So…I’ve been thinking. (A dangerous pastime, yeah yeah, B&tB fans, I hear you.)
I have a LOT of interests, and they don’t necessarily flow smoothly together. I sing, I write, I make candles and soap as hobbies (for now…I still want that little storefront someday!), I craft All The Things, I read Tarot and runes, I’m an avid reader, I love to discover/cook traditional Southern recipes, I’m a semi-casual gamer, I have a soft spot for old houses and historical architecture, I’m increasingly interested in politics (possibly to the small-liberal-town-mayor point someday when the kids are closer to grown), I adore guinea pigs and am planning a small rescue someday, and I’m also trying to put my Pagan voice out there whenever possible, in a way that furthers dialogue and understanding without compromising my integrity or ideals. Even this list isn’t comprehensive.
I don’t know how to write a blog that encompasses all of these in a way that appeals to everyone who may be interested in one or a few of these things. I’m complicated and eclectic in my interests — you probably are too! But everything I’ve read says, Choose one. For any kind of “success,” I need to “target my audience” and “stay on message.”
I am streamlining the focus of this blog. There will be more Pagan-themed content, certainly more magic and maybe a bit less mundane, to borrow from my current tagline. However, I am not willing to say, “Oh, I can’t talk about that on my blog; it doesn’t fit” because it is my blog, and I think it’s important that we as human beings really get to see raw, uncensored, beautifully kaleidoscopic Other-selves. (Y’all know by now that combating Otherness-as-icky is one of my Things. I have also found that when someone posts a picture of their disastrous kitchen or admits to a really klutzy day or whatever, it helps to quiet my inner critic that much more — in addition to making the other person relatable.)
Besides, my spirituality is a core part of me that doesn’t leave any other part untouched. I look at social issues through the lens of my own biases and desires for the world, as do we all, and even little everyday things can take on more significance because of my personal beliefs. (Side note: Lughnasadh was big this year in ways I had not expected — post coming soon!)
Come to think of it, maybe you won’t notice much of a change after all.
In the meantime, I have a logo now! Check it out (still kinda in-progress, not sure I love the font):
Cool, huh? I haven’t figured out how (or if) I want to incorporate it into the header of the blog just yet; I really like the photo I have up there right now. Stay tuned! Onward and upward, folks.
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