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Lisa Schmidt writes at ThePracticingCatholic.com with her husband Joel. A proud Iowan, the Schmidts reside in Des Moines where Lisa is a full-time at-home mom. She also supports her husband in his deacon ministries for the Diocese of Des Moines. At The Practicing Catholic, Lisa enjoys writing about the things that bring her great joy: the Catholic faith, her family, fine arts, and good food.

6 Comments

  1. I’m with you Lisa on ‘check impulses’. I recently caught myself mumbling to myself “you don’t have to comment on everything” while preparing to comment on a friends post. Like you said, too small of a window. I refrained from commenting. Had a private lol and moved on. I find it to be a bit of a curse the way I over think things.
    I don’t specifically have any resolutions concerning social media, however do whole hearteadly beleive I am at my social media best when I am intentional and purposeful with my posts.
    Great read Lisa. Cheers and Happy posting in 2015!

  2. Lisa, it is serendipitous that I saw your post today on CM. I recently wrote something very, very similar for CM not long ago: http://catholicmom.com/2014/11/26/is-social-media-really-social/

    I actually generalized ALL social media in my reflection, but I really love the succinct way Sr. Helena described the unique differences of Facebook versus other social media. I have to agree that she hit the nail on the head.

    Like you, I have vacillated lately between completely getting off of Facebook altogether or just keeping a very limited and positive presence on it. A couple of months ago, I posted something that offended someone when it was a general statement, and then my cousin posted something very nasty to me. It all bogged me down emotionally, and that is when I realized I needed to put my FB use into perspective once again.

    Also like you, I joined about 10 years ago actually when I was in college, and it was NOTHING like it is now! It’s insane how cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying have become the norm among ADULTS on Facebook.

    I am with you 100% in this new year about using FB appropriately and with prudence and discernment. I, too, feel called to stay on it for purposes of sharing my charisms and my gift of writing, as well.

    Let’s all keep each other accountable!

    • Hi Jeannie! I’m all for having friends who keep me accountable (as well as a few who lend moral support from time to time), so count me in!

      Thank you for linking your post here, too. Very wise and well-written. I left a comment over there as well.

      Blessings and peace to you and your family!

  3. Oh no! I was starting to resolve Facebook away…. But then what would I give up for lent? Sometimes I just want to get away, however,more often than not onscreen doesn’t do the trick. I’m not better than I was when I started. (Except of course reading Catholic Mom

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