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If you haven’t found it yet, the Catholic Media Promotion Day 2011 master list is available here. If you have ever felt alone or lost in the Catholic world, have no fear: there is a Twitter feed/blog/website/niche for you!
So go ahead, wander around, make new friends, find more Catholics! And learn some things.
And while you’re at it, we finally started our Facebook page up in time for Catholic Media Promotion day, but no one “likes” us. :( So please join us on Facebook so that we can have a brighter day. It’s the charitable thing to do.
The brain child of Greg Willits, Catholic Media Promotion Day seeks to spread the good word about all the Catholic content that is available on the web.
Here at Mobile Catholics we hate to play favorites, but we love to play along. Without further ado:
THREE FAVORITE BLOGS:
6 Stone Jars: for issues dealing with love, relationships, marriage, vocations, and online dating.
Catholic Tech Tips: for great blogs to follow, technology in Catholic life, and “Favorite Five Friday,” this blog is in my google reader.
Image Freedom Blog: Does this count? Lots of posts from @CatholicDan for practical, nerdy tech people such as I.
THREE OTHER MEDIA:
Fulton Sheen Audio Library: Love, love, love this app, especially for holy seasons like Lent.
MP3 Saints: Ditto as the above.
The Catholic Game: basically, I had to give this app up for Lent.
If you haven’t already heard about Catholic Media Day, please jump aboard. There is so much great Catholic content out there, and all we need is some better publicity to make it available to all!
Make sure you “like” their Facebook page today -they are trying to hit 1,000 followers. And if you have a blog, an app, a podcast, a Twitter feed, or any other form of Catholic media, make sure to join us on March 15 for Catholic Media Day.
Filed under: Social Media | Tags: New Year's resolution, Online Communities, Social media
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The new year brings all sorts of resolutions. Some short lived, some survive the whole year. Last year I gave up trying to have a New Year’s resolution, and focused instead on having a theme for the year. That worked much better, and I’m proud to report that I was more successful in keeping with my “theme” than I ever have been with a resolution.
An interesting article on the Breaking Free Blog speaks about the New York Times “Unplugged Challenge.” This is an interesting topic, especially for Catholics. Some of the best people I know are incredibly guilty of things like a quick check of the e-mail after entering church (before Mass starts), texting while having a conversation with someone, or overuse of sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
So how do we benefit from the technology, but keep our self-respect and not become guilty of wasting precious time? I would argue that our social networks and easy technology have the potential to be a great blessing: keeping up with family and friends, educating us, even saving time.
But these time savers and relationship enhancing tools can also become an utter waste of time. It’s important to know and recognize the way to do it. Perhaps the popular “media fast” is the way to go. Rediscover your hobby, your love of reading actual books, take a walk and leave the electronics at home. Or do we need to police ourselves with productivity software such as LeechBlock to ensure that we pace ourselves and make the most of every minute?
I believe consumption of media is a lot like consumption of food. A little bit of everything is good for you. Don’t overdo it.