The blog? Happy Catholic, by today’s Catholic Blogger, Julie Davis.
Julie’s been blogging since forever (or May 2004 if you want to be all exact), but today her ventures reach beyond Happy Catholic. You’ll also find her as the fearless leader of Happy Catholic Bookshelf at Patheos (where a group of us post book reviews and bookish fun).
And did I mention that Julie’s a foodie? She shares that over at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen, which has foodie-related fun stuff and recipes and drool for no extra charge.
She’s also gotten into the fun of podcasting. At Forgotten Classics, her goal is to feature “great authors and stories that should be better known. A little about the authors and their writing, with samples. Yes, forgotten classic literature in audiobook format.” In case you were on the fence, let me just clear the doubts: GREAT PODCAST.
And then there’s A Good Story is Hard to Find, which she co-hosts with Scott Danielson. The started because, in their own words, they
are both frequent contributors to the SFFaudio site and podcast … and we have a lot in common, one thing being that we are both practicing Catholics. After an SFFaudio podcast one week (the Readalong about The Stars My Destination), we realized that there was a lot to say about some of these books from a Catholic perspective, and we were leaving much of it unsaid. This led to the idea of a podcast where we talk about books and movies “as Catholics”.
It’s another podcast that’s well worth your download.
But today, we’re going to talk blogging with Julie, specifically as it relates to the blog that is who she is: Happy Catholic. It is, after all, her first love. (I’m right there with her.) And for some of us long-time fangirls, it’s what she does so well!
Tell us about your blog in five words or less.
Always happy to be Catholic.
Why did you start blogging?
I was already spending tons of time sending in emails to pals with great stuff I thought they’d like. It seemed as if a blog would be a better place to do it. Ironically, few of my friends read my blog. But others do … so I keep going. 🙂
Why do you keep blogging? What’s your inspiration to continue?
How does one NOT blog? Which is another way of saying that I just love to share great books, movies, quotes, and the like with everyone. Plus, as many Catholic bloggers have experienced, if I do seriously consider stopping then I usually receive at least one heart-felt affirmation out of the blue (so to speak) that the blog has made a big difference in someone’s life. And it rejuvenates me, blogging-wise.
When you think of the New Evangelization as a Catholic blogger, what excites you? What makes you want to continue?
I think blogging is already part of the New Evangelization. It began before any pope called for New Evangelization, almost as a forerunner of the new places the faith bursts through to shine on the world.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your blogging?
The friends I’ve made, the people I’ve met.
In your spare time, what are we likely to find you doing?
Reading, cooking, podcasting, movie watching, blogging ..
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