I am definitely guilty of spending more time browsing YouTube than WordPress. It is so refreshing to watch proud witches and crystal enthusiasts share what they know. Just one example of a pagan YouTuber I enjoy watching is MIRTHandREVERENCE. This woman has been a practicing Wiccan since the 70s. Listening to her talk about magickal topics is the closest thing I can get to having a witchy granny give me lessons. I wish she was my neighbor. The appeal of “the next best thing to having pagan/new age friends” is what draws me to the YouTube pagans. I occasionally leave comments below videos. More often than not I get no reply to them, but I obviously like to share my thoughts. I sometimes feel a longing to be a part of that community. People separated by hundreds of miles come together virtually almost as if they were in a circle together. It almost seems as if they are sitting around a table in the same room having a discussion.
I, however, am a person that doesn’t always express myself in the best manner when being vocal. I am also mostly in the broom closet in my life outside of the web. I am on the Bible belt, and waving a “HEY, I’M A WITCH!” flag around for people I know to possibly stumble upon is not the brightest idea. I do have a profile picture on WordPress that was taken some years ago. As we know though, the profile pictures are fairly small and WordPress simply does not have the reach that YouTube has. The lesser popularity of blogging compared to vlogging acts like a security blanket. Another plus of blogging is that I express myself better with the written (or rather typed) word. There is a sense of community between pagans and new agers on WordPress, but it doesn’t seem as strong as it is on YouTube. Perhaps I just have not put enough effort in lately to make and keep connections on here. Is this a common dilemma for similar bloggers?
I would be glad to be a part of an online circle (for lack of a better term). I don’t need anybody else to do a spell for me or anything like that. I am a solitary practitioner. However, it would be nice to have like-minded people provide feedback and share their spiritual experiences. It might also be interesting to exchange tarot readings for practice and an outside perspective. I can currently only think of one person that consistently comments and/or likes my posts. I take responsibility for this to at least some extent. To sum this up, I request that anybody who is interested in developing such a network of interaction leave a comment and subscribe to this blog.