If you follow my Twitter account, you might have read about me ditching my mundane Facebook account, and going all in with my Pagan account. I thought that was going well, but apparently Facebook didn’t seem to think my real name was my Craft name. So, instead of getting into a big thing, I decided to simply go back to my mundane account. I did have fun with the Pagan account, and had lots of people friend me.
There were drawbacks. When it is almost all witchcraft all the time on Facebook, you run into some, well, interesting stuff. I saw more people who were haunted by demons, wanted spells to make their hair grow fast, spells to have all sorts of fantastical things happen, and lots of people thinking witchcraft was a lot like a Harry Potter novel. And oh, yeah, there was also a guy who believed he was a 245 year old vampire & witch. It became a bit overwhelming.
Conversely, my @barefootpagan Twitter account is comprised of a good mix of lots of Pagans, Wiccans, witches, druids, PLUS a great mix of other people too. It is a joyous place to spend time, and it is where I devote most of my social media time.
(A break in the action for a bit here, I dodged some missionaries coming to the door. Ugh.)
I took this quick discovery of my not-real-name by the powers-that-be at Facebook to do some thinking about creating a healthy mix of mundane and magical life. I decided to leave my Pagan Google Plus page. It had become a breeding ground for Pagan and witchcraft art, with very few links to actual content. I am going to open a G+ account in my real name, and follow some of the stuff I really enjoyed on my other G+ account. Some may be Pagan related, but not the majority.
I also deleted my Pagan Instagram account. Again, it was filling up with much the same art I was finding on G+, AND lots and lots of Pagan accounts selling witchcraft supplies. In fact, I would venture to say that at least 50% of the people following me were accounts linked to Pagan businesses or Internet shops.
So, I’ve decided channel my Pagan efforts into my Twitter account, and this blog. There is plenty to discover on Twitter, and I have found many wonderful Pagan and witchcraft blogs via my blog here at WordPress.
There are times when I get overwhelmed, and even a bit tired, of writing and reading about Paganism and witchcraft. It is a big part of who I am, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I think that taking these measures will create a healthy balance.
Anyway, that’s my story today, and I’m sticking to it.