The Ever Evolving Blog

Recently I became involved with a couple of special interest group’s blogs that have changed the way that I look at blogging. The most notable of these weblogs is http://mountfranklinpagans.blogspot.com which, as you know from previous posts, I set up to help promote and organize the Mount Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering for Beltane this year.

 The galvanizing effect that the blog had on the pagan community was great to see, and there were many, and still are, that enthusiastically sent in essays and photos for posting, many more with encouraging comments, and very many more that followed the blog (and still are), with as many as 500 hits on the page daily. This effect has carried over after Beltane with the site rapidly becoming a focal point on the web for pagans everywhere in the world. (see http://wildhunt.org/blog/2010/11/pagan-community-notes-women-and-the-changing-face-of-paganism-pagan-health-mount-franklin-gathering-turns-30-and-more.html for a review of the site).

 Another blog, set up for a private discussion group has also surprized me. This small group, using the forum to exchange thoughts on their topic of common interest, all contribute subjects for discussion which are then answered by the others in the group via the comments. Often five or six share and involved thread of conversation, with each member free to speak their mind or share their insight in ways that they may not in person or on a public forum like Facebook.

 Travelling through cyber-space, I have become an avid blog reader. From following friends travels abroad to learning someone’s favorite recipes, or even celebrating the Day of the Dead, blogs have all of the best (and the worst) of us in them.

 What are the most interesting blogs that you’ve found? What ways have you seen blogs being used that you would never have imagined? Is the social network on the internet greater than the sum of its parts?

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About dgmattichakjr

D G Mattichak jr was born in 1963 in Syracuse New York and immigrated to Melbourne Australia with his family in 1972. He was educated in one of Melbourne’s exclusive private schools before studying art at Preston Technical College. D G Mattichak jr has been a student of the occult arts since the early 1980s and has become well known in Australian magickal circles and, in recent years, around the world due to a string of essays on a variety of occult subjects http://www.scribd.com/dmattichak/shelf . He discovered the “key to the order & value of the English alphabet” from Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law in 1983 and has since used this English Qabalah to unlock the secrets of Thelemite magick. Success in these methods admitted him to the highest levels of attainment in various Hermetic disciplines and until recently he has been passing on his knowledge to private students, many of whom have gone on to become notable occultists in their own right. After almost three decades of study and development D G Mattichak jr has finally been able to distil his knowledge of magick and Thelema into a book- A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law, the first in a planned series of books on Hermeticism and Thelemite magick, revealing, for the first time in over a century, the secrets of magick that have been hidden in Crowley’s magnum opus, the Book of the Law. D G Mattichak jr currently lives in Melbourne Australia with his artist wife Michelle and their two cats. He has had a long career as an al a carte chef in Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality scene and now spends his time writing blogs on cooking, writing and, in the guise of Master Ankh af na Khonsu, about magick. He is also one of the founding members of the Mt Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering and regularly contributes to its official website http://mountfranklinannualpagangathering.blogspot.com/ as both an administrator and as an author. D G Mattichak jr’s first book Loot was released in 2009. His books are available through amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=D G Mattichak&x=13&y=20 .
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