Salem Witch Child quoted The Friz to say, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.” Well, I took a chance, made a few mistakes and, yep, things got a little messy. And now I want to fix everything.
I’m talking about my Pre-All Hallow’s Eve Blog Cleansing. Remember how I was supposed to revise all my blog entries and test all my links? My self-imposed deadline was October 31st. It’s the end of November, and I’m not finished. It was more work than I thought it would be. However, I still want to complete the task. I want to read—from my own words—how my witchy life has changed in the last two years. And I want to understand how Pagan Culture has contributed to any kind of transformation.
These upcoming months I’ll reread, reminisce and revise. There have been many changes in my witchy life: I’m sharing a home with my Piano Man and the Little Princess, I have a better idea of what I want to do with my writing, I understand my spirituality in ways I didn’t even suspect I ever could.
I’m also revising Pagan Culture for consistency. Not evenness of thought, which hasn’t changed all that much, but uniformity of language. Don’t rush to tell me how proud you are of my organizational skills, my Wicked Darlings. The truth is that I’m not doing this to make the blog look good, even if that prospect makes me smile a bit. I’m reviewing the language because I want to see how my writing has changed—and I hope—improved.
I will begin with the pages, move to my short fiction, and spend as long as it takes revising every post, in publication order. I’m excited and curious about what I might find when I travel back to the roots of Pagan Culture. And I promise to share any interesting bits I might find during the process.
Do you read your old posts? Maybe go back to your old journals? If yes, what has this practice done for you?