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Title: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Fox on September 08, 2009, 02:16:54 PM
I think the internet and how it works is pretty amazing.  I have found, through my blog and my other sites on the net, that people find websites in some of the weirdest ways and through some of the strangest searches.  If you feel like sharing, how did you find your way to Pagan Journeys?  Did you get here from a link on another site and which one?  Did you find us through a search engine and what were you searching for?  Or are you like many of us that tend to follow link after link after link and you are wondering, "How the heck did I get HERE"?  :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: FearlessSymphony on September 08, 2009, 02:35:52 PM
I'm the not so interesting answer: I have a friend whose a friend. Period.
Haha what I meant to say is I have a few on yahoo and msn who were members of WF.  Another forum.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: LadyOrchid on September 08, 2009, 02:40:53 PM
Mines a boring answer too :whistle: I have a little used blog that every now & again I check in on- try to update it and have a look see what fellow bloggers have been up to. Checked in on Fox's blog- Hey Presto - I'm here :rolleye:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: AmberRaven on September 08, 2009, 02:46:57 PM
I just know Fox LOL.  Oh and I was on WF too :whistle:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Eternal Seeker on September 08, 2009, 03:57:06 PM

I received a message from three witches- does that make me Macbeth?

peace,
ES
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Fox on September 08, 2009, 03:58:44 PM
 :laughfit:  ES, you always know how to crack me up!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: dragonspring on September 08, 2009, 04:01:13 PM
 :rotflmao:

Um...I've got the login saved in my favorites...ducking and running now!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Fox on September 08, 2009, 04:05:02 PM
 :rotflmao:  As if I didn't know how YOU got here, Dragon!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: BronwynWolf on September 08, 2009, 07:48:35 PM
Knowing the right people is a definate PLUS! :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Crystal Dragon on September 08, 2009, 10:41:01 PM
 :rotflmao:

I got dragged over here. :whistle:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Fox on September 08, 2009, 10:51:22 PM
Kicking and screaming the whole way, too!   :crazylaugh:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: bluefire on September 08, 2009, 11:03:08 PM
I just keep following some of these women around.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Fox on September 08, 2009, 11:03:40 PM
 :rotflmao:  You all are killing me!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Crystal Dragon on September 08, 2009, 11:05:13 PM
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Eternal Seeker on September 09, 2009, 10:20:52 AM

"I just keep following some of these women around."

Me, too- I like the view.

peace,
ES
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Fox on September 09, 2009, 10:23:25 AM
 :rotflmao:  I'm so glad I waited to take a drink until AFTER I read that!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: EarthenWanderer on September 09, 2009, 01:35:13 PM
I found WiccaForums via a Google search and the place sounded cool and there was not a registration delay of sorts, so I joined. Then the place shut-down :( so I went to another forum where I registered and forgot about :P, then I was rescued :D, the I was directed to this place.

What I find funny is when on Wikipedia, you can start of reading about something quite mundane and end up completely elsewhere.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Wolfsrain on September 09, 2009, 02:15:24 PM
Simple!

 :cutie: <-- I made a face like this.

Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Fox on September 09, 2009, 02:19:06 PM
Who in their right mind would be able to deny that?!  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Wolfsrain on September 09, 2009, 02:21:42 PM
Who in their right mind would be able to deny that?!  :rotflmao:

 :biggrin:

 :warmfuzz:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: earthmuffin on September 09, 2009, 02:26:43 PM
Um, well I think you know how I got here... but I'll use this as an opportunity to thank whoever it was that found me and hooked me up after WF went down.  :thankyou: from the bottom of my  :loveheart:. I just couldn't live without you guys!  :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Wunjo on September 21, 2009, 12:06:21 PM
I got the link from a friend....I don't know if she would want me to mention her name. But I thank her very much.

(I think I will try to google it and see what happens!) I will let you know.

