I began blogging around about early November’11, and currently have about 220 posts and about 26,800+ views from you good readers and followers. So, am not so much of a newbie now. I’ve been learning and my style of blogging has been developing. Along the way I’ve managed to encourage at least 3 people to stat their own blogs..and one friend has asked me to set up a fan-blog for his 1 year old Dog :-)
In the 1 year gone, I think a lot has happened. Thinking about online presence, I have done a number of Webinars, uploaded a variety of videos to my youtube channel, created and maintain 4-5 high profile facebook pages (and lost one due to internal wrangles with a pagan organisation!), and continue to develop several websites.
I have published 5 eBooks on Amazon platforms, and have a proper Author’s Profile. Am sure my father would be proud (he was an author in his days and country). I know my partner, mum, sisters, uncles and close friends are proud to see me achieve these creative goals.
I am using the `profile’ I have on my personal website www.ManiNavasothy.com, ..under the following sub-headings.. to say more about me :-)
“MANI NAVASOTHY is an astrologer, author, visionary artist, esoteric tutor and entrepreneur. Physicist & a Pagan High Priest, he is the Founder of Hern’s Tribe (2004+), Director/founder of Gaian Times eco-spiritual organisation/magazine (2011+), Creator of the e-Witch Apprentice Program, Esoteric Enterprises Initiative (NEW in 2012), an educator and an online publisher / marketer.
Visionary Artist & Illustrator
I started with hurriedly drawn comic books during breaks in class rooms (Sri Lanka) and moved up to water colours, acrylics, photography & graphic art for use in Book covers, websites, logos, banners and illustrations. Am now working on writing and illustrating several Children’s books, as well as creating personalised Tarot & Oracle cards..
Esoteric Writer / ePublisher
`Kitty Love’ and Degenerate Solutions’ were teen romance & psychological; story collections that I wrote in 1992 & 1994. (The 3rd book, `Heart-Deep’ was lost in an old computer without ever being printed!). I started publishing `Gaian Times’ a free online eco-spiritual Magazine, in June 2011 (5 issues published so far). In May 2012, I published `Eclipse Magic Workbook’, and have a few more out since then (Check Books Published for more on this).
Science tutor / Employment Training Manager
I have a Physics B.Sc degree ..from Birkbeck College, University of London. After doing a bit of Teaching Sciences in Secondary School for a year, I gave that up (1996…tough times trying to manage kids in class rooms.. I think it got harder for Teachers!) .. I moved on to another career path (Civil Service & PCS Union work). These days the Science in me comes out in blogs.. (cosmology, quantum physics, astronomy) and in Gaian Times Magazine. Am planning a special 10-part Science video series for transmission in youtube channel in 2013. I coordinated a 3-year Employment project for a Tamil Welfare Charity and managed a Training centre & staff, helped over 300 beneficiaries, while handling a budget of quarter of a million pounds – funded by the LDA (London Development Agency – Mayor of London’s office).- If this sounds like a CV, yeap, it is. Am looking for better Career opportunities that utilise my experiences and skills.
Esoteric Teacher / Media presence
I became interested in western paganism & esoterica in 1994-5. Now a bit of a seasoned Wiccan High Priest, I have given numerous workshops & talks in any seetings & pagan organisations / events, as well as my own training courses. I launched the `e-Witch Apprentice course’ in 2011. Hern’s Tribe – an outdoor shamanic ritual group founded by me in 2004 is still active in London and provides an alternative to Wiccan covens, Druid groves or Heathen Bolts in London. I have given many interviews – to the BBC, Channel 4, Radio, National & Local News papers – on the subject matters of Paganism.
Webmaster & Online Marketer
I began building websites some 6-7 years ago, with no prior expertise. Now, my most popular site has had over 41,900 visitors in just the last year alone (well, actually I did some digging and it has had even higher visitors some 2-3 years ago!). I have started several pages & groups on Social media for pagan organisations (years ahead of others), and am now focusing on creating blogs, videos, Webinars and other types of internet presence & marketing strategies. Am a bit proud that I have about 220 posts and over 26,800 views of my blog so far.. My video channel with only 35 videos has had over 15,000 views. Am also getting started (suffered some delays) on several online / off-line Enterprises & esoeteric ventures – [Hey, I welcome joint ventures and partnerships ..if you are a fellow Entrepreneur like me].
If you want to know about other aspects of my life or interests, check out my `pages’ in this blog
Thanks for reading this …and for being a Visitor to my blog. Do let me know if there ate any topics (within my interest) that you like to read about..and I’ll write more on them.. (It’s all FREE …just for the love of writing and sharing
-Mani Navasothy (London, UK)
15 March 2013