Category Archives: socal media

Disruptive innovation – part of the Quaker tradition in these times?

“Dost thou call this place a church? or dost thou call this mixed multitude a church?” But instead of answering him, the priest asked what a church was? to which George replied, “The church is the pillar and ground of truth, made … Continue reading

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Copyright and Fair Use. Part one – images

The internet has made things easy to find, and easy to take and use without permission.  As a matter of legal right, and Quakerly integrity, it’s important to think about copyright and fair use concerns when creating media for your … Continue reading

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An easy guide to GIFs – graphics that catch attention

I love to learn new things.  I like posts that seem fun.  This fit the bill for me!  I get asked how I create these sort of posts more than anything else – and with Canva they are very easy … Continue reading

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Facebook Live – making the Church visible

In the past few weeks, I’ve embarked on a new experiment in digital ministry – Facebook live!  This is a very popular method of sharing on social media.  I’m learning as I go – and have made some mistakes along … Continue reading

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Creating a digital invitation for Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions

As my work for the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, I serve as administrator of our social media accounts, and create lots of graphics and video for many of those posts.   One of our big events is our Yearly … Continue reading

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Britain Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice – the spread of social media and telling the story to others (Part Two)

A few weeks ago, Britain Yearly Meeting was intending to meet for their Yearly Meeting discernment.  A big item of business was their consideration of revising their Faith and Practice (book of Discipline).  If they were clear, Friends might be … Continue reading

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Canva – a useful FREE graphics tool for your meeting

One of the most useful tools I have found for creating online media graphics is Canva.  This free program allows you to create great graphics, that look professional, and can be easily downloaded and shared.  The upgraded version is free … Continue reading

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Technology is a tool. How will you use it with mindful intention?

Image: Wayne Dahlberg   Image: Rosangela Ludovico   I was taken aback this week with yet another photo of a crowd of people, at a public show, “preoccupied” with their cell phones instead of watching the show like they should.  There … Continue reading

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Learning from Others: Where to find inspirations and advice

I had a good teacher friend tell me once, “The best teachers are the best thieves”.  He didn’t recommend formally “stealing” ideas without credit or attribution – but he did realize that sometimes the best practitioners of any craft have … Continue reading

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Facebook posts: suggestions for content

Congratulations – your Meeting has a Facebook page!  Now what should you post? Reminder:  Facebook is social media.  Be prepared to post 2-3 times a day, sharing various content, asking questions and engaging with people that comment on your page.  … Continue reading

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