June 2007

8 Things I Know

by derek on June 30, 2007 · 8 comments

Awhile back I was tagged by Damien Riley to participate in his meme on 8 things I know. When I was first tagged with this meme, I starred the post in my RSS reader and kept putting it on my To-Do list to write my own version of 8 things I know. Unfortunately, I kept […]


Link Bait At BlogCatalog

by derek on June 29, 2007 · 19 comments

The other day I signed up for BlogCatalog and shared my first impressions with their service while I waited for my account to be approved. With my account approved the very next day, I jumped right in and started participating in the discussions and meeting new people across the blogosphere. Since I was having such […]


BlogCatalog :: First Impressions

by derek on June 27, 2007 · 19 comments

A few weeks ago I had posted about my efforts to be more active on the social networking sites, with a goal to make new contacts at some of the more popular sites such as MyBlogLog, StumbleUpon and Technorati. Derrich left a comment that BlogCatalog should be next on my list of social networking sites. […]


Ultimate Sports Vacation

by derek on June 26, 2007 · 18 comments

Have you ever dreamed of taking a vacation centered around a sports theme? I know that I am not the only one that has dreamed of traveling the country to visit every Major League Baseball stadium to see a game. Once my kids get a little bit older, I would like to share that dream […]


Being A Better Husband

by derek on June 25, 2007 · 64 comments

Last night my wife and I had a nice conversation where she expressed her feelings to me that she needs me to help out more around the house. Lately she has been feeling like she has to keep the house running by herself as I have not been involved in helping with the household cleaning […]


Pidgin :: Instant Messaging

by derek on June 21, 2007 · 16 comments

For the longest time I have used Yahoo Messenger as my sole means of sending and receiving instant messages. While there have been times where I have missed out on chatting with people using AIM, MSN or any other popular IM service, Yahoo has served me pretty well. Late last year my employer decided to […]


Defining A Monetization Goal

by derek on June 20, 2007 · 14 comments

Have you attempted to monetize your website or blog? Have you defined a goal for your monetization efforts? Since this blog began I have made a few attempts at monetization but I have never really defined a goal or purpose behind those efforts. Without taking the time to define a goal, I believe that my […]


Earlier today I was reading an article from Wendy Piersall about the best way to start a home business online and there was a comment from Jill Koenig that reminded me of something I have been giving a good deal of thought lately. Jill commented that people have more resolve and resiliency to overcome obstacles […]


Speedlinking – 18 Jun 2007

by derek on June 18, 2007 · 8 comments

Today’s edition of Speedlinking is going to spread a little link love back to those people that are currently displayed in my WordPress Dashboard as Incoming Links. 1. Ed Lau made an appearance on the Dashboard with his latest edition of Speed Link Sunday. Earlier in the week, Ed picked up his new bike and […]


Chopper College Boot Camp

by derek on June 18, 2007 · 26 comments

In the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune, there was an article in the Chicago Magazine about a new business venture located in Harvey, IL called Chopper College. As many of you are aware, I ride a 2002 Harley Softail and have an interest in learning more about how to maintain my own motorcycle. However, […]