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Traveller Profile: Rebecca Bollwitt

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Rebecca Bollwitt is one of those rare people who doesn’t need an introduction. Her Vancouver blog, Miss604.com, is well known in Canada and parts of the United States, and has been voted the #1 Vancouver blog for the last four years. Rebecca has organized several conferences in the Vancouver area, including two WordCamps, several Twestivals, and several blog-until-you-pass-out 24-hour sessions of Blogathons. Not only is Rebecca actively involved with Vancouver and her website, but her and her husband also co-founded a WordPress-centric design and development company called Sixty4Media. She even co-authored a business book that contains some powerful business, blogging […]

Rebecca Visits Ghana

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Traveling the world for leisure is obviously a great adventure. While I get to enjoy the weekends and the evenings, I’m also working as I travel, so most of my days are spent building plugins for WordPress and helping keep things afloat. But I do get to venture out from time to time free of computers and cell phones and enjoy some of what the world has to offer, for example, this weekend’s trip to the famous Iguazu Falls. But other types of travel are for more nobler causes. As an example, a good friend of mine from the Vancouver […]

Entry #12 – Rebecca Bollwitt

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I first met Rebecca at Northern Voice a few years ago. I had recognized her from her Vancouver blog, and also from some photos from a private Matthew Good show that happened a few years ago in his living room. We were both on our way to get some beer (a recurring theme in our friendship), and chatted briefly. At the time, I’m pretty sure she thought I was crazy, but I’d chat with her every once and a while during the course of the weekend. Strangely enough my 30th birthday was shortly afterwards, and I invited Rebecca out. She […]

Rebecca and Teddy

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That’s Rebecca and Teddy at my place in Chilliwack. Teddy was given to me by my grandma when I was less than a year old. I’ve had him ever since, and have been keeping him around for when my first kid is born. As a kid, Teddy and I went through lots of hard times, and it’s pretty encouraging to know he’s still around to see me through the bad times, even as an adult. When my grandma went into surgery years ago, I thought I’d return the favour, and left Teddy under her arm in the recovery room at […]

The Ties That Bind

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Tomorrow I’m heading back to Vancouver, most likely to make my last appearance for at least a month or two. As it’s the 30th of the month, I need to clean my apartment out there and give the keys back to the owner. I’ve been told workers are still frantically trying to put the ceiling in the bathroom back together, but since I don’t live there, it’s not really my problem I guess. The good news is that if the workers are still working away, it’ll probably reduce the amount of cleanup I’ll be expected to do. About six months […]

Happy Birthday Rebecca Bollwitt

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Tomorrow (depending on when you read this), is Rebecca Bollwitt’s birthday (or Friday, if you’re looking for an absolute time). I first met Rebecca at Northern Voice 2007 I believe, and had just come out of my first round of surgery (thanks to those four idiots who put me in the hospital). It was a time when I desperately needed the support of others the most, and a role her and John took up instantly in my life. Since that time, Rebecca and John have become really close friends of mine here in Vancouver, and I can’t imagine my life […]

BarCamp Vancouver, WordCamp, PhotoCamp, And BeerCamp

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Yes people, it’s that time again. BarCamp Vancouver is only a few hours from kicking off down at WorkSpace in GasTown. For those of you not familiar with it, BarCamp is an unconference where people get together and determine the topics at the conference the day of the event. Everyone who attends is potentially a speaker, so it’s a great forum for learning new things and being expose to new ideas. Rebecca Bollwitt and I are organizing a session of WordCamp tomorrow down in Granville Island, which should be a lot of fun. I currently have a desk full of […]

Blogathon 2008 & Union Gospel Update

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Rebecca posted a comment on another entry that said as of last night, we raised $7,992.50 for the Union Gospel Mission over the weekend. That’s the total between pledges on my blog, pledges on Rebecca’s blog, and Matt’s demo listening auction that went for $4000. Best part is that my mom had to mail her donation in because she couldn’t figure out the online system (not sure where I get my computer skills from honestly). That means when it arrives, we’ll be up to $8,092.50!. In terms of the entire blogathon effort, I think 13 bloggers raised roughly $20,000 total […]

Blogger Profile: Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604

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Well, I would hope that Rebecca would need no introduction in this city. But that being said, Rebecca has gone out of her way time and time again to throw link love towards other bloggers, and share whatever knowledge she can with others. So, the least I can do for a good friend is return the favour. Over the last few years Rebecca has firmly established her blog as the most informative and relevant source of information on Vancouver life, bar none. Her blog is a enjoyable mix of personal reflections within the city, upcoming Vancouver events, and local media […]