March 2007

While tax season is still officially in high-gear, I’ve yet to put on my *bean counter* hat to begin working on my taxes and it is not looking like they will be done any day soon. As I sat here this afternoon, I thought about getting started with the process by at least going online […]


When Was Your Last Crappy Day?

by derek on March 20, 2007 · 13 comments

Mine was today. The day started off normal enough but after a couple of hours in the office, things quickly turned south and didn’t get much better the remainder of the day. After 15 hours in the office, I finally headed for home around 10pm and have left today in the rearview mirror. Right now […]


Has Your Technorati Ranking Jumped?

by derek on March 19, 2007 · 14 comments

Earlier tonight I had checked my Technorati ranking and things were still about the same, with a slight improvement to about 430,000 or thereabouts. That is not too bad considering that this time last week I was up over 2.3 million, still a long way away from reaching my first defined goal of cracking the […]


Scion tC

by derek on March 19, 2007 · 10 comments

When John Chow offered the opportunity to review his blog and receive a linkback I jumped at the chance since my blog is just getting off the ground. With a recent rule change to John’s review offer, he was adding incentive by offering two links to each site. One link is to the post reviewing […]


Speedlinking – 18 March 2007

by derek on March 18, 2007 · 2 comments

Week in Review – A look back at a few posts that caught my attention this week: Mitch at shares How To Create A FavIcon For Your Blog for anyone that hasn’t made one yet. Hmm, that reminds me that I have something to do after submitting this post. Mr. Gary Lee talks about […]


Very Cool WordPress Plugins Directory

by derek on March 17, 2007 · 5 comments

In case you missed the announcement on your WordPress dashboard the other day, there was an announcement about a new user interface to plugins that should help with finding plugins for your WordPress blog. From the little bit that I have been poking around the plugins directory, I think it is really pretty cool as […]


I Want To Be A T-Shirt Whore

by derek on March 16, 2007 · 41 comments

As I was surfing around my regular sites tonight to catch up on some reading (damn, another exciting Friday night), I saw a post over at ShoeMoney where he received a free t-shirt from Technorati and it gave me an idea. T-Shirt Whore You’re a liar if you try and tell me that you don’t […]


#1 on Google

by derek on March 16, 2007 · 7 comments

As many of you might know, two of the criteria to become an official dot com mogul are having a personal blog with your name as the domain name and a Google search of your name must be at the #1 spot. Yesterday, Leo Chiang posted that he had made it to number one on […]


Favorited at Technorati

by derek on March 15, 2007 · 6 comments

Tonight I was spending some time reviewing the sites that I read regularly and writing a couple of posts for this site when I thought I would check how my Technorati Rank was doing. It was just a couple of days ago when this site first became active and my Technorati rank was a little […]


Dot Com Mentor – John Chow

by derek on March 15, 2007 · 3 comments

When I wrote a review of John Chow dot Com over at My New Choice, I was approaching the site from the perspective of a personal finance blog. Another Review Opportunity John is offering another opportunity to review his blog and receive two links back from John using your own anchor text. As anyone that […]