“Can you make me Twitter-famous” or as referenced occasionally by the younger crowd “Instafamous?” I often hear this question from friends and some brands. The rise of social media platforms in the last few years has spawned the idea of instant validation and a podium to express point of views and beliefs. While there is a bit of validity to this idea, taking a step back…
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I’m the sort of guy who counts the hours in the day and is frequently knee deep in the weeds. My fiancé often nags me for over planning but the fact of the matter is I’d get overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks if I didn’t have at least some sort of map handy. In accordance with this philosophy below is my road map for 2014. It doesn’t…
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  Quick and simple post. I’m… Reading: Getting Real American Savage On Writing Well Watching: North America Felt Does Someone Have to Go Dragon Ball Z Youtube Clips Playing: Pokémon Black 2 Sim City Learning: More effective ways to workout Direct communication techniques  Dreaming of: A vacation to Barcelona Financial stability Working on: Marx Foods social media support Goodwill digital communication projects Snapping more pictures A…
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As a professional teetering in-between unemployment and part-time communications consulting, it’s easy to lose track of the big picture and forget to count accomplishments. This week I reached two important personal goals. I won my first independent new business pitch and launched joshuaholland.co. In honor of these milestones, this post is dedicated to a few of my key accomplishments since leaving Waggener Edstrom at the end…
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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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  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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Call it silly but I’m a believer in fulfilling childhood dreams. Unjaded by constraints of the real world, they often offer up a true look at the person we’re meant to be and contain a grand narrative which helps inform the person we become as adults. Looking back at my own dreams, a few main themes emerge including technology, communications, storytelling, and helping others. This post…
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Life slowly returned to normal this week following Fuzz’s departure the week before. Traditional routines reemerged and I found myself gaining a bit of traction in discovering what’s next on the professional front. Thanks to a handful of great conversations about potential new ventures and life advice, my outlook for the year remains positive. On a more personal level, I’m making progress in achieving some of…
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Admittedly, I am a bit behind in posting these but wanted to share my major goals for 2013. There are two reasons for doing so. First, I’ve found from experience that it’s easy to forget goals when they don’t take physical shape. Secondly, I’m striving to generate more original content in 2013 and this is a step in the right direction. I’m in the process of…
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    Well, I did it. I survived yet another year! Looking forward, here are a few goals that I’d like to accomplish during this next year: Visit Malaysia Blog more frequently Launch my own personal Website Run a 5k See a Sounders game Watch a live play Travel to a U.S. state outside of the Northwest Make more time for Judo Attend more events related…
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