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I like the New World Witchery podcast, if that counts. :) Their magic tends to be focused on Voodoo and Granny Magic and all sorts of trad crafting, though admittedly I can only take in so much info at a time before my attention wanders because they get into some serious depth about things that I honestly don't know much about.

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I looked at the 'In the Chime Hours" blog because the fact that she'd actually heard of chime hours interested me. However, I was bothered once I saw that her blog about it was written in 2012, and there is an article dated 2009 ( http://www.helium.co...-chime-children )written by someone else which she seems to have word-for-word cut and pasted - with no credit to the actual author. Perhaps she is the same person and has changed her pen-name. Perhaps she wrote her blog prior to 2009 and then just re-posted it and changed the date. I don't know. But now I don't personally trust what she writes. I will often read a thing, research it, or think on it, or work with it, and then perhaps write about it in my own words. But if I use someone else's words I try me best to credit them. There were minor changes in the articles, but enough of it was parroted to make me wonder if she understands the chime hours herself of not.

 

M

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I don't tend to read blogs. Maybe I am weird. To me its like looking at porn...then looking at hubby and loosing interest in the porn. *Shrug. I took a look at these and alot of the stuff in these blogs is really "meh" to me. I do my own thing and figure out my own shit. I don't post pics (normally) of my stuff and I don't usually write in detail about it because I don't do my craft for internet fame I do it for a practical purpose. Not saying everyone with a blog does that...but some most definitely give off that vibe.

 

*Not trying to judge those that read blogs. Every once in awhile I find something of value online but in general they are not really my thing.

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I agree that too much of the internet witchcraft/pagan blogging comes off as just attention whoring but there is some really good information out there that one can't find in books (at least not books under $150). I learned tons from reading blogs- namely going into the archives of Witch of Forrest Grove.

 

People have already listed most of the blogs I read on the subject (there aren't many) but I will say- stay away from Tumblr. There may be some good stuff here and there but it's like looking for edible grains of salt in a sewer.

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I looked at the 'In the Chime Hours" blog because the fact that she'd actually heard of chime hours interested me. However, I was bothered once I saw that her blog about it was written in 2012, and there is an article dated 2009 ( http://www.helium.co...-chime-children )written by someone else which she seems to have word-for-word cut and pasted - with no credit to the actual author. Perhaps she is the same person and has changed her pen-name. Perhaps she wrote her blog prior to 2009 and then just re-posted it and changed the date. I don't know. But now I don't personally trust what she writes. I will often read a thing, research it, or think on it, or work with it, and then perhaps write about it in my own words. But if I use someone else's words I try me best to credit them. There were minor changes in the articles, but enough of it was parroted to make me wonder if she understands the chime hours herself of not.

 

M

Ugh, I didn't know that. Thanks, M.

 

stay away from Tumblr. There may be some good stuff here and there but it's like looking for edible grains of salt in a sewer.

 

Ha ha!

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:confused:I just don't understand those that show such passion in their writings ( Blogs ) what becomes of that passion in the Craft ? Unless it's a person I've become accustomed to on this Forum.

 

The One's I've grown acquainted with, are " do-ers " of the Craft, their Path is activated by their passion.  I wonder if the Authors of their Blog, when they are under copy right laws and such, would really like to see a copy and paste link of their writings on such a public Forum, unless from what I've seen, they have accepted " Followers ".

 

I can understand that if you choose to be a follower of that particular Author and such, but to snag their compositions and post it on a TWC Forum, I have to scratch my head  and wonder how the Author would be accepting to that, I guess I'm the " odd woman out " with this.

 

 

 

 

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Gypsy

 

 

 

 

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That would depend on whether or not the author claimed Copyright © and All rights reserved verses a Commercial Commons License that allows such copying with a link back to the original.

 

If it's claimed © All rights reserved then I'm pretty sure the author would be unhappy.

 

For me - even with a Creative Commons License - I still prefer to just link back to the original post.  I think it saves the possibility of any future headaches.

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