HOW THE HOLMES SPOT CAME ABOUT
When I first started The Holmes Spot in May 2012, there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of information out there about Mike Holmes, and what was out there was spread out all over the internet. The official and wiki websites offered some good information, but it was limited and dry and as a fan I wanted more than a paragraph or two with some oft-cited regurgitated facts. I realized that the meat of Mike’s story was buried, but easily uncovered with a little persistence, in sources such as interviews, videos, articles, books, websites, TV shows, and even some valuable firsthand accounts. It became my mission to take all the little random tidbits and compile them into one spot for easy accessibility. Thus, The Holmes Spot was born.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HOLMES SPOT
Q- WHY MIKE HOLMES?
A- Mike Holmes to me represents pride in a job well done, whatever that job may be. In my eyes, he is the embodiment of quality, trust, and ethic. I admire Mike because he is a strong role model for young and old, men and women alike. His demand for excellence and his naturally affable personality draws admirers from around the world. And he’s my absolute favorite person ever, which is why I started a blog about him!
Q- WHO RUNS THE HOLMES SPOT?
A- Hi, my name is… sorry. I prefer to remain anonymous. Why? Because The Holmes Spot is not about me, so who I am really doesn’t matter. However, if you’re observant and resourceful enough, you might be able to piece together who I am.
Q- WHO READS THE HOLMES SPOT?
A- About 50 percent of THS’s readership originates from the US, and 47 percent originates from Canada. The remaining 3 percent comes from Europe, Australia, and other. Here’s a happy pie chart to illustrate:
THE HOLMES SPOT READERSHIP
Q- WHERE DOES THE INFORMATION ON THE HOLMES SPOT COME FROM?
A- I obtain information from interviews, videos, newspaper articles, radio shows – pretty much anything public is fair game. What makes the Holmes Spot different from the official websites is that I attempt to obtain information about a topic from as many different sources as I can and then compile it to give readers a better, clearer understanding of the issue. I NEVER publish private information. I NEVER publish information from private Facebook accounts. I NEVER publish embarrassing or sensitive information. I NEVER publish photos obtained from private Facebook accounts or other private sources unless I have permission to do so. I try not to publish hearsay unless I have multiple or credible sources confirming the information and it meets the above “NEVER” criteria. Above all, I value the privacy of Mike Holmes and his family and his crew members, and I will NEVER publish anything that could be construed as disrespectful or compromising to them in any way.
Q- DOES MIKE HOLMES READ THE HOLMES SPOT?
A- I have no idea. I’m not entirely convinced that Mike Holmes has ever heard of The Holmes Spot, although I’m 100 percent certain that at least some of his worker bees have (and they probably monitor me regularly to make sure I’m not posting anything too crazy).
Q- ARE YOU CANADIAN?
A- No I’m not, as you can plainly see from my spelling of words such as “color” “labor” “mold” and “neighbor.” I do, however, have a great appreciation and respect for my Canadian friends.
Q- DO YOU GET PAID FOR RUNNING THE HOLMES SPOT?
A- LOL, no! I’m just a fan, and this is a fun hobby for me. To date, I have generated a grand total of zero dollars from maintaining this blog. I don’t foresee that changing any time in the near future.
Q- DO YOU KNOW MIKE?
A- I’ve met Mike, twice! But I don’t know him, I don't work for him, I can’t relay messages to him, I can’t ask him questions, and I certainly don’t speak for him! Please do not confuse my opinions and commentary as anything official. I am just a fan!