One Year of Site, Clan Essays (Articles, News)

The first in a series of essays on the idea of Clan Raven Cub.  I kinda thought of updating the about page but I wasn’t sure exactly what to say in it.  This way I can gather my thoughts and give you all something to think on in the process.  This post will be about why we set up the website in the first place.

Clan Raven Cub was originally a term / concept Zoe and I had for ourselves as a couple.  We are both shamanic-practitioning-pagans.  When we originally planned our ceremonial wedding, which is still in the offing, we thought about an icon, a motto etc for us and for our future family.  The idea of Clan Raven Cub was therefore born.  We were both, now that we had been legally wed, Coileáin – the Irish form of Collins – by surname, the first of each branch in our family tree to take this name officially.

While I was working on my graphics secondment for Cam Arc, Oxford Archaeology bought us out and I was offered and encouraged to blog.  This comprised of the first six or so articles of  Libre Source and was published on their platform, since which it has been moved to the Blogger platform.  Shortly afterwards I decided it would be nice for Zoe and I to start on creating our own website and showcase.  Thus was born this blog Clan Raven Cub.  Our early posts were quite unfocused and we originally decided to put up just a small portfolio, interspersed with some messy posts on where we were planning to go.

Later on with the burgeoning of a few new sites, Puppy Journeys and In The Brew, new design to the site was underway.  As I got used to different platforms, podcasting and the like, the site really grew, meandered (like this post) and changed.  At this point the site was used mainly for news on what we were at online.  The articles section was added and since we have posted quite a lot of articles that have gained a lot of favourable review.  Since then we have started to post up the occasional creative work again to keep the site fresh.

We now have enough material on here, and online in general, to be able to run the blog as a nice ordered website with plenty of material, easily browsible.  So a year on and we have scattered and grown online, with a number of guest posts and various projects of different media and a much improved site.  We thank everyone who looks in on us regularly and hope you will stay with us in this next year!

Caoimhín

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One Response

  1. There is a lot of very good stuff on your site. The video made of new Menin gate and the commentary was exceptional.
    Do more of this sort of thing.

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