January 2008

Decade of Blogging

by derek on January 16, 2008 · 14 comments

There are days where it feels like this blog has been around for ten years but it has actually only been ten months. As we entered the holiday season, I had high hopes that the tenth month of this blog would bring bigger and better results in both the quantifiable metrics as well as the […]


50 Perfect Celebrity Impressions

by derek on January 15, 2008 · 9 comments

Last night I happened to see one of the great celebrity impressionists, Frank Caliendo, on David Letterman and enjoyed his variety of impressions. Frank does quite a few impressions that are very good, although I think a few of the better ones are John Madden and George Bush. After seeing Frank run through a handful […]


Speedlinking – 14 Jan 2008

by derek on January 14, 2008 · 7 comments

Last week I shared a little bit of link love with a few of the bloggers that have been around here since the early days. This edition of Speedlinking is intended to give a little link juice to a few of the people that are relatively new members of the community. While they may be […]


The Story Behind My First PayPal Claim

by derek on January 11, 2008 · 13 comments

Have you ever been burned on a PayPal transaction? Unfortunately, I recently found myself in the group of people that are nodding their head up and down right now. A few months back I had been struggling to keep up with writing regular content for all three of my blogs. My personal finance blog was […]


Are you familiar with the blogging wall? The blogging wall is typically the period about 30 to 60 days after you launched your new blog where you realize bloggin’ ain’t easy. Sure, when you first started it all looked so easy. You probably figured that you would throw a few posts out on your blog […]


Ending The Day Flat

by derek on January 8, 2008 · 17 comments

After a long day at the office, I was enjoying my drive home tonight until I received a call from my wife that my oldest son had spewed in the car as they were driving to our youngest son’s guitar lesson. Shortly after ending the call with my wife, I had looked down at the […]


Speedlinking – 07 Jan 2008

by derek on January 7, 2008 · 13 comments

For those that are new to the site, I have a feature called Speedlinking where I share a little link love with five blogs that caught my attention the previous week or otherwise deserve recognition. The first Speedlinking post of the month typically gives recognition to the five people that contributed the most comments during […]


How Not To Sell Your House

by derek on January 4, 2008 · 17 comments

The housing market has not exactly been booming in recent times, as anyone with their house currently on the market will likely confirm. When the housing market is saturated with homes that are not selling and prices may be declining, you need to do what you can to make your house stand out and draw […]


Blogging For Money – December 2007

by derek on January 2, 2008 · 27 comments

The string of consecutive months with record earnings has come to a close as I failed to deliver on the 6th consecutive month in December, which was a little disappointing given that it was the holiday season. Even though my numbers for December were down from the all-time high that I had set in November, […]