Can You Believe It? It’s Wednesday Already!

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Blessed nature

Night, day or dawn,

Whatever the season,

Gets us within its lap,

We are part of it as,

Body, soul and heart…

Have a great day, my dear friends!

Much Love & Many Hugs to you all!

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Good Morning, my dear friends! Did you miss me, lol!

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Good Thursday morning, my lovelies! I hope you are having a fantastic day. I must apologize about yesterday. But at you can see, I wasn’t taking a vacation day, lol! The blog had some needed up-dating. I had been trying to get it all done in the mornings before I did my blogging. But the up-dates turned out to be too many and I couldn’t get it done. So yesterday, I decided I should be ashamed of myself for letting all this go and take care of it. Thank the Goddess, I got it all done.

As you can see the blog has a new look. I hope you like it. Also the monthly Goddess, Herb and Crystal are now current. I also pulled off some dead links and other things I have been aiming to remove. The blog is now current and hopefully it will stay that way for a few months (keep your fingers crossed, lol!).

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know what was going on. Really, I didn’t want you to think I flew the coup, lol! Now let’s get down to business……

2 Days To Go! Happy Tuesday to all my dear readers and friends!

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COUNTDOWN TO TURKEY DAY!

  

2 Days to go!

 

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

  

Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars

 

 Named after the God Tiw, this day is perfect for works relating to justice, strength and physical well-being. Other correspondences for Tuesday are:  

Ruling Planet:  Mars  

Rituals: Overcoming enmity, developing courage and protection.  

Element: Fire  

Colour: Red  

Number: 5   

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Good Monday Morning/Afternoon To You!

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COUNT DOWN TO TURKEY DAY IS ON……

3 Days to go!

So who is going to send me a Thanksgiving Day invitation, lol! Should I give you a list of fixins’ I like now or wait? Just kidding, I wouldn’t want to give anyone a heart attack by showing up at their door for Thanksgiving Dinner. That would be scary to have unexpected guests just show up without you knowing about it. I ought to know, it happens to me every year. This yea I have relatives in from Florida. They invite themself so you hate to say, “No, you can’t come!” Besides they are family and they say they love my cooking???? 

I had some more questions come into about the blog. So I thought I would take a minute to answer one in particular. But first, I had several brief comments on what server I used for this blog because it loads so fast. I have WordPress to thank for that. They give you all the tools you need to make your blog then they host it. So WordPress is the one to thank for the fast loading. They do an outstanding job, with the tools they offer to build a blog, assistance they offer and then the fantastic job they do hosting it. So if you re thinking about building a blog, seriously consider WordPress. Now…… 

Miquel Peevy Wrote:

Hello! I know this is kind of off-topic but I needed to ask. Does running a well-established blog such as yours require a lot of work? I’m brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal daily. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

Thank you, Miquel for writing and also your flattering words. First off, running a blog such as this is hard work. It generally takes at least two to three hours a day to do it. So you have to love doing what you do and write about. Pick a topic that you are passionate about, that way you won’t get bored with it and you will always want to write on your blog. Select a theme for it that you love and also graphics. Make it a place that you want to sit down at your computer every day and visit. If you love to go there, so will others. After you decide on all of this you are ready to begin your blog. Don’t hop out and start submitting your blog to search engines just yet. Get some information on it first. Get quite a bit, that way the visitor has an idea of what you are going to offer. When you have enough information on your blog, submit it to every search engine you can find. Don’t just submit it once, do it every month.  When the visitors start coming to your blog, you have to stay consistent with your postings. Be devoted to your blog. Don’t post a lot of information one day and then the next nothing. Give the visitor something they know they can depend on to have fresh information everyday. This will keep them coming back. That is about all the suggestions, I can think of right now, Miquel. Running a blog is hard work but if you enjoy it, it is not work at all. Instead it is a pleasure and for me, it is a relaxing and soothing. It helps to get my mind off of what is going on in my reality. Just be sure to pick a topic you like and you are interested in.

I hope I have been some help to you. I wish you all the luck in the world on your blog. If you need any help at all, don’t hesitate to ask.

Blessings to you and yours,

Lady A

Monday Is Ruled By The Moon

The day of the Moon. Any rituals focused on creativity, insight and hidden wisdom are recommended. This is also a good day to attune with the Goddess and her energies. Other correspondences for Monday are:

Planet: Moon

Rituals: Conceptual, self-inspiration, psychic ability, inspiration, change.

Element: Water

Colour: White

Number: 9

I hope you are having a very enjoyable & relaxing weekend!

