November 2007

Magic Elixir For My Harley

by derek on November 14, 2007 · 12 comments

Roughly two weeks ago, I was planning a short little motorcycle ride with a couple of my buddies and realized that my bike wasn’t running quite right. For those that may not remember, I own a 2002 Harley Davidson Softail and I don’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to working on […]


How I Got Out Of My Last Traffic Ticket

by derek on November 13, 2007 · 17 comments

You know that nervous feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach when you might be driving a little over the speed limit and you pass a parked police car hidden on the side of the road. I had that feeling tonight on my way home from work and it reminded me of […]


Speedlinking – 12 Nov 2007

by derek on November 13, 2007 · 11 comments

This edition of Speedlinking brings a nice variety of posts and while I had originally thought about highlighting the various recaps of BlogWorld Expo – damn I am kicking myself for not attending – I decided to go with one recap post that links to most of the others. 1. Erik Karey discussed something that […]


Crazy Eights

by derek on November 9, 2007 · 16 comments

Eight crazy months of blogging. I thought of going with a reference to “Aces and Eights” but that is the dead man’s hand – and even though it is painted on the motorcycle in one of my favorite movies – I figured it was best to go with something else. Bonus Offer: The first person […]


12 Blogging Tips To Improve My Blog

by derek on November 8, 2007 · 44 comments

As a blogger, I am always interested to hear what other people have to say about my various blogs as I think that can really help build a stronger blog for everyone to enjoy. When I saw that Easton Ellsworth was offering five free blogging tips, I jumped at the chance to hear what he […]


Blogging For Money – October 2007

by derek on November 6, 2007 · 18 comments

Four months in a row! Starting with my July earnings, I have now achieved four consecutive record-breaking months in terms of blogging for money. It has all been a learning experience and I continue to experiment with new methods of monetizing my blogs, enjoying every step of the way. As a matter of disclosure, the […]


Speedlinking – 05 Nov 2007

by derek on November 5, 2007 · 23 comments

Following the tradition of my Speedlinking posts, I will be highlighting the top commentators from the month of October with this edition of Speedlinking. The month of October brought some new names to the top of the list, as well as a few new people that are making their mark already in November. Out of […]


Meijer Ripping Off Their Customers

by derek on November 3, 2007 · 18 comments

Much like I will no longer spend money at Best Buy, my wife does not like to spend money at Meijer and this afternoon she was reminded why. About two weeks ago, I had received a coupon for a free half-gallon of Meijer-brand Moose Tracks ice cream courtesy of FreeMoneyFinance. Today we swung by Meijer […]


Since everyone loves to get something for free, I wanted to make a quick mention of two exciting offers that are currently taking place over at Dad Balance. Book Giveaway Five lucky readers of Dad Balance will have a chance to win a copy of the book Traditions: Simply Capturing Your Traditions, courtesy of Cherish […]