January 2008

Spicy :: New TTZ Media Affiliate Site

by derek on January 31, 2008 · 17 comments

Chances are pretty good that you have heard of John Chow but do you remember that last October he announced the creation of the TTZ Media affiliate program? In the event that you are not familiar with the program, affiliates have the ability to display specific product widgets or send users to the main TTZ […]


A few weeks back I had mentioned that one way to save money with your hosting provider was to use a host that supports hosting multiple domains on one account. At the time I had decided to move a site that was once intended to showcase my wife’s hand-made bead jewelry – Bead Insanity – […]


Win Prizes From A Top Commentator

by derek on January 29, 2008 · 7 comments

There aren’t too many people that don’t enjoy an opportunity to win free money and/or prizes and today I wanted to share one such opportunity with all of you. Alan Johnson from TheRatingBlog.com, who happens to be the current top commentator here at Derek Semmler dot com, is currently holding a contest over at his […]


Speedlinking – 28 Jan 2008

by derek on January 28, 2008 · 5 comments

It is that time of the month again where I like to share a little link love with the blogs that have referred the most traffic over the previous month. Top 10 Referring Sites Leo Chiang 45n5.com Courtney Tuttle Point of Existence Dave Pitlyuk More Merchant Rippen-Kitten Derrich eMoms at Home WordPressGarage.com It is great […]


Can You Record A Cellphone Conversation?

by derek on January 25, 2008 · 48 comments

Picture the following scenario…you line up an interview for your blog with someone from a very well known company and they request that you call them for the interview. At first you are so ecstatic that you were able to land this interview… Then you realize that you will have to make the telephone call […]


Reflection :: Poetry from the Basement

by derek on January 23, 2008 · 17 comments

Last night and today I spent far too much time scrounging around the basement looking for an old folder that contains a collection of short stories and poems that I wrote while in high school. In the process, I came across the following words scratched on the back of a piece of paper and shoved […]


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Speedlinking – 21 Jan 2008

by derek on January 21, 2008 · 4 comments

This edition of Speedlinking will be a bit more random as I share with you a few of the interesting things I encountered this week while surfing around the Interweb. Hope you all enjoy! 1. Israel from Fat Man Unleashed has released this simple workout for fat ass bloggers – hey, I resemble that remark. […]


American Idol Has Run Its Course

by derek on January 18, 2008 · 14 comments

For the last few years the only redeeming quality of the show American Idol has been the entertainment value of the opening episodes that highlight the audition process. Who will ever forget William Hung? For that matter, I am sure that Renaldo Lapuz will be remembered for some time with his song the other night. […]


When I first started buying domains and creating websites, I was using a hosting provider that was affordable and had absolutely outstanding service. As a matter of fact, I still have a handful of hosting packages with them. Once I got started with blogging, I talked to a few bloggers – some of which are […]