Days of the Week Comments Sorry for running late, another late night for me, lol!  And just as I started this here comes my baby wildcat, Razzy for loving. Considering what she is I do take a minute or two to love her. Her few minutes turn into about 30 or 45 minutes. When we are through loving, she stretching out on the bed behind me and goes right off to sleep. Domesticating a wildcat is not for the faint of heart, lol! She is getting use to us or I should say me. She still looks at the hubby like “who the heck are you?” He is starting to stick his hand out and let her smell him, so she is slowly but surely getting use to him.  But Razzy is getting use to living in the house. It has been a long process and she still has a little way to go but she is and will get there with a lot of love. I wouldn’t advise anyone to try to domesticate a wild animal.  There are times I think I must have been totally nuts when I just up and grabbed her and brought her in the house. But at the time I wasn’t thinking with my head, I was thinking with my heart. I loved her and I knew deep down she loved me. If I had to do it all over again, I would. She is my baby and I know it is going to be a long process but she will eventually become a true member of the family. If you could see my arms, hands and legs, you would probably shake your heads at me. When she was younger, I had her fixed and I know some think it is cruel but I had her front claws removed (because of the kind of cat she was). The vet also agreed to fix her a little younger than most cats. The hope was that fixing her it would tame her a little bit and it did. But she has adapted rather quickly and can use her back claws like razors. We play under the covers of the bed and my hand comes out a bloody mess. When I am in the kitchen washing dishes, if I don’t pay attention to her, she will jump up on the calf of my leg, sink her claws into me and bite me on the butt. She hates for me to put on socks and she especially hates long johns. She pulls the socks off of me and climbs my long johns till I take them off. So you see taming a wild animal is not a piece of cake. It takes a deep love for the animal and a lot of patience.  

Now on to other matters…….I have had a few comments from my dear readers wanting to know if it would be ok to share this blog on Facebook with their friends. It would perfectly find to share this blog with anyone you would like. I am very honored that anyone would want to share the blog and the information on it. I consider these requests the best compliments I could ever receive. You are telling me I am doing a good job getting the truth out about Witchcraft and doing the Goddess’ work. So yes, dear readers, share the blog with anyone you would like. The more the blog is shared, the more the truth about our Religion spreads. And the truth and beauty about our Religion needs to spread like wildfire. Witchcraft has been casted in a negative light for way to long and now is the time for the truth to come to light. It is time that Witchcraft takes it rightful place in history and today’s Religions. With your help, we can accomplish this. So please share and spread this blog with anyone you would like. And thank you for your help and your kind words.

I love all my readers and friends. I appreciate your support and love. Because without you and the Goddess none of this would be possible. 

Much love to all,

 Lady A

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TGIF! Thank Goddess Is Friday! Yahoo! TGIF!

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Hey there, dearies! I hope you are having a great Friday. Pardon me for going a little crazy in the title. I went to bed at 3 a.m., and got woke up at 6 a.m., by a baby wildcat that wanted breakfast. The pens that the wild animals stay in isn’t that far from my end of the house. When they wake up and are hungry, I get to hear them loud and clear. There are four little wildcats, three of them are eating great. But the runt of the bunch is having a hard time getting the hang of eating. So I bring him in the house and bottle feed him and then give him some food on my finger. Well about 8 o’clock, I got so sleepy I couldn’t stand it. The rest of the house animals were piled up in my bed, so I said what the heck. I brought the little kit in the bedroom. The blinds  I had already pulled up and the sun was shining on the bed. So I decided to teach the kit how to sun himself. I laid him on the bed and rubbed his stomach and he went right off to sleep. He enjoyed the sun, he would purr, stretch and roll around. I think he is getting a little spoiled, lol! It is amazing though my house babies don’t think a thing about him. Of course, I already have a wildcat kitten tamed and living in the house. My husband asked me why I didn’t go tame a bear and bring him in the house, lol! I can’t help it I love animals. But back to the story, we woke up or I should say I woke, the kit is still asleep. The kit woke up for a little bit and my house cat went over and gave him a bath, which blew my mind. But Stinky (house cat) did! 

 

But between the animals and my late night hours, I am just a little goofy. I decided I wanted to change the look of the blog, if you haven’t noticed, lol! I was going for a wintery look and I couldn’t find any graphics I liked. So I gave up at 3 o’clock and went to bed. But I like the new look. The photo of the lady is another one of my favorites. I hope you like the look too. I try to keep the blog fresh and never boring. I do it for you to enjoy and also were you will come back and enjoy your visits here. I want this blog to be your first stop whenever you need anything regarding the Craft or if you are just curious and want to know more about us. All are welcome here and it will always be that way. Now……. 

