September 2007

Do you have cable television? How about a cable modem? What do you use for your phone service? Depending on your answers to those questions, you may have thought about using one of the packages of bundled services from the providers in your area. But is it really a good deal? In my neck of […]


Celebrating An Anniversary

by derek on September 14, 2007 · 12 comments

The other day I mentioned that I had just passed the six month anniversary for this blog. This coming Sunday, my wife and I will be celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. 8 Years! It is hard to believe that it has already been 8 years. It seems like just yesterday that we were standing on […]


32 Years And 6 Months

by derek on September 13, 2007 · 11 comments

Derek Semmler dot com has been in operation for a little over six months now, while Derek Semmler has been in operation for 32 years. In an odd bit of timing that was completely unplanned, I celebrated my 32nd birthday on the same day that this site reached the six month milestone. Reaching the age […]


I have an exciting announcement to share with all of you! Over the last few weeks, I have been working with Wendy Piersall from eMoms At Home on a new project that would expand her fantastic website to include a variety of new channels. Wendy made the official announcement just a short while ago and […]


When The Best Laid Plans Go Wrong

by derek on September 11, 2007 · 12 comments

How often have you planned out your day just right only to have a monkey-wrench thrown into the mix? Yesterday I experienced that monkey-wrench, along with a few socket wrenches and cut knuckles for good measure. After having a completely unproductive weekend due to attending my son’s Little League games and celebrating my birthday (gifts […]


Speedlinking – 10 Sep 2007

by derek on September 10, 2007 · 2 comments

This is the late-night edition of Speedlinking as today has been an absolutely hectic day and I wasn’t even sure that I would get a post out tonight. With that said, I’ve included a few interesting posts that I came across this week and have included a link to someone that has recently become a […]


Famous People Named Derek

by derek on September 7, 2007 · 41 comments

Yesterday I had mentioned the website keyword suggestions tool and how you could use it to find relevant keywords for your own site. As I was browsing through the results for this blog, I was interested to see the list of suggested keywords related to the name Derek. When I saw this list of names, […]


SEO Tools :: Website Keyword Suggestions

by derek on September 6, 2007 · 15 comments

Are you optimizing your site for the right set of keywords? As the author of your blog, you may have a clear picture in your mind as to which keywords are relevant for your site but it is always nice to have a tool that you can use to confirm the accuracy of that picture. […]


Day At The Library

by derek on September 5, 2007 · 6 comments

Today I spent a leisurely afternoon at the local library. You’re probably thinking: Big deal, why do I care that you spent the day at the library? While I cannot blame you for thinking that, I’ll try to wrap this all up to something a little more meaningful than browsing rows and rows of dusty, […]


Blogging For Money – August 2007

by derek on September 4, 2007 · 28 comments

Can you believe it is already September? The month of August was a blur for me as we prepared for the beginning of school and celebrated my son’s birthday. While I was not able to follow up last month’s success of landing a front-page digg, I’ve seen the number of visitors continue to increase in […]