It will be five years this Yule from when I started my blog PaganDad, and I must say it has been a wild ride. I started it with the idea of working through my ideas on raising a Pagan child. Little did I know that I would make some fantastic friends along the way. And I am gratefule for all of you who follow my blog.
As the blog grew, the mission evolved and further cemented itself. Scattered throughout my material is the phrase, ‘Leading the Next Generation Forward through Faith’. That is the key to all I do, whether it is the Pagan Village or the Pagan Household, the idea of raising the next generation of Pagans to be able to stand on their own is right there in the middle of it all.
The Pagan Village
Some of you have been there since the Village started as a humble Yahoo group and although we have lost some members, we have bounced back from the move to something that is not owned by some third party. Thanks to all of you who have been part of our extended community for all these years (I think it’s been almost two years).
And over that time the Village has changed from just Pagan parents to working towards including Pagan families of any and all kinds. From being about a Village helping to raise up the next generation to working to build a larger Tribe.
The Pagan Household
I started this blog for two reasons, to provide a resource for Pagan families to help them in building Strong and Spiritual Families and to provide a voice and platform for new Pagan bloggers. And although most of the columnists have changed, that mission still remains.
As always, the door for guest-posters is always open, whether here or on the Pagan Village. So if you have something you feel like you need to share and just don’t have a blog then by all mean click contact and send us a message. We would love to hear from you!
Going Forward From Here
While the details are still being worked out, there are many things in the works for the coming months and over 2013 as well. From finally getting my book done, to more ebooks and maybe some courses on PaganDad. There is a much larger project in the works, but many things have to be done before we can get to that point. So more news on that later.
The Household will continue to be a place for great columnists and the occasional guest-poster. The Village will be the same but with many new things added over time. Because it is a community resource, I would love to get feedback on what could be done to make it the best resource for your individual communities.
Whether that is the use of private groups to facilitate the building of local groups or anything else that will help you to do that, that is why the Village was started. Just let me know what I can do to help you build up your local community.
So I hope that you continue to join me on this new phase of this wild ride through the rest of 2012 and into 2013 and beyond.
And of course if you have any suggestions, articles you want to see or write, or complaints just click contact and send me a message.
Thanks for sticking around and Blessed Be!