I could NOT figure out what hapened to WF.....I kept checking...and thought "man there must be alot to repair!"
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Wunjo on September 22, 2009, 11:50:49 AM
Yes, this forum showed up on google.....it was the very 1st one on the list.
But you have to type Pagan Forums, and WF still shows up also if you type Wicca forums, but name and all other info are gone.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Mongo on September 22, 2009, 11:16:19 PM
Well, I found Wicca Forums a long time ago because I was looking for a place to hang out and to chat about things pagany.

I used to hang out on #Wicca on Undernet in IRC (Internet Relay Chat for those of you not as geeky as I am) but it became so hard to find a node that was not jammed full to bursting and so I could only get in on every third Thursday that didn't end in a "Y" and even then I had to make burnt offerings to the Gods.

Usually that involved trying over and over again until I got so mad and determined to get in that my dinner would cook itself down to charcoal on the stove, set off the smoke detector, and leave me ordering Pizza.

Then just to spite me, it would finally let me in.

So, I got tired of pizza ad infinitum and started looking for something else. Google found me Wicca Forums. I joined up, liked it, people liked me and so  I stayed.

I became a Moderator here since they said "And lo! We are creating another Wicca Forum-like place whereupon all the pagans of the world stranded by the loss of their forum may come and find shelter. Where the confused can come and ask questions and learn at the feet of those whom have blazed paths of their own and have much knowledge to pass on...

...Oh and we need a night Moderator. Interested?"

Who am I to turn down an invite made by such fun and interesting people?

Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Ghost Wolf on September 22, 2009, 11:29:12 PM
I found WF originally just poking around for witchcraft discussion forums one day, just to see if there were any. It was about the only one that had any activity on it, so I signed up. Then, one sad day, it went away. But some nice Pagan-type ladies had invited me to a hidden alcove of the web called Circle Lodge, so I didn't feel so lonesome. Then, we found cool people who were cut adrift from WF out there in limbo and rescued them. Then the nice Pagan ladies created this place so everyone could have a better place to hang out.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: vordan on September 25, 2009, 10:52:03 PM
I found Wiccan Forums several years ago after I offered up a prayer to the Goddess to help me find a good site. I have taken great pleasure in the company that I found there and I was really feeling quite blue after it shut down. I couldn't find another pagan forum that I liked to replace it. I did amuse myself on several political forums since then but politics really bore me compared to my true love of paganism, Wicca, witchcraft, magic and all such related topics. I recieved a e-mail which I didn't notice for a few days telling me about the new site where I might find my friends and here I am. Looking around I love the website.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious
Post by: Wolfsrain on October 01, 2009, 03:26:04 AM
Hmm I'm noticing a lot of posts as to how Wicca Forums was discovered. My story? I was incredibly confused about what I believed in as far as religion went. I believed in my God but not the book in which I was taught my God had given us. I wanted to know things and I wanted to find people who would tell me the things I wanted to know. Because I read a lot, but I wanted people. I wanted real, live, breathing people telling me the things they believed. I wanted to know the earth the way other people claimed to know the earth. I came across Wicca Forums and some other forum, whose name escapes me...and though Wicca Forums had it's sparklies, it was full of people I saw as not just knowledgeable, but real. Where it felt safe and right to stay and not so much learn as to listen, where I wouldn't be judged for not saying I was pagan, for even hinting that I hadn't jumped head first out of my old religion into the "old religion," so... I stayed. :)
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Cat on November 04, 2009, 04:58:22 PM

I did an internet search.

