I Have to Apologize…………..

WordPress is messing up so bad that we can’t post. We put our material on and the posts eats it. Then the graphic for the Tarot, Rune and etc., will not even go on the page.

I am going to contact WordPress and see if they can fix this problem. Please have patience with us.

Thank you,

Lady A

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Wishing You A Very Blessed Monday & A Happy 3rd Anniversary, WOTC!

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, WOTC!

Well believe it or not, I was ready to run till about 20 minutes ago. Twenty minutes ago, WordPress threw me for a loop! When I came to the site there was this small golden bowl (loving cup) in our comment section. I hadn’t ever seen anything like it before. I had to check it out. We have always got strange symbols in that spot when we get so many “likes.” So I was thinking what the heck? Did we get a thousand likes or something? Nothing like that but much better. WordPress had dropped the bowl or loving cup off to tell us “HAPPY 3rd ANNIVERSARY” with them.

I thought that was super nice of them. WordPress keeps up with us better than I do. But three years ago, on this very day, the WOTC was born again. Oh, maybe I should have used reincarnated, lol! But over the years, we have had to reinvent ourselves over and over again. Moving from site to site, group to group, now we are home. I love working with WP. They have helped us everyway possible.I believe they are the best and most professional site providers, I have ever been involved with. And brother, I have been involved with quite a few.

It is not only WordPress’ help that has got us where we are today. But you as our followers, friends, family and loved ones. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be what we are. You are the heart and soul of the WOTC. We love everyone of you and thank you for standing with us during the past three years.

Now, we have accomplished so much in the past three years. I am looking forward to a bright and very prosperous three more years. With the Goddess’ help and a few cosmic slaps, we should have a very exciting time ahead of us.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WOTC!

Lady Of The Abyss, Mystie & The Whole WOTC bunch

Thank You, Goddess!
The Goddess deserves more credit
and thanks than I can ever give Her.
When I was down and out,
My Divine Mother picked me up,
Dusted me off and gave me the
courage and will to do it one more time.
Without Her help, support and love,
I would be nothing.
Thank you, My Most Divine Mother!

Wishing You A Very Blessed Wednesday Morn, my dear family!

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Sorry I am running late but I had a few items I had to take care of. I really started out this morning on the computer at 9:00, can you believe that? Now it is after 11:00 and I finally made it. My life’s story, I will be late to my own funeral, lol!

Well the government shut down has finally hit home. I said the other day I didn’t want to mix religion and the government. But the government has politely interfered with our happy little lives. I know we aren’t the only ones and I apologize for what I am getting ready to do. I really don’t have any other choice though. I have called all the resources we have for getting funds when we are running low. Everyone of them depends on the government (which some I didn’t know they did) and they have no money. Right now, I am sitting and staring at a light bill that has to be paid and we have no money either.

The raffle this month has been a flop. I figure that is because of the government. We have had two individuals sign up for it and I appreciate you both so much. But till I can get a store going, yes a store. WordPress has fixed it were we can actually have a store on here now. Yahoo, Way to Go, WordPress! But if the government don’t get it act together, we won’t sell anything. See I am in a lovely mood today. A real optimist, ha!

So my last hope is turning to my family on the net. I hate like heck to but I have too. If the power doesn’t stay on, there is no daily WOTC. So if you could please spare a dime or two, we would be most grateful. You have never let us down in the past and I am hoping that is true this time. Like I said I hate to ask but you all are my last resort. Please help us out, any amount will be great appreciate.

Thank you so much,

Lady A & The WOTC

Good Thursday Morning WOTC! Having A Very Blessed Day So Far?

website_down_for_maintenanceWe are currently updating our site. Lady A wouldn’t let me do it, lol! Can’t imagine why I could even get the date or day right yesterday :s . Bad day, bad day! WordPress won’t let us post while Lady A updates the site. That is why we all have to stop what we are doing till she is finished.

As soon as she is finished with the updates we will be right back. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Feel free to poke around, look, read, put your feet up and relax!

Have a super day,

The WOTC

I Have Received A Wonderful Award, The Versatile Blogger Award!

I am now trying to straighten things out and get caught up on my duties here.

 

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I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by a dear friend Shannon at Abstract Lucidity . This comes as a total surprise and I must say a very welcome one. I am honored to even be considered for such an Award. It is indeed a great honor and privilege to accept this Award and proudly display it on the site. Thank you so much, Shannon. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in considering me for the Award. Blessings to you, dear sister.

There are Rules to accepting this Award and they are as follows:

•Display the Award Certificate on your website

•Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award

•Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers

•Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post •Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

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Seven Things About Myself. Hmm, my life is an open book, what don’t you know, lol!

