing them tho, my problem is I I can't think of 7 things. Well done on your weight loss you look fab!!

    Love Leanne

    1. Thank you so much! And you're very welcome for the award. It's well deserved. Don't worry about the seven random facts. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your work. Keep on blogging!