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

More Sunday Comments

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

Blessings To You & Yours On This Glorious Wednesday!

Good Morning, dear friends! I hope you enjoy the butterflies. It is a shame summer is almost over and these beautiful creatures will be gone to next year. Where does time go? It seems like it flies by for me. I get up at 5:00 a.m., and the next thing I know it is time to cook supper and go to bed. My, my, my, time flies when you are having fun, lol!

I was going through the comments in the back today and there were a few issues I wanted to address. First, I have had a couple of individuals that want to unsubscribe to the blog. The reason being, they are receiving too many emails in their accounts. I probably should have emphasized that this blog generates about 25 to 35 (if not more) posts a day. I am use to posting a lot. In my group that I use to have, I was known as a power poster. Now whether that is a compliment or not, I ain’t for sure, lol! But I like to post. It gets my mind off of my problems and I consider it my free therapy. So I do put out a lot of posts. And if you don’t want to receive this many in your email, then it is best to read the blog. I also had these individuals ask me to unsubscribe them, I cannot do this. You have to do this yourself. In your WordPress account, you have a section called “My Subscriptions.” This is the place you need to go to unsubscribe to this blog or any other blog.

Next, I had quite a few individuals that wanted to exchange links with me. I gladly exchange links with anyone that puts this blog’s link on their blog or website first. You might be wondering why I am that picky. It isn’t really being picky at all. I have had individuals in the past that say they have put the WOTC link on their site. Now here is there link, please put it on your site NOW! When I would go to check to see if my link was there, guess what? It wasn’t! So now I have a policy, that a link to the WOTC must first be on your site. Then I go and check and if it is there, I will be more than happy to put you on this blog. When you ask to exchange links, please include your blog’s or website’s name and then the addy. I love to add new site to the link section. So if you would like to exchange links, I would love too.

Next, I have had several individuals want to know if I would guest write on their sites. Of course, I would be more than happy too.  I am hoping these sites deal with Witchcraft or a similar topic in this field. I would prefer to decide what I am going to write about. Then I would submit it to you for your approval. Or if you have a topic in mind, then let me know. If I am familiar with the subject and can write about it, I will. If not, then you will have to pick another one. The ones that asked this favor, I have your email addys and will be contacting you soon.

And last but not least, I have had a million and one questions about this blog’s format, who is my host and my service provider (I am going to try to group this all together, lol!). The blog format is from a template that WordPress provides. When I had my group, I had my assistant managers do most of the posting while I played with the graphics. I love to do graphics and I am a graphic nut. I am always hunting for new pics, backgrounds and any thing else I can use. When I first started this blog, I knew nothing about blogging. One night, I was bored with the way the blog looked very plain. I got to hunting in the template section. I noticed some of the blogs said you could change the background and the headers, plus a few other things. Well I picked one out that you could change the header and background on. I didn’t know what I was doing so I when to the new template and started playing. I uploaded a starry background that I had and checked and there it was. Then I moved over to the header section (that was a little scary!). This section gives you the option to upload three pics. So I uploaded the three pics that I liked. Then you have the option of cropping one to be your header. Oh, brother, let me tell you my cropping skills sucked, lol! I finally got the hang of it and put up my first new header (which is not the one now). Then I darken the whole thing and I was finished. I took a look at the blog and like to have fallen out in the floor. I couldn’t believe I had done it, but I had. So the blog format here is nothing special. It is a regular WordPress template that I have customized myself.  A few individuals are also curious about who my host is and who do I recommend. I recommend WordPress very highly. The options they offer are unbelievable. The blog owner is in blog heaven here. You just have to try it to see what I mean. WordPress gives you everything you need to do a blog. Then they host it themself.  Lastly, who is my internet provider because the blog loads so fast. Well I don’t believe it has a thing to do with my server because I am with a small county co-op that provides DSL. I believe the blog loads fast because of WordPress and their excellent service.

Oh, I almost forgot I got one that said I was whining again. Yes, I confess I whine all the time. In fact, I am whining now, lmao! It amazes me, if I am so whiny then why does this person stop by the blog. You know, if I knew a person was whiny, I wouldn’t keep stopping by. Would you? I guess they must be stopping by to see what I am whining about today. Hmmmm…….

I hope I have covered most of your questions. I am sorry I cannot answer you personal but I am pushing 2000 comments again. I cleaned it out over the weekend and was down to 800. Then I check today and it is almost 2000 again. I love to read all of your wonderful comments. I must say thank you for all the words of encouragement and good wishes. I couldn’t ask for a better group of readers and friends. You are all fantastic and I sincerely wish I did have the time to communicate with all of you and get to know you better. I am glad you are enjoying the blog. Remember this is your blog too. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know. Till then……

Much love to all,

Lady A