Happy to announce joshuaholland.co is now live! As explained in “Adding Another Thread to the Web,” the site will serve as a central hub for me on the web and is an updated version of a childhood dream. It’s not perfect but after hacking it together from scratch I’ve learned a website shares a lot of similarities to crafting a blog post. There is no perfect. At some point you…
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  Unemployment finally caught up with me last week. After a few months of adventures around Seattle and a number of freelance projects, I found myself with a rather empty schedule and inbox. At first I was thrilled by the thought. It seemed almost too perfect. My to-do list had run out of boxes to check just as the sunny spring weather arrived in Seattle. In…
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Josh and Judo in Orting, Washington Judo is an anchor in my life. He keeps me grounded even when other parts fluctuate between crazy and calm. Judo also helped teach me the importance of selflessness and responsibility. Having someone who looks to you for care and love changes your perspective on the world.   It feels like we just met yesterday but Judo turned five this…
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Content originally published in the spring addition of PRSA Puget Sound Newsflash Jumpstart returned to Seattle this spring with a new location and fresh set of speakers. The event was held at the Saint Joseph School on Capitol Hill. It attracted over 50 aspiring and working professionals from around Washington. This year’s event was keynoted by Whitney Keyes – author of Propel: Five Ways to Amp-Up Your Marketing…
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Sim City has returned with a new mix of addictive gameplay. Like its predecessors this edition is a sandbox style game focused on the dynamics of city building. The game thrusts you into a simulation where you can craft a city in your own image. While easy to get started the game gets more challenging as you progress. Pros Mega Projects Are Outside of Your Domain…
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It seems like only yesterday but this month marks a year since I moved to West Seattle. While it’s not long enough to claim full-fledged West Seattleite status, it has afforded me an in-depth look at why so many Seattleites choose to call this portion of the city home. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in West Seattle. C&P Coffee C&P…
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  Last week flew by thanks to a mix of time spent helping Citizen University with digital media support, attempting to build a “perfect” city on Sim City, and working on Jumpstart. I always fail at staying idle for extended periods of time. My gears are turning again. Short post this week about what I’m up to. Completed… Social media support for Citizen University HTML and…
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  In a quest to expand my knowledge about content creation I attended Better Content Marketing– a Meetup hosted by Distilled Seattle. While I have a basic understanding of best practices for content creation, the event explored some of the deeper issues surrounding the process. This month focused on the growing importance of data-driven content. Using my notes I compiled an outline highlighting the night’s key…
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This past week I ventured outside of West Seattle’s Admiral District and spent time on Capitol Hill cat sitting for a friend. As a frequent visitor to the neighborhood during the weekends and evenings it was interesting to peer into the more subtle parts of the Hill and get a taste for its day-to-day rhythm. Below are a few great places I had a chance to visit during my stay.…
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After months of struggling to seamlessly integrate my various calendars, I discovered Sunrise – a calendar service created by former Foursquare employees. Using data from my Facebook, Google Calendar, Eventbrite, and LinkedIn accounts, Sunrise creates an itinerary which is emailed to me every morning in an easy to read newsletter format. This personalized email includes weather information, friends’ birthdays, and upcoming appointments. Sunrise even adds a bit of visual flair…
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