Mythology "Skyscraper" Posts: Long (3,000 - 3,500 words), well-crafted, posts designed to be comprehensive to titled topic and its correlative concepts in mythology and comparative religion with particular emphasis around how such concepts relate to initiatory processes within particular Mystery Traditions.
Articles will be posted on the blog of a site that gives practical instruction in aspects of the Western Mysteries, particularly seership, alchemy, and theurgy (initiatory magic).
Note: This is a test. Up until this point I have done all the writing on my website. With teaching and other projects in develepment I do not have as much time to write enough content to fill a reasonable post publishing schedule. I'm looking for an inspired and consistent writer for more articles of this type, whose personal interest in the subject fuels the desire to craft awesome content and collaborate on ideas for future posts in an ongoing arrangement.
Someone who has strong interest in this area, in addition to basic SEO keyword research and useful data for targeted content projects (search volume of keywords and keyword competitiveness, etc. to guide suggested ideas and post titles) would be most ideal for this ongoing arrangement. (The creative more post ideas you are capable of suggesting proactively, the more I will likely greenlight to write.)
Friendly tone but informative and objective. Avoid anecdotes, clever analogies, or humor. Just create good solid content with a supportive tone towards the subject matter.
Use opening content and then subtitles or segmentation as appropriate for good content organization and reading flow.
Make in-line references to information sources, but do not reference any specific esoteric institutions or organizations, unless it is highly relevant and then only in a generalized, neutral way.
Whenever possible, relate (smoothly tie-in) the underlying allegorical (or at least metaphorical) meanings of myths back to usage and purpose within an initiatory (practical) context of the Mysteries and pursuit of spiritual illumination.
Around theriomorphic deities, explore their archetypal meanings and powers and related information about the particular animal form in sacred symbolism, myth, dreams*, and any correlations with Native American medicine as a totemic power (according to an individual tribe's lore).
*Note: From the Hermetic point of view, dream meanings are not necessarily universal, and should only be mentioned if it correlates with information about particular traditions or myths. Avoid anecdotal dream interpretation of symbols without good reason. (The search numbers for dream meanings are good but may lead to less qualified traffic and increased bounce rate from the post.)
Also, my site focuses on the initiatory aspects of the Western Mysteries. If there are strong correlations between the topic and Eastern practices and information, it is okay to use some of that... but not to the point of becoming intrusive on the whole. If there is a way to reference Eastern terminology in a way that also compares (or contrasts) it with the Western, then that can be considered.
Example Post Idea:
Title: "Spider Goddesses and Aspects of Weaving in the Mysteries"
Primary Topic Keyword Suggestions to Include:
Arachne in Greek mythology
goddess of weaving
the story of Arachne
Use the primary topic keywords, but I will also try to support the writing with additional keyword lists and metrics to help you in crafting the content around known search volumes.
I will send those individually based on the selected topics.
Obviously, some of the terms may not all be relevant, but it is quite helpful.
A viable long-term candidate for this ongoing project is someone who can generate ideas and do basic keyword research on one's own (free Adwords Keyword Planner, etc.) to find a good balance between content and potential search engine visibility and traffic to publish one post per week, ideally. One reason I chose mythology is because it is a virtually inexhaustible subject.
Being open to an occasional collaboration through a video call on Skype for brief discussions is also preferable, rather that having to correspond through long emails.