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Has Anyone Ever Written an Essay for Witchvox?
« on: July 19, 2013, 02:09:26 pm »
I'm curious what the experience was like:

  • What topic did you choose, and why?
  • What kind of response did you get?
  • Would you do it again?
  • Is there anything else I should know?


I'm interested and any and all aspects of the experience, from all perspectives.
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Re: Has Anyone Ever Written an Essay for Witchvox?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 02:41:53 pm »
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I'm curious what the experience was like:

  • What topic did you choose, and why?
  • What kind of response did you get?
  • Would you do it again?
  • Is there anything else I should know?


I'm interested and any and all aspects of the experience, from all perspectives.

 

It was a long time ago, but I wrote an essay on moving beyond 101 Wiccan books. I thought it would be useful for individuals who wanted to go beyond what they found in local pan-pagan groups but didn't have access to path/practice specific sources of information.

I would definitely do it again. It doesn't take much to get published there, unless they've changed their policies. On the one hand it's great for exposure but, on the other hand, since ANYONE can be published there some right garbage ends up being posted.

I mostly got people either a) assuming I was some kind of teacher and asking if I could teach them or b) assuming I was some kind of directory and asking me where they could go, specifically, to learn what they were looking for. *shrug*
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Re: Has Anyone Ever Written an Essay for Witchvox?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 07:11:39 am »
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It was a long time ago, but I wrote an essay on moving beyond 101 Wiccan books. I thought it would be useful for individuals who wanted to go beyond what they found in local pan-pagan groups but didn't have access to path/practice specific sources of information.

I would definitely do it again. It doesn't take much to get published there, unless they've changed their policies. On the one hand it's great for exposure but, on the other hand, since ANYONE can be published there some right garbage ends up being posted.

I mostly got people either a) assuming I was some kind of teacher and asking if I could teach them or b) assuming I was some kind of directory and asking me where they could go, specifically, to learn what they were looking for. *shrug*

Thanks, DD. A while back I did a series on a pagan pilgrimage here at the Cauldron, and as I get closer to putting my novel out there, I'm thinking that repurposing the pilgrimage stuff for Witchvox might help drive traffic to my author site.

Did you have a site of your own at the time, and did you notice a spike in traffic thanks to the article?
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Re: Has Anyone Ever Written an Essay for Witchvox?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 08:39:22 pm »
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I'm curious what the experience was like:

  • What topic did you choose, and why?
  • What kind of response did you get?
  • Would you do it again?
  • Is there anything else I should know?


I'm interested and any and all aspects of the experience, from all perspectives.

 
Ha ha ha. The gods called me into writing a pseudo-articles in the past for a strange reason, and now I will answer nonetheless.

1) It was a channeling. They wanted to show certain information for others.

2) Witchvox deleted it off their list.

3) No. That website seems a bit shady to me.

4) The website is definitely fun to read, but I wonder about the substance, still. I like looking into the teens's section.

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Re: Has Anyone Ever Written an Essay for Witchvox?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 10:03:12 pm »
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I'm curious what the experience was like:

  • What topic did you choose, and why?
  • What kind of response did you get?
  • Would you do it again?
  • Is there anything else I should know?


I'm interested and any and all aspects of the experience, from all perspectives.

 
   I wrote one a few years ago.  I wrote about how younger generations seem to be, for the most part, shying away from community-building and leadership roles.  I had several responses, a few people saying it really struck a chord and asking for ideas, and several flakes.  I've found my article referenced on a few blogs too.  One even plagiarized it lol.  The plagiarized one had several comments, so I'm assuming it was received well there too.  
   Honestly, if I felt the need to write something again I'd probably conjure up a blog and use that medium.  Witchvox has, for me, lost a lot of the luster it had when I first found it.  The only advice that I would have is to check and see who is referencing you and if anyone is stealing your content.

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Has Anyone Ever Written an Essay for Witchvox?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 11:33:28 am »
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3) No. That website seems a bit shady to me.

I'm curious what you mean by "shady" here? I have my issues with the site but I haven't thought of them as having any hidden agenda.
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