Hello, all. I am Pagan, been pagan for over 22 yrs now and online as well.
I am known on twitter and other social networks and I have an issue with something: People on ning who are pagan, do not like it when other NC's create pagan networks on ning.
Now, I know what you are thinking, we could you know invade the other site and use their items for networking or promotion, but diff types of paganism exist and not all pagans walk your path.
It's like there being one church website for all the denoms and non denoms you know. I want to know why other people are so prejudiced over what you do. I have been regarded as "unique" by the community (and praise the goddess too) for this distinct view. Why should you care if there is a better looking or better community site for Paganism or other branch there of? Pagans should not be jealous of one another in my opinion. True, its a personal path and its not for everyone, but, you should not frown down on the other links, its not spam and we should all look forward to networking. My site allows it, we love seeing new creative sites. Support has even tried to BILL me wrong and BULLY me in order to make sure I am not on ning's platform, and I think that is wrong. In fact I know it is, and I don't understand why these people have a job here because that is not support. Support is helping the client and customer, just like you were a sales clerk at a store or a waitress. Now replying back in a surly fashion and trying to mislead the customer. Pagans and friends of Pagans who think its ok to be jealous aren't truly pagan. If I have the same gifts as you do, why am I wrong for using them and my voice? Why are you fearful someone has a better life than you do? Change starts with you, and what you allow, what you choose. Choose and allow better.
Just like the pagans and heathens networking group here. I can't join because I do I won't be welcomed. I will be judged. What do I do that is so different than everyone else here? Oh, because I am dedicated to my path 120%. I am a mature pagan that is an adult and didn't have to rebel against mom and dad to be a stereotype. I suppose this is an open letter to the pagan community on ning. Why do you judge your own kind? It's silly and shameful really to know what some of you believe about your sites, their lovely looking and so closed down. Closed minded. It's sad.