1.  I am a Kentucky Hillbilly

2.  I am a Solitary Practitioner

3.  I am a Hereditary Witch. I was raised around a lot of Granny Magick in the Mountains of Kentucky.

4,  I long for the peaceful and quiet life of the Mountains again. It is just so peaceful and beautiful there. If you could see it, you would never want to leave it either.

5.  If I moved to the mountains, I would have to make sure they had the internet somewhere up there, lol! I could stand to part with my family and friends here.

6.  The WOTC is my baby. But as it has grew and gotten bigger, I now say, “The WOTC is yours, I am just the caretaker.” I sincerely hope you think of the WOTC as your home on the net. Because that is how I want you to think of it.

7.  And on a very personal note, I am recently separated from my husband and plan on divorcing. Am I sad, a little but it is something I should have done a long time ago. When the divorce is final, we are going to have one hell of a party! You are all invited!

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Fifteen blogs, this ought to be interesting because my linker with WordPress is not fixed yet. So I will do my best at this….

1.   Lady Imbrium’s Holocron     http://ladyimbriumsholocron.wordpress.com/

2.   LoreBook    http://lorebook.wordpress.com/

3.   The Enchanted Solitaire   http://enchantedsolitaire.com/

4.   Mari Wells    http://mariwells.wordpress.com/

5.   Bohemimom42   http://bohemimom42.wordpress.com/

6.   Whyteferret’s Blog    http://ferretrunner.wordpress.com/

7.   Learn Everyday!   http://silverangel2011.wordpress.com/

8.   Balladeer’s Blog   http://glitternight.com/

I will notify these and post the remaining 7 tonight. Sorry, I just noticed the time. If I want to get my head on straight again, I have go to get to work. Thank you again, Shannon!

Technical Difficulty Today

WordPress was so kind to put us in a new image up loader. Well the up loader has a mind of its own. It does not want to upload today’s cartoon. Instead I am going ahead and posting the Yule lessons. I got to thinking about what I said earlier.  And had a change of mind, it would be much more nicer and simpler if the Yule courses were in one place. That is what I am getting ready to do now. Again, I hope you find them useful and also enjoy them.

Lady A

 

Hello On This Beautiful Thursday Afternoon!

I am sorry for being late, it is all Lady A’s fault (don’t tell her I said that, lol!). She had me outside forcing me to play with a baby cougar. Oh, it was awful I tell you! The baby was so soft and cute, I just couldn’t stand it. Pure Agony! Sure, I enjoyed every minute of it. So much that I let the time get away from me. Then I log into WordPress and they have changed this whole back end for us. It will take me a minute to figure it out. Oh, my goodness, it is going to be a Maniac Thursday! I have got to go. I am running so late. I am sorry it is all Lady A’s fault, lol! I will be a toad later on this afternoon. Nice knowing ya’ !

I hope you have a very good afternoon,

Blessings my friends,

Annie

 

 

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Good Sunday Morning, my beloved friends and family!

 

I hope everyone is having a super fantastic Sunday. I wish I could say I was. I have just received very bad news from WordPress and the WOTC needs help. The WOTC has always had our own domain name no matter where we went. The reason behind that is were no other group or site can try to past themselves off as us. We have worked very hard to have the reputation we have. I don’t want anyone else to ride in on our coattails and pretend to be us. So that is the reason behind us always purchasing our own domain. But WordPress is different from any other site we have ever dealt with. On the other sites, if we did not renew our domain, we would still be on the net (but not as witchesofthecraft.com). We would just be witchesofthecraft/msn.com for example. But at WordPress, if we do not renew by December 2, we will no longer be on the net. Poof! we are gone. I know WordPress has changed quite a few things and this is one of them. When we purchased the domain here, we were told if we decided not to renew we would go back to our old addy with them. Now if we do not renew, we will disappear from the net totally. All the hard work and information, we have put on this site will be gone, forever. If I had not just received this notice, I would be looking for a new home. But in the length of time we have, I don’t have time to do it.

So I am about to become a nervous wreck. We are about to lose everything. I am about to lose my baby. Oh, it breaks my heart. I call the WOTC my baby because I have poured blood, sweat and tears into this site as always. I have endured a lot and most of it you don’t know anything about. But we have made it through all the rough times up until now.

I personally don’t have the money and I hate like heck to ask for donations but I am desperate. I have had an extensive illness as you know. The other people that work here all volunteer their time because most of them are laid off. We love what we do. Doing this for you, is the reason we get up every morning. How many other Pagan sites do you see putting out a daily publication? None, except us. We love doing this. As far as I am concerned I am doing what the Goddess intended for me to do. Spreading Her message and teachings to you. So I am now forced to humbly ask for your help.

Please, please help save the WOTC!

It doesn’t matter how much you can give, every penny helps. All I ask is that you please help save the WOTC.