 

TGIF!

 

Friday Is Ruled By Venus

 Archangel:  Anael 

Candle Colors:  Green or pink 

Incense:  Rose or geranium 

Crystals:  Jade or rose quartz 

Use Fridays for spells for love, fidelity, healing, for anything to do with beauty, the arts and crafts and for all spells concerning the environment. 

 

Where possible, work in any enclosed beautiful place outdoors, for example an herbal garden, a field, park or your own garden–or even in a circle of plants indoors.  

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Happy, Happy, Happy Tuesday, dear friends!

Days Of The Week Comments Well my dearies, I have a horrible confession to make…..I have turned into a gamer, lol! When I worked, I had my own office. I would get bored and I ran across this great site with every kind of game on it you could imagine. Well I quit work and I figured I would play it at home. The site went down to make improvements and basically give it a complete overhaul. So it is back up and I have been playing like a wild woman, lol! My husband has never wanted to look at my blog. He was involved in my old MSN group. When MSN closed them down, I don’t know what happened to him but he said he didn’t want anything else to do with anything I did online. So last night, he came in here and he thought I was working on the blog. He said, “Oh, is that your blog, I would love to see it!” Well you can guess what the wild woman was really doing. I was playing mah jong on this gaming site. He got interested and wanted the addy for it. I told him and apparently he went and signed up. I had this person that kept showing up playing against me every time. I mean every time this person was there. His ID was “neighbor,” and that just struck me funny. Well after about 5 games of me whipping his butt. He came in here and was bitching about this girl who kept beating the crap out of him. He even asked me if I had ever played her. I liked to have died laughing but I kept a straight face and said, “No! never!” He left the room still mouthing to himself about this girl who he couldn’t beat. The girl he couldn’t beat wasn’t a girl at all, in fact she was a “WILD WOMAN!” LMAO! Of course, I won’t never tell him!

 

Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars

Named after the God Tiw, this day is perfect for works relating to justice, strength and physical well-being. Other correspondences for Tuesday are:

Planet: Mars

Rituals: Overcoming enmity, developing courage and protection.

Element: Fire

Colour: Red

Number: 5

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Happy Sunday, dear friends!

Days Of The Week CommentsI hope everyone is having a terrific day. I hoped you remembered to turn your clocks back today. Thankfully, the TV was turned off on NBC. If it wasn’t for the Today Show, I would have been running around an hour late today. I remember now why I don’t like this time. It seems like the days drag by. But with the other time, it seems like the days fly by. So I guess there is really no happy medium, hmm!
 

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Happy Late Saturday Afternoon, dear friends!

Funny & Naughty Comments & Graphics I must apologize for running so late today. I decided to have a relaxing day today. Personally, I think I deserve it, lol! (of course I would). I finished putting all the details on the “Gemstone and Herb of the Month.” I started to write you a long, boring story but you got lucky, I deleted it, lol!

Anyway, I am going to get busy, before you replace me! 

Have a great evening,

Love ya,

Lady A 

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Happy Monday, dear friends of mine!

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Hello all you lovely people out there! I was sitting here thinking about the title I use everyday on these starter posts. “Happy,” I use that all the time. I was wondering what other greeting would be appropriate, “Joyous Monday,” “Blissful Monday,” “Funny Monday?” It just hit me, “It’s A Killer Monday, Tuesday, etc., you get the idea, lol! The word “Killer” hit me because I am about ready to kill my husband (not really). He is in the next room watching Battle: Los Angeles. We have surround sound and I swear he has the volume set at 100. The damn walls are rumbling. And you can’t talk to him because he can’t hear you. So I went in there and yelled for him to turn it down. Amazingly enough, he did and the walls still rumble. He is in the process of retiring and I honestly don’t know if I am going to survive his retirement or not. Kiki, Razzy, Stinker and I are going to get us a tent and pitch it in the backyard. My Monday was going great till he got up. Enough with the bitchin’! 

 

I had several comments in regards to this blog having a “Donate Button.” There was some confusion as if it did have one and it does. On the right hand side of the blog, scroll all the way down to the bottom. There it is. It is linked to our non-profit account and I just checked it. It is working properly. If you have found material that is beneficial, you just like the blog or would just like to donate, your donations and generosity would be greatly appreciated. I know you probably wonder why a blog like this would have a donate button. In this case, it is actually to keep the internet going were we can operate the blog. The internet service is provided through a local Co-Op. The Co-Op owns the lines and therefore we are very limited to what we can get. So the funds you donate goes strictly to paying the internet service (which keeps getting higher and higher each month). So if you find it in your heart to donate, thank you very much. It is deeply appreciated. Well you ain’t paying me to goof off, so I am off to do the dailys. I hope you have a great Monday. Till tomorrow….

