A few weeks ago, I announced that I sadly am going to stop doing to the weekend blog shares. Since making this decision, I’ve gone back and forth on it so many times.
I love reading other people’s blogs, and I love sharing their ideas the way they say it—because they say their messages best. One of the goals of this blog is to help folks develop a passion for Tarot, and to learn about it. Part of that practice is to read widely, to read as many experiences as you can so you can get the best understanding. I am just one voice in the sea, and I want to encourage others to hear multiple voices.
However, I think what I’ve settled on to sooth my discomfort of not sharing is that the post shares just won’t be on scheduled days, like Saturday and Sunday. They’ll just be whenever they fit.
So what am I posting instead?
I’m glad you asked!
As you may or may not know, on Thursdays I post a media review. While initially I wanted to just do any form of media that had to do with Tarot—podcast, YouTube videos/playlists, Instagram accounts, etc., I’m really trying to put my focus on books.
There is a selfish reason for this—since wrapping up my university studies, I’ve wanted to maintain studying. This holds me accountable and makes sure I’m still reading. However, my other reason is that it’s something I can physically hold in my hands, and they usually give the reader exercises or readings to try out. Of course, so do other media accounts, but let’s face it, I just want books.
Whatever media review I choose to do—there are exercises.
I’m not as cool as Benebell Wen, so I won’t be doing videos, but I will be pulling a spread or a practice, putting it in motion, and showing how it goes.
For example, this week I reviewed Marcus Katz’s and Tali Goodwin’s Secrets of the Celtic Cross, and shared 10/23 methods to look at the Celtic Cross Spread. Thus, for Saturday’s post I’ll preform my own Celtic Cross and interpret it using the methods I summarized in that review.
Guys, I’m really excited about this. I hope you are too.
That covers my Saturday posts. And Sunday? ‘I see you shiver with antici….’
For Sunday’s blog-share replacement… I’ll announce that one on Sunday. I’ve decided on it, and this has been another decision I’ve waffled on, but I feel like I should do it.
I do however hope that you’ll provide me with feedback along the way. If you think it’s rotten potatoes—please tell me. I can’t get better and be awesome for you if I don’t know these things.
And yeah, I’m in part doing this blogging stuff for me—it fills my time, makes sure I’m writing, that I’m staying on top of my game, and I just dig it—but I’m mostly doing it for you guys. So if what I’m doing isn’t working for you, let me know. I love feedback.
I’m a little like Lisa Simpson in that regard….you know, when the teachers went on strike…and she was going nuts yelling at Marge, ‘Grade me! Grade me! Grade me!’
Yeah. I need to be graded. So give me your feedback, even if it’s negative. Just so long as it’s constructive, I’m a happy camper.
I look forward to starting this new chapter. I hope you are too.
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