Author: Paul Holmes

It’s a wrap…

Out of curiousity, I checked ye olde blog to see how long it’s been since I posted. A year and a half, apparently. I think it’s safe to say that I’m no longer “blogging regularly” here. What I’ll do below is list some places where I am active. It’s not to say I won’t be […]

Social Media Camp 2015

Six years ago I was approached by a casual acquaintance named Chris Burdge, asking if Victoria was ready for a big social media event (something on par with what we had seen for SEO, WordPress and a few other technology-specific conferences up to that point in history). I honestly wasn’t sure, but figured … heck, […]

One Thing Steve Jobs Forgot to Mention

Everyone knows the famous commencement speech Steve Jobs gave to Stanford University in 2005. In case you want to skip the video, here’s the gist of it: “No matter what, follow your passion.” I’d like to add one important thing to this, for those of us who haven’t got the fortitude to take it to […]

Social Media – Top 25 (Update)

In August, 2010 I made a list of my 25 favourite social media platforms. It’s amazing to think how much the social media landscape has changed since 2010, and in other respects, how little it’s changed. I figured it was high time to update the list, and see where some of my predictions went, and […]

The Glorious Renaissance of Podcasting

Who the heck STARTS a podcast in 2014? And aren’t these things a relic of the past anyway? Answers: (1) Me. (2) No, not at all. But let me start with the last question first. Podcasting has moved beyond a novel fad into a full-fledged digital medium. It can serve all kinds of content, and […]

Wheat Free Me

Three weeks ago, I quit wheat. I decided I needed to change my eating habits, one thing at a time. Wheat seemed like a good place to start. And let me be clear – I literally changed nothing else. During the last three weeks, I have eaten potato chips, cheesies, nachos, french fries, hamburger patties, gluten-free […]

My Lifestyle Makeover, Part 2

Most men with weight issues don’t talk about it. Except, perhaps, with a jovial pat on the back and a jolly belly laugh. Facts are: diabetes runs in my family, I’m genetically predisposed to being overweight, and I’ve been obese most of my adult life. Where they don’t die of cancer first, my predecessors die […]

Building Something Big in a Small Town

I was born in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia. I grew up here. Nearly everyone I know, love and care about either lives here, or did at some point. And I love this place more than anywhere in the universe. It’s important to note that Victoria isn’t a very big city. Compared to […]

WordCamp Victoria 2012

I have had the absolute pleasure of hosting WordCamp Victoria for the last 3 years, and we are set to have another one on January 14th, 2012. Unlike the last 2, I am going to speak at this one. My topic is Social Comment Systems: Integration and Comparisons. To make it easier for people to […]