I know there are a lot of creative Catholics on WordPress and elsewhere, and I am sure many of you want to grow your audience and reach people for Christ.
With that in mind, I started a Facebook group to share ideas, our content, and what not with each other so we can grow in being better evangelists and/or communicators of the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith.
I personally do a podcast, write fiction, put up Youtube videos, and keep this blog going. (I also do music, but that is kind of falling by the wayside). And I would love the constructive criticism and encouragement of other Catholic content creators. I would also be happy to give you my feedback as well.
Here is a rough outline of my goals and guidelines for members of this group.
- Complete and utter faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. You need to believe everything the Catholic Church teaches and be a practicing Catholic.
- All creative avenues welcome! The more and varied, the better. Do you do podcasts? Videos? Posts? Stories? Art? Fashion? Tik-Tok dances? Whatever you are using to express your faith, it is welcome.
- Members should openly share (as they feel comfortable) what they are doing and what their ideas are for doing more or doing things differently in their particular field.
- This is for the purpose of helping us communicate the Catholic faith more effectively and with greater quality, so there needs to be openness to honest criticism and encouragement. We all have blind spots and could all improve in what we do.
- Members should share each other’s posts in links on their own websites on a regular basis. From what I hear, this helps each of our websites get more clout in the Google algorithm. Also, it drives your friends to other people’s sites and drives other people to your site. Win/win.
- Members should feel free to share articles that they feel have been helpful to them in their effort to create good content. Examples of these might be articles about how to write more vividly, how better to situate camera for videos, how to promote one’s blog, etc.
- Members should pray for each other and their efforts to spread the faith.
- Members should try to be non-controversial and not play “inside-ball” in the Facebook group. What you do on your own site is your own business, but I don’t want people in this group who are going to spend all their time bashing Pope Francis, railing against Fr. James Martin or Archbishop Vigano. No Trump or Biden bashing. No end-times conspiracy theories. Just stick to the Catechism and expressions of the simple Catholic faith.
If this interests you and you have a Facebook account, go to this link. Be patient with me. I’ve never done a FB group before, so it’s all new to me. Also, if you have any better ideas about how to adjust these goals and guidelines, let me know. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in a group like this, please let them know.
Lastly, if you are already doing this, and I don’t know about it, where you at? I’d like to know.
God bless! 🙂