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I tell friends that the first step to building a successful blog is becoming a non-bad writer. But it’s a little more complicated than that. In the past two years, I’ve become decent (I think) at explaining the technical intricacies of direct magick. But I haven’t yet learned to share personal experiences well.
Why haven’t I learned that? The prevailing meme is that people don’t share personal experiences because they’re worried about being judged, but I don’t think that’s it. For me, I’m worried I’ll be boring. That you all came here for technical advice on how to do magick, not to hear me whine about a failed attempt or brag about a success. I think I’ll get over that as I get better at writing personal experiences, but that’s where I’m starting.
Why do this now? Because I want to get people excited about direct magick, without sounding like a sales pitch. Because I think you’ll learn magick better if I share the journey, rather than just the techniques. Because sharing personal experiences is what it takes to truly connect to people, especially online. Because I found a skill that I don’t have yet, and that always annoys me. And probably a few more reasons that aren’t on the tip of my consciousness at the moment.
Also, I did manifesting* about this, and got back that this is an important skill for me to learn, that it will take 1.5-2 months to get decent at it (though I’m not entirely confident about receiving time frames yet), and that this will be necessary for a good introduction page and for getting more people to connect to me and this blog. Nothing I couldn’t have guessed myself, but it’s nice to get the confirmation.
*I mostly use manifesting to ask what I should do, not to request an event to happen.
So, coming up: Why I started with direct magick, why I’ve continued with it as an adult, and maybe a few other stories. It seems silly to ask you which personal stories I should share, but if there have been any posts or topics you wanted to know more about, now is the time to ask. I’ll try to alternate between a technical series and a personal series, and weave some personal experiences into my technical posts.If you liked this post, consider visiting my current blog at mikesententia.com.