personal

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camping…

Social Media Camp is now a done deal. See my wrap-up post here. The short version is that it was fun, and we had lots of great feedback. I can’t wait to do the next one, but want to sleep a little bit first. Just a little though; I don’t slow down much! My next […]

Social Media – Top 25

It’s been over 8 months since my last social media top 10 list, so I figured it was time for an update. Last time, my top 10 list was actually a top 18, so I figured I’d just bite the bullet, and make this one a top 25. If you are using social media for […]

Dear Twitter: Please Rob My House

OK, not really. Seriously. Please don’t. But I was delighted to be interviewed for a CHEK News story by Kristen Robinson on this exact topic. Watch the video on their official Facebook page. Here’s a couple tips: Don’t put your vacation plans on Twitter or Facebook. Post those vacation photos and videos when you get back, […]

My Crappy E-Book – DELIVERED!

Want to get 10,000 followers on Twitter!?! No, I’m not going to charge $0.99 (or 2 for $1.97), as promised, and the first 1,000 people to retweet it will not get a free copy. This advice is free – for everybody: The number of followers you have on Twitter means absolutely nothing. Remember the old […]