Catholic Techie Martina Kreitzer

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Today’s Catholic Techie insisted that she would only do this if we allowed non-techies to be part of the fun.

I assured her we did. And I assure you that she’s as techie as they come, though I think she’s not quite in touch with labeling herself as such. 🙂

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Martina Kreitzer is part of the awesomeness known as Catholic Sistas. She’s a cradle Catholic, wife, and mother who was part of creating Catholic Sistas to continue the camaraderie of an existing women’s group. You’ll also find her blogging and on the board of Austin Catholic New Media and all over the social networks.

Martina may not consider herself a techie, but I think you’ll see why she’s a perfect fit for this interview…

Tell us about yourself in five words or less.

Motherhood-ing and blogging with one hand.

Of your pursuits, what’s your favorite?

I always feel like I should say God and my family first…because it’s true. But, that’s a given. After that, I’d have to say the iPad mini my awesome husband got me for my birthday last month has become my THE dedicated all things Catholic Sistas device.

At first, I wasn’t sure how I would incorporate it into my already device-filled apostolate – between my iPhone and MacBook, I sometimes feel like I have social media bleeding out of my eyes. Can you relate? So, I was a bit of a skeptic. If you know how Mac products work, you have to bring all your existing apps and goodies over to your new device.

It ended up being a clean slate and before I knew it, it became my absolute sole blogging {and all other apostolates} device. I can tweet, pin, Facebook, create memes, post pics – especially for our ongoing prayer campaign – on Instagram, and even do half-decent photography {as a photographer for 20+ years, saying half-decent is major props to the ever-improving technology of these devices}. I had ZERO experience going into this blogging gig, so that I am able to do this all on one device and – here’s the best part – it all fits in my purse is…amazing. Simply. Amazing.

When you think of the New Evangelization from your approach as a “Catholic Techie,” what excites you? What makes you want to continue?

I look around and see so much inspiration from others who are working hard at their particular craft and apostolate. I look to their enthusiasm to help me brainstorm ideas and projects that are both relevant and needed for the specific audience that Catholic Sistas tries to capture. There is no worry of an over-saturated market, and that allows us to dream big and do big things – with the help of the Holy Spirit – when it comes to proclaiming the core Gospel message.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work?

I receive e-mails and prayer requests frequently from readers because we keep an ongoing prayer list. Knowing that the blog is having a positive impact on someone’s spiritual life is edifying and fuels the desire to continue doing what we’re doing. And there are a lot of rough days when the Evil One would rather I quit altogether, so the communication with readers is very valuable and always appreciated.

In your spare time, what are we likely to find you doing? Do you have a gadget in hand or do you go native and screenless?

Spare time. Does not compute! Haha! Ok, since we moved last year, I have become a bit of a project hound. I like small projects that don’t take long to complete. You can usually find me in the garage with my iPhone in hand {playing music, of course!} and digging through boxes and asking my worker bee kiddos to help move stuff into the house. I also love to be in our yard and have some vegetables growing, despite my brown thumb. Because of my love of photography and humor, I usually have my phone handy to snap funny pics of the kids, but I do like to go “screenless” when possible.

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Copyright 2013 Sarah Reinhard

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