Tupper Community Garden

Every Wednesday, I share five good reads from around the web. This week’s selection, unsurprisingly, is an eclectic collection that approaches a number of different subjects.

We start off by congratulating Tyler Cruz. After putting his condo on the market for three long years, he finally managed to sell it. Interestingly enough, it only took him three days to buy a new house. It helps that he has been actively scouring the listings in Nanaimo these last few years, so he’s very familiar with the market. His new home is a spacious 2,606 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. It looks terrific.

I graduated from Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School over a decade ago, so it’s no surprise that there have been some significant changes in that time. Richard Eriksson recently rode his bike around the Tupper neighbourhood and made some interesting discoveries. There’s a nice greenway, pictured above, along with a bike-only path beyond a cul-de-sac. He also saw some people playing a very organized game of touch football.

Shifting gears toward the Internet, YouTube marketing expert Josh Rimer shares some important insight into the importance of tracking your keywords. You need to do more than simply put the right tags in your video description if you want to reach the widest possible audience. I’m still not entirely sure why the most viewed video on my YouTube channel is that of an animatronic Albert Einstein, but I’m glad people have enjoyed and continue to enjoy it.

We all fall into a slump sometimes and it can feel like we’re falling deeper and deeper into the bottomless pit of depression. There is hope, however. Julia Felberbauer describes three great habits to help you get out of a rut and back on your feet. Can you learn to help yourself? Did you know that going for a workout can help elevate your mood and clear your mind?

And finally, we have a great writeup by Jon Wheatley about a different kind of real estate investment. He bought an apartment for $40,000, but not for himself. He bought it with the sole purpose of renting it out on AirBNB, which has more income potential than taking on a conventional tenant. We booked several of our apartments in Europe through AirBNB and couldn’t be happier, but it’s interesting getting the perspective of the new property owner too.