What's Fluff?

One of the blogs I like to read is Practical Wicca. What the authors have to say is really well thought out and very smart. The most recent entry, The Anti-Fluff Bunny, has really given me a lot to think about.

I’ll admit that my site, The Lotus Pond, was created partly in response to all those darn fluffy pages out there. It’s hard not to read them and then think that you could do a heck of a lot better. In most cases, anything without midi music and a fairy flying after your mouse pointer would be better. *shrug* But I wanted my site to be more then just a reaction to the fluffy sites. I wanted it to be some place where I could share what I know, and share my spiritual journey. Am I achieving that? I’m not really sure. Judging by my logs, there is more interest in my tarot section then my Wiccan section.

With the combination of this blog and my essays on Wiccan topics, I think (I hope) I am on the right track. And you know what, if no one reads what I’ve written, it’s no big deal. By writing these essays, I’m learning a whole heck of a lot. To be able to write about what I know, I’ve really got to sit down and think about just what it is that I do know, and then go out and learn what I don’t. My ideas about a lot of things have changed since I first started writing for my site in November. That wasn’t so long ago, but in some ways is was a lifetime ago.

I think my advice to all the “fluffies” and anti-fluffies is never stop learning. You can learn a lot from each other, believe it or not. And, remember that it has been suggested by psychologists that the traits you most dislike in others are those that you most dislike in yourself. (Curse my weakness for sparkly graphics! 🙂 )