Mr. Always Write, Online Presence

Which Type of Online Presence is Best for Your Small Business?

It’s no secret that online presence matters for small business success. How reachable have you made yours? So, you have a new business and want to start gaining an online presence? Or, your existing venture isn’t garnering the type of attention you expected? Maybe you’re doing research for a new investment, to see where the digital Read more about Which Type of Online Presence is Best for Your Small Business?[…]

Mr. Always Write, Typos

Typos Aren’t That Bad, Not Fixing Them Can Be

Stop making those simple typos and use the word you meant to, instead. Let’s take a look at some of the more common typos that are both easy to make and even easier to miss. I’ve included examples to illustrate these respective words in action as well, so it becomes more obvious why a certain Read more about Typos Aren’t That Bad, Not Fixing Them Can Be[…]

Mr. Always Write, Hockey Rink

From Between the Pipes to Behind the Bench

PREFACE: Years after graduating from high school (I had completed university by this point, too) I had an opportunity to help coach their hockey team. Afterwards, I was approached by Ron Van Zutphen, a mentor of mine who I had as a teacher every year throughout secondary school, to write an article for their newspaper. Read more about From Between the Pipes to Behind the Bench[…]

English, Phrases, Language

5 Phrases You Need To Stop Saying

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: English is an oddly complicated language. And with so much complexity throughout its endless number of word combinations, better known as phrases, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s known to be a difficult language, with so many of its own rules contradicting themselves throughout countless Read more about 5 Phrases You Need To Stop Saying[…]

East Coast, Canada, PEI

East Coast Road Trip: Our Plan To Not Plan

Anyone who knows anything about Alexandra (The Little Things) and I knows that we are no strangers to hitting the road – whether to enjoy a local escape on any given day or a more adventurous journey that takes us to parts of the continent we’ve yet to experience. This summer’s pinnacle is no different. Read more about East Coast Road Trip: Our Plan To Not Plan[…]

2017, Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh Penguins

2017 Stanley Cup Report Card: Final Round

If you haven’t yet heard, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions. And I will take full credit for partially believing in them, mostly the whole way through. (Yes, you read that right.) After the Leafs and Hawks were knocked out of Round 1, my focus shifted to the Pens and it only Read more about 2017 Stanley Cup Report Card: Final Round[…]

Social Media, Business

4 Social Media Sites Your Business Needs To Be On

You should be spreading your branding wings far and wide by setting up your company profile in as many places as you possibly can. But here are the ones you really need to start with (and better not avoid). Whether you’re one to ride the tech wave who embraces the progress or an old school traditionalist who Read more about 4 Social Media Sites Your Business Needs To Be On[…]

Language, Punctuation, Grammar

Stop Using Excessive Exclamation Points (Now!)

If someone tells you that punctuation doesn’t really matter, or they try to play down its importance, please share this with them. Immediately! Did you catch that subtle point I just made or were you too caught up in wondering what you did to deserve being yelled at by someone you’ve probably never met before? Read more about Stop Using Excessive Exclamation Points (Now!)[…]