My 4th Twitterversary

Today I celebrate my 4th year of being on Twitter. I never considered myself an early adopter of Twitter as when I joined, Twitter was already about a year old. I have seen the system grow throughout those 4 years. I’ve seen the invention of the “@” reply, I’ve seen the invention of the hashtag “#”, I’ve seen the invention of a direct message “DM”, I’ve seen the invention of Twitter applications come onto the market – Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Peoplebrowsr and I was there during the first stages of the “fail whale”.

Most importantly I’ve had my social network grow as a result. I’ve gained so many great friends from this that I truly cherish. After all Social Media is about connections and what better way to make those connections then to find people of common interest, sharing the same beliefs, and sometimes different views, but always growing.

Thank you Twitter for bringing such a great people together, and for allowing us all to share our views and for allowing us to witness social change through out our wonderful world. It’s been an amazing 4 years.

My Fourth Year Blogiversary

With everything that has been going on with my professional life lately, I forgot to write up a post on my fourth year blogiversary. Yes that is right folks, I’ve been blogging now for four years.

I have to thank Rebecca Bollwitt (aka Miss 604) for getting me started on blogging. She showed me how it easy it was to get started and showed me how to find my own voice online, and for that Rebecca, I thank you!

At first I wasn’t sure what to call myself. I knew my blog would just be for a select few people, but mainly it was for my family. I wanted to share what was going on in my life and show them what I was up to. Moving from Toronto to Vancouver, they had no real idea what I was doing. This was to be my digital realm, my digital voice.

These past four years I have met some great people from the blogger community, from Raul Pacheco, to Tanya Desrosiers, to Monica Hamburg, to John Bielher, to Tris Hussey, to Tyler Ingram and many more (see my blog roll on the side of this page). You have all been so influential to me and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I can’t wait to continue to grow my audience and continue to grow as a blogger. These past four years have been amazing and I wouldn’t change my experience on here for anything! You’ve all experienced my trips across the world, my family gatherings, my events I’ve attended, and my photos along the way.

So what was my first blog post? Well here it is folks, my very first blog post – The Beginning

Welcome to

After almost 4 years of, I thought it was a time for a change, I thought it was a time to just drop the digital, and just add my last name to it. At first I thought it would be hard for people to spell my last name and not find me, but then I began to think that this would be a great way to for people to learn how to spell it, and for me to brand myself.

I’m still not sure on the direction of the blog. I’m not sure if it will change moving forward, but I hope everyone likes the new redesign and likes the new domain name.

So please make sure you change my domain name if you have me on your blog roll. Also please make sure you update your RSS Feed with the new domain as well.

I’ll probably still be tweaking a few things here and there. Please let me know what you think!

Changes are Coming

So I’ve been fairly quiet this past month as you can see with the little to no blog posts this month.

For those that know me personally I’ve been very busy these past few weeks with attending conference after conference after event etc. Some of these conferences took me to Toronto, where I got to visit with my family for a bit, and others took me to Regina. All in all they have been great fun, but a lot of work too.

I’m planning on taking 2 weeks holiday starting this weekend, and I’ll be heading back home to Toronto to be able to spend more time with them. This is not to say that my blog will left alone – no far from it. I’m planning on launching a new blog in the next couple of weeks. I’m taking Gus Digital to a new realm. Hopefully you will all like the change and I think the change will be worth it. I’m currently tweaking a few things and hopefully will take it live during my stay in Toronto.

I’ve sent a few of my friends already a link to the new blog, and hopefully they will let me know how they like it, or hate it. I value my friends opinions and hopefully you will like the new look and name, yes I did say name, of my blog moving forward.

Stay tuned!

Happy 4 Years of Blogging Raul

HB604Blog 7 In this day and age when everyone and everyone’s mother has a blog, it’s always great to acknowledge those that have been blogging for sometime and do it very well. Last night Raul Pacheco-Vega, or as he is more commonly known in the social media space – Hummingbird604, celebrated his 4th year of blogging.

This man started off with only having a few readers, mainly his mother and family, and has grown his personal brand to over 1,000 readers daily. I’m in awe of how many posts this man can come up with in a day, the flow of constant ideas are something I strive to live up to.

He really is a passionate man and is very passionate about his content.

It was great to be apart of the festivities last night and below is short speech, directly from Raul himself, about the last 4 years of blogging.

Congratulations Raul!

For more photos of the festivities, check out my Flickr set.