About

Welcome to The Captain’s Speech. My name is Paul. I’ll be the voice in your head as you read the words I write! Let’s be friends.

This blog was born on June 23, 2013 as a sports blog and then transitioned into an “anything that comes to mind” blog.

I was the Captain of my intramural team in University and gave pre-game speeches before our games. They rarely worked, but were fun to do. Hence the title of this blog.

My goal is to make every post better than the last one. Failing that, hopefully no one notices and doesn’t call me out on it!

This blog is about me as much as it is about you, so my other goal is to make you laugh, think, cry, feel, or crave pizza. If I can do any one of those, then this will have been worth it.

There is no theme or schedule. I write about what’s on my mind, whenever I feel the need to let it out.

Life, Humour, Fiction, Poetry, Food, Music, TV, and Sports are some of the things I write about.

All (most) of my posts are written in the middle of the night.

I am Canadian, so if you find an extra “u” in some of my words, or references to syrup, igloos, moose, beavers, or “eh”, that’s why.

I start sentences with “and” a lot.

And I try to make every post sound as if I’m talking, rather than you are reading. If that makes sense.

Every word I write tells you a little bit more about me each time.

I enjoy making people laugh.

I love pizza. Ask my readers.

My blog has been featured, three times, on Freshly Pressed:

September 6, 2013: I Miss School, Already

March 28, 2014: Watching The Leafs Isn’t Fun Anymore

May 18, 2015: Growing Up Millennial

…and once on Discover:

January 16, 2017: Digital Diet

Thank you for getting through this awful About page, which I’ve edited about 78 times. I appreciate it!

Please feel free to leave a comment below – whether to say hi, tell me you love pizza as much as I do, or anything in between.

Your Captain,
Paul #91

148 Responses to About

  1. idontknowcookbook says:

    I like pizza too. 😉 That’s what I made for dinner.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wife Life In The Mother Hood says:

    Just read Digital Diet and loved your differences between Word Press and Facebook. I have found the same with Instagram and rarely go on Facebook anymore. Having just started my blog I have high hopes for Word Press stealing my evenings just like Instagram!

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  3. James says:

    Hey Paul, I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I love reading when people write exactly how they would talk, it draws you in so much more. I’m looking forward to keeping up with what you’re up to

    Liked by 1 person

  4. James says:

    I’m also eating pizza right now, so, you know, perfect timing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Barb told me I was grounded if I didn’t;t pop over here to say hi. Glad I did. Poetry, pizza, AND sport stuff. This is crazy one stop shopping!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Barb Knowles says:

    Paul, I haven’t read your About page since you added the Digital Diet. I laughed reading you had edited it like 78 times. You’re channeling me with the editing, it seems. I love the page, btw.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dutch Lion says:

    I like your style Paul. I’m glad I found your blog. I too started a sports blog one year ago and am currently transitioning my website. Check it out if you like sports at dutchlionsports.com. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      Thank you! I will. I followed you on Twitter too.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutch Lion says:

        Aye aye Captain. (Is that how you spell “I, I”?). Anyway, I think you tried to follow the wrong site. Follow “dutchlionsports” rather than “wiersema1”. I need to fix some things. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • Paul says:

        I see. “wiersema1.wordpress.com” is what appears under your name when you comment on blogs. If you want to change that, go to your Reader and click on your profile picture in the top right corner. From there, click on Account Settings on the left. And then type in web address under Web Address. That should make it easier for people to click to your blog!

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      • Dutch Lion says:

        Hey Paul, thank you for the hints. It totally helped! I fixed it. Thanks man. I’m currently working on redesigning my site with a new theme. I’m having a hard time with the menus but I think I finally figured it out. Thanks so much for your help.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Paul says:

        You’re welcome! Glad it worked. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

        Liked by 1 person

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