Please, I am asking from the bottom of heart for your help. I have never been so humble in my life as I am right now. This is my passion, you are my family and the reason we do this every day. Please don’t let our mission and message fall by the wayside. We have to Dec. 2nd. If we don’t have enough to renew our domain with WordPress, I will let you know Dec. 1st. Then we will say goodbye forever. Oh, Goddess this can’t happen, I pray.

Thank you for reading this and also any donation you can give us to help us renew our domain.

Lady Of The Abyss & Witches Of The Craft

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Ok, Now Let’s Talk, lol!

I wasn’t going to waste writing three or four paragraphs and then they just disappear. That was what was happening yesterday. I was never so angry in my life. I was actually running early, in a good mood, sit down and nothing!!! What little posting (I think two or three posts) I got done, took about five minutes to posts. Then they would just disappear. I tried to tell you that I was going to do the daily posts at The Apothecary while it was working. I went to link and when I did the message just disappeared. I don’t know what is going on. I know this is about the second time this has happened.

I got bored with nothing to do and when over to Blogger to check that site out.  I actually got to playing and made a Witches Of The Craft over there. I was fuming, I tell you. I had it all laid out in my mind. I was going to combine the Apothecary with the WOTC. I had it planned were I could do my daily postings and then on the other side have our store. To me, at the time, it wasn’t a bad idea. I have played with Blogger’s design and the tools they offer are really pretty cool. I know they offer javascript and WordPress doesn’t.  JavaScript allows you to put on some really nice graphics and images. WordPress doesn’t allow it because they say javascript is too easy to put a virus in, which is bull. A smart hacker can put a virus in any script they want too, html, java, etc.

I am beginning to wonder if all of the problems we are experiencing is due to The Apothecary. Before we ever opened it, I went to the WordPress forums and asked them if you could sell on WordPress. Instead of answering the question like a human being, they deleted the post. I got to doing some research on the net about selling on WordPress since nobody here wanted to answer me. I ran across one or two articles that said you couldn’t. Then I ran across hundreds of articles that said you could. Come to find out, WordPress has a strict policy about selling merchandise on their site. It is a no, no! But they admit theirself, that is a site does daily postings then they can’t do a thing about them selling. I am beginning to wonder if the part about “they can’t do a thing about it” is a crock of crap. I read were individuals were pointing out certain sites selling. WordPress would respond, “Aren’t they doing daily postings?” Perhaps WordPress fixes it were you can’t do the daily postings, thus getting rid of that site.  Or perhaps they force, you out. Everything has run through my mind. I know at Blogger, they don’t mind if you sell. They are giving small business in Kentucky free sites to sell and promote their stores. That is a big deal on TV, Google and the KY government have agreed to give small businesses free websites for a year. It’s not a bad deal at all, I checked into it and after the year, you only pay a dollar a month for the site. I know it would cut down on some of our expenses greatly.

As far as The Apothecary goes, I don’t know what is wrong with the merchandise already on there. We have not sold anything at all. We have not made one cent off of it. Instead, it is starting to put us in the hole. We have people over there but they are enjoying the postings. Well that’s great but The Apothecary was suppose to be our way of raising  money were we wouldn’t have to ask for donations. Instead you will notice the donation button is back up on this site. I honestly don’t know if it is worth the effort anymore. I have seriously thought of moving it. Put it on a site were we could advertise it and then maybe it might make a dollar or two. Our expenses run us a total of $590.00 a month, might as well say $600.00. So you see that is why we need the donations. And I didn’t even mention the animal refuge. We use to like to donate to the local food pantries but that has had to cease. The economy just sucks for everyone right now. But that was the purpose of us opening The Apothecary, to make money were we could meet all of our obligations. And I wouldn’t have to continuously ask for donations or have a button on the site. That grips my rump, I feel like we are always begging. I hate that more than anything. It also get me that we can be self-sufficient by opening up a shop. We have always received donations from local folks. We still do or else we wouldn’t be on the net right now. But they have had to cut their donations back. They explain, when times get better, they will get back to their usual donation amounts. So you see we are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

I am glad the people at the Apothecary are enjoying the postings. But it is suppose to make us money were we can survive. I really think I am going to go ahead with my Blogger idea. Google will advertise, promote and put the site in all the major search engines for free. What Google is offering right now for small businesses is too good to pass up. I seriously believe I would be crazy not to take advantage of what Google is offering. What do you think?

Checking To See If WordPress Is Normal

I don’t know what has been wrong with WordPress today. I checked the forums and apparently it is not only this site but everybody else. Posts taking 5 minutes to post, just disappearing or half of the post showing up. Nobody has an explanation but the bloggers are just a little niffed! I know I am in the niffed bunch. A whole day wasted and I have accomplished nothing. When I don’t put info on here, I am afraid I am going to lose you. I don’t want to lose any of my dear friends. I hope you understand today was not my fault. I am sorry it has been such an inconvenience for you. And I am sorry it has been such a pain in the butt for me.

Lady A