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A
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Happy, Happy, Happy Wednesday, dear friends!

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I hope everyone is having a fantastic day. I am sorry I am running late. I have been submitting the blog to some search engines. It has come to my attention that your blog or website does not stay listed forever anymore. You have to occasionally resubmit it. I am hoping that the blog will go up in its standing in some of the major search engines. 

Now on to the more important stuff, I have been thinking again (look out, lol!). Or perhaps I got a small Cosmic slap today but anyway here goes….I realized doing the dailys every day is fine but I need to get back to teaching also. So I am going to start putting more information about The Craft, potions, mists, aromatherapy, you name it, it’s going to be here. If it has to do with Witchcraft or related, it is going to start to appear on this blog. But I know I have gotten away from teaching and I apologize for that. You will start to see more new material in regards to Witchcraft appear on the blog. 

Last but not least, I had a couple of questions in regards to my graphics I use on this site. Basically, I search high and low for the graphics on this site. I am extremely picky and it could take me two or three days to find what I like. I use search engine sites (mostly Google). For instance, the pumpkin background, I typed in “images of fall pumpkins.” Up popped several images and I hunted through them till I found the one I liked. I also use Deviantart.com for some of my images. This time I didn’t use them but they have some fantastic talent there and they deserve to be checked out. For my daily pics, I use Magickal Graphics. Magickal Graphics collects pics and other stuff from all over the web. They are dedicated strictly to the Magickal Arts which is great. Lastly, I have a glitter site which is fantastic. They are http://www.glitter-graphics.com/  (Glitter-Graphics.com). This place is unbelievable. You can spend hours and hours searching their archives. I can be looking for a starry background, enter it into their search engine and up pops 2347 images. I ain’t kidding. This place is awesome. Most of the time I get my dividers from them. But I believe this time, I used some of my own. But those are basically the way I come up with my “awesome” (which I thank you for using that term) graphics. I hope I have helped you out some. But please check out these sites, you will be amazed. 

Well, I guess that is it for this Wednesday. You have a great and blessed day!

Love to all,

Lady A

Happy Saturday to all my dear friends!

Good Saturday afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day.  My night was hideous and I am working off of about 2 hours sleep. It was almost dark last night when I decided to run down the road to the store.  I always take Kiki with me when I go down there. You can pull right up to the front and it’s all glass and the employees know me, so they keep an eye on the truck. And I lock the little fart in, anyway. I carried Kiki out the door to get in the truck because of the wolf I had seen. As little as she is, she wouldn’t even make him a good snack.  But the minute, I opened the door, she started sniffing and I got this super strange feeling. It was a horrible feeling, like a feeling of doom. I walked quickly to the truck and put Kiki in. Then I walked around to the driver’s side and I saw what my feeling of dread was. It was the timber wolf laying at the very back of the truck. I know now why he was out during the day, he is hurt and he is now foaming at the mouth. Well you can imagine what I liked to have done in my pants. I backed up slowly and made my way back to the other side of the truck. Kiki feeds off my feelings and by this time, she is at the driver’s side going wild barking and growling. Ever seen a 5-lb Pomeranian growl, it is hilarious. Anyway back to the story. I managed to get the door unlocked and get in the truck. Just as I was shutting the door. The wolf came up to the driver’s side door, stood up, growled, snarled and hit the window with his head repeatedly. It was like a scene from Cujo except this was Wolfjo. I had the good sense to remember anything rabid can’t stand noise. So I laid on the horn. After a few seconds of horn tooting, he ran off. My husband had come out during the horn blowing to see what was wrong. I was scared to death the wolf would attack him. I cracked the window on the passenger’s side and screamed for him to go back in the house. He did and he came back out with the shotgun. As the wolf was running off, my husband did shoot him but I don’t believe it was a fatal shot. I was upset the wolf had to be shot. I love wolves so. I am now glad that the first day I saw the wolf I didn’t try to befriend him. I would have been taking those horrible rabies shots. But after all that, my night went straight to heck. I didn’t sleep because I was upset. I think I drank about 2 pots of coffee. At least, I am keeping Maxwell House in business, lol!