Simple. (where are the meerkats when you want one)  :D

XXXX
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Banrion_Lile on November 07, 2009, 07:32:23 PM
It came up on google when I did a search for pagan forums and I liked the name. There were a couple other I checked out but I really liked the vibes here  :pandadance:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Fox on November 08, 2009, 04:23:51 PM
It is really nice to see we are getting a few new ones from the search engines.  Something must be working right.  :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Moonblade on November 08, 2009, 06:29:49 PM
You emailed me a link to the site, Fox.  :D

Yup, I'm another WF vetern.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: PaganOne on January 17, 2010, 04:57:49 PM
I was looking for witchy, Pagan, magick emoticons and smilies and found the best place to find them is on Pagan forums.  I snooped around a bit and decided to join.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Fox on January 17, 2010, 06:48:45 PM
 :rotflmao:  Now that a fun way to get here!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Buteo on March 18, 2010, 10:02:10 AM
Google searched for 'pagan forum' and this site was on the second page of results
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Quotensilence on April 22, 2010, 07:03:52 AM
I was looking for a pagan forum and just started browsing through my results!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: VisionFromAfar on April 22, 2010, 02:26:06 PM
Edit: Google.

Blasted picture vanished, so I am no longer funny.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Purple Crow on April 22, 2010, 03:13:22 PM
Through Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom although I'm sure I've been on a few times when searching for forums using google.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Dragonfhain on June 06, 2010, 10:49:53 PM
I was looking for a pagan forum to join (the one I frequented quite a while ago randomly disappeared) and went through the listings on Witchvox till I came across this one. It seemed to fit from what I saw, so I joined  :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Fox on June 06, 2010, 10:57:45 PM
Wow!  I think you are our first from Witchvox.  Good to see you made it!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Rhonwein Wolf on April 13, 2011, 02:00:18 PM
googled pagan forums and you popped up hehehe   :yeah:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Wookie8662 on May 24, 2011, 12:41:31 AM
I found a link to here on Azuregreen.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Crystal Dragon on May 24, 2011, 12:54:23 AM
No kidding.  I didn't think we'd even asked them to post one.  Cool. :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Fox on May 24, 2011, 06:57:57 AM
I've been noticing more and more hits from them.  I think they must have posted a link here because we have them listed in the resources section.  :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: smd6290 on July 29, 2011, 12:03:35 PM
I found you by googling "pagan forums" and you were the very first one.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: dragonspring on July 29, 2011, 01:24:00 PM
That's awesome!   :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: treeforest on October 27, 2011, 06:14:51 PM
I found this site through a blog, what blog I do not remember because I tend to be very chaotic in my web-surfing.... 5-10 tabs open at once, new ones constantly! I have found some other Pagan forums, but one of them didn't approve me as a member for some reason, and another has no activity. So I am happy to be here!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: FairyQueen on December 07, 2011, 11:48:31 PM
I was originally a huge fan of another forum, but it....hmm...often has issues. So, I popped open the Internets and asked the Google oracle where I might find another "pagan forum" and it lead me here.  :whoohoo:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: AncientWriter on December 08, 2011, 01:29:45 PM
Google brought me here.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Jermie on December 13, 2011, 09:41:33 PM
Same as a lot google lead me here, there are many others out there but I am drawn to something more with a close family feeling than a bunch of bells and whistles. Since we seem to be a rare breed and time is short in the day with a job and kids this is a good way for me to have a sense of comunity in my chosen path  :grouphug:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Fox on December 14, 2011, 08:22:35 AM
I'm so glad you feel that way, Jermie!  That is really the feel we were hoping to achieve here, so it is good to hear that we've pulled it off.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Arianna Moonsong on December 31, 2011, 05:37:14 PM
Uhm... not too exciting. I was looking for other Pagans, seeing as I'm a singular witch, myself, and I was lonely. Too many Yules spent alone in my usual clearing. WAY too many Samhains spent all lonerlike.
I googled. I heard from a friend that this was a good place to find more people who were of like belief and I googled. (said friend is a christian, but he's very understanding and not at all 'holier-than-thou").
I'd like to learn more than I know, so if anyone feels like helping...
Find me?
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: skullabyes on January 09, 2012, 06:27:39 PM
I was searching the net for a pagan forum to share some thought and ideas with other like minded people. I am very excited to be here!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: kiara on January 09, 2012, 09:06:45 PM
I also used google.  :biggrin: I just wanted to find a place to meet people and talk and learn about paganism from oldies and newbies. :wave:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Batman1984 on January 18, 2012, 06:27:21 PM
Google brought me after I said pagan forum.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: agd_dga on January 18, 2012, 06:50:17 PM
I was on WF years ago, but left because my life was a little crazy :hairpull: Over the last month I have been looking for a forum but not just any boring one, one that seems like a crazy huge family  :dancingparty:  I had almost given up, but one day bored just clicking through Azure Green and up popped up this site and here I am  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Rovay on January 18, 2012, 06:51:01 PM
A friend advised me to come here pretty while ago, I remembered just it at beginning of January this year and asked again what was the site.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Artemis_moon on January 29, 2012, 11:35:10 PM
 I was actually buying supplies form Azuregreen.com and I saw the link on the page. Im excited about this forum and cant wait to be more invovled.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: thegeekwitch on January 30, 2012, 07:42:30 PM
Wow - how did I miss this thread?!

