September 2007

As the debate about the anti-croc movement continued on, I had commented that I had not spent a penny at a Best Buy store in over 10 years. Chris noticed the comment and asked for an explanation. Background When I graduated from college and moved into my apartment, I needed to buy a new television […]


How much are you willing to sacrifice in order to reach your goals? Many of the goals that you set for yourself will not be easy to achieve without some degree of sacrifice on your part. You might have a goal of improving your physical fitness but that is going to be very difficult to […]


Unexpected Sources of Traffic

by derek on September 26, 2007 · 14 comments

The other day when I posted about the insanity of wearing crocs, I really had no idea that it would stir up that much interest. With the debate going back and forth on the crocs, I began to notice a somewhat unexpected source of traffic arriving to the site as a result of this post. […]


HitTail Wants To Promote You

by derek on September 25, 2007 · 7 comments

Many of you that operate your own blog or website have likely heard of HitTail – the service/tool that provides real time data on the keywords that people use to find your website. I’ve been a big fan of HitTail for quite some time, although I admit that for the longest time I didn’t really […]


Speedlinking – 24 Sep 2007

by derek on September 24, 2007 · 9 comments

As last week came to a close, I capped off an exciting week with a post about the anti-croc movement that certainly resulted in some interesting discussion. To capture a little bit of that excitement, I wanted to bring you a few new faces that were a part of my week for this edition of […]


Stop The Insanity :: Anti-Croc Movement

by derek on September 21, 2007 · 70 comments

This is a call to all of the men in the audience – stop wearing crocs! I’m going to assume that everyone is familiar with what crocs are but if you are one that is lucky enough not to know, please keep it that way. Lately it seems like everyone and their mother is wearing […]


The NonBlog Meme: Thursday Three

by derek on September 20, 2007 · 4 comments

Last week I was tagged by Damien Riley to participate in his “NonBlog Meme”. The idea behind this meme is to pick three things that enrapture, consume, fascinate, or otherwise enliven you more than blogging. Then write a few lines about each to explain what the nonblog activity does for you, why and how. If […]


A-List Bloggers Making Excuses For BlogRush

by derek on September 19, 2007 · 27 comments

No doubt you have heard of BlogRush by now. The hype-train for BlogRush hit a frenzied pace as many of the most well-known bloggers were posting about the new service intended to drive targeted traffic to your blog. Many of the “B through Z-list” bloggers recognized how the A-list bloggers were advertising the service and […]


Danger :: More Fun With Electricity

by derek on September 18, 2007 · 28 comments

I should really know better than to mess with electricity. You might recall awhile back when I was treated to the aroma of burning flesh when I had a mishap with my motorcycle battery. This weekend I was at it again, although it wasn’t quite as bad. We recently had the interior of our house […]


Speedlinking – 17 Sep 2007

by derek on September 17, 2007 · 12 comments

This week’s edition of Speedlinking is going to feature a few posts that caught my attention in my RSS reader this past week. There is a pretty healthy dose of variety between these posts so I am sure you will enjoy at least one of the following: 1. Gary Lee kicked the week off by […]