Many traditional witchcraft blogs are rather sporadic. One reason is because the witch has a busy life and can’t blog all the time. But another huge reason is privacy and silence having a huge amount of value in the craft. Some bloggers are very daring and write out detailed experiences of their rituals including the berries they ate, the offerings laid on the table and the ecstatic vision and dancing that resulted. However, as interesting as that is, it is not suited for everyone.
For one, it can be very exposing to lay your practices out there. A lot of people have very strong opinions about what is right and what is wrong. They will say you are doing it a wrong way and that their way is the only acceptable way. This has lead to a lot of difficulty and discomfort. So many behave as though describing your own way of doing things is forcing someone else to do it your way or at the very least evangilizing.
Of course, that is not what these kind of traditional witch blogs are about. They are for us to connect with other witches on similar paths and to share experiences, not to force our way on anyone, nor is it to be told we are outright wrong for our practices. Being a witch can be dangerous, all the things we do are weird, some are especially weird even to other neo-pagans and witches.
That results in different approaches. I highly commend my peer the Witch of Forest Grove for her solution of having some password protected entries about certain topics. It frees her to write whenever the bug hits her without wondering before she even sits down if it will be fit to print for a wider audience. I am considering doing something similar. Basically to see if it will lead me to blog more often, if I don’t feel nervous about my exposure doing so. I may make some entries password protected if I can figure that out. And that could be very good for the blog because it will help me sit down and write without over thinking before hand. When I am done writing a post, I can decide if it is general or private. That will free me up to write more often and better posts.
On the other hand, sometimes I get the bug to write and I have like ten entries in mind, but I feel odd just posting ten entries in one day and so I only do one. I think I will get out of that and do as much or as little as I want whenever. I saw a splendid meme for this called blogging without obligation. It means if I want to post ten entries in one day, but then no entries for three months, then so be it. I am sure that my few readers will still enjoy popping in when they get notice I have made a new post and it will make me feel more comfortable about posting.