I too am a Wicca Forums veteran - was there for a few (3-4?) years before it shut down.  I was then invited to another forum by Fox, and then this one grew out of that and the rest is history.

Can't, for the life of me, remember how I found Wicca Forums originally!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Kairi_katie on April 13, 2012, 10:23:42 PM
I was in the midst of a self enlightenment journey (learning more about the Buddhist religion) when, I happened upon a website that gave info on lots of different religions. Out of curiosity I went to see what it had to say about Wicca, at the bottom it had a list of related sites and that's how I found this forum.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: minamerrin on June 05, 2013, 11:51:52 AM
Honestly, I stumbled across the site in a fit of writer's block. I have been working up a group solstice ritual, and got stuck. I googled 'solstice ritial' images for inspiration, and it led me here. Lame. but effective.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Man Yellow on June 13, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
I found Pagan Journeys via google, specifically looking for multi-faith boards.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: StarlingFire on June 14, 2013, 10:37:41 AM
It was a while ago but I am pretty sure I found it through googling "pagan forum".
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Paradisio on June 17, 2013, 11:32:03 PM
I actually , seriously, saw the url scrawled on the inside of a bathroom stall. I was interested in why someone would write that on a bathroom door so I looked up the url on my smartphone and I found this lovely place.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: dragonspring on June 17, 2013, 11:33:30 PM
Okay, that is a little weird.   :omg:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Paradisio on June 17, 2013, 11:49:25 PM
I know, I can hardly believe it. Then again people in that marijuana subreddit are always posting pictures of the r/trees url scrawled all over the place. If something is well liked, no doubt someone who likes it is some kind of vandal who will gladly write about it on all kinds of surfaces.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Tirya on June 17, 2013, 11:50:13 PM
Now I'm wondering what establishment you were in? :D
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Ghost Wolf on June 17, 2013, 11:53:49 PM
Sounds like someplace close to a "medical marijuana" store.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Paradisio on June 17, 2013, 11:55:03 PM
Actually it was a Starbuck's by where I work. I find they have nicer bathrooms. Much better than the usual public bathroom. It lead me here so I guess I was right.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Tirya on June 17, 2013, 11:59:34 PM
Actually it was a Starbuck's by where I work. I find they have nicer bathrooms. Much better than the usual public bathroom. It lead me here so I guess I was right.

Ooh!  PJ is getting trendy!! LOL!!

Whatever the source, I'm glad you found us!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Stormjester on June 18, 2013, 12:10:36 AM
I actually , seriously, saw the url scrawled on the inside of a bathroom stall. I was interested in why someone would write that on a bathroom door so I looked up the url on my smartphone and I found this lovely place.

I was actually in some strange place in my mind, talking to others in a skull-whacker paradise, when the thought came to me to google wiccan forums
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Paradisio on June 18, 2013, 12:12:46 AM
I actually , seriously, saw the url scrawled on the inside of a bathroom stall. I was interested in why someone would write that on a bathroom door so I looked up the url on my smartphone and I found this lovely place.

