Monday, September 3, 2012

A Talking Donkey and the Catholic New Media Conference

International Catholic Bloggers' Summit 

After wondering if I would even have a place at the Catholic New Media Conference (CNMC12) and the "International Catholic Bloggers' Summit" on Friday, I was more than glad that I went.

New Look for A Talking Donkey

For starters, A Talking Donkey is young enough (just more than a month old) that the valuable lessons and tips that I learned will not meet with my stubbornness. Yes, while the Scripture verse that I refer to in the header is one of my favorites, it does hold multiple meanings for me. I am sure that I will share many of them along the way, but one of those is that I can at times be just a wee tad stubborn.

I learned that I should make a few changes to the appearance of the blog, and if you are one of the very few regular readers, you've probably noticed some. It's more than possible that I will change the look and feel of the blog several times, so your suggestions are welcome.

It's All About You...And Me Too

There were many great presentations that really made me think about the future content of A Talking Donkey as well as new ways to present the content and ways to potentially keep you interested and involved too.

Hopefully, tapping into those things that I'm really passionate about will not only be of interest to you, but will spark some conversations that will help us learn from (and about) each other. I really appreciate those of you who have had conversations (online and off) with me about my postings.  Keep them coming.

More Than Educational, Challenging

I believe that one of my favorite surprises at CNMC12 was the way that I felt my Catholic faith and identity were challenged by the presenters. I've been to other non-related Catholic conferences, seminars, retreats, training sessions, classes, etc.  I have been very heavily involved (and still am) in and outside of my parish. The inspired challenge that I received from attending Friday's sessions to just be Catholic, a better Catholic, ranks as high as any of the aforementioned activities.

That's always a good thing. Hope you stick around. Blessings.


  1. Looks great George, I like the changes.

  2. Looking forward to hearing more straight from the donkey's mouth! Blessings,

    1. Thanks for taking time to comment. Glad to see you've picked it up again.