Now after I have talked your ear off, I will get down to business, lol! I was going through the comments in the back. One I read head me in the hit like a 2×4. It’s not bad but it made me stop and think. Then I got to wondering if others think the same thing. So I felt compelled to answer it out here, in this forum. Here it is………….

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How is it that just anyone can publish a weblog and get as popular as this? Its not like youve said anything incredibly impressive more like youve painted a fairly picture more than an issue that you know nothing about! I dont want to sound mean, here. But do you actually think that you can get away with adding some pretty pictures and not definitely say something?

I take that back, after reading it again it does sound mean! First off, I am a private person. In the world of witchcraft when I speak individuals listen. I guess you could also say, well I was going to say quiet but that doesn’t describe me at all. I would say, I think things over very carefully and then I speak. The people who know me, know this and they listen when I speak. I am very content with the blog and the way I publish it. I express myself through the material I post. Now if you want me to start speaking, just let me know. I can talk your ear off on any subject you choose.

Next I publish this blog more in a journal or a newsletter for Pagans. I try to gather the best on the net for my readers. I also add my own information. I speak through the spells, rituals, potions and so on, I put on here.

Lastly concerning the blog being popular. It just struck me that this person could be jealous of this blog’s popularity but I will forget that notion for now. The name of the blog, “Witches of the Craft,” is a very well-known name. I can proudly say that the WOTC has always had an excellent reputation. It is well established and has always been known for spreading the truth about The Craft. That was one of my main goal when I first started out. If I had a group I wanted it to provide good, accurate information for all who seek to know about Witchcraft. There are too many bad sites out there for someone to fall prey too. I wanted to try to prevent this if at all possible. But none of this would have ever been possible without the main Lady in my life, the Goddess. Without Her, none of this would have ever happened. She has guided me every step of the way. I made a vow to spread the truth about Witchcraft and do the Goddess’s work. I consider myself just Her instrument. Now I am going to get a little preachy…….I can sit here and describe the wonders I have experienced in my life. But I would tell anyone just don’t listen to me and my stories, experience it for yourself.  You can feel the Goddess’s love as it shines down on you. You see the world in a totally different light than before. You have a connection with nature and all its creatures. I could go on and on, but I will stop by saying one final thing. The Goddess is a very loving Lady, She takes very good care of Her children, She shows mercy, forgiveness and most of all Her love is like no other. You have to experience it for yourself.

I hope dear Cell Phone, I have answered all your concerns and have spoken enough for you. Thank you for writing.

Well that’s all folks! Time to get busy. Have a great weekend!

Love to all,

Lady A

Daily Motivator for Aug. 30 – Power of your thoughts

Power of your thoughts

The focus of your attention enlarges and expands whatever you focus upon. That can either hurt you greatly or help you immensely.

Your complaints, for example, give more power and presence to whatever you complain about. Your love, on the other hand, gives more substance to whatever you love.

Put the focus of your attention not on what you wish to avoid. Instead, constantly direct your attention toward where you would like your life to go.

Your unceasing thoughts have great power. So frame those thoughts in a positive way that will put their power to work for you.

The more you think you are, the more you are. What you do flows surely and steadily from what you think, so keep your thoughts focused on your dreams.

Give life to your best intentions by giving the power of your thoughts to them. Make your dreams real by keeping them constantly in your thoughts.

— Ralph Marston

Happy Tuesday! Hmmm, It is Tuesday, isn’t it???

Hey there dear friends! I hope everyone is having a great day. I ran across a comment that was expressed by several readers. Most of these individuals have signed up to receive my blog’s emails everyday. But since I am not like most bloggers their mailboxes are flooded with posts from this blog. They want to unsubscribe but still continue to read the blog on the web. Here is a sample question I pulled…………

Today’s comment comes from:

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Once I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any manner you may remove me from that service? Thanks!

Thank you for your question. In answer to it, no, I cannot remove or unsubscribe you from the blog. This is something you have to do yourself. First, go to your own dashboard. You will find this at the very top of your own WordPress space. Now scroll down to the section called, “My Subscriptions.” Click there. This is the place were you can remove yourself from this blog or any other blog.

I hope this answers your question. If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.

You know it would be great to receive some Witchcraft questions. I would love to have this forum as sort of an “Ask the Witch” section. I think that would cool. And it would probably help out some others that have the same questions.

I am ready and waiting for those questions.

Have a great day!

Love to all,

Lady A

Wishing You All A Very Relaxing Saturday! Take a break you deserve it!

