Saturday, September 30, 2006

I’ve been thinking a lot about the various different vehicles I use for advertising and marketing – my website, my newsletter, my online groups & community forums and (of course) my blog(s). I haven’t been blogging long and I never really sat down to think about what exactly a blog was, or what it could, or should, be used for. Today I’ve been thinking about it… a lot.

There are so many different ways to communicate online--to show people, that are interested, a small glimpse into your daily life. While thinking about blogs today, I decided instead of just posting specials and website news and/or updates I wanted to create something different out of The Whimsical Witch blog(s).

I wanted to actually have an online journal.

You may be asking why this seems important and why might anyone want to read my rants, ramblings and raves… but, to me, and the type of customers I cater to it is important to know the origin of the items being purchased and a bit of background as to who has made them (and sometimes how and when as well).

Being a witch is tricky. Being a witch that sells her Craft is even more tricky. I don’t think I ever understood that until recently. With every item that leaves my hands a bit of my magick goes with it, hopefully assisting the person that receives it in a positive way. That’s a pretty big order to fill (pun intended), and when thought about enough, a pretty big responsibility.

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of Wiccan, Pagan and Witchcraft shops online today. Do you really know what you’re ordering when you click the Buy-it-Now button or the Add-to-Cart link? Who’s making your magickal blends? Who’s pouring your magickal candles? Who’s brewing your potions and oils? What type of witch are they? Do they live a grounded, reputable life? Do they really understand what it means to be a witch? What gives them the right to say they do?

I’ve been an online seller for years, but I don’t frequently buy already made magickal products from others. I have started to branch out some though, and test the waters with a few sellers that I got to know first. I frequented their online auctions or web shops, I got to know them via online community forums, I did a bit of learning before I did any buying. I think what I’m trying to say here is… you should do the same.

Anyone can set up an online metaphysical shop in a matter of minutes (they sell them right out-of-the-box these days), but it takes a true witch to be able to sell her Craft and have buyers keep coming back for more. Find these Witches and help support their craft, you won’t be disappointed you did.

So… if you happen to frequent any of The Whimsical Witch blogs around the various online-spots where I post them be prepared to learn a little bit more about my magick and what I do to keep my life grounded and my intentions pure. You’ll get a glimpse into my creative cauldron and find out why I offer some of the products I do and what makes them soooo special.

Don’t expect such seriousness every week, but I thought I’d post a little heads up as to what direction my blogs will be taking!

Enjoy your evening…

Whimsical Wishes
Sage

Friday, September 29, 2006

.99 cent auctions!

I've got some .99 cent auctions running on eBay, including this Mini Banishing Spell Kit:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250032599322&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

I'll be listing various different .99 cent auctions every week.. so be sure to add my eBay Store to your Favorites List for updates!

This week I've already added a few .99 cent books as well -- all new too!

Happy Shopping!

;)

Whimsical Wishes
Sage
www.thewhimsicalwitch.com

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Come join our new online Community Forums for a bit of fun and chatting, win prizes and learn a few things too!

http://thewhimsicalwitch.com/forums/index.php

Hope to see you there..
Whimsical Wishes
Sage