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Lisa Graas

was nominated for a Shorty Award!


Catholic Bandita † Passionist † Voted 2nd Best #Catholic to Follow after @Pontifex t.co/RucInfCTmi@Vericast and @LiveAction_News contributor

www.lisagraas.com/ - 15,776 followers

The Shorty Interview with Lisa Graas

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

That Twitter is a waste of time. Twitter is actually a time saver as the quickest and easiest way to broadcast and obtain information.

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?

@BruvverEccles brings me the most smiles and laughs on Twitter.

Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?

I have unfollowed people who send too many tweets on diverse topics close together. A conversation is fine, but don't overload me.

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?

@Pontifex - There is only one Pope for over a billion people in the world who identify as Catholic.

Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?

The Passionist Nuns at http://www.passionistnuns.org

What question are we not asking here that we should?

Why did I join Twitter in the first place? Because I love trying new things.

What was the funniest trend you've seen?

Poo-poo

Why should we vote for you?

You should vote for me because an important part of my Twitter experience is to promote the good that I see in others.

How long can you go without a tweet?

I have only ever had to go for three days without tweeting. It didn't bother me.

What are six things you could never do without?

The only things I could never do without are actually not things, but Persons - † Father, Son, Holy Spirit. †

What inspires you to tweet?

Twitter is a universe of people. Contact with people inspires me because people themselves inspire me in who they are.

What's your best tweet?

With over 170,000 tweets already, it is too difficult to narrow this down to just one.

How do you imagine Twitter changing?

I am impressed by the development of many apps that make Twitter more useful and look forward to what developers continue to come up with.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#Jesus #Love #Passionist #Catholic #Prolife #Dignity #Faith #Family #Mary #BVM #JMJ #HolyFamily #PJPII #BXVI

How do you use Twitter in your professional life?

Twitter is the second biggest referrer of traffic to my blog. Google search is first. Facebook is third.

Why should people follow you?

I do my best to interact with people of good will on Twitter instead of as a platform for myself. It's not about me. It's about all of us.

Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?

@Pontifex How cool would that be? Very cool.

What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?

I am averse to using "BTW" for "by the way."

How do you decide what to tweet?

The latest news of the day is big on my list. I also enjoy finding out what other Catholics are interested in and tweeting about that.

What feature should Twitter add?

How about asking everyone who joins Twitter to follow me? Barring that, I think Twitter is doing a fine job already.

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter!

140 characters of advice for a new user?

Be sure to send some tweets before following people who don't know you. Introduce yourself through these tweets so people will follow back.

Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?

@Pontifex - I really did not expect the Pope to ever join Twitter. He has pleasantly surprised me in doing so.

What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?

Pray. Sometimes I invite people to pray the rosary online with me at comepraytherosary.org. I should do this more often.

Ever get called out for tweeting too much?

Yes! I appreciate it when people let me know. Sometimes I get carried away and it's good to know when people are annoyed.

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

#Passionist

What will the world be like 10 years from now?

Hopefully, people will have a better realization of God's presence in their lives. This is my prayer.

Why'd you start tweeting?

I started tweeting because I love to try new things.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

Trolling and accidentally sending a tweet publicly that was supposed to have been sent privately via direct message.

Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?

Yes, Twitter has changed my life because it has allowed me to interact with people I would not otherwise have known.

What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?

@RickSantorum - He's a great guy.

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