April 2007

World Vision Charity Update

by derek on April 30, 2007 · 3 comments

In my last update about Stephen Fung’s Technorati Favorite for charity goal, I had agreed to donate $100 whether Stephen met his goal or not. The charity that we agreed upon was World Vision. For those that may not be familiar with World Vision: World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with […]


A Wicked Evening

by derek on April 29, 2007 · 6 comments

Last night I took my wife to see the musical “Wicked”, as that was part of her birthday present. While I’m not a big fan of musicals, I have to admit that this was an enjoyable performance. We had outstanding seats in the orchestra section, although I really don’t think that there is a bad […]


Buried The Digg Integrator Plugin

by derek on April 28, 2007 · 8 comments

In an effort to experiment with this site, I’ve added tools or plugins to test the ability to earn a few dollars or try and help increase traffic to the site. As I mentioned yesterday, Kontera has been removed from this site as it just wasn’t showing any results. About two weeks, I had installed […]


Two Keys to Kontera Success

by derek on April 27, 2007 · 12 comments

When John Chow provided an offer that allowed many smaller blogs to receive approval for an account with Kontera, I naturally jumped at the chance to add another potential revenue stream to my toolbox. Initially, I submitted a request to add Kontera ads to my personal finance blog and was approved immediately. Shortly after receiving […]


Take Your Child To Work Day

by derek on April 26, 2007 · 6 comments

As I mentioned the other day and Leo Chiang agreed with, spending time with your family is very important. Today was “Take Your Child To Work Day” and this is the first year that my oldest son was old enough to participate at my company. First and foremost, it was so much fun having him […]


Take A Ride On MyBlogLog Link Train

by derek on April 25, 2007 · 17 comments

In an effort to continue building a community and helping other bloggers get their name out to more people, Shawn Knight has created another community link train. This link train is built around the popular blogging resource MyBlogLog. I’ve been added to the list by Kelly Cho and will be adding a few people of […]


How To Avoid Airport Problems

by derek on April 25, 2007 · 6 comments

Last week I was in Atlanta for a training class and experienced an eventful day of travel on my return trip. As a brief recap and my tip to you on how to avoid problems at the airport: Pay Attention To The Details With a return flight scheduled for the early evening hours on Friday, […]


Back Home and Recharging

by derek on April 24, 2007 · 5 comments

After returning home from Atlanta on Friday evening (which is a topic for a separate post) I spent a few days trying to unplug from everything and just spend some time with my wife and kids. While I find it difficult to stay away from my blogs and websites that I read daily, I think […]


Happy Birthday

by derek on April 17, 2007 · 9 comments

Today is my wife’s birthday, unfortunately I am about 1000 miles away from home so I cannot be there to celebrate with her. We did dinner and gifts before I left town but it just isn’t quite the same. This is the first time since we have been dating and subsequently married that I have […]


Favorite For Charity Update

by derek on April 16, 2007 · 17 comments

As you may remember, Stephen Fung was running a Technorati Favorite Contest where he agreed to donate $1 to charity for each person that added his site to their favorites (up to a total of $100). Unfortunately, Stephen did not reach his goal of 100 new favorites but did receive a respectable 62 additional faves. […]