I was actually in some strange place in my mind, talking to others in a skull-whacker paradise, when the thought came to me to google wiccan forums
That's how the universe works. It just knows just how to push and pull you to build up your character and give you what you need.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Mongo on June 18, 2013, 12:13:45 AM
As a general rule of thumb I avoid looking up URL's I find at random. After getting sent to a few "Shock Sites" (of which shall remain nameless) I find I'm happier that way.

What has been seen cannot be unseen.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Golden Slumber on June 19, 2013, 02:41:51 PM
HI EVERYONE!

I've been on and off boards for a quite a few years, I was Ahriel on the old PFS board if there's any survivors here!

Been loooking for a new home for a while and this place seems really nice!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Tinevisce on May 26, 2014, 02:52:55 PM
I used to be a..well, a regular lurker- most certainly- on Wicca Forums; and I loved the crazy chaotic hotbed of activity: questions, old threads, resources, discussions, recipes; you name it. It was also a place where I somehow- and I don't know exactly what it was; felt I could trust the veterans with questions. The answers felt...academic to me, which is my go-to benchmark for an answer/response's authenticity.
I was also in high school/college during that period, so there weren't too many significant "real world" dramas to distract me from being on WF. And then, college got a bit hectic so I took a break. And then I came back and WF wasn't there anymore.

Over the years, I've sporadically looked through the interwebs trying to figure out if WF regulars had regrouped somewhere else- but I never did find anything. And then a few days back, I went through another searching spree for old WF folks (It ain't stalking if I don't know you on FB, haha); and I somehow ended up on religioustolerance.org that linked to this forum. I liked the place enough to register and posted; and I included old WF names to see if any were here.
And then I looked at the Pagan Journey team and went waaaait a minute

Dear God, I must sound so creepy, don't I? But the truth is, I've never found a forum like WF ever again.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Crystal Dragon on May 26, 2014, 06:39:36 PM
But the truth is, I've never found a forum like WF ever again.

And you likely won't ... as we mention in our "About" page, this place was never intended to replace WF.  There were a lot of issues and problems there (especially at the end) that we will not allow to be repeated here.

I remember your username from WF and hope you will find this place somewhere you can feel comfortable and perhaps get some questions answered.  ;)
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Tinevisce on May 27, 2014, 12:43:49 AM
Hi, Crystal Dragon! Well, not being a regular enough participant, I have to say I was blissfully unaware of WF's problems or issues- but I guess I didn't miss WF so much as I missed its regulars. None of the other pagan forums I frequented gave me quite the same vibes as you and the other WF regulars (you'd know who else apart from yourself better than me, of course) did.
I'm sure there could possibly be other boards out there that would evoke the same trust, I've just never wandered into any.

:-)
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Tirya on May 27, 2014, 08:55:36 PM
I knew your name looked familiar. :) I'm glad you found us!
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: toosweetforme on June 11, 2014, 07:30:46 PM
I was reading a book on Wicca and various other pagan-faith paths and saw a link for WitchVox.  Went to WV and saw your site listed in the resources.  Decided to see what was here - and here I am.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: FollowtheFox on August 12, 2014, 04:27:10 AM
Just found this site via "Pagan message board search" :tongueroll:
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: DragonsFriend on September 20, 2015, 05:32:34 PM
This is a very old thread but since I am new I thought you should know that I found it with a simple search on Bing. the parameters were "Pagan Forums".
Not very creative but since we moved to the new area we have been looking for nearby pagans without much success.
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Blue Hearts on June 27, 2020, 02:23:24 AM
Would you believe Quora, of all places?
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: janathecuddler on August 18, 2020, 04:49:11 AM
Would you believe Quora, of all places?
Yeah, me too!  Though looking at the time stamps it seems this forum may be dead?
Title: Re: Because I'm Curious (How you Found Pagan Journeys)
Post by: Crystal Dragon on August 18, 2020, 03:28:47 PM
Not dead ... just quiet.   :whistle: