Speedlinking – 12 Nov 2007

by derek on November 13, 2007 · 11 comments

This edition of Speedlinking brings a nice variety of posts and while I had originally thought about highlighting the various recaps of BlogWorld Expo – damn I am kicking myself for not attending – I decided to go with one recap post that links to most of the others.

1. Erik Karey discussed something that I have battled myself when he asked the question: Is your day job ruining your motivation? Speaking of a lack of motivation, my alarm will be ringing in approximately 4 hours for me to get ready for the day job.

2. Dave Pitlyuk posted his monthly recap that covers his blog stats and earnings. While my earnings are still very modest, I did not begin to make progress until I diversified my sources of income and Dave’s image licensing deal is a perfect example of finding new ways to make money. Keep up the good work Dave and congrats on all of the success thus far!

3. Over at Marketing Pilgrim, Roderick Ioerger discussed a post from Tom Critchlow about how to create user generated link bait. This does sound like a great idea and I am sure many people do not attempt this because it does require an upfront time commitment that many people are not willing to make.

4. ShoeMoney posted a great wrapup of BlogWorld and included links to many of the other recaps that I thought about including. Plus, I had to include Shoe’s post as his story about being caught in the ladies room is priceless.

5. Over at Dad Balance, follow along with how the thrill of playing sports with your kids disappears when you are demoted to second string in favor of their friends.

Given my regret about missing BlogWorld, I will be in Vegas during PubCon for a work conference so if anyone plans on attending PubCon please drop me a note so we can try and meet up somewhere.

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Erik Karey November 13, 2007 at 6:29 am

Thanks for the mention Derek. I’m getting ready to leave work in just under 2 hours now.

Dave November 13, 2007 at 10:00 am

Thanks for the words of encouragement, it was a nice little unexpected side income :)

Home Recording Studio November 13, 2007 at 10:48 am

Nate Whitehill’s wrap up also is worth reading. The expo seems to have been a hit and all going well, I should attend it next year.

Furniture Stores November 13, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Thanks for the links, Shoemoney gave a long list of all the people who reviewed blogworld so i have a lot of stuff to go check out->

Damien November 14, 2007 at 12:55 am

Great links! Hey My wife and I are also in Vegas This weekend Nov 16-18. We’ll be staying at the Orleans and hitting the Comedy Stop Saturday night. Maybe we’ll see you on the strip! That would be too cool. I haven’t decided if I am bringing my comp or not.

derek November 14, 2007 at 12:09 am

@Erik :: You’re welcome. With my flex schedule, tomorrow is a day off so all is good tonight. :)

@Dave :: Absolutely, I always enjoy seeing others find success and you deserve it – even if you are driving an Accord when you have a Viper and G35 sitting in the garage!

@HRS :: I’ll have to check Nate’s writeup as well. I’m sure there will be many more at the Expo next year, including yours truly.

@Damien :: Glad you liked the links. I’m not going to be in Vegas this weekend, my conference is the first weekend/week of December. Have a good time though!

Ryan Shamus November 15, 2007 at 7:25 pm

Good links Derek – although I’ve already read most of them!

Have fun at Pubcon, it should be a blast!

kamyonet November 19, 2007 at 7:38 am

i read them carefully, thans so much.really great links..

Male Pattern Baldness November 22, 2007 at 10:30 pm

Thanks a lot for the links.

Mercedes benz March 23, 2008 at 3:18 am

My day job totally kills my motivation, i get home with red burning eyes, i dont even want to look at my laptop =(

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