August 2007

Speedlinking – 20 Aug 2007

by derek on August 20, 2007 · 10 comments

This week’s edition of my Speedlinking series is going to pay a little bit of respect to those blogs that have referred the most traffic to Derek Semmler dot com since the beginning back in March. According to my Google Analytics account, the following blogs have directed the most amount of visitors to this site: […]


Blogging Spouses

by derek on August 17, 2007 · 34 comments

Since I began my adventure in blogging last year, I have been trying to persuade my wife to start her own blog but she continues to decline my attempts to help her get started. I’d love to see her give it a try because she is interested in a few topics that I think are […]


Scion xB Coming To My Garage

by derek on August 16, 2007 · 24 comments

There may be a new addition to my garage in the not too distant future. My wife would really like to replace her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT with a 2008 Scion xB. Ever since I brought my Scion tC home from the dealer, my wife wanted to replace her car with a Scion with the […]


Two weeks ago I installed the All-In-One SEO WordPress plugin and decided to conduct a rudimentary case study on the impact that this plugin has on my site. With this case study I wanted to monitor the volume of traffic that this site receives from the various search engines as well as how my pages […]


Are You Physically Fit?

by derek on August 14, 2007 · 24 comments

As much as I would like to say that I am physically fit, I would be lying to you. I’ve been using my years as a full-time desk jockey as an excuse for my expanding waistline and have come to the realization that I really need to improve my level of fitness. Not only do […]


Speedlinking – 13 Aug 2007

by derek on August 13, 2007 · 6 comments

With my Speedlinking series I like to highlight posts that I find to be particularly useful or interesting but I also like to simply share a little link love with those that take the time to visit my site. For this edition of Speedlinking, I’ll be highlighting the five most recent visitors according to the […]


Exceeding Mailbox Quota

by derek on August 10, 2007 · 11 comments

You may have noticed that I placed a little note on the main page about difficulties with my email account for this domain so I thought I would explain the mistake that I made. I’m still kicking myself for making such a stupid mistake but there is a learning opportunity hidden in every mistake. Hmm…Nobody […]


This blog has now been active for 5 months and it has been quite an exciting adventure. In that time I have met some outstanding people in the blog-o-sphere and have learned quite a few things about running a successful blog, which I hope this is slowly becoming. As my blog buddy MsDanielle mentioned the […]


When I was talking about how to earn repeat business, I mentioned that I was going to give away more t-shirts as a token of my appreciation for the readers of this site. The last time I gave away free prizes, there was a great response to the t-shirts and the little squeeze toy. Unfortunately […]


Barry Bonds :: New Home Run King

by derek on August 8, 2007 · 6 comments

Just a short while ago, Barry Bonds set a new Major League Baseball record with his 756th home run to break the record of 755 home runs set by Hank Aaron in 1974. Whether you love him or hate him, it is amazing to see this record be broken as this was one of the […]