Jun 23, 2009

Got bitten by the magic bug again

When I woke up today I don't know what happened but there was this feeling in me that I wanted to do magic. So I grabbed my cards and started doing packet tricks. To my surprise I was still doing it very well though I lacked practice from it.

I was practicing it because a thought crossed into my mind about routining and I remember John Guastaferro's Blog entry regarding about getting past mental block but as for me it also helps in routining to avoid being boring.

Also part of me getting excited all over again is my anticipation of having a new prop that might help me make my magic become more varied than those that are commonly seen.

Maybe if I get to be back on my normal schedule I could find time and hopefully use magic once and for all to earn regularly.

Hoping for the best,

Jun 16, 2009

A year of magically blogging

Well it has been more than a year since I started blogging about my musings with magic and its relation to everyday life. I have been blogging for more than three years but it was only a year since I have been blogging about my hobby and that is magic of course. I can't believe that in a span of one year of blogging of what usually is about the magic I find on the internet. It turned out that by doing so I was able not only to broadcast my thoughts on magic but to make friends in magic as well.

Anyway I hope I continue on blogging and sharing the magic with everyone. As I venture to another year of sharing the magic in the internet I have started my own twitter and for your convenience I have my twitter updates at the sidebar of the blog. So now you could check me out not only here on this blog but on twitter as well.

Let's hope for more years of blogging and sharing the magic

Jun 3, 2009

Nearing one year of magic blogging

I've started writing this blog June of last year so that I could keep track of my thoughts as well as my discoveries in magic in the world wide web. This blog has been an outlet for my creative juices as well as my frustrations when it comes to magic. It has been also an important medium for me to share my magic with people and learn from them as well.

I've been blogging since 2006 but this is my first blog about my hobby which is magic. I didn't know that writing about it would actually be very helpful and in the course of just a year I would say that I had improve a lot in this hobby of mine. Also since bloging is very popular these days I think this is a good way to actually get the attention of people and promote your magic.

Although the internet could reach a lot of people I wasn't really planning on becoming famous through it. I just wanted to broadcast my thoughts and get other opinions for it. Although some opinions are really against what I believe I think having someone respond to your thoughts is actually very helpful in this blog.

Well to all readers watch out for the 1st anniversary of this blog. I might give out some prizes on that day so better stay tuned on this blog.

Jun 1, 2009

How the Internet helped me share my magic with others.

I learned magic when I was ten years old and during that time the Internet wasn't really readily accessible for everybody. I learned magic from a single book and in this country there weren't really a lot of books on magic that were being sold at bookstores, I have to be content with what I know and that hindered me from doing more magic. During that time too my magic has somewhat failed to grow due to lack of resources as well as new knowledge.

Then came the time that the internet was readily accessible and during that time I discovered a lot of free websites that taught mainly basic sleights and a few simple tricks. That was also the time when youtube was starting to get famous and through youtube I found great magic videos that I tried to "reverse engineer" so I could perform them as well.

Through this process I was able to actually have new and better tricks to my arsenal. Before I would be doing simple card tricks usually of the pick a card theme then after seeing more videos I was actually able to do more, like packet tricks. During that time too is when I decided to expand my magic and start relearning coin magic and looking for good routines with it.

I discovered a lot of books mostly classic ones from the internet, Studying the classics inspired me to do more magic and to actually experiment trying to bring it in a more modern setting. Studying these tricks actually inspired me to write about it on my blog Marvelous Magic and I didn't realize that there would be people who would leave comments and actually give me tips that would improve my magic.

Because I wanted to learn more I started to join magician's forums but most of them would actually be just forums that would give you bashing rather than constructive criticisms. Luckily I was able to find Club Magicians who was at that time was still Magicians.com. I was happy to find this site because it's like a one-stop center for magicians. Forums, Videos, Social Networking, Blogs, Chat and now even a its own Shop! Now isn't that something that would actually help magicians to share their magic?

With these sites my eyes were opened to a larger view on magic. That is the time too when magic was being popularized again in this country thanks to local magicians who would be doing street magic specials a la David Blaine or Criss Angel. With that shops have started to spawn around the malls here but too bad their products were mostly cheap imitations that were low quality and the bad thing is that the exposure was becoming more rampant. That is when I decided to look for props online: the newest and the best.

Looking for a shop that has good prices and would ship anywhere was really hard but I found some shops including Magicians.com. With these I was able to actually add up to my repertoire again and in a few months time I had my first gig for a birthday party.

Well so much for what the internet did to my magic, but to sum it all up it has actually helped me become a better magician to share my tricks and skills not only in this country but to people all over the world as well.

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