Give us this day our daily blog

Followers of this blog (there are a few of you out there) might have noticed that my web address has changed. In place of the dgmattichakjr.wordpress.com in the browser’s address window there now appears dgmattichakjr.com. I have become my own domain. Whilst I went through the technical process of registering and linking my new domain name it occurred to me that I was leasing a piece of the cyber world, I was now a virtual tenant. I mused on the ways that blogging had changed for me from my first tentative posts, the excitement over the first comments and the pleasure that I have gotten from joining the online community of bloggers.

Originally I started this blog in support of the publication of my novel Loot http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=D+G+Mattichak&x=15&y=23, in order to develop a public profile, but it soon developed a life of its own as I saw and started to realize the potential of the site. Blogging has gone a long way to developing my confidence as an author, widened the audience for my work and put me in touch with other writers everywhere in the world. After a very short time I found that I had invested a lot of time in dgmattichakjr.wordpress.com, it had become a part of my plan for world domination, as it were. Some of the posts are works that I have spent a lot of time and effort on, doing research, writing and editing (and often re-writing), and one day I may find that there are enough good ones to make a book of them viable. The stand out essay for sheer numbers of hits is The Rosicrucian Roots of Modern Witchcraft Cults, which here and in a couple of other places where it can be read (http://www.scribd.com/dmattichak/shelf) has amassed several thousand reads. Before I used the internet to circulate my work I couldn’t have imagined being able to reach such a wide audience.

my new virtual landlords

But it is more than just the success that I have had with writing for the web but the community of bloggers that make this part of the virtual universe so interesting. After all of these months I have accumulated quite a number of blogs that I subscribe to and even more that I follow semi-regularly and I find myself looking forward to reading the newest postings from many of my favorites, all the more so because they are all just bloggers like myself. The solitary world of the writer who has been traditionally chained to the writing desk is now changed forever into a prolific community that can be counted on to supply instant feedback and criticism, to be a source of inspiration and sometimes even camaraderie. Of course there have always been writer’s societies and artist’s groups but it is the immediacy of the internet that has changed these collectives and made them more vital and contemporary.

I decided to spend more time interacting with the blogging world, to exchange more ideas and opinions and one of the things that I thought would be productive was the postaday 2011 challenge. Writing every day was my real goal so what better way to commit to it than to accept the challenge and see where it took me and what I would have to write about it. So when The Daily Post @ WordPress suggested that bloggers doing the postaday 2011 challenge should write a letter to themselves one year into the future it occurred to me that I kind of already had. I had already made a commitment to write some of that letter every day to remind myself where I was going when I started out, to never lose sight of the goal.

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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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One Response to Give us this day our daily blog

  1. Ed Hurst says:

    Congrats, DG. Drive on!

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