Viral Jesus and the Christian Platform

“I like to encourage people to lean into the opportunities that do come your way. Your gifts will make your way for you. The angst comes from what you are called to do versus what the world is asking you to do.”

@karenswallowprior and @heatherthompsonday on the Viral Jesus Podcast

I feel like I find new podcasts *daily.* There are so many good ones out there! I really appreciated this episode with Karen Swallow Prior and Heather Thompson Day about building a platform on social media. Be forewarned, there are no tips, no hashtag advice or discussion of whether reels or IGTV is more effective; this is a talk about the motivations behind wanting to be on social media and how we can best reflect and honor Jesus without losing our souls. In short; do good work and don’t worry about the follower count.

This part of their discussion really struck me because I’ve tried to “do something” with my art in the past and it always fell short. I could never stick with it, I could never find the motivation to do anything long-term, and I never felt any passion behind the messaging. It wasn’t until I used what Jesus gave me in the form of my art skills *in reflecting what I’m learning about him* that I really found excitement in what my art could become. Social media plays a huge part in it and I’m really interested in what Karen describes as “stewarding it well” instead of the immense growth that can sometimes cloud the goal.

Great episode and now I have yet another podcast in this unmanageable pile of podcasts that I’m subscribed to. 😬😅

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.