28 January 2014

History & Witches' Pyramid Pages Updates

I have some more updated pages for the site today. The Wicca History page has a few small updates primarily to the Real History section. The wording is a bit more clear with a little more explanation on a couple points.

The bigger update of the two is the Witches' Pyramid page. This page now has improved explanations of To Know, To Will, To Dare, To Keep Silent, and To Imagine to help make better sense of how to apply these components to our magick. If you were still a bit stumped when you viewed this page before, check it out now!


27 January 2014

About and Basics Pages Updates

I've made some updates to the About MIM page. It now features information about the site itself (instead of just about me). You'll find a mission and vision statement for Messages in the Moonlight that captures exactly what the point to the site, forums, and newsletter is. I also updated the "Who is Evylyn Rose?" section and gave it little sections so it's not quite as tedious as it was previously.

The Wiccan Basics page has gone through yet another edit and update. Some of the information is written to be clearer than it was before with a few additional points added here and there.


23 January 2014

New Book Reviews

I've added my reviews for Christian Day's The Witches' Book of the Dead (found on the Books D-H page) and John Randolph Price's The Wellness Book (found on the Books I-R page). I definitely enjoyed Day's work. It's been a sorely neglected topic and you can see that in writing this book the demand it's brought on the topic of modern necromancy and working with the spirits of the dead by the titles that have come out since he took the initiative and wrote The Witches' Book of the Dead. Price's book I did not care for. Be sure to check out the new reviews on the site to hear why!

Also, from the responses of the new survey so far, it seems that fans and visitors of the site do not pay any mind to this blog or use it to keep up on updates. If you do, be sure your voice is counted! Take the survey today and be sure to answer the questions in section 5 about how you stay informed about Messages in the Moonlight updates.


15 January 2014

New Survey - Add Your Voice!

I just finished crafting a short survey about the MIM site, newsletter, forums, and chat. I'm trying to prioritize changes and improvements as well as decided whether or not to add or discontinue features.

It's a short survey separated into 5 pages. The first page is about the site with questions about the new layout, improvements to content, and potential new classes feature. The second page discusses the newsletter. These questions are to help decide whether or not to continue the newsletter as we have not had submissions in years.

The third page goes into the forums and how we can improve it to increase activity. The fourth page is about the chat room and the current mIRC server. We're trying to decide if we should change the chat client or discontinue this feature.

Finally, the last page is about how you find out about updates to MIM as well as provides a section for you to add any thoughts and opinions that were not answered in the other questions.

Overall, there are 26 questions. Only a few are required. Time can range from 2 - 15 minutes depending on how many questions you answer and how in-depth text responses are.

Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback by filling out our survey. (Click "survey" to go to the Google docs survey.) Thanks in advance!