Speedlinking – 06 Aug 2007

by derek on August 6, 2007 · 6 comments

The first edition of my Speedlinking series each month is dedicated to the Top Commentators from the previous month. July was a busy month and there were plenty of interesting comments shared by everyone.
The top five commentators from July are some of the usual suspects and I am happy to see their continued activity here at Derek Semmler dot com. However, I am going to challenge the rest of you to get more vocal here and see if you cannot find yourself being featured next month!

Top Commentators July 2007

1. Saman Sadeghi claimed the top spot for July with 43 comments. He made a late rush at the end of the month as I had to update my screen shot a couple of times! Last week Saman shared a great registry hack on launching programs at login without using the startup folder. As he mentions at the end, I find this tip even more valuable for tracking down programs that you don’t want to launch at startup, as I have had to do a few times on my kids’ machine.
2. Chris Gray secured second place with 30 comments. Chris recently provided a very nice summary on how to optimize your WordPress permalink structure. If you’re new to WordPress or just not sure you really understand the permalinks, this post will help clarify everything.
3. Leo Chiang took home third place in July with 26 comments. As I mentioned in my post about how to earn repeat business, Leo has really stepped up with his effort to help find a cure for breast cancer. Darla Briggs, who for some reason is a friend of Leo’s 😉 , will be participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and Leo has used this as an opportunity to help Darla receive additional sponsors for the race. If helping a good cause is not reason enough for you, Leo is also offering a pretty cool prize package.
4. Damien Riley tied for fourth place with 10 comments. In the event you missed it, Damien had a great post on the fact that we don’t need social media like digg. Whether I agree with him or not, I admire Damien for speaking his mind and feeling free to share his thoughts and opinions even when they may not be mainstream. Personally, I always enjoy posts from a different perspective than my own as it gives me some additional food for thought.
5. Stephen Fung also came in with 10 comments in July. Stephen finally decided to join in on the meme fun as he shared 8 facts about the DOT COM Mogul Stephen Fung that you may not have known. Anyone that starts off their fun facts by disclosing that they love cheese is top-notch in my book!
Since we had a tie for the last spot last month, I’m going to throw in a bonus entry for your enjoyment (and possibly my gain in winning an iPod, lol).
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That concludes this week’s edition of Speedlinking. Thank you to the Top 5 Commentators and to everyone else for helping me build this site and community!
Who is going to take the crown for Top Commentator in the month of August?

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Damien Riley August 6, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Derek!
I do still use these services like any tool, just way less than I used to. Though the post came off a bit “in your face” (as I reread it just now) it still stands as a valid explanation of why I don’t put social network “submit this” buttons on my site. I used to feel if they weren’t there my blog would never get read.
Thanks again for the mention my brother! You’re site is pumpin’ dude. As Disney would say: “Keep moving forward.”

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Rose August 6, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Geez, I will have to see if I can out comment Damien.

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Saman Sadeghi August 6, 2007 at 10:57 pm

Thanks for the love buddy!

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Stephen August 7, 2007 at 12:41 am

Mmm…. Cheese… 😆

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derek August 7, 2007 at 8:54 am

@Damien :: The one I use the most is StumbleUpon as that has the entertainment factor of never knowing quite what you will find and has led me to discover plenty of quality sites. It is also the one social media site that sends the most consistent traffic to this site.
@Rose :: That’s the spirit, throw down the gauntlet!
@Saman :: You’re welcome.
@Stephen :: I think I could live on cheese and beef jerky, lol. BTW, congrats on your Dot Com Mogul success.

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Chris Gray August 8, 2007 at 11:11 am

Thanks man…I thought Leo was going to come from behind and take me out…it was close! As always, you da man…keep the good content a rollin.

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