Definitely looks like my mischievous Razzy, lol!

I hope your Saturday is starting off very relaxing and enjoyable. Mine is just a little noisy. Razzy (the kitten) is playing with her toy on the bed. Also on the bed is Kiki (the noisy, grouchy Pomeranian) who apparently has forgotten what playing is all about. Kiki has barked and did a small growl every time Razzy has jumped at her toy. I tell you this cat, I have never seen anything like her. She jumps and carries on like a frog. She even makes me dizzy, lol!

Talking about my animals is not what I wanted to write about today. I wanted to try something new. I receive comments from individuals that have the same concerns and questions. So I decided I would publish their comments and hopefully answers all of your concerns at once. I feel bad because there are so many comments with the same questions or concerns and I can’t answer all of them. I figured this would be a great way to address them and hopefully help you with your problem or answer your question. Here goes, today’s questions come from…….

Link wrote:

“Hey there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster than most.”

News wrote:

“Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at an honest price? Thank you, I appreciate it!”

Thank you Link and News for both your questions. When I first considered opening a blog, I did numerous searches for hosting sites. I found a few that did interest me because they had free offers for 30 days. After that 30 day period was up, the monthly prices were higher than what I was wanting to pay. In fact, I didn’t want to pay anything. I thought about the hosting sites, I would already have to have my own blog or website. Then I would have to upload it to their site. To me, this just seemed like too much work. Especially since I didn’t know a thing about blogging. I then did a search for a site that would give me a free blog and also host it for free. I can tell you now, I try out a many of these sites. I would imagine there are “Witches Of The Craft’s” blogs all over the net that I forgot to delete. I finally got fed up with the sites I was pulling up in my Yahoo search. I did a Norton search and the first one I pulled up was “WordPress.” I figured I hadn’t tried this one, so I would give it a shot. WordPress give you a free blog and also hosts it for you. This is who hosts my blog. I cannot recommend WordPress highly enough. If you are just starting out, it is fantastic. WordPress has forums for help. You can go there and get your questions answered by administrators of this site. You can also do searches for any question or problem you might encounter if you don’t see it in the forums. Then when you actually register a blog, the tools you have are utterly amazing. WordPress offers you a dashboard on the sideboard. There you have everything involving your blog right at your fingertips. It is great. They offer templates. You can use them as they are but some are able to be customized just like this one here.

WordPress is who hosts this blog. The reason is loads fasts is because of the excellent service WordPress provides. I must mention there are two WordPress’s. There is a WordPress.com and there is a WordPress.org. WordPress.com is the one this blog is associated with. The WordPress.com provides you with the blog and then hosts it. WordPress.org from what I understand is a pay service. They provide you with templates also and everything you need to build that blog. The .org service offers quite a few more features but you have to download it to your computer. Then you build your blog offline. When the blog is ready, you upload it to WordPress.org and they host it for you. I don’t know how much they charge. Since the two WordPress’s are associated I would imagine the .org one would be a great place to host a blog. You would have to check their price.

To keep me from confusing you:

This blog is hosted by WordPress.com. WordPress.com offers a free blog and then also hosts it.

WordPress.org offers you all the supplies you need to build your own blog offline. It has to be downloaded and then when the blog is ready, you upload it to their site. WordPress.org is a pay site that hosts blogs.

Now for internet providers, I believe I have tried them all. The one I was happiest with was Comcast high-speed internet. But Comcast kept raising their prices every other month till I had to eventually drop them. Now I am with a local telephone co-op. It is a DSL service. When I use to work, I had BellSouth DSL installed there. BellSouth was super fast and also very reasonable. I think for a residence it was about $32.00 a month. Of course, for a business it is much higher. The DSL service I have was great when I first got it. The man who installed it told me the more computers you add to the service the slower it gets. My husband added a router and also added his two computers to the service. He tells me he has problems with the speed and downloads. But I have the main line run to my computer and laptop and I can’t tell a difference. It is still fast for me. The DSL service with the co-op runs about $32.00 a month. I have found most DSL services charge about the same for their services. I know with Comcast when I finally dropped them my bill was close to almost $200 a month (a big, big difference). I also had a few friends recommend Yahoo DSL but I had problems with logging in constantly. Yahoo DSL is not available in all areas yet. If you check with them, that could be a problem for you. But check with your local phone company. If they offer an AT&T service or another national long distance service, they probably offer DSL. Just remember get the main line going to your computer, lol!

I hope I have answered quite a few of your questions. If you have anymore, keep them a’coming.

Have a great weekend,

Lady A